How To Write a Real Estate Agent Resume

To write a strong real estate agent resume, show you can build strong relationships with clients and sellers and guide successful property transactions for clients. The tips and examples below will help you capture this skill in each section of your resume so it gets you interviews for your next great job selling real estate.

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1. Summarize your real estate agent qualifications in a dynamic profile

In a brief paragraph, your resume profile should catch hiring managers’ interest by giving the top reasons you’re qualified to manage real estate transactions.

What is your approach to working with clients and organizing the many parts of a home sale? Your answer to this question will lead you to your best profile content. For example, maybe you generate referrals by giving clients all the information and support they need to make a confident home-buying decision. Or perhaps you have unique insight into local market factors and use that to deliver extra value to stakeholders.

Also, don’t be afraid to get specific in your profile – citing recent achievements is often a great way to persuade hiring managers you’d build lucrative client relationships for their firm.

Profile Example


Licensed real estate agent with over nine years of experience in the Idaho commercial and residential property market. Skilled communicator who builds positive relationships with diverse buyers, sellers, and team members. Career highlights include maintaining a 75% new business referral rate for three consecutive years. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

2. Add a compelling section featuring your real estate agent experience

With the experience section, show you’re a great real estate agent by giving quantified examples of your success. For each relevant job in your recent work history, think of specific transactions where you demonstrated your skill working with buyers and sellers. What benefit did these sales have on overall client relations or the brokerage’s bottom line?

Also, consider your experience more broadly. Include hard data on your overall job performance, such as the number of home sales you made, the rate of sales above asking price, or the volume of new clients you generated. Performance figures like these can help hiring managers envision the positive impact you’d have on their firm.

Experience Example


Real Estate Professional, Alpha Beta Real Estate, Nashville, TN | July 2018 to present

[Fast-growing residential real estate brokerage serving central Tennessee]

  • Use proactive marketing and networking to generate high-potential leads and build a robust client base
  • Educate buyers and sellers on all aspects of the housing market and property sales process
  • Continually hone market strategy by tracking which campaigns generate the most interest

 
Highlight:

  • Exceeded sales goals by about 15% annually
  • Closed about 20 sales each year, with 85% receiving an offer at or above asking price

3. Include your education and certifications relevant to real estate agents

Use the Education and Certifications sections to show your work in real estate has a strong knowledge base. Give basic details on your highest school degree and real estate license, but also consider naming any courses or training programs that reflect your overall expertise in client relations and property transactions.

Below are templates and examples to help you format your education and certification details on your resume. Note that optional template areas appear in [brackets].

Education

Template

  • Degree Name — [Major], School Name, City, ST | [Year]
  • [Relevant Coursework]

Example

  • Associate of Applied Science — Marketing Communications, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID | 2014

Certification

Template

  • Certification Name or Title, [Awarding Organization] | [Year]

Example

  • Real Estate Salesperson, State of Idaho | 2020

4. List your real estate agent-related skills and proficiencies

Add a “key skills” section to show hiring managers the various ways you help ensure a property deal is successful. These can range from soft skills like time management to hard technical skills like Microsoft Excel or Salesforce – as long as each overlaps with your target job.

Also, consider including terms that show your expertise in a particular area or category of real estate. For example, if your career is focused on commercial clients, include “Commercial Real Estate” to align your skills section with your goal. Below are some common real estate skills and keywords to consider for your resume:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Buyer and seller needs assessment Client networking
Contract law Contract negotiations
Cross-team collaboration Customer relations and service
Digital and social media marketing Federal and local real estate law
Lead generation Market trend analysis
Microsoft Excel, Outlook Multiple listing services
Portfolio management Project management
Property appraisal Property marketing strategies
Real estate market analysis Regulatory compliance
Sales and marketing Targeted resource allocation
Task prioritization Time management
Valuation  

How To Pick the Best Real Estate Agent Resume Template

A clear and straightforward resume template is usually best for real estate agents. Opt for a visual design that lets the hiring manager quickly review your best career details. Select a traditional resume font, and avoid any template with an overly colorful or elaborate design. Also, make sure the template is compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS) employers use to screen resumes.

Real Estate Agent Text-Only Resume Templates and Examples

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Amir Haddad
(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | Boise, ID 98765 | www.linkedin.com/example

Profile

Licensed real estate agent with over nine years of experience in the Idaho commercial and residential property market. Skilled communicator who builds positive relationships with diverse buyers, sellers, and team members. Career highlights include maintaining a 75% new business referral rate for three consecutive years. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Key Skills

  • Contract law
  • Cross-team collaboration
  • Market trend analysis
  • Microsoft Excel, Outlook
  • Multiple listing services
  • Project management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Task prioritization
  • Valuation

Professional Experience

Real Estate Agent, BFG Realty, Boise, ID | March 2018 to present

[Local industry-leading real estate brokerage]

  • Help clients make informed decisions about buying, renting, and selling real estate
  • Provide expert advice based on close review of property taxes, zoning, value growth, and traffic volume
  • Maintain productive communication with buyers, sellers, colleagues, attorneys, and mortgage officers throughout the home-buying process
  • Drive property sales via online marketing, advertising, open houses, and multiple listing services

Real Estate Agent, Idaho Real Estate, Nampa, ID | July 2014 to February 2018

[Client-focused commercial real estate brokerage]

  • Negotiated sale and lease of commercial properties up to 100,000 square feet
  • Analyzed market trends to determine and set competitive sales prices and lease rates
  • Found and recommended suitable locations based on close review of each client’s business needs
  • Built and maintained strong client relationships, achieving a 75% new business referral rate

Education 

Associate of Applied Science — Marketing Communications, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID | 2014

License

Real Estate Salesperson, State of Idaho | 2020

Language 

Fluency in Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions: Real Estate Agent Resume Examples and Advice

What are common action verbs for real estate agent resumes? -

For real estate agents, the best resume verbs pertain to hands-on client relations. For example, “advised,” “negotiated,” “supported,” or “worked with.” But there are various others you might use to describe your duties and contributions in this field. The following list can help you find a good mix of action verbs for your real estate agent resume:

Action Verbs
Advised Appraised
Closed Created
Determined Drafted
Educated Engaged
Evaluated Examined
Facilitated Generated
Guided Improved
Informed Interviewed
Managed Marketed
Negotiated Networked
Persuaded Prepared
Promoted Recorded
Scheduled Secured
Sold Supported
Updated Won
Worked with  
How do you align your resume with a job posting?-

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that jobs for real estate agents will increase by about 5% between 2021 and 2031. This growth rate is roughly the same as the average for all U.S. vocations.

You can get more interviews in this growing field if you tailor your resume for each application. One great way to do this is by briefly describing the brokerages or other companies where you’ve worked in brackets right next to or below the company name. Company descriptions let you show any similarities between your past employers and the one who posted the job. For example, maybe you’ve worked for brokerages of a similar size or in a similar market. Or you’ve worked at companies with a similar approach to customer service. Incorporating these details into your descriptions makes your resume more relevant to the job opening.

What is the best real estate agent resume format? -

In nearly all cases, use a Combination (or Hybrid) resume because it’s easiest for hiring managers to learn about your pertinent skills and experience – it’s also easiest for you to modify based on your job goals.

With the Combination format, you highlight your most relevant skills and expertise in your experience or work history section and an intro section. (This combination of work history and intro content is where the format gets its name.) Your resume intro should include a profile summary and key skills section, but you may also add a career highlights or awards section. By carefully choosing the details for these sections, you can (a) position yourself for your target job and (b) give hiring managers a clear, quick view of what you offer.

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Expert Advice
Include a cover letter with your resume

To increase your chances of an interview, write and submit a strong cover letter. The key to an effective letter is customizing it based on each job opening. Read our real estate agent cover letter guide to learn how. For other related examples, see our sales and marketing cover letter guides.

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Jacob Meade

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Jacob Meade is a resume writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience. His writing method centers on understanding and then expressing each person’s unique work history and strengths toward their career goal. Jacob has enjoyed working with jobseekers of all ages and career levels, finding that a clear and focused resume can help people from any walk of life. He is an Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) with the Resume Writing Academy, and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches.

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