We sat down with James Terry, our Learning and Development Manager who shared his top tips on how to make the most out of your time at Kingsley Hamilton Estates and in the property industry as a whole. If you are looking for ways to stand out amongst your peers, our interview with James will provide you with some great insights on how to launch a rewarding career in property. Here’s what his 5 top tips are:
Think outside the box
Throughout your career you will need to be open-minded and think outside the box. Working in the property industry is not a science and therefore, using your own initiative is key to succeed. Always try to develop your creativity and your critical thinking skills. You will need to observe how properties are being marketed and how you can do better than your competitors. The more research you do, the better equipped you are to meet your clients’ expectations. You will probably make some mistakes but just make sure to learn from them.
Listen and communicate
When I first started in the property industry, I was constantly reminded that I had two ears and one mouth and to use that ratio. So listen more than you speak. It has been one of the best pieces of advice I was given. The property industry is time sensitive so you will need to quickly understand the needs of your clients. Being good at listening is key to effectively communicate with them.
Working in the property industry is not easy. I always compare it to a rollercoaster ride: the highs always outweigh the lows. Things don’t always go as planned and deals sometimes fall through. You have to be prepared to take those lows and still push yourself to be the best you can be. If you go the extra mile then you will get what you put in!
Aim for excellence
Think outside the box, try new initiatives and create a name for yourself. Always stay on top of the latest property trends. You can’t inform your clients if you’re not well informed yourself. At Kingsley Hamilton Estates we believe in excellence in everything that we do. It is more than what we provide, it defines who we are and we want you to embrace it.
Create your personal brand
You need to create your own brand and give people a good reason to call you instead of anyone else in the business. It is important to align yourself with the values of the company you work for: always be mindful of your brand and the way people see you as first impressions matter more than you think.
Our Talent Academy is here to teach you the above and more – everything you need to know about starting a career in the property industry. From managing applicants to providing outstanding customer service, you will be provided with the necessary support to help you kick-start a rewarding career. After your structured two-week training within our Talent Academy you can expect to begin your career as a Trainee Sales or Lettings Negotiator with Kingsley Hamilton Estates. We take career development very seriously, which is why we’ll provide you with continuous on-the-job support throughout your career journey with us.
Want to start a career in the property industry? Don’t miss your chance and apply now to join our September Talent Academy!