A reconversion in real estate to be successful must be considered because there are many possibilities, so choose immediately the path that suits you best. And regardless of your previous journey, what is important is what you want to do, what attracts you, what you feel you are prepared for.
There are, of course, commonalities between all real estate professions, these are contact professions, you have to be comfortable in your relationships with others. And everything else can be learned!
We offer an important choice for real estate conversion, from the creation of an agency to the management of a regional network, including rental management, or even simply a real estate advisor, under salaried status or sales agent.
To consider creating an agency, you need a small capital, of course, but the most important is to feel the talents of an organizer and team leader. A classic agency at cruising speed works with a manager, a person in the administration, and three or four salespeople for the transaction service, more possibly a management service. The role of an agency manager is to create and maintain the conditions so that the whole team is motivated and efficient.
To retrain as a real estate advisor, it is possible in one of our agencies if there is one near you, or as an independent commercial agent throughout Canada. The qualities required are once again a sense of human contact, and an ability to work and organize alone. In an agency or from home, you organize yourself. Another point to consider is the fact that if real estate is a profession where you can earn a very good living, sales are generally irregular, sometimes you sell five homes in a month, but also that the ‘we do not make any sale for one or two months: this affects morale, if you are resilient it is a good asset, if you give in to discouragement it will be all the more difficult to bounce back.
Another possibility in our network is to recruit and lead your own team, without necessarily having premises. In this case, there is a team to lead, but not administrative, which will be better suited to certain temperaments more “leaders of men” than managers.
In all cases, it is possible to add rental management, keeping only the commercial side, accounting, and legal being provided by the head office.
And of course, in the case of retraining, you will need training, know that we organize it daily online or face-to-face, on all the topics necessary for successful retraining!