Real estate is the exchange of money for real goods or services on a contract basis, i.e., sale, purchase, exchange, assignment or right of redemption. Real estate is land consisting of the structures and other land on it, and its accompanying natural resources including water, metals or plants; immovable property of that kind; an expectancy to receive income from the sale, exchange or assignment of the right to use or possess the immovable property. It also includes the landed property held by the tenant on the lease for the period specified in the lease, or the tenant’s personal effects which are protected by the insurance. Real estate includes any improvements that increase the value of the land or can be leased for the term specified in the agreement. It also includes the right of public trust in real estate.
Real estate is diverse and vast and includes the fields of developing real estate, constructing buildings and enlarging existing buildings, rehabilitating buildings, etc. The major segmentation of real estate includes business, residential, industrial, retail, office, hospitality, service and land for inter-related developments. Real estate deals include the buying, selling, leasing, managing, and financing of real properties. Some of the most popular real estate forms include: single-family residences, multiple-family dwellings (including apartment complexes), townhouses, condominiums, mobile homes, coops, condos, agricultural land, undeveloped land, bank-owned real estate, government-owned real estate, agricultural land, handicapped-use land, mining land, industrial lands, vacant land, unincorporated territory, secondary land, cattle leases, horse leases, deer leases, wind leases, horse betting, horse brokering, asbestos leasing, limestone mining, oil wells, timber leases, diamond leases, cocoa farms, rubber plantations, petroleum refining, plastic manufacturing, petroleum production, petroleum transportation, steel mills, aluminum smelters, petroleum gas cracking, coal mining, aluminum production, gas cracking and oil exploration.
For all these reasons and more, the real estate industry is a lucrative one. This is why there are so many people who are interested in breaking into this field. However, not all of these people have the same qualities that are required. Before jumping into the real estate industry, it is important to know what you will be doing, who your target market will be and what skills and talents you have that can help you make a name for yourself in the real estate industry.