My Real Estate Story: Elliott King

My Real Estate Story: Elliott King

Meet Elliott King, the director at Elliott King. With 10+ years of experience in the industry, Elliott has decided to take the plunge and go self-employed. For Elliott, it was love at first sight at the age of 15. He know from then that the property industry was what he wanted to get into.

Moving through the ranks, Elliott made a name for himself and developed his skills and found his way back to Surrey and Kingston. Taking all that he’s learnt, he finally decided to take the plunge and go self-employed with eXp.

We spoke of how the high street agent model has changed and how estate agency as a whole has changed. The industry is changing and moving towards a more hub-like model now more than ever the focus is on the customer. It is about providing quality rather than just focusing on the number of listings you have.

Hear his story and watch his full interview below.

My Real Estate Story: Sajid Ahmed

My Real Estate Story: Sajid Ahmed

Meet Sajid Ahmed, a property broker at Aaza Estate Agents. A hospitality veteran who took the pandemic as an opportunity to try something different. After taking a break from a 15 year career in hospitality, he recharged and took the leap and joined Aaza Estate Agents. Since then it’s been an incredibly busy and successful journey.

Sajid is bringing his service-side approach from hospitality and applying it to property, proving once again that it all comes down to providing the best experience for your clients. Sajid has also been a partner with XChange for the past couple of months, hear more about how that experience has been.

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My Real Estate Story: Sandra Cole

My Real Estate Story: Sandra Cole

Meet Sandra Cole, a property veteran that has spent over 20 years in the property industry and has recently decided to go off on her own and join eXp as a Property Agent. A dream of hers has always been to go self-employed and eXp has provided her with the support to do just that. We spoke of how the market has changed during the pandemic and how it felt to take a plunge and go out on your own during the pandemic. 


Having spent 30 years in the industry she has seen it all and is confident that the market will remain strong post pandemic. With great optimism she spoke of how the way of the future was to embrace digital while balancing it with the traditional ways. Above all, it was about being their for your client throughout their entire purchase journey. 


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My Real Estate Story: Diana Nicolaescu

My Real Estate Story: Diana Nicolaescu

Meet Diana Nicolaescu, the Head of property management at Fortem Property. Diana found herself pursuing a career in Real Estate after she found a job in the industry. Like most, it wasn’t really something she had planned but after realising she had a knack for it she has grown and is now the head of property management at Fortem.

Fortem is a business that was born in the pandemic and one that has thrived. Proving once again that the property market is as strong as it could be. Providing an end-to-end service Fortem focuses on using tech to provide greater transparency for their customers and tenants.

We spoke of how important it is to embrace technology as a business and a customer to provide a better experience for everyone. That along with the importance of licensing and having credited agents to ensure that a consistent standard of service is provided to customers across the board.

Watch her interview below.

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My Real Estate Story: Roberto Saraby

My Real Estate Story: Roberto Saraby

Meet Roberto Saraby, the Branch Manager at Worths Estate Agents. With a background in Sports, post-grad Roberto found himself unsure of what he wanted to do. Starting at a small independent in Finchley, Roberto hasn’t looked back.  Born and raised in Finchley, Roberto is the man to go to for your property needs in the area. With a keen understanding of the industry, we spoke of how the industry has effectively utilised virtual tours and about how the market is ready to continue growing. With the market in Finchley remaining strong, the market looks promising. Here is his story.

 Watch his full interview here below:

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868 Salisbury House

London Wall, London 

EC2M 5SQ 

United Kingdom

020 8064 1431

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My Real Estate Story: Peter Pronger

My Real Estate Story: Peter Pronger

Meet Peter Pronger, the Branch Manager at Reeds Rains. Like most people he found himself joining real estate by accident and he hasn’t looked back. The pandemic proved to be an interesting time to really expand their digital reach as well as the use of virtual tours. We spoke of how the pandemic has impacted the way we work and do business, and for the better. With an optimistic outlook on the future Peter shared his views on where the market is headed now that the stamp duty incentive is now over.

 Watch his full interview here below:

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868 Salisbury House

London Wall, London 

EC2M 5SQ 

United Kingdom

020 8064 1431

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My Real Estate Story: Simon Shinerock

My Real Estate Story: Simon Shinerock

Meet Steven, the Chairman at Choices. Simon found Choices almost 32 years and is a veteran in the industry. By developing an agency that listens to the people and employees Choices proves to be different. The pandemic proved to be an adjustment for everyone but strong leadership was successful.

We spoke of the how businesses had to adjust to the pandemic and how the need for good agents is still just as important as ever, well, until we have some hyper real AI robots (though we both agree, we’re quite far away from that now). Watch his full interview here below:

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868 Salisbury House

London Wall, London 

EC2M 5SQ 

United Kingdom

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My Real Estate Story: Peter Panayiotou

My Real Estate Story: Peter Panayiotou

Meet Peter, the Managing Director at Panayi Group. Prior to joining the property industry, Peter was in sales in the automative industry and through his memorable personality he found himself trying his luck in the property industry 14 years ago. Since then he has explored the industry and spent time understanding how each aspect of the industry works. He went on to create Panayi group, a client focused company built on trust and getting results and gaining stronger yields and security for their Landlords and clients assets. By introducing procedures that provide enhanced tenant experiences, Panayi group is increasing revenues for their clients. We spoke of how the industry is keener to adopt technology and how the industry is finally focusing on streamlining the experience and ensuring that residents along with the property owners, are both benefiting. Watch his full interview here:

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London Wall, London 

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My Real Estate Story: Kamran Younis

My Real Estate Story: Kamran Younis

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Meet Kamran, the director at Cameron Adams. With a passion for real estate from an early age, Kamran knew being an estate agent was what he wanted to do. We spoke of how the industry has grown and how the pandemic has changed the way we do business. Watch the full video below:

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London Wall, London 

EC2M 5SQ 

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My Real Estate Story: Lee Friend

My Real Estate Story: Lee Friend

Meet Lee Friend, the Director at Pather-Friend Digital. A digital marketing firm working with property developers to develop their digital marketing in order to generate leads through their digital marketing. We spoke of how property developers have increased their usage of digital marketing and how mindsets have opened up to embracing a digital first approach. We discussed just how necessary developing a personal brand is and how having a robust marketing strategy is essential now more than ever. Watch the full interview below:

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868 Salisbury House

London Wall, London 

EC2M 5SQ 

United Kingdom

020 8064 1431