Could qualifications boost agent fees?

Our Managing Director Austin Baggett was recently quoted in an Estate Agent Today article where he explains the benefits from gaining an industry related qualification. Austin advises that being ‘ahead of the game’ and improving your skills before government reforms could generate higher fees for estate agents. He says "The government's plan to introduce a mandatory qualification highlights the value and importance of professional qualifications in our industry. A mandatory qualification will help consumers to identify the reputable agents in their area and avoid those that aren't offering the required level of service.

"However, more importantly, an additional industry qualification or diploma can help agents to provide a more comprehensive service, generate more income and differentiate themselves from competitors"

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