Frank has over 30 years’ experience as a letting agent and he shows extraordinary generosity in sharing his knowledge and expertise with anyone who requests his help.
Having started his estate agency career as a negotiator, Frank’s character and work ethic was shown early on when he was talent spotted in his early 20’s by Mary Channer of Finders Keepers. In response to a job offer from Mary, Frank replied that he’d given his word to his current employer but would happily join her in one year’s time, and 366 days later, he became an integral part of the Finders Keepers team.
His career went from strength to strength as he climbed the ranks from property manager to office manager and then company director, and he has been instrumental in growing Finders Keepers from one office to an award-winning branch network managing over 3,000 properties. For thirty years Frank has been the primary author of the Finders Keepers DNA, which is what made the company so attractive to Countrywide.
A natural networker and a brilliant salesman, Frank is a man of rare integrity who commands client respect. His constant media appearances have earned him the nickname, “Mr. Media” in the office, and it is true that he is a regular commentator and advisor for market updates and industry best practice on television, radio, online and in print media.
He is part of the “Ask the Experts” section in The Sunday Times and is a regular contributor on the Kat Ormon show on BBC Radio Oxford. His opinion and commentary can also be seen in national newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. Frank speaks at both national and international property events including the Australasian Residential Property Management Conference (ARPM) in Sydney as well as property conferences in Wellington, New Zealand. He has also been called upon a number of times to use his expertise as part of the judging panel for these awards.
Frank is actively involved in the local community and regularly gives his time to support numerous good causes. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and acts as a governor at Cherwell School, a large and respected secondary school in Oxford. Alongside this he is on the Business Development Committee at The Oxford Playhouse Theatre where he was recently found participating in its annual Strictly Come Dancing event, taking second place out of 15 contestants. Over 500 people came to watch the participants and their professional partners raise money for Vale House, a local charity that supports sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
The culture at Finders Keepers is defined by its core values: expert, dynamic, scrupulous. Frank Webster embodies these values and we are delighted to recognise his contribution to improving the standards and perception of our industry.