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What is the average salary for a real estate agent?

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The average salary for a real estate agent in 2015 is approximately $44,000, or about $15 per hour. When factoring in bonuses, profit sharing and commissions, salary is upwards of $100,000, according to Payscale.com.

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Real estate agents help clients buy and sell real property, such as residences, commercial buildings and land. Agents are trained to understand property values relative to various locations to facilitate a fair buying or selling price. Agents complete transactions through relationship building, negotiation and documenting the entire buying and selling process. Although no formal education is required to become a real estate agent, he is required to pass a state license exam in any state in which he wishes to work.

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