Why tradies make good real estate agents
The real estate sector attracts a very diverse range of people. One of the sectors we have considerable interest from are tradies – plumbers, builders, electricians, painters etc.
Reliable, valuable tradespeople often make good real estate agents. Here are some of the reasons why:
A competent tradesperson will have a strong grasp of what makes for quality client service- getting back to people on time and communicating about projected time lines and costs, as well as explaining the work performed. These are key skills for agents too, as real estate is all about referrals, plus clients coming back to you as an agent each time they have a real estate need.
When a problem does occur, a good tradesperson will use their lateral thinking, experience and skills to quickly identify the problem, solve the issue, or resolve the situation. As a ‘go between’ two parties such as the seller/buyer or landlord/tenant, a real estate agent needs strong conflict resolution skills.
A successful tradesperson is usually prepared for problems and has sharp problem-solving skills to identify the source of a problem or risk and develop a way to address that problem. Problem solving and risk management skills are key to a successful career in either a sales or property management role, and even more so as a real estate business owner.
If you are a tradie looking for a career change, or know a tradie who is, click here to find out how to get into a career in real estate