How to Become an Estate Agent

We have seven different estate agency brands across the UK: haart, Chewton Rose, Felicity J Lord, Darlows, butters john bee, Haybrook and Howards.

If you’re interested in becoming an Estate Agent, we’re looking for an active listener, who is friendly, welcoming and has a passion for helping others.

We will guide you through the process every step of the way through our own in-house apprenticeships and development programmes, and we also offer placements through the Government’s Kickstart scheme.

Typical entry requirements include: GCSEs (or equivalent), some experience in customer service, but mostly skills such as being personable, confident, organised and having great communication skills.

You need to be willing to learn about the housing market and it is also important to have a clean driving licence to be able to visit properties.



The Job Role

There are a number of different roles within estate agency. You’ll need to learn all about:



Careers in Estate Agency

You can start as a trainee and learn on the job or try an administrator role and work your way up. If you have the right skills and a passion for housing, you could land your dream role in no time.

Once you’re on the career ladder, we go the extra mile to develop our future leaders, through our LEAD programme (Leadership, Empowerment and Development) where we choose those at a pre-management level and provide training all the way up to Senior Executive capability.

Over 12 months, the programme teaches leadership qualities and helps develop a growth mind-set for the right candidates.

The Spicerhaart family is here to support you no matter your previous experience or career goals, and we look to help you grow towards your career horizon.


Visit our careers section to start your Estate Agent journey today or see what other careers in the property industry might suit you.



Go back to the main FAQs page.
Take a look at the other pages in our Careers sections including 'Why Work for Us''Training & Development', 'Career Schemes' and 'The Application Process'.
Browse our current vacancies or submit your CV.