Look for a company with a good brand image
We are sure you can think of a variety of estate agencies with a bad reputation. In fact, however good a professional you may be, working for any of them will not be profitable or beneficial for your career. This is why it is best to opt for a company with recognised prestige. Just think about the brand image Engel & Völkers has put together and by collaborating with this company, you will get the boost you need to become successful.
Work with the best and learn from the best
We previously referred to the Engel & Völkers' brand image. Undoubtedly, this has been based on the work of the best professionals in the luxury real estate sector. So, if you have the opportunity to collaborate with this company, do not hesitate to surround yourself with top consultants as they will probably be the best you will find in the business. Soak up your knowledge and it will be better for you in the long term.
Get organised first
Do not forget that for an estate agent being organised is essential. When you are working at full capacity, you will see how your schedule gets loaded up with tasks. Use applications that send reminders and help you plan your day better. This way, you will never forget an important task.
Technology can not only help you through your mobile phone or tablet but it can also be useful in the form of applications through which you can organise your schedule. In fact, there are many other programmes that can be very useful and help you achieve your goal of becoming an estate agent. We are, of course, talking about CRM systems.
A CRM system ('Customer Relationship Management') is mainly a series of computer management tools aimed at seeking customer satisfaction, which is the objective of the real estate agencies and, obviously the consultants who work with these tools.
You will also need to have Microsoft office skills and knowledge in presentation programmes. Nowadays, many customers prefer to view a property through virtual tours before visiting it in person.
Offer additional services
Although you may believe that this is a mostly independent job, the truth is that you will need to collaborate with a wide variety of agencies in the industry in order to achieve success and earn commission from sales. It is vitally important that you connect with photographers who can create professional photos of the homes you sell as well as with lawyers and notaries who are responsible for ensuring that the procedures go smoothly.