A career in real estate
As a career, real estate really is what you make it. There are so many different kinds of real estate careers, from residential to commercial, business broking and buyers agent – just to name a few. We often hear that real estate professionals enjoy the flexibility and lifestyle this profession can provide.
Check out a few more of the benefits of a real estate career below:
The benefits of a real estate career
No degree required!
Unlike other professions, you don’t need to study for three years plus at university to get started. With the REIQ’s online study options and scheduled classes, you can start any time and complete at your own pace.
Once you have your qualifications there are a variety of career paths to explore, including real estate salesperson, property manager, corporate support, principal or business owner and auctioneer, plus many more!
Hard work is rewarded
If you’re working as a salesperson or business owner, the harder you work and the better service you provide generally means the more you can earn! With a great attitude, good work ethic, and the right skills and tools there’s no ceiling to your potential earnings.
Your job is portable!
Real estate professionals live and work all over Queensland. Thinking of a sea change? You’re very likely to find real estate businesses there, or you can start your own!
Be your own boss, or work for someone else
If independence appeals to you – with a Real Estate Agent Licence you can open your own business, whether it’s a large agency with a number of employees working out of a shopfront, or just yourself working from home. If you’d prefer to work for someone else there are also plenty of opportunities to do just that.
Hard work is rewarded
Real estate offers flexible hours so you enjoy a rewarding career and work life balance.
Real estate offers people of all ages and from all walks of life the opportunity to embark on highly successful careers. Your career so far may have helped you cultivate skills and experience that will benefit you in the real estate profession, including potentially:
Starting in real estate as your first career has many benefits
You can be successful in real estate at any age and with varying amounts of experience. It is a profession that rewards hard work, talent and persistence. Some of Queensland’s most successful real estate business owners (such as Jean Brown and Haesley Cush) started straight out of school. Here are four reasons it’s a great idea to start in real estate straight as a first career:
Start earning while you’re learning!
Most of our students are already working (many of them in real estate businesses) which is why we offer a variety of flexible options for study that you can fit it in around your day job.
No degree required!
Unlike other professions, you don’t need to study for three years plus at University to get started. And with a price tag starting at $900, it’s a lot more affordable than Uni too.
One course = many opportunities!
Once you have your qualifications (either registration or licence), there are a variety of career paths to explore including sales agent, property manager, corporate support, principal or business owner and auctioneer plus many more.
Learn valuable, portable skills!
Real estate gives you the chance to lean skills that are valuable across many different careers such as negotiation, teamwork, sales and administration – the list goes on!
Real Estate Career Paths
Real estate offers such a wide variety of roles that if you identify something you enjoy, chances are you can find it here!
For example, Property Management calls on your organisational ability, communication skills and attention to detail. Real estate sales may suit a good communicator with excellent customer service skills who can work autonomously. Business broking may appeal to someone financially literate who enjoys negotiation.
There are so many different opportunities, including commercial real estate, buyer’s agency, business ownership, residential letting and auctioneering to name just a few. There’s something for everyone! If you’ve got a real estate career in mind, we can find you the right course. Simply contact us or check out a few of the options below.