How to behave at the office to improve your career as a Real Estate agent

Almost everyone has a pet hate and a bad habit. Often, despite your ability as a real estate agent, the airing of these personal behaviours and view points in the office can be detrimental to the way people perceive you and may harm your professional development.  It is important to understand that your behaviour at work can and will affect your career as a CENTURY 21 real estate agent.

To secure your position and personal reputation within the property industry it is advised that you consciously monitor your own behaviour, attitude and habits at work.  Whilst it is true that we have become accustomed to accepting small indignities from our, at times, annoying co-workers, it is to your advantage to be aware of how not to act when at work.  

Take the following as a guide as to the appropriate behaviour for a real estate agent to engage in:

  • Try not to talk on your mobile phone during meetings.  If it is absolutely necessary for you to receive a call, be sure to absent yourself and apologise.  Step outside if you are talking about information personal to another client. 
  • Do not take credit for someone else’s work.
  • Do not engage in general discrimination and rudeness around the office.
  • Do not smoke in a non-smoking area, or around other colleagues.
  • Do not ignore missed calls and emails – try to return as promptly as is practical.
  • Do not take extra long lunch breaks.
  • Do not arrive to work late and leave early.
  • Do not send unprofessional emails to clients or colleagues.
  • Do not gossip about co-workers.
  • Control your criticism and engage in constructive feedback when invited to do so by colleagues. 

It is important to note that workplace etiquette requires more than just saying “please” and “thank you”.  The following tips are also a helpful guide for behaviour in the real estate environment:

  • Show interest in your buyer (not just the seller from whom you take your commission)
  • Monitor what you say and how you say it
  • Keep your desk clean and orderly
  • Leave your personal issues at home

Conducting appropriate and professional behaviour can definitely help you to advance your career as a CENTURY 21 real estate agent.  Learning to monitor your own bad habits and pet hates within your office environment should effectively help you to project a more successful and professional appearance. 

Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 07/02/2011 at 12:28 PM | Categories:

1 Comments

Glenn Twiddle

Glenn Twiddle wrote on 07/02/2011 8:53 PM

And the offices that succeed well, often the office is kinda 'self regulating' and the sort of behaviour described here gets quickly stamped by the 'environment' itself.

Keep up the great articles.

Glenn Twiddle
<a href="http://www.glenntwiddle.com.au/blog/">Real Estate Training</a>

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