Property Expert Carl Hemming is the driving force behind ginger, the boutique-style Estate Agency that’s played a major role transforming the way homes are bought and sold throughout Balsall Common and surrounding areas:
“After buying and selling homes nationwide for two decades I’d seen an awful lot of what’s wrong with Estate Agency and wider property industry” explains Carl.
“Obviously, not all Estate Agents are the same and there’s plenty of good ones around, but I felt I could do something about raising standards in the market place. I wanted to shake things up a bit and I think Ginger has really captured people’s imaginations.”
Since launching Ginger at the beginning of 2016 with a modern approach tailored to the needs of today’s busy lifestyle, Carl’s innovative Estate Agency has coerced other agents into reviewing their marketing and customer service. Overall it’s helped make the local market place stronger.
Beyond his work, Carl is widely-known throughout Balsall Common as the face and voice of The Balsall Common Festival, the Balsall Common Lions community bonfire, both of which attract thousands of visitors each year. He also conducted a spell in local community radio, as a presenter at Balsall Radio (a station that’s currently off-air). Carl has also volunteered time and expertise supporting local schools through a variety of events and educational projects.
Carl moved to Balsall Common in 2008 and quickly immersed himself in community life, with a three-year stint as Chairman of Centre Stage, the local amateur dramatics group. His role as event MC for the Balsall Common Festival expanded dramatically in 2015, when he led the Party in the Park Team in putting together an impressive timetable of live entertainments across multiple stages and arenas, including a hugely successful Balsall Finds the Voice talent competition.
Carl’s interests also include musical theatre, where he enjoys performing with local societies, plus motorsport, where he happens to be an established racing driver, with a background in Formula Ford racing. Carl has rubbed shoulders with many of today’s Formula 1 drivers and is also a qualified driver coach.
That said, Carl’s main focus and full-time passion in life is his work in the residential property market, as he explains:
Carl Hemming the Property Expert – Carl’s Journey
“I started out in the property industry 20 years ago, joining our family business which was founded in 1970, buying and selling residential properties throughout the UK.”
“Working closely with homeowners was a key part of the role and I desperately wanted to make every home-moving journey as smooth, timely and hassle-free as possible. Building relationships, understanding personal circumstances and all the lifestyle reasons for moving home has been central to our success.”
“The decision to create Ginger was driven initially by customers telling me I should take my skills into Estate Agency. If I was going to do this though, I felt it must be all about setting some new benchmarks for the industry. The upshot of those early conversations was months of planning and lots of hard work creating an exciting business model. The end result was Ginger and we’re incredibly proud of everything the brand stands for.”
About Ginger Property
Ginger is a designer independent premium brand that’s on a mission to stand out from the crowd, putting customers in control, with a personal consultancy service supported by a unique suite of bespoke services, as Carl explains:
“We want to bring style and fun to the property industry mixing traditional values with a modern approach”.
“We created Ginger Property with the aim of transforming the home buying and selling journey, with a boutique style service tailored to the needs of today’s busy lifestyle. We have an online dashboard for customers and our phone lines are open 8am–10pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so our clients don’t have to adjust their work patterns to use our services.”
“For sellers, our mission is to sell to the right buyer, for the right price and show them how it’s done along the way, with as much or as little contact as they need, right through to their journey’s end.”
There is also a heavy emphasis on quality of service and providing clients with a stress-free journey:
“We’ve forged partnerships with highly-rated independent local businesses including financial advisors, solicitors, landscapers, interior designers, photographers, handymen and lifestyle experts, all with the aim of making every aspect of buying and selling a home as hassle-free as possible.”
The Ginger journey began on 5th February 2016 and the business operates throughout Balsall Common, Kenilworth, Knowle, Dorridge, Solihull and outlying areas.
If you would like to know more about selling your home with someone who cares about your personal needs call Carl at Ginger on 01676 533 585.
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