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I would not hire an agent who did not have a resume....and every listing agent should include a resume in their pre-listing presentation.... I assume buyers would appreciate one, if they are signing an agreement with the buyer's agent....
Ryan Huggins - Thousan...
Thousand Oaks, CA
Even though many brokers would hire without one I would say it would be a requirement for me.
I tell my real estate student to do a resume' and also tell them the types of things to put on it that a broker will be interested in.
No, I don't believe in resumes, you can find out a lot more about a person if you interview them properly.
I expect one from anyone who wants to work with us. And I have clients who expect to see mine.
I am not understanding what a recruiter for a post of real estate agent means. Do you mean another brokerage is trying to get you to switch companies? Then my answer would be no. They can look at MLS statistics and see your resume.
Praful, we interview the broker trying to recruit us, not the other way around. I do, however, share my resume with all of my prospective clients.
I have worked as a recruiter and as a hiring manager for decades. The purpose of the resume is to see how I can help the person I’m interviewing to succeed. It is to both parties advantage to have one for review and discussion.
I think most Realtors are actually interviewing the potential broker. It is completely reverse from the normal hiring process IMHO. So no to the resume. Just a list of good questions.
No resume needed as it's not a traditional employee/employer relationship. Now I could see it being required for a designated broker (for a company owned agency), office manager, or trainer etc. in addition to perhaps the rare coveted brokerage that would be highly selective of agents.
I would have no problem providing one myself, but do you really think if one indicates verbally they are a producer while displaying good interpersonal skills they would not be accepted?
Remember, if an agent is worth his/her salt they are interviewing the brokers, NOT the other way around.
I would expect to see one if I were a recruiter.
I think having a resume is a good idea in any profession.
I agree with Ryan. An astute agent should always have a resume/CV when interviewing for a job, whether it is with a potential client, or with a broker.
YES!! Anyone applying for any job should have a resume/CV. It should at the very least list when they got in the business, the agencies they've worked at, average annual buyer and seller transactions at those agencies and of course their license number!
Praful Thakkar Generally, a resume is helpful.
I don't find them relevant in most cases, and especially real estate.
It is nice to see a resume but that has not been the case for most of the real estate agents that I have recruited.
I would believe that if someone is recruiting you, they already know all about you...that is if they are good at their job. A
I have a resume ready for any banker or asset mananger i come across as well as another for any builders. it helps me get listings
Not one bit. An author is no better than his/her last post.
I don't see a big need
I really don't see the need.
Praful Thakkar No, I don't think a resume carries that much weight in our business unless it is for a managerial position.
I do not think they expect it. They check you out online anyway.
If I am recruiting someone, the resume is useless in real estate! Results are the pivitol key!
I have a resume for my clients (part of my introduction packet) and I expect to have one from my candidates for my team.
I think it would be helpful!
Recruting agent who has been active and NOT actively looking to change.
The recruiter should NOT expect or request a resume UNLESS seeking to fill a highpaying managerial position within the franchise.
Recruiting agents outside the door of the Real Estate School.
The recruiter should expect and ask for a resume. With a 90% second year failure rate of newbies...what's the point? But these newbies don't know any better. It THAT what so many request as Raising the Bar?
RE is a market one is on his own. Everyone says he is top 1% agent and has a distinguished career.
I do get a few cards yearly to join another brokerage. They go to trash can.
No sir if I'm recruiting and an agent calls I check out their record, but no, no resume.
Not really. Meeting face to face you can really learn more...
Good morning Praful. There were a few recruiters standing outside of the school last week. It was kind of nice to have my services solicited. – LOL
Good morning Praful. I'm assuming that it would something to be asked for, if they want to share it is another thing.
I find that most calls I receive from recruiters already "know" what's important to them. It's a pretty small world.
I have never done such recruiting. I think that whether a resume would be required would depend upon the reason for hiring the agent.