Estate agents who sign up to use the ‘speedy mentoring’ business programme being offered by new foundation Agents Together may get a surprise when they lift up the phone for a session this week.
Purplebricks co-founder and football club owner Kenny Bruce, who is also a co-founder of the foundation, is to be some of its first mentoring gurus to offer estate agents business advice.
Two other business figures are joining him. These are property consultant Stephen Brown and Will Whitehorn, who until recently was a senior marketing figure within the Virgin group of companies.
Agents Together says it will releasing a full list of business figures from within and outside the property industry who agents will be able to tap up for a ‘speedy mentoring’ session.
“Individuals will be matched from the applications we have had so far,” says a spokesperson.
Kenny Bruce said on Twitter that he “can’t wait to start supporting people within our industry” and is “excited to meet estate agents in the coming weeks that I hope will benefit from my 25 years’ experience within our industry”.
The two Bruce brothers are brave – not all agents have forgiven them for launching Purplebricks in the first place, never mind some of the company’s controversial consumer advertising campaigns.
For agents who don’t fancy a speedy mentoring session, Stephen Brown is hosting a ‘Lunchtime Learnings’ live Facebook webinar today at 12.30pm.
Brown is one of five of the foundations’ founders, including the two Bruce brothers, Chris Watkin, Mike Day and Sam Jones from Moneypenny.