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Writing a resume that will impress and interest prospective employers can be challenging for even the most experienced job-seeker. With the aid of this professional real estate broker resume sample, you will learn how to properly format a resume of your own. This sample has been written with the help of industry leaders, hoping to help you avoid mistakes.
Incorrect Summary Length
The primary issue with this applicant’s summary is that it is far too long. A summary should only consist of four to six lines of information regarding an applicant’s professional background. Despite the fact that the applicant is extremely thorough and gives plenty of details, the reader will simply be overwhelmed with information. The applicant should consider including only the most important and relevant background information in this section. Right: Property Manager and Licensed Real Estate Professional Broker offering nearly 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Expertise in marketing, leasing, tenant relations, collections, sales and business transactions. Successful in increasing occupancy using unique marketing techniques and by learning current market needs and using what is available to implement ideas. Excellent ability in increasing property values from redesigning curb appeals to renovations totaling several million dollars.
Remove Irrelevant Summary Information
The applicant erroneously adds a set of skills in with his summary. This is misleading, and causes the summary to ramble on and on. The information in the skills portion either needs to be eliminated, or moved to a more appropriate section of the resume. Move or Eliminate: SKILLS Licensed Broker Property Management Knowledge of Texas Real Estate Laws Renovations Tenant and Eviction Laws Leasing and Closing Federal Fair Housing Laws Collections Human Resource Laws Financial budgeting and Reporting Multi-Family Contracts to Buy or Sell Exceptional Oral and Written Properties Communication Skills Multi-Family Lease Contracts Customer Service-Focused Property Dudiligence Adaptable Budget Preparation Complex Problem Solving Leasing Training Real Page Onsite MultiFamily Accounting Training Rent Manager Goal Setting AMSI.
A well-written skills section can provide an applicant with a chance to stand out. In this section, applicants will be charged with listing all of the skills and specialized knowledge that they have acquired from previous jobs. This section is too long, and there should be no more than seven to eight bullets per column of skills. The applicant should also choose a good mixture of character traits and professional highlights.
The experience section of this resume does not utilize the proper formatting technique. Each job description should contain five to eight bullets, detailing the applicant’s responsibilities and roles. A great majority of the sentences in this section begin with I. This makes the resume repetitive, and makes the applicant seem inarticulate. Right: Associate Broker Keller Williams Realty Memorial – Houston, TX 10/2010 – 02/2013
Remove Irrelevant Information
The last job that the applicant lists is irrelevant due to its age. If you held a job more that 15-20 years ago, there is no need to include it in the experience section. It simply makes the resume look dated, and provides the reader with unnecessary information. Remove: Apartment Manager (Corpus Christi) M & M Management – Harlingen, Tx 07/1982 – 12/1985 This was the beginning of my career in the apartment management industry. I manager two of their communities in the Corpus Christi, Tx area. These were newly built properties and I was hired to lease them up and manage them as well. Each property was leased up within days of opening. This company has been out of business for years. How would you like to write a resume that will captivate even the most discerning reader? Now you can, when you take advantage of QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.