Hybrid agent Purplebricks is recruiting local property experts in a huge number of areas right across Britain, telling applicants that they could be earning nearly £100,000 a year.
The recruitment advert posted by Powerhouse Recruitment on the Reed jobs portal does not name Purplebricks but says its client is the third largest estate agency in the UK.
The claim to be Britain’s third largest estate agent has been made previously by Purplebricks.
The advert says that the agent spends £1.3m a month on national advertising and aims to be number one in the next few years.
Applicants need to have 18 months’ experience of estate agency, with at least one year’s experience with valuations, says the advert. Qualifications are not apparently required.
Interestingly, a similar advert posted in June required three years’ experience, with two years’ experience of valuations.
While the advert says the jobs are self-employed roles, it says applicants would earn a “salary” of £45,000 a year “and right now we have many property professionals earning in excess of £95,000 pa”.
The recruitment drive is in line with Purplebricks telling the City that it wants to increase the number of local property experts to 300 in the near future.
The areas where Purplebricks is wanting to recruit local property experts living within eight miles of any of the locations are:
Aberdeen, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Criccieth, Porthmadog, Abingdon, Didcot, Andover, Basingstoke, Birmingham (Hall Green, Yardley, Sheldon & Acocks Green) Brackley, Towester, Bracknell, Bristol – East, Bromley, Swanley, Orpington, Beckenham, West Wickham, Burnage, Denton, Droylsden, Audenshaw, Canterbury, Cardigan, Lampeter, Chertsey, Addlestone, Weybridge, Elmbridge, Colchester, Coventry, Cowbridge, Pontyclun, Croydon, Mitchal, Thornton Heath, Crystal Palace, Derby, Doncaster, Dorking, Dudley-Brieley Hill, Kingwinsford, Dudley TC, Dumfries, East Devon, Edinburgh, Enfield, Barnet, Potters Bar, Watham Cross, Waltham Abbey, Exeter, Guildford, Halifax, Hampstead, St John Wood, Primrose Hill, Leeds, Lincoln, Grantham, London, Longbridge, Northfield, Rubery, West Heath, Luton, Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Macclesfield, Buxton, High Peak, Maesteg, Porthcawl, Maidstone, Medway, Neath, Port Talbot, New Cross, Bermondsey, Roterhithe, South Norwood, Plumstead, Lewisham, New Romney, North Devon, Nottingham, Melton, Loughborough, Nuneaton – Bedworth, Oxford, Paddington, Westminster, Maida Vale, Queens Park, Penarth, Cardiff Bay, Pentwyn, Morgans, Whitchurch, Portsmouth, Gosport, Potters Bar, Barnet, Enfield, Reading, Reigate, Rotherham, Salford, Heaton Park, Salisbury, Scarborough, Witby, Scunthorpe, Goole, Selly Oak, Stirchley, Cotterridge, Bourneville, Sheffield, Slough, Ascot, Windsor, Solihul-Knowle, Dorridge, Henley in Ardon, Southhampton, Speke, Prescott, Halewood, Netherley, Stafford, Stoke, Stevenage, Hitchin, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Swindon, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Treorchy, Pentre, Pontypandy, Uxbridge, West Drayton, Wakefield, Warwick, Leamington Spa, West Brom, Bearwood, Smethick, Wigton, Keswick, Workington, Whitehaven, Maryport, Cockermouth and Ravenglas.
* The list of names is as given in the advertisement. EYE suggests that the first question applicants for the posts of local property experts should be asked is: Tell us how you spell the name of the place where you want to be a local property expert.
And if you are reading this in Pontypandy, do please send us at EYE a ‘Wish you were here’ (or within eight miles) postcard.