What is a broker in real estate?
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Considering this, what is the difference between a real estate agent and a real estate broker?
A real estate agent is anyone who has earned a real estate license. A real estate broker is an agent who has also passed their broker license exam. The primary difference between a real estate agent and broker is that a broker can own a real estate firm or hire agents to work for them.
Likewise, do brokers make more than real estate agents? The gross median salary for licensed real estate brokers in the U.S. was $69,640 in 2016, according to NAR data published in 2017. A big part of the reason that salaries for real estate brokers were significantly higher than sales agents' salaries is that it's common for agents to work part-time while in other jobs.
Keeping this in consideration, what does a broker do?
A broker is an individual or firm that charges a fee or commission for executing buy and sell orders submitted by an investor. A broker also refers to the role of a firm when it acts as an agent for a customer and charges the customer a commission for its services.
How do you become a real estate broker?
To qualify for a broker license, one must first hold a valid real estate sales agent license and work under that license for a number of years. In many states, brokers must have two years of experience working as a sales agent, but some states require only one year of experience.