Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
It has been a massively busy year for us at Mansons, with so much happening it’s difficult to know where to begin…… The best place is with a massive Christmas THANK YOU!….
We’ll start with thanking everyone who has been part of such a busy 2013, all of our tenants who have let property through us, the landlords who have trusted us with the job of renting out their properties, and all the staff too who have worked their backsides off to make 2013 what it has been.
When we say staff, we don’t just mean here at Mansons, we also mean those who we have worked along side such as Northumbria & Cumbria Estates for the area we affectionately nickname “The Shire”, all the team at Next 2 Buy in Wallsend and all the folks at Zara Residential too, who we are all jolly fond of indeed *smiley face*.
We also cannot forget all of our contractors who have been amazing this year and deserve an extra special Christmas thank you for their hard work. We ship them out to properties at a moments notice, when a shower leaks or the boiler goes on the blink, when a property needs a good clean and paint, and they never whinge. They only greet us with a big smile and a sometimes even a dirty joke. We also have to thank all the team at Van Mildert Group, who do all of our tenant referencing. They have been brilliant this year, making “the referencing bit” of all our property lets an absolute breeze.
Under the subject of staff, we have sadly had to say goodbye to a much loved member of our team, Ben Brass. Ben has now moved on to pastures new, changing his career completely and venturing into the world of the recruitment industry. Ben has worked at Mansons for some 8 years and so this has been a massive chunk of his career, but an even bigger part of Mansons! We are going to miss his cheeky banter and his property expertise. So Ben, thanks for everything a we bid you a fond farewell, wishing you every success for the future.
2013 has seen Mansons team ALL go through a massive amount of training to prove we are qualified property professionals with the help of Rookwood Training. Our Apprentice Dean, has now become a full time member of staff after completing his NVQ II and we are very excited to see him turn 21 in the New Year! The rest of lettings team have also been studying, training and subsequently passing a multitude of exams just to ensure our many clients that we are not just talking the talk. We do have a huge amount of experience within our team, but we felt it was essential to prove our knowledge with our NVQ’s and NFOPP certificates (which we are all very proud of too). Charlotte at Rookwood has incentivised us with regular Krispy Kreme donuts and this seems to have done the trick.
We have managed to let a huge amount of properties over the summer, but towards the quieter autumn and winter months we have also let a record number of student properties for the 2014/15 acadmic year in good time for Christmas. This has been a brilliant achievement for all of the team. All of the students and their guarantors who have taken our properties have been a pleasure to deal with and this has helped in a smooth running of a sometimes complicated lettings process.
We also managed to get over 4,000 likes on our facebook page which we think is incredible and are very proud of too!
In short – we really do have an awful lot to thank everyone for and a lot to smile about. Thank you to everyone we have worked with this year and heres to a very merry Christmas and an even better 2014!
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All the very best!! – The Mansons Team