Careers in Property

We can kick-start your career in property if you’re returning to work, ex-military or leaving education. Getting qualified is an ideal starting point with home-study qualifications giving you control of your learning experience and our mentors are on hand to answer any questions you might have about the property sector. We also support the sector with an extensive range of training courses covering technical and soft skill areas.

What Do Estate Agents Do?

  • Talk to sellers about their property and identify any special features
  • Collect and research information about the property and estimate the property’s market value
  • Arrange photography and various certificates and associated paperwork
  • Represent clients in negotiations with prospective buyer
  • Manage the sale as it proceeds and liaise with all interested parties
  • Help buyers and tenants decide what they want to buy
  • Ensure that the price agreed is acceptable to all parties
  • Keep up to date with trends in the property market

Agent meeting

Find your route to a career in property

Support from a Professional Body

If you enjoy negotiating, are a people-person and a good organiser, a career as a property professional may suit you. NAEA Propertymark and their networks have many years’ experience in the property sector and can help you on your journey to a career in this sector, whether it’s your first or next job.

We can help you if you are:

Returning to work
Education leavers
Looking for a career change

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Our Mentors

We are in a unique position because of our market leadership within the property sector to be able to draw upon our Board Members who have practical experience of all aspects of work and career opportunities in this industry.

Our mentors will be happy to have an informal discussion with you to help you understand job and progression questions that you might have.

NAEA Propertymark's Membership Team can put you into contact with one of our mentors.

Get in touch

01926 417 790

Martyn Baum

Martyn Baum

Martyn is Group Residential Manager for Arnold Keys. Throughout 2015-2016 Martyn was NAEA President representing its members, the government and the general public. NAEA are represented by a body of estate agents who choose to do things the right way in the absence of government regulation.

Jan Hytch

Jan Hÿtch

Jan is Operations Partner for Arnolds Keys having responsibility for Business Management, Human Resources, IT and Quality Assurance. She is well known on the estate agency scene, and was NAEA President in 2013-14. Locally Jan is a regular columnist and commentator on the property market for national media, regional TV and radio and speaks at events across the country.

Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott

Lauren, a young entrepreneur is the Managing Director of Trading Places, a company she founded at the tender age of 23. Lauren sits on the NAEA Propertymark Board representing property professionals from the North East of England. She provides advice on property values, improvements and investments.

Why Choose a Career in Property?


Competitive Salary

Job satisfaction

Job Satisfaction

Varied work

Varied Work



Career progression

Career Progression



NAEA Job Board

If you're looking for a new career opportunity make sure to check the NAEA Propertymark jobs board first. As a job board focused only on the residential sales industry you're sure to find something to suit you.

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Moving On Magazine

Moving On magazine is devoted to helping young people make the right choices for their future. Whether this these decisions are for education, qualifications and careers.

This special edition focuses on the opportunities that working in the Property Industry afford you and why it should be seriously considered as a career path. The articles cover qualifications with real life case studies, comments about the industry from experienced agents and an insight into the auctioneering industry.

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