Sales and Lettings Assistant Vacancy

We are currently looking for a Sales and Lettings Assistant to join our team!

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join Fraser Lake. We are a local residential sales lettings agent currently based in Gateshead, near the Gateshead Quays. We manage in excess of 200 properties as well as working on a tenant find only basis for many landlords. The geographical area that we cover extends well beyond the Gateshead area and includes all different types of accommodation from Houses of multiple occupation to large detached properties.

The successful candidate will display the following skills and qualities:
  • Experience of property sales, lettings and block management preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

  • Ability to match customer needs to stock.

  • Knowledge of Rentman software preferred.

  • Ability to produce accurate and concise supporting documentation.

  • Keen to learn and to undertake professional qualifications.

  • Good general computer skills (a knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 would be beneficial)

  • Professional, trustworthy, friendly and polite attitude.

  • Consistent and methodical approach to clerical tasks.

  • Good numeracy skills.

  • Ability to co-ordinate diary appointments and commitments.

  • Flexible and a good team worker.

Duties would include:
  • Contacting and responding to customer enquiries.

  • Obtaining information on requirements and circumstance to match customer needs with properties available.

  • Booking appointments and managing diaries.

  • Active promotion of properties and the business.

  • Property viewings, evaluations and periodic inspections.

  • Building sound relationships with landlords and sellers.

  • Maintaining our window displays.

  • Prepare marketing material including property portal feeds.

  • Deal with both incoming and outgoing telephone calls and emails.

20 hours per week including a Saturday.

Please email your CV and covering letter over to to apply. We will be in touch with shortlisted candidates to arrange interview.

Property News 2016

In George Osborne's Autumn 2015 Financial Statement there were 2 changes which will affect Buy to Let investors.

First is the controversial 'Clause 24' of the Finance Bill in which the Government have introduced plans to prevent Landlords offsetting mortgage interest costs against rental profits before calculating tax. A group of private Landlords are currently raising funds to launch a Judicial review to overturn this Clause.

The second is the 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax increase. Anyone who buys an additional residential property, including all buy to let properties will be liable to pay an extra 3% SDLT from April 1st 2016.

Help to Buy Scheme 2016

The Government has launched a scheme for first time buyers to help take the first steps to buying your own home.

For further information click Help to Buy Scheme