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.
This is done primarily with a well written resume but also involves a targeted cover letter and thank you letter as well.
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)
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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.
Always include numbers in % or $ form both within the resume as well as the accompanying cover letter.
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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It’s a good time to be a job seeker: U.S. job growth is strong, unemployment is on a steady decline, and openings are at an all-time high.
That doesn’t make the search any less daunting. Differentiating yourself from every other job seeker on the market is no small feat, and the monotony of filling out online applications can make the task downright exhausting. That’s where a killer cover letter comes in.
Done right, a great cover letter is like a secret weapon for catching a hiring manager’s attention. Next to your resume, it’s one of the most important, underutilized tools at your disposal.
Here are some cover letter writing tips, and a free, downloadable template, to make yours stand out.
Every cover letter you write should be tailored to the job you’re applying for — just like your resume. Study the job posting carefully, and make a quick list of any essential qualifications.
“Job seekers really struggle with what to say on a cover letter,” says Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, President and CEO of Great Resumes Fast. “Taking a second to think about why you’re applying, and why you’re a good fit for the company, makes the process a lot easier.”
If you’re adding a cover letter to an online application, use a business letter format with a header and contact information. If you’re sending an email, it’s OK to leave out the header, but be sure to provide a phone number (and an attached resume, of course). Make sure you’re clear about the position you’re applying for.
Avoid nameless salutations — it might take a little Google research, and some LinkedIn outreach, but finding the actual name of the position’s hiring manager will score you major brownie points. “Do not start a cover letter with, ‘to whom it may concern,’” Holbrook Hernandez says. “It concerns no one.”
2. Tell a Story
To grab a recruiter’s attention, a good narrative—with a killer opening line—is everything.
“The cover letter is a story,” says Satjot Sawhney, a resume and career strategist with Loft Resumes. “What is the most interesting thing you’re doing that’s relevant to this job?” Use that to guide your letter.
Ideally, the story that drives your resume will focus on a need at the company you’re applying for. If you’re a PR professional, maybe you have a list of clients in an industry the team wants to break into. If you’re in marketing, a successful promotional campaign might be the ticket in. “A hiring manager wants to see results-driven accomplishments with a past employer,” says Holbrook Hernandez. “If you’ve done it before, you can deliver it again.”
If you have a career gap or are switching industries, address it upfront. “If there’s anything unique in your career history, call that out in the beginning,” says professional resume writer Brooke Shipbaugh.
(Here’s a downloadable sample.)
3. Use Bullet Points to Show Impact
Hiring managers are usually slammed with applications, so short, quick cover letters are preferable to bloated ones, says Paul Wolfe, Senior Vice President of human resources at job site Indeed.
“Make your cover letter a brief, bright reference tool,” he says. “The easier you can make it on the recruiter the better.”
Bullet points are a good tool for pulling out numbers-driven results. Job seekers in creative fields like art and design can use bullets to break down their most successful project. Those in more traditional roles (like the one in the template), can hammer off two or three of their most impressive accomplishments.
4. Highlight Culture Fit
It’s often overlooked, but a major function of the cover letter is to show a company how well you’d mesh with the culture.
As you research a potential employer, look for culture cues on the company website, social media, and review sites like Glassdoor. Oftentimes, employers will nod to culture in a job posting. If the ad mentions a “team environment,” it might be good to play up a recent, successful collaboration. If the company wants a “self-starter,” consider including an achievement that proves you don’t need to be micromanaged.
The tone of your letter can also play to culture. “The cover letter is a great place to show [an employer] how you fit into their world,” Shipbaugh says. “Show some personality.”
5. End with an Ask
The goal of a cover letter is to convince the person reading it to make the next move in the hiring process — with a phone call, interview, or otherwise. Ending on a question opens that door without groveling for it.
“You have to approach this with a non-beggar mentality,” Sawhney says. “Having an ‘ask’ levels the playing field.”
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