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Professional Skills That Will Help Enhance Your Real Estate Career

Are you a naturally curious people person? Have you ever been described as “the life of the party?” Do you love connecting people with opportunity? You might just find your true calling in a real estate career!

As a real estate professional, you’ll be centre stage, using your expertise and savvy to shape the buying and selling experiences of your clients. Whether working with seasoned property investors or nervous first-time buyers, make sure you have your professional skills on point for success!

Communication: More than just small talk

Communication isn’t just about speaking well; it’s also about the ability to hear and empathize. Being able to listen and truly understand the wants and needs of your clients will put you ahead of the game when matching them up with a property that will be the best fit for them.

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As you guide clients through the process of buying or selling a property, you’ll also gain experience working with people from all walks of life. Being able to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds is an essential part of the core real estate skillset.

Time management: It’s of the essence

Real estate professionals are the ultimate multitaskers. In any given week, they may be responsible for holding open houses, taking clients on tours, networking with other agents, developing marketing materials for a property, submitting offers and negotiating sales, and meeting with prospective clients.

And that often takes place outside the stereotypical 9-5 workday.

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Effectively and efficiently managing your time will help you work smarter--instead of harder. Being able to consistently deliver on your promises to clients, and commitments to colleagues, will set you apart and keep you in demand in this fast-paced industry.

Organizational skills: Being your best self

Being a productive real estate professional owes a lot to simply having it together and being organized. Taking and saving meeting notes, filing contact information, and keeping your calendar up-to-date will help you avoid mistakes and present the most professional image to clients and colleagues.

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When your career tool kit includes solid communication, time management, and organizational skills, you are set up for success in real estate.

Learn more about the steps you need to take in order to enter the real estate profession and start achieving your career goals.


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Looking to start your career in real estate? 

Apply now to the Real Estate Salesperson Program. 

Already a real estate salesperson looking to take the next step?

Register for the Broker Qualifying Exam to get started with the Real Estate Broker Program.