John Musgrove, Sales Negotiator

I joined the property industry in September 2013 and since then I’ve worked for corporate agents, independents and for myself, covering areas including Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Suffolk and (more recently) Pontypridd.

What do I bring that’s different from the rest of the team? A Hertfordshire accent and a keen (bordering on the obsessive) eye for detail. I’ve learned from my mistakes though; I was once asked by a vendor what he should do to prepare his ex-rental for sale. It had lots of unwanted furniture and various other chattel, so I advised it would be best if it was cleared. He called me a week later to let me know it had been cleared and that I could go round to take photos and prepare for marketing. When I got to the property, there was nothing there. The furniture had indeed been removed, but so too had the kitchen, downstairs toilet and the bathroom. Since then, I make a habit of being more specific.