Connells Group announces a major recruitment drive as it looks to create 250 new positions across its 600 strong estate agency branch network.
In order to capitalise on its market leading position, Connells Group is creating more new branch-based roles as it plans for further growth and to increase market share. The business encourages those industry professionals to get in touch if they are looking for a new and rewarding next step in their estate agency career.
David Plumtree, Connells Group Estate Agency Chief Executive, says: “We’re proud to be the number one estate agent in the UK, selling more houses than any other estate agency group, and have a fierce ambition for even bigger and better things. This significant investment in people forms a key part of our plan to further increase our market share, plus affirms our commitment to our high street branch operation.
“It is clear to us that those agents who skilfully combine traditional agency, allied with great branch staff with local knowledge and who are supported by smart tech, are those who are thriving,” continues David. “Recent years have shown that vendors see no value in using online only agents, and those agents who have closed branches in favour of a hub strategy have lost market share in so doing.”
Connells Group was roundly praised for the support given to its 7,000 strong workforce during the first national lockdown, paying 100% of basic salary and commission to all furloughed staff.
David comments: “For us at Connells Group it is all about our people. Many firms push the message that their people are their greatest asset yet don’t back up those words when the going gets tough. By doing right by our colleagues when the housing market closed in March, they’ve shown their gratitude for that support with some amazing results since the market reopened. As a consequence of the way in which we supported our people, as well as our unstinting commitment to traditional agency, we don’t anticipate any difficulty in filling these newly created roles. I am delighted that we are able to create new jobs at a time of uncertainty in the jobs market. Naturally, we’re looking for the best people in the industry to join our success story and enjoy a long and prosperous career with us.”