I joined the business as a Valuer in 2000 with no estate agency experience. I progressed quickly and was given various opportunities as a Valuer within the region's key offices. After several years hard work and continued success I am now an Area Sales Manager of Glenrothes, Cupar, Dundee and Montrose.
I love seeing individual successes as well as receiving thanks from customers who have felt we have went the extra mile for them. The excitement of a successful sale to an instruction to sell. Varied but rewarding.
I would thoroughly recommend Your Move, through my own hard work and their support I have been given the opportunities to progress and grow. Being an estate agent is all about providing the highest level of service to customers whilst providing support for colleagues to grow.
I originally applied for a part-time lettings advisor position which was advertised on Jobs in Kent. After an in-depth telephone interview with Cheryl discussing my experience she recommended a more suitable role for me.
Cheryl contacted the hiring manager and arranged my first stage interview. My interview went very well and I was invited back for a second interview. After my second interview I called Cheryl to express how much I wanted the role. Cheryl followed up my phone call with the hiring manager and called me back to say I had been successful in securing the role, which I was over the moon about!
Cheryl kept in constant contact with me and I wholeheartedly feel that she did everything within her means to get me the job I wanted, she never let me down throughout the process and I shall always be grateful to her for giving me the perfect opportunity and making it happen for me!
I have great working relationships with my manager and colleagues they make the job worthwhile and I look forward to coming to work because of their work ethic and the way they manage the branch.
The biggest incentive of working for Your Move is the people I work with. I would recommend Your Move to anyone who is looking for a role working for a large chain of estate agents and want a happy working environment.
I started working for Your Move in January 2003, two weeks after leaving school. I was initially hired as an Office Junior, working within the Residential Administration Centre. From there I progressed to become a Residential Administrator. Upon the introduction of Lettings in Scotland, I was offered the opportunity to combine Residential Administration with Lettings Administration.
Further to the Scottish Property Management Centre opening, I moved office and became a dedicated Lettings Co-ordinator. I was then offered the position of Team Leader of the office. My current role is Property Manager within the Scottish Property Management Centre. My current role involves co-ordinating and overseeing the running of the Scottish Property Management Centre, 4 Departments and 13 members of staff.
Lettings is a fast paced environment, which I personally enjoy. My role enables me to be involved in all aspects of the Lettings business, from being hands on with legal documentation to maintenance repairs to the lease ending. Then I also have the added benefit of dealing with staff members on a one to one level. My role provides me with variety and new challenges all the time.
I would recommend Your Move as an employer of choice. Having worked with the company for nearly 12 years, I personally feel that I was encouraged to progress through the company.
My career with Your Move started in September 2013 as a Valuation Manager, in August 2014 I was promoted to Sales Manager of our North Hykeham branch. I ensure that targets are met by all individuals and as a team. I work towards the branch annual target requirements, generating new business and implementing new ideas in which to create awareness. Diary management is important as I split my time between conducting the valuations and staff management.
I love the variety of the role, the fact that no two days are the same. I love implementing new ideas or even going back to basics and seeing those changes affect both an individuals and the branch performance in a positive way.
From my first day I’ve had all the help and support I’ve needed, from training specifically in a designated centre to on the job training by management. Nothing has ever been too much trouble and it’s great to work alongside positive and proactive likeminded people, who are all passionate about the business and making a difference.
I started with the company as a Sales Negotiator in the Garforth branch with no estate agency experience, due to my hard work and excellent results 18 months later I was promoted to Branch Manager of the Beeston, Leeds branch.
On a day to day basis I am responsible for property valuations and gaining instructions, cross selling our additional services where applicable, coaching and training my team to achieve the best possible results and increasing branch profitability.
No two days are the same, different people, different circumstances, but the same positive outcomes. I get a buzz from being genuinely helpful and helping people move home.
Your Move offers excellent training and a clear career progression path, if you show willing to succeed and work hard Your Move will help guide you there. Your Move is one of the most well known estate agency brands in the UK and it’s great to be part of that award winning team. The staff incentives are fantastic and I was fortunate enough to attend a 5* trip to Paris in 2012.