SCHOOL leavers and university graduates looking at their future careers may not have considered estate agency but for those who are prepared to work hard, enjoy dealing with people and who want to earn well, the industry can be very rewarding.
There are many excellent independent estate agency businesses that are passionate about quality and service, and provide an excellent long-term career prospect for young people. Starting as a trainee, the options are to become a negotiator or valuer and then progress to senior negotiator, assistant manager, and then manager.
So, would estate agency suit you? Are you a good communicator?
Do you get on with people from all sorts of backgrounds? Would you enjoy a demanding sales environment? Are you a quick thinker? Do you enjoy success? Would you like to be well rewarded for the results you achieve?
Do you have the drive to work long hours and in the evenings and at weekends?
Can you overcome adversity and always maintain a positive attitude?
Contrary to popular belief, estate agency is not money for old rope and nor is it about just selling houses. Primarily, estate agency is a ‘people business’ and those joining an independent firm will be dealing with buyers’ and sellers’ emotions just as much as with their properties.
Nick Salmon, Harrison Murray’s managing director, invites those who think they have what it takes to send their CV to him at firstname.lastname@example.org