Rhino Meets: Olivia Hartley
Hi, I'm Olivia, and I manage Rhino Home Protect's many partnerships and affiliates.
That means that if you want to work with us, you'll have to deal with me (lucky you, eh?).
I've been asked to write something about myself (which has proved SO much harder than I imagined), but here we go.
I started working in property over seven years ago at a local estate agent. I'd previously worked in retail but knew that I wanted to have a career in housing. I love speaking with people face-to-face, and I must say I have a knack for first impressions (or at least that's what I've been told!) and love the variety of people working in all aspects of the property market. (I'm also quite nosy and LOVE interior design, which certainly helps!) I then worked my way up in numerous roles at various businesses until I landed my role here at Rhino, which I am loving!
Entering the world of housing was a bit of a culture shock at first. I spent many a day quickly eating lunch in my car whilst managing my admin in between house viewings! (If you know, you know!) I loved the market, however, and made some fantastic connections and have had some wonderful career-defining experiences. From showing professional footballers their dream homes to helping first-time buyers get on the property ladder, I fell in love with the diversity and the ever-changing world of housing.
Social media has also been a large part of what I've loved about my jobs. Social media has connected the housing industry in some very interesting and beneficial ways. Service providers now support each other like never before, and there is a real positive community in the property market.
Apart from my work life, I have a hectic personal life. I seem to spend most of my time taking my young daughter to every club going! Dancing, football, you name it. At least she shares my passion for variety and has no issues getting stuck in. When I'm not chasing my daughter around, I make time for long walks around my village, spending time with friends, and am partial to the odd glass of wine (or 3...).
I have a secret obsession with interior design and am always bookmarking my favourite pieces of art or colour schemes that take my fancy. I love minimalist designs with a classic twist, so watch out, Rose Uniacke! (Google her, trust me).
When people first meet me, they always tell me that I'm confident and can talk to anyone, but admittedly I sometimes suspect they're trying to tell me that I talk too much…
Oh, and lastly, if you work in the housing industry or brush shoulders with homebuyers, please get in touch. Home Buyers Protection Insurance is such a helpful product that your customers should benefit from. We have some fantastic partnership options for almost any type of business and can tailor our services to suit your customers' needs. Being a Rhino partner means that you AND your customers can benefit, and if that's not enough, you also get to speak to me!
Okay, there you have it, I hope to hear from you all!