Real Estate is what you expect. Review of work life balance, salary/benefits, and job security isn't so much reflective of the company rather than the career itself. They offer employees tools to grow however the onus is on you.
Great job I had during my university years. Great atmosphere and very professional. I learned a lot about handling clients and agents, their personal needs and attending to a variety of receptionist/administration duties.
I worked briefly as a Front Desk Admin Assistant and it was A LOT of work for such little pay. Royal LePage is a company where you set your own salary -- and as good as that sounds, its really not true, as they decide your pay for you at the end of the day. Other Front Desk Admin Assistants were getting paid ~$18/hr. This made me feel severely underpaid, especially as I was going above and beyond and outperforming the others. There are NO benefits. And yes, you're expected to work on Federal Holidays like Canada Day. Not all RLP firms have the same schedule, so be weary of which one you get hired at -- whether it is Signature Club, Terrequity, etc.
The staff were nice, and generally a bit older. Which makes it a little harder to relate to them, but no complaints on the friendly and relaxed environment.
People were nice.
No parking, no benefits, low pay, lack of recognition, they can move you around to different branches -- even if its far.
Every agent was very welcoming and was willing to help you when in need. Management was approachable and understanding! The full-time receptionist was always helpful and easily accessible if you had any questions or concerns. Overall, 8.5/10!
Responsible for all day to day operations, etc. for third party owners including budgeting, rental collections, project management, etc. Portfolio included commercial, medical, industrial properties with various owners.
Worked with high end real estate team in a fast paced office. Was able to learn many strong sales techniques as well as how to communicate with affluent professional clients and associates. Look forward to my next sales challenge.
The so-called "senior" agents in the Kingsway brokerage at Royal York & Bloor are senior in age and perhaps in varying levels of experience but lack civility. It is not surprising this brokerage has the reputation of being pretentious. The front office staff is always busy chatting and laughing and lack professionalism. The management team of this brokerage needs to review their hiring policies