As specialist recruiters in the Irish real estate and property market, we’re always keeping a close eye on the latest trends and developments in the industry. In April 2023, the Irish property market continues to be a dynamic and evolving sector, presenting new opportunities and challenges for candidates and employers alike. In this article, we’ll share our latest insights into the Irish property market and what they mean for job seekers and employers.
- High Demand for licensed and qualified candidates. As the Irish property market continues to grow, so too does the demand for licensed and chartered candidates. With a shortage of skilled workers in most areas, employers are increasingly looking for talented professionals to fill key positions in the industry. We have seen many organisations switch from a rigid set of requirements to developing candidates through investment in training and development programs.
- Emphasis on Professional Development: In a highly competitive industry like property, ongoing professional development is crucial for staying ahead of the curve. Employers are increasingly investing in training and development programs to help their staff enhance their skills and knowledge. Candidates who are committed to ongoing learning and development are highly valued by employers, particularly those with qualifications in the Sustainability space.
- Increasing Use of Technology: The use of technology in the Irish property market is growing rapidly, with innovations such as virtual property viewings and blockchain-based property transactions becoming more common. Employers are looking for candidates who are comfortable using technology and can adapt to new digital tools and platforms.
- Focus on Sustainability: Sustainability is a key consideration in the Irish property market, with both developers and buyers increasingly looking for more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient properties. Candidates who have experience in sustainable building practices and green technologies are becoming more sought after.
- Hybrid Working: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend towards remote work in many industries, including property. Employers are increasingly offering flexible work arrangements, such as remote work or hybrid models, to attract and retain top talent. Candidates who are comfortable working remotely and have the necessary technology and communication skills will be well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities. The challenge has been for those working within agency as collaboration amongst various departments is key.
At Blake Search Partners, we’re committed to helping candidates and employers navigate the Irish property and real estate market and find the right fit. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals in the industry.