As a successful Agent with over 150 branches, the Hunters team constantly get asked on how and what involves in a daily working life of a Negotiator.
Here we interview with in-house Lettings Negotiator at the Hounslow Branch.
Each day begins with a Team meeting to discuss the previous day’s events and subsequently our targets for the day ahead. We are briefed on any new instructions (new lettings Properties) and relets in preparation for our applicant (Tenants) callout. The morning meeting provides a vital platform for communication to exchange ideas amongst the team members and to ensure that we are on track to meet our targets for the week, month and year as our director is present in all the meetings.
Once our applicants (potential Tenants) have been updated with any new opportunities we have for them, the diary quickly fills up and we are off on various appointment. These can be anything from property checks, appointments with clients (Potential Landlords) to value new properties or viewings with potential tenants.
Inevitably in a busy office like hunters, our schedules are never entirely predictable, as we need to accommodate people who may walk through the door at any moment, and the phone is constantly ringing with new business and general enquiries. An important skill to develop is the ability to juggle a wide range of tasks simultaneously. It is our responsibility to manage our time effectively to achieve our goals as individuals and as a team.
After the morning viewings, it is important to provide our clients (Landlords) with feedback, so that we can discuss how we might continue to attract interest and to ensure that our marketing is at its most effective for each individual property. Often it is also necessary for us to seek the advice of our sales team, who we work closely with if we feel that it may be more profitable to sell a property or vice versa.
Once we have successfully matched an applicant to a property, offers are forwarded, and after negotiation a mutually agreeable deal is struck. This can sometimes require the ability to think of compromises to find a solution that suits everyone equally.
The role as a Lettings Negotiator can be a very satisfying as there is always a sense of achievement when the keys are handed over and the file is sent to our management team at the head office for the duration of the tenancy.
I am fortunate enough to work alongside the company director Mr. Kabir Roy Babber, which involves weekly targets and mentoring meetings.
Hunters is a member of NALS (National Approved Letting Scheme) and SafeAgent (a mark denoting firms that protect landlords and tenants money through client money protection scheme).
Hunters Hounslow office is located on 80 Vicarage Farm Road, Heston, TW50AE. Please contact us on 020 3697 2992 or Hounslow@Hunters.com