If you’re wondering what happens to contestants on the hit BBC TV show The Apprentice, then one answer is to set up a string of estate agency firms.
Jamie Lester, who was runner up in the 2010 series of the show and subsequently set up four-branch sales and lettings firm Haus Properties the year after, has now made another foray into estate agency.
After leaving Haus in 2017 he worked for several developers as a sales advisor before setting up his own new homes sales consultancy. This has now established an estate agency arm to sell new build properties direct.
It will handle properties across a variety of residential developments from one-bedroom apartments to detached family houses but will not have a high street presence.
Its service includes everything a traditional estate agent provides such as marketing, viewings, negotiation, proof of funds, exchange of contracts and exchange.
Sales and marketing
“Over the last few years, I was essentially running the sales and marketing process for developers, coming up with unique ideas and managing the vision for the development,” says Lester.
“Whilst I was training the sales staff in their approach, I realised how much I missed the excitement of selling properties myself, and felt I could add even more value to developers by providing them with my vast estate agency experience too.
“Now I provide everything from start to finish.”
Lester has already worked for several high profile house builders both inside and outside London including the Izaki Group and Haywoods Group and has just been appointed by Kuropatwa.