The Best Way to Break into the Real Estate Industry

As an employer, AptAmigo prioritizes its goal to create a better way for job seekers to start a real estate career. The industry’s high barriers to entry create multiple challenges for anyone trying to get their foot in the door, from the amount of time required to obtain a license to the costly overhead expenses in the early career stages.

AptAmigo solves these problems by creating apartment locator jobs (think real estate agent, but for apartments only) that require no previous experience. Thus, while some of our new locators arrive with loads of previous real estate experience, others show up with none at all. No matter what your level of sales experience may be, you can build a rewarding real estate career without going bankrupt first.


What Is an Apartment Locator?

Similar to how a traditional real estate agent helps people find a home to buy, an apartment locator helps clients find an apartment, or sometimes a condo, to rent. An apartment locator works with clients from the beginning to the end of the apartment hunt process to match them with the right place.

More specifically, a locator sees clients through the sales pipeline. When a client agrees to use our service, the locator gathers as much information as possible from them about their needs and preferences for their desired apartment. From favorite neighborhoods and must-have amenities, to coworking space and square footage, clients can provide as much information about their future home as they want. Once the locator receives all the necessary information, they begin searching, assembling a list of apartments that fit the client’s demands. After they present the initial list to a client for feedback, the locator finalizes it and sends it off into the scheduling stage. Locators will sometimes stay with the client for all of their tours, and they continue to advise them all the way through the lease signing process.

You can read more about What Is an Apartment Locator? on our client-facing blog too.

Apartment Locator Working from Coffee Shop

How to Become an Apartment Locator 

Before you apply to become an apartment locator, we recommend learning more about the role to determine whether the position matches your skills and strengths. We provide plenty of resources for researching it: 

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How to Market Yourself as an Apartment Locator

You can find all of our career articles on our career & industry hub.

Once you decide to pursue a real estate career as an apartment locator, search our open positions and apply

What to Expect When You Begin Working as an Apartment Locator

When you become an apartment locator at AptAmigo, you receive hands-on training and mentorship, access to our company’s custom built CRM, hot leads delivered straight to you (no more cold calling!), and support from our tech, operations, and marketing teams. We teach you in detail what you need to know to make your first 5 deals, and then provide even greater help with access to our touring agents and other resources.

Unlike traditional real estate, where deals can take months to go through, our agents begin closing deals in their first week. Your earning potential manifests right away.

As with most real estate roles, you get out what you put in, so making yourself available to clients and putting in the hours matters.

Find information about Apartment Locator Salaries on our career & industry hub.

Apartment Locator Working from Coffee Shop

Why AptAmigo?

Our company takes a real world problem and solves it for thousands of clients and hundreds of apartment buildings. We accomplish that with teamwork, positive attitudes, and a bit of scrappiness. Besides a stellar company culture, our goals and values, as outlined in Our Mission and Why, speak for themselves. 

However, we can’t complain about the external recognition we’ve received recently. The 2021 Inc. 5000 list placed us at no. 327 out of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and Chicago Innovation Awards added us to their 2021 top 100 finalists.  

We want team members who support and live by our values everyday. If that sounds like you, why not search our open positions? We add new apartment locator jobs all the time, so check back often if you don’t see the location you’re looking for today.

AptAmigo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and does not discriminate based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, in connection with any aspect of employment at AptAmigo.

About the Author
Karrie Fuller, PhD

Karrie Fuller earned her PhD in English from the University of Notre Dame. After a decade of teaching college-level writing and English courses, she brings a wealth of expertise about writing, editing, and content management to AptAmigo's marketing team.