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Anthony Hesse

Anthony Hesse

Anthony Hesse established Property Personnel as a Specialist Recruitment Consultancy to the Estate Agency industry in August 1988. The company has been trading for longer than any of its competitors and Anthony is the most experienced specialist recruiter in this field. As well as running the business, he is still very much actively involved at the 'coal face'.

Private rental sector
17 February 2020

Today’s build-to-rent market »

The UK’s private rented sector is growing. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that over the last 10 years, the number of privately rented households has increased an impressive 63 percent.

But we still need more houses. In

Property career in London
10 February 2020

What you need to know about relocating to London for your property career »

Moving to the Capital to embark on a career in the property sector is an exciting prospect.

That said, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. There are many great reasons to relocate to London, but there are also a

how not to be an estate agent
20 December 2019

How NOT to be an estate agent »

For years, the image of the fast-talking, wheeler-dealing estate agent has haunted the UK property industry. As much of a caricature as the untrustworthy used car salesman or banker, estate agents have long-been tarred with a less than squeaky-clean reputation.


11 November 2019

How to ace a pre-screening telephone interview »

Inviting candidates in for an interview is a huge investment – both for the interviewer and the interviewee. On paper, you could be the most talented person in the world, with every skill the job role requires, but if you

Transferable Skills
4 November 2019

The top transferable skills that make a great estate agent »

Working as an estate agent, you’ll be responsible for everything from collecting information about a property to arranging viewings, advising clients on the best property for them, sharing insights about the local area, liaising with different parties to progress sales

Life as a recruitment consultant
21 October 2019

Behind the scenes at Property Personnel – Life as a Recruitment Consultant »

Having been with the company since 2011, Georgina Eastwood is an integral member of the Property Personnel team, and due to her continued success has deservedly progressed to Associate level. As a recruiter, no two days are the same for

How to combat staffing problems in the property industry
14 October 2019

How to combat staffing problems in the property industry »

As Property Personnel’s Managing Director, Anthony Hesse, says, “The estate agency industry is in a staffing dilemma”. The continuing uncertainty around Brexit, alongside its effect on the housing market, has led to mounting staffing difficulties within estate agency.

Many agencies are

Signs an employee is about to quit
9 September 2019

Staff retention: Signs an employee is about to quit »

While progressing in your career path almost always involves moving from one organisation to another, losing key staff is always a significant loss to a business. After all the hours investing in staff mentoring, training and nurturing, the last thing

Best time to look for a new job - calendar
3 September 2019

When is the best time to look for a new job? »

Looking for a new job can feel like a bit of a minefield – there are some great positions out there but, how do you get to them? How do you find them and ensure your application is seen by

10 May 2019

What does the estate agent career path look like? »

At Property Personnel, we want to help you find your perfect estate agent career. The property industry offers a plethora of fantastic roles, whether you’re starting out or have years of experience behind you.

Of course, you may not want to