What makes a great Sales Consultant?

We asked experienced Sales Consultant, Karen, what makes working for Thakeham so rewarding.

Some people may find it a little daunting to walk into a Showhome or a Marketing Suite so their first impression is important. Experienced Sales Consultant, Karen, is therefore keen to put all visitors at ease immediately with a friendly smile and conversation.

“It’s so important to spend time with people and build a rapport because if they are relaxed and they like the houses, then they will happily come back to revisit and then reserve their chosen home with us.”

Karen is currently selling the prestigious new homes at The Millrose, Thakeham’s attractive development in Burgess Hill.

“Thakeham build to a high quality which makes the homes a pleasure to sell. The construction team take a real pride in their work which is so important as a property is the biggest investment people make.

One of the best parts of my role is in helping to create communities as people move in, it makes it very satisfying when I see people making new friends with neighbours. All our purchasers send me cards and I really treasure them.”

Karen was born and brought up in Newcastle upon Tyne before working on the airlines as cabin crew, initially in Newcastle and then flying from Gatwick which prompted her to move to Sussex.

After having children she took a sales job at the airport until she was asked to crew for a private jet company. The company relocated so Karen decided to change tack and when a friend suggested selling new homes, she jumped at the chance.

“To work for a company with integrity is very important for me, we build high quality homes designed to create an attractive street scene and for people to enjoy for many years to come. 

Each day is different and you get to meet so many different people coming in to our Marketing Suites, all such different characters.” 

“The best part the job is of course the moment when someone has found just the right home for them and I love seeing the excitement on people’s faces as they move in to their new home, that’s really what makes my job so worthwhile.”

At Thakeham, we are proud of the new communities we create and the new homes that we build. Renowned for premium quality homes enhanced by superior specifications, we are committed to securing a legacy for future generations through properties of elegance and character.

A commitment to quality that can be seen in the unique designs of each house using carefully chosen materials and finishes, that reflect the characteristics of the locality.

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