TYPIST/ADMIN VACANCY – PART-TIME

Part-time typist/administrator required for a small, busy Surveyor’s office in Rayleigh for an immediate start on a job-share basis.

Essential skills for the successful candidate are:

  • audio typing experience
  • typing speeds of at least 80 wpm
  • experience and proficiency in administrative duties
  • availability for holiday cover during school holidays.

Working hours – Tuesday and Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm, plus additional holiday cover when required, often during school holidays.

Applications via e-mail only to: Surveys@hairandson.co.uk


Residential Sales Negotiator Vacancy

Hair & Son Estate Agents are looking for an exciting new talent to join our team as a Residential Sales Negotiator.

Responsibilities

  • The role includes but is not limited to:
  • Actively pursue new leads and properties for listing
  • Working with our social media outlets and promoting our clients properties
  • Booking and managing viewings on available properties throughout the firm and our network
  • Building and maintaining customer and client databases using our bespoke software
  • Conducting and managing negotiations on behalf of the clients and potential buyers
  • Work towards monthly sales targets, including mortgage and solicitor referrals
  • Managing the sales process for buyers, sellers and the solicitors
  • Learning to deal with day to day enquires and working to maximise every opportunity

Key Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a busy environment, as well as independently
  • Strong organisational skills and punctuality
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Very confident but well balanced telephone manner
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • Previous marketing experience is desirable

Attributes

  • Highly motivated
  • Ambitious
  • Hardworking
  • Conscientious
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Organised

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to the Head of Residential Sales, Carl Hooper at carlhooper@hairandson.co.uk


Residential Sales Lister Vacancy

Hair & Son Estate Agents are looking for an exciting new talent to join our team as a Residential Sales Lister.

Responsibilities

  • The role includes, but is not limited to:
  • Actively pursue new leads and properties for listing
  • Building and maintaining customer and client databases using our bespoke software
  • Work towards monthly targets including mortgage and solicitor referrals
  • Learning to deal with day to day enquires and working to maximise every opportunity
  • Preparing imaginative marketing materials
  • Preparing high quality brochures complete with professional photography.
  • Completing high quality floor plans

Key Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a busy environment, as well as independently
  • Strong organisational skills and punctuality
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Very confident but well balanced face to face manner with people
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • Previous marketing and social media experience is desirable

Attributes

  • Highly motivated
  • Ambitious
  • Hardworking
  • Conscientious
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Organised

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to the Head of Residential Sales, Carl Hooper at carlhooper@hairandson.co.uk


A GLIMMER OF LIGHT AT THE END OF A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS TUNNEL...

We do hope so.

The announcement of extension of 100% business rates relief for eligible leisure, hospitality and retail until the end of June is good news, coupled with a reduction by 66% for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Small business rates relief for premises with rateable values up to £12,000 remains in place, and coupled with that an estimated three quarters of a million businesses will pay just 25% of their normal rates bill for the tax year to April 2022.

These measures , together the prospect of the gradual lifting of lockdown there is the prospect of brighter days ahead for 2021.  We must all stick to the rules, and to quote a very prominent scientist – “don’t wreck it”

 

Diane Tait

Commercial Manager


Gold Award - Hair & Son Lettings

Hair & Son, Southend-on-Sea have just won The British Property Lettings Award for Southend-on-Sea.⠀

The team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.

Hair & Son, Southend-on-Sea have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced shortly.

The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by their local, regional and national competition.⠀

A huge congratulations to the lettings team for your exceptional work!


HOUSING COMPLETIONS ALMOST TRIPLED

45,000 homes were completed between July and September in 2020, resulting in a 185% increase from the previous quarter as the industry sprung back from the first national lockdown*

Figures have also shown that the number of property developers that have started to build has also risen, taking the number of housing start-ups to 35,710 – an increase of 111%.

With the property market booming, now is the perfect time to find your dream home, take a look at our latest properties HERE.

With construction sites being allowed to remain open, planning permission deadlines extended and flexible working hours, the construction industry has been able to continue working.

If you want further information on valuing your home or starting your property search, contact us on 01702 39 49 59.


LET US MAKE THINGS EASIER...

Not all property investors want to be full-time landlords, that’s where we come in…

Deciding whether you want to manage your property on your own – or seek help from an experienced lettings agent – is one of the most important decisions you will make about your property.

It can be the determining factor on your letting experience as a whole. So, in order to give you all of the facts, we’ve broken down exactly what you could expect from our team at Hair & Son.

If you’re a first-time landlord or you’ve only ever taken care of your portfolio yourself, you may be unsure which service type best matches your needs.

Fully-managed covers everything from your rental’s day-to-day property management to your compliance to regulations, whereas some landlords may prefer a reduced package like rent collection or tenant find.

Key benefits to a fully-managed experience

Reduces stress

Receiving a call from your tenant in the middle of the night is never ideal, however, emergency situations do happen and it is your responsibility to ensure a fast resolution.

A fully-managed let means that your letting agent will take care of these issues instead with their own recommended contractors and tradespeople, meaning that you don’t have to be available 24/7.

Handles new and existing legalities

Lettings regulations are updated periodically with new requirements introduced every year, so it can be difficult to keep track of where you’re vulnerable.

If you are fully-managed, you won’t need to worry about inadvertently breaking the law as a landlord, as you can rely on your agent’s experience and knowledge of the sector.

Peace of mind with your rent

No one wants late rent payments, especially if you rely on that income to pay the mortgage.

Lettings agents are well practiced on collecting rent effectively, taking the headache out of the process each month.

Reduces vacant periods

A big concern for landlords is the standing vacant time in between tenancies.

A good letting agent will focus not only on finding good tenants, but ensuring they stay in situ for as long as possible.

If they do leave, then your agent will be on the case to get a replacement, marketing your home and approaching their database of suitable tenants.

We can give you peace of mind

Managing a property that you don’t live close to can be difficult, particularly when the country remains under lockdown.

As much as you would like to make routine inspections or friendly check-ins, many landlords find it easier to delegate those responsibilities to an agent.

If you would like more information, please get in touch on 01702 39 49 59 or email oliviadedman@hairandson.co.uk


GOVERNMENT HELP FOR BUSINESSES

Many businesses will be shaken, but not surprised, by the Prime Minister’s announcement of another lockdown .  Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer has  announced a further package of help for business which have been forced to close their doors yet again. There are further grants available and the link below gives details which you might find of assistance.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/46-billion-in-new-lockdown-grants-to-support-businesses-and-protect-jobs

 

Diane Tait

Commercial Manager


Block Property Manager Vacancy

Southend-on-Sea

Hours: Monday-Friday 8.45am-6pm (less 1 hour for lunch)

Holiday: 28 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays) rising with length of service

Salary: A competitive salary package based on skills and experience

Job description

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Have the ability to deal/manage entire property management process for a portfolio of 500-600 units
  • Visiting blocks of apartments
  • Managing leaseholder relationships
  • Preparing Service Charge Budgets
  • Monitoring contractors
  • Liaising with accountants departments
  • Dealing effectively with all maintenance issues, contractors & all processes
  • Section 20 experience

The right candidate ideally will possess the following:

  • Good understanding of Residential Property Management and current legislation
  • Must be a highly organised individual
  • Section 20 experience preferred
  • Previous property experience is an advantage
  • Excellent administration skills with attention to detail
  • Good customer relationship skills is a must
  • AIRPM qualification is an advantage but is not essential

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established local Estate Agency and Property Management company and benefit from a surrounding thriving sales/ management environment.

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the experience and attributes for this role then please apply by sending your CV to laurencecox@hairandson.co.uk.


CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS OPENING HOURS

Monday                                            21st December 2020                                              Open              8.45am – 6.00pm

Tuesday                                            22nd December 2020                                             Open              8.45am – 6.00pm

Wednesday                                      23rd December 2020                                             Open              8.45am – 6.00pm

Thursday                                          24th December 2020                                             Closed

Friday                                                 25th December 2020                                             Closed

Saturday/Sunday                           26th – 27th December 2020                                   Closed

Monday                                            28th December 2020                                             Closed

Tuesday                                            29th December 2020                                             Open                          10.00am – 2.00pm

Wednesday                                      30th December 2020                                             Open                          10.00am – 2.00pm

Thursday                                          31st December 2020                                              Open                          10.00am – 2.00pm

Friday                                                 1st January 2021                                                     Closed

Saturday/Sunday                           2nd – 3rd January 2021                                          Closed

Monday                                            4th January 2021                                                    Open                          8.45am – 6.00pm