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How to prepare yourself for becoming a great estate agent

Becoming an estate agent is one of the best opportunities currently available in the job market. After a few years of crisis and recession, this sector is rapidly growing and ready to expand exponentially in the coming years. However, people should not perceive the role of an estate agent to be an easy job. It requires the highest degree of preparation. Therefore, here we are going to give you the advice you need to get to the top.

Get property market training

To work as an agent, it is absolutely essential to get training in the property market. After all, you will have to advise your clients about their options, regardless of whether they are sellers, buyers, landlords, and tenants. You will also be required to explain all the legal aspects that concern your clients as well as the market situation, etc. All this entails an inexcusable preparation period.

In case you do not have adequate experience, finding a specialised company that provides a good training plan is your best option. In fact, if possible, look for one that offers training through a mentor. This way you will know how to work independently.




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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.

Use technology

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.





Do not forget your personal image


There are many careers that require you to portray a certain image of yourself. However, in the case of an estate agent, the personal image becomes even more important, which is why you should take care of it to the fullest. Be sure to always dress well by wearing elegant clothes, have a car according to your job position and your tasks, etc. Only then will you be able to transmit confidence to your clients and benefit from the sale of property.

To summarise, becoming an estate agent nowadays is not easy as it sounds. It is necessary to have extensive knowledge and certain skills. However, once you get the hang of this profession, it can be one of the most profitable jobs, especially during the housing boom. So, if you want to relaunch your career or direct it towards other goals, becoming an estate agent will definitely be a unique opportunity.


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