John D Wood & Co. is one of England's most respected estate agents, with an unrivalled reputation for being at the forefront of the property industry. Founded in 1872, we blend an ongoing quest for efficiency through innovation and technology with our traditional ethos of professionalism, courtesy and going the extra mile.
We are always looking for talented individuals, from graduates to seasoned property professionals, and we're particularly interested in hiring people who've been successful in one career and now want to change to another.
Anyone who works for John D Wood & Co. has to fulfil a number of important criteria.
In recruiting staff we only accept the very best, because to be successful we must differentiate ourselves from the competition. We therefore have to recruit the right calibre of people, people who understand what we are offering in terms of a long and successful career and, just as importantly, what our clients expect from them.
As a company we adhere to the tried and tested values of integrity, efficiency, courtesy and going the extra mile. We give our clients sound advice, putting their interests first and earning their trust, even if it means we do not earn a fee. Coupled with this we are at the forefront of technology, presenting our clients properties to the widest possible audience, in print and on-line, to attract the best buyers.
Good estate agency is an art as well as a science and to be successful we must be able to accurately value property and have the style and flair to negotiate a successful conclusion. When dealing with higher value properties it is essential our negotiators and managers have experience, as they will be guiding and advising clients on what will be a major financial decision.
Many of our staff have been with us for a considerable number of years. Long service awards are regularly presented and last year fourteen staff received awards recognising service ranging from 10 to 35 years, an average of 17 years between them.
Whether you are seeking a career in sales, rentals or property management you will need to be energetic, dedicated and self-motivated. Hard work and the best use of your time are not by themselves a guarantee of success but you will not begin to succeed without these.
A wide range of people have a great opportunity to succeed in our company, previous experience not necessarily being required as training is provided. However common sense, maturity, responsibility, patience, sense of humour, a high level of personal presentation and good telephone manner are prerequisites.
Our clients are invariably busy, successful and demanding people and you will need to be able to deal with them in a professional and courteous way at all times.
If the idea of working for one of England's top estate agents appeals to you, please write in confidence, uploading your CV and covering letter, using the online application form by clicking here.