Landing your ideal job in real estate might seem challenging. You have the experience, but don’t know which company is the best to work for, or how to convince them you’re the perfect person for the role. Here are some ways to find your ideal real estate job with the right company, and win them over.
Researching real estate companies
If you research the company before applying for a job, this is the best way to see if they match what you are looking for, are established, and have a good reputation with those who currently work, or have worked for them. The easiest way to do this is on the job sites where their roles are advertised. The reviews on these sites will tell you everything you need to know, including the pros and cons of working as a real estate agent with companies such as Compass.
Another benefit to researching the company is you can use this knowledge to show you know about the company if you reach the interview stage. The common question, “what do you know about us?” Is best answered by summarizing some of the key points, and how long they have been operating as a real estate company.
Making a good first impression
Any hiring manager will make an assessment based on their first impression of you. This could be your initial application, an online or in-person interview, or a telephone call. So, it’s important to be professional at every stage of your application. This means being polite in all communications, showing you understand the questions, and providing thorough answers without being prompted for more information or getting side-tracked.
Working in real estate requires you to dress smartly, so if you get an interview, dress the part. This shows your professionalism and can help you and the interviewer see you as a real estate agent. If they already think of you this way, they will be more likely to hire you.
If you get nervous at the thought of an interview, it could help to be as prepared as possible. That doesn’t mean you should spend hours researching interview techniques or turn up with folders full of notes. Instead, you can think about the type of questions you could be asked, have firm ideas of how you will answer, and check beforehand that you know how to get to the interview location by testing out the route. This way you will be able to arrive around ten minutes early to make a good impression, are less likely to be fidgeting, and can be as relaxed as you would if having a normal conversation with someone while being prepared and professional. It may seem like a lot to get right, but if you practice with a friend or family member, the conversation at your interview will feel more natural and less daunting.
If you’ve made it to the interview stage, the company must have seen something positive in your application. So, make sure you are the same person when meeting face-to-face.