Real estate agents and salespersons (NOC 6232)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum 12.77$
Median 21.63$
Maximum 36.49$
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Nature of work

Real estate agents and salespersons act as agents for the sale or purchase of houses, apartments, commercial buildings, land and other real estate and are employed in the real estate industry.

Main duties

  • Real estate agents and salespersons perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Solicit property sales listings from prospective vendors
  • - Assist vendors in selling property by establishing asking price, advertising the property, listing the property with listing services and conducting open houses for prospective buyers
  • - Assist prospective buyers in selecting, visiting, inspecting and making offers of purchase on real estate properties
  • - Continued…
  • - Advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters
  • - Draw up sales agreements for approval of purchaser and seller
  • - May rent or lease properties on behalf of clients.
  • * Real estate agents and salespersons may specialize in residential, commercial, industrial/institutional or rural real estate sales.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is required.
  • * Completion of a real estate training course is required.
  • * Provincial or territorial licensure in the province or territory of employment is required.

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