My career in estate agency began in 2006 landing a job with a large corporate estate agency on their graduate training scheme. Despite the esteem of being a graduate trainee, my daily duties consisted of making tea and coffee (badly), photocopying, envelope stuffing and general admin. In spite of this, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges that estate agency presented and quickly began to develop my career. After four years I became a Branch Manager, propelling my office to become one of the most successful in the national network. My final few years were as an Area Sales Director, overseeing 8 offices in south east Kent.
Following this, In 2014, I joined a national franchise agency network with 90 offices. Working with a fantastic group of business owners, I helped them develop and diversify their businesses and in a number of cases, launch new sales departments. I also dealt with numerous cold start launches as well as various business acquisitions and mergers.
Being a local lad, Hobbs Parker was always on my radar and I was delighted to join them in 2018. Working with an outstanding team of people, I spend most of my time bring new property to market, always safe in the knowledge that every client will have an excellent experience. In 2022 I became a Director in Hobbs Parker Estate Agents LLP.
So, enough of the formal stuff, this isn’t Linkedin after all, here’s a little bit about me.
I am born and bred in Ashford I have lived in and around the town for most of my life. Outside work, I am an active family man and enjoy walking – usually with my two spaniels. Arguably I am at my happiest when immersed in the beautiful countryside that surrounds Ashford, and can regularly be found cross country running, cycling or shooting. Swimming has always been a big part of my life and I have competed in events all over the country including numerous river swims, Lake Windemere (end to end) and the English Channel.
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Greg Wood appointed Director of Hobbs Parker Estate Agents LLP
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