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7 Tips To Prepare You for your Next Real Estate Interview

Feeling scared and anxious when approaching the job search process is normal. When it comes to preparing for a real estate interview, our team recommends a few tips that have proven to be helpful. Read below to find out.

real estate interview tips

Social Media

During the interview process, some companies may look at your social media (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter) to see who you are in an unprofessional setting. Remove questionable pictures, videos, or content.

If you know who you are interviewing, research the company’s social media and see what is important to them. This will help you create conversation in the real estate interview and help you realize you are talking to a person, too, which sometimes eases anxiety for interviewees.

Arrive Early to your Real Estate Interview and Be Prepared

Arrive 10 minutes early for the real estate interview.

Bring at least two printed-out copies of your resume.

Drive to the office where you will be interviewed the day before. The interviewing process can sometimes produce unnecessary stress, and not knowing where you are going can add to it!

Research the Company before your Real Estate Interview

This will help you cater your responses to fit the needs of the company you are interviewing with. A few good things to know are:

  • What is the company’s mission statement? How do you resonate with it?
  • Who are the clients of the firm you are interviewing with?
  • What projects are they currently on? A great way to answer this is by reaching out to company employees and asking to schedule networking calls with them.
  • Have they been featured in any news outlets recently?


Always wear a suit and tie, or a blouse and skirt. A blue blazer with nice pants fits too.

For men, your belt and shoes should match.

It’s best if your outfit is neutral colors, such as black, grey, and white.

Introduce yourself to all company staff you come in contact with

These are your potential team members, so make a great first impression by introducing yourself to all you come into contact with. (This includes the receptionist!)

Stand up, look the other person in the eyes, and shake their hands.

Write a thank you note and email as soon as possible.

Grab a Business Card

If you are interviewing in person, ask for a business card before walking out the door.

Compile a list of business cards and keep them properly stored. You never know when you’ll need to call on someone.

Prepare 2 questions to ask during your Real Estate Interview

The interview should be more of a conversation than anything.

Remember that you, too, are interviewing this company just as much as they are interviewing you.

Some great questions to ask are:

  • What goals would you like to accomplish at (insert company) in the next 3-5 years?
  • Can you tell me about yourself and how you got the role with (insert company)?
  • What resources do you recommend I do better to prepare myself for a career in Commercial Real Estate?
  • When do you plan on making this hire? I’ve enjoyed this time here and am very interested in this role at (insert company).

On the other hand, here are some real estate interview questions for you to start preparing:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What attracted you to this company?
  3. Why Real Estate?
  4. What would your boss say about you (@ point to the last company worked with)?
  5. What do you have to say about your former boss?
  6. Why do you want this job?
  7. What is your level of Excel proficiency?
  8. What is your level of Argus proficiency?
  9. What is your ideal company?

Best of luck in your next real estate interview. You got this!

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About the Author: Tucker is the Head of Training and Career Services at A.CRE where he works with universities, companies, and candidates to provide training and job placement. Prior to A.CRE, Tucker spent two years at the 9th largest executive recruitment firm, where he focused on recruiting top talent in Commercial Real Estate. Tucker holds a BBA in Real Estate Finance from Southern Methodist University. While at SMU, Tucker was President of the Real Estate Club and was instrumental in providing guidance and connecting students with careers in CRE. Tucker currently resides in Dallas, TX. Please email Tucker if you would like to talk.

About the Author: Aiden Johnson is a summer associate at A.CRE, supporting content creation and university outreach. Prior to A.CRE, Aiden got his California Real Estate Salesperson License to broker and appraise real estate deals. Aiden is currently pursuing a BBA in Finance with a Real Estate Concentration at Southern Methodist University. At SMU, Aiden is an active member in the Folsom Real Estate Club and wants to help his fellow classmates get jobs in CRE. Aiden currently resides in San Diego, CA. Connect with Aiden via Linkedin.