UK Enterprise Awards 2021

136 | UK Enterprise Awards 2021 Apr21354 Most Trusted Estate Agents 2021 - West Midlands & Excellence Award for Crisis-Time Business Resilience 2021 Founded in 1991, John Shepherd has established an outstanding reputation for providing expert honest advice and excellent customer service to buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords across the West Midlands. Following success at the UK Enterprise Awards 2021, we got in touch with Katie Ridley to find out more. With an innovative approach to property sales, lettings and management, John Shepherd is widely considered one of the West Midlands’ leading agencies. To start, Katie Ridley of John Shepherd provides a brief overview of the firm and offers more insight into some of its values. “Operating for over 30 years, we offer a full range of associated services to facilitate an easier property move. When discussing new homes, we provide the latest industry information, advice and guidance to developers, housing associations, house builders, registered social landlords, receivers, and banks. When it comes to renting out a property, our let-only service allows landlords who have the knowledge, time, and resources to manage their property themselves. On the investment side, our widely popular no-deposit option is designed to allow you to let your properties as quickly and securely as possible whilst protecting your investment. “As a business everything we do is based on trust and integrity,” Katie continues. “By treating everyone individually, we are able to offer bespoke advice which in turn helps us to build long-term relationships with our clients”. Competition remains an ongoing challenge for the firm however, as Katie goes on to explain, an innovative approach to its marketing efforts has enabled the firm to stand out from the crowd. “Showcasing properties through creative and engaging marketing ensures that your property attracts attention. Stunning property photography combined with targeted marketing campaigns puts properties firmly in the spotlight. Naturally then, here at John Shepherd, we adopt a contemporary and creative approach to ensure your home gets the attention it deserves, turning those likes and shares into enquiries. From instant feedback to sales progression and press advertising on the UK’s #1 property portal, Rightmove, we ensure your property stands out from the crowd”. With significant experience behind them, employees at John Shepherd continue to play a pivotal role in the firm’s success, as Katie explains. “Dedicated to achieving the very best for your property, our experienced team can offer useful, up to date advice thanks to their understanding of the property market. With the support of comprehensive local market information, we guarantee you will receive a tailored service to match whatever desires or needs you have for your property. In addition, our team of rural consultants know the ins and outs of purchasing, investing and even operating in rural property. From farms to sprawling country manors, their expertise in selling stunning homes in rural locations is second to none”. Finally, Katie discusses the firm’s future prospects as we look ahead to the remainder of 2021 and beyond. “Moving forward, our main goal is to maintain our position at the forefront of the industry whilst investing further in our marketing solutions. Despite the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the last 12 months has been a very busy period and we are hopeful this will continue”. Company: John Shepherd Contact: Katie Ridley Email: Web: Address: 6/8 Drury Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3BD Phone: 0121 703 1850