How to build a successful Lettings team

As we enter a New Year and continue extended periods of remote working, the need for team unity and spirit is more important than it’s ever been. With the current work situation, many companies are prioritising how to build and maintain happy and motivated teams during unprecedented times. Here are my thoughts on this important subject…

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Estate agency is much like fishing!

I just spent a blissful week in Florida, St Pete’s beach to be exact, and much of the time was watching my kids fish off Merry Pier, a tiny pontoon where locals go for a spot of peace and quiet and hope for a catch or two. It occurred to me that estate agency is a lot like fishing… Continue reading “Estate agency is much like fishing!”

It’s time to take the lettings bull by the horns

When you work in Property Sales, Lettings often feels quite alien and overwhelming in terms of what it takes to broker a new tenancy and set up a viable rental team.   Yet the two activities – Sales and Lettings – are so intrinsically linked, it makes sense to offer rental services if you don’t already do so. It can add meaningful additional revenue stream to office revenue. So what’s stopping you? 

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The importance of mentoring: Appreciate your knowledge and pass it on

Over the years I’ve been blessed to work with some brilliant people, many of whom have gone on to conquer the world, on a property level anyway!  Some were able to unlock their potential by themselves; others needed some help to coax it out. Continue reading “The importance of mentoring: Appreciate your knowledge and pass it on”

Agents told they cannot have their cake and eat it

Finally, after more than six months of debate, the government has announced plans to ban fees to lettings agents in England. A new Tenants’ Fees Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech today, which will stop tenants having to pay money to agents. Continue reading “Agents told they cannot have their cake and eat it”

What lets best? How to optimise your rental

With reports emerging that rental levels have been declining in London and that transactions are levelling off, it is timely to ask: “What type of property lets best and what can I do to optimise my rent?” Here are a few key tips from my experience as to what lets best and how to optimise your rental. Continue reading “What lets best? How to optimise your rental”