Real estate agents are licensed professionals who typically work under the supervision of a real estate broker. Whether you’re in the market to buy or sell a property, they're trained and guided through every phase by their experienced colleagues- from scouring out properties for sale until finding just what we've been looking all over town (or county) for--to closing deals when finally deciding on buying one.
Though some responsibilities change depending on buyers versus sellers; these general duties include administrative tasks such as document preparation along with marketing efforts like handing out flyers at local businesses advertising homes available now.
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There are many ways to be a Realtor, but each person who holds this title has their own set of responsibilities. Agents and brokers both have licenses that distinguish them from other professionals in the industry as well as different levels of membership with the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The main difference between being called an agent or broker vs, say for example; “a real estate expert” would lie within whether they fully committed themselves to NAR's strict code on honesty ethics which all members must follow at all times regardless if something goes wrong while working together.
To make a living as an independent, self-employed real estate agent you'll have to obtain additional certification. The exact requirements vary by state but most require that prospective broker's complete several courses and pass the appropriate licensing exam in order to be recognized by their respective governments
A person can also pursue this career path within large companies with different levels of required education - some only recognize those who have obtained certain degrees while others don't care about academic credentials at all.
Some of the most interesting parts about being a real estate agent involve all those unexpected moments. You never know what you're going to be doing from one minute-to-the next, which makes for more exciting and unpredictable work than any other profession out there. Real estate agents are always on-the-go, juggling their time between administrative duties and income-producing activities. In general most days an agent is likely to spend at the office doing paperwork or meeting with clients in addition to showing homes for sale that could potentially lead into negotiations of some kind - which can be especially demanding if it's not something you're used to.