CAREERS IN PROPERTY

We can kick-start your career in property. Getting qualified is an ideal starting point and with Propertymark Qualifications giving you control of your learning experience, you can work to your own time-frame. We also support the property sector with jobs boards, an extensive range of training courses and helping set up the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship Standard.

APPRENTICESHIPS IN ENGLAND

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An apprenticeship is a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You’re treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

Propertymark was part of a working group that launched the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship Standard for estate agency businesses to use. Our qualifications have also been approved as an end-point assessment for this apprenticeship. Click the button below to find a Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship in your area.

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What do estate and letting agents do?

  • Talk to sellers/landlords about their property and identify any special features.
  • Research and collect information on properties to estimate a property’s market value.
  • Arrange photography, various certificates and associated paperwork.
  • Represent clients in negotiations with prospective buyers/tenants.
  • Manage the sale or letting as it proceeds and liaise with all interested parties.
  • Help buyers/tenants decide what they want to buy or rent.
  • Ensure that the price agreed is acceptable to all parties.
  • Keep up-to-date with trends in the property market.
  • Other tasks specific to rental activities: organising inventories and other safety checks, liaising with suitable tenants, tenancy checks, attending to maintenance and dealing with financial/contractual issues

Why choose a career in property?

Salary

Competitive Salary

Job satisfaction

Job Satisfaction

Varied work

Varied Work

Qualifications

Qualifications

Career progression

Career Progression

Training

Training

Attend a training course

As market leaders in the property industry our courses cover all areas of property related subjects and are run by experienced professionals sharing their expertise, knowledge and practical insight. We offer courses at foundation, intermediate and advanced levels so whatever your experience there is something for you.

Sales courses | Lettings courses

Search for jobs

Our job boards are free for job seekers and are specific to residential sales and lettings. The job boards have a number of handy features to help you find your perfect job. Upload your CV and set up job alerts specific for the type of role that you are looking for so you never miss an opportunity. Start looking for your dream job today.

Sales jobs | Lettings jobs

Join Propertymark

We have lots of experience in the property sector and can help you on your journey to a career in property, whether it’s the first or next step in your career. We offer a Student grade membership which helps you develop your career with the full support of Propertymark. You will be kept informed of industry changes and get access to numerous discounts too.

Become a member | Get qualified

FAQs

Do I need to be qualified to work in the industry?

The simple answer is no. Qualifications will of course help to quickly improve your knowledge and skills related to property and look great on your CV. However, a willingness to learn is more important. If you intend to become qualified, Propertymark Qualifications offer specialist, regulated, home-study property qualifications recognised by the property industry. More info...

I have never worked in the property sector before, does that matter?

You do not usually need to have previous experience in estate agency when you first start out, although previous customer service or sales experience may be helpful. What matters most is an enquiring mind and a willingness to learn.

What are salary levels like?

According to the National Careers Service the typical starting salary for an estate agent will be around £15,000, as you progress in your career this has the potential to rise up to £40,000 as a branch manager. You may also earn extra fees based on commission or hitting sales targets. More info... Estate agents | Letting agents

Are there long-term career opportunities?

Yes, it really depends on your own ambitions. Use the 'Search for jobs' box above to see what's on offer.

What type of skills and personal qualities do I need to succeed?

A genuinely personable character is a starter. Ability to understand clients’ needs, good communication skills and a focus on finding solutions is important, as well as professional tenacity and a sense of humour. Typical skills employers look for are general IT skills, organisational skills and people skills. A driving licence is usually required to travel to properties. 

Is there a long-term future with high street property agents?

Most certainly. Like many professions business models are evolving, so the use of digital technology and web activities have and will continue to make an impact. But the important aspect is to adapt and progress ways of engaging with clients. You can be a part of that.