What does a Realtor do?

Realtors operate as licensed real estate agents and work as a representative with either the property buyer, seller, or both entities. They help buyers to define their desired property and amenity requirements as well as their price point. Realtors provide buyers with appropriate options that meet their agreed-upon requests and price point. They can represent a seller by helping them determine and set their sale price and calculation of their home value as well as the marketing of their listed property.

Realtors bring clients to properties on the market and make offers or negotiate the terms of property purchases on behalf of their clients. When a deal is reached, they serve as the point person through the property escrow process and ensure the sale is properly transacted and completed in such a way that their clients’ best interests remain paramount. If they represent the seller, they will strive to secure serious and qualified potential buyers as well as the best possible sale price. A realtor needs to have working knowledge of the local market and relevant information including past sales, demand, and inventory and will need a high school diploma or equivalent and the completion of a real estate training program or college courses in real estate. Realtors also need 1-3 years of experience as a real estate sales agent and a state license.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

Realtor Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹28,887 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹17T
Median: ₹29T
₹47T
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Realtor Career Path

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Realtor Insights

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PulteGroupPulteGroup
Sales Associate - Real Estate Agent - Realtor
25 Sep 2021

“Great if you're single and want to make a lot of money but not a career.”

CompassCompass
Licensed Real Estate Agent
5 Mar 2020

“The Artificial Intelligence is great and Joseph Sirosh is absolutely amazing and so committed to taking our AI to the next level.”

Combined InsuranceCombined Insurance
Licensed Agent
11 Oct 2021

“Compensation is regularly incorrect and late( I was not paid my commission for two months for work performed and completed.”

eXp RealtyeXp Realty
Real Estate Agent
28 Dec 2020

“Our founder is amazing in that he acknowledges our short comings and does his best to address them.”

Platinum Real EstatePlatinum Real Estate
Real Estate Agent
19 Oct 2020

“Luther Ragsdale is an exceptional broker who provides 1:1 coaching and weekly training to agents.”

RE/MAXRE/MAX
Realtor
23 Apr 2021

“I was lucky to have worked with an excellent real estate principal broker and awesome associates.”

Corcoran GroupCorcoran Group
Real Estate Agent
27 Sep 2021

“This is great place to start a real estate career the support and training will set you up for life.”

Cooper & Cooper Real EstateCooper & Cooper Real Estate
Real Estate Agent
1 Jul 2020

“No work/life balance but this is NYC real estate and it's up to you.”

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