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Becoming the best real estate agent in 2021

The real estate sector attracts amazing talent – people who are looking for a fun and challenging career that embrace change and thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment.


For Alex Ouwens, OC Managing Director and former President of the Real Estate Institute of SA, the real estate industry provides a thrilling, all-encompassing and rewarding opportunity for those people with the passion to help their clients on their property journey, particularly as the State continues to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Becoming the best real estate agent in 2021

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“House sales throughout SA are on the rise following the State’s effective management of COVID-19, and we’ve seen this confidence reflected not only in the firming up of the median house prices in metropolitan Adelaide, but in the record numbers of international expats and interstate people desperately seeking a move home to the coronavirus safe state” he said.


“At OC we’re unashamedly focused on attracting, retaining and training the best talent in Australian real estate. We are a learn-it-all agency where people can work alongside and be mentored by the very best in the business and where they have the opportunity to significantly increase not only their job satisfaction but also their salary.


“Our values of authenticity, optimism, passion and precision are not just words on a website – these are the attributes all of our team bring to their job and to their clients every day of the week.”


With the OC team now comprising more than 100 passionate property professionals throughout the state, Alex knows what it takes to succeed in the industry.


Here are his top tips on how to become a real estate superstar


What three words best describe the attitude you need to succeed in real estate?

  • Humble
  • Dedicated
  • Resilient


What advice would you give someone wanting to join the OC team?

  • Download and devour the best industry podcasts
  • Build and nurture your personal brand
  • Be prepared to do what others are not
  • Understand that real estate is a career and not a job


What are you looking for in an OC team member?

  • Someone seeking a ‘learn it all’ culture, not a ‘know it all’ culture
  • Someone with clear goals and a plan in mind
  • A team player with a moral compass and who is willing to listen


What do you believe it takes to be a great agent?

  • Being passionate about helping people achieve their property goals
  • Prospecting daily
  • Managing a large pipeline of potential sellers at all times
  • Discipline and resilience


What three things do you wish someone had told you when you started in real estate?

  1. Stick to a prospecting plan
  2. Learn a 9/10 listing presentation and 30/40/30
  3. Saturday is showtime – have the attributes of a million-dollar agent 3-4 days per week



“2020 has been a year to remember – tumultuous and unpredictable – but we’re so proud of the way the team pulled together this year and that is reflected in the fact 92% of our employees agree we adapted well to the changes in working conditions posed by COVID-19,” Alex said.


“It humbles me and makes me truly grateful to know that 100% of our employees say they are proud to work for Ouwens Casserly Real Estate. This business has grown exponentially in recent years but along the way we have retained the sense of authenticity, passion and precision that both our employees and our clients love.”


OC is arguably South Australia’s fastest growing independent real estate agency, if you’re interested in a career with Ouwens Casserly Real Estate register for our 2020 Careers Night or check our website for current career opportunities.





Alex Ouwens and Nathan Casserly have a genuine passion for real estate and love to help people achieve their goals and dreams through property. Find out more about OC  here.

Interested in a career at Ouwens Casserly Real Estate? Check out our opportunities here.

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