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27 September 2017

Chartered surveyor launches ‘alternative’ estate agency


Chartered surveyor, Ursula Mayers, has established Mayers Real Estate, the newest real estate agency in Northern Ireland. The agency is located in Wellington Park, south Belfast.

The business is an ‘alternative model’ in the property sector as it does not feature a retail front and works as a consultancy online, Ms Mayers explained.

“I reached a point in my career where I wanted to drive forward my own brand, my own style and one-to-one service that would allow my clients to have a good robust experience from someone who watches and understands the market,” she added.

“The beauty of Mayers Real Estate operating in the digital sphere is it’s a 24/7 model that allows fees to remain competitive.”

The services offered by Mayers Real Estate include personal servicing, residential sales, surveying and advising on commercial opportunities.

Mayers has over 10 years’ experience in strategic planning, asset management, residential selling and managing commercial schemes in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain, where she has worked for some of the top agencies in the business.

Ms Mayers highlighted that she will directly deal with all vendors and sellers and plans to build her team as the business develops.

“Although we’re operating in one of the most unprecedented periods of austerity that our industry has experienced, I believe it’s a really exciting time for the property sector,” she said.

“It’s the right time for me to leave behind employment and embark on self-employment, raising the bar for the industry now as an independent practitioner.

“I’m committed to driving results for vendors and purchasers based on exceeding any expectations they might currently have in relation to their property journey at extremely competitive rates.”

Ms Mayers began her own agency just as she had been shortlisted for this year’s RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Awards in London.

Ms Mayers is the only female from Northern Ireland to be shortlisted for the event which will be hosted by the global governing body for the sector.

“I feel very privileged to be the only female from Northern Ireland named as a finalist … in a year when the RICS is appealing for more females to consider a career in the land, property and construction sectors,” expressed the chartered surveyor.

“I have been juggling my career with motherhood for the past six years and I love the challenge and variety to my performance and career development that each new property listing brings.”

“There are a lot of challenges ahead, including Brexit.

“There are so many things going on in the market that have presented challenges to buyers and sellers and I want to be a part of supporting people through this uncertainty,” Ms Mayers added

“We need to keep a positive attitude about the direction the market is going,”

The Young Surveyor of the Year Awards will be held in London in November.

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