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How to hire: A Lettings Associate in Prime Central London

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Hiring a Lettings Associate

Read a recent search project below with Florrie Widgery – Senior Recruitment Consultant, Estate Agency.

Our partner is a boutique prime Central London Agency and is now the longest-established independent firm in The Royal Borough. Due to their recent growth, they were looking to expand their team and hire a brand-new Lettings Associate.


Recruitment project team

Florrie is a senior consultant on the estate agency team here at deverellsmith. With a background of 2.5 years as a sales negotiator, she possesses a profound understanding of the market. With her substantial knowledge of the market, she can put herself in the shoes of both our client and candidates, ensuring all stakeholders achieve their goals. Florrie’s commitment lies in fostering robust relationships with clients and candidates, leveraging her extensive knowledge and experience to deliver optimal results.


Recruitment project breakdown

Due to the rise in prime supply in the London lettings market, our partner sought to enlist the expertise of an experienced Lettings Associate to facilitate their anticipated expansion. However, the recruitment journey presented a hurdle for our partner, as after reaching out to two other recruitment firms, they struggled to identify candidates possessing the requisite experience. Additionally, our client aimed to ensure that the selected candidate seamlessly fit into the culture of the business.


The recruitment project solution

A consultative approach: Florrie started her search by re-qualifying what our partner sought in their ideal candidate. This involved gaining clarity on various aspects such as their expectations, the job requirements, and the distinctive qualities they were seeking in their Lettings Associate. Florrie dedicated time to familiarise herself with the business, its culture, and the Managing Director, ensuring a thorough understanding of the organisation’s ethos. This insight allowed her to pinpoint candidates who would seamlessly integrate into the company.

deverellsmith’s extensive database: She proactively contacted all candidates meeting the role's specifications, whether actively seeking new positions or passive in their job search. Following a comprehensive market analysis, Florrie successfully curated a shortlist of five outstanding candidates, all of whom had interviews within a week of the search beginning.


100% shortlist to interview rate.

Vacancy filled in agreed timescales.

Our partner was extremely happy with the candidate they hired for the role and will now only be using deverellsmith for their future vacancies and recruitment needs.

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