Ifyou areinterested in property and enjoy working with people, real estatemight be the career choice for you.
So manycareer pathwaysto choose from
There are a variety of career paths on offer in real estate, including property sales and property management in the residential, commercial and rural sectors.Plus, there are opportunities in strata, marketing, business broking, property development,auctioneering, and as a buyers agent.Which means there is lots of room forgrowth and movement. Youeven havethe optionofobtaining a licenceso you can run your own agency.
A career which provides flexibility
Most careers in real estate do not involve sitting at desk from 9am to 5pm each day. Nowadays,with a laptop and mobile you can work anytime andanywhere,whichmeans you can setyourownpace and keep a flexible schedule.
The industry isdynamicandalwayschanging
Inreal estate you are always meeting new people,keeping up with the latesttrendsandadapting tochanging markets.
REIWA CEO Neville Pozzi said the real estate industry provides a constantly challenging and rewarding career.
The WA real estate market is firmly in a recovery phase. With median selling and leasing times the lowest they have been in years, buyer and tenant demand is high, which means so is the demand for local real estate experts. Luckily, itdoesnt take long to become an expert on your local real estate area.
There are many varied career pathways within the real estate industry. To succeed,you needstrongcommunicationand peopleskills,soundproblem solving abilities,good attention to detail anda high level ofself-motivation.
Obviously, an understanding of the housing market and an interest in houses and architecture is also helpful. Above all, it is important to be ethical, honest and have the integrity to be able to build long-lasting relationships, Mr Pozzi said.
What you need to know
Ifyou arethinking of starting a real estate career, there are a few important things to know and understand before you get started.
TheWAGovernment regulatestheeducational requirementsforthe real estate sector and, like REIWA, has a keen interest in ensuring high standards are maintained.
The starting point for most real estate careers is work as a registered sales representative or property manager. This involves completing a course in property studieswitharegisteredtraining provider, like REIWATraining.
Wherever your interestlies,REIWA Trainingis here to support you in reaching yourrealestate career destination.
Our nextentry level real estate courses commence on Monday 12 July.