The importance of upskilling agents in an ever-evolving industry

Sep 7, 2020 4:30:23 PM

In an industry as competitive as real estate, it’s integral that estate agents continually work on developing their skills. A devotion to expanding their capabilities, as well as an evolving expertise equips agents to achieve results consistently.

Property consultants that take on a progressive approach to furthering their industry knowledge can deliver more value to both clients and colleagues alike. When agents regularly focus on improving their skills they can thrive in challenging markets, offer outside-of-the-box solutions, and discover additional opportunities that otherwise may not have been apparent.

Technological advancements mean that remote learning has experienced a rapid evolution. Additionally, COVID-19 and the subsequent increase in telecommuting, has seen e-learning take the world by storm. With everything right at our fingertips, acquiring information has never been easier. 

The digital age has opened up new avenues which allow estate agents to stay informed, stay relevant, and essentially future proof their careers. Becoming an industry specialist is only a matter of dedicating time to the cause. Online training sessions, short courses, and even simply being ‘in the know’ with global industry news, all benefit the expansion of an agent’s skill set. 

As a leading brand in the industry, Harcourts encourages its agents to continuously enhance their skills. By facilitating training events, supplying appropriate resource material, as well as providing a support structure which fosters both personal and professional development, we aim to enrich the lives of both our staff and clients.

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Statement by
Richard Gray
CEO Harcourts South Africa

Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, COVID-19, Upskill, Digital Marketing