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Careers in real estate and property - which one is for you?

2 Aug 13

There is an increasing number of workers moving into the real estate and property sectors.

It's a logical and sensible career move - some roles don't require a formal university degree, and with some basic real estate training, a certification and the right motivation, you can get started straight away.

Figures from the Australian government's Job Outlook initiative are promising. According to their website, jobs in the sector are expected to grow steadily and remain high over the next four years.

There are numerous different avenues you can take, though, so it is important to carefully consider what your objectives are, what kind of work you enjoy and what your best skills are.

Here are two different real estate career paths you can take:

Real estate sales

This is the most common choice for those entering the industry. As it is a commission-based role, your earning potential is only limited by your dedication to your work.

Whether you work in the residential or commercial sector, a need for strong sales skills is a given - you must have a relentless drive to close the sale, while also genuinely keeping the best interests of both the seller and the buyer in mind.

REISA offers real estate agent training to help you get your sales career started.

Property management

If sales aren't your thing or you'd rather embrace the challenge of managing the upkeep and tenancy of a building, a property management career may be for you.

Excellent communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills are a must, as you will be using these every day to interact with different stakeholders on a variety of issues.

A property management course offered by REISA can help you take the next step in your career.