Real estate agents and property managers arrange the sale, purchase, rental and lease of real estate and property, usually on behalf of clients and on a commission basis.
Tasks include -
(a) obtaining information about properties to be sold or leased, the circumstances of their owner and the needs of prospective buyers or tenants;
(b) showing properties to be sold or leased to prospective buyers or tenants and explaining terms of sale or conditions of rent or lease;
(c) facilitating negotiations with tenants and owners on rents and fees;
(d) drawing up leasing and sale agreements and estimating costs;
(e) arranging signing of lease agreements and transfer of property rights;
(f) collecting rent and bond monies on behalf of owners and inspecting properties before, during and after tenancies;
(g) ensuring the availability of workers to perform maintenance of the properties.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Estate agent
- Property manager
- Salesperson (real estate)
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Mortgage clerk - 4312