8th July 2016
Off the blocks and clocking up the miles
As any new business will know the first few weeks can be a bit nerve racking – will the phones ring, how will people react to the proposition, however for us, those nerves quickly vanished after day one and whilst the European Referendum Vote had us a bit squeaky bum for an hour or so, we’ve received an overwhelming response following our official launch 10 days ago.
The first two weeks have seen us covering nearly every county and meeting many great agents, however this week our travels have taken us to Hampshire, Sussex, Worcestershire, London, West Midlands and Northamptonshire and we’ve been inspired by the positivity shown in their desire to embrace the Land & New Homes Network and the tools and support available to them. Without blowing our own trumpet, the agents have really engaged with us and in many instances we’ve had multiple agents in the same town wanting to come on board which is really positive although clearly there can only be one due to the nature of the non competing element. Our business might be new but the people who run it have great expertise and personal networks – add into the mix a completely innovative and unique approach and that’s when the magic starts to happen.
For many, Land & New Homes is unchartered waters having been wary of what it entails working for house builders albeit upon probing the standard line has generally, been “we’ve provided lots of pricing advice but never got much further” – well did you actually ask for the business or did you run scared?
What has probably surprised us most is the agents surprise when we reveal some of the planning information and overlayed with showing sites that remain unbuilt but do have planning consents. In many instances when we’ve thrown a few names at them, they’ve tapped it into their CRM systems and found that they have all of the contact details to engage in a conversation – therein lays the opportunity for well established independent estate agents because they are in many cases part of the fabric of most local communities.
Its safe to say that our new member Induction/Onboarding Days are filling up fast, although on a positive, due to the great response in the West Country, we’re hoping to link their Induction Day with a sneaky weekend away in Cornwall – there have to be some perks.
What does next week entail – well first of all we’re helping two new members pitch for sites in their areas with a combined 140 units and assisting a member in Bedfordshire sell a site on behalf of a vendor for over 100 new properties, so it will be interesting to see how competitive the house builders will bid.
If you’d like to know more about the Land & New Homes Network, please get in touch.
A fantastic business that delivers everything it promises a no brainier for good independent Estate Agents
Thanks for your email outlining the next content for the iQ folder. I’ve received the hard copies in today’s post and have to say I am very impressed with all the new material you guys are producing for us members.
The Land and New Homes Network team are exceptionally supportive!
A very friendly bunch… full of enthusiasm and energy, giving great advice whenever you need it, allowing you to grow and develop your network.
Land & New Homes Network have helped me and my business take it to another level over the last year. The support from the whole team has been greatly appreciated with Kevin & Ian always on hand. I would recommend other forward-thinking agents to consider the network as a large part of their business. It’s not gift-wrapped for you, but the support, collateral, and connections give you an opportunity to make it a real success.
Always provides key improvements to our business. Thanks as always.
It is a great vehicle for learning new ways how to expand our land and new homes division.
Overwhelmed! Seriously, such a lot of valuable and well presented material
I have been working with Kevin as a member of The Land and New Network since October 2017. I have found his advice and guidance to be second to none. Through Kevin’s insight and advice Orchid have started to build a strong land and new homes division. Kevin is a true professional in his field.
An excellent workshop. Top tip to be implemented straight away – identify developments to promote our rentals team.
What’s best about the Land & New Homes Network? The firepower it brings, and the confidence it gives you. I really can’t praise it enough.
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