Real Estate Agent
Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography
Overview: Real Estate Agent is responsible for buying and selling property, which includes generating customer base, counseling clients on market conditions, developing competitive market prices by comparing properties, creating lists for real estate sale properties, with information about the property’s location, features, square footage, etc. Real estate agent also shows properties to potential buyers and renters, facilitates negotiations between buyers and sellers, and promotes properties with ads, listings, and open houses. Geography helps in evaluating the price of land or real estate. The important geographical knowledge for this job includes the impact on value of zoning, available municipal services, transportation, environmental features, and potential return on the investment. Human geography provides real estate agents with the knowledge of socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the neighborhoods. Physical geography helps in evaluating the landscape and potential environmental hazards of the area.
Geographers at Work: Human Geographers, Urban Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Human Geography, Regional Geography, Urban Geography
Skills: Location analysis, environmental analysis, mapping, working with census data, statistics, human resource management, real estate market analysis, economic geography, human geography