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Can employers benefit from professional development courses?

8 Aug 14

Working in the real estate industry means you're always up against new challenges and changes in policy, so how should you go about staying ahead of the curve?

As an employer, there are various benefits to encouraging your staff to embark on professional development courses.

Not only can you ensure you're always offering the most relevant and up-to-date service to your customers, but you can also make sure everyone is staying on the right side of real estate law.

Opening up new opportunities

Some members of staff are likely to be keener than others about undergoing additional real estate training.

It's up to you how you decide to make the offer. You can either target the entire office, or select a certain group of individuals who you think would benefit most.

For example, you might want to refresh the skills and knowledge of people who've been with the company for over five years, or perhaps those who have shown an interest in moving up the career ladder.


Achieving great results

From a customer's point of view, there's no substitute for someone who really knows what they're taking about when they give real estate advice.

As an employer this is invaluable. Imagine the benefits this can bring to your agency as word spreads about just how good your team really is.

At a time when competition is at its fiercest, this is more important than ever. Just make sure staff are receiving training in the areas they need it most to help deliver the best possible results.

They might find they become better at offering advice in certain areas, or that their interpersonal skills are given a boost.

Either way, it's a win-win situation for you as their boss and your real estate agency as a whole.