What inspired you to start your own business?
I have worked in social housing for 20 years. I have seen the best and i have also seen the worst.
If we reduce housing to bricks & mortar, rents, repairs and relets we ignore our increasingly important role as anchors in our communities.
We are seeing an increasing demand on our services, that once upon a time we were able to pick up. Cuts in Policing, cuts to social care, and the provision of mental health services becoming more and more community based
WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE GO? WHERE DO THEY TURN?
Well, as they have for many years, they turn to us their landlord… but now we too struggle to help as our budgets decrease and the agencies that we would once signpost too disappear.
I want Kreiga to be more than “just a letting agent”.
We want to be able to bridge the gap, even in just a small way.
Having a very long and successful career in social housing over the last 20 years has given me a passion to make a difference. From working as a front line Housing Officer and seeing people in the darkest times of their lives, to working in legal services, I have seen most things and dealt with extremely complex and – at times – harrowing cases. There have been some fantastic times too, and thankfully they outweighed the bad times and I wanted to bring these experiences with me into the private sector and so Kreiga was born.
A high percentage of our customers experience some form of disadvantage. A home provides shelter, warmth and safety… these are fundamental human needs. By providing homes we could potentially change a persons life. I strongly believe that a person cannot begin to sort out external life issues until they have a place to call home. By providing these homes we are transforming spaces into places, and places into neighbourhoods where people feel a part of a community and thrive.t makes sound social, economic and business sense for housing providers to be able to understand the impact and the difference that their investment decisions make for their tenants.
The bad news is, that despite what sales people and consultants may try to convince us, we cannot wave a magic wand. Nor is there a “one size fits all” method in measuring the impact of our service or the value in the difference that we make. Many may be interested in trying to place a figure, showing a monetary cost saving for the services they provide. Not me. If i can show that I have made a positive difference to someones life, given them the advice and guidance they need, and spent time ensuring that they are tenancy ready before leaving my office, then I am a happy man.
I DO NOT WANT TO PLACE A TENANT IN A HOUSE, TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN. I WANT TO MATCH A CUSTOMER TO A HOME AND OFFER SUPPORT WHEN IT IS NEEDED.
If this means spending an extra hour helping to complete benefit forms then great, if it means simply advising on the local amenities, schools and transport links, that’s great too. If it is a person struggling with personal issues that need signposting, then lets make referrals on their behalf or signpost them to the best agency to help.
MAKING A CUSTOMER FEEL VALUED, BEING OPEN HONEST AND TRANSPARENT FROM THE START AND BUILDING TRUST GOES A LONG WAY TO PREVENT ISSUES LATER IN THE TENANCY.
Why should our clients choose you?
Kreiga Property Management are local property experts.
From our HQ in Wythenshawe we manage homes across Manchester, Wigan and leigh. Offering great service at extremely competitive prices.
The team at Kreiga have over 20 years experience in the property market. We specialise in lettings and also provide legal advice and assistance to our customers.
We have worked hard to build our reputation and our customers agree that we offer a 5 star service. We want to ensure that we continue to provide this great level of service and with that in mind we have very high standards.
We do not take on just any home. We will visit your property, complete an initial inspection and provide you with the best valuation, ensuring that you achieve the highest possible return on your investment. We will advise you on ways to improve your property if necessary and assist you to create your own personalised management package.
We only offer the best products to our customers and before we put our name to it we ensure that it is just right.
If following our initial consultation, you choose to work with Kreiga,we will ensure that our ongoing relationship is one built on trust, transparency and honesty, however if you decide not to come on board, Our valuations and consultations are completely free and without obligation. We will leave confident that we have provided you with the best possible advice for your investment.
To discuss your property needs call us today on 01612151197