Realtor Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 40,453 Realtor resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Realtor Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Real Estate, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Realtor Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Realtor CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Realtors, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on realtor resumes is real estate, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: prospective buyers. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a realtor.
Top Skills for a Realtor
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
How much work experience does the average realtor candidate have?
The average realtor resume contains 8.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your realtor skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from realtor resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Realtor
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Communicated with lenders, escrow officers, title representatives and home inspectors in order to complete the closing process.
  • Awarded "Million Dollar Sales Award" Successfully closed every escrow on time and within contract constraints.
  • Created innovative marketing strategies and used CRM services to build a consistent clientele base.
  • Coordinate title/escrow, mortgage loan and appraisal processes.
  • Negotiate Sales between Buyers and Sellers or Banks for REOs and Short Sales.
Home Service Consultant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Realtor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Chemistry
  • Service residential customers with broadband cable, internet, and digital phone.
  • Cable, Phone, Internet Sales
  • Provided detailed and accurate forecast and sales activity reporting through use of company's proprietary CRM system.
  • Utilize computer to set up customer's home service packages which include Cable TV service, Phone and Internet.
  • Developed and maintained largest repeat client base through excellent customer service throughout the organization .
Real Estate Sales Associate (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Realtor
Certificate - Real Estate
  • Worked with lenders, escrow to achieve clients interest and objectives.
  • Advertised homes in MLS and other sources.
  • Provide legal, economic and market advice Liaising with escrow companies, lenders, home inspectors.
  • Listed REO properties on the Houston MLS for banks.
  • Received HUD/FHA approved Homebuyer Training Certificate.
Leasing Consultant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Realtor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Real Estate
  • Qualified in Fair Housing and Yardi.
  • Lease apartments, answer phones, do filing, set appointments, data entry with Yardi and SafeRent programs.
  • Manage diversified portfolio of HUD 202's, 811's and 2 Tax Credit properties.
  • Updated and maintained resident files, maintenance requests, and tracked upcoming renewals using Yardi, and Bluemoon.
  • Accepted and Input rental payments into Yardi.
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As a realtor, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Realtor roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of realtor resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Realtor Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Realtors. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Realtors to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%