One of the largest real estate companies in the UAE is currently recruiting people from Greater Manchester to sell homes in Dubai.
And you don’t even need any experience to get started.
Tech-driven real estate agency Allsopp & Allsopp 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.
The reason for Allsopp & Allsopp’s continued success has admittedly been put down to “a lot of hard work”, according to CEO Lewis Allsopp, who says he is looking for “serial winners with a competitive edge” that are comfortable being in front of the camera, and most importantly, have “a willingness to learn”.
This is why the company is heading to Manchester city centre next week to see if they can find the next “superstars” to join the team.
“When you see Dubai, probably whilst scrolling through influencer profiles on social media, you may see it as a playground for those with an endless supply of money,” explained Allsopp & Allsopp co-founder, Lewis Allsopp.
“Sure, it has an element of luxury and attracts the rich and famous, but Dubai is also home to many motivated and opportunistic expats looking for a change from their ‘normal’ 9-5 jobs – this was me 15 years ago when I moved to Dubai in 2006 at the age of 21 and slept on my friend’s sofa for a few weeks until I made enough money to start renting a room and the rest was history.
“The real estate market is booming, and we are looking for the next superstars who want to change their life.
“The Allsopp & Allsopp Group is an innovative, forward-thinking company, and we are always one step ahead.”
Why is Allsopp & Allsopp looking for Mancs?
Allsopp & Allsopp is heading towards the next phase of its development.
The company is in an exciting growth phase, having recently opened a brand-new, high tech office to house the next up-and-coming real estate stars, and now needs a strong team to ensure they can continue to invest more money in tech, lead generation, marketing, and not just remain “at the top of the game”, but also “lead the game”.
Is it really for people with no 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 as what we have realised over the years, is that experience doesn’t make you successful, but a serious drive and passion to make money definitely will.”
What does the job actually involve, and how much can you earn?
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.”
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”.
Lewis continued: “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.”
What is the working environment like?
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.
“It would sound bullish to say we know what we’re doing when it comes to being successful and making money, but we do,” Lewis said.
How can I get involved?
If you think the role of a real estate agent in Dubai may be something you’d like to explore, or you’re just curious to find out more information, then Allsopp & Allsopp is hosting a recruitment event at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester city centre next week on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March from 5pm to 9pm.
At the event, not only will people have an opportunity to learn, ask questions, share experiences, and hear case studies of people on the ground working in Dubai for the Allsopp & Allsopp Group, but the team also finds the experience just as valuable as the attendees, as they get to spend more time with an individual than they would if they were interviewing via video call.
“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 event on the Allsopp & Allsopp website here.
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Manchester bar Banyan is serving martini trees, pigs in blankets and cocktail baubles this Christmas
Cocktails in a bauble – have we got your attention now? Because Banyan is pulling out all the stops for us in Manchester this Christmas.
The gorgeous bar brand, which has sites in both Spinningfields and at the Corn Exchange, is delivery festive cheer like never before, with an amazing selection of offers.
First, let’s talk cocktails.
Banyan is already known and loved for its wide selection of boozy concoctions, with 2-for-1 deals aplenty with seemingly endless sweet, sour and fresh to choose from. But now, there’s a whole host of new festive specials to take full advantage of to add to the list.
We’re talking Orange Espresso Martini served by the tree and Bauble Trays full of exciting gin combinations served inside its namesake- both are ideal for sharing this winter.
If you’re looking for a bottomless option, there’s also plenty of scope to taste test the best of Banyan with free-flowing fizz this Christmas. The festive bottomless brunch menu serves up a combination of unlimited Prosecco, Bloody Mary cocktails, Aperol Spritz, Orange Blush Spritz, pints of Coors- and the limited edition Berry Crumble Spritz.
All this booze certainly needs some delicious foodie options to soak it all up, and there’s a mouthwatering festive feast that’ll trump your mum’s turkey dinner any day.
Served to a minimum of eight people at a time, take on a selection of Banyan classics like the Bang Bang chicken skewers and mini versions of the gourmet burgers, or stay true to the seasons with generous helpings of pigs in blankets, all served as a buffet-style dinner. This one’s perfect for Christmas office lunches, festive gatherings with friends or even just a wintry weekend get together with the family.
Naturally, those looking for a feast with their nearest and dearest might want an added level of privacy for a game or to disclose Secret Santa gifts, so Banyan is offering a range of private dining experiences in addition to all of these fantastic food and drink options.
If you love to celebrate the changing of the seasons with a carefully curated menu of festive flavours like brie, bacon or a good old fashioned Christmas pud, there’s also a host of treats awaiting at any of the Banyan restaurants.
Tis the season to make the most of porcini mushroom arancini oozing with cheese and roasted cod with creamy lobster sauce, and there’s plenty to go around. Banyan burgers have also had a festive makeover with a limited edition Christmas burger with all the trimmings, and you can grab one no matter whether you’re a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan- there’s even a meat-free Festive Beyond Burger with a plant-based ‘pig’ in blanket on the menu.
To book your next visit to Manchester’s worst kept Christmas secret, visit the Banyan Bar website.
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Christmas burgers, Golden Boot cocktails and beer by the keg – celebrate the footy and the festive season at BOX
Since BOX opened on Deansgate last year, it’s become one of the most popular places in town, both for watching the sport and for dancing the night away.
With a proper festive season ahead (not a lockdown in sight, we hope) and a World Cup happening at the same time, it’s set to be a sillier season than ever.
BOX has got both parts covered, with a Christmas line-up of food and drink as well as offering you the chance to cheer on the England squad in Qatar.
Combining the footy with the festivities is clearly a strength of BOX, and the St. Nick’s Kicks is just one example of the imaginative cocktails on offer this year. Served in boot-shaped glasses, choose from a striking red drink that resembles either the England squad or Father Christmas’ boots, and there’s even a dedicated Golden Boot cocktail for those strictly celebrating the football.
The Brewdog kegs are another crowd pleaser that’ll have the whole team at the table this winter. Served in huge five litre kegs, you’ll get almost nine whole pints out of these whilst you while away the freezing nights without having to leave the table.
Whilst there used to be no place like the beer garden for a football match, the wintry season has got us thinking less about huddling up outside and more about warming foods served whilst we watch the game- and BOX has got all the half time snacks sorted.
There’s a festive special pizza option with all the tasty trimmings you’d expect this time of year with pigs in blankets, pulled turkey and, of course, sage and onion stuffing. Prefer your trimmings wrapped between two delicious burger buns? There’s an option for that too. The Christmas Burger is all about encapsulating that taste of a sit-down dinner from December 25th- and there’s even a vegan version with Beyond plant-based alternatives too.
The Ho Ho Hotdog is also destined to be a favourite throughout the festive lead-up. Imagine a giant pig in a blanket: nine inches of hot dog goodness wrapped in pancetta with sage and onion stuffing inside one giant fluffy bun.
If you’re looking for something that brings the best of post-match treats and the World Cup together without stuffing yourself with turkey, the Santa Sub and Christmas kebab are ideal options if you want an easy-to-grab food option whilst watching a match.
Click here to book your next visit to BOX Deansgate.
And the options aren’t just for watching the footy either, BOX is also offering a festive feast fit for any footballer this season.
There’s a Christmas buffet option for sharing that offers the best of the festive menu on one giant tray. Think burgers with mountains of fries and the added option of bottomless drinks to make this a night of food and flavour to remember- the unmatched atmosphere that the football brings is just a bonus.
All this talk of Christmas is bound to have you singing along to Jingle Bells in no time, but for those wanting to step it up a notch, grab the mic at Bandeoke every Thursday night and sing the night away with the best Christmas hits. This is where karaoke meets a live band and offers you the unique chance to get up on stage and give the crowd your best Wham!, or Mariah impression.
There will also be plenty of live music every Friday and Saturday night for those that prefer to be singing and dancing in the crowds, and we really can’t think of a better place to get in the Christmas spirit.
Whilst booking ahead of any football games or peak party hours is highly recommended, BOX knows that sometimes there’s nothing better than spontaneous plans, and has room for walk-ins every day of the week.
For more information on any of the BOX Christmas menus, or to get yourself a table booked, visit the BOX website.