Lastword in prop­erty

Di­rec­tor for Fine & Coun­try Nor­folk and North Suf­folk, Cameron Black, of­fers an insight into a typ­i­cal day in an es­tate agents’ life

EDP Norfolk - - Property -

You would not be­lieve how many times I have heard the phrase “You es­tate agents have it easy”. So I thought I would give you a run-down of a typ­i­cal day to at­tempt to con­vince you that us agents don’t ex­actly have it easy!

Ar­riv­ing at the of­fice early be­fore my team, I or­gan­ise my busy day ahead.

Meet with my of­fice man­ager to dis­cuss of­fers, po­ten­tial sales, ex­changes etc from the pre­vi­ous day.

In the car, off to my first ap­point­ment to meet with some pre­vi­ous clients of ours who have de­cided to move again.

Drive to meet with a de­vel­oper on an ex­cit­ing new project. I drive about 2,500 miles per month! Thank good­ness for hands-free mobile phones as I spend most of my time speak­ing to my staff or po­ten­tial clients.

8am:

8.30am:

9.30am:

10am:

Back in the car, more phone calls, try­ing to con­vince a buyer not

11.15am:

to pull out af­ter his sur­vey.

A val­u­a­tion at my next prop­erty which is tucked away on the banks of a river, stun­ning!

Pick up a sand­wich and a packet of crisps to eat in my car (no lav­ish sit down lunch).

Next val­u­a­tion, a farm­house - I spend two hours here and the own­ers have agreed to come on to the mar­ket with us.

11.30am:

1pm:

2pm:

Back at of­fice, catch up on the day’s hap­pen­ings with my staff - an ex­change, three of­fers and two sales. Write up my val­u­a­tion re­ports and email them off. Take a call from an ap­point­ment yes­ter­day who, af­ter see­ing other agents, would would like to come on to the mar­ket. A big smile crosses my face. Even though I have been an agent for nearly 20 years this still gives me a big buzz!

Lock up and make my way to car park. A good day’s work done!

4.30pm:

6pm:

For ad­vice about sell­ing your fam­ily home, please give me a call or chat to one of my team, at Fine and Coun­try, 01603 221888.

The kind of stun­ning prop­erty Cameron Black vis­its on his ev­ery day trav­els as an es­tate agent. This one at Hel­houg­ton is for sale for £1.65 mil­lion with Fine & Coun­try

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