Fri 05 Jan 2018 View all news articles
At the tender age of 18 years, Karl Tatler entered the world of estate agency as a Trainee Surveyor. He quickly realised that, although qualifying as a surveyor five years later, that his true passion lay in helping people sell and buy properties. Between 1985 and 1997 Karl worked for two estate agents as he honed his skills, until the time came to take a giant leap of faith and go it alone.
On the 8th December 1997 we opened our door for business at 23 Pensby Road for the first time with a team of three people……and no properties! The motivation to ‘go it alone’ was inspired by Karl’s vision to embrace new emerging technology which would enable him to present properties in a way that had never been done before! Basic computer software, digital cameras, digital print, not to mention the internet had just become available for the first time.
We fully embraced all this exciting technology and were quickly recognised as a front runner in the industry for doing so. We were the first estate agent in the North West to have a property website showcasing all our properties with photographs of both the inside and outside of our properties. Our brochures were renowned because they contained colour photographs and floor plans right from the beginning. It is inconceivable that there are still agents 20 years on that still don’t produce floor plans for all their properties!
20 years on, we are as innovative as ever and still the market leader on the Wirral. We have steadily grown from three members of staff when we opened to over 60 and have offices covering the majority of the Wirral. However far from taking his foot off the pedal, Karl is a driven as ever with exciting plans to continue growing the company over the coming years.
“The company has been my life for the past twenty years and I view all my staff as members of a big family, many of whom have been with me for over 15 years and have shared the journey I’ve enjoyed so much. I too have loved watching my staff develop, many of whom started as negotiators and developed into very successful managers. I have a very clear vision of where the company is going over the next few years and I’m really excited for all of us and to be part of our next chapter.
Thank to everyone who has supported us over the past 20 years, many of whom we have sold for many times. We will continue to innovate and be obsessively focussed on the high standard of customer service we pride ourselves on.”
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