If you have remained surprised by the buildings and skyscrapers while growing up, a career in the real estate and construction sector can be a promising choice. From relationship manager to liaison and sales executives, there are multitude of roles to make a start in the real estate market. However, as with other jobs, you must be job-ready with a bunch of skills to succeed and grow in the hierarchy in property industry.
Proficiency with skills like basic computation of construction input cost, a rough idea of of appreciation, knowledge of regulations related to stamp duty, property tax and registration charges, and primary knowledge of specific building codes etc., come in handy for an aspiring real estate executive.
If you are entering into a career in the real estate market, be prepared for several face to face dealings with the potential homebuyers. Excellent verbal communication skills are the core part of the profession. The managers must be able to lay bare the characteristics of the project in layman’s language. As real estate investment is a heavily cost-intensive decision, one must be able to clearly put forth the highs and lows as well as the estimated ‘Return-on-Investment’ (ROI) clearly. You can inculcate these skills gradually by rehearsing in front of a mirror and taking inputs (sometimes negative) from your colleagues about your body language and gestures.