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From customer-facing negotiations to the completion of administration work, Sales Advisors are responsible for the on-site property sales process.


Average salaries are in the region of £20,000.00 to £26,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

From customer-facing negotiations to the completion of administration work, Sales Advisors are responsible for the on-site property sales process.

What they do

As well as a variety of administrative tasks, Sales Advisors maintain the security and cleanliness of the on-site show home and marketing suite.

A Sales Advisor is expected to deliver exceptional customer service. An understanding of the aspirations of potential customers is crucial for securing potential sales, along with enthusiasm, drive and determination.

Sales Advisors will regularly escort visitors around the sales complex, providing a range of information regarding property prices, specifications and availability, as well as local knowledge of amenities and facilities.

From members of the public to solicitors and estate agents, Sales Advisors work with with a range of individuals on a daily basis.

This is essentially a customer facing role, however, many Sales Advisors may also be expected to implement effective marketing techniques to attract potential customers to the developments and show homes.   

Typical tasks include:

  • Setting–up and maintaining the sales suite and on-site show homes
  • Attracting visitors to developments by means of marketing activities, such as leaflet drops or open house events
  • Handling enquiries from prospective buyers
  • Complying with on-site health and safety requirements
  • Liaising with financial advisors, solicitors and estate agents
  • Progressing and securing sales
  • Presenting and demonstrating the features and benefits of available homes
  • Producing sales progress reports

Hours & Salary

  • Trainee and newly trained sales advisors can earn in the region of £15,000
  • Trained with experience sales advisors can earn in the region of £20,000 to £26,000
  • Experienced sales advisors can earn in excess of £26,000 with base earnings enhanced by variable bonuses and commission

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.

In a full-time position, sales advisors usually work between 35 and 40 hours per week. You may have to work longer hours or overtime if you need to cover staff, and you may have to work weekends and Bank Holidays too.


 

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Qualifications & Training

What qualifications or subjects do I need for this role?

Although no formal entry qualifications are required to become a Sales Advisor, it is generally recommended to achieve four GCSEs, including maths and English, at grade C or above, or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.

Do I need any previous experience?

While some employers may require a proven track record in new homes property sales, many will be satisfied with either some sales or customer service experience or evidence of the ideal skills set for the job.

Previous experience in selling new homes is not necessarily required for this role and many employers will provide in-house training. 

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Career trends and forecasts

7,700 additional staff needed

The UK construction industry will need an additional 7,700 workers, within the category ‘non-construction professional, technical, IT and other office-based staff,’ every year to meet demand from now until 2019, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI).

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