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Latest News

Speakers confirmed for largest-ever NAEA Propertymark Conference

20 September 2019

The 2020 NAEA Propertymark Conference will be held on Thursday 27 February 2020 in London. The conference is set to be the biggest yet and features a line-up of speakers with both inspirational and practical advice. Read More...

First time buyers hold many misconceptions

19 September 2019

A new study from Santander Mortgages has revealed striking misconceptions and knowledge gaps among aspiring first-time buyers as they prepare to make their most major purchase. Read More...

HMRC highlights money-laundering breaches and penalties

18 September 2019

HMRC’s list of business penalised for breaches of money laundering regulations has been updated. The businesses, which include financial services companies and estate agents, are listed on the gov.uk website detailing breaches that occurred in the 2019-2020 tax year. Read More...

A sound but uncertain market

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Twenty-something agents – why now is the perfect time for NAEA Propertymark membership

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Angharad Trueman, Propertymark Representative for the Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North Somerset and a Propertymark member since her twenties, highlights the benefits of membership and why being a member is something younger agents should work towards.

As a Propertymark regional representative, Angharad runs many meetings where members are invited to attend, catch up with their peers and update their learning. She has been a member from the age of 26 but found it disappointing that there are never many twenty-somethings in attendance at meetings. She asks, why don’t more people in their twenties want to become members of professional bodies?

Angharad describes her top four reasons why more twenty-something property professionals should get into membership.

1. Career progression

For those in their twenties and beginning their career, Angharad knows that they want to stand out from the crowd, show their managers that they are serious about progressing and develop their skills and knowledge to perform their role to a higher standard.

She advises, "I guarantee that studying for your Propertymark Qualification [and] passing them…will be a sure-fire way to make yourself stand out amongst other colleagues in your age bracket, who aren’t willing to devote this time and effort to their learning."

2. Legislative knowledge

If you've ever had a client argue with you and make you doubt your own knowledge, Angharad suggests that a Propertymark Qualification gives individuals confidence in their role and responsibilities.

She describes, "When you are studying for your exams, so many things suddenly become clear as to why we do the things we do…you can respond back to [clients] with your knowledge (earned from this learning) and gain a solution that works for everyone."

3. A supportive community

By becoming a member of NAEA Propertymark, you are joining a community of like-minded estate agents across the country who want to do the best for their clients and receive support from membership in their role. For Angharad, she saw identical benefits.

She comments on the many other benefits of joining, "Not only are you regularly updated with changes and newsletters, meaning you are ahead of the curve with legislation, you can also download free guides, attend free regional meetings and go along to the national conference, which is always a fantastic day."

4. Assistance with complicated situations

For instances where an agent may not have the answer to a tricky situation, Angharad highlights a key benefit available to all Propertymark members, "…members have access to the legal helpline which you can call at any time during the working day and get straight through to a property solicitor, who will have the answer and guidance for you within seconds."

Join Propertymark

If membership appeals to you or your peers and you want to join a great community which thousands of other property professionals are a part of, visit the website for details of the full benefits. 

Get qualified

There are many reasons to get a recognised qualification, career progression, boosting confidence, providing a first-class service to customers and getting ahead of the game in light of the recent report from the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) Working Group to Government. All agents looking to gain the knowledge and membership, as outlined by Angharad, will benefit no matter what stage they are in their career.

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