Below is a forward written by Graham Lock, Founder of the FIA (Federation of Independent Agents)
“The FIA was created to bring together the very best independent estate agents from around the country. There’s no other organisation of it’s kind and membership status is difficult to achieve. We only accept one estate agent per town so Maurice Kilbride was an obvious choice for Cheadle. I’m proud to have Maurice and his team in our group and as one of our founder members they set the bar extremely high for the rest!”
Why choose an FIA member agent?
Membership of the FIA is by invitation only. We limit membership to one excellent local independent estate agent that meets our high standards and qualification criteria.
Your member agent has been selected by the FIA exclusively in your local area. This means they have access to a range of exclusive products and services that can help sell your property and equally as important provide a quality, professional service throughout.
Independent agency at it’s finest
Choosing an estate agent can be quite daunting, there are many options. The FIA helps you make that decision by endorsing only one, exclusive local agent. It is our firm belief that no-one cares more about their customers than local independent businesses.
Members are pre-qualified by FIA before applying for membership. This is to ensure competency, compliance and professionalism within their field of expertise. Giving you peace of mind that you’re in safe hands.
By invitation only
FIA membership is granted by invitation only. All of our members have been selected based on their particular proficiency, skill and professionalism. We turn down many agents who we deem not suitable for FIA membership.
Training & compliance
Our members have access to exclusive and bespoke FIA approved staff training. Our online courses ensure continued best practice for members.
Our member agents undergo a quarterly mystery shopping exercise to ensure they are consistently delivering high quality service to their customers.
FIA Members have a wide-range of modern and effective marketing tools at their disposal to ensure that you get the maximum exposure for your property.
Part of something bigger
Your FIA approved agent is part of a large member-only network of similar skilled agents, this means they benefit from sharing best practice and advice from a wide variety of member agents from all over the country.