Today we are talking to Coalters’ very own Tiger Woods (or so he likes to think). Tom Helsby is one of our most recent DMS graduates and Trainee Sales Manager.
Let’s start with finding out a bit about yourself…
I am a Trainee Sales Manager here at Coalters. I currently live with my parents, twin sisters and labrador, Ted, in Harrogate; however I am in the process of renovating my first home with my girlfriend Milly. We’re looking to move in over the next couple of months after it has drained my savings!
And how did you end up at Coalters of all places?
I joined the company in June last year as I was attracted by the Developing Managers Scheme of which I’ve just graduated from. I have always wanted to work in the property industry after studying Property Law at University. The opportunities we have at Coalters to grow with the company are fantastic. I previously worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car for two years on their grad scheme, managing a couple of offices in Leeds.
What’s been your favourite thing about working here?
Definitely the people that I work with. I don’t have a bad word to say about anyone at Coalters as it feels more like a family here! Since joining the company I have made some great friends and enjoy coming to work everyday.
Is every day the same, or do you find yourself doing lots of different things?
My typical days starts off with a coffee! I certainly drink too much of it however I wouldn’t change it. We then have a team meeting in the morning where we get up to speed on the previous day’s business and where we stand in terms of targets. My day then becomes very varied and yeah, each day is different. Some days I am out on the road taking my clients to view properties or I am in the office generating business and dealing with the progression of my sales.
Do you have any stand out moments throughout your Coalters career?
I love the buzz of agreeing a sale especially when it goes for more than the asking price and the feeling that I have done my utmost for the vendor. Recently I negotiated a sale on a property that went for £12,500 over the asking price and giving the vendors that news was brilliant.
So aside from all the serious stuff, tell me about a funny moment from your time here…
We do have a laugh everyday at work, but one of the funniest moments I have had was at the Christmas Party. We all got a party bus from York to Leeds fully equipped with a karaoke machine. Cecil’s rendition of Tom Jones’ Delilah whilst dancing round the pole was fantastic!
We have to find out… Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what are they?
Although my time is taken with my house at the moment, when I have the time, I am a keen golfer. I play off a single figure handicap and have played in regional competitions since I was about 10.
If you weren’t doing this job, would you be doing that?
If I was good enough I would absolutely love to be a professional golfer earning millions of pounds and travelling the world! As that’s not the case, I will have to settle with my desk overlooking the River Ouse.
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