General Discussion: Shego's Employment/Work Thread!


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rural
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17805 posts since 26/9/06

29 Sep 2014 13:33
If you don't hit your targets/sales you're sacked quicker than Jordan spunking his pants at an Erykah Badu concert.
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

29 Sep 2014 13:40
when i was a young lad i always wanted to be an estate agent too. might apply for a few jobs - would be alright that.
swede
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9868 posts since 21/3/09

29 Sep 2014 13:43
estate agent is a shout. also job in recruitment pay really well but not hugely fulfilling
Kadafi39
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2008 posts since 30/10/09

29 Sep 2014 14:11
All the money is in being self employed in that field though, think if you do work for someone go in to it with the aim of learning the game and having the end goal of setting up your own estate/lettings agency.
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

29 Sep 2014 14:15
anyone got any tips for getting into that field then? or is it just a case of spamming out cv's for trainee estate agent roles on all the main job sites?
Kadafi39
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2008 posts since 30/10/09

posted 29 Sep 2014 14:21, edited 29 Sep 2014 14:21
Basic understanding of conveyancing wouldn't be a bad idea. Just familiarise yourself with the process and necessary documents, fixtures and fittings forms, property information forms, EPC's, contracts, exchange & completion. Would give you a headstart over most candidates and make you more confident about the process when speaking to clients and demonstrate that you know what your talking about.

Apart from that get experience and as you said apply for everything going.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

29 Sep 2014 14:24
Did FUK really just turn Jordan into an estate agent ? Laughing out loud
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

29 Sep 2014 14:24
why, you looking to buy? i got a few places on offer… give me a pm
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

29 Sep 2014 14:43
jokes aside, my post was about suggestions of what field i could move into… i've no idea what i want to do really, but bored shitless with what i do, and have no interest in it.
plus, do think it'll be a pretty good job… no qualifications needed either really (dunt have a degree and was too busy skateboarding to do well in college)
diederik
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3300 posts since 16/8/11

29 Sep 2014 14:57
You can also farm for gold in one of your MMOs
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

29 Sep 2014 15:01
Laughing out loud
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

29 Sep 2014 15:13
The people that are doing the best out of all my mates are all in IT sales. Really does seem like money for old rope if you've got a decent product.
Best
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9936 posts since 21/10/05

29 Sep 2014 15:31
Kadafi39 wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: Youd be a good estate agent i reckon son. In one of the proper ones of course. Top motor and top dough.

Money is ridiculous, generally about 1% of sale price, but up to 1.5% in some cases. Very little work too, photos, website, show a few people around, low overheads, low professional expenses, very little regulation.

Market is flooded though, estate agents and letting agents everywhere these days.

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you do post some utter shit. You are wrong on almost every point you attempt to make and clearly don't know what you are talking about

I hate estate agents as much as the next guy, but they do graft for their cash. The agency get the sale price not the agent, they get commission which is far reduced. Getting new business, doing the inventory etc is by no means simple and only half the picture. Once the sale is agreed the real work begins with endless emails between solicitors, sellers and buyers which is a huge pain and the endless chasing can go on for 6 months plus. Fun for fuck all of 1% if the buyer doesn't pull out….


EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

29 Sep 2014 15:42
tried having ago at being at estate agent but they want you to be ultra yankee style enthusiastic and I was like, nah.
Kadafi39
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2008 posts since 30/10/09

29 Sep 2014 15:57
Best wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: Youd be a good estate agent i reckon son. In one of the proper ones of course. Top motor and top dough.

Money is ridiculous, generally about 1% of sale price, but up to 1.5% in some cases. Very little work too, photos, website, show a few people around, low overheads, low professional expenses, very little regulation.

Market is flooded though, estate agents and letting agents everywhere these days.

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you do post some utter shit. You are wrong on almost every point you attempt to make and clearly don't know what you are talking about

I hate estate agents as much as the next guy, but they do graft for their cash. The agency get the sale price not the agent, they get commission which is far reduced. Getting new business, doing the inventory etc is by no means simple and only half the picture. Once the sale is agreed the real work begins with endless emails between solicitors, sellers and buyers which is a huge pain and the endless chasing can go on for 6 months plus. Fun for fuck all of 1% if the buyer doesn't pull out….

You really are a thick cunt ain't you! If you understood the post maybe you would see that if you worked for someone you wouldn't have to worry about overheads or professional expenses so clearly i was looking at it from the point of view of being self employed, which i also said in my other post. Estate Agents have the easiest job in the chain, conveyancers are lucky if they can charge 0.5% of the purchase price as their fee and they do a lot more for half the money, have high overheads, professional expenses and all the risk in the transaction is with them, plus the work they do is a little more involving than the real work you describe as "endless emails" and make a few phone calls u thick fuck!
Best
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9936 posts since 21/10/05

29 Sep 2014 16:19
Laughing out loud

Who on earth sells their property through an estate agent without an agency behind them?! The sort of rubbish you would be selling wouldn't be worth the effort of the 1%. Maybe you are getting confused with America realtors, but back in the real world you are still totally wrong

You aren't by any chance an estate agent? It would make a lot of sense…
Kadafi39
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2008 posts since 30/10/09

29 Sep 2014 16:26
Never heard of anyone that owns an estate agency? A private estate agency? Maybe its different regionally but in the Midlands there are private estate agents EVERYWHERE. Long standing ones too, shonki brothers would be a prime example, mutli millionaires and even hold their own auctions these days too, and there's loads of smaller ones just like them all over the place.

Unfortunately not, wish i was! Im a solicitor and i deal primarily with residential conveyancing. Which is why it works me up so much when people say they graft for their money when all they do is lie and hassle clients and law firms, they have the easiest part of the chain and the moneys better. Been toying with the idea of setting up a solicitors property shop or an ABS with in house estate agency, just time and effort though being self employed already.
Best
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9936 posts since 21/10/05

29 Sep 2014 16:40
I guess that is the difference between London and the Midlands. The vast majority of london estate agents are big companies with multiple offices both in the UK and internationally…
Rez
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8703 posts since 5/4/09

1 Oct 2014 12:13
Am also thinking of a change in career. Advetising/Marketing is proper shit when you look at it. What else can I do with an english degree. Fuck.
Ocin
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1392 posts since 4/6/04

1 Oct 2014 12:26
Rez wrote: Am also thinking of a change in career. Advetising/Marketing is proper shit when you look at it. What else can I do with an english degree. Fuck.

Out of interest, why do you say that?