Join the Experts in Property
In addition to this revolutionary way of sharing clients’ property the Experts in Property offer individual agents a whole lot more. As a member, you will not only benefit from a real-time link to other member agent’s properties, but a wonderful agency backup and training service, which includes:
Marketing and advertising
With an enthusiastic approach to marketing ideas generated from our members, we provide both marketing material and campaigns to our agents. Recent campaigns include a region-wide competition where prospective vendors could win a large cash prize (£1000 – £5000) for getting a sales valuation through one of our agents.
We have a comprehensive members online marketing hub, which gives access to marketing material, Ask the Expert articles, marketing campaign material, social media marketing, agency manuals, HR policies and much more included free of charge! Plus each member has their own exclusive Hub Storage Area.
Discounts on agency related products and services
These are extremely wide ranging and include discounts on many forms of advertising and purchasing, including stationery and telephony.
Annual Awards Ceremony
Our yearly awards ceremony is a truly fantastic way of catching up with member agents, we recognise both companies and individuals which awards which they can publicise and promote within their businesses. We usually cater for around 150 delegates, who can enjoy a gala evening.
Regular, innovative and instructive training courses
In the last 18 months, for example, we have trained our agents in Making the most of their agency software package, Photography (including using digital cameras and specialized applications like Photoshop, Multimedia marketing (including tips and hints on maximising the impact of the agent’s own web sites and social media opportunities), Basic estate agency training, Specific selling skills training, Management training, Lettings training and annual legislation updates, Health and Safety at work and Domestic Energy Assessor updates, plus many more. Much of this training is either free or heavily subsidised.
We have a bespoke auction service for agents who would like to be involved in, or perhaps miss out on auction business through lack of experience. This service can be tailored to your business and incorporate professional multi-lot auctions or bespoke individual property sales.
We have negotiated two superb deals with conveyancing organisations that allow our member agents to offer their clients a bespoke local service backed up by some of the best law firms in the west country or a superb national service with a track record for quicker than average turnarounds.
With access to tailored agency contracts of employment, plus disciplinary and grievance support. 30 minute free support helpline, with discounted further rates.
Dedicated PR support
Our agents can send interesting properties and stories to our PR consultant and receive many free editorials in return. In recent months we have obtained coverage in local newspapers, such as the Express and Echo, regional newspapers, such as the Western Morning News and many national publications, such as the Express, Times and Financial Times. We have also benefitted from superb publicity in the agency press including Estate Agency Today and Property Drum.
We have a bulk deal with AVG Professional, to provide our agent’s computers with super anti-virus software at no extra charge.
Our admin centre is based in Exeter and is open from 09:00 until 5:00 on weekdays for questions or queries.
Our admin centre benefits from a well-equipped training room that can seat around 30 delegates. It is available free of charge to our member agents.
One of the most talked about benefits, which comes up time and time again in conversations about our organisation, is that our agents really do feel that we offer a genuinely friendly talking shop. In an often cynical and cut-throat business, we find that they share ideas, thoughts and sometimes problems, often finding solutions and a sympathetic ear from someone within the group.
We hope that you will feel the £150 per month subscription charge (discounts for multi-office firms) offers fantastic value for money. In fact many of our agents find that with some of the bulk discounts that they receive through the Westcountry group of the Experts in Property, that membership actually returns more than it costs!
Cutting edge technology
Members can use any software they choose as long as a feed is provided to our website. we also have an excellent arrangement with expert agent if required with very cost effective running costs. Whilst member agents pay for their own office software and websites (again, superb discounts/ bespoke designs available) we will allow a link to this site along with its iPhone, iPad and mobile versions that will allow all member’s vendors to access their property information, including feedback, advice and statistics and their applicants access to their individual search criteria, which they can change and alter to suit changing requirements
If you would like to discuss joining us please email Jo Marshall at our Admin Centre by clicking on the link at the top of this page. Alternatively please call us on 01392 463800