Real Estate Sales Representative/REALTOR® (Former Employee) – Brampton/Georgetown, ON – 19 August 2013
Royal LePage is famous for offering great training and an extensive marketing programs to their sales representatives. I always found the staff friendly and helpful. Management openly shared their knowledge and I could count on them for trusted advice. Co-workers were open to share what they had learned and we enjoyed instant rapport with a large network of sales reps and brokers across Canada. It was a pleasure to work with a fellow Royal LePage professional.
The hardest part of the job for me, was promoting myself as a "salesperson". I found it a challenge to balance prospecting for new business with looking after all the other day to day tasks. I dedicated a lot of time to get to know and understand my clients and made sure to help them on a deep, meaningful level. As a result, many people came to me for information or advice, I did a great deal of repeat and referral business and made some new friends.
Customers expectations changed rapidly. While I loved keeping up to date and using the latest technology...it took a great deal of time and money to continually upgrade and implement these necessary changes.
Sadly, being a REALTOR® has become an extremely competitive business and I found it difficult to provide the level of service I wanted to give and at the same time produce the volume required to maintain expenses and make a profit.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with people to find solutions to bring their real estate goals to life. Marketing a new listing, finding the property the client loved and negotiating a successful sale were peak momentsmore... for me. I enjoyed most of the aspects of the role, and always did my own administration work. There was always something new to learn and I enjoyed developing my knowledge and skills.less
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 December 2016
Extremely friendly work place Many hours of research and people calling Do not like cold calling Realize that your opinion and work knowledge can have an impact in a family for the rest of their lives.
Residential Sales (Current Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 18 November 2016
To work full-time in residential re-sale -- working with buyers and sellers -- a sales rep must be a self starter, but must also have a good knowledge of housing, marketing, negotiations and how mortgages work.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 June 2016
Working as a receptionist at Royal LePage is very fun and upbeat. You'll always have something to do and won't get bored. The people that work at the office are very friendly and nice; the boss is an amazing and friendly person.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 8 May 2016
This job was great I worked one day a week, Saturdays from 9 till 3. I would answer phone calls, update the powerpoint slideshow and their facebook pages. I learned how to professionally answer the phone and questions. I also had to learn to file listing in the right order. My manager was great, she was always happy to see me and happy to be at work.
Conveyancing Administrator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 January 2016
Fantastic Company to work for. The support they provide the staff and realtors is amazing. Wonderful ownership and co-workers. The best part of the job is seeing REALTORS walk away happy and satisfied with the service they have received.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 9 December 2015
Repetitive and unrewarding,
Provided administrative support including managing calendars, composing documents, completing data entry, and organizing the office to ensure the highest level of efficiency
• Established positive client relationships by fielding initial calls from prospective clients with data entry and listing of activity logs • Organized and maintained client files to ensure current information on prospective buyers • Created high interest flyers to advertise available properties to prospective clients • Effectively managed invoicing and outgoing payments • Carried out necessary job functions utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
PC Hardware Asset Management (Former Employee) – Toronto, Ontario – 1 July 2015
Worked to resell old IT equipment safely and managed to turn old equipment into a revenue source, keeping it out of landfills. Met with customers, collected payments, and provided advice as needed to management. Setup many employees with free computer systems to use at home, as many did not have a computer system. Donated many working systems to local charities for training and educational purposes.
When busy, you can work as hard and as long as you like.
Commercial Realtor (Current Employee) – Vernon, BC – 20 November 2014
The days mostly start by looking after inquiries on listings and/or offers I was working on the evening or day before. I have many businesses and clients that require special attention to their properties. The early mornings is a good time to call or email updated progress reports. Mornings also work best for business meetings either at my office or the clients. Afternoons are more convenient for viewing new listings and clients to view properties. Over 23 years in the business you learn how to read people. Their motivation, urgency, moods, etc. How to peacefully counter reactions to offers and suggestions. How to overall make them feel good when negotiating no matter if they're a Buyer, Seller, Tenant or Landlord.
Over the years I have managed my entire business mostly by myself including bookkeeping.
I enjoy telling co-workers successful ideas that I've used in the business that could help them. I mostly enjoy seeing my Buyer or Seller appreciating the work I've put into making a successful transaction.
The hardest part of my job is the pain of a unsuccessful transaction after many weeks (sometime months) of extremely hard work.
I love to be busy. Looking for a career that's continually busy rather than the up and down of the real estate market.