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25 Years of Passion and Expertise: My Journey in the Property Industry

December 12, 20233 min read

Introduction:

Hello there! Thought I’d introduce myself, and Lessons In Lettings - for those of you who don’t know us.  I'm Sarah Walker, the heart and soul behind Lessons In Lettings. Today, I want to take you on a journey through my 25 years of experience in the property industry, sharing the invaluable lessons that have shaped my perspective on the private rental sector.

25 years experience cake

Before it all began:

I lived in A LOT of properties and truthfully, I’ve lost count of the number of houses, flats and apartments I’ve lived in.  Some of them; well let’s say - I know what it’s like to feel like you don’t have a place that truly feels like home.  This is what sparked something in me, to always want to make a place feel like home. A place to be proud of and a place to feel happy, warm and safe.

The Early Days:

I first dipped my toes into the property industry in 1998 when I moved to West London after finishing my university degree in Manchester. I learned a heck of a lot in those first few years working with people who’d been in the industry for a long time before me. There are so many stories, I could probably write a book “What the Letting Agent Saw” or “The Secret Diaries of a Letting Agent”…..!

Ultimately, what drove me was a simple yet profound belief: that every person, whether a landlord, letting agent, or tenant, deserves a positive and uplifting experience in the world of lettings.

And it was this conviction that laid the foundation for Lessons In Lettings.

Lessons Learned:

Over the last 25 years, I've encountered numerous challenges and triumphs. From navigating the ever-evolving legal landscape to fostering positive relationships between landlords and tenants, each experience has been a valuable lesson. I've come to understand that real success in the property industry goes way beyond financial gains; it's about building relationships, creating homes and nurturing communities.

The Power of Positivity:

My mantra has always been centred around positivity. I firmly believe that a Positive Mindset + Positive Energy + Positive Actions & Behaviours = Positive Outcomes. It's not just a formula; it's a way of life that I’ve implemented and as a result witnessed the transformation of the letting experiences for countless individuals.

Balancing Profit with Purpose:

More than just monetary transactions, I've strived to redefine the relationship between landlords, agents, and tenants. It's about balancing profit with purpose, understanding that tenants are humans with dreams and aspirations, and that homes are not just houses but spaces where memories are made.

The Personal Touch:

In a world often dominated by processes, I've championed the personal touch. Putting people over procedures, embracing individuality, and listening, accepting, and adapting to the unique needs of each landlord and/or tenant – it's the essence of Lessons In Lettings.

Refreshing, Reassuring, Relatable, Realistic:

My business experience can be summed up in four Rs: Refreshing, Reassuring, Relatable, and Realistic. I approach each client with a fresh perspective, instil confidence by demonstrating my expertise, relate to their challenges, and provide realistic solutions that get the job done.

Looking Forward:

As I reflect on the past 25 years, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunities to make a positive impact. Lessons In Lettings is not just a business; it's a mission to guide, inspire, and support landlords and letting agents in England and Wales.

Sarah Walker Lessons In Lettings

Conclusion:

So, here's to the next chapter of Lessons In Lettings, where each day brings new lessons, challenges, and opportunities to create more positive letting experiences. I strive to be that partner who understands your journey, speaks your language, and is committed to making a difference.

I'm here for you, ready to bring my unique approach, positivity, and expertise to make your property experience truly remarkable.

So, welcome to Lessons In Lettings - Let's embark on this journey together!

Your guide to joyful property management. Transforming challenges into confident and positive property stories for agents and landlords alike.

Sarah Walker

Your guide to joyful property management. Transforming challenges into confident and positive property stories for agents and landlords alike.

Back to Blog

Copyright © 2024 Sarah Walker - Lessons In Lettings

Thank you for stopping by. This is where you'll get insights, advice and stories which may help you create positive and purposeful rental experiences.

Landlord and tenants

25 Years of Passion and Expertise: My Journey in the Property Industry

December 12, 20233 min read

Introduction:

Hello there! Thought I’d introduce myself, and Lessons In Lettings - for those of you who don’t know us.  I'm Sarah Walker, the heart and soul behind Lessons In Lettings. Today, I want to take you on a journey through my 25 years of experience in the property industry, sharing the invaluable lessons that have shaped my perspective on the private rental sector.

25 years experience cake

Before it all began:

I lived in A LOT of properties and truthfully, I’ve lost count of the number of houses, flats and apartments I’ve lived in.  Some of them; well let’s say - I know what it’s like to feel like you don’t have a place that truly feels like home.  This is what sparked something in me, to always want to make a place feel like home. A place to be proud of and a place to feel happy, warm and safe.

The Early Days:

I first dipped my toes into the property industry in 1998 when I moved to West London after finishing my university degree in Manchester. I learned a heck of a lot in those first few years working with people who’d been in the industry for a long time before me. There are so many stories, I could probably write a book “What the Letting Agent Saw” or “The Secret Diaries of a Letting Agent”…..!

Ultimately, what drove me was a simple yet profound belief: that every person, whether a landlord, letting agent, or tenant, deserves a positive and uplifting experience in the world of lettings.

And it was this conviction that laid the foundation for Lessons In Lettings.

Lessons Learned:

Over the last 25 years, I've encountered numerous challenges and triumphs. From navigating the ever-evolving legal landscape to fostering positive relationships between landlords and tenants, each experience has been a valuable lesson. I've come to understand that real success in the property industry goes way beyond financial gains; it's about building relationships, creating homes and nurturing communities.

The Power of Positivity:

My mantra has always been centred around positivity. I firmly believe that a Positive Mindset + Positive Energy + Positive Actions & Behaviours = Positive Outcomes. It's not just a formula; it's a way of life that I’ve implemented and as a result witnessed the transformation of the letting experiences for countless individuals.

Balancing Profit with Purpose:

More than just monetary transactions, I've strived to redefine the relationship between landlords, agents, and tenants. It's about balancing profit with purpose, understanding that tenants are humans with dreams and aspirations, and that homes are not just houses but spaces where memories are made.

The Personal Touch:

In a world often dominated by processes, I've championed the personal touch. Putting people over procedures, embracing individuality, and listening, accepting, and adapting to the unique needs of each landlord and/or tenant – it's the essence of Lessons In Lettings.

Refreshing, Reassuring, Relatable, Realistic:

My business experience can be summed up in four Rs: Refreshing, Reassuring, Relatable, and Realistic. I approach each client with a fresh perspective, instil confidence by demonstrating my expertise, relate to their challenges, and provide realistic solutions that get the job done.

Looking Forward:

As I reflect on the past 25 years, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunities to make a positive impact. Lessons In Lettings is not just a business; it's a mission to guide, inspire, and support landlords and letting agents in England and Wales.

Sarah Walker Lessons In Lettings

Conclusion:

So, here's to the next chapter of Lessons In Lettings, where each day brings new lessons, challenges, and opportunities to create more positive letting experiences. I strive to be that partner who understands your journey, speaks your language, and is committed to making a difference.

I'm here for you, ready to bring my unique approach, positivity, and expertise to make your property experience truly remarkable.

So, welcome to Lessons In Lettings - Let's embark on this journey together!

Your guide to joyful property management. Transforming challenges into confident and positive property stories for agents and landlords alike.

Sarah Walker

Your guide to joyful property management. Transforming challenges into confident and positive property stories for agents and landlords alike.

Back to Blog

Copyright © 2024 Sarah Walker

Lessons In Lettings