Well, what did you think of THAT television series?
‘Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job’ finished this week on a high that saw Lewis Rossiter, in Exeter, win his award for Bradley’s Manager of the Year. Fortunately, he managed not to be sick all over his boss and the head office soft furnishings this time, in contrast to when he won Employee of the Year in 2012.
Then there was the wonderfully down to earth Dave Simms in Birmingham, telling it just like it is – and confronted with private sales being done on his doorstep.
Lynne Blaney, in the north-east, continued to wow with her hard work ethic, charm and endless dedication, working in a very difficult market.
There was the splendid Eileen in her heels (a future TV property presenter if ever we saw one – watch out Kirstie) plus Ed Mead, from Douglas & Gordon, the team from Stoneshaw Estates in Dagenham (which also triumphed in this month’s ESTAS), Archie Neville in the outer Hebrides, and of course the thankfully unique Gary Hersham, of Beauchamp Estates, and his sidekick, the long suffering Ernesto.
Well, Eye watched all six episodes and enjoyed them all.
It was refreshing to see agents not being demonised for a change, even if the Beeb couldn’t resist having a bit of fun with them, and probably as far as the public are concerned, it was a bit of an eye opener.
Without exception, the agents came over as professional yet human, and all displayed a comprehensive knowledge of the varied markets in which they operated.
Would we have been happy to ask them to sell our property? Yes, we would.
We’d be interested in your thoughts.