Here are his thoughts on being a Cairn Property Partner
Why do you want to become a property partner? – For family reasons, I am moving to Dundee with my wife and children at the end of 2018. I wanted to continue working in property as it is something I enjoy a great deal and if at all possible continue to work for Cairn. The opportunity to become a property partner was too good an opportunity to turn down and having worked for the company for nine years I was very keen to continue with that relationship and evolve my career.
What is your day to day role? – It involves every aspect of property management from carrying out viewings with potential tenants to winning business from new clients.
How does head office support you? – Working with our head office is an important part of giving great service to our clients and tenants. There always needs to be that relationship present for legal and accounting support as well as the more basic but no less important roles of being the initial point of contact for tenants and Landlords alike.
What training did you receive? – Having worked in property for nine years I have a wealth of experience in not only the residential letting market but also estate agency. I am Letwell qualified which is an important qualification that ensures high standards and professionalism in the Scottish residential letting sector. The best form of learning is often what you learn whilst carrying out your day to day role. This is a great source of continuous personal development and it has helped me to learn and evolve as a letting professional and gain experience that is of benefit in all aspects of my job.
How do you get paid? – As this is a mutual investment, Cairn invests time and experience in training so I can deliver against agreed objectives. I am self-employed so I receive a percentage of the management fee monthly. This means that it’s up to me what I want my income to be.
What’s is your favourite thing about being a property partner? – It is a great position to be in because I can put my own personal touch on every part of managing a property. I can also learn what does and doesn’t work well when taking a much more full-on role managing properties. I am then able to adjust accordingly to work in a better way ensuring high standards are always met and kept and if I require help and support I have that from our head office if I need it.