A real estate sales associate specializes in helping the buyer select and purchases a property. He/She provides the necessary information they need and guides them through the legal and contractual aspects of the purchase or sale. He/She arranges showings and negotiates transactions. Similarly, he/she drafts sales agreements and oversees the transaction to closing. Also, he/she assists in setting the asking price, suggesting necessary repairs and renovations, and marketing and selling the house. Additionally, he/she provides clients with financial analysis and underwriting of real estate investments.
Having a college degree in real estate, business, finance, or a related field makes getting the job easier compared to a high school diploma. That said, you will need problem-solving, persuasion, time management, negotiation, communication, and presentation skills. You must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Multiple Listing Service (MLS). These experts make an average salary of $48,463 per annum. This varies from $24,000 to $96,000.