Things To Consider When Searching For Estate Agent Job Vacancies

There are a number of benefits to working in residential sales and lettings, and if you’re confident, a good negotiator, client-oriented and have an interest in property, then it is highly likely that being an estate agent is a natural career choice for you. Lots of people find this particular career incredibly rewarding and there is room for growth and progression which is something that many people consider essential when they’re first starting out. 


When looking at estate agent job vacancies in London, whether you have worked in the industry previously or not, there is undeniably a lot of different things to think about. Finding a new job is a big deal and in order to give yourself the best possible chance of obtaining your dream role, it is important to ensure that you’re not just aimlessly applying for any vacancy you see. To help anyone who is currently browsing estate agent job vacancies, below is a list of different factors to consider before sending off your CV and completing an application. 


The base location 


Whilst as an estate agent you will spend a lot of time out and about showing prospective buyers around properties, it is always important to look at how far away the base office is from your home. It is likely that you will still be here on a daily basis, so you should check how long your commute will be. Think realistically about how long you’re happy to spend travelling every day. 


The standard working hours 


Not all estate agency job vacancies will be for standard 9 am until 5 pm Monday to Friday working hours. It isn’t uncommon for employees in this industry to work evenings and weekends too, so you should check what is expected of you. Be sure to consider what you’re happy to work on a weekly basis, it is likely that you won’t be able to negotiate hours.


The company’s history 


It is so important to ensure that you always look into a company before you apply for a job with them. Do some general research into things like the stability of the company, their progression over the past few years and if they have made any huge layoffs in the past. It is always beneficial to know what you’re potentially heading into, so get to know a company before making any decision. 


The happiness of previous employers


As well as looking into a company’s overall history, it is also beneficial to see what previous employees have to say about their experience. Of course, it is always easy to look for things such as employment law cases, but it is actually fairly straightforward to find general reviews too. A simple internet search will bring up lots of helpful information and allow you to see what the estate agent role will really be like. 


The starting salary 


Even though ‘money isn’t everything’, you have to be happy with the starting salary that the estate agent job vacancy is offering. There is no guarantee that you will get the higher end salary they show so always look at the starting. Think really carefully about how much you need to be making in order to live comfortably, the last thing you want is money worries. 


The additional benefits of the role 


It is always worthwhile taking into consideration the additional benefits of any role you’re considering. It isn’t uncommon for estate agent job vacancies to clearly display whether they have things such as commission and a car allowance, so look out for this. You should consider whether any of these additional benefits are actually essential to you too. 


Searching for estate agent job vacancies in London 


There really is no denying that when you’re searching for a new estate agent job role it is incredibly important to ensure that you’re not just applying for anything and everything that you see. Hopefully, by taking the time to think about everything mentioned above you will have a better idea of what you’re looking for in your next position and you can then ensure that you’re applying for suitable estate agent job vacancies. 


If you’re looking for estate agent job vacancies in London, be sure to visit the PEAR Recruitment website. Not only do we have lots of different roles for you to apply for, but as an experienced property recruitment agency, we will do all we can to help you find your perfect position too. Our friendly team will get to know you and what you’re looking for in your next job role, we can then make vacancy recommendations based on your criteria. You can rely on us to do all we can to help you find the best solution for your individual employment needs.


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