Most real estate companies will follow a similar process for interviewing:
Although the process will likely be the same, the format of each interview will be very different at each firm. We'll walk you through a rigorous interview process so you can be prepared for even the toughest of situations.
Each firm and interviewer will have their own preference for how many technicals vs. fit questions they will ask. Some firms focus 100% on fit while others will drill you with technical questions throughout the whole interview.
Regardless, if you can understand and answer the questions below with little problems, your interview will go smoothly. If you would like detailed explanations to these questions, check out our Real Estate Career Guide which not only dives into each question but also has many other useful interviewing and career advice.
One of the biggest factors as to whether or not you get an initial interview is the quality of your resume. Your company will receive at least 100 resumes for each job opening. They need to whittle that stack down to 10 candidates that they will then interview.
To get through this pile of resumes, reviewers will spend maybe 30 seconds per resume and take any opportunity to throw your resume out.
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Your one goal post-graduation is to get your dream real estate job. Your resume is impeccable. You have successfully led your real estate club over the past year. You've grabbed countless coffees with real estate professionals, Now the question: Where should I do my internship so I can set myself up for my dream real estate job after graduation?
There is no one-size fit-all answer to this. However, the short answer is, you should take an internship at the best place where you will get any real estate experience. The long answer is bit more involved...
There are two things you need to have down (but NOT memorized) before you get into your interview:
Your elevator pitch (spurred by the inevitable "tell me about your self" or "walk me through your resume")
Why real estate?
People in real estate love real estate, which is why they are in real estate. It is not like accounting/banking/consulting where people go for a few years to earn their stripes and then bail out to follow their interests. People in real estate are there because real estate is their interest.