Why did you decide to pursue a career in property?
I’ve always enjoyed the property market, particularly how a buoyant market influences the economy. This, coupled with a sales background, made it a good choice.
What do you find to be the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of the job?
Enjoyable: Matching buyers to their dream homes and watch it come together. Challenging: External influences like council strikes and the Consumer Protection Act.
What characteristics, in your opinion, make for a great estate agent/broker and why?
Certainly being honest has to be first. Buying and selling a property is, in some cases, the biggest investment a person will make and selling is very emotional (lots of memories). It is important to manage these emotions. Be thorough and make sure you understand all aspects of the agreement of sale. This removes all doubt and comebacks. Be well groomed, first impressions last!
What are some of your career goals?
I would like to see myself in more of a management/own franchise scenario.