PC Hardware Asset Management (Former Employee), Toronto, Ontario – July 1, 2015
Pros: Able to keep old electronics out of landfills
Cons: Lack of full-time permanent positions
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. – more... 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. – less
When busy, you can work as hard and as long as you like.
Commercial Realtor (Current Employee), Vernon, BC – November 20, 2014
Pros: work as hard as you want
Cons: volatile real estate market
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. – more... 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. – less
Outside sales (Former Employee), West Vancouver, BC – August 25, 2014
Pros: free starter course; free coffee and donuts daily
Cons: market was tough
When I started with Royal LePage, I took the 5 week starter course which was great because it allowed all the newcomers to get to know the managers and the history of this company.. I found that our daily interactions with one another bonded us and boosted our confidence.
Commercial and Residential Realtor (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – June 20, 2014
great place to be, As a member of a real estate board, you also become a member of the BC Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Only members of CREA are entitled to call themselves REALTORS®.
REALTOR (Former Employee), Vancouver Island – May 8, 2014
Pros: meeting new people all the time
Cons: long hours
I enjoy being a REALTOR. Meeting people is a great experiences. As a REALTOR you wear many different hats. You are in charge of your business. You must find new clients all the time to progress. I feel I have to communicate well to retain my clients. In my opinion the best approach is to be happy,dependable and honest at all times.
Easy job that i have on the side to make extra money
flyer delivery (Current Employee), Cochrane, Alberta – September 3, 2013
Pros: extra money
A typical day for this job would be to drop by the Royal LaPage office, receive flyers, and then deliver the flyers. I have learnt many people skills from this job, as well as respect for the land of every individual.
Real Estate Sales Representative/REALTOR® (Former Employee), Brampton/Georgetown, ON – August 19, 2013
Pros: work i could be passionate about.
Cons: business expenses.
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 – more... 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 moments 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
Administration Assistant (Former Employee), Belleville, ON – May 6, 2013
Pros: got to know real estate brokers and bought a house.
Cons: training was not long enough.
My position was supposed to be for maternity leave for a current employee. I was not given much time for training and the job was very demanding. Training period could have been longer. My co-worker was not as accommodating to the information required for training.
Marketing and Design Manager (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – December 26, 2012
Development and execution of marketing advertising strategy, advertising material design, coordination and implementation of branding and website development initiatives, production of external and internal – more... newsletters and other marketing materials, coordination, implementation and analysis of customer satisfaction surveys, training, mentoring and ongoing support of team members, research into international real estate development opportunities – less
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Almonte, Ontario – May 24, 2012
Pros: sharing in the happiness of my clients
Cons: hours upon hours with no pay
May day includes, keeping up-to-date with my clients. Taking courses, updating files. I work with alot of Real Estate Agents and my co-workers are a great group of people. The most enjoyable part of my – more... job is helping people get to where they want to be. In this case selling their home or buying a new one. It is very gratifying. I would say the hardest part of my job is not getting paid for the hours that I put in on a regular basis. – less
Customer Service (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – February 9, 2015
Pros: contacto con la gente
Cons: no hay beneficios
Es una buena empresa pero no tiene posibilidades de crecimiento, no tiene beneficios para los empleados como seguros medicos por ejemplo, tiene un buen ambiente laboral pero el salario no es el adecuado para la cantidad de trabajo que se debe de realizar.
Agent Immabilier (Former Employee), Brossard, QC – June 14, 2013
Pros: bonne équipe
Cons: grande compétion
Environnement agréable amicale! Tôt le matin à tard le soir et toutes les week-end Beacoup de compétion mais bonne entente entre agents Ce que j'aimais, La diversité du travail, le contact avec des gens différents les défis, La non routine!