Jan Tudor has spent 25 years selling homes – and she is celebrating her achievement with a special award.
Jan, 56, from Furness Vale, is marking her Silver Jubilee year with the title of Redrow's ‘sales consultant of the year’ for Lancashire.
“And it's wonderful,” said Jan. “I am so pleased. It was a complete shock and surprise when I won and I just felt totally overwhelmed.
“I love my job. After all these years I still get a real buzz from it and, in truth, I just feel really proud.”
Jan won her title for her work at Sandy Lane, Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, on which there are now only three homes remaining.
“I was there for three years and I love seeing the transformation as the houses become homes. You see people walking their dogs, having babies and then you watch them grow...it's lovely to think you have had a helping hand in that, you've played a part.”
Jan, who has been with Redrow for four years has now moved to Dukes Manor, Walkden, which has a range of three and four-bedroom family homes from the award-winning housebuilder's stunning Heritage Collection. And she is revelling in her new challenge.
“I moved here in October when the first show homes were open and we already had a few sales away. It's really popular and we are very busy, not surprisingly as it's a beautiful development and the perfect location, close to Manchester city centre and the motorways.
“The first owners moved in just before Christmas so, again, you see it all coming together; and then there are new people who are so excited about moving in to their amazing new homes.”
She added: “Having been in the business for so many years I have seen a lot of changes, from the boom in 2003-4 to the crash in about 2008. But I'm delighted to say the housing market has really picked up and is buoyant once more, thanks to schemes like the Government backed Help to Buy, which makes getting onto the property ladder seem possible again.
“I have seen so many changes in house styles too and, in particular, the soaring standard and sophistication of homes now. There is so much more available.”
Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), said: “Jan has honed her craft. She is such a positive person who always has a smile on her face, and her customer service is second to none.
“With her depth of experience Jan is able to help buyers choose the right home for them, and personalise it with all the Redrow upgrades to transform it, as she says, from a house into a home.
“The pride she has in what she does is outstanding – and it shows in her results and in the satisfaction of our home owners.”
For more information on Dukes Manor, in Hilton Lane, Walkden, call 0161 425 3096 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/dukesmanor. Alternatively visit the sales centre which is open 10am-5.30pm every day, except Friday from 12.30pm.
For details on the remaining three homes at Sandy Lane, Buckshaw Village, call 01722 930434 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/sandy
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and five consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk