Estate Agents and Auctioneers

Estate agents and auctioneers arrange for the valuation, sale, purchase, rental and leasing of property on behalf of clients, as well as the auction of livestock and antiques.


New workers
£ 20,333
£ 30,758
£ 67,271

Available jobs

In the past year there were 76,215 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Makes inventories of property for sale, advises vendor of suitable reserve price, issues catalogues, conducts auction, notes bids and records sale.

  • Negotiates land or property purchases, sales, leases or tenancy agreements and arranges legal formalities with solicitors, building societies and other parties.

  • Markets the property on behalf of the vendor, prepares written information and press advertisements.

  • Advises vendors and purchasers on market prices of property, accompanies clients to view property.

  • Conducts or arranges for structural surveys of properties and undertakes any necessary valuations of property or agricultural land.

  • Discusses client’s requirements and may advise client on the purchase of property and land for investment and other purposes.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Mortgage Loans

  • Numeracy

  • Marketing

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Selling Techniques

  • Property Management

  • Canvassing

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Sales Prospecting

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • Resilience

  • Writing

  • Literacy

  • Negotiation

  • Management

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.