Q&A with Natalie Ebsworth – Business Development Manager
What does your job involve exactly?
Having run a number of the Maitlands office over my 17 years with the company, customer service has always been at the forefront of what I do. This is no different in the land and new homes sector, its just my clients have now become the developers and land owners.
My role is to ensure the communication between us is second to none, whilst making sure our teams within the business understand the concept of new homes and market our clients properties in the best way possible. Ultimately our end goal is to sell every unit within our clients development and ensure they complete within the appropriate timescale.
What made you come away from residential estate agency and in to Land & New Homes on your return to work?
I started in the company as an Administrator and worked my way through to become a Senior Manager, which has enabled me to gain a vast amount of experience within the industry.
Land and New Homes has seen major growth over the last two years within Maitlands so it is incredibly exciting to be at the start of this journey. With the South West seeing a huge growth in new homes, the activity has been non-stop, so having the opportunity to be part of something new and face new challenges is perfect for me.
What is happening in the land and new homes market in Devon & Cornwall?
There is a huge appetite for land throughout the area with a vast amount of our time being spent of researching planning applications to assist our clients on their search.
On the new homes side, Help to Buy is still a major incentive to assist buyers in obtaining their next new home by giving them an extra “step-up” on the ladder. For land and new homes in the South West, the future is looking bright, so we are pleased to be at the forefront of these exciting times.
How would you advise any landowners looking for opportunities further afield?
I would welcome anyone to “come and talk to me”. Being part of the Land & New Homes Network connects us with the leading independent agents who share our values and professional approach. At the same time we have connections with local, trusted architects, planners and other professionals which we can talk to- in pretty much every part of the UK.
If you’d like to learn more, just get in touch!
t: 01752 897900