ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 10 March 2017
A typical day of work would be described as not monotonous at all, dynamic, creative and new things to learn everyday. I learned to multi-task, to communicate better and to sell better with more customer satisfaction. Management was great. Busy sometimes. Lot of pressure sometimes, but overall great. Workplace was organized. easy to access whatever was needed to make job done. Hardest part was customers/ vendors wouldn't pay on time. there was a lot of pressure from both parties. especially when move in dates were close and repairs were pending.
The most enjoyable part is marketing which involves lot of moving around, meeting new people, its dynamic and lot of fun.
exciting new things everyday/ challenges
pressure when you act as a liason, pressure from both parties
Administrator (Former Employee) – Lagoon City – 24 February 2014
Typically the day was spent answering phones and relaying messages to real estate representatives. Greeting walk-in customers and directing them to on duty rep, if no one was in the office I provided them with an information package and business card for the on-duty representative. Preparing all documents related to buying, listing and selling real estate. Compiling data and statistics on local real estate and lists for agents. Keeping the office and listing boards neat and presentable.
RECEPTIONIST/BOOKKEEPER (Former Employee) – Penticton, BC – 17 February 2014
Worked from 8-4 hours were great. Enjoy the work Management was very hard to deal with, would not trust any of us Got along good with co-workers The hardest part was not knowing if I could please the manager I love doing paper work and working with the public
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto< ontario – 9 January 2014
Typical day at work was answering phones, taking messages, setting up appointments with potential/existing clients. Management was excellent they help guide you as an employee which allowed me to further enhance my skills. My co-workers were amazing group of people who made my job fun and productive.
excellent place to work, great management, staff and co workers
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 9 January 2014
flexibility in schedule and income the staff is fabulous the management couldn't be better the most enjoyable part is helping others find that perfect home the hardest part is being dedicated to what you have to do
the best brokerage I have had the honor of working at
Fast-paced, customer service focused, routine based work environment.
Administrative Staff/Reception (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 November 2013
I am constantly on the phone - either directing calls, arranging appointments, paging out messages, or simply assisting in basic inqueries. Phone calls are handled by following certain guidelines and procedures depending on the type of call I am taking; because of this, I am constantly in a routine and everything I do is repetative. The reception where I work at also handles walk-in's and preparing documents for employees, agents/brokers, and management, and other typical administrative duties.
Customer service skill is the bread and butter when working in a front office reception and administration. My years spent working in such - especially in the real estate industry - honed these skills and surpassed the basic level of what is typically practiced and expected. I learnt to anticipate what is needed and what must be done, and deliver results in a professional, polite, and efficient manner - even in the most difficult situations. Emotion is key and controlling it is important, especially when dealing with difficult emotional people. Years of experience gave me the ability to handle it easily and professionally. Working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment gave me the opportunity to develop and improve my skills in multi-tasking and at the same time paying careful attention to details - therefore finding the right balance between quantity and quality in my work performance.
The current management has a good relationship to us support staff. Certain authority is typically practiced and in such a way where it's more on the laid-back spectrum. However,more... because of such practice certain issues are not being addressed properly in a sense where there is no follow through; and because of this, there is almost no resolution.
The hardest part of my job here is the fact that there is no real challenges being presented. What is required in my job relies heavily on routine and repetition and it can be easily said that the job lacks real "soul", especially when there is very little new opportunities and challenges being presented. Another factor is the lack of growth within the company. Career-wise, the administration field offers limited opportunity where you can achieve/acquire certain position (supervisor, senior staff, etc...) but nothing further in terms of development.
There is however a positive aspect with this job: the people. We thrive on team work and the good chemistry we've developed help us accomplish the duties and tasks that are expected of us support staff.less
Mostly friendly, easy-going employees.
Lacking certain amount of authority within management.
Real Estate Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 November 2013
Good company to work with.Sufficient training was provided.It was small company but had a very good working atmosphere.Limitations were only because of one location,but my working experience was wonderfull.
Productive and fun workplace, with great management.
Office Administrator (Current Employee) – Leamington, ON – 8 October 2013
Century 21 is a great company to work for I have worked for the company for 10 years. I am an office administrator duties include: processing offers, sending paperwork to lawyers, answer phones, filing, send commission bills, print off trade record sheets.
Scheduling appointments, completing market evaluations prospecting clients, searching for properties, calling clients keeping update on the information and real estate updates, loved working with first time buyers, seeing their faces when they get there keys to their new home
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Charlottetown, PE – 27 June 2013
Overall my experience with Century 21 Colonial Realty has been a positive. The owner/broker is up to date and always available to his agents. The Century 21 brand is recognized worldwide and is in the top agencies in my province. A typical day at is not typical to any other work. Real estate is truly a rare type of career where you get out exactly what you put in. Everyday is different and can be quite unpredictable.I love every aspect and would like to use my experience and expertise to improve the life of my fellow agents.
Ability to run an independent business effectively
Independent Contractor (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 21 April 2013
Received support and necessary tools to be independent. Management available when needed for support and advice. Enjoyed working with other independent contractors Enjoyed dealing with clients and assisting them in finding solutions to their problems. Enjoyed being independent and arranging my own time schedule No difficult parts of job.
Realtor (Former Employee) – Fort St John, BC – 19 March 2013
I think the management of any business sets the base for the office. The management is this office was very unorganized and as a active realtor as well as manager his comptetiveness prevented him from consulting with his sub-brokers openly and without bias.