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    Chris Tinsley

    Owner

    Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and is well known and well respected for his no nonsense approach and honest valuations. In his spare time, he is an avid gardener, a keen chef and a somewhat alright Golfer. Chris’s Dream Home would be on a hill with views of a lake or the sea.

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    Paul Hamilton

    Valuer

    Paul has been a part of the team for over 12 years, having been trained to a very high standard by Chris and is now a highly knowledgeable property valuer in his own right. He is enthusiastic about properties and very well liked. In his spare time Paul likes to go walking in the Lake District, paint and keep fit. Paul’s Dream Home would be a cottage in Grasmere in the Lake District.

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    Janet Crane

    Office Manager

    Janet has been with Chris since day one! As Office Manager, she plays a vital role in ensuring the day to day running of the office as well as providing an exceptional level of customer service, sale progression and sales negotiations. In her spare time Janet enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and trips to the Lake District. Janet’s Dream Home would be a modern and contemporary place in the sun!

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    Vivien Elliot

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Vivien took a job with Chris when he first opened as a secretary, her role has completely evolved over the years and she is now one of our most sought after and experienced negotiators. She is known for her tactful handling of tough situations and has the patience of a saint. In her spare time Vivien enjoys baking, browsing antique shops, walking in the lakes and visiting National Trust homes and gardens. Vivien’s Dream Home would be a house packed full of character with views of the sea.

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    Sharon Roberts

    Personal Assistant

    Sharon developed her passion for houses when she bought her first home, she has since moved 7 times!! She is well versed in sales and is now Chris’ PA and she keeps the administrative side running smoothly. In her spare time Sharon enjoys going shopping, a spot of DIY and gardening. Sharon’s Dream Home would be a shabby chic farmhouse in the countryside!

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    Michelle Aspinwall

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Michelle is another one of our serial movers, having moved 8 times! She has a knack for getting to the root of any issues and is adept at getting sales back on the right path. She has a keen eye for décor and is not afraid to issue frank and truthful advice! In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dogs and dreaming of her ideal home! Michelle’s Dream Home would be a Belle Epoque Villa in the South of France with a private pool!

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    Carole Brown

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Carole has over 20 years’ experience within the Estate Agency industry and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and information about the whole buying and selling process, she is approachable and can quickly make clients feel at ease. In her spare time Carole enjoys sharing her hubby’s passion for photography, spending time with family and grandchildren and being wined and dined. Carole’s Dream Home would be overlooking a beach in either Carmel or Malibu.

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    Claire Bromley

    Sales Negotiator

    Chris and Claire used to work together many years ago and we are thrilled to have her as part of the team. She is extremely proficient in all things property and she brings a cheerful and keen attitude to the office. In her spare time Claire enjoys spending time with her family, her Scottish Fold cat and dining with friends, especially if it’s a good curry! Claire’s Dream Home would be one she had designed herself, something modern with a traditional twist!

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    Gemma Brown

    Sales Negotiator

    Having worked as part of a conveyancing team and now in an Estate Agents, Gemma is extremely well versed in the buying/ selling process and can offer concise and informative advice. She has worked with us for over 2 years now and brings more than a dash of Newcastle charm to the office! In her spare time Gemma enjoys spending time with her family, holidaying in her caravan or abroad and socialising. Gemma’s Dream Home would be a villa somewhere in the sunshine.

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    Catherine Abram

    Sales Negotiator

    Catherine is our most recent home mover and can empathise with the stresses and strains of the moving process! Coming from a background in customer services she is approachable and eager to help. In her spare time Catherine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing as a hobby and going on country walks with the dog. Catherine’s Dream Home would be a converted barn in the countryside with shabby chic decor.

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    Jennifer Smith

    Sales Negotiator

    The newest member of our team and her background in sales arms her with the experience and confidence to tackle any issues that arise and helps her to provide a high level of customer support and service. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys dining out, spending time with her young family and going skiing. Jennifer’s Dream Home would be in the countryside and would have a big kitchen- ideal for entertaining.

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    Heather Tinsley

    Head of Marketing, Advertising and Social Media Manager

    Heather has been part of the team since 2012- having started out as a sales negotiator she now co-ordinates and manages the marketing for the properties and the business. She keeps us all up to date with the latest tech and trends. In her spare time Heather enjoys drinking brews, reading thriller novels, playing video games and hanging out with Parsnip, her cat. Heather’s Dream Home would be a log cabin in a Canadian forest with a private lake and a roof terrace.

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    Geoff Bushell

    Viewing Escort

    Geoff has been with us for over 10 years, he is always happy to accommodate and tries to match applicants with their dream homes. He must have shown half of Southport’s properties by now! In his spare time Geoff enjoys good food and good wine and going on days out. Geoff does not have a dream house as he is open minded and believes a house is what you make it.

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    Mike Foster

    Viewing Escort

    Our very own Karate Kid has been with us for 3 years. He is very approachable, friendly and he prides himself on providing an honest service. In his spare time Mike enjoys martial arts, collecting Japanese antiques and is a member of the NTHK Japan. Mike’s Dream Home- anywhere hot, with a view of the sea, a sandy beach and a double garage.

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