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A podcast where we explore the latest trends in the real estate market and interview influential leaders, uncovering the strategies that drive success in this ever-evolving landscape.
Our guest this episode is Dominic Agace, CEO of the renowned upmarket agency Winkworth.
Hosted by Andrew Deverell-Smith, Global CEO & Founder of deverellsmith and Hintel, they explore Dominic’s perspective on the future of the London property market, Winkworth’s plans for growth and expansion, and the invaluable advice he has for aspiring professionals looking to make their mark in real estate.
Life before Winkworth
In the journey of Dominic’s career, he shared his initial steps were taken as a politics student at Newcastle University. It was here that he questioned where his degree in politics could take him. With curiosity, he ventured into diverse fields such as financial public relations and risk analysis. However, it was only a matter of time before his path led him to a new and intriguing domain.
Dominic’s turning point came when he found himself drawn to the world of real estate with Winkworth. This was the place where he planted his feet and embarked on a journey that would shape his career. He found the passion within his career in this family business and believed it was somewhere he could make a real impact.
What does the future hold for Winkworth?
It’s clear that Dominic has a distinct vision for its future. His primary goal is to maintain a multifaceted approach to the business, constantly evolving and exploring new avenues.
Key objectives include not only generating new business areas but also nurturing a robust network, preserving market share, and positioning the company as one of the top three operators in its domain. Moreover, diversification remains a crucial aspect of their strategy.
A significant move was their launch into the commercial sector last year and this year, they’ve set their sights on venturing into the New Homes market. This expansion demonstrates their commitment to adapt and grow in an ever-changing business landscape.
What advice would you give aspiring property leaders?
Dominic insights that in the realm of business, the most valuable piece of advice one can receive is also the simplest: work hard. The individual who puts in the most effort in any room often emerges as the most successful. While the business landscape may seem intricate, at its core, it’s a straightforward principle – hard work pays off. The more you invest in it, the greater the rewards waiting at the other end of the journey.
He suggested to maintain the hard work, it’s important to surround yourself with environments that keep you motivated. Remember in the world of business, hard work and the right motivating environments are you key to unlocking exceptional results.
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