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Estate Agents: Why not try Recruitment Instead?
Posted 12th July 2017



In recent years, I have started to see a pattern of more and more Estate Agents making a career change from estate agency to recruitment consultancy and it’s easy to see why. Recruitment offers the same challenges but with more benefits…


Why should you consider making the switch?


Selling point 1; Say goodbye to working weekends!

No more conducting viewings on weekends, late evenings or lunch breaks. Welcome back social life! Every good sales person knows that to be successful you must put in the extra hours from time to time but typically as a recruiter your working hours will be 8.30 – 5.30 Monday – Friday.


Selling point 2; Transferable skills lead to big earnings;

The sales process for Estate Agents and Recruiters has many similarities allowing for a relatively easy career transition. A good Estate Agent is used to picking up the phone, has good persuasion and negotiation skills and knows how to build relationships and trust. These skills are the exact same of the best Recruiters. However, while Estate Agents are renowned for having a low basic salary and an “average “commission structure, Recruiters boast good basic salaries and extremely lucrative commission structures. Zero threshold and up to 35% uncapped at RBW!


Selling point 3; Say hello to attractive benefits packages

Days out, holidays abroad, Michelin Starred restaurants, car allowance, annual pay rise, ability to earn unlimited holiday, dress down over summer and every Friday. What’s not to love?!


We are hiring for our Personal Development Programme; so, if you are interested in talking about making that transition from Estate Agency to recruitment then contact me now for a confidential conversation – 01293 584300 or email me on michelle.jones@rbwconsulting.com


Written by Michelle Jones - Head of Training & Development


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