This Apprenticeship is for anyone interested in the sale and lettings of residential property. Buying a house is the biggest purchase most of us will make in our lives – estate agents and lettings agents do a serious job, and must understand legal issues as well as commercial ones.
As a Property Services apprentice, you’re likely to start out in a customer services role in an estate agent’s office. You might advise people on available properties, arrange appointments and viewings, help market properties and put customers in touch with people who can help during the house-buying process.
A large part of your work will be in residential sales or lettings– however, depending on your agency, you could also deal with commercial property, property management, auctions and selling land.
On the Advanced Apprenticeship, you’ll get more involved with the different areas of selling properties, from obtaining instructions from clients to invoicing for fees. On the lettings side, you will be responsible for compiling legal documentation, seeking references and handing over keys to new tenants.
Whether you’re finding properties for house-buyers, tenants or valuing a property for sale or letting, you’ll need good knowledge of the property market, a professional attitude and people skills. Much of the work will be ‘out and about’ and dealing with people face-to-face, as well as on the telephone.
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
- Estate agent administrator
- Lettings administrator
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
- Estate agent
- Letting agent
Last Updated: 12/04/2012