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OFFICE MANAGER, REAL ESTATE: A Wide-Open Industry That You Can Enter Any Time

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Marcia describes her position as an Office Manager for a real estate company, helping clients and agents. After college she was an elementary school teacher, then a law student, and found her true calling with real estate about 25 years ago. It's a great field that you can enter at any time in your life.

Job Title: Office Manager - Real Estate

Job Summary: Administrative Services Managers

Job Description

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary by the type of organization and may include keeping records, distributing mail, and planning and maintaining facilities.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $135,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Leadership ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='14750'>people</span> <span m='15050'>buy</span> <span m='15370'>houses,</span> <span m='16460'>I</span> <span m='16620'>help</span> <span m='16920'>the</span> <span m='17090'>agents.</span> <span m='17740'>I</span> <span m='17930'>help</span> <span m='18210'>their</span> <span m='18410'>own</span> <span m='18540'>clients</span> <span m='19040'>along.</span> </p><p><span m='20120'>Well,</span> <span m='20340'>a</span> <span m='20420'>typical</span> <span m='20870'>day</span> <span m='21150'>is</span> <span m='21340'>I</span> <span m='21440'>do</span> <span m='22290'>come</span> <span m='22520'>to</span> <span m='22610'>the</span> <span m='22800'>office</span> <span m='23230'>every</span> <span m='23510'>day</span> <span m='23760'>during</span> <span m='24040'>the</span> <span m='24170'>week,</span> <span m='24560'>Monday</span> <span m='24810'>through</span> <span m='25040'>Friday.</span> <span m='26270'>But</span> <span m='26610'>inside</span> <span m='27130'>the</span> <span m='27300'>office,</span> <span m='27720'>there's</span> <span m='27980'>lots</span> <span m='28310'>of</span> <span m='28390'>varied</span> <span m='28770'>things</span> <span m='29200'>that</span> <span m='29350'>happen.</span> <span m='29880'>We</span> <span m='30060'>conduct</span> <span m='30470'>sales</span> <span m='30970'>meetings.</span> </p><p><span m='31750'>We</span> <span m='31920'>have</span> <span m='32119'>guest</span> <span m='32369'>speakers.</span> <span m='33280'>We</span> <span m='33380'>have</span> <span m='33480'>webinars</span> <span m='34330'>that</span> <span m='34510'>teach</span> <span m='34810'>us</span> <span m='34940'>how</span> <span m='35090'>to</span> <span m='35200'>do</span> <span m='35400'>our</span> <span m='35550'>jobs</span> <span m='36060'>better.</span> <span m='36950'>And</span> <span m='37720'>I</span> <span m='37950'>also</span> <span m='38300'>go</span> <span m='38530'>out</span> <span m='38700'>and</span> <span m='38800'>see</span> <span m='39090'>all</span> <span m='39280'>the</span> <span m='39400'>new</span> <span m='39590'>properties</span> <span m='40770'>that's</span> <span m='41090'>the</span> <span m='41190'>sellers</span> <span m='41690'>have</span> <span m='41820'>brought</span> <span m='42260'>in</span> <span m='42510'>for</span> <span m='42650'>our</span> <span m='42860'>agents</span> <span m='43310'>to</span> <span m='43380'>help</span> <span m='43640'>them</span> <span m='43955'>sell.</span> </p><p><span m='44720'>Well,</span> <span m='44945'>I've</span> <span m='45170'>been</span> <span m='45285'>in</span> <span m='45400'>real</span> <span m='45690'>estate</span> <span m='46080'>about</span> <span m='46350'>25</span> <span m='47000'>years.</span> <span m='47650'>And</span> <span m='47830'>I've</span> <span m='47950'>actually</span> <span m='48370'>been</span> <span m='48620'>a</span> <span m='48670'>manager</span> <span m='49320'>for</span> <span m='49440'>about</span> <span m='49770'>20</span> <span m='50290'>of</span> <span m='50450'>those</span> <span m='50730'>years.</span> <span m='51640'>I</span> <span m='51760'>didn't</span> <span m='52080'>start</span> <span m='52450'>out</span> <span m='52660'>in</span> <span m='52800'>real</span> <span m='53070'>estate.</span> <span m='53930'>When</span> <span m='54150'>I</span> <span m='54190'>graduated</span> <span m='54870'>college,</span> <span m='55420'>I</span> <span m='55520'>was</span> <span m='55750'>actually</span> <span m='56655'>a</span> <span m='56910'>first</span> <span m='57420'>and</span> <span m='57520'>second</span> <span m='57870'>grade</span> <span m='58300'>teacher</span> <span m='58850'>in</span> <span m='58990'>Chicago,</span> <span m='59680'>Illinois.</span> <span m='60720'>And</span> <span m='60970'>when</span> <span m='61140'>I</span> <span m='61190'>moved</span> <span m='61510'>to</span> <span m='61590'>California,</span> <span m='62650'>I</span> <span m='62840'>actually</span> <span m='63270'>came</span> <span m='63520'>out</span> <span m='63650'>here</span> <span m='63800'>to</span> <span m='63880'>go</span> <span m='64040'>to</span> <span m='64120'>law</span> <span m='64379'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='65360'>When</span> <span m='65610'>I</span> <span m='65700'>stopped</span> <span m='66250'>going</span> <span m='66560'>to</span> <span m='66710'>law</span> <span m='66980'>school,</span> <span m='67470'>I</span> <span m='67580'>found</span> <span m='67990'>real</span> <span m='68330'>estate.</span> <span m='68890'>So</span> <span m='69100'>the</span> <span m='69200'>nice</span> <span m='69510'>thing</span> <span m='69680'>about</span> <span m='69950'>real</span> <span m='70200'>estate</span> <span m='70640'>is</span> <span m='71340'>you</span> <span m='71550'>can</span> <span m='71750'>get</span> <span m='72000'>started</span> <span m='72285'>in</span> <span m='72570'>it</span> <span m='73050'>any</span> <span m='73380'>time</span> <span m='73830'>during</span> <span m='74130'>your</span> <span m='74290'>life.</span> <span m='75370'>Well,</span> <span m='75660'>I</span> <span m='75810'>think</span> <span m='76100'>one</span> <span m='76270'>of</span> <span m='76360'>the</span> <span m='76470'>things</span> <span m='76840'>that</span> <span m='77020'>I've</span> <span m='77210'>learned</span> <span m='77850'>since</span> <span m='78200'>I</span> <span m='78370'>was</span> <span m='78770'>in</span> <span m='79020'>school</span> <span m='80110'>is</span> <span m='80560'>that</span> <span m='81050'>the</span> <span m='81570'>sky</span> <span m='81910'>is</span> <span m='82130'>really</span> <span m='82840'>open.</span> <span m='83370'>It's</span> <span m='83730'>unlimited,</span> <span m='85230'>especially</span> <span m='86050'>for</span> <span m='86390'>women</span> <span m='86760'>nowadays.</span> </p><p><span m='87990'>And</span> <span m='89110'>real</span> <span m='89450'>estate</span> <span m='89980'>in</span> <span m='90220'>particular</span> <span m='91050'>is</span> <span m='91240'>a</span> <span m='91280'>very</span> <span m='91590'>welcoming</span> <span m='92170'>field.</span> <span m='93010'>If</span> <span m='93380'>you</span> <span m='93560'>have</span> <span m='93930'>decided</span> <span m='94480'>to</span> <span m='94570'>do</span> <span m='94830'>other</span> <span m='95050'>things,</span> <span m='96010'>you</span> <span m='96150'>can</span> <span m='96330'>always</span> <span m='96610'>begin</span> <span m='96950'>your</span> <span m='97110'>real</span> <span m='97380'>estate</span> <span m='97820'>career.</span> <span m='98740'>But</span> <span m='98960'>one</span> <span m='99130'>of</span> <span m='99190'>the</span> <span m='99280'>things</span> <span m='99680'>I</span> <span m='99770'>think</span> <span m='100010'>is</span> <span m='100130'>important</span> <span m='100760'>is</span> <span m='100950'>that</span> <span m='101130'>you</span> <span m='101270'>really</span> <span m='101780'>love</span> <span m='102160'>what</span> <span m='102380'>you're</span> <span m='102500'>doing.</span> <span m='103400'>That</span> <span m='103590'>you</span> <span m='103690'>don't</span> <span m='103940'>feel</span> <span m='104330'>like,</span> <span m='104680'>oh</span> <span m='104730'>my</span> <span m='104920'>gosh,</span> <span m='105370'>darn</span> <span m='105650'>it,</span> <span m='105770'>I</span> <span m='105830'>have</span> <span m='106040'>to</span> <span m='106160'>go</span> <span m='106340'>to</span> <span m='106430'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='107510'>And</span> <span m='108140'>one</span> <span m='108500'>of</span> <span m='108580'>the</span> <span m='108680'>things</span> <span m='108980'>about</span> <span m='109220'>real</span> <span m='109490'>estate</span> <span m='109960'>is</span> <span m='110420'>people</span> <span m='110740'>think</span> <span m='111170'>it's</span> <span m='111380'>all</span> <span m='111600'>about</span> <span m='111900'>houses,</span> <span m='112800'>and</span> <span m='112980'>of</span> <span m='113110'>course</span> <span m='113480'>there's</span> <span m='113690'>a</span> <span m='113760'>lot</span> <span m='114010'>about</span> <span m='114290'>houses,</span> <span m='115060'>but</span> <span m='115260'>it's</span> <span m='115440'>really</span> <span m='115780'>about</span> <span m='116120'>people.</span> <span m='116580'>Do</span> <span m='117010'>you</span> <span m='117190'>enjoy</span> <span m='117590'>people?</span> <span m='118090'>Do</span> <span m='118180'>you</span> <span m='118270'>welcome</span> <span m='118710'>them</span> <span m='118890'>into</span> <span m='119180'>your</span> <span m='119350'>life?</span> <span m='119820'>Are</span> <span m='119920'>you</span> <span m='120120'>interested</span> <span m='120810'>in</span> <span m='120910'>their</span> <span m='121090'>well</span> <span m='121350'>being?</span> </p><p><span m='121870'>Do</span> <span m='122080'>you</span> <span m='122290'>have</span> <span m='122710'>any</span> <span m='122960'>part</span> <span m='123350'>of</span> <span m='123430'>you</span> <span m='123630'>that</span> <span m='123840'>wants</span> <span m='124230'>to</span> <span m='124830'>serve</span> <span m='125270'>them</span> <span m='126580'>in</span> <span m='126790'>one</span> <span m='126970'>way</span> <span m='127290'>or</span> <span m='127510'>another?</span> <span m='128550'>And</span> <span m='128860'>so</span> <span m='129030'>when</span> <span m='129240'>I</span> <span m='129360'>do</span> <span m='130150'>talk</span> <span m='130500'>to</span> <span m='130590'>people</span> <span m='131000'>coming</span> <span m='131330'>into</span> <span m='131630'>real</span> <span m='131870'>estate</span> <span m='132300'>in</span> <span m='132430'>particular,</span> <span m='133530'>I</span> <span m='133630'>like</span> <span m='133880'>to</span> <span m='133980'>hear</span> <span m='134200'>that</span> <span m='134410'>they</span> <span m='134530'>like</span> <span m='134810'>people.</span> <span m='135370'>That's</span> <span m='135640'>a</span> <span m='135670'>good</span> <span m='135910'>thing.</span> </p>","file":{"id":331317,"video_id":"2992863543001","name":"1705-Marcia-OfficeManagerRealEstate1","duration":137230,"thumbnail_url":null}});