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Until 2020, managing real estate had remained unchanged for decades, despite the technological advancements engulfing every other aspect of personal and professional lives.
Then the global pandemic hit, and the adoption of proptech was accelerated, predominantly due to necessity given the need for intelligent systems to replace older ones to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Since then, proptech has become an industry staple.

What Changes Can You Expect Proptech to Make in the Real Estate Sector
The real estate sector will be impacted by prop-tech in four critical segments: client relations, strategy development, recruitment, and employee wellbeing.

For Client Relations: Virtual Tours and Renderings Will Be Enhanced by VR and AR
Virtual and augmented reality will change how clients interact with listings. For example, virtual reality will allow clients to immerse themselves in virtual tours to ascertain whether the space is right for them without needing to physically tour the property. This gives rise to sight-unseen purchases and improves resilience.
Augmented reality will change the way developers sell new builds and architects pitch to clients as it will enable clients to interact with a rendering as if they were taking a physical tour.

For Strategy Creation: Forecasts Will be Made on Big Data
The real estate sector will benefit from big data, telling developers, agents, and architects what the next trends will be with precision. Big data is the gathering and analysing of millions — in some cases billions — of data points and sets to create patterns from which to forecast.

For Recruitment: Skills Will Be Acquired Based on Data Analysis
Rather than determine the right fit based on a gut feeling, the real estate sector’s survival will be based on acquiring employees and agents with the right skills.
Data analysis tools will help recruiters ascertain the personality types and skillets best suited to a specific role and team, reducing churn and increasing employee job satisfaction.

For Employees: Wellbeing Will Be Improved Through AI and Machine Learning
Employees in the real estate sector will be assisted through autonomous applications that operate on AI and machine learning, enabling them to focus on the essential components of their jobs. This will reduce burnout and create more productive agencies.

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So, you’ve crafted a great looking CV and developed a strategy when applying for jobs and getting invited for an interview. However, the interview stage is the most critical step in the process. The interview is what determines if you secure your dream job. Now is the time to put your best — and most professional — show forward, wearing the attire that will make you memorable for all the right reasons.

I recently did a poll on Linked In to ask how candidates prepare for interviews and had a varied response but one aspect we never talk about is dress code. Here’s a couple of my airtight tips to pick the right outfit for your next interview!

Neutral Colours, Minimal Makeup, and Simple Jewellery Are Your FRIENDS

What do you want your interviewer to remember about the short meeting? Your clothing choices or your expertise? Your eloquent answers or your elaborate eye makeup?

Your clothes should be appropriate. Although there’s space for some stylistic expression, it should be limited to one item. Maybe a pair of emerald stud earrings or a scarf, but anything too eye-catching will also be distracting.

Prioritize Grooming

A clean shave (or a beard shapeup), good haircut, and short nails are professional, they’re also appreciated during an interview. Why not whack out that nice perfume you like wearing when you go out-out?

Wear What’s Comfortable

Your bomb outfit is coming together, you’ve bought some new bits and feel super confident! You might be thinking about those impractical shoes that give you the biggest blisters, but you forgot that they do? Although they make look glam, comfort should trump fashion. A comfortable, but smart shoe should do the trick. You don’t want to be remembered for your spectacular fall in a hallway of an office… Avoid trainers at all costs!

Take Cues From the Company and Industry

Before you arrive at your interview in a three-piece suit or jeans, research the company’s dress code. Look at the profile pictures of existing employers, management, and executives to get an idea of what would be appropriate for the interview; after all, these could be your future colleagues, and you want to showcase that you would be a good team member.

Stick to the Basics

When in doubt, stick to the basics. A white collared shirt, tailored trousers, and loafers should work for both men and women. You can add a blazer or cardigan to the look for warmth and style. Grey, white, black, navy, blue, and brown are appropriate colours.


If you’re unsure what to wear to the interview, the best thing to do is ask, either query the dress code, read any correspondence between yourself and the interviewer or ask the recruiter.