[B]Under Offer, Estate Agents on the Job[/B] About to hit the screens.

[I]A quote from the Radio Times:[/I]

It would have been easy to make this series a lot less kind. A different production company or a different channel might have gone for the jugular and made the world of estate agents look naff – it wouldn’t be hard to play to our preconceptions of divs in tight suits making a fast buck.

But Under Offer is more interesting than that. Take Exeter estate agent Lewis: “I’m like a David Brent-esque manager,” he announces. We see him in his car shrieking along to a Muse song, trying a bit too hard to bond with his underlings, and debating whether to call his new son Finlay or Finley – or maybe Stryder? And yet in the end he’s likeable, and his efforts make a real difference to a young mum moving house.

So, because the series empathises with its characters, rather than stitching them up, we care. Well, you may find you care rather less for Mayfair-based Gary, who comes across as a grandiose creep – but he’s documentary gold.

[B]About this programme[/B]

1/6. New series. Documentary offering an insight into the UK’s varied property market, following estate agents around the nation as they go about their daily work. Gary Hersham is in charge of selling a £39million town house complete with eight bathrooms, private gym and cinema in Mayfair, west London, while it’s a very different world for Lynne Blaney in Spennymoor, Co Durham, where houses can start at auction for £1. In Exeter, novice agent Lewis Rossiter is trying to balance the needs of his pregnant wife with a demanding client, and veteran Dave Simms deals with two couples competing for the same Birmingham bungalow.

Francis Marshall says, “What will be really interesting for the British viewing public will be their ability to see how they judge these agents on screen and then compare them with their allAgents ranking. My bet is that the the public perception will match the allAgents ranking which will further enhance the reason why every agent should care about what their customers think about them and make sure that customer service is the number one priority”.

Francis Marshall FNAEA
Managing Director
[URL=”http://www.bradleys-estate-agents.co.uk/”]Bradleys Group[/URL]