While some real estate agents are self employed many others work for larger companies where being able to show success is key to getting the job.
Compared to resumes, cover letters are relatively straight-forward documents.
Cover letters begin with a greeting and introduction, followed by a body consisting of a paragraph or bullet points, ending with a concluding paragraph and a sign-off.
You can view all of these critical cover letter elements in the example below.
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Real Estate Agent Cover Letter Example
(The cover letter on the right was based off of the resume sample on the left. Click to see the original resume)
Dear Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. (Manager’s Name)
As advertised on the Website’s Name website, I would like to apply for the position of Real Estate Manager at Company’s Name. With a Bachelor’s in marketing, more than 8 years of experience in the real-estate industry, and exceptional Estate Management skills to complement this experience, I am confident in my abilities to become a central element to your team.
My ability to provide planned marketing and property procurement support to clients has been very helpful in acquiring an extensive client-base. In my present role as Senior Real Estate Agent at Duncan-Wertz Realtors, I have demonstrated a drive to exceed my targeted quotas by creating sales plans to build new client connections. I have also prepared documents, conducted training programs for sales agents, and managed daily administrative tasks associated with the role.
Furthermore, I have gained extensive knowledge and insights into providing outstanding customer services by anticipating client needs. Having previously worked with Mccoy Realty for more than 4 years as a Real Estate Agent, I have become proficient in handling concerns from all types of customers.
I am an excellent communicator who possess the ability to engage staff on all levels of an organization. My resume is enclosed and it will give you further insight into my skill-set, accomplishments, and experience in this sector. I look forward to the opportunity of an interview to discuss my application further.
T: Phone number
E: email address
*Note the above cover letter doesn’t use bullet points and instead highlights key achievements with small, concise paragraphs instead. Some key parts of the cover letter here are areas where the applicant mentioned specifically how many years of experience they had in the industry (8) and as an agent (4). Including years of experience, sales figures and other numerically quantifiable data in both the resume and cover letter is a great way to ensure both receive equal attention from discerning HR managers.
Real Estate agents need to know how to sell. Thus, it may help to think of yourself as a product when crafting your cover letter. Try to focus on you’re greatest unique strengths and how you can sell them to the “client”, in this case, the agency you are applying to.
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