Salary for Real Estate Sales Agents

Also known as:  Agricultural Real Estate Agent, Apartment Rental Agent, Industrial Real Estate Agent, Land Sales Agent, Right of Way Agent

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Real estate sales agents assist buyers in finding properties for sell for individuals and businesses. The duties of a real estate agent includes learning of new property listings, interviewing clients interested in buying the property, discussing and negotiating sales, drawing contracts and representing the buyer. Additionally they must promote the real estate in order to gain interest through open houses, advertisements and other marketing. Agents must also show homes and properties being offered to potential buyers. There is no hourly pay for a real estate sales agent; they earn commissions from each real estate sale. It is required that attendance in a real estate class be completed and a license earned to sell property.

A Real Estate Sales Agent usually gets salaries between 40000 to 60000 based on level of experience. Real Estate Sales Agents can get a compensation of Fifty Two Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Real Estate Sales Agents can obtain the highest salaries in Vermont, where they can get wages of approximating $85550. This group of people can get the best compensation in Utilities, where they earn an average job salary of $77150.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.55 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Real Estate Sales Agents tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $77,150
Utilities $69,670
Public Administration $65,570
Transportation and Warehousing $63,530
Finance and Insurance $62,240
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $61,150
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $41,730
Health Care and Social Assistance $46,650
Educational Services $46,720
Wholesale Trade $47,670
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $48,690
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $50,940
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