Pay for real estate agents varies as they are usually paid on commission. This is usually a percentage of the price a house sells for, and is negotiated with the client before the house is put on the market.
According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the average income for real estate agents is about $79,000 a year.
Source : Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 'Occupation Outlook Real Estate Salespeople', 2017.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Real estate agents may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Real estate agents need to have knowledge of :
Real estate agents :
To become a real estate agent you need to have one of the following :
Real estate agents must also :
Some real estate agencies offer apprenticeships, where you study towards your New Zealand Certificate in Real Estate while you work.
Real estate agents must get a real estate licence from the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA).
There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a real estate agent. Useful school subjects include accounting, business studies, digital technologies and economics.
Real estate agents need to be :
Useful experience for real estate agents includes :
A technical background in building, photography or design may also be useful.
Real estate agents must have a neat and tidy appearance.
Real estate agents must be licensed with the Real Estate Agents Authority.
Real estate agents may also choose to register with the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand