My name is Jen and I am super lucky to live and work in ‘The Big Tree Country’ that is Perthshire. After being born in Glasgow, at 10 months old my family moved to the Village Town of Crieff. Being brought up in Perthshire was super fun with so many adventures being around so many forests, rivers, cycle paths and a ton of parks.
From the age of 16 I was very career minded. My first job was Office Junior at a Perth Solicitors Office, swiftly moving up to Legal Secretary. My desire to further this brought me back to Glasgow for 4 years to study and work in City Centre Solicitor Firms, where I mainly dealt with all legal procedural aspects of property purchase and sale. A wealth of knowledge and experience was gained, in the 9 years training and working within this sector, as I covered a variety of Legal Departments.
A slight change in career choice, and a move back home to Perthshire, found me applying for a position at a local Perth Letting Agents. I was offered the job out of 70 applicants and quickly progressed to Senior level dealing with all aspects of lettings from carrying out viewings, preparing tenancy documentation to taking on new business. This is where I realised my passion for property, coupled with interacting with new people every day and helping them get their new home – in my element.
Customer Service has always played a key part throughout my working career and is something I took too naturally. Providing a solution to any issue and seeing this through to the customer’s satisfaction feels very rewarding to me.
When I am not obsessing about properties and ensuring Landlords and Guests are completely happy, I can be found with my 3-year-old (mini me) off on adventures. When I can tear myself away from my wee girl I’ll end up on my snowboard in one of Scotland’s fabulous locations. Summer time sees me enjoying music at festivals and family holidays. I absolutely love going to a new place just like my love for meeting new people.
If you have ever visited anywhere in Perthshire you will know how beautiful it is. If you have not been to Perthshire – why not? Call me up and we will rectify that! The options are endless – just a short trip can take you to The Fortingall Yew – Europe’s oldest tree, the world’s highest hedge, the sole survivor from Shakespeare’s ‘Birnam Woods’. A ton of history and scenery to be enjoyed. From water sports available in so many places in Perthshire like Lochearnhead and St. Fillans to paint-balling and go-karting. You can even do flight training at Scone. Many hidden gems in Perthshire – you just got to know where to look. Or call me! It is my mission to bring more guests to Perthshire to experience all its wonders and create more exposure for this fantastic area.
My love for property and meeting new people means I am bursting with excitement to be a part of the Pillow Team. One of my main attributes to this role is ensuring the personal touch to properties and guest stays, giving owners complete confidence everything will be looked after as if it was my own property.
From working for 7 years in a small team managing over 300 properties, I can pretty much handle anything thrown at me regarding property maintenance and management. Having always been tech savvy, utilising technology to the max comes second nature meaning I’m a whizz on the computer!