With a degree in Criminology and Sociology I didn’t expect to ﬁnd myself in the sales and letting business. On leaving university I worked for a year organising regional events in Dumfries and Galloway and got involved with a lot of different aspects of event management with many local businesses.
It was during this time I got a recommendation from a local solicitor who said, “CKD Galbraith (as they were known at the time) are looking for a new sales and lettings assistant, you would be good at that”.
I applied, interviewed with the local partner Simon and here we are 6 years down the line, so I guess the solicitor was right!
I had zero experience in this line of work before starting with Galbraith but now I am a member of the National Association of Estate Agents which I achieved during my time at Galbraith and currently a student member of RICS, working towards my AssocRICS qualiﬁcation.
You are always learning when you work in this ﬁeld so having that drive and desire to develop is important. There is so much more to working in estate agency than I ever could have imagined and as the years pass I feel myself improving and gaining more conﬁdence in handling different situations, clients’ needs and expectations. I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and for me that is an important way to learn new skills.
I love getting out and about in the region, meeting buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants as I cover all aspects of both sales and letting. However, nothing gives me a bigger buzz than negotiating on successful sales!
I have achieved so much in my journey with Galbraith so far, from knowing nothing to where I am at today, achieving my Assoc RICS will be the icing on the cake!