Five minutes with… John Watts (The 40 Year Edition) - 05/10/20

Earliest memory

I always remember putting leaflets through letter boxes announcing that we were opening a new office. I dropped the leaflets; which Dad wasn’t happy with – haha! I think I was about five or six-years-old.

Plans for the future

I would love it if my kids, my nephew or niece decided to join the family business. To have the next generation of the Watts family continuing Dad’s original legacy, would be great.

Career highlight

After 25 years of been an estate agent, there has been many. Perhaps one thing I was pleased about, was becoming the youngest President of the Bradford Estate Agents in 2005. I was asked to be President again in 2014.

What does the next 40 years look like? 

For it to be mandatory that all agents are qualified, licensed and continually monitored. There are far too many poor agents who give the rest if us a bad name. Also, I would like to see the housing process to be made smoother, quicker, with less abortive sales.