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Career Options

Where do I start?  What sort of jobs are there in property?  Where will this job lead me? 

If a career in Property is where your focus is, we can not only help you find your dream job but also provide insights into the jobs themselves. 

 Speak with one of our team for more information about specific roles, but as a taster, click on the links below to see a snippet of the roles we recruit for.

Real Estate Reception

About a career in Reception

Reception is often the starting point for many people entering the property industry. You will be  dealing with enquiries,  answering/directing calls, admin,  as well as supporting  the sales and property management teams.  You will be the first point of contact for clients visiting the office and you will assist with incoming sales/rental enquiries.

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:  Monday to Friday. 
    Saturday receptionist work is often done by a different person

  • Salary:  $50,000 -$65,000 + Super

  • Perks:   Great entry into real estate, dealing with customers and being the first point of contact.

  • Career pathways into this role: Front of house, call centre, administration

  • Career pathways after this role:  Property Management, Sales,  Accounts/Admin

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Reception

Administration (Sales & Rental)

About a career as an Administrator (Sales or Rentals)

If you have great administration skills, consider a move in to Real Estate Administration.  This is the 'engine room' in a real estate office;  this role will see you in a behind the scenes role, handling all things admin.  Duties can include data entry, reporting, advertising creation, correspondence to clients, entering listings on to portals, ordering sign boards, general admin support to  the Property Managers/Sales teams.

 

Key Info

Typical days of work: Monday to Friday

Salary:  In the vicinity of $55,000 - $75,000 + Super

Perks:  Depending on the sector, you may get to administer fabulous new listings, auction campaigns and marketing

Career pathways in to this role: Reception, Admin (non real estate), 

Career pathways after this role:  Office Manager,  Accounts,  Property Management, Sales PA, Marketing & Advertising

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Administration (Sales & Rental)

Accounts/Finance

About a career in Accounts/Finance

Do you have a love of numbers and figures, with great attention to detail?  An Accounts role could be ideal for you.  From Trust Accounting, Sales Trust, Owners Corporation & General Accounts, there are lots of options in this line.

Key Info

Typical days of work: Monday to Friday

Salary:  $65,000 - $90,000 + Super

Perks: 

Career pathways in to this role: Admin (non real estate), 

Career pathways after this role:  Office Manager,  Accounts,  Property Management, Sales PA

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Property Management Assistant

About a career as a Property Management Assistant

Here you will take that entry point in to Property Management.  You will require and Agents Rep Cert/Certificate IV in Property plus a current police check.  You will support a Property Manager (or a few) and here you will learn how to do entry level tasks such as maintenance, ingoing entry and condition reports & leasing.

 

Key Info

Typical days of work: Monday to Friday with a rotation of Saturdays (perhaps 1 in 3 or 4)

Salary:  In the vicinity of $50,000 - $60,000 + Super

Perks:  You won't be stuck behind a computer all day, you will be out and about doing tasks

Career pathways in to this role: Reception, Leasing Consultant, Customer service roles

Career pathways after this role:  Property Manager,  Business Development Manager,  Sales PA/Cadet

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Accouns/Finance
Property Management Assistant

Leasing
(Residential)

About a career in Leasing (Residential)

Leasing is an important role within Property Management; to get find a great tenant to rent a vacant (or soon to be vacant) property.   A majority of your role will be holding open for inspections, so a great sense of time management is imperative.   In most cases, you will need an Agents Rep/Cert IV in Property, plus a current police check.  Most companies require you to have a car, but you will be paid a motor vehicle allowance to cover costs.

 

Key Info

Typical days of work: Monday to Friday with a rotation of Saturdays (perhaps 1 in 3 or 4)

Salary:  In the vicinity of $50,000 - $65,000 + Super, some agencies may pay commissions/incentives.

Perks:  You won't be stuck behind a computer all day, you will be out and about doing tasks

Career pathways in to this role: Reception, Property Management Assistant,  Customer service roles, Hospitality

Career pathways after this role:  Property Manager,  Business Development Manager,  Sales PA/Cadet

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Leasing (Residential)

Property Management (Residential)

About a career as a Property Manager (Residential)

Property managers are hired to handle the operations, maintenance, and administration of property rentals for an owner. Their work, among many other tasks, includes marketing rentals and finding renters, ensuring rental rates are competitive while covering taxes and overhead, collecting rent, and complying with rental laws.

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:  Monday to Friday and Saturdays as may be required

  • Earning Potential:   $70,000 - $100,000 (+) + Super 

  • Perks:   Autonomy in your day, not office based as you will be out and about often, flexibility to work from home

  • Career pathways into this role:   Property Manager Assistant/Leasing, admin, customer service/hospitality

  • Career pathways after this role:  Business Development Manager, Commercial Property Manager,  Real Estate Sales

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Property Management (Residential)

Business Development Manager

About a career as a Business Development Manager (BDM)

A business development manager is the cornerstone of a Property Management team as they  ultimately generate new business to grow the rent roll.  Seen as the 'sales' side of Property Management, a BDM prospects with builders, developers & landlords (existing and new)  to secure new properties to add to the rent roll.  Some BDM's may manage the property in the first month or so then hand over to the Property Manager

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:  Monday to Friday and Saturdays as may be required

  • Earning Potential:   $80,000 - $120,000

  • Perks:   Real autonomy in your day, not office based as you will be out and about often

  • Career pathways into this role:  Sales, Property Management

  • Career pathways after this role:  Sales

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Property Management (Commercial)

About a career as a Commercial Property Manager

A Commercial Property Manager is responsible for overseeing the management of owned or leased properties including land, buildings and building equipment.   You will generally oversee a portfolio of commercial properties in the retail, office and industrial space. 

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:  Monday to Friday only

  • Earning Potential:  $80,000 -$140,000

  • Perks:   No weekend work,  dealing with business owners,   a great role if you love figures and numbers

  • Career pathways into this role:  Residential Property Management,  strong admin based roles with strong attention to detail

  • Career pathways after this role:   Senior Property Management, Team Leader/Department Head,  Private landlord management

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Sales Personal Assistant (PA)/Cadet

About a career as a Sales Personal Assistant (PA)/Cadet

This is a great entry point in to Real Estate sales where you are usually working alongside an experienced sales consultant.  A typical day will see you handling phone and email enquiry, liaising with vendors and buyers, assisting at open homes, attending building valuations and auctions. 

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:  Monday to Saturday

  • Earning potential:   $70,000 - $90,000  (+)

  • Perks:  Learning while working on the job,  personal growth in to Sales and greater earning potential

  • Career pathways into this role:  Sales outside of industry,  retail, hospitality, customer service/facing roles

  • Career pathways after this role:  Stand alone sales

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Property Sales Consultant

About a career as a Property Sales Consultant

A real estate agent is a licensed professional who represents buyers or sellers in real estate transactions.  A typical day will see you arranging real estate transactions, working with buyers and sellers and acting as their representative in negotiations. Real estate agents are compensated by way of commissions—a percentage of the property’s purchase price—so their income depends on their ability to close a deal.  

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:  Monday to Saturday, but also Sundays if needs be!

  • Earning Potential:  $80,000 - uncapped - it depends on your abilities and the sky is the limit!

  • Perks:  Meeting lots of people, building your network,  viewing homes, earning potential

  • Typical career pathways into this role:  Sales PA/Cadet,  Sales outside of industry

  • Career pathways after this role:   Sales Manager,  Real Estate business owner

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Commercial Sales & Leasing

About a career in Commercial Sales & Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Agents are professionals who assist their clients in buying, selling or leasing properties for commercial purposes.  This role ideally suits those with a sharp mind for stats, figures and numbers. 

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:   Monday to Friday only

  • Earning potential:  $100,000 ++

  • Perks:  Weekday work only, great earning potential

  • Typical career pathways into this role:  Commercial Property Manager,  Residential Sales

  • Career pathways after this role Sales Manager, Owner of business

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Business Development Manager
Property Management (Commrcial)
Sales Personal Assistant (PA)/Cadet
Property Sales Consultant
Commerical Sales & Leasing

Owners Corporation Assistant

About a career as an Owners Corporation (OC)  Assistant

The entry in to becoming an OC Manager.   You will will directly assist and support an OC Manager (or several) with various tasks such as sourcing quotes for repairs/maintenance,  completing insurance claims,  prepare communications such as minutes to meetings/agendas, attending AGM's with OC Manager etc.   A strong admin background is essential for this role.

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:  Monday to Friday only however some after hours work may be required for committee meetings

  • Earning Potential:  $60,000 - $75,000 + Super

  • Career pathways into this role:  Administration, accounts, finance

  • Career pathways after this role:  OC Manager

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Owners Corporation Assistant

Owners Corporation Admin & Accounts

About a career as an Owners Corporation Administrator/ Accounts

An essential element in Owners Corporation both Admin and Accounts are the backbone to ensure things run smoothly.   Here you will need a strong attention to detail,  a love of figures and numbers and enjoy a role where you are office based during working hours.

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:    Monday to Friday only (no after hours work for meetings is required)

  • Earning potential:    $65,000 - $95,000 + Super

  • Career pathways into this role:   Administration and Accounts roles

  • Career pathways after this role:   Senior roles

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Ownes Corporation Admin & Accounts

Owners Corporation Manager

About a career as a Owners Corporation Manager

As an Owners Corporation Manager, you are appointed by the owners corporation committee  to carry out its functions in managing and administering the common property. These include maintenance and repairs, collecting fees, maintaining insurance and keeping financial records.

 

Key Info
 

  • Typical days of work:  Monday to Friday (unless a Committee meeting is scheduled for a Saturday)

  • Earning potential:   $75,000- $140,000 + Super

  • Common career pathways into this role:  OC Assistant,  Accounts, Finance, Banking

  • Career pathways after this role:  Senior OC Managers,  managing large high-rise buildings,  Team Manager,  

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Owners Corporation Manger

Other roles in Real Estate.

We're  connected with agencies throughout Melbourne and although the roles above are our more commonly placed roles, we often have unique and bespoke opportunities.  These include; 
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  • Office Managers

  • Buyers Advocate

  • Property stylist

  • Executive Assistant

  • Officer in Effective Control

  • Client Services Manager 

  • Operations Manager

  • Marketing/Advertising

  • Concierge

  • General Manager

  • Sales Manager

  • Department Manager

If you would like to talk to us about any of these roles,  just pick up the phone!

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Other roles in Real Estate
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