If breaking into real estate sounds like a daunting task to you, that’s probably because of the industry’s reputation for placing high barriers to entry. Traditional real estate can indeed prove challenging, not to mention expensive, for someone just starting out.
However, these days alternative paths into the industry exist, and at AptAmigo we’re working hard to break down those barriers for industry newcomers.
Want to find a real estate job with no experience required? There are many ways to get your foot in the door, and we’ll outline some of those below. But the best way, hands down, is at AptAmigo.
The first thing to know about becoming an apartment locator is that you can avoid the high risk and overhead costs associated with entering traditional buy and sell real estate by starting with leasing and rentals. Contributing to why many are leaving successful real estate positions to be apartment locators.
At companies like AptAmigo, you get the stability of a 9-5 job, mentorship from a team of experts, and experience serving a high volume of clients without the headache of slowly building up a career over many months, or even years.
Because you learn on the job, you can start earning money right away, and AptAmigo offers the highest commission splits of any company in the industry.
At AptAmigo, you’ll start learning the skills to carry you through a long-term real estate career right away, including industry knowledge about…
The Ins-and-Outs of B2B Relationships:
Many people overlook this less glamorous, but fundamental side of real estate. But, agents can’t function without building relationships with apartment buildings, other real estate businesses, and other industry-related companies.
The Politics of Real Estate Management Firms:
Working in real estate management is notoriously stressful, so learning how to interact with these firms tactfully is crucial.
You’ll learn how to market yourself and get leads.
Legalities and Licensing:
You’ll receive mentorship on national fair housing laws and help with licensing.
How to Win Over Clients:
Serving a high volume of clients as an apartment locator (10 times the volume of buy and sell agents, to be precise) means more practice working with our clientele and winning them over.
Ready to learn more? Find more in depth information about starting your career as an apartment locator in our article, AptAmigo Is the Best Place to Start a Career in Real Estate. Plus, discover whether AptAmigo’s mission and values match yours.
Other Entry-Level Real Estate Jobs
A lot can be said for getting your foot in the door somewhere. Many entry-level positions require no previous industry experience. Options for real estate jobs with no experience required include administrative assistants, marketing interns, and leasing agents.
Agencies may advertise for any number of agent-adjacent positions that make it possible to advance into higher-level jobs as you work towards becoming a licensed agent, or maybe even a broker at some point.
You can search any popular job boards, such as LinkedIn or Indeed, for these types of positions. You’ll likely find a variety of positions labeled as entry-level from which to choose.
Another great entry-level option for anyone looking to start with a part-time gig is to become a Touring Agent For AptAmigo. You can learn more about it in Is Real Estate a Good Part-Time Job?
Find a Sponsoring Broker
A sponsoring broker provides another method for getting your foot in the real estate door. Many brokerages will sponsor some, or all, of your licensing so that you can break into the industry with no experience. They also offer advice and training based on their extensive professional experience.
Sometimes, they even help with external training programs or schooling. For example, Keller Williams Realty, frequently puts out the following statement in their job ads: “Keller Williams is offering several real estate license sponsorships where we will pay for 80% to 100% of your real estate license course if you commit to work full time with Keller Williams for at least one year.”
These types of opportunities can be a good option if you feel prepared to jump in with both feet and take on the risks of starting out in buy and sell real estate.
Become an Apartment Locator
If reading this article piqued your interest in becoming an apartment locator, we’d love to hear from you! AptAmigo is looking for highly motivated, dedicated agents to join our team. Apply today with the buttons below, or read on to learn more about what it takes to be a successful apartment locator.
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