Real estate is property comprising of the actual buildings and land on it, and its accompanying natural resources like water, plants or minerals; immovable real estate; an interest in the real estate, buildings, or land in general. Real estate agents are people who deal in buying and selling real estate, whether it is for sale or for rent. Their role is to evaluate a property, find the most suitable to buy for the highest return, and bring the best possible price to the customer. Real estate brokers are very experienced in dealing in all types of real estate, and they know which type of real estate will be profitable for the buyer and which will not.
Permanent buildings are real estate that are permanently attached to the land, and the land cannot be changed. These include factories, hotels, motels, office complexes, warehouses, and houses. Permanently attached buildings are often very costly, but if they are well maintained, they can easily bring in a high return. These are mainly used for commercial purposes, but there are some residential properties that are completely made from permanently attached buildings.
The various types of real estate have many economic characteristics that distinguish them from one another. They differ according to location and population. For example, urban areas have higher property crime rates than rural locations because of the greater risk of robbery due to fewer people living in the area. Residential real estate has a lower cost than property in the rural areas because of the lower land and other economic characteristics. Industrial real estate is the most profitable when located near or in developed industrial areas, because these areas have more opportunities for investment.