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Reference and User Services Association Division of American Library Association Business Guides

BRASS Business Guide - REAL ESTATE: Getting Started

Selected resources on real estate industry.

Sponsored by the BRASS Education Committee.


The Real Estate Industry may be broadly divided into: 

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Real estate investment

Related activities include:

  • Land subdivision
  • Development
  • Construction
  • Housing
  • Sales and marketing
  • Appraisal
  • Leasing
  • Property management

Library of Congress Classification:
     HD1361-1395.5  Real Estate Business

Helpful search terms:
Real estate business, real property, real estate investment, real estate management, facility management, house buying, housing development, land subdivision, and more.

NAICS 2017

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for construction and real estate sectors. Click on the links to browse specific industries.

U.S. Census Data


Subject Guide

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Ben Richards
Cleveland State University
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Cleveland, OH 44115

Previously maintained by:

Kimberly Fama, University of British Columbia
Monica Hagan, UCLA
Natasha Arguello, University of Texas at San Antonio
Linda Hauck, Villanova University, PA.
List originally compiled by:

Joseph Straw, University of Akron

Steve Cramer, University of North Carolina - Greensboro

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