by on October 5, 2018

Being a real estate agent and being a successful one are two different roles. While you might know about the construction, pricing, finance, contracts and legal issues of the real estate in and out, there is still something missing which is holding you from becoming a pro. The answer lies in soft skills that are a must for every real estate broker. With these skills in your kitty, you can crack even the most difficult deals and get continuous business.

Take a look at these five soft skills:


Real estate is a business where negotiations can make or mar the deal. So, make negotiation your strong suit. Whether it is haggling the brokerage fee with the customer or talking with the developer on behalf of the customer, good negotiation skills can come quite handy. Now, the question is how do you develop negotiation skills? Well, knowledge is power and it gives you an upper hand during the negotiation. So, stay informed about every little aspect of the real estate market and the properties you are dealing.


The importance of effective communication cannot be over-emphasized. The time taken out for maintaining a smooth communicative chain of meetings pays off in closing deals faster and with greater satisfaction. In the real estate industry, clients respond well to brokers who listen patiently and actively, are polite in their conversations, and exhibit a friendly attitude.

Customer Focus

In order to build strong client relationships, you should develop customer focus as one of your core strengths. Getting to know more about their requirements can help you in fulfilling their criteria more accurately. Apart from the basic details such as client’s preference for location and budget, even the finer details like their choice of interiors can help you make the right pitch.


The real estate business is based entirely on networking. No doubt, brokers must bank on their networking skills to secure more leads and reach out to more people. Don’t wait for the leads to come to you via the developer or property listing websites. Attend events, do cold calling, market yourself on social media, ask for references from existing clients or leave your visiting cards around – you never know which kind of networking may pay you off!

Problem Solving

If you can identify the client’s problem areas well, you will be able to relate to them better. Put yourself in their shoes and then try to find out solutions to the problems they are having with a particular property or in general. 

By improving on these soft skills, you can definitely establish yourself well in the real estate industry.

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