Belfast estate agent Kirsty Finney has been appointed as a joint Executive for Northern Ireland of the National Association of Estate Agents [NAEA]. Ms. Finney, who is the Lettings Manager at Michael Chandler Estate Agents [MCEA], has been selected as the joint representative of the NAEA in Northern Ireland to endorse the highest of standards within residential sales and lettings across the province.
The NAEA is the UK’s leading professional body for estate agency, and prides itself on its sheer integrity. An NAEA-associated agent agrees to comply with the professional standards outlined by the National Federation of Property Professionals [NFoPP], which highlights the importance of high industry standards, and estate agents’ dedication to achieving such standards.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Finney said: “Throughout my career, I have sought to set the highest of standards for myself with regards to my own work and am delighted that this has been recognised by the NAEA in this way. My role as the NI-appointed executive for the NAEA will be to lead by example, and influence high standards and professionalism among the up and coming estate agents across Northern Ireland.
“I will be representing Northern Ireland at nationwide NAEA meetings, at which important industry issues and legislative changes will be discussed. I believe that important changes to the industry should be tailored to benefit estate agents in Northern Ireland as well as GB and I hope to influence such decisions from a Northern Ireland point of view.”
Michael Chandler, managing director at MCEA welcomed Ms. Finney’s appointment, saying: “I am thrilled for Kirsty, and wish her every success as she embarks on this new challenge in her career. This appointment is a huge credit to Kirsty, not only for her hard work at MCEA, but also the fantastic impact she has made in the past year as a member of the NAEA.
“At MCEA, we pride ourselves on providing expert local knowledge, and operating with absolute integrity to deliver reliable, trusted advice. We therefore see great synergies between our business and the NAEA and are delighted that a member of our team has been recognised with this honour.”
Commenting on the estate agency industry and how it will evolve, Ms. Finney said: “Like most businesses, estate agency has become increasingly digital-focused, with social media and a strong online presence becoming increasingly important. I believe estate agency will continue to evolve, eventually becoming a paper-less industry, which will ultimately help improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness of marketing properties.”