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Experienced Sales Executive comes home to Elan

COLLETTE Lord feels at home in her new role selling homes at Aigburth Grange in South Liverpool having returned to work with niche developer Elan Homes.

Following 15 years as an airline industry employee, Collette has worked in the housing industry for more than a decade.

“I made a career change in January 2004, initially working for a selling agent acting for a company specialising in urban regeneration for two years. I then joined David Wilson Homes before joining Elan in January, 2008 selling executive apartments at Riverside at the Racecourse in  Chester and selling executive family homes in North Wales,” Collette says.

After gaining further experience working for a PLC developer she has returned to Elan Homes and is now based at their Aigburth Grange in South Liverpool.

“When I came into the industry the property market was changing and subsequently it was more challenging and aspects of the role of a sales executive changed. I achieved my sales targets and was fortunate to be able to maintain my employment with Elan Homes during the recession.  I excelled in my role during this period gaining experience in a negative market,” Collette explains.

“Elan is a great company to work for and now that the market conditions have improved it’s much busier and there’s a good momentum of interest from potential purchasers. The challenge now is more about managing people’s expectations and the level of demand rather than trying to attract buyers with incentives.”

She says: “It helps to be able to share my professional experience with buyers to be able to create a positive customer journey through good customer care.

“A lot of customers are living in older properties and have big energy bills and maintenance costs and now recognise the benefits that new build homes give.  New Homes are the way forward as they’re much more energy efficient and create a blank canvas for clients.”

Located off Aigburth Road, Aigburth Grange, offers a selection of two, three and four-bedroom properties with a four-bedroom Sheldon style show home and three-bedroom semi-detached Glossop view home now open to inspire buyers.

Current prices start from £244,995 for a three-bedroom Glossop or £195,996 with Help to Buy.

The lower prices includes a customer deposit of £12,250 (5%), plus a mortgage for £183,746 (75%). The remaining £48,999 (20%) is covered by an equity loan from the Government, which is interest free for five years.

The Glossop features a spacious combined lounge/ diner with direct access to the rear garden via French doors. The well equipped kitchen is at the front of the property, with a cloakroom completing the ground floor.

Upstairs, there are two generous bedrooms, a third that would make an ideal nursery or study, plus the family bathroom.

Just three miles from the city centre, near to the green open spaces of Sefton Park and with two primary schools on the doorstep, plus a fantastic selection of secondary schools in the surrounding area, Aigburth Grange is the perfect place to settle down and raise a family.

For more information, visit Aigburth Grange, open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm. Alternatively, see www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/aigburth-grange or call 0845 250 8677.