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Job insights: what does it take to be an Engel & Völkers real estate agent?

Do you think you've got what's required to make it in the world of real estate? The allure of a real estate agent job – working with luxury properties all over the world – is clear to see, but few people know about the intricate details of the role. Here, we answer the simple question: what does a real estate agent do?

Job insights: what does it take to be an Engel & Völkers real estate agent?

Knowledge: local, national and international

Knowledge lies at the heart of the real estate agent job description. At the most basic level, real estate agents will need to know the ins and outs of the selling and buying process, allowing them to walk their clients through every step. The best agents, though, will go well beyond that.

A career with Engel & Völkers requires you to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the housing market locally, nationally and internationally. Not only is this essential for making an accurate valuation of a property, but an in depth knowledge is required to help buyers make the right decision at each step of their real estate journey.

Engel & Völkers provides training for agents in this area, helping you get one step ahead of the competition. As a luxury agency, Engel & Völkers deals regularly with clients purchasing their second, or even third home. When clients are buying as an investment as well as a home, market knowledge becomes more important than ever.

Networking: building your base

A vital element of the real estate agent job description requires you to keep your knowledge current, relevant and up to date. This means you'll be required to interact with a variety of people on a regular basis; some of this communication will be with clients, but a lot of it will be with other real estate agents around the world. Building and maintaining your network of contacts is key.

Being part of a vast global network, Engel & Völkers employees have a real advantage when it comes to networking. The company's training will also give you a solid grounding in interpersonal skills that will help you confidently seal deals throughout the course of your career in real estate.

Travel: moving around the world

A real estate agent job with Engel & Völkers can take you all over the globe. With the company operating in more than 30 countries, you'll have plenty of opportunity to take in the sights of the world. While this is a substantial perk of the job, it's also an element of the real estate agent job description that calls for certain skills.

Having numerous languages is a big advantage in the world of real estate, and particularly so for Engel & Völkers agents. You'll also need to have a good understanding of cultures around the world. After all, a real estate agent job abroad is about making your clients feel at home.

With opportunities to build your network and travel, it's easy to see why CareerBliss previously named being a real estate agent as the number one role for job happiness and satisfaction. If you believe you've got what it takes to succeed with one of the world's leading real estate companies, head over to the Engel & Völkers site to apply.

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