The Power of She: How to Build a Support Network in Estate Agency

Working in estate agency can be a lonely business and feel isolating at times.

Whether you’re attending industry events, participating in online forums or engaging in relevant groups, networking can have a real impact on your wellbeing and your professional growth.

Here’s what a supportive network can offer:

  • Support and Encouragement: Facing a tough situation? Your network provides a safe space to share concerns and receive advice from people who understand what you’re up against.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Tap into the experiences and expertise of others. Discover recommendations and best practices from fellow property professionals.
  • Confidence Boost: Feeling connected to a supportive community boosts your confidence and self-belief.
  • Career Opportunities: Your network can be a springboard for exciting advancements. From referrals to collaborations, strong connections can open doors to new possibilities.

How to Build a Support Network in Estate Agency

There is no one size fits all way to build a support network. Here are a few different approaches you can take:

  1. Attend Industry Events: Participate in conferences, webinars and local business gatherings. These events can be great opportunities to meet other professionals, share experiences and learn from industry leaders.
  2. Join Professional Associations: Become a member of professional organisations, such as Propertymark. They’ll give you access to valuable resources, networking events, and forums where you can connect with peers.
  3. Use Social Media: Join community groups and follow industry influencers. Engage with their content by commenting, sharing insight and participating in discussions.
  4. Find a Mentor: A mentor can provide guidance, share valuable insights, and help you navigate challenges. Look for mentor schemes within professional associations, such as Agents Together or reach out to experienced colleagues for advice.
  5. Create a Mastermind Group: Form a small group of like-minded professionals who meet regularly to discuss goals, challenges, and strategies. A mastermind group can provide accountability, support, and diverse perspectives.
  6. Offer Help and Support: Networking is a two-way street. Be proactive in offering your assistance and support to others. Share your expertise, provide referrals and celebrate the successes of your peers.
  7. Stay In Touch: Maintain regular contact with your network. Whether it’s through email, phone calls, or grabbing a coffee now and then, keeping in touch helps relationships stay strong and mutually beneficial.

Join our Women in Estate Agency Community

An environment where you’re surrounded by strong, inspiring women who champion your success isn’t just a dream for the Women in Estate Agency community…it’s the reality.

The WiEA community is open to all who share our passion for creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in our industry.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Become a Member: Join our WiEA Facebook group and connect with other inspiring women. We have over 3,700 members and we’re growing every day. This is a place to ask for advice, share your thoughts on industry topics and celebrate your wins.

Attend WiEA Events: We host an annual conference in March, as well as many regional events across the country throughout the year. You can come as a team or attend on your own, we always create a welcoming space.

Watch WiEA Webinars: Each month we host a webinar, exploring topics such as embracing your vulnerability, building an award-winning team and prioritising your safety at work. Take a look at our webinar page to see what’s coming up next and to watch back any previous webinars.

Need more convincing? Here are what some of our members love about our community:

“Support and mutual appreciation that I’ve never seen in the industry. Competitors generally tear each other down and bad mouth. Where we’ve proven we can operate above that and have a respectful relationship between businesses. Have so much respect and admiration for other businesses in my area and throughout the country!”

Sarah Conway, Managing Director at Conway Christie Estate Agency

“I love that it’s a safe place to observe, interact, advise and communicate with lots of like-minded ladies and I’ve met so many of you amazing women that I’d never have got the chance to do so if it weren’t for this group, the meet ups, the conference, you have all done wonders for my self-belief and confidence, it’s nice to feel I’m amongst friends.”

Linda Stringer, Director at Linda Stringer Individual Estate Agency

“Women in Agency is an amazing community that’s all about empowering women in every way possible. Diversity is celebrated, connections are made, and support is always available. It’s a group where women lift each other up, share great advice, and form friendships. Whether you need a mentor, want to network, or just want a safe space to be yourself, Women in Estate Agency is the place to be.”

Angi Cooney, Owner at C Residential.

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