Real estate agents and salespersons (NOC 6232)

High demand occupation

About this job

See what a day in the life of this job is like—watch WorkBC’s Career Trek video about this occupation.

Source: WorkBC’s Career Trek

Real estate agents and salespersons:

  • act as agents for the sale or purchase of houses, apartments, commercial buildings, land and other real estate
  • work in the real estate industry
Common job titles
  • real estate agent / broker / dealer
  • real estate agent supervisor
  • realtor
  • salesperson, new home
  • real estate agent / broker / dealer
  • real estate agent supervisor
  • realtor
  • salesperson, new home

Duties

Real estate agents and salespersons:

  • solicit property sales listings from prospective vendors
  • help vendors sell property by establishing asking price, advertising the property, listing the property and conducting open houses for prospective buyers
  • help prospective buyers in selecting, visiting, inspecting and making offers of purchase on real estate properties
  • advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters
  • draw up sales agreements for approval of purchaser and seller
  • rent or lease properties on behalf of clients

Special duties

Real estate agents and salespersons may specialize in residential, commercial, industrial/institutional or rural real estate sales.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a conventional office setting, with time spent outdoors when going to properties.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Real estate agents and salespersons normally work on a commission basis.

Real estate agents may operate independently by obtaining a broker’s licence in accordance with the regulations of the province of employment. A broker’s licence is required to become a manager in real estate.

Additional resources