August saw yet another batch of All-Stars successfully go through the All-Stars application process, which included a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with the new employers. Now Tom Chughtai (joining Hilbery Chaplin), James Cooper (joining Antony Pepe), Josh Reynolds (joining Gibbs Gillespie),Matthew Bingle (joining The Frost Partnership) and Connor Rice (joining Hilbery Chaplin) to mention a few of the successful All-Stars who have embarked upon careers with leading agents up and down the country.
All went through a rigorous selection process that included psychometric testing, video interview and telephone screening. The most promising applicants were then presented to prospective employers for interview. Once job offers were made, the budding estate agents learnt the basics of estate agency during an intensive five-day pre-employment training programme run by renowned industry trainer Julian O’Dell.
The course offers all the “nuts and bolts” of both sales and lettings:
· Self development
· Planning and personal presentation
· Understanding the role of software
· Booking valuation appointments
· Handling fee enquiries
· Sales progression
· Negotiation skills
· Securing offers
· Conducting viewings
· Securing viewings
· Qualifying applicants
· Making the perfect first impression
· The role of portals
· Customer service
· The sales and lettings processes
· What makes an exceptional agent?
Since its launch earlier in the year, Estate Agency All-Stars has given the world of estate agency a much welcome boost, offering a far more robust candidate selection process to agents. Its comprehensive 5-day course also means that every All-Star will hit the ground running from the day they start employment. This innovative approach to recruitment is attracting considerable interest from estate agency firms, both corporate and independent, as well as individuals wanting to pursue a property career.
Josh Reynolds, 20, who in August joined multi office award winning Gibbs Gillespie
Josh commented: “The Estate Agency All-Stars immediately appealed – I was able to sell myself by using the webcam option on the All-Stars website, I believe this revolutionary way of being able to apply for a job really assisted me find my perfect job within the property industry and I would highly recommend Estate Agency All-Stars to anyone else looking to get into the property industry.”
Paul Gillespie, Director of Gibbs Gillespie:
“Josh stood out as being an excellent candidate, although it was a very close call between all the graduates of the Estate Agency All-Stars academy Victoria had put us in touch with. All were exceptionally well equipped and had thoroughly researched the company.”
Estate Agency All-Stars director Joshua Rayner commented:
“We’re always delighted to see our All-Stars begin their careers in estate agency – it’s even better when they join companies which will progress them even further so they can be tomorrow’s managers”.
New recruit, James Cooper, is pictured below with another happy client, Ben Tootill-Borrill from Anthony Pepe & Co.
Ben Tootill-Borrill, Anthony Pepe & Co commented:
“The idea of employing a candidate who would be trained from scratch the Anthony Pepe way appealed to both myself and the company director Charlie Perdios especially as we knew the training would be provided by Julian O'Dell. After struggling to find a suitable candidate through other recruitment agencies we were more than impressed with James who was the first person that was sent to Anthony Pepe from Estate Agency All-Stars. I would highly recommend Estate Agency All-Stars to anyone that is currently looking to recruit”
“Hilbery Chaplin are extremely pleased with ‘Estate Agency Allstars’ who offer a unique combination of recruitment and training which places them above other industry recruitment agents. The standard of candidate has so far been excellent and we are looking forward to working with them again in the future”.
Anita Pashley Human Resources Manager at Hilbery Chaplin