Real Estate Broker (Male, Age 31) in McAllen, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Real Estate Broker
Salary $100,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 50
Company Size (not answered)
Location McAllen, TX
Years Experience 11 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Small family business that sells commercial real estate in McAllen, TX.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Real Estate broker that handles leasing of office space, and brokerage of vacant land, retail and office buildings.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
None – Self Employed

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Well Compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
My job entails that I work with others and the public as well. This is something that I enjoy doing greatly.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
High rise office building in McAllen, TX. It conveys a professional look and atmosphere that is essential in my line of work.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 6
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 8
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 4
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 5

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Family Business

What was the application process?
None

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I did not have to interview for my position.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
I wanted this job, and I prepared myself for the position.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
The training that is done in my line of work is usually shadowing the main broker to learn how things work.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I have a Masters degree in Real Estate that greately helped me.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
My job entails that I am well educated and have professional designations. I would suggest that someone have a background in sales to excel at real estate brokerage. It would help to get a professional designation such as CCIM.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
A person MUST be able to work well with others as well as those in the community in general. Mine is a service business and nothing can be better or worse than word of mouth on how you conduct your business.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes. I have a Masters in Real Estate as well as professional designations as wel.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Get experience as quick as you can, as well as get educated. Without these items, it will be hard to be successful.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes it is. I work in a family business that I plan to take over in the future.

What are your current career goals?
President of the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors by age 40 CCIM President

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Real Estate Broker 11 Years Commission – over $50,000 Real Estate Broker in charge of office, retail and industrial leasing.
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3 University of Texas Pan American B. A. — Communications
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3 Texas A&M University M. S. — Land Economics and Real Estate

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