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Estate Agent

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An estate agent values and arranges the buying, selling or letting of any type of land or building - residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural. They are often known as sales negotiators.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Your pay usually consists of a basic pay plus a variable amount of commission. The basic starting salaries for estate agents might be between £14,000 and £16,000 a year, rising to between £20,000 and £22,000 a year. With experience, you could earn over £40,000 a year plus commission.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Look for jobs in large estate agencies with branches throughout the country, as well as smaller local firms. Local authorities employ estates officers, also known as valuation and estates officers, to manage the council’s land and property.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
2685
2.4 %
RISE
2024
2750
  United Kingdom
2019
74980
2.8 %
RISE
2024
77063

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The demand for estate agents varies with the strength of the housing market. This can vary from one area to another.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

National Association of Estate Agents
Tel: 01926 417 790
Website: http://www.naea.co.uk/
Twitter: @naea_uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naea.uk

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