Meet the Team - Emma
What is your role at Deakin-White: Sales Progressor! I deal with all the sales once they have been agreed all the way through to completion.
What school did you attend: I attended three different schools in Dunstable - lower school was Beecroft, middle school was Brewers Hill and my upper school was Queensbury.
What got you into real estate: Ed Harrison - it was a chat with him on a night out and he asked me if I would like to come and work for him!
What is your job like day-to day like: It’s varied and interesting to go through each sale no two sales are the same. It can occasionally be stressful when trying to work towards everyone’s goals and personal situations. There is nothing better than the end result of getting somebody into their new home.
What are some tips for someone looking for a home: Make a list of your wants and needs and work from there. For example if you have children you may want a certain catchment area for a school; the number of bedrooms; and of course budget being a massive decider. You should always see a broker and work out exactly what you can afford.
Why are you in Dunstable: I have lived in Dunstable my whole life. It is where I grew up and where I have stayed. The majority of my family live here also.
Describe the town of Dunstable to someone who has never been there: A historic market Town which is hopefully going to see improvements with all the work that’s going on right now.
What is your house like:I live in a three-bedroom mid terraced house in a nice quiet area of Dunstable. I am currently planning a complete overhaul of the house after living there for six years. It is time for a move around and change.
Favorite comfort item in the house: Fluffy Blankets! Nothing like snuggling under a blanket on the sofa especially now that it’s getting colder. I always have a nice smelling candle burning too.
Did you know Ed Harrison before Deakin-White: Yes, we went to Queensbury upper school together and we also lived in the same street as teenagers literally six doors away from one another!
Describe working for Ed: It’s great, I love it! He has been very understanding in helping me have a career and also letting me spend time with my family, and helps me have a work life balance. It is also great fun, it’s like having another family whist being at work who all work well together to help everyone get sold and moved.
Tell us how you feel about the color purple: I love it, it has always been one of my favourite colors.
What do you do when you are not working: Spending time with my family and friends and catching up on all the stuff I haven’t managed to do in the week.
What are some of your hobbies: I do not have too much time between working and spending time with my family to think about hobbies. But I would love to learn how to snowboard and spend some more time doing floristry which I trained to do many years ago. I also love to read.
Favorite TV shows: Silent Witness, Killing Eve, Our Girl, anything that gets you gripped. I hate to admit it, but I love to watch EastEnders also.
Dog or cat: Cats as we always had them growing up, but I personally wouldn’t have either as there is nobody home all day and I don’t believe it’s fair.
What do you think about Brexit: To be honest, I do not really have a view on it, I don’t think anybody really knows what is going as yet and still lots of questions unanswered.
Favorite shop in town: Celebrations in Ashton Square - they do a vast range of different bits and pieces, and I love to have a nosey in there! I always end up buying something.
Favorite place to eat in town, or grab a drink: There is a couple of places I love - Grazianos which is Italian and Coconut Garden which is Thai. If I fancy a cocktail I would go to Ivory Lounge as they have a vast cocktail menu!