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How do I become a real estate agent? These are the four key attributes you need as a real estate consultant.

Stunning homes, plenty of glamour and great earning potential – many people are fascinated by the world of real estate. Would you like to start out as a real estate consultant and help people find their dream homes? There are lots of different ways into a real estate career. Here’s what you need to become a successful real estate agent.

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Flexible working hours, exclusive customer contacts and great earning potential – do you dream of becoming an independent real estate agent? Whether you’re just starting out, changing careers, or you’re a pro with industry experience under your belt – at Engel & Völkers, every door is open if you’ve got the following four attributes.

1. Strong social skills: the foundation for becoming a successful real estate consultant

Have you heard the quote, ‘All business is people business’? That goes for real estate consultants, too. Connecting with people is the key to successful business relationships and deals. It isn’t just about facts and figures. As a real estate agent, first and foremost, you need to be able to approach the customer in the right way and understand their needs. Excellent people skills and the ability to grasp situations quickly are essential. Are you good at dealing with people? Congratulations! You’ve got the most important skill in the bag.

2. Are you passionate and knowledgeable about the property market?

Engel & Völkers believes that qualifications aren’t just about certificates and pieces of paper. As a real estate consultant, what you need most of all is passion for the job and knowledge of the market. If you follow current market trends and technological developments in real estate, particularly in your own local area, you’ve got good prospects when changing careers. 

Former property managers, investors and salespeople all have important skills to offer. Perhaps you already know a little bit about property maintenance, valuations and financing? Are you skilled in acquisitions and a successful salesperson? Then all you need to do is apply your knowledge to selling property. Engel & Völkers will show you the ways into real estate.

3. An existing network to tap into

As in many other industries, real estate agents pick up their best acquisitions from their own network. Do you know owners of potential new properties personally? Are you well-connected in your community and active in local associations? Has your previous activity on the local market made you lots of contacts? These are ideal conditions for a successful start as a real estate consultant and for growing a fruitful client base.

4. Ways into real estate with a sales or marketing background

Are you a strong salesperson with great negotiation skills and a passion for property? Many successful people who move into real estate from another industry come from marketing and sales backgrounds. A good eye for an attractive property is worth its weight in gold for a real estate consultant, too. If you work in marketing, for instance, your online marketing expertise could come in very handy when selling real estate.

Apply now to become a real estate consultant at Engel & Völkers

Why is Engel & Völkers a great place to start out as a real estate consultant? We offer a strong brand, a global network, a unique system platform and attractive earning potential. As a real estate agent at Engel & Völkers Switzerland, you also benefit from exclusive training and further education opportunities at the Engel & Völkers Academy.

Take this opportunity to make the Engel & Völkers success story your own – whether you’re changing careers or an industry pro. Apply now!

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