A look at the history books.
With a combined 40 years of estate agency experience between both London and here in South East Northumberland, Laura and I have worked in a competitive environment during the highs and lows of the housing market since the late 90s.
I started my career in London with a leading independent firm, swiftly progressing to senior management level across both independent and corporate firms at regional and national level. I’ve been incredibly fortunate over the years to have worked with some award-winning agents who’ve gone on to achieve great things (Laura included) Most recently, I’ve been heavily involved in the mentoring, coaching and training of self-employed business owners, whom themselves have opted to grow a relationship led business rather than transactional.
Laura started here career here in 1999 at a small independent firm in Newcastle before moving onto an agency in Cramlington. It was following that role when she moved back into Bedlington in 2002, managing and valuing in a few of the local firms before she decided to have a sabbatical. That year out turned into a decade and after a stint in the Caribbean as a live-in nanny, she moved to London where we met. Here she returned to estate agency working for one of the largest independents in London. Laura was recognized both as the top negotiator and valuer across the business during her 4 years there. She then went on to become a self-employed agent for a national online/hybrid business, taking responsibility for a major South London territory. It took her no time to amass a substantial following of loyal clients and build a business based on referral & recommendation.
Why Bedlington and surrounding areas?
We have moved back to Bedlington to Laura’s home town primarily in search of a safer, more suitable environment to raise Ava, our young daughter and we feel Bedlington gives us a great chance to build a long-term future for the family. The move North has also created an exciting opportunity for us to follow our dreams and apply our passion for helping people with their property needs in the form of running our very own bespoke business. Laura went to school here, our daughter goes to Pre-school here, we eat in the local restaurants regularly, take regular walks in the parks and woods with Archie our dog, (you can’t miss him, he’s the cuddly Sharpei) and we of course socialise with friends and family (when we get the chance) in the local bars. We even got engaged in Lairds House!
We know and love the area (that’s why we have moved back). We know the local businesses and will to remain loyal customers to them. We genuinely want to be key members of this tight knit community and with continue to do everything we can to help it thrive.
What makes us different.
We want to the take the stress out of moving by offering a personal service that focusses on the needs and desired outcomes of our clients. We believe that selling what may well be your most valuable asset should be an enjoyable experience. Whether offering specific move advice or just having a friendly chat, we want to be there for you any hour of any day. Our proactive approach is proven get results.
With us each having two decades in the property business we’ll be running our own business in order for us to take full responsibility for every decision made thus enabling us to deliver a truly bespoke service.
For our vendors we have the experience and skill to accurately value your property and provide comparable evidence of sales achieved within the area. We’ll work collaboratively on a tailored marketing strategy to suit the individual homeowner and their property.
We’ll look after the sale from beginning to end. That means from the moment you entrust us with the sale of your home, every detail from showing your property to negotiating the best offer, throughout the entire legal process on to the point we hand the keys to the new owner – all handled exclusively by Laura and myself. An experience you just won’t find with any other estate agent.
What’s the motivation?
We have an unhealthy obsession for property! It’s been our lives for the majority of our working lives and the fact we get to help people with such an important event in their lives while doing something we love is just amazing. It’s all about the smile of someone’s face when they get the keys to their new home. Priceless.
To become the most recommended estate agents in Bedlington and the surrounding areas.