Information evenings helped provide Harcourts Western Australia with 21 new employees last year, with the company eager to meet the demand for staff from its franchisees.
“Western Australia’s property market is growing so the demand for staff within real estate is huge,” said Harcourts WA state trainer, Wayne Davey.
“We held an information evening in January this year and placed three people the following week.”
Recruitment and training continues to be a key focus for the real estate group.
“We’re running our information evenings every six weeks to a group of between 15 and 30 people at a time,” he continued.
“The response has been great so far and people are finding the sessions incredibly informative.”
He said 21 people were placed in positions within Harcourts offices in 2011 through the information evenings.
“The evenings generally consist of a one hour presentation on the real estate industry and we often spend anywhere from two to three hours afterwards answering questions from the groups,” Mr Davey added.
According to Mr Davey, there is currently great demand for property management registration and training programs.
“We are currently finalising our property management program which should be rolled out in the next couple of weeks. We’re also running our sales registration program every six weeks which is getting good attendance numbers,” Mr Davey said.
Harcourts Western Australia also offer a suite of training and continued professional development courses for existing staff including the iStart 24 program for new starters, specialised in-office training, management programs and the Future Leaders course.