Sales Cadet @ Professionals Thornton Group l 3 Strategic locations

Great sales learning opportunity. Not just another sales job. Join one team located in 3 strategic locations, Ipswich Goodna & Springfield APPLY TODAY

Experience not essential we know how to build careers
Structured cadet program partnered with biz owner, SALARY + Comms,
Work for the area’s largest and most successful real estate group!

Are you looking to establish a profitable sales CAREER in real estate not just yet another job that promises the world?

Here at Thornton Real Estate we know how to build careers and are looking to offer our support and expertise to a select few who are ready to develop for themselves a life plan in real estate covering the Ipswich Area.

We are committed to fully resourcing sales careers at Thornton’s. If you are wondering how, then consider this;

Ask yourself why so many real estate offices are ONLY prepared to offer 100% commission and/or very limited training and support if any. The answer is they expect most of their new sales people to FAIL. At Thornton’s we expect you to SUCCEED, that’s why we pay our people a meaningful salary package, provide comprehensive training and professional sales management. This commitment allows you to build a client base without starving to death in the process.

We know it takes time to develop a successful career in real estate. Just like retraining by returning to TAFE or University, there is a process of 2-3 years to learn and perfect a new skill set, and there are no shortcuts in developing this experience. Now more than ever individuals need to work in financially robust businesses that are equipped to grow despite the fluctuations of economy and interest rates. We have been in this position consistently since starting in 1974 and have extensive plans for our success into the next decade.

We know the value of professional sales skills and how to pass these on to you if you are ready to learn. You may have 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 Western Brisbane area. Our 3 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 regular award winner including being the TOP listing office for greater Brisbane in the Professionals network.

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. Value for marketing, technology, systems and processes to support your selling success.

If you can see the opportunity offered at Thornton Real Estate and have a long term view of developing a solid career in real estate you need to talk to us.

If we choose you it won’t be just to ‘give you a go’ for a month or two. We are only interested in choosing people who are truly suited to a long term career in selling. A career we will support from the very first day with our reputation, our database, with skill development and professional management processes. We have a full time sales manager dedicated to helping the individual sales staff to succeed. Not a gun rep who wears the manager title as a badge of honour but a seasoned professional motivated only to see the team succeed.

Sales Cadet Program focussed on professional selling

Despite all the advantages our market and office offer a new member, we never underestimate the complexity and sophistication of helping our vendors and buyers make the biggest commercial decisions of their life. The enormity of our sales requires extensive and finely tuned sales skills quite different to other sales jobs. We don’t leave you to work 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 so this is currently dormant). As we said selling real estate requires specific sales skills and we will only offer a role to candidates we are confident they can succeed.

We will partner you with our business 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.

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 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.

This is not a “one size fits all” training process. Given your existing business experience and confidence you may be in the role of cadet between a few months and 3 years.

The right financial package

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 cadet program 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


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.

TO APPLY please press the ‘Apply for this job’ button below.

Follow the on-screen prompts and complete the questionnaire. Once you have completed the questionnaire please click on the Upload Résumé button to upload both your résumé and if you have one you’re Cover-letter.

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