부동산 – Real Estate Office

Real estate offices are called both 부동산 and 공인중개사

In a country lacking in land, the management and division of that land is naturally going to be a big business. A real estate office in Korean is most commonly called a 부동산 (budongsan), and sometimes also 공인중개사 (gong-in-chung-gae-sa). There are few types of businesses which are more abundant than the 부동산. These offices are typically located right beside the apartments or houses which they administer. When apartment shopping in Korea, all you need to do is go to the exact area you want to live, and then scan the street signs until you see a 부동산. 부동산 are so ever-present in the neighborhoods that some of them sell other things such as cigarettes. Some of them even have video games out front that kids feed their coins into.