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 an extensive range of training courses, covering technical and soft skill areas.

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?


Competitive Salary

Job satisfaction

Job Satisfaction

Varied work

Varied Work



Career progression

Career Progression



Find your route to a career in property

Training courses

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.

Find your new role

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.

Support from a professional body

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The simple answer is no. Qualifications will, of course, help dependant on the subject and its level, however, a willingness to learn is more important. Propertymark Qualifications offers specialist, regulated property qualifications. More info...

What type of personal qualities do I need to succeed?

A genuinely personable character is a starter. Ability to understand clients’ needs and a focus on finding solutions is important as well as professional tenacity and a sense of humour.

What are salary levels like?

They will vary like most professions according to the role, firm and location. A look at our job boards will help. Bear in mind that some jobs will have commission levels linked to targets and salary progression will be generally based on personal performance.

Are there long-term career opportunities?

Yes, it really depends on your own ambitions, just take a look at the job boards to see what's on offer.

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

No, what matters is an enquiring mind and a willingness to learn.

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.