About 1.4 million people in the United States work inthe real estate industry.Considered achallenging but rewardingfield, this field is often subject to the ups and downs of theeconomy. Real estate offers plenty of job opportunities, and for those who want to build a career, the long-term prospects are good. Working in real estate means buying, selling, or leasing commercial and residential properties ranging from apartments and houses to office space and buildings. It also includes related jobs, such as appraisal services and property management.Real Estate presents essential information for readers looking to learn the business inside and out and put their career on the path to success. This new guide also provides tips for success, an in-depth glossary of industry jargon, and an overview of the current state of the industry.