Associate Broker 

(Female, Age 28) from New York, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Associate Broker
Salary $60,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 60
Company Size (not answered)
Location New York, NY
Years Experience 3.5 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

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Real Estate Brokerage firm with over 3,000 agents in NY. We are also part of the Prudential network which has offices throughout the United States. We represent buyers and sellers with purchasing, selling, or renting.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
For Sellers: Research comps, market property, write ad descriptions, make sure listing is distributed to brokerage community, schedule appointments to show the property, show the property by appointment and by holding open houses, qualify potential buyers, negotiate offers, close deals.

For Buyers: Qualify buyers, research properties, make appointments, show apartments, research comps, submit offer, negotiate deal, and close deals.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, I meet new people all the time. It’s one of my favorite parts of the job.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I partner with other agents in my office on certain deals.

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: 8
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 6
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 3

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9am Read periodicals, blog, check email and returns emails.
9am to 10am Check listing updates for buyers. If anything new has been listed that would be a good match for one of my buyers. I’ll send it to them.
10am to 11am Send e-blast of exclusive listings. Check voicemail, return calls for appointments, schedule appointments.
11am to 12pm Spoke to Buyer regarding whether he should rent instead of buy. We decided to see some rentals on Wednesday. research rentals, make calls, schedule appts. Speak to client again regarding refindings.
12pm to 1pm Confirm rental appts with co-broker.

Conference call with partner on a listing regarding marketing materials and mailings.

1pm to 2pm Lunch and walk my dog
2pm to 3pm Check email. Respond to emails and property inquiries. Schedule upcoming open houses. Make follow-up calls to the people I showed my listings to this weekend. Give feedback to my sellers.
3pm to 4pm Write feedback reports. Send long and detailed email to clients regarding new strategy to rent their apartment.
4pm to 5pm Show buyer an apartment in my neighborhood. Have coffee and discuss likes and dislikes of the apartment we saw.
5pm to 6pm Go to the gym.
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm check for new listing updates and email clients.
8pm to 9pm Read updates and real estate websites and blogs.
9pm to 10pm Dinner
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I was recommended so I did have to interview.

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

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, sales, negotiating, and closing training. How to qualify buyer training. technological classes. And marketing classes.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
It helped, but not really.

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?
I would recommend you start by working as an assistant to an established agent and see if you really like the type of work. If you do, then get your license.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Outgoing, social skills, detail oriented, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Nothing specific, but you should be intellectual and speak well. Also have a professional demeanor.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Have savings to live on for at least 6 months. It sometimes takes that long to start making money.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I’ve gained a lot of experience and have been exposed to different aspects of the business that will help me transition into the role I ultimately want to play.

What are your current career goals?
Management and Training of Sales Agents

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Get ready for the ups and downs of the market. And also, as an real estate agent you will be an independent contractor, which meas that taxes are not taken out of your check so you have to be very diligent to put away money, pay your taxes quarterly, and get yourself a good accountant.

Prior work history

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

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Sales Associate 6 months Showed apartments to potential buyers. Assisted VP of Sales with exclusive listings and prospecting.
Prior Job 2 Paralegal 7 50000 Draft legal documents, legal research, digest deposition transcripts, etc.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.4

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.2 FIU Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3 Nova JD – not completed

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