Teamwork is vital in both business and sport. The England football team’s progress in the World Cup is a prime example of teamwork. Whilst every player has a high level of skill on their own account, it is only when they are all working together as a team that results can be achieved. The forwards need the support of each other to work the ball towards the goal while the goal keeper needs the defenders to foil the advances of the opposing team. (As you can see I only have a basic grasp of football!) Like football, estate agency is a team operation. Within an estate agency there are many highly skilled and experienced people. The public face of an estate agency are the valuers and listers visiting properties discussing values and preparing marketing packages and presentation, together with the sales people carrying out viewings and agreeing sales. Equally important are the office based staff dealing with the enquiries, keeping on top of the administration and the vital job of “sales progression” endeavouring to keep the agreed sales on track. Each element of the team is reliant upon the other. Without the property listings, an agency would have nothing to sell and without the support of dedicated sales progression staff there would be no one to keep a guiding hand on the agreed sales. At Eric Lloyd & Co, the whole team works in harmony in order to endeavour to achieve an owner’s goal of a sale or a buyer’s goal of a purchase. If you are looking to buy or sell, call the team at Eric Lloyd & Co on Brixham (01803) 852773 or Paignton (01803) 844466.