Contact a Wakefields representative using the details on the right to discuss a possible career at Wakefields.
The new education requirements for Estate Agents include the formal qualification "Further Education and Training Certificate - Real Estate" (FETC - Real Estate). This is a one year part time course comprising theoretical and practical components and assessment. A final Professional Designation Exam is written after completion of the year's study. By working as an "Intern Estate Agent" within the Wakefield's organisation, you will get full support from our Training Academy and the Branch Manager.
Whilst you do not need a tertiary qualification to enter into Real Estate, certain qualifications will give you an exemption from all or part of the required qualification.
You do not need any previous employment or experience to become an Estate Agent. However, some industry qualifications and experience can assist with your Real Estate qualification. i.e. Insurance Industry.
Real Estate is one of the few careers which allow you to "earn while you learn". Having said that, Real Estate agents are remunerated purely on a commission only basis. Commissions are only paid on registration of transfer of the sale of the property sold. It takes an average of 4 - 6 months to start to earn an income.
Tools of the trade
Essential tools required to be an Estate Agent: Cell phone; Reliable motor vehicle; Valid driving license; Company: Wakefield's Page: 77 Basic computer skills; Own laptop computer an advantage