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Does your staff training pack a punch?

The Negotiator
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Competition, the threat of tighter industry regulation and the emergence of online-only agents mean that training is now increasingly a frontline activity, reports Nigel Lewis.

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Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings

I was wrong! Richard Rawlings looks to the future and discovers that the real disrupters are not where we might expect.

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The graduate

Andrea Kirkby

If the cap fits, says Andrea Kirkby, wear it! But do estate agency employers prefer university degrees or real life experience?

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Training for staff development

Andrea Kirkby
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Estate agency is still a job where someone can walk out of sixth form college one day and be selling houses the next, with no formal qualifications or training required. Most agents,…

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The Apprenticeship: investing in future staff

PROPERTYdrum
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Employers who invest in apprenticeships are being invited to submit details of their apprentice programmes to the nationally recognised Top Apprenticeship Careers List 2015. The list, to be produced in association with…

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Qualification = quality

Andrea Kirkby

Twenty years ago, most estate agents – apart from chartered surveyors – were unqualified. They joined an office straight from school and learned on the job. Then, in 2007 the National Federation…

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Does your company offer property apprenticeships?

The Building Futures Group, (previously Asset Skills, CSSA and FMA), already a key training provider for the property and housing sector, works in consultation with employers to offer a successful property apprenticeships…

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Hunter or farmer business types? What kind is yours?

Philip Bowden

In today’s market getting a good number of market appraisals is key to a successful estate and letting agency business. Agencies that do not generate enough market appraisals will eventually find themselves in trouble further down…

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