Are you interested or have you considered a career in real estate? The choice of professions in real estate has grown in recent years, including a wide selection of occupations, both part time and fulltime.
Most people automatically think of real estate agents, brokers, appraisers, closing agents, and loan originators when thinking of jobs in real estate, but the industry has grown well beyond these careers.
There are a number of diverse career options available in the field of real estate. For example, jobs that are connected to buying and selling homes include other choices such as home and termite inspectors, home warranty sales, builders, and land developers. Lenders hire loan processors, underwriters, and other support staff in the mortgage market. Appraisers aren’t just limited to appraising houses for buying and selling, but also work for county and city municipalities as tax appraisers and for corporations to determine the value of their properties.
Property managers work in the residential area managing apartments and other rental property, but they also work for large corporations and retailers managing their properties. In addition, these corporations and retailers have real estate departments that employ people to find and analyze land to build their next store or office building. Food manufacturers hire employees to manage their farmland.
Urban planning is another career path in real estate. In addition, zoning requires people with knowledge in real estate to research zoning applications and advise the zoning boards on problems or questions that come up in zoning meetings.
Investment is another interesting component of the real estate career cycle. Investors range from those who own a multitude of rental properties to those who only own a few, to those who just buy distressed properties, renovate, and sell them. These properties can range from residential to commercial properties.
Teaching can be an optional career in real estate, as well. Many professions require licensing, and this offers an opportunity to those who enjoy teaching to teach real estate classes for licensing in addition to the continuing education classes required to maintain those licenses. In addition, some universities offer an opportunity to teach real estate classes. These courses consist of both certificate courses and degree courses and offer a wide range of classes for teachers who may specialize in any areas associated with real estate.
The above are just a few out of the many careers that are associated in some way with real estate. Real estate is a huge part of our economy and offers many, many opportunities for career success.
Pat Watson has held a real estate license for over thirty years. She actively invests in property, practices real estate by representing buyers and sellers, teaches real estate classes, as well as keeps up with the current real estate market.