Women In Residential Property Network Grows To 300 Members

Women in Residential Property (WIRP) which aims to encourage collaboration between those involved in residential property transactions and improve networking opportunities for women has grown to over 300 members since lockdown began.

Commenting on the growth, Emma Vigus, Chair of WIRP:

“Growth in our membership highlights the value of good quality, informed dialogue between those involved in residential property transactions and underlines the importance of networking even when face to face meetings aren’t possible.”

Members of WIRP used to meet several times a year for networking lunches.  The pandemic led to the group rapidly adjusting their strategy and moving to zoom meetings.  Several meetings have taken place over the summer with speakers from organisations, including, Agents Together, SDL Surveying and Lloyds Bank giving updates on everything from mortgage lending to housing market conditions.

Attendees at recent zoom meetings have welcomed the new format; Hilary Grayson, Director of Surveying Services at SAVA and long term WIRP supporter:

“I’ve said it before, but this is probably the best networking group I’ve been involved in.”

The next WIRP Zoom meeting is on the 2nd September at 4pm.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of speakers who will be discussing up front information and property logbooks.  Speakers will include Beth Rudolf, Director of Delivery at the Conveyancing Association; Nigel Walley, Project Lead at Chimni and Sally Holdway of Teal Legal.

Launched in 2017 by Emma Vigus, Managing Director of mio, WIRP is designed to appeal to a wide audience of women working across all facets of the residential property transaction from Estate Agency through to Surveying and onto Mortgage Lending.  Sponsored by SDL Surveying, Groundsure Lawyer Checker, tmgroup and mio, WIRP has raised over £3,500 for the charity, Ella’s, which provides invaluable help to women who have been the victims of trafficking or slavery.

For further information on WIRP, please join the Women in Residential Property Linked In Group or visit www.womeninresidentialproperty.co.uk.

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