13th April 2015
Streets Ahead make little Elena’s dream job come true for the day!
Little Elena Buckingham is already Streets Ahead when it comes to choosing her future career.
The seven year old from Norwood was inspired to become an estate agent after Dad Terry and Mum Tracy bought and sold several family homes through Streets Ahead Estate Agents in Croydon.
Terry and Tracy Buckingham with their daughter Elena, 7, and Streets Ahead directors Gary O’Hare (centre) and Bob Hay.
When the family came along to the Streets Ahead 25th anniversary party recently – they were among the firm’s very first clients – Elena told directors Bob Hay and Gary O’Hare (pictured here) about her ambition.
Now they have offered her an afternoon’s work experience, shadowing one of their top agents and learning the ropes of the job.
“I love looking at houses and going into the Streets Ahead office,” said Elena.
“I want to be an estate agent when I am older. So I’m really excited about going into the office to work.”
Director Gary O’Hare said he was amazed that Elena was already so certain about what she wants to do when she grows up.
“We were delighted to offer her Mum and Dad the chance to bring Elena into our Croydon High Street office to find out more about being an estate agent,” said Gary.
“It would be really amazing to think she could come to work for us one day, as her dad Terry was one of our very first clients 25 years ago.”
The family were special guests at the Streets Ahead 25th anniversary party along with the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed.
“Streets Ahead are a great company, really friendly and professional – nothing is too much trouble for them, which is why we go back to them all the time,” said Terry Buckingham.
“So it was a lovely surprise when they invited Elena to come in to learn about being an estate agent.”
*The Streets Ahead Estate Agents Foundation was founded to support local charities as part of the firm’s 25th Anniversary celebrations. Their target is to raise £25,000 in the coming year, with each member of staff personally committing to raise £250 for the Foundation.