Careers in Real Estate [NOOK Book]

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VGM's Careers in Real Estate



Today, the field of real estate ...

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Overview

VGM's Careers in Real Estate



Today, the field of real estate is hotter than ever!





The field of real estate involves the sale, management, and analysis of land and properties and is one of the largest segments of our economy--which translates into excellent job opportunities for those with outstanding analytical skills and entrepreneurial drive.





Because an increasing number of people are buying and selling homes, there's a growing need for brokers across the country. People enter the field of real estate for a variety of reasons, including high earning potential, the ability to work close to home, flexible hours, the chance to be their own boss, and lucrative investment opportunities. In addition, there are many interesting career paths you can pursue, requiring all levels of education and training.







In Careers in Real Estate, you will find out about the variety of jobs in this field, including working as an urban planner, land broker, residential agent, property manager, appraiser, mortgage loan processor, and more.





In this third edition, you will find up-to-date salary statistics and descriptions of the work culture that paint a comprehensive picture of what to expect on the job. Careers in Real Estate also includes advice on where and how to fulfill educational requirements as well as the names and addresses of professional organizations for further information--everything you need to enter the exciting field of real estate!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071415545
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 9/17/2002
  • Series: Careers in... Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • File size: 374 KB

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Chapter 1 Real Estate Occupations 1
History of Real Estate
Demand for Real Estate Professionals
Chapter 2 Residential Agents and Brokers 7
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Real Estate Agents and Brokers Work
The Settings in Which Agents and Brokers Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 3 Commercial, Office, and Industrial Real Estate 25
Executive Positions
Development Positions
Financial Positions
Asset Management and Acquisitions Positions
Marketing Positions
Management Information Systems/Information Technology Positions
Legal Positions
Construction Positions
Property Management Positions
Brokerage and Leasing Positions
The People with Whom Commercial, Office, and Industrial Brokers Work
The Settings in Which Commercial, Office, and Industrial Brokers Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 4 Farm and Land Brokerage 39
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Farm and Land Brokers Work
The Settings in Which Farm and Land Brokers Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Source of Information
Chapter 5 Real Estate Appraising 47
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Appraisers Work
The Settings in Which Appraisers Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 6 Property Management 57
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Property Managers Work
The Settings in Which Property Managers Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 7 Land Development 73
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Land Developers Work
The Settings in Which Land Developers Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 8 Urban and Regional Planning 83
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Urban and Regional Planners Work
The Settings in Which Urban and Regional Planners Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 9 Real Estate Counseling and Research 93
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Real Estate Counselors Work
The Settings in Which Real Estate Counselors Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 10 Real Estate Law 99
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Real Estate Lawyers Work
The Settings in Which Real Estate Lawyers Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 11 Mortgage Loan Processing 105
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Loan Officers Work
The Settings in Which Loan Officers Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Source of Information
Chapter 12 Construction and Building Inspection 113
The Nature of the Work
The People with Whom Building and Construction Inspectors Work
The Settings in Which Building and Construction Inspectors Work
Training and Other Qualifications
Advancement Possibilities
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 13 Other Jobs Related to Real Estate 119
Title Examiners and Researchers
Real Estate Clerks and Secretaries
Architects
Insurance Sales Agents
Real Estate Specialty Positions
Other Related Jobs
Chapter 14 Educational Options 129
Colleges and Universities
Community College Courses
For-Profit Schools
Professional Societies
Making College Plans
How to Apply for Federal Student Aid and Scholarships
Chapter 15 Sources of Information and Assistance 151
State Real Estate Agencies
Student Organizations
The Real Estate Library
Urban Planning Now!
Counselors of Real Estate
American Planning Association
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Urban Land Institute
American Real Estate Society
Institute of Real Estate Management Foundation
Homestore.com
National Association of Home Builders
Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers
Appendix A Further Reading 161
Appendix B Colleges Offering Real Estate Programs 163
Appendix C Canadian Real Estate Boards and Associations 179
Appendix D Selected Professional Associations 197
Glossary 201
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