Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) partners with Number 1 Property Recruiters (N1PR)
Graham Lock, a former MD at The Property Franchise Group and now founder and Chairman of the newly formed FIA has announced a partnership with up and coming recruitment firm N1PR.
'I'm delighted to be working with Phil Pelucha and the team at N1PR. There has been a severe lack of talent in many parts of the country in recent years and plenty of agents have struggled to recruit the right calibre of staff. Having the right recruitment partner is absolutely crucial and I believe that the dedication, skill and modern approach of N1PR will give FIA members an edge, our corporate style discounts are applied automatically which is a great benefit' Lock said.
Philip Pelucha CEO of N1PR said "I am the CEO of a property media and talent solu- tions network. We support our partners by helping them to attract, retain and be- come the top 10% of their niche across their respective property sectors.
Partnering with Graham and the FIA was a direct result of sharing very similar visions for the future of estate agency and the wider property sector. We work closely with our partners utilising both tried and tested methods, as well as utilising our media network to reach further into the industry. The FIA and it's partners are some of the most highly respected individuals in their field, and combined with our shared passion, vision and focus, this a journey we are thrilled to be part of."
Lock went on to say, 'There are many quality property recruitment firms out there, the decision to partner with N1PR wasn't straight forward but ultimately as with any FIA approved suppler, the product and the terms must be the very best for my members and I'm very much looking forward to working with Phil and his team to help find the best staff for FIA member agents'
The FIA is a member only network of independent estate agents. Members benefit from multiple approved supplier deals with some of the industry's leading and most exciting suppliers. Other benefits include quarterly conferences, training, mystery shopping, Feefo review accounts, access to bespoke content and a range of in- house tools to help win more instructions. FIA only accepts one member agent per town, more information can be found at http://www.thefia.co.uk/
About the Federation of Independent Agents
The Federation of Independent Agents has been designed from the ground up, a fresh take on estate agency membership organisations. In the last 5 years the estate agency landscape has evolved but many agents, particularly independents have been left behind.
Who's behind it?
Founder and Chairman of the FIA is Graham Lock. Former Managing Director at The Property Franchise Group who oversaw four traditional estate agency brands that were Whitegates, Parkers, CJ Hole and Ellis & Co.
Independent agents lack support, buying power and are under pressure from larger groups including franchisees and corporates not to mention the likes of Purple Bricks.
Who can join?
We only allow independent estate agents to join, and only one per town meaning that we create a non-competitive, sharing economy.
You cannot just pay the money and join the FIA, you have to be invited. Before you're invited you must pass our entry exam, member criteria and agree to our terms and conditions including the mandatory use of our inclusive Feefo review account.
To create the largest independent estate agency group in the UK, recognised by the general public as including top performing agents in every town.
Each member has access to our custom built, modern and intuitive dashboard. From here the benefits are vast including access to our approved marketplace of around 25 industry suppliers. Hand picked and road tested and then subjected to a group discount which benefits our members far more than their restricted individual buying power.
Other benefits include
- Members are mystery shopped every quarter, with full reporting and call recordings - Feefo review account
- Exclusive, certified online training portal for member employees
- Subsidised access to a range of branded services including an instant valuation tool,
portal responder, local market reports and monthly e-newsletters - Preferred rates conveyancing and implementation service
- Preferred rates with MAB
- Compliance helpline
- Concierge service, chat with a FIA expert in confidence
- Instant property information reports on every property in the UK
• - Local market insights with competitor/market share analysis
• - Access to exciting new products including our bespoke social media solution SOFIA
• - A supplier forwarding service to take care of supplier fatigue
• - Quarterly events to hear from industry commentators, new suppliers and learn best
practice from fellow non-competing members. Stay in touch with market changes
• - Members forum to chat with other like-minded, approved members
• - Bespoke weekly lifestyle content exclusive to FIA Members
A shared economy
The larger FIA gets the greater the efficiencies within the FIA economy become.
We support our partners to attract, retain and become the top 10% of their niche across the property and supporting sectors. We achieve this by mastering both tried and tested methods as well as utilising our media network to reach further into the industry.
Having recruited across the property sector both domestically and globally for over a decade, our team of recruiters are property savvy, focused partners for our clients, and our support often extends far beyond our talent solutions.