Claudia, our Sales & Marketing Assistant describes her time at Sewell & Gardner so far:
“I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my career at Sewell & Gardner! It has been just over a year since I joined the company and I feel I have fitted in nicely with the friendly team. From the first time I stepped into the office, I felt welcomed and knew it was a good balanced work environment I would feel comfortable in. Being a family run business that focuses on their staff & customers, I have moulded to the brand values, especially ‘unapologetically high standards’ where I ensure my work is always up to the best standard. Being a local business, I love how involved we are as a company within the local community and enjoy organising and taking part in local events throughout the year. The next one coming up is the pancake day race in Rickmansworth High Street and this year I will be running with my team, so make sure you don’t miss the fun!
With no background of working in an estate agents, I was intrigued & excited to learn new skills within the industry. As a Sales & Marketing Assistant, I have grown in confidence in my role and have already learnt so many new skills; from working in a close team as well as taking part in training courses. I enjoy how varied my role can be on a day-to-day basis; from managing admin requests for the offices, to designing window cards, creating personalised marketing campaigns and updating our website. Recently, I have started going to marketing conferences in London, which has been great for building my confidence as I interact with other industry peers. Working alongside the sales team, I get a good insight into the sales process and have learnt some important tips to bear in mind for when I decide to move out myself! With a good start to the year so far, I am looking forward to the challenges this year will bring me. One of my goals is to develop my knowledge of marketing in this industry and put training and new skills into practise, especially focusing on our website. I am excited to grow with the company and progress further!”
Sophie Grimston, our Ricky & Croxley Green Property Consultant describes her time at S&G so far:
“My first year at Sewell & Gardner has been exciting and full of challenges! When I first started, I didn’t know how much there would be to learn but I am loving developing my skill set. What I enjoy most about this job is meeting new people and seeing the different variety of properties this area has to offer. The thing I found the most difficult was getting to know Rickmansworth and Croxley Green as I am from Watford, but I now know every road name! On a day to day basis I am responsible for responding to enquiries, booking & conducting viewings, giving feedback to sellers and negotiating offers. I have learnt the importance of applicant management and have really enjoyed building strong relationships with people who are looking to buy in the area. It is a great feeling when a new property comes to the market with us and I already have a selection of people in mind who I think would love it.
Sewell & Gardner were a company I wanted to work for as they are independent, very family orientated and care about both clients and their staff. I am lucky to be part of a fantastic team where we all work together to achieve our goals. Being a team player is essential at Sewell & Gardner, as expressed in our brand value ‘winners work in teams’. I learn a lot from my colleagues due to their knowledge and experience. We all support each other and it’s such a lovely environment to work in. This year I am looking to further develop my negotiation skills and eventually start doing sales progression. I am excited to continue my career at Sewell & Gardner and work my way up through the ranks like many of my colleagues have.”