When you’re trying to find the perfect person to employ in your real estate business, there is no second-best.

Of course, from the perspective of any employer, finding the right employee to fill a job opening is as important as it is for the job seeker to find work.

And where a specialised position is to be filled, it is crucial that the perfect candidate is selected.

This is where professional recruiters come in.

By selecting to not work with a recruiter, you are missing out on the best possible people, the expertise of a professional networker and a whole suite of other benefits.

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Attracting the right people:

Due to its specialist knowledge and experience, an agency is able to outline the sort of employee that would be perfect to fill the position.

Recruiters look for the agent that will satisfy the employer in terms of experience level, local knowledge, sales history, or any other aspect/s that are necessary.

Attracting the BEST people:

The success of any business lies with the staff that populates it. In the real estate business, knowing how to navigate the vast plethora of agents in the industry is a daunting task, one that can be handled by an experienced recruiter.

Those in such a position have a depth and breadth of knowledge that can uncover talent within the pool of potential employees, and can champion an agency to that person.

Knowing where to look:

Rather than just taking on interviewees for available positions as they apply, using a recruiter means that the wide pool of talent is streamlined into those who are right for the job. When a recruiter comes back with a candidate, or group of candidates, it is already appropriate to assume that they are people who can fill the role in a satisfactory manner.

Recruiters often have access to more passive job seekers, and a network that can unlock more doors than just a simple LinkedIn search.

“…Once the ideal employee outline is completed, and the recruiter knows what to look for, the management team within the organisation has the freedom to get on with the day-to-day operation of the business without needing to be concerned about hiring a new employee.”

Saving time and money:

As mentioned above, a good recruiter has networks and contacts to open up new pools of talent for the selection process, and has the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist in the entire recruitment process.

This not only increases the chance of securing a great employee to fill a role, it also saves the time of managers and other senior staff, as they do not have to invest hours in the recruitment process.

Once the ideal employee outline is completed, and the recruiter knows what to look for, the management team within the organisation has the freedom to get on with the day-to-day operation of the business without needing to be concerned about hiring a new employee. With regards to money, studies have shown that in profitable organisations, employees generate value beyond their annual salary, which is lost over the time the position is available. In a dynamic industry such as real estate, being able to maintain a full team of high-class agents is crucial to obtaining regular property listings and regular sales turnover. The process of recruiting quality staff to serve this purpose can be facilitated and supported by a recruiter, and is an option worth considering for all agencies.

Also saving time is the screening process that many recruiters take on themselves before an employer is even required to conduct a formal interview. Background checks, references and resume scouring are all necessary aspects of recruitment that can be taken care of by a recruiter, thus freeing up time for a company to get on with business.

Relationship potential:

A further benefit of using a recruiter in the hiring process is being able to forge a relationship with them, and establishing contacts that support future employment needs. As with any business practice, recruitment and selection is one that is improved by having an efficient and streamlined process. Recruitment agencies can maintain contact within their networks to make future interactions smoother and successful.

The most successful businesses across the globe still need to be sure that they are filling available positions within their business with candidates that are not only appropriate for the role, but the best possible employee.

Recruiters can be the mediator between an organisation and the job market, providing the skills and knowledge to match the right person to the right job, creating the foundation for a profitable and successful working relationship.

Sum total – a successful working equation!