Real estate agents, basically, assist people in buying and selling homes and property. The agent must have a thorough knowledge of the real estate market as well as excellent marketing skills. They may be contracted to sell houses, condominiums, land, offices, etc. They often assist the buyer in finding the proper financing. They may help the home seller find another house. They must know how much the client can afford, deadline for moving, school district needs, desired house type, etc. When the agreement to buy is reached, the agent prepares the contract for both buyer and seller.
It is not unusual for two agents to work on the same house or property, one for the buyer and one for the seller. The real estate agent typically works out of an office owned by a real estate broker. Much time is spent showing houses or property to potential buyers. This job often requires more than 40 hours a week, and it is common to work evenings and weekends. This is a commission job, with the agent being paid a small percentage of each sale.
First, you need to get an Ohio Real Estate License
You will find the information you're looking for on the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing website or you can reach them at (614) 466-4100. This is the government division which oversees pre-licensure education and issues real estate licenses.
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How do I become a REALTOR®
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics (Read more»). In order to become a REALTOR®, you must join the Columbus Board of REALTORS® which is the local branch of the REALTOR® organization. Click here to find out how to join.