Career outlook for estate agent
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help people sell their houses and find new homes by marketing and selling properties.
You’d negotiate between buyers and sellers and use your knowledge of the local property market to get the best price for the seller.
You’d advise your clients on the buying and selling process.
- View a house, flat or other property for sale
- Take photos and measurements of the property
- Value the property so you can set a price
- Market and advertise it to try and attract buyers
- Send details to people looking for a new home
- Show potential buyers around the property
- Arrange for home reports, surveys and energy assessments
- Negotiate a price that is acceptable to the buyer and the seller
- Arrange conveyancing - the legal sale and purchase documents
You’d handle a lot of properties at once and need to deal with a lot of different people. You’d need to meet deadlines and work under pressure to reach sales targets.
A large part of the work involves residential sales, but in some estate agencies you could also deal with commercial property and auctions.
You might also manage rented properties for owners and collect rent.
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