Real estate sales agents arrange the selling, leasing and management of commercial and private properties, and broker the buying and selling of businesses.

Where real estate agents are employed

Real estate sales agents work or specialise in areas such as residential, commercial and business sales. The property market is very sensitive to the state of the economy and factors such as government policy and interest rates.

Real estate salespeople need to register with Consumer and Business Services.


Full-time real estate  agents in South Australia generally earn more than $1,600 per week.

Graph of pay scales for real estate agents

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 2,899 people employed full time as real estate agents in South Australia compared with 2,724 in 2006.

How to become one

To become a real estate salesperson you usually have to complete an accredited short course in real estate or property services or a vocational education and training (VET) qualification in property services, specialising in real estate, agency or agency management.  For more information see traineeships. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.

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Career information has been sourced from government publications, see data sources for more information.
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