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Working in real estate
is simultaneously rewarding and challenging.
It is a career
you can embark on at any age or stage of your life and requires some
professional training, a love of property and strong interpersonal
Real estate offers great flexibility and is a profession
where the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
are a variety of career paths on offer in real
estate, including property sales and property management in the
residential, commercial and rural sectors.
Plus, there are opportunities in
property development, business broking and auctioneering, which
is growing in popularity here in Western Australia.
If you’re thinking about a
career in real estate, there are a few important things to know and understand
before you get started.
State Government regulates qualifications for employment in the real estate
sector and, like REIWA, has a keen interest in ensuring high standards are
starting point for most real estate careers is to work as a registered sales
representative or property manager. This involves completing a real estate
registration course at a registered training organisation like REIWA Training,
which processes hundreds of new enrolments each year.
real estate salesperson or property manager must be employed by a licensed real
estate agent who operates an agency. The requirements for a real estate licence
are more onerous, which is something to keep in mind if your goal is
to eventually run your own business.
In order to be a licensed agent you must have completed a Diploma in Property Services (Agency Management) which can be undertaken as a part-time course at REIWA Training.
A property degree from Curtin University would also satisfy the educational requirements for licensing as a real estate agent.
can be difficult to gain the valuable experience necessary to appropriately
facilitate property transactions without some
practical skills, so endeavour to get some work experience
with an established agency as a starting point.
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