When you think of entry-level jobs in real estate, or of any jobs in real estate for that matter, you probably picture real estate agents who work to show and (hopefully!) sell houses and other properties. While there certainly are a lot of real estate agents working today, you should know that this isn’t the only career opportunity the real estate world has to offer.
Many people, for example, choose to take real estate jobs as appraisers. These professionals are responsible for inspecting homes and other properties and for using the information they gather to assess the value of those properties. Appraisers are also responsible for noting any serious issues with a property, such as mold build-up in a home or problematic flooring that could present a safety hazard to potential buyers. If you’re not the type who likes to get your hands dirty and you think you’d be happier behind the scenes, you could consider becoming a real estate marketing coordinator or assistant marketing coordinator. These real estate entry-level jobs allow you to help individual realtors or realty firms by promoting houses, commercial establishments, and other properties that are for sale and/or by maintaining a good image for the firm or individual realtor in the public eye.
As you can see, there are more opportunities in real estate than simply being a real estate agent. Of course, if that’s what you want to do, those positions tend to be relatively easy to come by and, if you’re good at it, you can enjoy a healthy salary, even in today’s tough economic times.