Real Estate Sales Agents (41-9022)

Occupation description:  Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 192198 3.110 819
United States 348,800369,000 5.818,400 14,00034,420

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.8311.9816.16 23.5336.2253.75
Alaska 38.1527.2131.83 36.8344.3650.89
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.9426.9031.13 37.0144.2451.21

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
17414 8.036.4 27.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation20
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 216
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 72.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

ACH Consulting   (Juneau)
Broker/Associate Broker Upgrade Course
e-Base: Pre-Licensing
Fairbanks Post-Licensing for New Licensees
Fairbanks Pre-licensing
Juneau Classroom Post-Licensing for Broker/Associate Brokers
Post-licensing for Brokers/Associate Brokers
Post-licensing for New Licensees
Real Estate Continuing Education
Real Estate License Upgrade

Alaska Academy of Real Estate   (Anchorage)
Alaska Landlord/Tenant Act – Basics for all Licensees
Alaska Real Estate Consumers Pamphlet
Alaska State Law Course - 6 Hr Pre-License Course
Buyer Broker Contracts, Property Management, Commercial Transactions, Back Up Offers, Addendums and Amendments Conversations
Competitive Market Analysis, Appraisals, and Marketing to Sellers Conversations
Confidentiality Conversations
Consumer Protection
Contingent on Sale or Close Conversations
Contracts and Real Estate License Law
Current Alaska Real Estate Legal & Ethical Issues
Disclosure and Home Inspections Conversations
Earnest Money Conversations
Ethics Conversations
Homeowner and Condominium Conversations
Internet Loans, Mortgage Fraud and Predatory Lending Practices Conversations
Landlord Tenant Act Conversations
Listing Agreement (Authorization and Exclusive Right to Sell) Conversations
Multiple Offer Conversations
Negotiation Conversations
Pre-Approval and Pre-Qualification Letters, Good Faith Estimates, Loan Types Conversations
Purchase and Sale Agreements and Land Purchase and Sale Agreements
Purchase and Sale Agreements Buyers
Purchase and Sale Seller Agreement Conversations
Real Estate Post-Licensing
Real Estate Pre-License
Settlement Statements, Security Deposit Transfers, Rent Prorations, Seller Net Proceeds, and Good Funds Law Conversations
Showing Properties and Marketing to Buyers Conversations
The Closing Process Conversations
Title Reports, CC&Rs, Resale Certificates, Public Offering Statements, Zoning, Environmental Issues, Survey and Recordkeeping Conversations

Alaska Association of Realtors   (Anchorage)
Advocating for Short Sale Clients
Affordable Housing: Solutions for Homes and Financing
Alaska Electives Package #1 (with Ethics course)
Alaska Electives Package #2
Alaska Electives Package, Commercial
Alaskan Soils and Environmental Concerns for Realty
Alaskan Soils and Environmental Concers for Realty
Assistance Animals and Fair Housing
Attracting Online consumers: Listings and Syndication
Code of Ethics in Action: Real-Life Applications
Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business
Current Issues and Trends in Real Estate
Did You Serve? Identifying Homebuying Advantages for Veterans
Going Green: The Environmental Movement in Real Estate
Keeping it Honest: Understanding Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud
Marijuana In Real Estate
Marijuana in Real Estate
Marketing, Advertising, and Social Media Compliance
Marketing, Advertising, and Social Media Compliance 3.0
Personal Safety
Preparing a Market Anaylsis: Best Practices
Residential Property Management Essentials
Roadmap to Success - Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals
Sex and Real Estate: Sexual Harasment, Sexual Discrimination, and Fair Housing
Taxes and Real Estate: What You Need to Know
Technology Tools, Trends, and Risk Management
The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate
Working With Real Estate Investors: Understanding Investor Strategies
Working With Real Estate Investors: Understanding Investor Strategies

Alaska Craftsman Home Program   (Anchorage)
Energy Conversations for New Construction Marketing

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation   (Anchorage)
Certified Aging in Place Specialists CAPS Designation
How to Choose a Contractor B
More than a Mortgage
Underwriting Home Rental Projects

Northern Trust Real Estate Academy   (Anchorage)
New (Real Estate) Licensee Training
Real Estate Post-Licensing Training
Real Estate Pre-Licensing

Real Estate Associate Learning Systems for Alaskans   (Anchorage)
Contract Law as it pertains to Documents Used in Real Estate #17507
Ethical Situations #17505
Landlord Tenant Act - Basics for All Licensees #2995
Real Estate - Broker Supervision Requirements & Record Keeping #1027
Real Estate - Broker Upgrade
Real Estate - Consumer Protection (to include TRID) #16179
Real Estate - Continuing Education by the Hour (classroom)
Real Estate - Contract Law #16178
Real Estate - Correspondence Continuing Education by the Hour (correspondence)
Real Estate - Disclosures for the Real Estate Broker #1028
Real Estate - Eight Required Hours 2018 Renewal (correspondence)
Real Estate - Eight Required Hours 2020 Renewal (correspondence)
Real Estate - Foreclosures, Short Sales, REO’s & Auctions (correspondence #2711)
Real Estate - Forms of Ownership #16181
Real Estate - Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales (correspondence #2387)
Real Estate - Licensee Relationships & Disclosures #16180
Real Estate - Organizing & Managing a Real Estate Office #1026 (correspondence)
Real Estate - Overview of Real Estate Documents (correspondence #2079)
Real Estate - Paper Trails (correspondence #2211)
Real Estate - Property Inspections & Disclosures #17508
Real Estate - Property Management & Managing Risk 6 ECE (correspondence #2203)
Real Estate - Sales Contracts for the RE Professional (correspondence #2542)
Real Estate - Situational Ethics #16177
Real Estate - Title Insurance Policies (correspondence #2078)
Real Estate - Trust Accounting Procedures #1029
Real Estate - Twelve Elective Hours (correspondence)
Real Estate - Twenty Hours 2018 License Reinstatement (correspondence)
Real Estate - Twenty Hours 2020 License Renewal (correspondence)
Risk Management #17509
Understanding & Working With Title Reports, Encroachments & Easements #17506
Understanding 1031 Tax Free Exchanges (correspondence #2999)

Royse & Associates   (Anchorage)
Asset Protection
Real Estate Broker Post-License
Real Estate Broker Pre-License
Real Estate Continuing Education Class
Real Estate Continuing Education Class Package
Real Estate Sales Post-License
Real Estate Sales Pre-License
State Law for Alaska