37-Real estate agents and property managers

Job Title: 

Real estate agents and property managers

Job Description: 

Arrange the sale, purchase, rental and lease of real property, usually on behalf of clients on a commission basis.


Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium/body corporate associations/bodies, rented or leased housing apartments, units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way). Maybe required to be licensed, registered or certified to be permitted to work by a government authority, agency or approved certifying body.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • obtaining information about properties to be sold or leased, the circumstances of their owner and the needs of prospective buyers or tenants
  • showing properties to be sold or leased to prospective buyers or tenants and explaining terms of sale or conditions of rent or lease
  • facilitating negotiations with tenants and owners on rents and fees
  • drawing up leasing and sale agreements and estimating costs
  • arranging signing of lease agreements and transfer of property rights
  • collecting rent and bond monies on behalf of owner and inspecting properties before, during and after tenancies
  • ensuring the availability of workers to perform maintenance of the properties

Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Advanced knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Higher knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Broad knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Broad knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and produce recommendations and/ or relevant options
  • Manage higher level relationships and organize related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Higher skills and experience in broad based policy analysis, formulation and research, plus planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop concepts and convey strategic suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Broad level negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support broad-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex predictable and new contexts problems
  • Communicate with effect, and a proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively control risks associated with change, as well observe ethical standards related to complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed broad organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Typically, work irregular hours, including weekends and evenings. It may include working and communicating with the public and with associated professionals, such as builders, developers, services contractors, lawyers and solicitors, conveyancing specialists, banking, brokerage houses or local government personnel.


    Diploma in real estate and property sales/management, or related field of work including but not limited to economics, finance, business or law, higher qualification or equivalent

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 - 5 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Dubai Property, Souroh, Mubadala, Masdar, Aldar, Emar

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:Estate agent - Property manager - Realtor - Salesperson (real estate)
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Mortgage clerk - Lease administration supervisor - On-Site manager - Resident manager - Leasing manager - Apartment manager - Business broker - Real estate consultant - Real estate agent - Real estate sales representative - Stock and station agent - Strata managing agent - Body corporate services manager

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi