Senior Level Work Experience as a Real Estate Agent
Attended home inspections, appraisals, and escrow signings and closings
Prepared necessary contract paperwork for buyer offers
Performed comparative market analysis to estimate a property’s value
Attended listing appointments and secured team listings
Remained up to date about the real estate market and best practices
Determined client needs and financial abilities in order to purchase the right home
Supported and learned from other team-oriented agents in order to establish a prosperous and long-term real estate career
Increased sales by 15% by coordinating with clients and seeking properties that match their expectations
Provided guidance and assisted buyers with purchasing homes
Guided 50 clients through the home purchase process each year, culminating in earnings of $3 million
85% success rate in negotiating property sales between buyers and sellers
Held open houses at team listings
Prepared representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds and leases for clients in order to facilitate smooth and accurate transactions
Developed and maintained a good working relationship with contractors, subcontractors and associated technical resources
Junior Level Work Experience as a Real Estate Agent
Oversaw all listing files and listing marketing, such as brochures, flyers, online marketing, etc.
Promoted properties through advertisements, open houses, and listing services
Compared properties to determine a competitive market price
Mediated negotiations between buyer and seller
Generated lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features
Updated specific project schedules, updated the overall project dashboard, lead status meetings, and answered specific project questions during status meetings
Assisted with Listing and Transaction Coordination duties
Built, implemented and managed all systems for clients, lead generation, database management, and back-office support
Advised clients on prices, mortgages, market conditions, and related information
Took prospective buyers or renters to see properties
Solicited potential clients to buy, sell, and rent properties
Ensured that all terms of purchase contracts are met
Prepared documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements, and deeds
Reduced administrative inefficiencies by 18% by better organizing workflow and streamlining the online process
Provided concierge-level customer service to clients and customers
Presented purchase offers to sellers for consideration
How to List Your Skills as a Real Estate Agent
Real Estate agents need to be business savvy and personable. See below for an example of kills to include on your resume.
Knowledge of real estate market
How to List Your Education as a Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Agents do not require a bachelor’s degree, though as the market becomes competitive some firms are looking for those with college experience. Nevertheless, most agents only need to be licensed in the state in which they would like to practice. Licenses are not transferable across state lines, and vary by state.
There are a variety of certifications that you can pursue as a real estate agent. Some certifications are specific to agents who represent buyers, while others are for agents who represent sellers. Then there are more specialized certificates for those who deal exclusively with commercial real estate, or with clients in the armed forces. Check out this link for more information about the Top 10 Real Estate Certifications.
Requirements for licensure vary by state but generally involve the following:
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