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Real estate hiring during the pandemic

Coronavirus. It has been a tumultuous ride. The masks, the slogans of calling it "the new norm" and the uncertainty of when this will all end have put a lot of people on edge. Fear runs through our veins now and fear dominates the questions both employers and employees are asking.

Potential employees are even refusing to interview in-person

The real estate market has shifted and so has the employment supply and demand. Prior to March 2020, it was already a candidate’s market, where candidates cherry-picked the best positions, with the highest bidding salary rates.

Employers often found themselves competing for top talent. Fast forward to now and we find ourselves in uncharted waters. Long-standing businesses are closing, Realtors are looking for jobs and layoffs continue to sweep across the real estate industry. But despite all that, it is still a candidate’s market.

On the other side of the equation, clients are even more interested in finding out private information such as how many kids a candidate has and if they have proper support during this time.

by Johnson K.

Epiphanies and life-changing decisions

Some teams and offices are still thriving amidst this chaos. Growing or replacing team members creates demand for hardworking, smart, career-driven individuals. Candidates, however, have taken a step back.

  • Discussing salary or employment details
  • Comparing government support to employment
  • Finding out private information

COVID-19 is now the catalyst for many epiphanies and life-changing decisions. Some candidates are looking to relocate out of the city and will only consider "work from home" opportunities. They are making statements like, "After coronavirus, everyone works from home. There is Zoom and it is 2021. There is no need to work from the office."

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