Need for more wom­e­na­gents

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

FE­MALE es­tate agents are in a mi­nor­ity, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Es­tate Agents.

Only 25.5 per cent of its mem­bers are women and in London, that pro­por­tion drops to 18 per cent. Cardiff is the ex­cep­tion with 63 per cent.

Wendy Evans-scott, pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion says: “These fig­ures are dis­ap­point­ing, but un­sur­pris­ing. Any­one who works in the prop­erty in­dus­try will tes­tify that the gen­der bal­ance has only re­cently started to change.

“Most likely women are the ul­ti­mate decision-mak­ers when it comes to pur­chas­ing a home. There is a lot to be said for hav­ing a bal­anced agency in terms of male and fe­male agents.”

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