Do you want to play a part in making the great Australian dream come true for your local community?
Do you have an infectious personality? A passion for property, a drive for securing a good deal and a love for successful outcomes?
If you answered “yes” a few times, then working in the diverse real estate industry is an excellent career choice for you. Through it, you can help people navigate the property market to find them the properties they desire – whether they’re buying or renting, selling or leasing.
On top of this, real estate offers a lot of great career benefits that other industries just don’t.
Have a read to discover the potential of pursuing a career in property.
Working in the world of Australian real estate
In 2020, it was recorded that there were 87,900 real estate agents in Australia. Experts expect this number to grow even more over the next five years, reaching 95,300 by 2025.
The Sydney industry remains resilient, dynamic and thriving amidst the changes in the market, which is a great sign that there will be consistent opportunities for you to both improve people’s lives and enrich your career.
In fact, as long as you possess the right set of soft skills, are keen to get qualified and have a passion for the Australian property market, you can work in a wide range of roles and specialty areas including:
- Residential Sales and Leasing
- Commercial Sales and Leasing
- Property Management
- Auctioneering and
- Buyer or Vendor Advocacy.
There’s nothing more fulfilling than exploring a neighbourhood of potential and connecting with clients in a competent, committed and driven way to help achieve their property goals.
6 benefits of a real estate career
Real estate professionals have a great responsibility as so many people depend on what they do every day.
If you plan to join our industry, you will be there to sell, lease, buy or manage properties on behalf of your clients. You must also be thorough in complying with regulations, negotiating with people from all different walks of life and be agile with ever-changing budgets, requirements and plans.
While the work is fast-paced, it’s also highly rewarding. Let’s break down the 5 key benefits of pursuing a role in real estate:
1.A reliable lifetime career
Even though the market may encounter fluctuations every now and then, there will always be a demand for real estate and the people who work with it. In recent years, Australian properties have also become a favourable choice for inventors all around the globe.
This assures you that there will always be work for you as long as you continue to deliver excellent results and have the drive to succeed.
2.The huge income potential
Working in real estate, especially in property sales, offers a highly competitive income potential. While the average base salary for a real estate agent in Australia is $67,281 per year, you can also boost your income by earning sales commissions or earning licences to expand the services you offer. The best part is – there’s no cap on how much you can earn annually when you get out there and make it happen.
3.The flexible work setup
A career in real estate isn’t like a typical office 9-5 job. Every day is different: you’re in the car, out conducting inspections, meeting with people, researching trends, coordinating sales, running property marketing campaigns and more.
This means that you can also work anytime and anywhere, allowing you to set and manage your own schedule in a way that works best for you and your clients.
4.Growing networks and connections with people from diverse backgrounds
If you’re a people person, then a real estate job is ideal for you as it allows you to meet lots of interesting individuals of all ages, genders, statuses, educational backgrounds, industries, nationalities and more.
With a job in the real estate sector, you can also connect with individuals, groups and local businesses from different communities and build long-term relationships with them.
5.The opportunity to create a positive impact
One of the greatest benefits of pursuing a career in this industry is being able to support people in fulfilling their property dreams.
Whether you’re working with first-time sellers or buyers, experienced vendors, investors, couples or students, what matters most is that you are helping them find themselves in a better place.
6.The unrivalled sense of accomplishment
If you speak to people in property, they’ll tell you that there’s nothing like that moment when you sell a home and make both the buyer and seller happy. Or when you find that landlord the right tenant, who then moves in and makes the home a part of their identity.
Those precious moments make everything worth it, and if you’ve got a hunger for success, you’ll experience those rewarding moments often.
The Upstate career difference
There are real estate roles… and then there is a career at Upstate!
We’re known for treating all members of our real estate team as important partners in our brand’s journey. Together as a collective, we make a big difference in Sydney every day – and we’re all proud of this.
That’s why we provide everyone with the training, technology and resources they need to thrive. In addition, Upstate proactively fosters a healthy culture of collaboration, open communication and continuous support to help everyone achieve great results.
The perks are a great bonus too, with regular social events, subsidised gym memberships, health and fitness programs (Yoga, Pilates and mindfulness courses) and free coffee are also provided to ensure staff have something exciting to look forward to every time they go to work.
Most importantly, we take the time to understand our team members’ career goals and support them the whole way. We then align their objectives with their purpose in our organisation so they will be more inspired to fulfil their role and meet every client’s expectations.
Through these initiatives, our agency has established a century of expertise, cherished memories and happy clients – and we’re just getting started!
So, if you want to experience this career difference, you’re welcome to apply to be a part of our growing Upstate family.
Reach a better place in your career
Supercharge your career in real estate with Upstate.
Be one of our Sydney real estate experts who are skilled, agile, client-focused and tech-savvy in making property goals happen.
Whether you want to excel and make a difference in Sales, Property Management, Marketing or Operations, we have a real estate position that’s perfect for you.
Check out our Careers page today to learn more.
We’re looking forward to working with you soon.
The Upstate team.