Good news! If you’re interested to become a real estate agent in Hong Kong, you’ve made a good choice. The property market here is a thriving one, and prices trend high.
There is an exam to take in order to get your license. Once you have your license you can work for a real estate company or set up your own.
To apply for your license you’ll need your exam pass paper, required forms & photograph, ID document and original school documents, as outlined on the EAA website. Once you hand all of these in, processing of license number should take approximately ten days, after which you are given your license number. The actual hard copy card will take roughly a month to receive, though you can legally start working as soon as you have your license number.
The two types of exams are for:
1. Salespersons License, which means you can be an employee of a real estate company.
2. Estate Agents License, which means you can set up, run, or be a manager of a real estate company.
This helpful Estate Agent Resources link makes the whole mess seem manageable, so I’d suggest starting here.
NOTE : The examinations are tricky multiple choice and many people fail the first try. My personal tip is to study the Estate Agency Law and Practice handbook and other notes, like the EAA Publications and EAA Suggested Reference Material until you know every part as best you can.
Print and do your best to memorise the essential Study Guide To Estate Agency Law and Practice (it’s not a very big book) and you’ll have a decent chance.
If you’d like to be extra thorough you can take your home address to the Land Registry for a Land Search, so you can see a Land Search first hand with real-life personal relevance. With the entrance located just above Pacific Place on the same beautiful little road as the Shangri La hotel and back entrance of the HK Botanical Gardens, it’s a lovely location that’s a pleasure to visit.
Once you’ve passed all your exams, you’re ready to become an agent!
If you’re interested to work in a cheerful independant environment, consider coming to join us at Engel & Voelkers Hong Kong.
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