Meet the team – Samantha-Marie Parsons

Our auction department has welcomed a new valuer to the team – Samantha-Marie Parsons. Samantha came to the property industry after a stint in retail working for Levi’s. From branch and residential sales manager in Leicestershire she has now moved over to auctions, joining the Sheldon Bosley Knight team as valuer. Welcome Samantha-Marie!

What is your Sheldon Bosley Knight job title and where are you based?

I am Sheldon Bosley Knight’s auction valuer for the north of our patch which covers Leicestershire and Warwickshire. I’m based in Oadby, Leicester.

What is your role and what does your job entail?

Every day is different, and that’s what I love about my job! I spend my days helping clients whose circumstances mean auction is the perfect route for a sale. These can vary from grand manor homes to retirement flats, agricultural land to derelict factories!

What did you do before joining Sheldon Bosley Knight?

I previously worked for a corporate estate agency as a branch manager and residential sales manager following maternity leave, looking after the Leicestershire branches for four years.

How did you get into the property industry?

After falling out of love with retail and working for Levi’s, I set my sights on something different which utilised my transferable skills and started working as a branch valuer for a large corporate estate agency. My time in the industry now totals over five years.

What attracted you to working for Sheldon Bosley Knight?

The company’s values and ethics centred around their teams and the wide variety of experiences my new role would entail.

What’s the best bit about your job?

Auction day! Knowing the moment the gavel falls, all the clients we’ve been able to help and advise in the run up to the auction now have a speedy and secure sale ahead, completing typically just 20 working days later.

What qualifications or training do you need to do this job?

I am currently studying to obtain Level 3 in auctioneering to further progress within the profession. It will also add to my client’s confidence so they know they are receiving a professional and informative level of service and advice.

What motivates you to work hard?

An exciting challenge and to ensure a positive experience and end result for my clients.

Who or what inspires you?

My family inspires me to do the best I can to enjoy life to the fullest.

What are your career goals?

In time I’d like to become an auctioneer and head of department.

What do you do when you are not at work?

As a new mum, my time outside work is mainly spent creating memories with my fiancé, my little boy and our dogs.

What is the best piece of career advice you have ever been given?

To venture outside my comfort zone often to embrace upskilling.