“How Tech will Improve the Property Industry” – LoveFilm Founder William Reeve

William Reeve, Founder of LoveFilm and initial Angel investor and Non-Exec Director of Zoopla, who also helped, found and grew Graze and Secret Escapes, former Head of Operations and indeed Undercover Boss at Paddy Power talks to me about what his thoughts and opinions on everything Proptech, Lettings and running a big company like Goodlord as he reaches his 1st Birthday of the CEO of Goodlord .. one of the UK’s premiere ProptechFirms over 5 separate topics to do with our respective industries. Goodlord did not pay me to produce these videos nor was any other consideration made to me except them covering the cost of the train tickets for myself and two film crew and the film crews’s time.

 

Christopher Watkin

I teach, guide, support, mentor, consult, counsel, partner many hundreds of UK Estate and Letting Agents in their quest to grow their estate and lettings agencies business. Old school techniques of touting, landlords wanted leaflets, ring us for a free valuation, we have sold this in your street leaflets don't work anymore. There are too many competitor agents .. meaning cheap fees are epidemic, overvaluing is almost a norm to get the stock and don’t even mention about the online/hybrid threat. So a few years ago, I set about looking around the UK and spotted that certain agents (not many mind you) in certain towns were still seen as the ‘go to person on property’, the person the newspaper editor rang up every week for a comment and I looked at what they did and they were doing some thing quite remarkable…. Only one thing but they were doing it so well .. and reaping the reward in terms of decent listings and decent fees, happy staff, decent sales pipeline and exchange income, managed lettings portfolios in the many hundreds .. but more importantly, they really enjoyed the job… they enjoyed getting up in the morning and people looked up to them Over 400 agents around the UK are on a mission to change the way our Estate and Lettings agency profession is perceived and looked upon, doing it town by town, city by city. I guide these 400 agents, teach them, mentor them and support them to be seen in a different light, to be seen as the ‘go to person for property’, actually be the ‘local property expert’ and prove it. Christopher Watkin 07950 147 572 christopher@christopherwatkin.co.uk

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