Published: 03/09/2023 By Allan Fuller
I set up my own business in 1983. However, my career in property went back considerably longer having started work in an estate agent’s office when I left school at 17. My role was defined as being an office Boy. Hardly a grand title, and in these times of equality not permissible now!
Property details that I printed were typed by the secretary on a manual typewriter producing a master stencil that was put onto a drum of a ‘Roneo’ wet printing machine, chances of getting the ink on hands and clothes was considerable.
There were about 6 offices in the company, and each week a list containing information on every property for sale was printed and sent to all the people we had listed looking to buy. The internet thankfully changed everything, saved dry cleaning bills and forests of trees.
Needless to say, I soon moved on to my first job as a negotiator, and that, as they say, is a whole other story.