Member of the Week - Yopa Highlands & Islands
When it comes to the smooth sale of your home, Yopa is here every step of the way. Yopa is a full service estate agency service, everything traditional estate agents do, dothey too. They're also here on evenings and at weekends, when you need them most. Yopa offers fair fixed fees so you’ll only pay one fee, and it’s fixed from the beginning. There are no surprises, and they never add commission. For extra peace of mind, choose to pay the fair fixed fee only when your home is sold. Or, if you’d prefer, simply pay upfront. Your dedicated local estate agent and their team of property experts will be with you at every step until your home is sold. Catch up with viewing requests, offers, and feedback whenever you want using the simple online tool, YopaHub. Yopa's partners can help with mortgages and conveyancing, and every homeowner gets a free utilities switching service.
ICC spoke to Mark Gollan, Franchise Owner for Inverness & The Highlands. Mark started in the estate agency world in 1989 as a mortgage broker and has held several roles in estate agency since then, always in Inverness and the Highlands. Mark lives in the Scottish Highlands, on the Black Isle and can date his family in the area all the way back to the 1700s! Mark lives with his wife Fiona and their dog, Sir Leonard. Mark has lived in the Highlands all his life. Mark and Fiona even got married on a boat on Loch Ness! They invited the monster, but he had another engagement that day...
About his background and role, Mark said: "I've a wealth of experience in the property market in my area and the professional contacts I have developed over the years. I started out in 1989 as a mortgage advisor and have held various roles in estate agency since then. I’ve sold an estimated 2500 properties in Inverness and The Highlands. I took on the Yopa franchise last year and Im delighted to see Yopa's market share increase. This member of the week campaign has been a great opportunity to reach a larger audience for myself and Yopa. As well as property sales I am pleased to offer Dolls House views through my professional photographer to enhance the sale prospects of your property, you can see an example here. Over the next 12 months some of my plans include recruiting an additional estate agent as the demand grows."
ICC chamber asked Mark what he values most about my membership: "Being able to communicate with link minded people".
Mark shared his top-tip for other chamber members to maximise their chamber membership: "Be open and friendly to other members".