Monday, 15 March 2021

#Reception #Job in #Sheffield - Estate Agency

 


Reception Job Available!

This is a front of house, public facing role, working in a busy estate agency branch on Ecclesall Road. We are an established agency and have been working from these premises for 28 years this year. We are looking for a confident receptionist used to working with phone systems, IT, and who is good with the general public. Personality and sense of humour essential! Also advantageous if you aren't easily offended. 

In this role you will be responsible for front of house communication and as an administrator relating to the sales and letting of properties.

This is a varied role, key duties include:

  • Handling inbound calls, booking appointments and passing on as appropriate
  • Greeting clients face to face and referring them to the correct person to handle their query
  • Administration relating to the sale and letting of properties
  • Updating the client database and qualifying applicants
  • Communicating effectively with clients

The successful candidate:

  • Experience in an admin/reception role. Any property industry experience is desirable
  • Strong communication skills; numerical, written & verbal
  • Good IT skills including Outlook, MS Word, Excel
  • Good organisational and time management skills, ability to multi-task
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
Apply in writing to sales@spencersestateagents.co.uk 


Tuesday, 2 March 2021

A huge thank you from me, Mum and St Luke's #Sheffield

 


It goes without saying that everyone has a different relationship with their mum, some are more difficult than others, and some are unbelievably aspirational. Most go through a bit of both, varying through youth to teenage years and into adulthood, and then particularly when you become a parent yourself into a whole different level of understanding. 

My relationship with my mum was no different; I was mummy's girl and then daddy's girl, a rebellious teenager, then a defiant, strong-willed, tenacious, argumentative, emotionally unattached, independent young woman, and then went through a metamorphosis into seeing her as the most aspirational person I have ever known. It wasn't because she was hugely prominent in my day to day life, quite the opposite, she was just there, ever-supporting, proud, strong, and always championed my decisions and my choices. 

It is quite overwhelming, now that she has gone, the loss that I feel from not having that person who literally loved me no matter what, who I knew I could completely rely on and who would always have my back. How many times was I told to appreciate her and to give her an extra hug and that I would miss her terribly when one day she wouldn't be there? You can never understand that until it's true to you, that all of sudden you wish you had listened a little bit harder, asked a lot more, and accepted the hugs more readily. Then it is too late. The most relevant understanding of this loss has been described to me as the sense of wanting to be loved like a child, and your mum is the one that gives this love in spades, no matter what. 

The culture surrounding grief is very much that it should be "fixed" or that you will "get over" the loss over time, and I would love this to adapt to a more realistic concept of learning to live with the hole left behind, and of encouraging people to keep talking about their loved ones after they have died. There's no medication to help, no rhyme or reason to your feelings, and should be no judgement if you never feel completely ok again. 

We have undertaken a challenge throughout February to run 125km and have so far raised over £11,000 for St Luke's where mum died on December 27th 2020, you are welcome to still donate, if you haven't already, and we have received the most generous donations from the most wonderful people. Thank you so much. 

One last favour at this time please, if you still have your mum, please take yourself out of any comfort zones to give her a huge hug next time you see her, ask her the questions that you never asked but always wondered, listen when she tells you any stories about her life. I know that, with Mother's Day just around the corner, there will be plenty of us that wish we could. 

Thanks so much to everyone that has donated, my mum would be genuinely overwhelmed and flattered and feel so much comfort from knowing how loved she was, how loved I and my family are, and to know the level of support that there is around us all. Mum loved all my friends and colleagues and network of supportive clients who she worked with too for so many years, and she always saw the good in everyone so thank you for all seeing the good in her too, there will never be anyone like her and her shoes could never be filled.   

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Monday, 8 February 2021

Sales Negotiator #Job at #Spencer #estateagent #Sheffield

Sales Negotiator Position Available

We are a well-established and very highly regarded Estate Agency in Sheffield, and are hoping to find an experienced Sales Negotiator to join our team ASAP! Our agency has seen continual growth throughout since 1993 and we are now in a position to welcome our next employee into a friendly, stable and motivated team.

This fast paced, exciting role involves:

  • ·         Working in residential sales and lettings in this busy agency
  • ·         Registering purchaser details and matching them to available properties
  • ·         Booking property valuations and identifying opportunities
  • ·         Carrying out accompanied viewings with purchasers
  • ·         Negotiating property sales and liaising between purchasers,  vendors, and solicitors 
  • ·         Working closely with the team, sharing information to secure additional business
  • ·         Recommending the company’s other products, such as conveyancing and financial services
  • ·         Keeping a close eye on the local market, noticing any changes and recognising opportunities
  • ·         Being part of an enthusiastic and driven team, working towards common goals

Candidates will have experience of working in Residential Sales and have a strong knowledge of the industry, a clear passion for property and a good knowledge of the local area – in particular the S10, S7, S8, S11, S17 and Peak District postcodes. You must have:

  • ·         Strong and confident negotiation skills
  • ·         A good understanding of Estate Agency and the sales process
  • ·         A high level of commercial awareness
  • ·         Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • ·         Good IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • ·         A keen eye for detail
  • ·         Confident and able to work alone, as well as be part of a team
  • ·         Able to work to targets
  • ·         A willingness to go the extra mile

On offer is an excellent basic salary (based upon your experience), potential bonus, incentives, and benefits, as well as the opportunity to join one of the most recognisable and names in the industry. You will need to drive, have a clean driving license and access to your own vehicle.


Email your C.V. to sales@spencersestateagents.co.uk 


Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Mum and our #StLukes #Fundraising - #Spencer #Sheffield

This is my lovely Mum, Anne Spencer..... 

"Mum was diagnosed with stage four Lymphoma on the 16th December 2020 at the Hallamshire and was quickly told that they weren’t going to treat her, as the cancer was too aggressive and she wouldn’t survive the treatment. 

"Trying to absorb that information was incredibly distressing for mum and for us and when they told us on the 23rd December that she only had a few days to live, mum desperately wanted to get transferred to St Luke’s or to go home. Because mum was on such high levels of oxygen by this point the Hallamshire ruled out the possibility to go home so we started trying to get her to St Luke’s via a referral but time was obviously of the essence. 

"I rang St Luke’s on Christmas Day to beg them to take her, as she so desperately didn’t want to die in hospital. I’m not saying that her medical care at the Hallamshire was lacking particularly but she spoke about feeling abandoned and uncared for and she felt as though they had put her in a room and told her to die quietly without a fuss. David from St Luke’s called me back on Christmas Day afternoon and was utterly wonderful, he made me instantly feel as though he cared about her and that she could get her dying wish in getting the transfer to St Luke’s to hopefully get some peace and to feel like she was cared for and comfortable. David called me back again on Christmas Day evening to say that they had a bed and that they would liaise with the Hallamshire to get her there on Boxing Day, which they did. 

"Telling mum on Boxing Day morning that she could go to St Luke’s felt like the greatest gift I had ever been able to give her, she was so incredibly thankful, and immediately felt a sense of relief. At St Luke’s they spent the whole of Boxing Day making sure she was comfortable and listening to her and her wishes to want to feel loved and cared for. 

"Mum died the next day, peacefully in a beautiful room. 

"The feeling you get when you walk into St Luke’s is one of peace, and serenity. It is presented as a five star hotel, and everyone there makes you feel heard and cared for, even us who went in to see mum after she had died. I only wish mum had had a few more days there so that she could have truly appreciated the difference in care to that she experienced in the hospital environment, but she got there and she felt so incredibly grateful for what they achieved in the small amount of time that she was there. 

"I will be forever thankful to David for the way he spoke to me on Christmas Day, I knew he was going to do everything he could to make the move happen and his manner and professionalism was everything that I needed to hear in my time of need. We are therefore raising funds for this amazing charity, and hope that people will want to join us in the challenge to remember my lovely mum.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/spencers125km 

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Help us Raise Money for St Luke's Hospice with our #Spencers125k

You may have heard that my lovely Mum died on the 27th December 2020 after a very quick return of Lymphoma that took her from us within just ten days. 

Mum was desperate to escape the Hallamshire to get to St Luke’s Hospice, which she did and died within 24 hours of being there.

St Luke’s was always close to her heart and we know too many people that have ended their days in their wonderful care. 

So, we at Spencers have decided that we will run 125km each in February in aid of St Luke’s, which is the distance from Mum’s house to Old Trafford, where she loved to go with my Dad to watch their team and where they had season tickets for many years. 

We invite you all to join in and attempt to hit a 125km target by running / walking / cycling / horse riding the same distance throughout February, or just to donate to this wonderful cause by supporting our efforts. 

All collections on Mum’s behalf will go to St Luke’s via this JustGiving page. Thank you so much for supporting us, Mum, and this wonderful charity. Love you Mum.


Donate via JustGiving

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/spencers125km

Monday, 7 December 2020

Spencer Opening Times - Xmas 2020

 

Spencer Christmas Opening Times 2020


Christmas Eve 24th December – CLOSED

Christmas Day 25th December – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26th December – CLOSED

Bank Holiday Boxing Day 28th December – CLOSED

29th December – Open 10am – 3pm

30th December – Open 10am – 3pm

New Year’s Eve – CLOSED

New Year’s Day – CLOSED

4th January 2021 – Business as usual

 

Merry Christmas!

We are all a little pleased to see the back of 2020 but some lessons have been learned; appreciate what you’ve got, remember life is short, love those in your circle, appreciate your boss, inhale the time you get with loved ones, only teachers can teach our children properly, the NHS is our saviour, never underestimate how privileged we are if we are loved, have a roof over our head and have food to eat, travel is a luxury and appreciating where we live should not be taken for granted, hairdressers are a necessity, sport is more than just a game, it’s a way of life, in hot water we realise how strong we can be, it does take a village to raise children, our elderly should be protected and nurtured, life is precious, remember that everyone is trying their best.

Looking forward to a happy and healthy 2021!

Have fun in your Xmas Bubbles!

Monday, 26 October 2020

Covid-19 Blog - Taking something positive from 2020

 

Our lovely Rachel in Accounts finds some positivity for 2020.... 

"It goes without saying really that this year has been “different”. Every person in the country and the majority of the world has been affected in some way by Covid-19, what has it meant for me personally?

"I had some symptoms myself back in March and I went from staying away from work to work closing its doors to the public, and then to staff, and then to seeing my work colleagues only on Zoom meetings or by communicating on our work WhatsApp chat. Not surprisingly the world suddenly seemed a very different place with us awaiting the latest news announcements and more and more of our freedom to move around being restricted. I sobbed on Mother’s Day at not getting to see my own mum or my grown up children, but I had a nice chat on the phone with my son and daughter and everyone was in the same situation, I was one of many mums trying to put on a brave face and not be too disappointed.

"Having said that, the year has been one for more time to take up new interests, read about places we want to see when things return to normal (whenever that is) and appreciate the things we do have. I am lucky to have lovely family to talk to be it in person, on the phone or via a video call.  I have dreams for the future and more money in the bank, with holiday plans being on hold. It helps that we have had lovely weather, which I enjoyed from the comfort of my garden. Every privilege returned has been more appreciated and less taken for granted than before, and the stories of people helping others throughout this have been heart-warming.

"I don’t think life for the generation who have lived through the pandemic will ever by quite the same as before and I hope we can all take something positive from 2020 and soon we will enjoy some of the things this year have eluded us this year."

 

Rachel Masheder

Accounts Administrator -  Spencers Agents Ltd.