There's more to the world of real estate than becoming an agent. From advisors to more executive roles, your path into the world of luxury property could be a rich and varied experience, leading from practical positions into more consultative capacities throughout your career. If you're hoping to get your foot in the door at a luxury property agency, one role you might consider applying for to begin amassing a thorough knowledge of the industry is a that of a real estate assistant.
What does a real estate assistant do?
As a supporting role, your work in this position will be important and varied. As part of the real estate assistant job description, you will take on some professional office management tasks, such as coordinating appointments and correspondence, answering calls and relaying messages. You may take part of the sales process and create presentations and marketing plans.
As well as aiding others, you will have your own personal tasks and projects to work on as well. These may include making and maintaining property inventories and profiles for the website or writing marketing copy. Many real estate assistants also help with social media and the company's online presence and therefore are part of the face of the agency as well as its inner workings.
In delivering contracts and even attending some closings unsupervised, many real estate assistants are able to work alone with clients and therefore build professional relationships and a connection base.
Regardless of what goals you want to achieve in the industry, working as a real estate assistant offers a promising initial platform for your career. In this role, you will gain insider knowledge about your particular locale as well as your national market and will begin to understand certain architectural or economic trends that drive buyer demand.
You might feel inspired to take your real estate education to the next level and achieve your licence having assisted and learned from the agents in your office. At Engel & Völkers, we pride ourselves on fostering development and encouraging our employees to learn more and develop their skill sets.
Engel & Völkers is based in over 700 locations different locations in 30 countries across four continents. You might want to stay in your local office to fit your current knowledge base, or you could put your language skills to use in one of our offices in the USA, Czech Republic, or Dubai.
Only one question really remains; do you think you could have a career with us?