Industry veteran Harry Hill, a former chairman of Countrywide and founder of Rightmove, has now become a mentor at the new Agents Together foundation.
Hill joins existing mentors including Purplebricks founders Michael and Kenny Bruce in offering free advice to estate agents who use the new foundation.
Hill’s arrival was announced in an interview with Estate Agent Today by foundation chief executive Sarah Edmundson, co-director of All Stars agency training service.
Other mentors include training and compliance expert Mike Day of Integra Property Services, trainer Stephen Brown of the SJB Consultancy, and Christopher Watkin, the former agent and now consultant who is well-known for video interviews with industry figures; these have provided their input free of charge.
Edmundson - speaking with Chris Buckler, an operating partner at Keller Williams UK’s agency at Tower Bridge in London - says there are now over 90 agents who have taken advantage of the mentoring process offered by the foundation.
She says one of the objectives of Agents Together is to offer a place for agents “to work on their minds” which she regards as important at any time and particularly now with the unknown challenges caused by Coronavirus.
Edmundson tells Buckler that she believes the mentoring service means “maybe someone who can’t afford the services of someone like myself or Mike Day or Stephen Brown, but who still needs those services and still want it, can get it.”
Other services to agents offered by the free-to-use foundation include a speed mentoring series, a series of videos called Winning Ways “led by thought leaders from the industry and beyond”, and an information hub and videos aimed at promoting mental and physical wellbeing.
You can see the interview with Sarah Edmundson below.