Sean Seah

Estate agents are employed by estate/letting agencies and property firms/consultancies. Self-employment is an alternative option for experienced employees who are capable of starting a new business. A large proportion of the work involves liaison with clients and other organisations such as mortgage companies or firms of solicitors, so good verbal communication and telephone skills are essential. Other tasks include:

  • property valuations (SRX)
  • preparing sales brochures and promotional information
  • marketing properties
  • monitoring sales progress
  • managing rented properties
  • negotiating sales
By having relevant experience and/or a degree in an appropriate subject such as surveying, property, business studies, construction or architecture is helpful. Work with the general public, or experience gained in sales and/or customer service is usually beneficial.

My job regularly requires working beyond office hours to undertake property valuations and viewings. There are some promotional prospects, with opportunities for managerial and specialist roles.

Listings are advertised by national newspapers and relevant publications such as Straitstimes, Classified, Business timesSRX and Estates Agency, and their respective websites.

Qualifications and training required

Key skills for estate agents

Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamworking skills are essential. Strong sales and negotiation skills are needed as well as a good business sense as meeting targets and earning commission are key parts of the role. Most work is office-based, but property valuations necessitate local journeys so a full driving licence is an additional bonus.


Sean Seah



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Sean Seah
Senior Marketing Director
CEA Licence No.:
L3002382K / R051202A
+(65) 9270 9919