Nick has been involved with property all his professional life, with over 30 years experience in the sector as a property lawyer and estate agent. He and Helen acquired the business in 2005 and he has overall responsibility for managing the company, with particular emphasis on all elements of marketing and business development.
Married to Helen, he spends his leisure time with their young family and enjoys current affairs, finance and business, cooking, music, wine and Mallorca.
Elizabeth, known to us all as 'Bizzie', is the familiar voice and often main point of initial contact with our company, especially for clients, responsible for all the administrative workings in the office and ensuring the smooth running of the office.
Highly experienced and with over ten years in our business, her vital work includes supporting the directors, valuers and sales team - liaising with our suppliers, handling contracts, effecting money laundering checks, managing our website administration and supplying us all with a wicked gingerbread on baking days.
With her flair for selling, Amy invests much of her time talking to prospective buyers about homes that may interest them, giving them a clear understanding of what’s for sale and inspiring them in making choices.
She knows our clients and their properties well and is able to give buyers her unique perspective, to help them with their decision making. Loves a loveheart, has a wicked sense of humour and does a mean impression. Also has the tidiest desk drawers you could wish for.
Donna enjoys spending time with her family, doing home baking and supporting her children in their hobbies and her husband’s wedding entertainment business.
Our ambition is to find you the right property, your dream home. It’s not about hard sell, but all about information, advice and communication. We want the people who buy from us to become our selling clients in the future.
We sell quality properties right across the price range, throughout the Eden area, the northern Lake District and north Cumbria. Carrying a smaller, more carefully selected stock means you get to view only quality properties. With our Fine & Country properties you are able to see some of the best and most exclusive property around.
– we have a prominent sales office in the centre of Penrith, with staff who know our area well and will welcome you. You can discuss your needs and aspiriations and they will give you the level of support and help that you would like ;
– we’ll give you clear advice on the properties we sell, local communities and facilities. Our very experienced and able Sales Director, Helen, conducts or supervises all negotiations and our Managing Director, Nick, has more than 30 years’ experience as a property lawyer. It's all aimed at helping you achieve your move.
We take the time and invest our resources to achieve the best for you and your property. This starts with clear and realistic advice on property value, the state of the market, preparation for sale, presentation and selling. We’ll also advise you about the processes involved.
We make the best of every property to draw out its selling points. Whatever the price level, this applies to all properties.
All our people have an in-depth knowledge of the local area and the market, based on many years’ experience. When dealing with buyers from out of the area, this is especially significant, as we are often selling the locations as much as the properties. Our input makes all the difference.
Some of our best feedback comes from buyers. Our office systems allow us to keep in touch easily and effectively with a large number of buyers and the keep them up to date with our stock. On an ongoing basis, all sale properties are matched with new buyers. We consistently follow up their interest and seek to introduce and sell the right property to them.
We carry a smaller, more select stock than many agents, which means we are able to give the necessary time and attention to each of our client’s properties. It also means that your property is within a portfolio of quality properties, which in itself attracts buyers..
Whatever the size or value of your property, you can be confident of receiving the same high standard of service. This is borne out by our client feedback which is overwhelmingly positive, and much of our business comes from personal recommendation.
When you trust us to sell your property, you can expect to receive the personal involvement of a dedicated, talented and close-knit team, which includes our directors, who bring their expertise and experience when negotiating on price and resolving process issues. We are recognised for "going the extra mile".
Your home is probably your most valuable asset, so it's vital to make the right investment in maximising the value when you sell it. Taking into account all the many - and unique - benefits of selling your property with us, our fees are competitive, and which we believe offer exceptional value for money.
You have the best chance of realising the value of your home when the right level of effort and commitment is put into the selling process.
“In many cases we earn our commission simply by enhancing negotiations...while often achieving more than a client has said they will accept...” –
Our staff are not paid a commission on sales, so you can be certain that any advice or guidance you receive from us will be entirely in your best interests.
Whether you are buying or selling your home, you will find us transparent and straightforward in our dealings. We believe in doing estate agency the ‘right way’. This means always working in the best interests of the seller but, vitally, on terms that the buyer is happy with.
For your added assurance and protection we subscribe to the Property Ombudsman's Code of Practice for Residential Estate Agents, which demonstrates that we are working to higher professional standards than are currently required within the industry.