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Careers in Property

We can help with your career whether you’re an experienced agent or looking help to start your career.

Our jobs board is the perfect place to start when you’re looking for your new role. All of the listed jobs are specific to the industry specific and you can be notified when something matches your criteria by setting up your own job alerts. If you‘re just starting estate agency journey then property professional careers can help you. We have a number of experienced mentors that will be able to share their knowledge with and offer you support as you grow into your first role. If you are undecided keep on reading to see why a career in property is an exciting and rewarding choice.

What Do Estate Agents Do?

  • Collect and research information about the property and estimate the property’s market value
  • Arrange photography, create property details and market the property to potential buyers
  • Help buyers decide what they want to buy
  • Arrange viewing appointments and show prospective buyers around properties
  • Represent clients in negotiations
  • Manage the sale as it proceeds and liaise with all interested parties
  • Ensure that the price agreed is acceptable to all parties
  • Keep up to date with any changes in the property industry

Why Choose a Career in Property?

Salary

Competitive Salary

Job satisfaction

Job Satisfaction

Varied work

Varied Work

Qualifications

Qualifications

Career progression

Career Progression

Training

Training

How to Become an Estate Agent

You do not usually need to have previous experience in estate agency when you first start out as an estate agent. However previous customer service or sales experience may be helpful. Industry specific qualifications are not essential but they can help you skill up quickly and improve your knowledge of the sector.

As an estate agent you will be dealing with people day-to-day so you will need strong interpersonal skills and a driving licence is usually required as you will be spending time travelling to properties.

The typical skills employers look for are:

  • the ability to listen, learn and communicate with people effectively
  • general people skills
  • general IT skills
  • negotiation, sales and marketing skills
  • organisational skills

According to the National Careers Service the typical starting salary for an estate agent will be around £15,000 as you progress in your career this has the potential to rise up to £40,000 as a branch manager. You may also earn extra fees based on commission or hitting sales targets.

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