How to Get Into Real Estate; What You Need to Know

Here’s Your Five-step journey to getting into Real Estate

Becoming a sales agent or property manager or simply getting into the real estate industry is a highly rewarding career with uncapped earning potential and there are many opportunities available as the real estate industry is booming right now.

Most important is choosing the right training provider that will give you that head start and support to navigate this new career pathway and gaining the correct qualifications is so crucial. That’s why at Validum all their trainers are actually real industry people working as agents and property managers so you are learning from people in the field every day.

At Validum they create training courses so our students can gain the correct knowledge and you’ll learn to be job ready to start their real estate career. Add to that, getting started requires neither experience nor a university degree but here are five steps you must know before you start!

STEP 1: Eligibility & The Office Of Fair Trading

Handling property is a lot of responsibility, so the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has some eligibility and suitability requirements. Also there is a myth you must apply with the REIQ to start in real estate and that is not true. You must apply to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to gain your real estate licence, they control the property industry and licensing here in Queensland.

Note: You must be 18, and not been convicted of a serious offence within the past five years or being prohibited to work in Australia. For all the eligibility and suitability requirements click here.

STEP 2: Enrol with Queensland’s Best Real Estate Provider – Validum Institute

The minimum qualification you’ll need to start in the industry is called the Registration Certificate. However, we often see people undertake a Full Real Estate Agent Licence Course to achieve a competitive edge over their peers and gain a complete qualification. A good qualification like this can give their resume an edge! Also ensure you get training from a licensed Registered Training Organisation (RTO) like Validum Institute. They provide quality assured, well reputed Nationally Recognised real estate training. At Validum you can study in a face-to-face style in the VIP student lounge or combined with an learner portal access online. They offer the best of both with a blended approach to suit all your learning needs combined with personal one-on-one trainer and assessor support in their VIP training lounge. This means you have the flexibility to complete your course at your own pace in your own time. Validum offers unlimited attempts at assessments, free priority marking and no resubmissions fess so you’ll be well-supported and assured a painless pathway to successfully completing your course.

Start your journey by enrolling in a Registration Certificate or the Full Real Estate Agent Licence qualification CPP41419 Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. Click here for Validum’s Training Packages and Courses.

STEP 3: Apply For Your Licence

Once completed your course and you have been issued a Statement of Attainment from Validum  you must apply to the OFT for your real estate licence. This procedure can take over six weeks, so be prepared. You’ll be required to present identification, for example, birth certificate, driver’s licence, passport or citizenship certificate. Note: The application process will include government fees. Click here for more details.

STEP 4: Which Role Is Best Suited To You

Validum Courses a suitably diverse and don’t restrict you into any particular role. The Registration Certificate is a great starting point to give you the abilities to operate in any agency. Talk to the Validum trainers and enrolment consultants about your career goals as there are so many great opportunities to consider from sales agent, property manager, auctioneer, buyer’s agent, body corporate manager etc. There is a role to suit any personality and you can upgrade your Registration Certificate to the Full Licence at any time and credit the units you’ve already done so the courses can grow with your real estate career rest assured.

STEP 5: How Do You Get Into the Industry

Validum encourage you to go and explore and find agencies you want to work in and areas and communities you want to be part of. Agency employers are very interested in you being proactive and you past skills, abilities and experience. So whether its sales, customer service, hospitality or retail you may be surprised how your abilities can cross over into the real estate industry.

Another tip is to research companies you’d like to work for and join professional groups. Get onto LinkedIn create your professional profile and join Real Estate Groups – it’s free. Follow agents via Facebook and Insta these a great ways to connect with the right industry mentors! More importantly it will also help you keep up to date with industry trends movers and shakers. You never know, you just may end up working for them one day!

GOT MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER REAL ESTATE IS RIGHT FOR YOU, OR YOU’RE NOT SURE WHAT COURSE TO TAKE BOOK A FREE CAREER SESSION WITH VALIDUM TODAY AND WE’LL GET YOU THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION ON YOUR REAL ESTATE JOURNEY. Click here.

CALL US FOR YOUR FREE CAREER CONSULTATION ON (07) 3193 5270 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).