Careers in Property

We can kick-start your career in property if you’re returning to work, ex-military or leaving education. Getting qualified is an ideal starting point with home-study qualifications giving you control of your learning experience and our mentors are on hand to answer any questions you might have about the property sector. We also support the sector with an extensive range of training courses covering technical and soft skill areas.

What Do Estate and Letting Agents Do?

  • Talk to sellers or landlords about; their property and identify any special features
  • Collect and research information about the property and estimate the property’s market value
  • Arrange photography and various certificates and associated paperwork
  • Represent clients in negotiations with prospective buyers or tenants
  • Manage the sale or rental as it proceeds and liaise with all interested parties
  • Help buyers and tenants decide what they want to buy or rent
  • Ensure that the price agreed is acceptable to all parties
  • Keep up to date with trends in the property market
  • Other tasks specific to rental activities i.e. organising inventories and other safety checks, liaising with suitable tenants, tenancy checks, attending to maintenance, dealing with financial and contractual issues

Why Choose a Career in Property?


Competitive Salary

Job satisfaction

Job Satisfaction

Varied work

Varied Work



Career progression

Career Progression



Start Your Career with Support from a
Professional Body

If you enjoy negotiating, are a people-person and a good organiser, a career as a property professional may suit you. We have many years’ experience in the property sector and can help you on your journey to a career in this sector, whether it’s your first or next job.

We can help you if you are:

  • Returning to work
  • Ex-military
  • Education leavers
  • Looking for a career change

Search for Your New Role with Our
Jobs Boards

Our job boards are free if you are a job seeker and are specific to residential sales and lettings. Propertymark members also benefit from preferential rates when looking to post a job vacancy online.

The job boards have a number of handy features to help you  find the perfect job. You can upload your CV and set up job alerts specific for the type of role that you are looking for, making sure you never miss an opportunity.

So what are you waiting for? Start looking for your dream job today.

Our Mentors

We are in a unique position because of our market leadership within the property sector to be able to draw upon our Board Members who have practical experience of all aspects of work and career opportunities in this industry.

Our mentors will be happy to have an informal discussion with you to help you understand job and progression questions that you might have.

Martyn Baum

Martyn Baum

Martyn is Group Residential Manager for Arnold Keys. Throughout 2015-2016 Martyn was NAEA Propertymark President representing its members, the government and the general public. NAEA are represented by a body of estate agents who choose to do things the right way in the absence of government regulation.

Jan Hytch

Jan Hÿtch

An Equity Partner for Arnolds Keys LLP, Jan is a former President of NAEA Propertymark and is a Fellow of NAEA, ARLA, NAVA and RICS. Passionate about education and training, in 2014 Jan launched the UK’s first college course for school leavers wanting to become property professionals. She also teaches Propertymark Qualifications Levels 2 and 3 on the course. 

Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott

Lauren, a young entrepreneur is the Managing Director of Trading Places, a company she founded at the tender age of 23. Lauren sits on the NAEA Propertymark Board representing property professionals from the North East of England. She provides advice on property values, improvements and investments.

NAEA and ARLA Propertymark's Membership Team can put you into contact with one of our mentors.

For Sales

01926 417 790


For Lettings

01926 417 360