List of Real Estate Job Titles

Appraisers, Brokers, Mortgage Specialists and More

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While the brokers on "Million Dollar Listing" make huge sums in commission, the average broker earns $45,610, according to 2015 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs in real estate cover a variety of specialties - here are various areas of focus with some job descriptions.

Real Estate Job Titles

  • Appraiser: Before you can get a loan to buy or refinance a mortgage, the lender needs an assessment of the property's value. Doing so is the job of an appraiser. 

Brokers and Agents

  • Agent
  • Assistant Broker
  • Associate Broker
  • Broker: Both real estate agents and brokers have to be licensed. However, brokers must pass a more difficult test than agents and they are more knowledgeable. Agents work for brokers; they are licensed to sell real estate but they cannot work on their own.
  • Closing Agent
  • Closing Coordinator: A closing coordinator ensures that all the financial aspects of the sale are complete and accurate. He confirms fund amounts and availability with the bank and makes sure that the sales contract is correct including escrow funds, down payment, payoffs at closing and other details.
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker
  • Director of Real Estate
  • Realty Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent: A real estate agent is the intermediary between sellers and buyers. The agent lists a property for sale; a buyer negotiate a price with the agent and if the seller accepts, the deal closes, and the seller pays a percentage to their broker as their fee.
  • Real Estate Associate
  • Real Estate Clerk
  • Real Estate Consultant
  • Real Estate Manager
  • Real Estate Specialist
  • Real Estate Analyst: Are housing sales going up or down? What is the local unemployment rate? How many companies went out of business in the area? A real estate analyst researches and evaluates the market and trends to educate other professionals in the industry.
  • Licensed Sales Consultant
  • Sales Assistant

Loans Specialist

  • Loan Documents Coordinator
  • Loan Documents Closer
  • Loan Processor
  • Loan Underwriter: Before granting approval for a mortgage, a loan underwriter makes sure that you are able to repay it. He will either approve, suspend or turn down your mortgage application.
  • Retail Loan Specialist

Mortgage Specialist

  • Mortgage Advisor
  • Mortgage Consultant: Mortgage consultants, or loan officers, advise borrowers on choosing the best mortgage and assist in helping them fill out loan applications. They make their money through commissions on the loans.
  • Mortgage Coordinator
  • Mortgage Loan Processor
  • Mortgage Loan Underwriter
  • Mortgage Professional
  • Mortgage Specialist
  • Underwriter
  • Foreclosure Specialist: When a home or property is reclaimed by a bank due to non-payment on a mortgage, a foreclosure specialist facilitates that process. He may help the homeowner, the lender or the new buyer with procedures, or possibly all three. Foreclosure specialists usually work with banks and real estate companies.


  • Home Inspector: Home Inspectors provide a professional opinion and documentation of a home, determined by a visual evaluation in addition to operational testing of the home’s elements and components to determine its current condition.
  • Inspector
  • Building Inspector


  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Title Coordinator
  • Title Examiner
  • Marketing Coordinator

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