Top strategies for re-opening offices after the lockdown
Join us on Tuesday, 19th May, 12 pm, for a panel discussion on the most effective strategies for re-opening your estate agency offices and getting your team back to work now that the COVID19 lockdown is lifted.
In this week’s episode of the ICG Approved live webinar series, we ask our panel of expert property suppliers and leading estate agents about their top recommendations and views on how to best re-open offices and get teams up and running again after the lockdown.
Hosted by Ed Mead, this session features some of the biggest names in the property industry, which will bring all their know-how and best advice to the live session, to help estate agents make the most of the bounce back.
Ed has over 40 years in the property business, 22 at Douglas & Gordon in London as Exec Director. A ten year columnist in The Sunday Times as property expert and as Agent Provocateur in The Telegraph, he's also fronted two BBC TV series and is a regular on mainstream media. In 2016 he set up outsourced viewing and inspection service Viewber which gives agents daily online access to a nationwide army of local experts.
Ben Sellers is the co-founder and CEO of Starberry. Passionate about sales and all things creative and tech-driven, Ben, along with his brother Rus, has helped lead innovation in the digital marketing space since 1994 and created Starberry in 2001. A decentralised digital agency with a core focus on designing and developing award-winning web platforms and delivering lead generating digital marketing strategies for the property sector with a clear return on investment.
Peter was at Foxtons for 20 years, the last 7 as Managing Director before leaving in 2005 to buy Marsh & Parsons, a sleepy Central London Agency. They built it (with the great help of Starberry, an ICG Approved member) and sold it in 2011 to LSL. Peter ‘retired’ in 2016 and since then has been investing in and advising a variety of businesses.
Kye Wheatley is founder of Keatons, a 9 office estate agency based in London, which has firmly established its place as a market leader thanks to its coherent approach towards marketing, customer service and modern technology. The business has been continually recognised with industry awards and is the highest rated agent on Trustpilot based on 1,000’s of reviews. Kye is also founder of Area Technology, a company aiming to help estate agents modernise.
Widely known as a fresh, creative and rebellious business leader, Mark has over 25 years of experience in estate agency beginning in Notting Hill Gate, W11. He founded the UK’s very first 24/7 hybrid estate agency in 2011. Mark keeps ahead of the curve with trips to the US and Australia seeking new training and ideas. His robust estate agency office model is creating a procession of market-leading agents working on their own terms from home.
Currently working with some of the most forward thinking companies In the property industry across the world in a variety of capacities, Iain has over 30 year’s experience in all aspects of Estate Agency and a proven track record in both the independent and corporate world. Iain was a chief decision maker within Romans, serving as a shareholder and MD during his 22 years with the company, and a part of this highly successful group’s growth and innovative thinking.
Peter Knight was Group MD of 30 branch agency Jackson Property Services which was acquired by the Halifax. He then set up Property Academy and today coaches business leaders to inspire them to fulfil their potential. He also produces the EA Masters and Best Estate Agent Guide Awards. Peter co-founded Agents Giving Charity and is also an Ambassador for Velindre Cancer Charity.
Richard is an experienced board director with over 20 years services in property related businesses. He knows the stress points and issues that clients can often face and the difference that speed can make to a successful transaction. He launched ASAP in 2014 with the express aim to make the home moving process quicker and more efficient for Agents and their clients, joining up all the stages of the transaction from initial client referral through to completion.
Rajeev Nayyar is the Managing Director of Fixflo, the UK’s leading repairs and maintenance software for residential and commercial property. Prior to starting Fixflo, Raj worked in the property sector as a lawyer, investor and consultant.
Jamie, co-founder of iamproperty and Managing Director of iamsold, has overseen its expansion from a primarily Auction focused business into other markets such as Conveyancing and Compliance. Launching iamproperty with Ben Ridgway in 2009, Jamie recently received recognition for his hard work by winning the coveted Scale Up Entrepreneur of the Year award.
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