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Real Estate Sales Agents
(SOC Code : 41-9022)
in Ventura County

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Include agents who represent buyer.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Ventura County is the same as Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA20201st Qtr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Ventura County 2016 - 20262102605023.826

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Real Estate SalespersonDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Bureau of Real Estate
Licensing
http://www.dre.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Ventura County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers 81125.0%
Activities Related to Real Estate 9310.8%
Lessors of Real Estate 4503.1%
Land Subdivision 241.2%
Residential Building Construction 5851.1%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers, generally representing one or the other.
Compare a property with similar properties that have recently sold to determine its competitive market price.
Advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters.
Promote sales of properties through advertisements, open houses, and participation in multiple listing services.
Accompany buyers during visits to and inspections of property, advising them on the suitability and value of the homes they are visiting.
Confer with escrow companies, lenders, home inspectors, and pest control operators to ensure that terms and conditions of purchase agreements are met before closing dates.
Prepare documents such as representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds and leases.
Interview clients to determine what kinds of properties they are seeking.
Coordinate property closings, overseeing signing of documents and disbursement of funds.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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