Young Diss estate agent scoops regional award
A young estate agent has scooped a regional award after only a year in the job.
Kerri Burrows, who joined Parson estate agents in November 2017, has won the top referrer title for the eastern region in the Guild of Property Professionals quarterly awards.
The 19-year-old joined the business, which has offices in Diss and Harleston, as a trainee.
She made eight referrals during September and a total of 14 for the quarter, scooping the top spot out of 43 regional estate agents in the membership guild awards.
“Referrals are when we link up with other estate agents in the country to smooth house moves across a greater distance,” explained Kerri.
“So, if we have someone wanting to move to the area, we link up with an estate agent where they are to help make the sale go smoothly for the clients.
“I was delighted to win the award, and a £250 voucher, because I am enjoying working as an estate agent and hope I can keep up the good results.
“It came as a surprise because it’s the first time I’ve entered and I haven’t been here that long.”
The Guild of Property Professionals has 850 members around the country.
Kerri, from Banham,joined Parson’s, founded in 2002, straight from sixth form. She has now been promoted to full-time negotiator after also becoming one of the top performers in the branch over the past year, said her boss, Stefan Dente.
“I always liked watching the property programmes on TV,” said Kerri.
“But my main drive is I enjoy dealing with people and making sure they are happy.”