OnTheMarket has partnered with The Able Agent to provide agents with access to online training courses at discounted rates.
As part of the partnership, The Able Agent will deliver four free online “Inspiring Property Professionals” courses, which will be open to all OnTheMarket agents over the next 12 months.
Each course is targeted at agents at different stages of their careers.
The first free course, which would typically cost £199+VAT, is titled “Training for Business Growth” and aimed at agency staff with less than 18-24 months of experience, offering support on how to navigate a challenging market.
Beginning on 1 November, the course will train agents to spot business opportunities, become confident in prospecting and operate proactively to achieve success in a changing market.
The three-hour course is comprised of 16 lessons, guiding agents on registering buyers and tenants to their mailing lists, to cross-selling mortgages and prospecting their databases.
Participants will have two months to complete the modules, supported by regular catch-ups with The Able Agent team along the way. In addition, business owners will be able to keep track of their nominees’ progress too.
Julie Emmerson, head of agent commercial partnerships at OnTheMarket, said: “We’re always looking for ways to add value to our agents’ memberships and our latest partnership with The Able Agent allows us to do just that.
“Through the upcoming courses, our agents will be able to upskill and sharpen multiple areas of their businesses as the market continues to change.
“Typically, as we move to year-end many agents find themselves reviewing different parts of their businesses and reflecting on which areas might need strengthening. With the first course beginning on 1 November, the programme is starting at a great time for our agents to be able to improve the key basic skills of their newest branch staff and prepare for what is usually a busy period in the New Year.”
Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell, director at The Able Agent, added: “Continually innovating, this is a strong move by OnTheMarket, and demonstrates a real commitment to their agency network.
“Now more than ever, agents need to do all they can to really stand out and differentiate themselves, and this training will help so many to do just that. This course absolutely meets market needs at the moment and is just a small selection of what Able Agent offers as a training resource. We’re very much looking forward to working with the OnTheMarket team and hope that these courses will be well received and the first of many we give OnTheMarket members access to.”
OnTheMarket agents can nominate appropriate branch staff to take part in the first free “Training for Business Growth” course until 28 October via the following link: https://expert.onthemarket.com/apps/able-agent