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From Connells junior to £104,000 last month - claim

An agent has gone on record saying how he has progressed from being a photocopier boy at a Connells branch to eventually earning over £100,000 last month.

Brendan Petticrew reveals his progress within the industry in a video interview with his business partner Sean Newman, a long-time vocal advocate of self-employed estate agents. 

Petticrew say he started in a low responsibility role before joining an independent company and working his way up to become a managing director.


Then - having realised that he wasn’t doing the things that made him fall in love with the estate agency industry - he quit his well paid job and set up his own estate agency business in partnership with Newman. 

Midlands-based Petticrew charges 2.0 to 2.5 per cent and claims to have a waiting list of sellers who want to use him. 

Newman says he is recruiting others to join his self employed model, where they earn 70 per cent of fees they generate. Part of the four day induction course is spent with Pettricrew.

You can see the full video interview below.

  • Simon Bradbury

    A fantastic story - thanks guys!

  • Samantha Sullivan

    Brilliant news. The best of the best always do well out of the corporate world of takers.


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