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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.

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Always provides key improvements to our business.  Thanks as always.

Pep De Fazio – Homes

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.

Rob Price – Homes Estate Agents – Hampshire

Very professional, enthusiastic with a real drive and determination to succeed. Installed belief in us from day one in Land and New Homes and the benefits to our company.

Paul Stone – Maitlands

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.

Matthew Bennett – Orchid – Hertfordshire

An excellent workshop. Top tip to be implemented straight away – identify developments to promote our rentals team.

Steven Harvey – Oasis Estate Agents – Middlesex

Overwhelmed! Seriously, such a lot of valuable and well presented material

Dee Quealy – Quealy & Co

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.

Matt Nicol – Nicol & Co – Worcestershire

Great insight and fantastic support!

Bee Coulon – Location Location

Well structured course. Top tip to be implemented straight away – tracking planning applications.

Luke St Clair, Knightsbridge Estates – Leicester

Thank you for a brilliant day it was amazing. I love your attention to detail this comes across very strongly in the way you do everything.

Shaun Adams – Cooper Adams

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.

Nick Thring – Duncan Yeardley – Berkshire

A fantastic business that delivers everything it promises a no brainier for good independent Estate Agents

Will Smith – Complete Land & New Homes

Very informative day, loads of knowledge passed on, the business has been very carefully planned and organised.

Richard Fowler – Richard James – Wellingborough.

I have worked with the Land & New Homes Network for a couple of years now. Their advice & guidance during this time has been invaluable and inspirational and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Frank Schippers – Frank Schippers Estate Agents

It is a great vehicle for learning new ways how to expand our land and new homes division.

Dawn Carroll – Manning Stainton

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