I take great pride in the Company that Sue Owen and I started on 1 January 1990 at 385 Stratford Road, Shirley. They were very difficult times and Estate Agency had gone through an enormous upheaval with financial institutions, such as banks, building societies and insurance companies, taking over local estate agencies and changing the ethos of selling property to selling finance, endowments and life insurance. So much so that many good and experienced people left the industry.
I had known Sue Owen for a number of years and she too had that same passion for looking after people and selling their properties. It was often difficult with people having to make a loss on what they had paid for their homes, but we did our best to get the best price.
27 years have passed, many of the corporate groups have gone away to lick their wounds, some still remain - but are they really any different?
In 1994 Patrick (Paddy) Waters joined Sue and I to bring property management into the Company and we opened our second branch on Solihull High Street.
Our success grew but we went cautiously along, building on our reputation for honest advice and client service.
Sadly Sue passed away but we carried her ethos on and Adam Marshall took over running the Shirley office and continued to hold the No 1 spot for sales in Shirley, becoming a Director and shareholder in the Company.
We further expanded with the acquisition of offices in Wythall and Sheldon, complementing the first two branches and offering comprehensive cover of Solihull and surrounding areas as well as Acocks Green, Hall Green and the greater Sheldon area.
Computers, Rightmove, Zoopla, iphones, etc came, changing the way the buying public looked for new homes. We were then and still are, constantly developing and embracing new technology.
We are here to sell or let your or your relatives' property. Our success since 1990 and the repeat business and recommendations prove that we have maintained the principles with which Sue and I started this Company so many years ago :-
- We continue to employ experienced staff whose first priority is to our clients
- We continue to offer honest opinions and a personal, caring service, helping to make your property sales and purchases as pleasant and stress free as possible
- WE CONTINUE TO CARE ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEIR PROPERTIES