Have you got what it takes to be a great estate and lettings agent?

Jul 12, 2023 | Guides

If like us, you have a passion for properties, a career as an estate & lettings agent may be for you. There are a range of unique qualities that we possess as people, which are key to ensuring you thrive. Read on to see if you have what it takes.


Much of our job consists of dealing with people. Estate & lettings agents meet all kinds of people, face-to-face and virtually, so good communicative skills are a must. Calm, confident, professional, polite, friendly, warm and persuasive (without being pushy) are key characteristics that can make you relatable and trustworthy to others. You’ll also need to approach each sale individually, and expect to apply a flexible approach.


Although this may not be necessary to kick-start your career, some clients may see highly trained professionals as more credible. Righthaus can advise you on relevant qualifications, including: CELA, NAEA and ARLA.

Job requirements

Ways of working have changed dramatically, especially over recent years, and the traditional ‘9-5’ doesn’t always apply. An estate & lettings agency needs to provide a service that works for its clients, which can mean being available outside of conventional working hours. Offices may be open up to 6 pm, with agents conducting property viewings at weekends and in the evening. There will also be different patterns of working from day to day, splitting your time between your desk and being out in the field. As you’ll need to travel to and from properties, driving is essential. 


Progressing your career will be based on how well you perform. An agent who is committed and puts in the effort will often reap the rewards, not just in terms of their salary (which may include commission), but also in climbing the ladder.

Browse our latest vacancies here.

Recent posts

A Guide To Buying At Auction

A Guide To Buying At Auction

Buying a property at auction can often be an exciting experience. Not only could you be purchasing your next home or investment in super quick time,...

read more

How much is your property worth?

Request your FREE market appraisal

Happy customers

We’re proud of our business and love to wax lyrical about our services. But, don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients have to say.