Salary for Real Estate Sales Agents

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Also known as:  Agricultural Real Estate Agent, Apartment Rental Agent, Industrial Real Estate Agent, Land Sales Agent, Right of Way Agent helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 earns salaries somewhere between $25,100 - $112,410 depending on education and experience. can earn an average compensation of sixty-two thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars on an annual basis.

have the highest average potential salary in New York, where they can get average job salaries of close to about $102,200. This group of people are compensated most highly in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they get average job salaries of $104,070.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 30.30 percent nationwide in that time.


Real Estate Sales Agents tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Wholesale Trade
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodation and Food Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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