Mon 30 Apr 2018
James Morgan, Tracey Glenn and Aidan J Reed from John German Estate Agents attend the ARLA Propertymark Conference 2018 for letting industry professionals, a forum to get up to date on a number of hot topics, keep abreast of changing legislation and network with colleagues in the industry. Guest speakers included former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg.
As longstanding members of ARLA Propertymark, the UK's leading professional body for letting agents, James, Tracey and Aidan attended this year's annual conference in London to listen to key speakers and industry experts on key issues and to get up to date on the latest legislation affecting residential lettings.
Along with Nick Clegg, key speakers also included Justin King CBE, former CEO of J Sainsbury, Katrine Sporle CBE from The Property Ombudsman and Rob Bolwell, Senior Partner and Head of the Landlord and Tenant Department at Dutton Gregory Solicitors.
Aidan and Tracey managed to have a quick chat with Nick Clegg at the conference: "We met Nick Clegg in the afternoon just before he spoke at the conference. We had a really good chat with him about the housing market. Once up on stage he talked about his time when he was part of the coalition. He was saying they worked long hours working out budgets and making policies together and pointed out that the time to start lobbying government on policy changes such as the Tenant Fee Ban was best around the Autumn Statement" says Tracey, Lettings Director at John German Estate Agents.
Tracey continues: "He was very informative and engaging and at times funny too! Justin King, who turned Sainsbury's fortunes around, was absolutely brilliant. He made you think even more about the customer journey for the both the landlord and tenant; very inspirational and motivational."
John German is a member of ARLA and NAEA Propertymark as well as The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which means we stay on top of the latest legislation affecting our clients. Should you have a property to let and would like up-to-date advice contact your nearest John German Lettings team - CLICK HERE for contact details.
"We just wanted to say a big thank you to the Lichfield team for selling our home and achieving the best price possible. We had had various agents value our home, but John German was confident and sincere, no gimmicks. A special thank you to Caroline who handled all the accompanied viewings and ensured our house was secure. We now realise that you may save money with an online agent but from the initial valuation to the completion day, John German looked after us and they were a phone call away for anything that we were worried about throughout the whole sale. Real people who care. We will definitely recommend you."