So, you want to be an estate agent?
We get lots of enquiries from aspiring estate agents asking where they should start on the path to their dream career. At Wishart Estate Agents, as a Fellow of The National Association of Estate Agents, I personally guide all members of staff through the relevant qualifications and training. However if you’ve not started in estate agency yet, or your employer isn’t offering a high level of training, this blog will point you in the right direction.
What Do Estate and Letting Agents Do?
Firstly, check out the ‘working in the industry’ advice from Propertymark here: https://www.propertymark.co.uk/working-in-the-industry/careers-in-property/
I strongly recommend becoming qualified in your chose area, residential sales, lettings, auctions or commercial property. You can find out more about qualifications here: https://www.naea.co.uk/training-qualifications/qualifications/
Conduct and membership rules
As residential estate agents and members of NEAE & The Property Ombudsman Independent redress scheme, we must comply with their Codes of Practice. It would be advantageous to familiarise yourself with these.
We must also comply with all laws relating to residential estate agency and in particular the Estate Agents Act 1979, the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007, GDPR, Competition Act 1998, the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs), Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 (BPRs), Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, Consumer Rights Act 2015, Energy Act 2011 (Green Deal) and all other current and relevant primary or secondary legislation.
So, there you have it, a brief, but info&packed post for any aspiring estate agents.
What is success in estate agency? https://wishartestateagents.co.uk/blog/what-is-success/7776
Did you know Wishart Estate Agents have been shortlisted for an award! https://wishartestateagents.co.uk/blog/wishart-estate-agents-makes-shortlist-in-biggest-awards-for-estate-agents/19455