Providing you're prepared to work long hours to achieve your goals of becoming an Agent of Choice within the industry, real estate may be the job for you. Initially you're working long and irregular hours to achieve your goals whether they're to own your own agency one day, or just achieve personal and financial goals. The pay isn't much better than welfare payments initially, but you're learning and achieving whilst being trained and mentored by some of the best in the business. Your typical week will include regular sales meetings, training, door knocking to find new clients who are ready to sell or who are thinking to sell soon. Letter box drops to keep your brand at the front of people's minds. Networking and communicating with peers, friends, other agents. IF you're prepared to do a lot of database work, find new business and build ongoing relationships with home owners, buyers, investors and developers, the business could be the start of your dreams come true. This industry isn't for everyone but the only way you'll find out is if you give it a go and stick at it for at least two to three years.
Performance and process driven culture designed to achieve maximum results
Real Estate Agent (Current Employee) – Broadbeach QLD – 18 September 2018
Preparation in the morning to set out to achieve maximum results in a day. Responding to email inquiries rerepagarding current listings. Lead generation including minimum 30 call connects with current homeowners Setting up appraisals and listing appointments Preparation of presentation and listing kits for the appointments Attending appraisal appointments and then writing follow up letter Listing property for sale including marketing and writing scripts for online listings. Open homes and follow up phone calls from the open inspections The most enjoyable part was building strong relationships with homeowners and buyers based on excellent knowledge of the property market. The workplace culture is goal driven, process and results orientated. There is a rewarding fun element to when these results are achieved. The hardest part is getting through lots of rejection based on a lot of cold calling which included door knocking. The most enjoyable part was marketing the property for sale and getting excellent turn outs at the open homes converting these numbers into the sale of a property often at a higher price than expected for the vendor.
Real Estate Agent (Current Employee) – Lakemba NSW – 15 September 2018
Very friendly environment. Working as team work. Always there is a scope to learn. The management is very easy to approach. the hardest part of the job is to mange the time and getting a new deal. At the same time it is the most challenging and enjoyable part of the job as well.
Another challenging part of the job is to gain 100% satisfaction for the vendor and for the purchaser or the tenant.
At first, people work at Ray White told me what the real estate is and how it works. As an administration assistant I have learnt about filing, word processing, assisting with housing inspections and observing real estate agents.
I started rural sales from nothing and within a couple of years the Inverell office was in the top10 and I was in the top 5 for rural sales in the company. I managed marketing programs with budgets of up to $30,000 for properties worth $2-5 million dollars. During this time I developed excellent communication & negotiating skill. While with Ray White I won many awards for excellence in sale including membership to the Allan White Elite Club for the top 10% of salespeople in the company. I built relationships with my vendors & buyers which allowed me the opportunity to do repeat & referral business.
Part time Assistant & Helper (Former Employee) – Umina Beach NSW – 2 July 2018
The time i spent at Ray White was short, I never worked there officially, but my father is the senior real estate agent, so i was able to help out and get a general understanding of the agency. Its a lovely working place and the agents there are very helpful and happy.
Real Estate Agent (Former Employee) – Moorabbin VIC – 30 June 2018
The nicest people ever. They let me listen to their meeting and their 1 on 1 talks between the client and agent. They treated me as i was a part of the team and they took me to inspections/opens and explained on what the procedure is when selling a house. I also go to their auctions every week and greet and hand out brochures to people who come to the auctions. They always thank me for helping them pack all the paperwork up and giving tremendous customer service to bidders and people who just some a long.
The work experience was not satisfying as the management ignored me and my friends and couldn't remember our names, he was in charge of supervising us,but couldn't care less. The task we preformed was directed from the main Ceo (he is friendly). however some co-workers looked after us and knew of our existence. don't really recommend for work experience.(unpaid experience)
some co-workers were friendly
nothing to do and careless management and supervisors
I enjoyed the environment. everyone was kind and helpful towards me. i learned the daily routines of a real estate agent and what they are suppose to do. time management was smooth. the hardest part of the job was having to deal with difficult customers but i learnt how to deal with it. The most enjoyable part of my days there was that there was always something for me to learn.
Residential Property Manager (Former Employee) – South Hedland WA – 7 April 2018
Day to day work included rent arrears, lease renewals, management authority renewals, routine inspections, property condition reports, final bond inspections, answering phones and general data entry/administration duties
Terrific experience in real estate. Grateful to have been mentored by wonderful Principal who set the bar high. Hard work, competitive environment, not for the faint hearted. High Staff turnover indicative of energy and commitment required in this role.
long hours money rewards for hours put in very poor worked 50 to 60 hours most weeks. most of your weekends were spent working would start most Saturdays at 5.30 am and finish anytime between 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm Sunday were off but had appointments most of the time.