The Property Jobs industry will be bright in 2013
(PRWEB UK) 31 December 2012
Only Property Jobs part of Only Jobs Group has researched the jobs market and forecast what the expectation is for 2013 for the property jobs market in the UK. Although there is still a very harsh economic climate in the UK and much concern over the availability and stability of jobs, one area that is actually recovering well and providing employment is the property jobs market. Just like the country climbing its way out of the recession, the growth in the market is more of a slow and steady crawl as opposed to a sudden boom. As the population grows, so does the need for housing, which means that the property industry is one that will continually exist and grow.
A forecast by the Guardian has suggested that house prices will drop by an average of 4% in the north of England, Scotland and Wales, whereas the rest of the country will barely move. House sellers are said to be reducing the asking price of their property by an average of 3% according to a report by property agents, Rightmove. This may sound counterproductive, but the difference between the final asking price and sold price has decreased in the past year to just 3.7% and the report predicts that this will decrease further to 2% in 2013. This is good news for those looking for an estate agents career and those already embedded in the property industry.
As well as the cost of buying property, one of the major worries of people looking to buy a home is the struggle of getting onto the property ladder initially. This is due to banks making the criteria to get credit tougher and the challenge of saving up enough money for a deposit whilst the cost of living is increasing. In order to help first time buyers, the government announced in September of this year that they would be pumping a further £280m into the FirstBuy scheme; a deal that enables first-time buyers to pay a lower deposit on their property as the state and the builder provide an ‘equity loan’ to make up the remainder of the deposit in return for up to a 20% share in the property value if it is then sold on. The scheme means an increase in people being able to buy property and thus a need for the property job market to increase in order to handle the process. As well as the obvious need for agents to handle the purchase and administration, there is also the need for surveyors and negotiators as more and more people are able to invest in property.
As there are lots of different areas and processes involved in the mechanism of the property market, there are lots of different opportunities and property jobs that can be considered, whatever skill set an individual has. For example, somebody with great attention to detail and teamwork skills may want to consider a surveyor position, where as somebody who is more sales driven may want to pursue a career as an estate agent. This also means that there is plenty of room for movement and progression in a career in the property sector. When someone works in property, they get out what they put in, therefore seeing the positive results of hard work and dedication.
Many skills that are used in other industries, such as teamwork, management skills and negotiation can be transferred and built upon if an individual wants to consider moving to a property related career. With people around the country still being made redundant, this is a great way of utilising previous experience and taking advantage of the growing amount of property jobs. For this reason, it is important to use a dedicated job board, such as onlypropertyjobs.co.uk as they know the market and assist property job seekers in finding a job in the sub-category most suitable to them.
Mark Lennard, Managing Director of Only Jobs Group reported that there is continued growth in the Property jobs market and that being the job board provider to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), gives the job board great insight as to how the market is growing and helps attract many job seekers to the property industry.
With the property market leading the country’s way as we recover from the recession, the subsequent increase in property jobs should be taken advantage of by anybody looking to forge an interesting and rewarding career.