Be a Professional Sales Representative at Thornton Real Estate

Tired of selling widgets? Need a new challenge? Build a real career in a sales sector that touches everyone – real estate.

  • Use to build a lasting career – SALARY and COMMISSION your sales experience
  • Structured mentoring program partnered with the business principle
  • Work for the area’s largest and most successful real estate group

We’ve all heard about the glass ceiling; have you heard about the mirror ceiling? You know, you look up and all you can see is what you are doing now, more and more of the same, no way to move forward; same problems, same solutions and worst of all same outcomes.

Where is the challenge, reward and recognition in that? While it is impressive to forge a presence in sales within a specialised area of industry or services ultimately you are only important to a very small number of people in that sector. All those jobs need to be done and all of those products and services need to be sold; absolutely good work, but there are definite limits to growth. If you are reading this then you are already at that limit.

Now is the time to jump on a different ladder and climb around that mirror ceiling and go above it in an industry with no financial limits.

Consider a professional career in real estate. Forget the amateur players and join an established but modern, sound but adventuress real estate business – there are many advantages.


Thornton’s is a proud member of The Professionals network. We have access to all the benefits of a national network without being encumbered with massive franchise fees because we are a cooperative. This means every dollar paid in fees paid to the network is returned in a dollar of value to our business creating value for marketing, technology, systems and processes to support your selling success.


We know the value of professional sales skills and how to help you evolve yours within the specialised context of real estate. You may have considered joining other RE agencies or even spent time with another agent but if you really want to reach your maximum sales potential you’ll need to join us.

We have built a business over 30 years based on our dedication to the Western Brisbane area. Our three offices covering Ipswich, Goodna, Springfield and surrounding areas get more referrals, more returning clients, more coverage and more sales. Join a business that manages over a 2,000 local properties and sells homes on a consistent basis to be a regular award winner including being the TOP listing office for greater Brisbane in the Professionals network.


Real estate sales is not only where the big money is but also the real professional profile and prestige. Think about it: How many people buy real estate compared to the product you sell now? How does the median housing price in this area compare to your current average sale price? Do you have the opportunity to network with a broad range of individuals who shape business within your community?

Speaking of community, selling real estate is ultimately all about belonging in a community. Yes you definitely have to work some evenings and weekends but you won’t spend that time on the redeye from another city – you will be doing the business ten minutes from home. Professional sales representatives with reputable firms have enviable profiles and prestige within their communities. No wonder as people trust them with their largest transactions. A true real estate professional has a level of public recognition unmatched in any other sales area.


We will partner you with our business owner and licensee Les Thornton who has had a wealth of experience and knowledge. Les will ensure you see how these skills are implemented in practical circumstances and allowing you time to develop your own wording to suit your style without losing sales while you are learning the real estate business.

Les started the business right here in 1974 and is more than just a leading agent in the area; he is a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, a licensed auctioneer, a founding member of the Professionals Real Estate Group and the inaugural International Chairman of that group. Recently, Les was inducted into the Professionals International Hall of Fame

Les will guide you in a systematic way through all the parts of the business and residential listing and selling process at a speed that suits your current experience and learning style. To further broaden your experience Les will partner you at different times with a few different senior agents to give you a wider range of styles to emulate to allow you to best perfect your own.


We understand it takes time and resources to build a real estate selling career. That’s why we offer a base retainer plus commission package. We don’t want you starving to death before you have a chance to reach your selling potential.

You will be earning commission after the initial basic 3 month training program on a sliding scale reflecting your growing autonomy. Les wants you to learn your craft and develop your local knowledge so that by the end of your transition to real estate phase you too will be a recognised local authority.

That’s what we offer the right candidates at Professionals Thornton Real Estate …. And that’s how we will help you build your real estate selling career with us


This is a quality opportunity to secure a sales career and enter a growth industry with base salary, high commission opportunity and the full support of a completely professional and established office and network behind you. We plan for success, not failure, which is why we only start people whom we believe have the in built qualities of an effective sales person for our industry. The importance of our sales requires extensive and finely tuned sales skills quite different to other sales jobs. We won’t leave you to work out any of this for yourself as many other businesses will.

The first part of this is the careful selection of staff to join our team using a sales specific selection process called Sales Inventory Profile (SIP). We offer only the appropriate people a role with us defined firstly by their ability to sell, (even if you have had no prior sales experience and this skill is currently dormant). Selling real estate requires specific sales skills and we will only offer a role to candidates where we are confident they can succeed.

If we feel you have what it takes to start with us then we show faith by offering a realistic salary structure. We back this up with a professional training schedule and the administrative resources to provide you with the best possible chance to learn, grow and be successful and profitable in the role.


If you wish to be considered for our team the application process STARTS with registering at the SIP site and completing the SIP assessment. AFTER completing the assessment upload your résumé (CV) and Cover Letter again at the SIP site.


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