Estate agent or auctioneer

Estate agents and auctioneers arrange for the valuation, sale, purchase, rental and leasing of property on behalf of clients.


  • Makes inventories of property for sale, advises vendor of suitable reserve price, issues catalogues, conducts auction, notes bids and records sale.
  • Negotiates land or property purchases, sales, leases or tenancy agreements and arranges legal formalities with solicitors, building societies and other parties.
  • Markets the property on behalf of the vendor, prepares written information and press advertisements.
  • Advises vendors and purchasers on market prices of property, accompanies clients to view property.
  • Conducts or arranges for structural surveys of properties and undertakes any necessary valuations of property or agricultural land.
  • Discusses client.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 16% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for estate agent or auctioneer is £19,598

2,381 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,381. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for estate agent or auctioneer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £19,598 per year. That is about £1,633 per month or £10.05 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,144, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,040

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,381 people are employed in the region.

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