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Keith Russell
Keith Russell
Senior Partner
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About Me

Have been an estate agent from boy to man. Have known nothing else, so one could say it runs through my veins.

my expertise in the industry

Old age & lots of experience.

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Keith Russell
I started my career in 1982, where I first took home £150.00 per month as trainee. My Parents said I was being taken advantage of but I could see the future. Literally 3 years later I reached the dizzy heights of earning 38k in 1985. I cannot work out the relativity to income that would be today, but I do know at 21 I owned a house bought for £135,000 which I know today would be worth £700,000, so this does put this into some perspective. All this being due to unbelievable numbers of transactions. I remember well that our week started on Saturday, where our target of agreed sales by close of play on the Monday was 7 or 8 properties. We tended to eventually sell around 12-15 properties per week and complete on around 40 properties a month. This did only bring in about 60k but with an office commission of 5% plus a mere basic of 10k the commission was the driving factor. Those were the days where we literally worked from 8am - 8pm 13 days on 1 day off. At one point the directors made us open on Wednesdays until 10pm, which when only having a phone on your desk meant we personally contacted people right up until this time. I don't think people would do this today but they were great fun.... no Political Correctness in sight. Although as a non smoker it would have been nice to be in an office that wasn't full of ashtrays and smoke. I expect there are others out there that remember these days, but thought I would share this with people in this industry that joined after the mad 80's.

From: Keith Russell 04 June 2020 08:55 AM

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