AN estate agent cannot understand why Britons have not got behind clapping and cheering on Tuesdays for house-selling middlemen.
Martin Bishop, currently showing properties to a tiny number of social-distancing clients, started a Facebook campaign to applaud his profession on Tuesday nights but so far has heard nothing.
Bishop said: “I just don’t get it. Do people not realise what we sacrifice for this job?
“We’re out there risking our lives just like doctors and nurses, but it’s as if people don’t appreciate our vital role helping them purchase an overpriced property, or the many associated charges.
“We’re not glamorous life-saving glory boys, but if you’re not dead you need a house to live in, whether a crumbling country cottage or a pokey one-bedroom flat with mental neighbours that cripples you financially.
“So come on, people. Get out there and show your love for the shiny-suited guys and gals fighting the coronavirus for no reward except a hefty commission.”
Emma Bradford, a recent client of Bishop, said: “Martin just chucked the keys in the porch and sat in his Audi fiddling with his phone. He’s my hero.”