The Property Ladder

Thanks in part to the UK Government’s Help to Buy scheme, 2014 has so far seen significant growth in the UK’s property market, as more people consider moving home. What skills and qualities can Service-leavers bring to the estate agent profession?

By Paul F Cockburn, from Civvy Street #49 (July 2014)

Stuart Richards comes from a Military family; between them, his father, uncles and grandfather have served in all of UK’s Armed Forces and so, on leaving school, it seemed natural for Stuart to follow in their footsteps, as a fitness instructor in the RAF. However, as he came up to his eighth year in uniform, marriage helped change his priorities, and he began looking for other opportunities – ideally in the Midlands, where he hoped to settle.

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