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You might hire a real estate agent to:

  • Handle all aspects of home buying and selling, including marketing and drafting contracts
  • Negotiate deals to obtain the best possible outcome for clients

  • Learn the culture and trends of a city or neighborhood to share with potential residents

  • Provide trustworthy service and network with local industry professionals

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
A valid real estate license relevant to country of employment, or a willingness to obtain one Experience with relevant industry technology
Excellent verbal and written communication skills A self-starting, entrepreneurial spirit
Strong sense of ethics and a client-driven attitude Previous sales or real estate experience