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Education Education Education!!!!!!!!

Mon 18 February 2013

Whilst reading the latest copy of The Estate Agent magazine which is produced by the National Association of Estate Agents I stumbled across a feature on this very topic.

 

The question was raised as to why should those in the property industry obtain a property related qualification? The answer was one that I agree with whole heartedly:

Confidence plays a vital part in our industry; confidence in ourselves as professionals to know that we are delivering the highest standard of service to our clients, confidence from buyers and sellers in the market itself and confidence in us as professionals from our clients to know that they are being given best advice and that best practice is being observed.

A professional qualification can help to achieve confidence in every way. This is not to say that someone who is unqualified operating within the industry is not competent but perhaps a professional property qualification gives its bearer that credibility and legitimacy which helps to create the confidence on which our industry thrives.

At McCartneys we take education particularly seriously. We always champion young employees and encourage them to become qualified in their chosen field. This may be to become a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (MNAEA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) or the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).
As well as obtaining professional qualifications, McCartneys has an education committee in place which drives forward training across the company so that every member of staff is up to speed in every element of their work from the software they use to the latest changes in legislation.

Clients undoubtedly have a certain level of expectation when they instruct a professional and speaking of education, something which I took from my school days was the school motto of, “raising achievement by raising expectation,” an ethos that I now try to deliver in my professional capacity. I would like to think that by raising the expectation of our clients we can raise the standard of what we achieve for them.

By choosing McCartneys to act for you, whatever your requirements, you can rest assured that your chosen property professional has invested in their education in order to provide you with the highest standard of service and diligence to achieve the very best results for you.

Tom Carter 
BSc HONS, MRICS, MNAEA, Dip DEA

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