If you are looking to be an Estate Agent then you will need excellent communication skills combined with some selling skills. Having a good idea of the housing market place and particular areas around where you work would be an advantage as you will need to find properties to show clients around houses etc.
As an Estate Agent you would get commission each sale or rent you make plus a basic salary.
Starting salaries for newly qualified agents can earn around £12,000 to £16,000 a year basic, plus commission.
If you are an experienced estate agent with management skills then earnings can rise to between £20,000 and £35,000 a year basic salary and you still get commissions.
If you have found a role in which you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter which can help you as a guide:
Estate Agent Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
1st May 2014
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Estate Agent
I have recently seen your advert looking for an Estate agent and I would be very interested in applying for this role.
I have a good background in customer services and with a slight sales side also. I have a good understanding and awareness of the local area and I have always been interested in houses and think combined with my skills I could be a good estate agent.
Having researched the company and the role I understand what the role entails and feel that I have a confident nature and would be able to talk to customers and clients and find out what they are looking for and what they are seeking from us as a company.
I am very organised and thorough and I pay great attention to detail and feel that I would be good at the paperwork and inventories involved in any rental properties on our books. I am a self motivated individual who works well to targets and likes to work in a challenging environment.
I have enclosed a copy of my CV which details my experiences, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV, I look forward to hearing from you.
Good luck with writing your cover letter.