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ROSALIND RENShAW

We are thrilled to publicly acknowledge Rosalind Renshaw for her dedication and commitment to the estate agency industry over the past 30 years. It is without a doubt that through her editorial expertise and razor sharp commentary that her work and attitude has directly influenced and shaped our industry for the better.

Journalism is much like estate agency in that to truly know and understand one’s field one must start as a junior, understanding that it is only through sheer hard work and focus that one can be promoted through the ranks, gaining knowledge and expertise on the way.

In this way, Ros started her career as a cub reporter in local newspapers, moving to local radio and then to the nationals, a period which included several years’ tenure at The Times. It was in the early 1980’s that she first discovered her vocation for property writing when she was charged with editing what were probably the very first editorially-led property supplements in regional newspapers. She admits to having been hooked on property ever since, and in every action, she clearly demonstrates a palpable affection and affinity for agents.

During her career, Ros has seen the industry go through two significant booms and busts and is extremely vocal about her admiration of estate agents and their resilience, dedication and resourcefulness. Not one to shy away from controversy, Rosalind is also a champion for consumer rights as far as the industry is concerned and has publicly commented where she thinks it is appropriate on ways in which agents can improve the public perception of our industry through positive action. Through her own work, she should also be congratulated on directly impacting the improved opinion consumers have of estate agency.

For many years, the editor in chief of trade magazine, The Negotiator, Ros saw this publication  through the birth of the internet revolution which she says was a very exciting time, as far as both her writing was concerned and also for business. This excitement has continued with Ros’ position as editor of online publication, Estate Agent Today, and several of its sister titles. This is despite officially retiring several years ago!

Throughout her career, Rosalind Renshaw has provided a valuable news service to the industry, both reporting news and shaping it. She has stated a desire to carry on in this important role and we look forward to watching her continue to work for the good of the industry.

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