Real Estate Agent Māngai Hoko Whare/Whenua

Real estate agents arrange property and house sales for clients.

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Real estate agents must be licensed with the Real Estate Authority (REA).

Real estate agents may also choose to register with the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand

Real estate agents may do some or all of the following:

  • find properties to suit buyers
  • help clients sell their property
  • research and calculate the value of properties
  • advertise properties for sale online or in brochures
  • arrange open homes
  • organise and negotiate property sales and contracts
  • organise building inspections and reports.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for real estate agents includes:

  • sales work
  • public relations
  • customer service.

Personal Qualities

Real estate agents need to be:

  • positive, motivated and hardworking
  • excellent communicators
  • persistent, skilled at selling and negotiating
  • honest and trustworthy
  • patient and helpful
  • good at planning and organising.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for real estate agents includes:

  • sales work
  • public relations
  • customer service.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a real estate agent. Useful subjects include accounting, business studies, digital technologies and economics.

Real estate agents may progress to jobs in areas such as:

  • branch management
  • real estate agency franchise management.

Real estate agents may specialise in selling residential, commercial, or rural properties.

Real Estate Agent

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