Is being an estate agent child’s play? Find out tonight

Children will be showing agents how it’s done tonight, in the C4 series When I Grow Up.

The episode features six primary school children having a go at being estate agents, courtesy of Hunters.

Under the watchful eyes of CEO Glynis Frew, national sales director Martin Robinson and York sales manager Vanessa Wilson, six children from different parts of the country descend on the Hunters headquarters in York.

Here, they are tasked with telephone negotiations, property valuations and open-house hosting, and they even take the reins at the Hunters Harrogate branch for the day.

Frew said: “When we were contacted last year to be part of the programme, we jumped on it. There was, however, an element of nervousness as the purpose was to let the children ‘run the business’ for a week.

“Our business is all about people, so we were delighted to be part of an experience that really explores this. We felt this would be a great opportunity for us to give the children and their families an experience they wouldn’t forget.

“The concept behind the series is really good and its message around diversity is important for us as it speaks to our core values. We don’t have any preconceived ideas around who we’d like to join us at Hunters – as long as you’re willing to learn, work hard and show the right attitude towards customers then you’re more than welcome.

“The children were amazingly versatile, and we were impressed with their attitude and ability to carry out their jobs, each of them bringing something to the table.

“Suffice it to say we’ve got several CVs stored away for a few years down the line.”

The episode airs tonight at 8pm

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