Josh Webber – Lettings Negotiator at Davis Brown.
Hi Josh – what is your role at Davis Brown?
My main dealings at Davis Brown are predominately within the lettings department. From valuations to arranging & carrying out viewings, handling negotiations and obtaining references, to signing of the contracts – I do it all really. Having experience within the sales field as well, I assist my manager where required to ensure the smooth running of the residential department.
What does a typical day entail at DB? And what are you favourite and least favourite parts of the day?
There is no typical day! Once I’ve had a coffee or two, I’m usually running around London from viewings to meetings – by far being my favourite part of the day, as I get to see the true beauty of London as a city on a daily/weekly basis and its luxury homes. Alternatively, I can be in the office doing paperwork in order to get a pending deal over the line. It gives me the opportunity not to be stuck behind a desk all day, so the more I’m out and about, the better (as long as it’s not raining – which it usually is)!
What do you like best about working in Fitzrovia?
Fitzrovia is like a little village, everyone knows everyone! When popping out for lunch, being able to know both residence and workers in the area makes you feel at home, or how I like to say home away from home. It’s a beautifully quiet residential area filled with gorgeous bars, restaurants and café. And let’s not forget Fitzrovia Square in the summer, it turns into a sun bathing, lunch driven paradise between the hours of 12-2.
What is your favourite part of London, and why?
That’s a very difficult question! London is comprised of so many different micro markets each uniquely tailored and offering its own special features! Working all across the capital in my time and seeing so many different places it’s hard to choose – I guess that’s what makes London so special.
What is the most important thing you’ve learnt so far working at DB?
Working as a team, which in turn allows us to achieve the best results.
If you could be locked in a building overnight what would it be?
Buckingham Palace, although I don’t think I would get very far without security stopping me.