Become A Windermere Real Estate / Puyallup Associate
Real estate is a highly personal business. That’s why our brokers are chosen as much for their people skills as for their real estate experience, education, and business savvy. They know their neighborhoods. They have strong relationships. And they’re relentless in the pursuit of helping people realize their dreams.
How do we support our agents? There is a wide variety of tools and programs designed to support the marketing and promotional needs of all Windermere associates. Our goal is to make it easy to produce professional, cost-effective materials that assist with attracting new clients, marketing listings, lead generation, client retention, and cultivating referrals.
The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statisitics offers excellent up-to-date and very detailed information about real estate as an occupation on their website. Excerpts from their site are included below. Click the excerpt titles to see more details about each topic. Then, if you want to talk about possibly joining our dynamic team here at Windermere Real Estate/Puallup, Inc., please contact:
Owner – Managing Broker
Windermere Real Estate / Puyallup, Inc.
The U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the “Occupational Outlook Handbook” that provides information about thousands of occupations in the United States. The sections regarding Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents are very comprehensive. Here are summary excerpts. To explore each topic in greater detail, click the topic title.
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. Although they often work long and irregular hours, many are able to set their own schedules.
Every state requires real estate brokers and agents to be licensed. Requirements vary by state, but all states require candidates to be at least 18 or 19 years old, have a high school diploma, complete a number of hours of real estate courses, and pass a licensing exam.
In May 2012, the median hourly wage for real estate brokers was $28.05. The median hourly wage for real estate agents was $18.82 in May 2012.
Employment of real estate brokers and sales agents is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment will grow as the real estate market continues to recover from the recent economic recession.
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
|2012 Median Pay||$41,990 per year
$20.19 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||See How to Become One|
|On-the-job Training||See How to Become One|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||422,000|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||11% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||46,600|