3 Reasons Why Every Real Estate Agent Needs a Resume

Resumes offer valuable insight into why someone should be hired for a job. It showcases their experience, education and other items that set the job seeker apart from the competition. As a real estate agent, having a closing is a satisfying experience, but do you realize that once you close a transaction, you’ve just become unemployed?

Most job seekers all have one thing in common: a resume. If you’re seeking new employment, in the form of more listings or buyers, you need a resume!

There are 3 reasons every real estate agent needs a resume.

  1. The first is the most obvious: it’s almost impossible to get a job without one.
  2. Second, your resume is an opportunity for you to tell your story in your own words and highlight what makes you stand out from the crowd.
  3. Third, with competition increasing on new listings, there are more agents vying for each listing than ever before – so having a compelling resume that showcases all of your strengths gives you an edge over other candidates who may not have invested as much time or thought into their resumes.

There are a number of things that the average resume includes, but what is most important? What should you include on your resume to make it stand out from everyone else’s?

The most important thing for any real estate agent are your testimonials (aka references). According to the National Association of REALTORS Homebuyer and Seller survey, the top item customers are searching for in their agent is honesty and trustworthiness. Testimonials can show this. But there are other items that can be included as well. Next is experience with selling homes. Nothing beats on the job training, or experience. But don’t fret if you’re new to the industry. Instead, focus on the experience of your brokerage company.

Don’t forget to list your education. This could be any education or training you take that’s above and beyond the minimum state requirements.    

To get the most out of your resume, it’s important to be creative and include any skills that can help you stand out. You should also list relevant extracurricular activities or volunteer work in order for people hiring managers see what kind person they will get with their new team member!

Whether you’re a new agent or an established veteran, your resume is the first chance to make a compelling case for why you should be hired.  If you’re looking for a sample resume to give you ideas, you can download one here.

If you’re looking for more details on setting yourself apart from the competition, be sure to read The Standout Agent, available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. There’s a reason why it quickly became a #1 seller!

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