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YOUR MOVE Estate Agent Jobs - Progression in your Estate Agency Career

March 29, 2012 15:50 by YOUR MOVE Careers

As well as offering opportunities for those looking to start an estate agency career, YOUR MOVE also offers excellent opportunities for those looking to progress their career. As well as progressing individuals within the business, YOUR MOVE also offers individuals from independent estate agencies a chance to develop their career, something which may not have been available at an independent agency.

Kelly Simpkin is an Area Sales Manager with YOUR MOVE working in the Midlands. Kelly joined the company to take advantage of the progression available to those who strive to further their career. Kelly describes her experiences;
"Prior to working for YOUR MOVE I had one year’s experience working for a competitor where due to my managers ill health I had been thrown in at the deep end and allowed to value in my first year. This came very naturally to me and at 20 years of age I turned out to be very strong in this area."

"I joined the YOUR MOVE branch in Leamington Spa on the promise that if I spent six months as a Senior Negotiator learning the systems I would be given an opportunity to prove myself as a Valuation Manager."

"My Divisional Sales Director at the time was true to his word and I was given an opportunity, this worked out very well and for a few years I was the Valuation Manager at our Nuneaton branch winning several awards for volume of listings, exchanges and financial services."

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"Before long I was desperate for a new challenge and took on the role of Sales Manager at our Bedworth office. With only 12 properties on the market and the assistance of a 17 year old Negotiator we had a challenging time ahead. Within the first year we won several awards for different aspects of the business and I won "rookie of the year", this success continued to grow in year two and Bedworth became a strong branch, rivalling the nearby branches of Nuneaton and Coventry."

"To stretch me further I was asked to take over our Coalville estate agency, a branch that had historically done very well but had a few years of a down turn that needed to be turned round, desperate not to walk away from Bedworth I convinced my bosses to allow me to have two branches and I became a Senior Branch Manager designate, this was a very difficult time and probably my steepest learning curve. As challenging as it was, we soon turned Coalville around and both branches have continued to enjoy success."

"I was always keen to have a third branch or become an area manager but due to the recession this stage seemed to lapse a little, finally and after a tough selection process I became an Area Sales manager in June 2010 of five Midlands' offices. In my fist year I won the MD recognition award and increased to 6 branches. In December of 2011 I was given a further two branches, and at the end of year awards my area won a host of awards and I was recognised with the RMD recognition award for profit and service."

"I had my 10 year anniversary in June 2011 and hope to improve my two new offices in 2012 to warrant a promotion to Area Sales Director. I can genuinely say that YOUR MOVE has recognised my ability and ambition throughout, and pushed me to accomplish new goals. At the age of 31 I feel I have learnt and achieved a huge amount, some companies may not have recognised my ambitions and allowed me to grow at such a pace. As an employee I am happy in the knowledge that regardless of my age my achievements will be recognised."

Here at YOUR MOVE we offer our staff the ability to progress and develop with the company, so if you are looking for a career and not just a job then YOUR MOVE could be the estate agent for you. Search online for information on the available estate agency jobs with YOUR MOVE.

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