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Fastighetsmäklare från en livsstil till ett riktigt yrke

by Simonsson, Emil; Tallbom, Mathias

Abstract (Summary)
Aim: The purpose of this thesis is to achieve an understanding of why such great parts of the students studying to become a real estate agent at the University of Gävle in the end choose another profession.Method: Our empirical study is based upon the qualitative alignment with the hermeneutical perspective as base. We have conducted 45 interviews in total, both face to face and by telephone where a few were answered by email.Result & conclusions: Our conclusions are concluded in the following bullet points:1.The extensive work load in combination with the working hours2.The salary, both its structure and size in relation to the work effort3.Incorrect expectations and attitude towards the profession4.Tough profession with fierce competition5.None or few available positions in the locality + Family situationSuggestions for future research: Our study was limited to only include the University of Gävle but a nation wide research would be of interest for both the industry and the universities. It would also be interesting to analyze the difference between why people believe others change trade and why the persons themselves changed.Contribution of the thesis: Our expectation with this study is that it contains news value for several different parties within the real estate industry, the students studying to become real estate agents, the University of Gävle and last but not least the real estate industry itself.
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School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:real estate agents education commission based salary working hours expectations

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Date of Publication:09/16/2008

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