An award-winning estate agency franchise is welcoming retail workers made redundant during lockdown to their growing company.
EweMove, which has more than 120 franchises across the UK has reported a sharp rise in the number of former shop and hospitality workers contacting them to learn more about a new career in estate agency.
The company that features Ewenice, the Sheep as their logo, wants to attract more people from a retail and customer service background. This is because their skills are well suited to becoming a successful estate agency business owner.
Head Shepherd, AKA the Managing Director, Nick Neill, said: “This has been a brutally tough year for many sectors but especially retail and hospitality. However, estate agents were in a privileged position of being able to keep people moving safely.
“We’ve seen a big leap in the level of enquiries from people who haven’t had any agency experience but can see the opportunity of running a pandemic proof business with full support from a team of well-established experts.
“People who have worked in retail and hospitality often have the people skills and work ethic and can transfer those attributes to successfully running their own estate agency. All our franchisees, several who joined with no property industry experience, receive full training and ongoing support.”
EweMove bucked a national trend by growing during the pandemic.
Nick added: “During the lockdown periods, our business has grown largely in part because of the systems and technology we have in place and the hard work and dedication of our franchisees.
“We came out of the first lockdown stronger, and we are doing well in this second lockdown. We believe this shows the agility and strength of our business model.
“We’re proud that people from other backgrounds are joining us and starting businesses that put them in control of their futures.”
To find out more about a career with the UK’s Best Sales and Lettings Agency in the UK* contact: Myfuture@ewemove.com