Durrants are pleased to welcome August Atkinson as Residential Sales Manager in our Diss branch.
August has 30 years of experience in estate agency and is already using her skills to match people with their dream homes. She said: “I love houses, I love property. I’ve grown up with it – my dad was always renovating something. I got my passion from him and my mum and I’ve always worked in estate agency.”
Her greatest joy comes from occasionally surprising potential buyers looking for that next move. “There’s nothing more satisfying than getting someone to look at something they’ve maybe not contemplated and then seeing them discover it’s the home for them. When they say they’d have never looked at it unless I’d mentioned it is quite exciting.”
August expects the market to move more freely as we move into spring. She said: “We are seeing a lot more activity at the moment with a lot of valuations coming to fruition. But there are definitely still more purchasers then vendors out there, so we need more property.”
Managing property chains in the sales process is an area where August believes the experience of Durrants can really help. “It’s about communication really. If something hasn’t happened for a week, both parties still need to be updated. We don’t just rely on solicitors to keep both the vendors and purchasers informed; we like to think we are proactive regarding the progression of a sale.”
August is looking forward to meeting prospective buyers and sellers over the coming months in her new role at Durrants. “I think we really do care about our purchasers and vendors; we will do as much as we can to help,” she said. “Durrants is the best firm I’ve ever worked for in my 30 years in estate agency. There’s so much support, I’ve never been anywhere like it.”