Paramount is thrilled to congratulate Ollie Gorman for becoming our latest lettings agent to become MARLA accredited. All of his hard work will pay dividends for our clients, who have come to expect a level of service and knowledgeability from our team that far exceeds that of the average agency in London. We asked Ollie about what this accomplishment means to him and how it affects his role at Paramount:
What does it mean to you to be a Member of ARLA?
I’m proud to be a member of ARLA. I previously worked in sales and am a member of the National Association of Professional Estate Agents, so passing my ARLA exams cements my position as a qualified lettings agent as well as a sales agent. Applicants and landlords can rest assured that they are getting accurate and honest advice at all times. ARLA provide constant training and support to us as members to ensure that we are up to date with new legislation in an industry that is constantly changing.
How does Paramount benefit by encouraging its lettings team to become a Member of ARLA?
Believe it or not, there is no law in the UK to say that a lettings agency or sales agency has to be ARLA or NAEA accredited. This basically means that any person, regardless of experience, can open an estate agency. Paramount strive for all of their employees to be ARLA accredited if they work in lettings or NAEA accredited if they work in sales. This gives our clients peace of mind that they are trusting the handling of their most valuable assets to trained and experienced professionals.
Now that you’re MARLA accredited, what’s your next step?
To keep up to date with the Continued Professional Development that is offered by ARLA. I’m a bit of a property geek so I’d like to get as much training as possible!