“What first attracted you to the BeckettHanlon Franchise?
I always had an interest in overseas properties, especially in Spain, France and Portugal. A love of the Mediterranean climate, coupled with this interest in property ignited a desire in me to pursue this further though I wasn’t sure how. This is where Drew Beckett and Becketthanlon came in. I came across Becketthanlon on Facebook, contacted Drew and bought the franchise. I was apprehensive at first as I was aware of the somewhat poor reputation that selling property abroad had attracted, and having built up a strong reputation in the food industry over 30 years I didn’t want to be associated with anything that might diminish this. However, after meeting Drew I was totally assured that here was a man and a company that was selling property abroad the right way safely. After a few meetings with Drew, I was in no doubt that I had made the right decision.
Before joining BeckettHanlon, what was your background in?
As stated above, I have spent over 30 years in sales and management in the FMCG industry where my roles have included company owner, Managing Director, Sales Director and Commercial Director. I am still employed in this industry presently.
What makes BeckettHanlon Franchise different?
I have to say that I really enjoyed my initial week’s training with Drew in our Belfast office. I found him hugely knowledgeable in everything concerned with purchasing property overseas. And even though I went along thinking that there would not be much I could learn in the art of selling, I was very wrong. Drew has a wealth of experience gained in the financial consultancy business and property sales and I gained a lot from him during this week.
I believe that Becketthanlon is unique in that everything we do is geared up to assuring that our clients are buying their home abroad SAFELY. This is a keyword and train of thought in our company and one that filters down from Drew himself. Also, we are not just about selling our clients property. We take them through the whole process of finding the property that best suits them, arranging a mortgage if required, taking them through all the legal process involved with buying abroad and accompanying them out to view properties in their desired area.
What are your BH hopes for the future?
I have often said that is my ambition to eventually be able to dedicate myself fully to my franchise as holding down a very demanding full-time job makes it difficult for me to pursue my dream of been fully committed to it. My hope is for my sales to increase to a level that will make this decision easier. I also want to see Drew become hugely successful with his company as he works tirelessly with us all to achieve his dream also.