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Kenny同志

Translating a track record of an estate agency.

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Kenny同志

The track record says:

 

2013

    AED 16,000,000 YTD

    15 Fee earners

    Avg sales value of AED xxMillion

 

2014

    …

 

2015

    …

Instructions

X Tower, Y Tower, Z Tower ...

 

For what it is worth, this agency offers a full range of services including property management, sales, lettings, property sourcing, valuations, consultancy, and investments.

 

What does 'instructions' mean?  None of the definitions given by the Free Dictionary and Wikinary seems to fit in the context. I guess the term must refer to the buildings for which they have provided services but I could be wrong. 

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/instruction

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/instruction

 

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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li3wei1

When someone asks an estate agent to sell their property, that is called 'instructions'. i.e. 'We have received instructions on this property'.

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Kenny同志

I see. Many thanks for your help, Liwei. I appreciate it. : D

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Kenny同志

By the way, what does a fee earner refer to here? It doesn't seem to be someone who works for a law firm.

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li3wei1

You would earn a fee on valuations, consultancy, management and sourcing, and possibly on lettings, but normally sales and lettings would earn commissions. No idea if the 'earners' are people or the properties, or contracts, or what.

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Kenny同志

That might make it hard to translate... Anyway, thanks again, Liwei. You are always so helpful!

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Shelley

This might help with the fee earner,  http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/what-is-the-difference-between-a-paralegal-and-a-fee-earner-in-a-solicitors-firm/

 

It seems to be the title of a job at a solicitors, which could also be an estate agent because they use solicitors for house sales.

 

If you type Fee earner into google you get lots of info.

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Kenny同志

Thanks Shelley. I did have done some deep research before turning to the forum and by doing so, I learned that a fee earner was usually someone who worked for a law firm, or specifically someone 'who is carrying out the legal work which will deliver a fee to the law firm (link)'. I just thought that the explanation didn't fit in the context of the text.

 

 

Thanks again.  : )

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889

I don't think "fee earners" has anything to do with solicitors in this context. I think it refers to the staff who directly generate income -- agents -- as distinguished from managers and clerical workers. (Of course the same distinction exists in a law firm.)

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