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When is the right time to lead? Andrew Cocks

“It's important the industry deal with the fact that businesses either have scale and critical mass, or they need to be light on their feet and agile...” - Andrew Cocks

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As the owner of Richardson &Wrench, Andrew Cocks is a straight shooter who believes in empowering the business owners and agents within his brand.

Since becoming executive director of the group 2009, and then owner in 2016, he has undertaken a full rebrand of the franchise and implemented a suite of tools to support agents looking to go into business themselves.

In this episode of the Elevate podcast, Andrew shares his insight into what to do when you are ready to step into your own business, advice for leaders helping their people to take the step up, and the lessons he’s learned in a lengthy business career.

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In this podcast, Samantha and Andrew also discuss:

  • Where the market is now and where it’s headed
  • How Andrew went from a career in the army to owning a real estate brand (by way of tourism and hospitality)
  • The thinking behind the rebrand of Richardson & Wrench
  • When and how to provide the right support to agents at the right time
  • The nine fundamentals of real estate, and why no business leader can be a master of all domains
  • How to simplify the business start-up process
  • The three biggest lessons Andrew has learned in his business career and why they’re important to everyone
  • Top tips for productivity
  • And so much more…

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Cassandra Charlesworth

Cassandra Charlesworth is a features writer for Elite Agent Magazine with over 15 years’ journalism experience in metropolitan and regional newsrooms. She has a specialist interest in real estate, tech disruption and a good old-fashioned “yarn”.