Football has been a key part of the property industry for many decades and hundreds of agents around the UK support local teams from basic kit sponsorships to major financial support.
This includes most recently Purplebricks founder Kenny Bruce, who put £500,000 of his newly-found wealth into a Northern Ireland club, Larne FC.
But the clubs which agents support in their greatest numbers has often been a matter of conjecture – and sensitivity – given clients might not like their team of choice, until now.
Reviews website allAgents has scanned the profiles of the 50,000 agents on its site and found that the largest group of supporters are Gooners.
Arsenal fans make up a fifth of the property industry, allAgents claims, matching agents’ fondness of being underdogs. The club, remember have not won the Premier league for over a decade despite the more recent efforts of Arsene Wenger.]
The next largest groups of supporters within in industry are Manchester (15%), Tottenham Hotspur (13%), Liverpool (11%) and Chelsea (10%).
Agents also like to play football, as well as being supporters. Some 56% list it as their main sporting activity, although bowls is less popular – just half a percent do it.
Commenting on his trawl of the agent profiles, allAgents’ Director Martin McKenzie (pictured, left) reveals his Scottish bias (his website, after all, is based north of the border and he’s an ardent Aberdeen fan).
“Estate Agents are clearly gluttons for punishment, with 20 per cent of them Arsenal fans – they’d be far better off supporting Aberdeen, who have won four Scottish league titles, seven Scottish Cups, six Scottish League Cups and two European trophies.”
Expect more football banter during the run up to the allAgents’ online 2018 ‘People Awards’, the closing date for which is 30th April. More information from email@example.com