I often work evenings and weekends and usually are on call to suit the needs of clients.
Although gaining a job may be relatively easy, I usually face competition from well-established,
more experienced agents and brokers in obtaining listings and in closing an adequate number of sales.
Some of the qualifications to become a real estate broker:
Personality traits are equally as important as one’s academic background.
Brokers look for applicants who possess a pleasant personality, honest,
and present a neat appearance. Maturity, good judgment, trustworthiness, and enthusiasm
for the job are required in order to encourage prospective customers in this highly competitive field.
Agents should be well organized, be detail oriented, and have a good memory for names, faces, and business particulars.
Fortunately, with the help of God, I passed all of the qualifications needed to become a real estate
broker. I worked in this company for only about 1 year and 4 months. And love my work. I earn enough
money for me and for my family. Commissions on sales are the main source of my earnings. The rate of
commission varies according to whatever the agent and broker agree on, the type of property, and its
value. The beauty in real estate is that the commissions may be divided among several agents and brokers.
When a property is sold, the broker or agent who obtained the listing usually shares the commission with
the broker or agent who made the sale and with the firm that employs each of them. For example, if one of
the agents in the company sells a property, I will have a share of the commission only if I made the sale.