Female Founders – Interview
I’m often asked what got me started in the lettings and property management business. Along with the About page, here is the first ever business interview that will elaborate on my story and a little bit more about me. Disrupts is a premier magazine dedicated to the London start-up scene and this article was published in their September 2015 issue.
Why did you start your business?
My father started out as an estate agent so ever since I can remember, I was interested in property. In my professional career, I found out that I was good at delivering results, but not so good at playing ‘the corporate game’. Over time, I became disillusioned and decided it was time to set up on my own.
How have you changed since you started?
I have always been very goal-driven. But since I’ve started to build my business, I’ve learned to be more mindful and enjoy the process of reaching a goal.
What has been the biggest surprise to you?
Not many people meet the profile that all landlords want: full-time professional. I’ve learned that people’s lives and backgrounds are very diverse.
If you had a magic wand to solve your biggest challenge at the moment – what would the solution be?
All my contractors will be ethical and show up at the time and date agreed.
If you could swap a day with someone else, who would it be and why?
My husband, because he’s a more relaxed person than me and sees the lighter side of life.
If you could change the world, what would you change?
I have been involved with the Alzheimer’s Disease International and Age UK for the last 18 years. If I could change the world, I would eradicate loneliness in old age.