After sitting her down and plying her with coffee this morning we had a chat with Emma Rickitt, co-founder and Director of Rickitt Partnership, to find out a bit more about her.
Emma Jane Rickitt
What made you get into estate agency?
Meeting Tim! Agency was something I had thought looked interesting in the past, but Tim’s wish to set up as an independent again was the catalyst to actually doing it. I had already left my previous job, so I naively offered to help when Tim opened the new business! I prepared myself by studying and sitting the NAEA and ARLA Level 3 Technical Award exams, and working with John and Tim means I can benefit from their experience.
What was your first job?
My first full time job was at English Heritage HQ in London. I worked in grant administration for archaeology which was really interesting, particularly when we got to go on site visits, and also extremely entertaining as there were a lot of eccentric characters working there at the time. It was a lovely place to work and I have such fond memories of it.
What is the best part of your job?
Meeting people and getting to know them and their properties.
What is the worst part of your job?
Disappointing anyone. The other day I had to tell a gentleman that he could not view a property because the vendor only wanted people to view who were in a position to proceed. I want to keep everyone happy and of course that’s not always possible due to the nature of the business, but it still bothers me when I can’t.
If you were not an estate agent, what would your dream job be?
Describe Rickitt Partnership in 3 words
Prioritising great service.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to fall asleep immediately, like Ralph our pug.
After work what do you enjoy?
I like to go for a run when I have time, although I find I'm not as quick as I used to be! Getting a pizza and having a “take out and TV” evening with my son is one of my favourite things and I love reading.
3 things that define you
- Being a mum
- Having my nose in a book
Where are you happiest?
Swimming in the sea, preferably somewhere warm, with my family.
About the author
Danielle comes from a marketing and media background, with over 20 years experience in her field which includes tenures at a number of distinguished Cheshire-based magazines and marketing agencies. Danielle has responsibility for marketing at Rickit…
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