How to become a real estate agent in Canberra
The real estate market in Canberra is booming.
Tim Lawless from property data company CoreLogic told the Financial Review in July that Canberra’s “housing market has hardly skipped a beat through the COVID pandemic” with values rising every month since September 2019.
But it’s not only Canberra’s residential real estate market that’s booming, it’s the bush capital’s commercial market as well.
The Financial Review property reporter, Martin Kelly, recently wrote that commercial office sales were on track to hit a record $1 billion this year. Long-term government leases and contracts make the capital city a honeypot for investors.
Canberra joined Sydney and Melbourne in June when its median house price surpassed $1 million. Smart Property Investment also reported that clearance rates at Canberra auctions were more than 80% so far this year.
Australia’s capital city has a rapidly growing property market and this makes it a great place to work as a real estate agent, but there’s more.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Canberra, you’ll know that residents enjoy an inner-city area designed by the renowned American architect Walter Burley Griffin. The surrounding suburbs, which came later, are like separate linked towns with beautiful natural spaces between them.
The city has many remarkable features that make it one of the country’s best places to live and work.
Did you know Canberra also has a NASA base? It’s true! The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is one of three stations in the world’s Deep Space Network that provide vital communications between spacecrafts in our solar system and mission teams on earth.
When NASA has a base in the ‘Berra’, you know you’re onto a good thing, right?
What does this all mean for you?It means that obtaining an ACT real estate licence, or certificate, to sell property can lead to a lucrative and fulfilling career (along with the benefits of living in a fascinating city).
Training to be a real estate agent is a small investment that can deliver tremendous results for your career and lifestyle.
And if you want to become a real estate agent in Canberra, keep reading because we’ll explain what you need to do to break into the industry.
There are two ACT real estate courses that will qualify you for roles in the real estate industry.
1. Certificate of Registration (Entry level)
2. Real Estate Licensing course (CPP40307)
For a closer look, let’s break it down.
This is the entry-level qualification that will get you in the door of a real estate agency. Or, if you’re already working in an administrative capacity in the industry and looking to upskill, this is for you.
With your Certificate of Registration, you can market and sell residential and commercial properties. You’ll also be qualified to work in property management and negotiate rentals and leases on behalf of landlords.
You’ll be working under the supervision of a fully licensed real estate agent and, while you can work across different roles within the industry, your Certificate of Registration won’t qualify you to open your own agency.
How do I become a registered real estate salesperson in Canberra?
There are five core units of study in this course, and no academic prerequisites.
Once you complete your course you can register with Access Canberra to work as a real estate agent in the ACT.
There’s never been a better time to launch a career in real estate.
This is the full real estate licence and it will qualify you to work independently across the ACT.
As a fully licensed real estate agent you can work in residential and commercial sales, and property management.
Being a Canberra real estate agent is an exciting and rewarding job. Take this important first step. Seriously, it’s your move.
How do I become a fully licensed real estate agent in Canberra?
There are 18 units of study that cover listing property for sale and lease, negotiating effectively in property transactions, developing a strategic business plan and more.
If you’re serious about making real estate your career, then completing this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need.
While on-the-ground experience provides immeasurable insight into real estate practice, completing your full real estate licence with an accredited provider will provide the credentials you need to become a leading agent.
Once you’ve completed the course, you can apply to Access Canberra for your full real estate licence.
What makes a great real estate agent?
Think about this question if you’re serious about becoming a real estate agent in Canberra.
A successful real estate career is built by word of mouth and the reputation you have in the community in which you work.
Here are five attributes to strive for if you’re aiming to be a respected, top-selling real estate agent.
- Be professional – make sure you’re accessible, authentic, friendly, supportive and on time.
- Keep your market knowledge current – know what’s going on in your patch, so you can answer client questions; provide sound advice and recognise an opportunity when you see one.
- Keep your skills updated – maintain your CPD (continuing professional development) requirements, and expand your technical skills so that your Zoom meetings and virtual property tours are professional and tech savvy.
- Stay in touch with your clients – don’t end the relationship when the sale closes. Keep in touch, phone occasionally and ask how they are, send personalised annual greeting cards, calendars or fridge magnets. Consider every new client experience the beginning of a lifelong professional relationship.
- Polish your shoes – we’re serious! Be a shoe snob. Your shoes say more about you than you think.
Time to get started!
Are you ready?
Once you’ve selected which course is right for you, go to Entry Education and take the important first step in your new career.
So what do you need for your course?
Entry Education is a real estate training institute that’s renowned for putting its students at the centre of everything it does.
All you need to complete your course is a computer and reliable internet. You can get started as soon as you enrol. Through our direct message system in the Entry Education portal, you can seek support whenever you need it – even outside 9–5 office hours.
We understand how time-poor our students are, and that's why our student support is there when you need it most.
You can work through your course at your own pace. There are no due dates and no pressure to complete assignments or sit exams. All you have to focus on is your completion date.
After you complete your course, we’ll have a copy of your certificate of attainment in your hands within 48 hours.
We’re dedicated to your success and we’d love to make you one of our successful graduates.
At Entry Education, we know what’s required to become a real estate agent in Canberra.
Our goal is to get you there!
Entry Education (RTO no: 41529) is an accredited provider of Real Estate courses.