Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

3 Steps to Becoming a Property Investment Consultant

A property consultant is a new term given to someone in the property investment profession; they typically work in sales and help investors to find their dream investment.

It’s a profession that has been winning the race for years in terms of popularity (especially in the last decade!). Property investment consultants are always aware of the area they operate in and can give advice and information on the kinds of property available. Plus, they’re also typically good at showing potential buyers and investors the best property type for them according to their budget. 

Are you interested in becoming a property investment consultant? In just a few simple steps, you can start your career and make as much money as you wish too.

What’s important to remember is that property consultancy relies a lot on commission, so you have to be a hard worker who’s willing to put time and effort into their sales to make the big bucks. 

Step 1 – Do your research

As with any job, you should start by researching, reading this blog is definitely a good start! However, it takes more than this to learn about property consultancy and what the job entails truly. The good news is, there are no specific educational qualifications required to be a property consultant, just a determination to do your best. 

One thing many UK property companies ask for is that you have a good command of the English language and you’re able to chat to potential buyers and investors with confidence. The career path of any property consultant involves a lot of talking to strangers and getting to know people you may not typically meet in everyday life. However, if you’re up for the challenge, the market is always in need of new budding consultants. 

Step 2 – Look for jobs within the industry

If you’ve researched the role and you feel as though you’re a good fit for it, the next step is beginning to apply for jobs within the industry. It’s always best to look for investment companies within your area or somewhere you can easily travel too but if you are willing to move away then look for jobs in that vicinity instead.

Larger cities such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool are home to the best and most well-known property companies. If you’re unfamiliar with the area you’ll be selling in, guides and blogs provided on the RWinvest website can help you out in learning more about the city and what it can offer your potential clients. If you prefer, there are blogs such as The Big Investment that offer insight into the property investment industry too! The content on these sorts of blogs make for great conversation when talking to potential buyers and investors.

Step 3 – Start your training

Once all of the easy parts are over, the real work begins. After you have received an offer for a job at a property company and accepted, now is the time to get working harder than ever. You’ll need to familiarise yourself with everything about the company, from its history to its current clients and what their values are. Every company is different so it’s essential to remember the key aspects of the one you’ll be working for. Plus, if you’re starting at a good property company, they will most likely train up for a week or two in order to show you the ropes and ease you into the investment consultant process. However, from here on out, it’s a new career path and future for you on your journey. Remember, keep focused, enjoy yourself and try to get as many sales as possible!