5 Things We Haven`t Given Up For Lent

Date Published 14 February 2013

What have you given up for the 40 days of lent? I say 40 days, it usually ends up being 3 days because you can't live without your chocolate or whatever it is...
Well I have devised a list of the top 5 things that you should NOT give up, ever, as if you did, things would go wrong:

1. Coffee
At We Let Properties the day starts with a nice, hot, Carluccios, smooth blend skinny Latte. Whilst our cars run on petrol, our staff run on caffeine, some of us are not very fuel efficient when it comes to โ€˜miles per gallon' so a steady supply is always a good idea to keep up our peak performance!

2. Facebook
Our Emma likes a good status, something a little quirky and usually gets a good load of likes. We actively promote our company on Facebook and also use it for a lot of other reasons; we have even used it to confirm if an applicant is who they said they were! It turned out they wasn't and they was trying to pull the wool over our eyes! You have to get up earlier than that with We Let Properties! So no Facey is a no go.

3. Mini Electric Heater
Our office is always warm, cosy and inviting. This is basically due to the small fan assisted heater under Emma's desk. Admittedly, it can get a little too toasty but as Emma is constantly cold we are not allowed to turn it off. No one wants a grumpy Emma. Yes it uses quite a lot of electricity, it dries the air out and makes a funny noise every now and then but we can't let it go!

3. Chocolate
Chocolate is the most popular thing to give up at lent; it's not going to happen at We Let Properties. At around 4pm, just as our second caffeine boost is wearing off we call in the support of a good KitKat or Snickers! Accompanied by a homemade (preferably not by Matthew because they're awful) coffee in one of our fancy We Let Properties mugs it keeps us pushing through. It's just fuel to keep us providing the service that the best letting agent in Manchester should!

4. Paper
I have tried, don't get me wrong, to reduce the amount of paper we use, but it's impossible. Due to the very in depth inventories, tenancy agreements and referencing documentation we use a lot of paper. I am pretty sure if the government was to do a bit of research in to who uses the most we would be up at the top somewhere. I'm not proud of it, but we have to do what we have to do to make sure everything is implemented correctly. It's all used in a good way though; our inventories are getting bigger because we are putting more and more information on them to secure the property and its contents. The tenancies are getting bigger because there are more clauses to protect the landlord and the tenants and we recycle all of our un used paper!

Most of the above points are usually what you associate with giving up at Lent but I want to make a point in saying that these, along with the knowledge, service and understanding of the industry, are things that keep We Let Properties at the top of our game. Don't just take my word for it though. The 35 glowing reviews on AllAgents.co.uk are saying the same thing.

Why not tell me the things that you're NOT giving up for lent? Tell me what you need to survive a day in the life of you.