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Is This Career For Me

Discover the exciting career of being a real estate salesperson

Real estate is fast-paced and constantly evolving – an essential element in our country’s economy. Every hour of every day in urban and rural areas across the country, registered real estate professionals negotiate thousands of real estate transactions. And, every deal is different.

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Skills You Need

Real estate professionals understand the complex world of trading in real estate, have exceptional people skills, are adept at marketing properties so they sell quickly, and understand market trends.

Determine if you have the basic skills you need to become a member of this dynamic profession.

Hear from our Graduates

Hear first hand how OREA Real Estate College has had a positive impact on our graduates.

Stephanie Killeleagh

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Stephanie Killeleagh

From Registration to REALTOR®

When Stephanie Killeleagh, a graduate of OREA Real Estate College, began her real estate education, she was, literally, about 30,000 feet off the ground. Stephanie was a flight attendant when she enrolled in the first course in the Salesperson Registration Education Program..

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Amie Ferris, Salesperson

Erie's Edge Real Estate Ltd.

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Balwinder Chouhan, Broker

Homelife Miracle Realty Ltd.

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Harinder Sawhney, Salesperson

Sutton Group Central Realty Inc.

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Janet Yu, Salesperson

Keller Williams Real Estate Associates

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Larry Cerqua, Broker & Instructor

Royal LePage Signature Realty

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Marg Gourlay, Broker of Record & Instructor

Develco Realty Services Limited

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Michelle Morgan, Salesperson

Keller Williams Referred Realty Inc.

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Mike Douglas, Broker

RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc.

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Sahir Jamal, Broker

Century 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc.

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Skills can be taught and learned. But, you will need some basic skills, or abilities, to build a successful real estate career. You will need to be able to…

Math

  • Do basic math (multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percentages)
  • You will need math to measure structures and land, to appraise properties, and to arrange mortgage financing

Research

  • Locate, read, and understand legal documents involving property ownership

Planning and Organization

  • Plan and organize business activities (e.g., getting listings, showing properties, handling offers, and conducting negotiations) logically and efficiently

Confidence and Persistence

  • Remain confident and adhere to your goals during challenging situations and setbacks

Problem Solving

  • Address difficulties (e.g., dealing with conflicting interests of buyers and sellers) and arrive at plausible, practical solutions

Computer Knowledge

  • Use a computer and other electronic devices, which are mainstays in today’s real estate brokerages

English Language Comprehension and Proficiency

  • Understand English so you can correctly explain and/or draft agreements, listings, and other related forms

Negotiating Skills

  • Negotiate on behalf of buyers and sellers (who usually have competing interests), and arrive at mutually agreeable terms

Interview Techniques

  • Ask clients the right questions at the right time to determine their buying/selling needs

People Skills

  • Connect and establish a rapport with a variety of people for the purpose of attracting clients
  • Gain clients’ trust and respect
  • Take a genuine interest in clients’ well-being, including understanding their needs and wants

Self Discipline

  • Work independently because a career in real estate requires motivation, discipline, and personal commitment

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