I am very interested in becoming a real-estate agent-either commercial or residential, I'm not too sure yet.
What is the difference between the two and do you need to study to become one?
Thanks for your question!
So basically, a residential real-estate agent primarily sells houses/apartments to individual customers/families.
A commercial real-estate agent however primarily sells/leases things such as office space, warehouses etc.
Yes, you need a licence to sell property in New Zealand.
There are multiple ways of obtaining your real-estate licence, however, the main ways of doing so include:
-Sitting your licence while working for a real estate company (such as while being an office assistant). This way is beneficial as you are sitting your licence while obtaining real-life experience.
-Sitting your licence at an educational institution to learn the regulations concerning property and to obtain your licence.
-Unitec offers courses in real-estate
Additionally, check out the careers NZ website to gain a better understanding of what qualifications and experience you need in order to sell property.
I hope you this helps you,