I often get asked what brought me to start the business. Here is the first ever business interview that will address that and a little bit more about me. Disrupts is a premier magazine dedicated to the London start-up scene and this article was published in their September 2015 issue.
Why did you start your business?
My father started out as an estate agent so ever since I can remember, I was interested in property. In my professional career, I found out that I was good at delivering results, but not so good at playing ‘the corporate game’. Over time, I became disillusioned and decided it was time to set up on my own.
How have you changed since you started?
I have always been very goal-driven. But since I’ve started to build my business, I’ve learned to be more mindful and enjoy the process of reaching a goal.
What has been the biggest surprise to you?
Not many people meet the profile that all landlords want: full-time professional. I’ve learned that people’s lives and backgrounds are very diverse.
If you had a magic wand to solve your biggest challenge at the moment – what would the solution be?
All my contractors will be ethical and show up at the time and date agreed.
If you could swap a day with someone else, who would it be and why?
My husband, because he’s a more relaxed person than me and sees the lighter side of life.
If you could change the world, what would you change?
I have been involved with the Alzheimer’s Disease International and Age UK for the last 18 years. If I could change the world, I would eradicate loneliness in old age.