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Working As A Real Estate Closer

  • Getting Information
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $43,370

    Average Salary

What Does A Real Estate Closer Do At Westar Energy

* Under general direction, this position is responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating all right of way activities for distribution projects, sub-transmission and less complex transmission projects.
* Right of way activities include exploration of subject matter, scope definition, creation of project cost, time and manpower estimates, development of strategies for easement and fee acquisition, valuation analysis, payment approval, problem solving and investigation.
* Position plans, prioritizes and coordinates multiple activities with competing priorities while working in conjunction with the distribution and/or transmission and substation engineering staff, T&S construction project managers, construction, vegetation management, and maintenance groups.
* Collaborates with Legal Department regarding easement language, negotiations, eminent domain and settlement agreements.
* Performs and manages work associated with capital projects, operations, distribution, transmission, maintenance, and facility projects.
* Position negotiates and acquires right of way, provides notifications and access negotiations for distribution and transmission projects, settles right of way damages, reviews appraisals, acquires and releases Company property, completes, manages and coordinates ownership research and document preparation.
* Coordinates, manages and leads a team of contractors acquiring rights to complete all aspects of projects including title research including existing easement rights, right of way descriptions, appraisals, negotiations, acquisitions, relocations, condemnation, construction liaison and damage settlements.
* Interviews, onboards and manages contract personnel to assemble project teams to complete projects.
* Responsible for contractor billing verification/approval and contract compliance.
* Manage communications with all concerning agencies, parties and entities, including landowners, clients, government agencies, contractors and other external contacts.
* Represent the Company at public meetings, regulatory hearings, presentations and condemnation hearings.
* Ensure projects are completed within budgetary estimates, project schedules and in compliance with Westar policies and procedures.
* Generates periodic progress reports outlining costs, timing and overall project status related to the scope of the project.
* Participates in multi-discipline team meetings, including scheduling and cost outlook.
* Drives continuous process review and improvement.
* This position will receive initial guidance and supervision from other real services staff and will be required to coordinate and perform activities working with operations personnel at multiple locations.
* Will serve as a mentor to less experienced Right of Way Professionals

What Does A Real Estate Closer Do At Blackrock

* As underwriter, the candidate will conduct the due diligence of our originations and acquisitions of first mortgage and mezzanine loans of various properties types throughout the United States.
* In addition, the candidate will assist in the credit review of CMBS b-pieces.
* Model cash flow in proprietary Excel models and in Argus and to generate debt coverage tests, valuations, and participating mortgage structures.
* Review loan documents and identify issues with loan structure.
* Assess credit worthiness and capabilities of borrowers and tenants.
* Prepare detailed investment presentations for investment committee consideration.
* Perform site visits and market research.
* Interface with borrowers, investment and commercial banks, and brokerage community.
* Ongoing asset management and monitoring of investments includes assessing the ongoing performance of the property and market, as well as reviewing various borrower requests.
* The underwriter will work closely with the loan originator, senior underwriter, loan closer, and chief investment officer throughout the investment process.
* The underwriter will be expected to provide support at investment committee presentations

What Does A Real Estate Closer Do At CBRE

* Performs a variety of administrative tasks for assigned staff including but not limited to phone support, draft, preparation and distribution of correspondence, expense reporting, calendar and scheduling, meeting coordination, filing and copying, etc.
* Maintains tenant, vendor and property files, including insurance certificates, lease abstracts, etc. in accordance with prescribed standards.
* Works with Building Technician staff and vendors to compile a list of maintenance items.
* May open work orders.
* Coordinates and monitors status of work assigned to vendors.
* Prepares internal lease administration documents such as lease abstracts as directed.
* Assists in lease administration activities including lease set up, lease changes, reporting etc.
* Codes invoices for payment, inputs into accounting system and forwards original invoices to accounting for payment.
* Prepare A/R status worksheets and reconcile A/R.
* May initiate rent collections correspondence and phone contact with tenant where permitted by state regulations.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
* May coordinate work and assign tasks

What Does A Real Estate Closer Do At Shire

* Category Management & Delivery
* Identify future procurement projects to management by working collaboratively with stakeholders and through category strategy.
* Co-develop and execute Sourcing Strategies with the Business, advising and guiding the process to the best-fit approach, tactics and tools (e.g. outcome-based specifications, RFP/RFI/RFQ builds, E-auctions, KPI/SLA development).
* Contribute to raising standards of vendor management (e.g.
* Post Contract Management (PCM)) by implementing it with key suppliers.
* Deliver excellence in front-end procurement activities, including market research, demand management, spend analytics, Category Strategy development, negotiation, E
* Procurement , stakeholder engagement.
* Deliver procurement activities, including enabling the Business to self-serve Post Contract Management (PCM), KPI & SLA development and tracking, Stakeholder engagement, Communications, Risk and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).
* Utilize established tools/systems & adheres to all Shire policies.
* Processes, Metrics & Execution
* Contribute to the development of robust metrics, methods and systems and inputs feedback from stakeholders
* Use market research to ensure that Shire stays abreast of latest market cost/value/innovation developments per Category.
* Ensure compliance to policies and Audit remediation

What Does A Real Estate Closer Do At Robert Half

* Timely preparation of periodic financial reporting packages including supporting schedules for corporate development accounts and partnerships, including their distribution to corporate executives, bankers, investors and third-party owners.
* Supervise year-end preparation of tax packages to CPA firm for corporate and partnership tax returns.
* Review returns for accuracy when completed and perform year end adjusting entries provided by CPA.
* Month-end closing process including preparation of financial statements, budget variance, review manager's reports and cash flow analysis.
* Manage and improve accounting operations to ensure accounts receivable, accounts payable, tenant billings, partnership and tenant records are maintained accurately.
* Leadership of an accounting staff of three and support all other department heads.
* Process bi-monthly payroll for all employees, prepare journal entries and intercompany billing.
* Work closely with development team to analyze construction costs compared to budget and gather invoices for submission of construction draws to lender and prepare timely payments to contractors.
* Support property management team providing up to date rent collection reports and other operational data to assist with management of each asset including compliance with partnership agreements.
* Analyze partnerships quarterly; prepare cash flow for quarterly investor distributions.
* Oversee and facilitate preparation of annual operating budgets for each property working closely with property managers in gathering data, analyzing revenue, expenses, tenant improvement and capital improvement projections.
* Coordinate annual CAM/Escalation reconciliations.
* Respond to tenant inquiries and audit requests.
* Establish and support relationships with bankers and their support staff to assist with managing bank accounts, escrow accounts, loan servicing, online banking, remote deposit capture and wire transfer services.
* Ideal candidate will have a Degree in Accounting, CPA is a plus, and 10+years commercial property management/ development experience.
* Experience with property management software is required, preferably Skyline or Yardi.
* Compensation is up to 90K plus bonus.
* For confidential consideration please forward your resume to karen.amoroso@roberthalf.com
* Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more.
* We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948.
* Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities.
* But don't take our word for it.
* Our company once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.
* Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 844
* for additional information.
* All applicants applying for U
* S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States.
* All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.
* Robert Half Finance & Accounting.
* An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans
* By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.
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* Compensation:* $80,000.00 to $90,000
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How To Become A Real Estate Closer

Real estate brokers and sales agents need at least a high school diploma. Both brokers and sales agents must be licensed. To become licensed, candidates typically must complete a number of real estate courses and pass a licensing exam. 


Real estate brokers and sales agents must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Although most brokers and agents must take state-accredited prelicensing courses to become licensed, some states may waive this requirement if the candidate has taken college courses in real estate. 

As the real estate market becomes more competitive and complex, some employers are preferring to hire candidates with college courses or a college degree. Some community colleges, colleges, and universities offer courses in real estate. Some offer associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in real estate, and many others offer certificate programs. Courses in finance, business administration, economics, and law also can be useful.

Brokers intending to open their own company often take business courses, such as marketing and accounting. 

In addition to offering prelicensing courses, many real estate associations have courses and professional development programs for both beginners and experienced agents. These courses cover a variety of topics, such as real estate fundamentals, real estate law, and mortgage financing.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states and the District of Columbia, real estate brokers and sales agents must be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state, but most have similar basic requirements:

Candidates must:

  • be 18 years old
  • complete a number of real estate courses
  • pass an exam

Some states have additional requirements, such as passing a background check. Licenses typically are not transferable among states. However, some states have reciprocity agreements and will accept licenses issued by some other states. 

To obtain a broker’s license, individuals generally need 1 to 3 years of experience as a licensed sales agent. They also must take additional formal training courses. In some states, a bachelor’s degree may be substituted in place of some experience or training requirements. 

State licenses typically must be renewed every 2 to 4 years. In most states, brokers and agents must complete continuing education courses to renew their license. To verify exact licensing requirements, prospective brokers and agents should contact the real estate licensing commission of the state in which they wish to work.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

To get a broker’s license in most states, real estate brokers must have experience working as a licensed real estate sales agent. Requirements vary by state, but most require 1 to 3 years of experience. 


Real estate sales agents improve their skills through practice and repetition. Because of the sales environment and the complexity of real estate deals, new agents typically observe and work closely with more senior agents. In addition, some of the larger real estate companies provide formal classroom training for new agents as a way to gain knowledge and experience, while others provide training to employees studying for their real estate licensing exam.


Sales agents who earn their broker’s license may open their own offices. 

Important Qualities

Business skills. Because most brokers are self-employed, they must manage every aspect of their business. This task includes reaching out to prospective clients, handling their finances, and advertising their services.

Interpersonal skills. Strong interpersonal skills are essential for real estate brokers and sales agents, because they spend much of their time interacting with clients and customers. To attract and keep clients, they must be pleasant, enthusiastic, and trustworthy. 

Organizational skills. Real estate brokers and sales agents must be able to work independently, managing their own time and organizing, planning, and prioritizing their work.

Problem-solving skills. Real estate brokers and sales agents need to be able to quickly (sometimes immediately) address concerns clients or potential customers may have with a property. They also mediate negotiations between seller and buyer.

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Real Estate Closer Career Paths

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Real Estate Manager General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Paralegal Office Manager Property Manager
Asset Manager
7 Yearsyrs
General Manager Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Assistant Community Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Property Manager Regional Manager Operations Manager
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
General Manager Property Manager
Commercial Property Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Manager Asset Manager Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Paralegal Operations Manager Property Manager
Director Of Property Management
9 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Leasing Director
5 Yearsyrs
Attorney Real Estate Broker
Managing Broker
10 Yearsyrs
Property Manager Communications Director Marketing Director
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Self-Employed Project Superintendent
Owner/Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Developer Real Estate Manager Asset Manager
Portfolio Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Paralegal Paralegal Chief Executive Officer
President & Chief Operating Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Agent Sales Consultant Sales Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Developer Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Realtor Real Estate Agent Property Manager
Regional Property Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Realtor Property Manager
Senior Property Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Paralegal Office Manager Branch Manager
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Agent Account Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Real Estate Closer Demographics


  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • German

  • Mandarin

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Dutch

  • Greek

  • Cantonese

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Cherokee

  • Romanian

  • Hebrew

  • Ukrainian

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Top Real Estate Closer Skills

  1. Real Estate Transactions
  2. Financial Analysis
  3. Purchase Agreements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked on different freelance opportunities and Real Estate transactions for buyers, sellers, and rental
  • Assisted Buyers and Sellers in all aspects of the real estate sales process including negotiation and financial analysis of properties.
  • Evaluate opportunities and negotiate restaurant lease contracts and purchase agreements with property owners and regional mall developers nationwide.
  • Assisted in negotiating sales contracts and payment terms with the seller up until the closing.
  • Presented competitive market analysis to prospective buyers and sellers.

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