Choose a career as a real estate agent

In support of National Career Week #NCW2022, March 7-11, Propertymark showcases the benefits of working in the world of real estate with the support of the professional body.

Learnings

The Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship Standard or the Housing Property Management Standard are pathways into the sector. They are an ideal way to learn and a practical way to train that can open doors for learners and retain essential talent for employers.

They are available for people of all ages to work in a real environment, learn life and business skills while earning a qualification.

07 Feb 2022

Celebrating National Learning Week 2022

The real estate sector has seen a steady increase in the number of apprentices and Propertymark Qualifications has seen a staggering 134% growth in final assessment (EPA) enrollments for the junior estate agent apprenticeship between 2020 and 2021.

Qualifications

Demonstrating professionalism by obtaining a qualification is the best way to be attractive to employers. Propertymark Qualifications, the UK’s specialist awards organisation, offers recognized awards and certificates for the property industry.

Where regulations apply in the UK for estate agents and in England for agent leasing, any delivering staff who will carry out visits, market assessments, negotiate with and on behalf of clients or provide direct advice to clients must have a minimum level 3 qualification.

February 17, 2022

Records show more estate agents gaining qualifications

The number of agents seeking formal qualifications has seen a marked increase over the past year, signaling an increased appetite to receive formal accreditation and further professionalize the sector.

Real estate agents

Working as a real estate, rental or commercial property agent or auctioneer involves meeting new people on a daily basis and working with a range of properties. Officers are forward oriented and the role requires many personal and professional interactive skills. Understanding the different legislation affecting each sector of the real estate industry is also essential.

Top tips for those looking for a career in the real estate industry:

  • The confidence to meet people and be friendly is key to interacting with customers
  • Relevant experience will give a head start, having a weekend position will demonstrate the willingness and passion to work full time in the sector
  • Full UK driving license to attend tours and assessments
  • Punctuality and good written and verbal communication skills
  • Undertake CPD to keep you up to date on relevant topics and changes that may affect an agent’s working life

Support for property marks

Joining Propertymark will give those entering the profession the support and tools to stay at the top of their game and stay above their competition. Additionally, there are many opportunities to continually learn and network with peers through a program of events.

Benefits of Membership

Membership comes with benefits, preferential rates and services developed in partnership with members to give you the advantage in addition to your experience, qualifications and praise. Make sure you are aware of all that membership has to offer.

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