High profile agency owner Sean Newman is offering his entire self-employed team of 100 agents and mortgage advisors a chance for an incentive trip to Dubai.
The offer comes just as Health Secretary Matt Hancock cites “weekends in Dubai” as trips that shouldn’t happen “unless it’s absolutely necessary.”
Newman is a familiar name in the industry both as the owner of a 16-branch Fine & Country franchise and also his own eponymous chain, Newman Property Experts.
Normally he would incentivise just the three best-performing agents but now Newman has opened the trip to all his self-employed team providing they meet a productivity target.
The four day trip, staying at a five star hotel - on an unspecified date - includes a day at a beach club, and activities using jet skis and dune buggies.
Some of his the top performers in 2020 have have won trips to New York, including Sam Funnel who exchanged on over £400,000 in fees in 2020 and Terry Robinson who exchanged on over £214,000 of fees in the last quarter of 2020.
Newman says: “We love to recognise great performance and reward those that have worked hard and achieved some amazing results.
"I love seeing agents do well and my role is to help agents achieve their production targets by providing all the tools, support and help they need. This includes training/mentoring, administration support, marketing, social media, sales progression and business generation.
He concludes: “Our agents love to have something to aim for, they are competitive and this definitely improves performance. The trips are a great reward for them and are brilliant for team building”
"I love seeing agents do well and my role is to help agents achieve their production targets by providing all the tools, support and help they need. This includes training/mentoring, administration support, marketing, social media, sales progression and business generation."
But the offer comes just as Health Secretary Hancock told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show: “International travel, right now, should not be happening unless it’s absolutely necessary. No parties in Paris or weekends in Dubai. That is not on and in most cases it’s against the law.”
Discussions are also underway regarding forced quarantine for people entering the UK from abroad; one option if for those travellers to pay for their own hotel accommodation during the quarantine process. Government decisions on this are expected by the end of this week.