So, you’ve finally done it. You’ve studied hard and passed the RES exams, and now you’re a qualified real estate professional in Singapore. Congratulations! But what comes next? These first steps are crucial to building a successful real estate career ahead. Real Centre Network offers a few suggestions of what you can do to make the most of your new career.
The first thing you should do after becoming a registered real estate salesperson is to join a real estate agency to get started in your career. It’s important to choose an agency that is aligned with your values and that you feel comfortable working with. The best way to find a good agency is to ask for recommendations from friends or colleagues who are already in the industry. Once you’ve found a few agencies you’re interested in, be sure to interview with them before making your final decision.
As a real estate professional, you’re required to complete at least 30 hours of CPD every year. CPD can be in the form of courses, seminars, conferences, or e-learning modules. While it may seem like a lot, completing your CPD is crucial to maintaining your real estate licence. And luckily, there are plenty of ways to complete your CPD requirements. For example, Real Centre Network is an authorised provider of CPD courses to keep real estate salespersons up to date with the required knowledge and skills.
Another great way to further your career is to attend industry events. These events are often organised by trade associations or real estate companies, and they provide an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals in the industry. Attendance at these events also sends a signal to potential employers that you are serious about your career and are always looking for ways to improve your skills.
While it’s important to have a general understanding of the real estate market, it can be useful to develop a specialty or niche. This will help you stand out from other real estate professionals and make it easier for potential clients to find you when they need someone with your expertise. Not sure what niche to focus on? Consider your experience, interests, and skillset when choosing a specialty. For example, if you’re passionate about sustainability, you could focus on green buildings or sustainable development projects.
As a real estate salesperson, it’s important to join a professional association like the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS). These organisations offer networking opportunities, continued education, and access to industry resources that can help you succeed in your career.
The real estate industry is constantly changing, so it’s important to stay up to date with the latest news and developments. One way to do this is by reading industry publications. This will not only help you stay ahead of trends and changes in the marketplace, but it will also help better understand the needs of your clients. Another great way is to sign up for newsletters from trade publications or set Google Alerts for key terms related to the property industry.
There’s no doubt that becoming a qualified real estate professional in Singapore opens up a world of possibilities. By taking the steps outlined above, you can set yourself up for success in your new career.
Want to get started by undertaking the RES exams? We can help! Real Centre Network offers the Real Estate (RES) Course for aspiring professionals. We are a preferred training provider in Singapore with a consistent track record of passes for RES exams. The RES course is eligible for SkillsFuture subsidy, and we have various class timings both online and in-classroom to suit your schedule. Speak to us today to get started.