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Fallen out of love with your job but still have a soft spot for the industry? We’ve all been there, had a buyer decide to pull out of a sale on a Friday night simply because they’ve changed their minds? Getting stick from your manager because you haven’t hit your viewing target? One of your colleagues is just being annoying?

However, if this feeling just won’t budge, maybe it’s time to move on. But why leave an industry you love, that’s interesting, always being talked about and a lot of fun? There are so many different roles within the Property Industry, it’s not all about the Negotiators!
If you are wanting more of a 9-6, with a higher basic and no commission or targets, why not try an Administration role? You need to have great attention to detail, strong customer service focus and super organisation skills. There are Lettings or Sales Administrator, PA, Property Administrator, Property Management Administrator, Accounts Administrator, you probably get the picture by now! In a nutshell, there are a lot of different support based roles.

Or maybe you want a bit of variety and still want to be customer facing? If that’s the case, why not become a sassy Office Coordinator, Office Manager, Receptionist or Team Assistant? You’ll be responsible for ensuring the office runs smoothly and that everyone is behaving themselves!! You could be the first point of contact and will need to be very smart and customer facing. As well as doing lots administration and support work of course!

You (hopefully) would have developed a lot of very transferable skills whilst being a mega Neg. One of these many skills is being able to handle difficult conversations and situations. This leads me onto Property or Tenancy Management… A job that appealed to me when I first came out of negotiating. That was, until I realised that I’m not the most organised person in the world! Ok sometimes my attention to detail isn’t always on point, but I am working on it… However, if that’s not the case for you, why not give it a go? You’ll always be kept on your toes, there will never be a dull moment, there is lots of people skills and rapport building needed and a lot of opportunity to progress.

Before you pull the plug on, in my opinion, the most interesting and dynamic industry, think about your options, or even better, give me a shout!

Carly Mitchell Tel:0203 587 7691 Email:carly.mitchell@cherrypickpeople.com

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