In traditional markets, entry-level real estate jobs don’t really exist. Using the standard business model, employers expect new agents to be savvy entrepreneurs who can earn a living with little to no support. However, AptAmigo is flipping the script on what it means to enter a real estate career. As one of our Apartment Locators, you’ll have access to all the support you need to build a thriving business. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help you get started today.

The Challenges of Breaking into Real Estate

There’s no denying that breaking into traditional real estate roles is hard. Before you can become an agent, you will sit through many hours of schooling to learn how the industry works. Then, once you complete your lessons, you must pass an exam in order to legally help someone buy or sell a house. Plus, you also need to research brokers in your area and find one to work under, all before you can even start your real estate career.

However, once you find somewhere to hang your license, the real challenges traditional real estate agents face begin. At this point, you need to learn how to market yourself in order to generate leads and nurture them into active clients, not to mention paying for all of your marketing materials. Beyond that, you have to develop the negotiating skills necessary to help your clients submit a winning bid and the organizational skills to take a transaction all the way through to the closing table.

With all those barriers, it’s no surprise that many people give up on a traditional real estate career before their new business even has a chance to get off the ground. Luckily, there is a better way to break into real estate so that you can avoid suffering the same fate.

AptAmigo Sales Team Members

How AptAmigo Solves Those Challenges

In particular, AptAmigo makes starting your real estate career much easier by ensuring that you won’t go through the hassle of starting a new business on your own. In a traditional real estate setup, the agent becomes the epitome of a one-man-show. In contrast, at AptAmigo, we give our Apartment Locators access to all the resources they need to succeed.

Specifically, AptAmigo makes it easier to break into the industry by creating a team environment. If you decide to work with us, you’ll receive mentorship, guidance, and training from team members who were once in your shoes. You’ll also collaborate with multiple departments to move clients smoothly through the sales pipeline. 

From tech support to marketing assistance, we’ve got you covered. Instead of spending your days cold calling, you’ll get plenty of leads delivered straight to your inbox thanks to our dedicated marketing and tech teams. Plus, marketing will provide lots of support for developing your social media presence and empowering you to employ some of the top lead-generating tools at your fingertips, including this article on How to Market Yourself as an Apartment Locator.

As an added benefit, some states, such as Georgia and Tennessee, allow apartment locators to work without a license, saving the money that would normally go towards school, exams, and licensing fees. However, the rules around real estate licenses vary from state to state. Texas, for instance, requires a license before starting as a locator. Check your state’s laws as you prepare to apply for a new position so that you know exactly what will be required of you when the time comes. 

How to Start Your Career in Real Estate at AptAmigo

If you’re debating whether or not to start a career in real estate at AptAmigo, you’re in the right place. We put together a library of resources to help you learn more about the job and its routine responsibilities. Read over the posts below to get a better feel for whether or not this entry-level real estate job could be the right next step for your career. 

Apartment Locator Talking to Client

Advice on Becoming an Apartment Locator

When you’re ready to take the next step and apply for an Apartment Locator position at AptAmigo, you may be wondering about the best practices that lead to the greatest success. Our locators generously offer up their tips for success and will gladly provide you with further feedback along your journey. Always be eager to learn and stay open to advice from other Apartment Locators, no matter how much experience you bring to the role. Doing so will help you maintain steady improvement in your performance and actively participate on your team. 

Not convinced yet? Hear from our own Austin Apartment Locator, Bobby Brandt, about how he found his best career match at AptAmigo.

Find the Perfect Entry-Level Real Estate Job for You

If you’re ready to jumpstart your real estate career, use the button below to apply for one of our open Apartment Locator positions. We’re always looking for fresh talent and would love to hear from you! It’s as easy as filling out an application.

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
Tara Mastroeni

Tara Mastroeni is a Freelance Real Estate and Personal Finance Writer whose work has been featured on sites like Forbes, The Motley Fool, and Business Insider. You can find her at