Day in the life of a Real Estate Agent

Buying and selling property can be a monumental, life changing event, and is also likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions that you will have to make in your life. Selecting the right agent to help navigate any potential stumbling blocks and get the right price for your property is absolutely vital.

But what goes on in the average day in the life of a real estate agent? Or are typical days something of a myth?

Administration Duties

The dreaded paperwork. Nobody escapes it, not least Real Estate Agents.

Buying and selling property generates a lot of paperwork – completing, submitting and filing agreements, maintaining databases, data entry… it all has to be done in order to ensure the process is as smooth as possible for the client and is a vital part of any agents working day.

Generating New Leads

Generating leads is the backbone of the Real Estate business. Any real estate agent will typically spend a certain amount of time on websites such as CoreLogic to analyse the data in an attempt to understand market trends and areas to focus on.

Everything a real estate agent does in their day to day transactions can have an impact on generating new leads. Establishing good relationships with clients can result in being recommended to future clients.

Working with our Clients

This is a particularly important part of the job for agents, whether it is spending time advising a seller the correct way to present their home so that it might sell for the best possible price, or working closely with a buyer to let them know of any new properties that have come on the market that will meet their requirements.

Buying or selling a property is an incredibly involved process, and can be quite emotionally taxing. Having an agent at a client’s beck and call to answer some of the more complicated questions regarding buying or selling is vital.

Conducting Tours

A Real Estate Agent has to know what he is selling, so touring listed properties is also a big part of the day job for a real estate agent.

In depth knowledge of a particular area is essential when gauging the correct price for a property, and estate agents build up this knowledge by visiting and touring hundreds of properties over the course of their career.


Ongoing development and personal training is a huge part of what turns a good agent into a great one – and a big part of the average day in the life of a real estate agent is set aside for training purposes.

This emphasis on continued personal development not only creates more well-rounded agents, but is essential in the rapidly changing real estate industry – where knowledge and professionalism paid dividends for both the agent, and the client.

A Typical Day?

With all these different factors to consider – is there such a thing as a typical day? Just like agents themselves, the typical day in the life of a real estate agent varies enormously from day to day.

If you’re looking for the best possible agent to help you sell your home, get in touch with Clark Real Estate today. Our expert agents will assist you in making your move a reality.