If you have ever wondered what the role of a Property Consultant entails, then read on as we caught up with our very own James Bridgland to get the low down on his typical day at Redbrik.
“Since I joined Redbrik it has been somewhat of a whirlwind and my days have certainly been very busy. I have worked in the industry for over 20 years and have lost count of how many properties I have valued during that time!
“The first thing I do when I arrive at a property valuation is have a chat to the vendor and understand why they are thinking of selling. This is an important element of the process and I find helps to put the vendor at ease.
“Getting the pricing strategy right is critical when it comes to marketing your property.
“My role as a Property Consultant is to provide honest, straightforward advice to clients so they can agree on an appropriate asking price for their property to ensure they achieve the best possible sale price.
“I base my valuations on my in-depth knowledge of the local area, my experience of buyers and what they are prepared to pay for and by using comparable evidence of recent similar property sales.
“Another element of my job is to advise clients on how best to present the property in order to achieve the best price as well as book in property photos, create floor plans and liaise with sales managers amongst other things!
“Once a vendor has instructed us to sell their property I am always available to answer any queries and ensure that a high level of customer service is delivered.
“The advice I give is always realistic and I pride myself on being honest – which is definitely part of the Redbrik company ethos.”
8.00am – Arrive at the Millhouses office. Check emails, look at viewing enquiries, get a quick coffee!
9am – Instructed to sell a beautiful home in Millhouses at the first valuation of the day
10.30am – Back to the office to take a call from a client instructing us to market their property and organise photos.
11am – Property appraisal in the heart of S10.
1pm – Checking emails, offers on properties and industry news over lunch.
2pm – Another property valuation, this time in S17.
4pm – Back to the office to catch up with Sales Managers to discuss offers/viewings
6pm – Final valuation of the day that ends with an instruction to market a beautiful home in S11.
7pm – Prep for the next day.