One of the largest real estate companies in the UAE is back in Manchester this month in the search for the next “superstars” to join its team.
And you don’t even need any experience to get started.
Following the success of its last two recruitment events back in March, tech-driven real estate agency Allsopp & Allsopp – which was founded in 2008 in Dubai, and has since gone from strength to strength to develop into one of the best real estate companies the country has to offer – is paying another visit to our city later this month to encourage Mancs to “follow the millionaires” who have already moved to Dubai to sell luxury homes with no prior experience.
Allsopp & Allsopp puts its success down to “a lot of hard work”, and now the company wants more people with “an entrepreneurial mindset” to help them continue that success.
“We’re looking for that person who is questioning how they take the next step financially in their career, that person who is tired of having capped income at in their current workplace, and that person who wants to enjoy serious wealth growth,” says co-founder and CEO Lewis Allsopp.
“Ultimately, we’re looking for serial winners,” he added.
Well, not only has the UAE been rated the most favourable destination for millionaire migration in 2022, according to the latest Henley Global Citizens Report, but Lewis Allsopp also says the Dubai property market is “like nowhere else in the world at the moment” and “has made many people wealthy over the last few years”.
“It’s now the number one destination for real estate in the world,” he explained.
“Dubai is the place to be with its outlooks and ambitious plans and tax free earnings, and the country creates endless opportunities for investors and expats.”
Do I really not need any experience?
“We have hired many people from an array of backgrounds,” Lewis revealed.
“Estate agency being one, but also plumbers, car sales executives, painters and decorators, supermarket managers, and many more.
“We are looking for people with ambition and a hunger to make money. The job is not easy and hard work is definitely required but if you want it enough, you can change your life and your lifestyle significantly.
“What we have realised over the years, is that experience doesn’t make you successful, but a serious drive and passion to make money – I’m looking for personality over a paper CV.”
What does the job actually involve?
Ultimately, Lewis admits that the job of a real estate agent in Dubai is “not for the faint hearted”.
“You have to work hard at all hours of the day to make it worthwhile, and there are days where you will feel defeated, but the good days are so good that the bad days don’t seem so bad.
“The hours are long, but the rewards for those who are successful are life changing.”
How much can you realistically earn?
When it comes to the topic of money, which is often one of the biggest questions the company gets, Lewis revealed that some of the top earners in Allsopp & Allsopp originally came from salaried jobs in the UK where they took home no more than £50,000 each year, and they now earn more than £1,000,000 – with the average agent taking home £500,000 annually.
He says it “shows earning this amount of money can be done”.
“The average basic house is £500,000, we charge 4% to facilitate the sale, each sale is £20,000 to the company and the agent gets a 50% split, so if you sell three houses a month, you make £30,000 tax free,” he added.
Lewis admits that he is “fully aware that it can come across crass to talk about how much money you earn”, but said that if he was sitting at his desk thinking to himself that he deserves more and could make a million pounds in a year tax free, then “I would be reaching out to that company”.
“We don’t guarantee anyone will make that money, but Dubai and Allsopp & Allsopp certainly offer the opportunity to,” he assured people.
What is it like to work for Allsopp & Allsopp?
The Allsopp & Allsopp offices are said to be “vibrant and full of energy”, with a DJ stand and barista to keep you fueled through the rollercoaster days of being a real estate agent.
Lewis revealed that the working environment they have created mirrors the energy and positivity that’s needed to excel in the role, not just as a real estate agent, but in all aspects of the business that the Allsopp & Allsopp Group stands for.
The company has its own onboarding team with a proven track record of success in the market – as well as producing multiple millionaires – and their role is to provide new recruits with an extensive training programme that gets them kitted-out with all the tools that are needed to start making money.
How can I get involved?
If you think the role of a real estate agent in Dubai is something you’d like to explore, or you’re just curious to find out more information, then Allsopp & Allsopp is hosting recruitment event at The Edwardian Manchester hotel on Thursday 18 August from 6pm, and Friday 19 August from 3pm.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, share experiences, and hear case studies of people on the ground working in Dubai for the Allsopp & Allsopp Group.
“We see huge value in the events, and we’re proud to be visiting Manchester to see what talent we can attract,” Lewis concludes.
You can register to attend the events on the Allsopp & Allsopp website here.
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Kendal Calling 2023 line-up released with headliners including Blossoms, Royal Blood, Kasabian and Nile Rodgers & Chic
Kendal Calling has announced the line-up for its 2023 festival, featuring massive headline performances from the likes of Blossoms, Royal Blood, Kasabian and Nile Rodgers & Chic.
The beautiful festival takes place in the heart of the Lake District each July, at Lowther Deer Park.
More than 100 incredible acts have been announced today ahead of tickets going on sale later this week.
This year, the festival will welcome huge artists including Kaiser Chiefs, The Lathums, Example, Frank Turner, Circa Waves and Happy Mondays, who will open the show on Saturday.
Kendal Calling’s 2023 bill features some of the biggest names in pop history, like Rick Astley, Melanie C, and Natalia Imbruglia, plus dance music heavyweights like Annie Mac, Mike Skinner and DJ Yoda as part of Glow by Kendal Calling.
The festival is famed for providing one of the UK’s biggest line-ups in arguably the most beautiful setting, with something geared towards festival-goers of all ages.
This year’s Kendal Calling will take place between 27 and 30 July 2023, with pre-sale tickets going live on Friday 27 January – you can sign up for pre-sale here.
Kasabian will headline the beloved music event this summer, with frontman Serge Pizzorno performing their big hits like Fire, Club Foot and You’re in Love with a Psycho.
Royal Blood will make their Kendal Calling debut – the Mercury Prize-nominated duo are widely considered one of the best live acts it the world and have previously supported Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys and Iggy Pop.
Local lads Blossoms, originally from Stockport, will be pulling the crowds to the main stage with their brilliant indie back catalogue, including songs Charlemagne and Your Girlfriend.
Nile Rodgers & CHIC will return to the Kendal Calling stage this summer too. Rodgers is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a multiple Grammy Award winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist – quite a CV.
The group are behind Le Freak, the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records, as well as working with Madonna, Sister Sledge, Dianna Ross and David Bowie on their biggest songs.
Nile Rodgers said: “The last time we played Kendall Calling was epic and one of my favourite shows ever. We are excited to be back this year for more good times!”
Representing the noughties indie scene will be Kaiser Chiefs, Wigan’s own The Lathums, and Circa Waves.
Pop star Example, famed for his energetic stage presence, is on this year’s line-up, as is the legendary Rick Astley, along with folk-punk favourite Frank Turner.
Beyond the live music scene, one of the biggest podcasts in the UK JaackMaate’s Happy Hour Live will have their first-ever festival booking at Kendal Calling.
You can see the full Kendal Calling 2023 line-up poster below
Kendal Calling’s luxury boutique camping village The Deer Lodge will be back, with free parking, clean enviro loos, hot showers, phone charging and its own food and drink stall.
There’s also The Frontier, with Live-In Vehicle options.
Festival Co-Founders Andy Smith and Ben Robinson said: “After an absolutely stunning festival last year, we cannot wait to get back in those fields!
“With Kasabian, Royal Blood, Blossoms, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley, Annie Mac – the line-up is looking absolutely stacked. All we need now is a bit of sun and we’ve got the perfect weekend!”
Kendal Calling 2023 pre-sale will start from 10am on Friday 27 January, with general sale from 10am on Saturday 28 January.
90s Baby Pop announces HUGE nostalgic line-up including Blue, Peter Andre and Five
It’ll be a huge night of nostalgia at the AO Arena when 90s Baby Pop brings together some of the biggest names in pop music that defined an era.
The gig, taking place this October, will celebrate the biggest and best acts from the decade.
With more than 20 acts on the line-up, there’ll be boy bands and solo artists, chart-topping legends and house music icons.
The line-up announced today reveals headline performances from the likes of Blue, Peter Andre, and Five, to name a few.
Also joining the 90s Baby Pop party will be Right Said Fred, Jamelia, Samantha Mumba, Louise, Culture Beat, Ultra Nate, Snap!, Sonique and loads more.
Some of the most famous names from the 90s complete the bill, including Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud, Haddaway, Boyzlife, Rednex, Kosheen, Baby D, Lolly, Blazin Squad, Sweet Female Attitude, Livin Joy and more.
The AO Arena will be lit up with showers of confetti and glitter, flashes of SFX productions, and a whole host of legendary 90s musicians.
90s Baby said: “Whether you lived these the first time round or are keen to know why it was such a special time in music, there is no better way to experience them than at this biggest and best 90s Baby event yet.”
90s Baby Pop will take place at the AO Arena on Saturday 28 October 2023.