Monday, June 29th, 2015
What is your name?
How long have you worked in estate agency?
What is the name of your agency?
Penrith Farmers and Kidds (PFK).
How long have you worked for your current employer?
What is your job title?
What does a typical day in the life of you look like?..
We have six offices covering sales, rentals and commercial properties; and they all require a lot of orchestration. I will generally ensure the cogs are turning smoothly in the business, our advertising and marketing strategies are working well, and our number one position in the market is maintained in all the areas we operate in.
What do you love about your job?
I love the customer service element; and I also love the buzz of being able to sell a property that others cannot. That happens quite a lot in our company.
What do you dislike about your job?
I don’t like the unrealistic fees that I see from other agents. They do a really good job – but all agents should know their worth. This doesn’t necessarily affect me directly but it doesn’t help the image of our industry.
Best thing about the area you work in?
I can some it up in four words: scenery, people, architecture and tourism.
What would you love to be doing in a different life?
This! I also love food and am a qualified chef; I trained for three years but wanted to make more money and then fell into estate agency. I also love property development so I think in a perfect world I would be an estate agent, come property developer, come chef!
How do you spend your time outside of work?
Out of work I enjoy family time with my fiancé and two little girls. I enjoy mountain walking, canoeing, eating out … and the odd pint of ale!
To cook; Chinese! To eat; meat and local produce, so English contemporary food with a modern twist!
Favorite holiday destination?
Amersfoort, Holland. I used to go to a lot of music festivals and over the years I have made a lot of Dutch friends. So it’s great to go over to see them and eat some Argentinian grill and basically, enjoy a big party.
Your dream car?
What is your favorite part of Dezrez?
The reporting functionality.
At the previous company I worked for who had Dezrez, we never used the functionality. Now I’ve used it extensively, I think it is unreal! It really helps me when I’m in board meetings with people who are not in the industry. They get to appreciate and understand the business I work in.