Behind the Scenes: Emily Akers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Douglas And Gordon

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Whereabouts do you live now?

I grew up in Stockport and then Surrey and now I live in Battersea with a friend.

How long have you been a PA for?

I’ve been a PA for about a year, before that I was a Lettings Negotiator and before that a Team Assistant at D&G.

How long have you worked for D&G? What’s the greatest thing about working for them?

I’ve worked for Douglas & Gordon for 3 and a half years. D&G culture is unique, it’s so lovely to have so many friendly, fun people in a company and to feel appreciated.

What’s the funniest story you have from your time at Douglas & Gordon?

Meeting all of my new boyfriend’s friends for the first time while trying to ignore the upside down copy of the London Mag on the kitchen table with a half-dressed me floating through a hoop as part of a D&G ad campaign on the back page - cringe!

When you’re not in the office, what do you do in your spare time? Any interesting hobbies we should know about?

I play netball, run and am trying to learn golf.  I love all things dogs and enjoy going out for a bite to eat around London!

What questions do you most commonly get asked by clients/customers?

For directions…

What advice do you have for people looking to buy or rent in Chelsea?

Speak to Douglas & Gordon, all the staff in the Chelsea Offices sales and lettings have been in the area for years and give great advice

What do you love about Chelsea? What are your favourite hangouts? Where do you grab your coffee in the morning, or take a business lunch?

I love Joe & The Juice on the Kings Road, the toasted sandwiches are so good and the staff arereally friendly. In the office we are all too lazy to walk far, so we get our coffee from Starbucks (about five steps from the office door) and for a business lunch I would go to Tom’s Kitchen or Itsu.

What would you say to anyone looking to move into the area?

Lucky you! There are amazing shops and restaurants on your doorstep and it is easy to get pretty much anywhere you want to go.

If you could wave a magic wand and change anything about the property market, what would it be?

I would make all properties we show “keyless!”