Significant Information: Real Estate Brokers & Sales Agents
- Real estate brokers and sales agents often work evenings and weekends and usually are on call to suit the needs of clients.
- A license is required in every State and the District of Columbia.
- Although gaining a job may be relatively easy, beginning workers may face competition from
well-established, more experienced agents and brokers in obtaining listings and in closing an adequate number of sales.
- Employment is sensitive to swings in the economy, especially interest rates; during periods
of declining economic activity and increasing interest rates, the volume of sales and the resulting
demand for sales workers fall.