7 steps to start and succeed in Real Estate in Kenya in 2022

7 steps to start and succeed in Real Estate in Kenya in 2022

Starting a real estate
business in Kenya is something that may not be as easy as it sounds. However,
once you get the right tips about it, you can be sure of making quite a profit
as there will always be a demand for property.


We have already covered
how to come up with a unique business name and
performing a company name search Using eCitizen. We even detailed  how to conduct a business name search in Kenya.

Obtain KRA Pin

registering your company,
you can log in to the Kenya Revenue Authority
Portal to obtain a
This pin is very important because it will enable you
open a bank account while
also helping to keep your personal and business transactions separate.


Register with Estate Agents
Registration Board

Armed with
company name, visit the Estate Agents
Registration Board(EARB),
which is a regulatory body for estate agency practice in Kenya
. EARB is charged with the responsibility of
registering estate agents and ensuring that the competence and conduct of
practicing estate agents are of a standard sufficiently high to ensure the
protection of the public.
In case you missed it, we have detailed a
separate process of registration
with EARB.


Establish A Web Presence

a real estate website
and start building
your brand all over the internet.
The website should also include a
professional email address.
It will look much more professional to
communicate with real estate prospects and clients using an email address like than your personal Gmail account. Additionally  set
up social media accounts
social media platforms
like Facebook.

promotional materials

Once your website
is live,
create promotional materials  with
your website and office details
.these materials include business cards and flyers Consider colors, images,
fonts, and a logo in order to
create a cohesive look for your brand.

Hire an assistant and get your Taxes right

Find someone to help you stay organized, run errands
and sort your taxes on time. An assistant can help you
to record and organize your day-to-day
business and real estate transactions, keep your bank accounts balanced,
produce simple reports, and assist with keeping your financial records in
In case you do not have ability to hire, read about Real
Estate Taxes in Kenya
, taxation
of rental income
and capital
gains taxes in real estate


In case you want these services but do not want to hire a full-time
staff, we have a solution for you! We shall provide you with a trained real
estate assistant to help you pay your bills, maintain filing, run your errands
to the lands office, take clients for site viewing, pay
your bills while freeing
you up for more important tasks. Just give us a call on 0726982982

Secure Office Space

An office is not necessarily required
but is good to
so that you are accessible to clients. If your
capital is limited, you can get a virtual/shared office then later move to
your own office.


Start Selling

that you are all set up, you are ready to start.
You will need to decide on a niche to
focus on for starters. This could be plots for sale, letting of apartments or
selling houses among other ideas you may have. We have already created guides
on daily
habits of successful real estate agents
, networking
as a real estate agent
and how
to create trust
. With this knowledge, you will be unstoppable!

So don’t hold back. Spread your wings and

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