Celebrating our Independence by Heather Hilder on July 3, 2019 “Independence” Celebrating Independence On 4 July each year Americans go to town on celebrating their national pride on Independence Day. Here at Callaways, we’re no strangers to celebrating independence ourselves! Independence is a wonderful thing – whatever your views on Brexit/Trump etc! As independent estate and letting agents we experience daily what it is to be free of the constraints of corporate governance, but we have our own. Of course, we still do the number crunching, management reports and toeing the ‘party’ line, summits, meetings etc. The only people we have to report back to are the most important of all – our customers! Being independent means that we can adapt and respond to changes in the market without having to run it past a committee. Speed of response is essential in these changing times. If a property needs a marketing boost, we give it one! Independence also means that the directors are personally involved in the business. After all – it’s our future and my name, Heather Hilder-Darling, is above the door. We make a point of ensuring that those values we cherish personally are instilled across the business as a whole. We tend to work very much in partnership with our clients and are sometimes quite selective as to which properties we accept onto our books. None of this would be as easy if we were a PLC. Independent People Most important of all is our people. We are a strong and committed team where individual strengths are immediately appreciated and rewarded. Their great team spirit and professionalism combine with a sense of fun, enabling them to focus on helping people move (rather than selling ancillary services), allowing us to provide an enjoyable and efficient service to our clients, of which I am very proud. So for truly accountable service call us for a chat about your property needs today on 01273 735237 or firstname.lastname@example.org? Happy Independence Day!