The Sky’s The Limit For High Flying Estate Agent

The Sky’s The Limit For High Flying Estate Agent

Fast-growing estate agency recruitment specialist Rayner Personnel has announced the award of its latest franchise to Paul Abel, formerly a Spicerhaart Managing Partner. Paul is a high achieving estate agent with more than two decades’ experience covering estate agency, lettings, personnel services and land and new homes. His franchise spans a wide geographical area that includes Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

Paul first started working with Rayner Personnel founder Joshua Rayner over ten years ago when he helped build his team at Spicerhaart and says, “I admire what Josh has achieved in his career in a very short space of time. Rayner Personnel has a sound business model and, having personally experienced the company’s service offering, I am very excited by this opportunity to become part of a winning team.”

After initially embarking on a career as a chef, catering’s loss turned out to be the property world’s gain as Paul embarked on what would become a highly successful career in Estate Agency, becoming a CeMAP-qualified mortgage adviser along the way. He started out at Countrywide before a rapid rise through the ranks during eleven years with the Spicerhaart Group where he ultimately led a team of 388 property professionals, via five regional and two area partners, through one of the biggest property downturns in living memory.

Paul’s career in agency speaks for itself. His impressive CV shows he started out at Negotiator level and, less than five years later, was managing several branches. As a Divisional Sales Director, he proved his worth by transforming his region from being unprofitable to generating profits of more than £1 million in less than two years, managing a mortgage consultant operation at the same time as running an estate agency region. Paul and his team won numerous internal and external accolades including several prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards.

Well-known and respected in the industry for being an honest but fair boss, the strong relationships Paul has built over the past 20 years will stand him in good stead, gaining him the trust of candidates and potential employers alike. He says, “The aspects I have always enjoyed most in my estate agency positions have been selecting the right people to work in the business, seeing new employees flourish and helping team members develop their careers. I’m excited to be able to transfer these skills to my new role, matching promising candidates to the right opportunities and supporting the growth of businesses in my region.”

Paul lives with his wife Julia, teenage daughters Eleanor and Olivia, and the family’s two cats in Dunstable.

Commenting on his latest franchisee, Rayner Personnel MD Joshua Rayner remarks, “We are delighted to have a director of Paul’s stature and experience on board. His achievements during a distinguished estate agency career make him ideally placed to understand the qualities clients are looking for and make successful placements that help ambitious property professionals progress their careers.

“Furthermore, I believe Paul will be a valuable addition to the Rayner Personnel management team in helping us continue our growth trajectory.”
Josh says, “I believe the strength of the Rayner Personnel senior management team, which collectively has over 150 years’ property experience, means the future for the business is in very good hands.”

The latest Rayner Personnel office will open its doors in November this year. Paul Abel can be contacted on 07966 288897 or

The Sky’s The Limit For High Flying Estate Agent