What does a Housing Specialist do?

Real estate brokers assist clients in the purchase, sale, or rental of available properties and lots that are on the market. A real estate broker works as the manager of their own business and the properties they sell or rent are typically owned by others.

Real estate brokers can represent the buyers and sellers or the tenants and landlords during a real estate transaction. If they are serving as the broker for a buyer or renter, they will visit with their client to understand their needs and budget. As a broker for a seller or landlord, they will meet with clients to decide the sale or rental price. They also research properties that suit their clients’ terms and needs and promote their properties to ensure they will receive the best offers. They are typically experts on recent trends, including comparable prices for similar properties listed and sold, available inventory, and amenities in the communities where they work. Real estate brokers also cultivate relationships with the potential financial institutions that write buyers their loans and have either a bachelor’s degree or certificate related to real estate. Depending upon the state they operate in, they may be required to need at least 1-3 years of recent experience selling real estate.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Housing Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$42,406 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $42K
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Housing Specialist Career Path

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State Street PropertiesState Street Properties
Real Estate Broker
Feb 10, 2020

“It's a great environment to learn about real estate and really build a career.”

Highline ResidentialHighline Residential
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Jul 9, 2019

“I have access to a great Sales development coach that is assisting me stay on top of my clients and helps me stay accountable.”

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Stay At Home Mom
Feb 18, 2021

“Management was understanding and great to work with”

Feb 22, 2021

“I have worked for Aceo for 9 years now and been given every opportunity to grow within the estates department.”

JWilliams StaffingJWilliams Staffing
Real Estate Salesperson
May 31, 2019

“I have had the opportunity and privilege to begin my new real estate career with Steven Losinske.”

American Home ShieldAmerican Home Shield
Real Estate Sales Associate
Feb 12, 2021

“Local management are the best”

Sterling De Vere
Property Consultant
Jul 15, 2020

“Very difficult to get a good salary.”

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co.Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co.
District General Agent
Jan 27, 2021

“From day 1 I've been given excellent training to ensure my success in the industry.”

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