Real Estate Brokers
and Sales Agents
What Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents Do
Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Although brokers and agents do similar work, brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker. Most real estate brokers and sales agents are self-employed.
How to Become a Real Estate Broker or Sales Agent
Every state requires real estate brokers and agents to be licensed. Requirements vary by state, but all states require candidates to complete a number of hours of real estate courses, and pass a licensing exam.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for real estate brokers and sales agents was $45,610 in May 2015. Employment of real estate brokers and sales agents is projected to grow 3 percent by 2024.