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Rebecca applauds career progression opportunities at Preston Baker

Rebecca Rayner has really made her mark at Preston Baker Estate Agents

Originally posted: 8th July, 2021

Rebecca promoted to Team Leader of Business Growth

In just six months with Preston Baker Estate Agents Rebecca Rayner has really made her mark; progressing from a Property Marketing Manager to Team Leader of Business Growth, managing a team of 10.

She says its testimony to the way Preston Baker offers real and clear career progression opportunities to individuals.

“There are lots of opportunities for staff right across the business and you are never pigeon-holed to a particular position,” said Rebecca from Doncaster.

A former England football player and passionate competing horse rider, Rebecca had no property industry experience prior to moving to Preston Baker Estate Agents. From the age of 18 she worked for distance learning providers, most latterly as Sales Manager for The Skills Network, a major provider of online learning solutions in the UK. She managed a team of 16 and in her first year was responsible for engaging with over 25,000 learners across various sectors.

Her strong sales background has stood her in great stead at Preston Baker. Appointed as a Property Marketing Manager in January of this year, Rebecca soon made her mark, with a promotion to Team Leader of Business Growth. She now manages sales performance and activity in the Business Growth outbound team within the Preston Baker Academy.

Preston Baker Academy

The newly-launched Preston Baker Academy offers openings for graduates with a very structured induction and training programme and clearly defined progression routes through the company.

Under Rebecca’s management, the Business Growth team has grown from 3 to 10 and there are plans for further growth within the next 6 months.

“Preston Baker is all about going that extra mile for customers,” said Rebecca.

“For example, many people sell houses and struggle to find their onward move in the current market. We will work hard for them to find their next house, whatever their requirements may be, by getting on the phone and contacting the owners of homes they may be interested in, whether currently on the market or not. We are able to arrange off-market transactions, which gives us all a great sense of satisfaction in finding someone the home they want in a challenging market.”

Rebecca said her role at Preston Baker was one of the best in terms of a really structured induction and training programme.

“I stepped into an industry I didn’t know and I went from initially feeling nervous to feeling right at home.”

"Preston Baker does things differently"

Rebecca explained: “I got a lot of reassurance from the structured induction and training programme, from the support of colleagues and management and also from how Preston Baker does things differently to other estate agents. Property Launch is unique to Preston Baker and the addition of the Business Growth team offers a service to clients unlike any other agents.”

Rebecca is loving her new role at Preston Baker, managing people and getting the most out of them although lockdown has been a challenging period.

“Lockdown has been hard for everyone I think, but I take a lot of pride in the attitude of the team here at Preston Baker.

“I get my job satisfaction from seeing other people doing well and that is what motivates me. We always take time to celebrate success, be that buying lunch to say thank you, employee of the month awards, incentives, prizes or a thank you for doing a great job.”

Preston Baker Estate Agents is growing its market share across Yorkshire and Rebecca is keen to play a part in increasing this further.

“I want to help grow the Business Growth team, get a bigger market share and increase the areas we cover; that is my major driver for the immediate future.”

In her spare time Rebecca likes to spend time with horses Willow and Maggie, both grey mares. She only started riding six years ago; prior to that she said she didn’t even like horses, but now competes in dressage, show jumping and cross country events!

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