New foundation Agents Together launches
Agents Together, a new foundation for estate agents, has launched with the mission of bringing the industry together to collectively steer its way through the unique challenges of today.
Led by CEO Sarah Edmundson, formerly an estate agent and now a training provider, Agents Together was founded and funded by Michael Bruce, who has been in the industry for more than two decades as former chief executive and chairman of Burchell Edwards Estate Agency Group and former co-founder and group CEO of Purplebricks.
Agents Together will provide expert advice, mentoring and coaching to estate agents who are keen to grow their business, develop their people and steer their way through the inevitable challenges they might face.
It will promote the wellbeing of estate agents and encourage a culture of open communication and collective support.
The immediate focus for the foundation will be support for those navigating the difficult obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board of esteemed Trustees including former head of communications for Virgin Group Will Whitehorn, CEO of Mortgage Advice Bureau Peter Brodnicki, CEO of Ellipsis Entertainment Andrew McGuinness and head of field sales at Moneypenny Samantha Jones.
Sarah Edmundson, chief executive of Agents Together, said: “Our ambition is to help estate agents, to support our industry and together change minds to bring about a brighter future for everyone.
“Our vision is for a healthier industry – and we know that healthy minds and healthy businesses will create a healthy industry.
“Our founder members, Kenny Bruce, Stephen Brown, Michael Day and Christopher Watkin have played an integral role in shaping the focuses of Agents Together, and I would urge anyone who shares our vision to get involved and help change estate agency for the better”.
Michael Bruce, founder and trustee of Agents Together, added: “Agents Together is a Foundation born out of hope that the impact of COVID-19 has presented a collective opportunity to come together to change the narrative for estate agency.
“Our mission is to ensure we do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to support each other through the difficult times ahead, embracing the power and energy of the industry to build towards a better future, raise professional standards and change perceptions to unlock a greater understanding of the role and worth of a professional agent”.