How one Goodlordian achieved a "better work-life balance" in sales
7 October 2021
A lot of Goodlordians join from across the property industry, bringing invaluable industry expertise to the business - and benefitting from a great work-life balance in return, as Gareth Fitzhugh, Business Development Executive, explains.
Gareth Fitzhugh, Business Development Executive at Goodlord, was previously a lettings negotiator and chose to bring that lettings experience to a new challenge at Goodlord in 2021. Here are his thoughts on how that's working out.
What inspired you to move from your previous role to Goodlord?
Weekends! I wanted to move for a better work-life balance. While I loved being an estate agent, the hours took its toll. What was the next best thing? Goodlord.
I did my research on the company and really bought into the company ethos and values of wanting to create the best rental experience in the world. I actually saw a video of Christopher Watkin whizzing around the old office on YouTube and realised this was the company and environment I wanted to be a part of.
How did you find the transition into your new role?
The team has helped the transition and welcomed me with open arms - albeit predominantly virtually at the beginning. It can be difficult starting a new role from home, but the support and training given to help new starters through the process couldn’t be better. There were a lot of new starters when I joined so it’s always nice seeing their faces in the office or on our weekly huddle.
What excites you about working at Goodlord?
Wednesday breakfasts - believe me, it's quite a spread! And of course the people and team I work with. I love the fact I feel valued and my opinion and ideas are heard, whether it's a sales catch-up call for the day or a marketing meeting, you really can make an impact and shape the future of this exciting company.
How would you sum up working at Goodlord in one word?
Do you have any advice for those wanting to make a similar transition?
Make the move that’s right for you. Goodlord is the best working environment I have been a part of and I’ve never felt so motivated and driven before. You have to live it to believe it!
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