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When most of us think about a career in real estate, we probably think first of the salesperson. This professional shows real property, such as a house, and brings the buyer and seller together. Salespersons often specialize in residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural property.
Broker (3 min. 46 sec.)
Brokers facilitate the transfer of properties between buyers and sellers. Brokers often specialize in certain types of real estate. Before you can be a broker, you must first be a salesperson.
A developer creates real estate projects such as housing subdivisions, apartments, and shopping centers. The development process includes planning, financing, building, and selling the property. They, too, often specialize in a particular kind of property.
If your interest trends more toward the technical aspects of building construction, the field of real estate inspection might be for you. A real estate inspector makes sure that a buyer is purchasing a safe and sound structure. An inspector's report based on a personal examination gives details of a structure's defects and alerts the prospective buyer to existing or potential problems.
Do you like dealing with numbers? If so, you may find real estate appraisal appealing. An appraiser examines a property, such as a condominium, vacant lot, or house and estimates the monetary value of the property in a particular market.
A property manager works for people or companies that own income-producing properties. The manager takes care of leasing and maintenance on behalf of the owners. Property managers sometime take on the delicate role of liaison between owners and tenants.
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