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Property Academy star quits hybrid agency after just eight months

Nicky Stevenson, formerly the managing director of the Property Academy, has quit hybrid agency Keller Williams UK after just eight months.

Stevenson’s appointment to Keller Williams UK’s high profile London operation, announced in April 2019, was regarded as something of a coup for the agency. 

Prior to working at KWUK Stevenson ran her own consultancy and was a prominent figure at Peter Knight’s Property Academy. Before that she worked in lettings at several firms including Chestertons and Davis Tate, but remains best known for her advisory service helping agents grow their businesses in challenging markets. 


Her activities in the recruitment, training and growth fields also involved her working on agent awards in association with The Times and The Sunday Times.

Now Stevenson has joined the management team at Fine & Country. 

Based in its Park Lane office, her responsibilities will be “to further grow and expand its presence, both within the UK market and overseas” according to a statement from the agency.

F&C describes itself as “the UK’s fastest-growing premium estate agency” and says it wants to increase its market share.

“I am excited about joining Fine & Country and this next chapter in my career. Fine & Country is a prestigious and renowned international brand with an award-winning marketing service. It is a great opportunity to be a part of such a brand and I am honoured to be able to share my knowledge and skillset with them to help them continue to grow” says Stevenson.


Meanwhile David Lindley, chief executive of Fine & Country, adds: “Nicky’s in-depth industry knowledge, exceptional people skills and unique experience makes her the ideal candidate to assist the brand with our strategies for growth moving forward … We welcome Nicky into the Fine & Country fold and are very excited about the opportunities for the brand in the future.”  

  • Andrew Stanton PROPTECH-PR A Consultancy for Proptech Founders

    Having briefly met Nicky recently it is obvious that she will do extremely well in her new position and I wish her well.

  • Chris Arnold

    There seems to be an exodus from Keller Williams as agents realise that the systems that worked previously will no longer work. I've noticed many in the USA have switched to eXp and similar.


    Yes - it's interesting to read some of stories/videos on Utube why some have left or moved over. Likewise some have moved over in the UK so it begs the question if having received/been involved in "training" every day for a number of years and having bought in to the culture why throw that up for a new start. the only possible thing I can think of is that it hasn't worked. Either the agent isn't doing the business or the agent hasn't recruited well and the agents under him/her are not listing and/or selling. Nicky will have her own reasons but looking at the job offer having been involved with the Property Academy she will be well suited to F&C - best wishes to her and to F&C

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    When have any of these American agencies been successful in the UK? NEVER.

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    It depends what you consider as success. KW UK might look upon their recruitment in the UK as successful - quite a number of agents signed up and paying their dues. That said how many properties have been listed/sold divided by the number of agents - is that success. That said, I would agree with you and likewise I am not aware of any UK estate agent that has opened in the US as being successful and there are a few that have had a shot at it


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