Ensure you never miss an issue of the
real estate business bulletin
Two thirds of agents to recruit youth next yr

Two thirds of agents to recruit youth next yr

by Reporter 0 comments

Steven Cross

Networks and principals are targeting new young recruits to reinvigorate their team in 2013.

According to the latest Real Estate Business strawpoll, 60.3 per cent of respondents claimed they plan on training and developing a new agent next year.

While 36.2 per cent believed they wouldn’t and just 3.4 per cent were unsure.

This comes at the same time as Ray White is pushing a major recruitment drive, hosting a careers night in Victoria in December. The night aims to encourage young people that real estate is no longer a ‘fall back career’.

Ray White’s number one agent in Victoria, Billy Schroeder from Fern Tree Gully, only joined the group six years ago and knows the value of youth in the industry.

“I started with Ray White when I was in my twenties and my best advice is you get out exactly what you put in," he said.

“The benefit for new, young agents is their natural energy and enthusiasm, and it’s a great industry to get into, especially if you want to get ahead of all your friends.

“There is potential to earn up to $80,000 in your first year, and if you can get through that, the skies the limit."

Only recently, Ray White Surfers Paradise Group launched an initiative to find four energetic, creative people to participate in the "perfect first year introduction" to a real estate career. Part of the pitch involved the new agents selling the unsellable – sand – via a 60 second YouTube video presentation.

Finding young staff can be particularly problematic, said Andrew Bell, principal of the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group.

“In the tougher times, it was the younger generation that left the industry because they had no money in the bank or resources to fall back on,” he said.

“So what the industry has been left with is a lot more people of a mature age creating an imbalance in the workforce.”

le>.b-autolinks{text-decoration:underline}.b-autolinkshadowbox { display: inline; position: relative; cursor: pointer; color: #428bca;} .b-autolinkshadowbox:hover > span { display: block !important; } .b-autolinkshadowbox__links { white-space: nowrap; z-index: 999; display: none; left: 0; border: 1px solid #bfbfbf; border-radius: 5px; font-size: 12px; top: 12px;color: #000; padding: 10px; position: absolute; background-color: #FFF; box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px 1px #bfbfbf; } .b-autolinkshadowbox__links > a { display: block; padding: 3px 0; }
Two thirds of agents to recruit youth next yr
lawyersweekly logo
promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
Listen to other installment of the Real Estate Business Podcast
reb top 100 agents 2017

The REB Top 100 Agents ranking is the foremost ranking of agents in Australia. It has set the bar for excellence in Australian real estate. To be ranked as an REB Top 100 Agent is the standard real estate professionals strive for. See the full 2018 ranking here!

featured podcast

featured podcast
The difference between an average agent and one who dominates

McGrath Crows Nest’s Peter Chauncy is number 10 in this year’s REB Top 100 Agents ranking. Peter, however, is more likely not surprised ...

View all podcasts

Would you consider working for Purplebricks or a similar 'DIY' model?

Yes (7.2%)
No (80.9%)
Perhaps - make me an offer (12%)

Total votes: 209
The voting for this poll has ended on: July 13, 2018
Do you have an industry update?