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Careers in Property

We can help with your career whether you’re an experienced agent or looking help to start your career.

Our jobs board is the perfect place to start when you’re looking for your new role. All of the listed jobs are specific to the industry specific and you can be notified when something matches your criteria by setting up your own job alerts. If you‘re just starting on your journey to lettings then property professional careers can help you. We have a number of experienced mentors that will be able to share their knowledge with and offer you support as you grow into your first role. If you are undecided keep on reading to see why a career in property is exciting and rewarding.

What Do Letting Agents Do?

  • Talk to landlords about their property collecting information and identify any unique features to estimate the property’s rental value
  • Ensure the property meets the legal requirements to be let out
  • Advertise the property to attract tenants
  • Select suitable tenants for the property
  • Liaise with suitable tenants and complete any reference checks
  • Set up the tenancy agreement and arrange inventories
  • Manage the rental as it proceeds and communicate with all interested parties
  • Arranging for maintenance work to be carried out on the property
  • Keep up to date with trends in the property market and change in legislation

Why Choose a Career in Property?

Salary

Competitive Salary

Job satisfaction

Job Satisfaction

Varied work

Varied Work

Qualifications

Qualifications

Career progression

Career Progression

Training

Training

How to Become a Letting Agent

You do not usually need any previous lettings experience when starting out as a letting agent. Most agents get started by becoming a trainee, so qualifications are usually not essential but they will help you stand out from other applicants with industry specific qualifications giving you a head start.

However, you will be dealing with people day-to-day so potential employers will be looking for strong interpersonal skills and a driving licence is usually required to travel to properties and meetings with landlords and tenants.

The typical skills employers look for are:

  • the ability to listen, learn and communicate with people effectively
  • general people skills
  • general IT skills
  • negotiation, sales and marketing skills
  • organisational skills

According to the National Careers Service the typical starting salary for a letting agent will be between £16,000 and £19,000 as you progress in your career this has the potential to rise up to £35,000.

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