Former estate agent makes the move to Belvoir Lettings
With the UK rental market continuing to be a preferred lifestyle choice for professionals and families, it was a logical decision for former estate agent Domenica Young to launch Belvoir Lettings’ new office in Weston-super-Mare.
Domenica’s new career in the lettings industry follows numerous years working as personal assistant and right hand woman to the managing directors of a marquee and big top hire company. Prior to that she gained experience of more permanent dwellings as assistant manager for a new homes and re-sales estate agent and worked as a sales negotiator for a nationwide estate agent.
Working with estate agents gave Domenica an insight into the property market and this developed into a genuine interest in all aspect of property and housing.
“For various reasons there has been a shift away from property ownership in the U.K. and the lettings industry is on the increase with people now beginning to accept renting as the norm,” says Domenica. “I noticed this trend and it led me to investigate the lettings industry as a career opportunity. My research introduced me to the Belvoir franchisee offering and the company’s nationally accredited award winning service gave me the confidence to take the plunge and become my own boss.”
Formerly from Kettering in Northamptonshire, Domenica did not hesitate to make the 150-mile move to Weston-super-
“It was a big decision to leave Kettering, as my family has lived there for over 15 years and during that time we made lot of friends,” admits Domenica. “However, the opportunity to open Belvoir Weston-super-
“I know I can offer great customer service and am capable of running an organised and efficient business, but being part of the Belvoir team and benefiting from the company’s vast knowledge and expertise is very reassuring for a newcomer. The support given is fantastic and the company’s credibility as a nationwide franchise made it a natural choice for me.”
Domenica ‘s daughter Daniella is currently at university but has plans to join Domenica in the Belvoir office after graduation.
Commenting on the launch of Belvoir Weston-super-
Belvoir Lettings now have more than 140 offices nationwide. To find your nearest Belvoir office, visit their website at www.belvoirlettings.com
NOTES TO EDITORS
Belvoir was founded in February 1995 by Mike and Stephanie Goddard. Its Central Office is in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Mike was chairman of the bfa for three consecutive years and is currently Director of International Affairs. He also sits on the board of the Property Ombudsman.
Belvoir is recognised as one of the largest specialist lettings agency franchises in the UK, with 140+ franchises nationwide and aims to have 200 franchises in the next three years.
Belvoir was officially awarded the Best Lettings Agency Franchise – Gold Award at the 2012 Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times. Belvoir also won the Silver Award in 2011 and Gold in 2010.
Belvoir won Brand Builder of the Year at the bfa Franchisor of the Year Awards 2011 and Best Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Franchise Marketing Association (FMA) Awards 2011.
Belvoir is a founder member of the SAFEagent Kitemark scheme, which is fully supported by NALS. SAFEagent promotes client money protection (CMP) and provides consumers with a clear message on those agents they should do business with.
Belvoir successfully listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on 21st February, 2012.
For further information, or to request an interview with a Belvoir Lettings expert, please contact Andrea McHugh at Headlines Journalism, tel: 01476 567438, 07940 930 331 or email: email@example.com