Job Redesign/ Workplace Rewards Assessment

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The current economy has changed the way in which real estate agents conduct their business. No longer is the route easy to get to a sale. The 2006 survey of occupations developed by the United States indicates that the number of real estate agents operating in the country were approximately 430,000. In approaching the sale of a piece of property, the real estate agent acts as the party who assumes the responsibility of acting between the buyer and the seller in order to facilitate the sale. While most often the agent will be acting with the best interest of the seller, occasionally the agent acts as a buyers agent in order to ensure that the price is the lowest possible and that the buyer has received the best possible deal. When acting for the seller, the agent will market the property and ensure that all the issues that are involved in the sale are appropriately handled.As people are losing their jobs, creating a less than viable population who can afford to buy a house, selling a house is a difficult process. According to Hubble Smith (2009), the way in which the banking industry has begun to drag its feet when making approvals on loans is causing further difficulties for people who have the means and the opportunity to take advantage of the buyer’s market. With these various difficulties in play for the real estate agents and brokers across the United States, the motivation to continue as an agent is becoming difficult to maintain as a lack of sales lowers income and creates economic disasters for these professionals.The job of a real estate agent provides a great deal of opportunity for self-management. The agent is responsible first to themselves as they are in control of the way in which their sales can be promoted and accomplished. The agent will not make money if self-management of their responsibilities is not attended. Rarely is the job