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A Guide to Kickstarting Your Real Estate Career in Singapore

A real estate career in Singapore can be extremely rewarding. You will have the opportunity to earn a good income,  you’ll also enjoy the satisfaction of helping people find their dream home. If you’re thinking of becoming a real estate agent, there are a few things you need to know before getting started. First, you’ll need to complete a real estate agent course. This will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the industry. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll be able to obtain a real estate agent licence and be well on your way to start your career as a real estate agent in Singapore!


Keen to get into the real estate industry? This guide will give you an overview of what you need to do to get started. So if you’re ready to make your move, read on!


Benefits of a Career in Real Estate

A career in real estate can be very rewarding, both financially and personally. Real estate agents are in high demand in Singapore, as the city-state is one of the most desirable places to live in the world. The real estate market in Singapore is constantly growing and changing, which means that there are always new opportunities for real estate agents. In addition, real estate agent courses and training programmes are widely available, making it easy for anyone to get started in this exciting career. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, a venture into real estate might be the perfect choice for you.


How to Get Started On Your Real Estate Career

Before embarking on your journey, ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements by Council of Estate Agencies (CEA). You must be at least 21 years old and a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) for over 10 years. You will also need to have a minimum of 4 GCE ‘O’ Levels passes or equivalent in order to qualify to register to be a real estate salesperson. Alternatively, you will need a Level 5 and above Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN). You can find out more detailed information on the requirements from CEA directly.


Aspiring real estate agents must first complete the RES Course from a CEA approved course provider. Through this course, you will learn about and fully understand the rules and regulations in relation to real estate agency work and practices and Singapore’s laws and guidelines in the buying, selling and renting of HDB flats, private apartments and condominiums, commercial business spaces and industrial properties. Even practising real estate agents are not able to fully have all the material covered by RES courses at their fingertips, so you can get in-depth knowledge by the many different areas that RES courses cover.


Once you’ve completed the RES course and achieved at least 75% attendance, you can then register for the RES examinations at CEA’s appointed examination administrator. You have to pass the two RES exam papers to qualify for your real estate licence. Exams are typically held 3 times a year. You are encouraged to sign up as early as possible because most of the exam registrations are oversubscribed months prior to the exam itself. The examination results will be released 4-6 weeks after you’ve taken the exam.


Kickstart Your Real Estate Career with RCN

Get one step closer to your real estate career aspirations with Real Centre Network. Many have chosen us as their preferred real estate training provider due to our commitment to people, our training philosophy and our training and professional development. We have a consistent track record of RES exams passes and all our trainers are ACTA (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) certified. Get in touch with us today to get practical advice on kickstarting your real estate career with our courses.