Real Estate Agent
Māngai Hoko Whare/Whenua
Real estate agents arrange the sale of properties and help buyers find suitable properties.
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To become a real estate agent you must be licensed with the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA). This requires you to have one of the following qualifications:
- National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) – Level 4
- National Diploma in Real Estate (Agent) – Level 5
- National Certificate in Real Estate (Branch Manager) – Level 5.
You may also be eligible for a licence if you have completed a comparable university degree.
Real estate agents must also:
- be over 18
- have a driver's licence and their own car.
- Real Estate Agents Authority website - list of required qualifications for real estate agents
- The Skills Organisation - find training options
Useful school subjects include English, maths, and economics.
Real estate agents need to be:
- positive and persistent
- excellent at listening and communicating
- skilled at selling and negotiating
- motivated and self-disciplined
- honest, trustworthy and able to keep information private
- patient and helpful
- good at planning and organising, with an eye for detail.
Useful experience for real estate agents includes:
- sales work
- public relations experience
- any work involving contact with people.
A technical background in building 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.
View information on courses in the course database
Find out more about training
- The Skills Organisation
- 0508 547 557 - www.skills.org.nz
- The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ)
- (09) 356 1755 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.reinz.co.nz
year of training usually required
Updated 17 Oct 2014