Q&A with Erroll Thomas, Auctioneering Candidate of the Year 2019


Erroll ThomasEach year, Propertymark Qualifications recognises learners who have excelled in their studies, pushing themselves to become the highest performing candidate within their dedicated area. For the auctioneering sector in 2019 that was Erroll Thomas. We asked Erroll what his reaction to winning and the event was.

How did it feel being a winner for the 2019 awards?

It came as surprise; it is wonderful to have been recognised.

"Having the Propertymark Qualification means that I hold respected and renowned credential within the industry..."

How did you enjoy the awards event at the House of Lords?

I thoroughly enjoyed being at the House of Lords, as expected the hospitality was first class.

What does having a Propertymark Qualification mean to you?

Having the Propertymark Qualification means that I hold a respected and renowned credential within the industry, that promotes reassurance to those I do business with; that they dealing with a property professional.

What would you say to anyone thinking of getting a qualification?

I would say that obtaining a qualification is a boost to one's confidence. 

What will being a winner mean for your career?

It has already brought a fair amount of acknowledgement; so I expect it to have a positive effect. 

"[I] felt I needed to study for the qualification to truly absorb the knowledge."

What made you choose to study for your Propertymark qualification?

I wanted to be a part of the auction business, as I felt it is one of growing sectors within the property industry; so I enrolled on the Propertymark Auction workshop, then attended the Advance Auctions workshop. I throughly enjoyed it and felt I needed to study for the qualification to truly absorb the knowledge.

Was studying for your qualification what you expected it to be? 

I found it enjoyable; I knew that Property law would played a major part, so I expected it to be challenging . I managed to fit the study around my work commitments.

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...the benefits to gaining the qualification are endless.
~ Tania Marshall - Lettings Candidate of the Year Finalist

 ...just having the qualification makes me feel even more confident in my role.
~ Elizabeth Anderson

The relationship between a landlord and their agent should be a long one, built on trust and confidence, and what better way to assure your landlord than having proof of your knowledge with a professional qualification.
~ Sara Hawkins

Having these qualifications really helps you prepare for the property industry, as you learn relevant information that will aid you in a property related job.
~ Nina Chambers

By undertaking a qualification with Propertymark Qualifications, it not only helps in giving property experts the knowledge they need to do a better job but it also gives us something just as valuable...credibility. 
~ Andrew Everett

It provides you with a personal sense of achievement in addition to the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently carry out your role to the highest standard.
~ Heather Fraser, Rising Star 2019

Studying for this qualification will help separate you from other agents whilst also increasing your confidence when interacting with customers. 
~ Sean Rawson, Sales Candidate of the Year 2019

Being properly qualified gives you the confidence to offer a professional and compliant service. Go for it!
~ Melfyn Williams, Employer Champion of the Year 2019

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