Qualifications

Q&A with Andrew Everett, Auctioneering Candidate of the Year 2018

Andrew EverettEach year, Propertymark Qualifications recognises learners who have excelled in their studies, pushing themselves to become the highest performing candidate within their dedicated area. And for the auctioneering sector last year, that was Andrew Everett. We caught up with Andrew to see what he has been up to over the last 12 months. 

Andrew, you were awarded for being the highest performing auctioneering candidate last year, how does that make you feel?

I was ecstatic to hear that I had won the award, it's a great honour and privilege. I hold the Propertymark Qualifications Awards in high regard and to be given this recognition is brilliant. Not only is this a great reward for my efforts but also a fantastic way of showing my credibility to clients, colleagues and peers alike. 

"I was ecstatic to hear that I had won the award, it's a great honour and privilege."

How has your day-to-day job changed over the last 12 months?

I currently work in land acquisition and disposal for a large UK house builder. I deal with auctioneers in my current role, however from more of a management side as opposed to auctioning land and property myself. Despite not current acting as an auctioneer, the education I received undertaking the Propertymark Qualifications Auctioneering Award has been of great use to me. Gaining a wide knowledge of the property industry is paramount to excelling. 

Can you fill us in on what you have been up to since the awards last year?

Since last September I have started a masters degree in building surveying. Alongside this I am also undertaking my accreditation to be a RICS Chartered Surveyor. I am very fortunate that I have been permitted to undertake a masters degree in building surveying, despite not having an undergraduate degree. The reason for this is due to my industry experience and qualifications and I have no doubt that my achievements with Propertymark Qualifications have enabled me to do this.

Why do you think qualifications are important within this sector?

I cannot stress enough how important I believe Propertymark Qualifications are for those working in the industry. Unlike many other western countries, obtaining a qualification in property is not mandatory. 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. 

Credibility is essential for property experts to thrive in our current, challenging market. These qualifications and awards are a great way to enhance our credibility; to benefit ourselves and, for those managers reading this, your entire teams.

" These qualifications and awards are a great way to enhance our credibility; to benefit ourselves and, for those managers reading this, your entire teams."

What's next for you?

I have a couple of busy years ahead as I work to complete an MSc in Building Surveying, obtain RICS accreditation and all this while working full time. Once this is completed I think a nice holiday will be in order!

I learned so much, it was fantastic
~ Candidate, East Midlands

 ...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

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