How to write a Realtor job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Realtor job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Realtor job titles

    Realtor (2+ Years’ Experience)
    Commercial Realtor
    Realtor (Part-Time)
    Real Estate Agent

Realtor job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Realtor job summary

Our real estate agency is looking to hire a licensed Realtor with experience in residential real estate. We have a thriving brokerage with a proven track record in building and honing the careers of many highly successful agents. We offer in-house support and a useful continuing education program that helps new hires and existing employees reach their potential. Our agency prides itself on providing exceptional service to our clients, including extensive comps, fast responses to inquiries and highly useful information that helps our clients make informed decisions. We also specialize in assisting our clients with finding potentially profitable rental and investment properties.

Realtor responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Realtor responsibilities

    Network and prospect to find potential clients and sell them on the benefits of using our agency
    Travel to properties with clients to show off the features of each home and help them compare different properties based on their needs
    Assist clients in developing “wish lists” of features they want in their homes
    Guide clients through the process of staging and preparing their homes for sale
    Negotiate contracts so the terms are as favorable as possible for the client (and while consulting with real estate lawyers when necessary)
    Advise clients on the potential profit margins of investment properties based on comps
    Put together comps for buyers and sellers to consider
    Host open houses for clients who are motivated to sell their homes

Realtor qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Realtor skills

    Valid real estate licence required
    Minimum one-year experience in residential real estate sales
    Willingness to participate in continuing education
    Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
    Detail-oriented nature

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