Andy joins the successful Fleet team at a really exciting time, with a refreshed staff set-up seeing former Senior Client Manager, James Harris, taking the helm as Branch Manager with a flying start, seeing plenty of new homes coming to the market and, more importantly, selling.
Andy brings a wealth of experience to the Fleet branch, over 21 years. “I’ve been in the industry since 1996 and have worked with some of the largest independent estate agents. I have extensive experience across the London, Hampshire and Surrey property markets, which has given me a broad range of skills and knowledge within the residential, land and new homes sectors. I’ve always been intrigued by property from an early age, so when I saw the advert for a trainee position back in ’96, I jumped at the chance. My career highlight was opening a new office in Brockley, South London, which was not only my first management position, but also a brand new area for the business, so a huge challenge, but within 12 months we’d made it a profitable gamble. Whilst this was a challenge to really get stuck in on, another big challenge was the property crash in 2008, but I think both scenarios have helped to shape me as the agent I am today.”
Having worked with other independent agencies in the area, what was it that drew Andy to a career at Mackenzie Smith? “I’ve always been impressed by Mackenzie Smith’s profile and reputation. I’ve also seen first-hand the level of service provided as I bought my current home through the Farnborough branch. The service and customer focus is a real motivator for me, taking someone from the day I value their home, right through to handing over the keys is hugely rewarding and a process in which I can change a person’s perspective of estate agents for the better.”
When Andy isn’t selling homes, he loves to spend time with his family along with pursuing a variety of sporting activities. Not only, is he involved in his local Triathlon club, but he’s actually competing in the UK Ironman this July, which will consist of a 2.4 mile open water swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and finished with a full marathon, all done in one day!
“I personally find Fleet and the surrounding villages a wonderful area to work. I have spent many hours walking around the pond with my family and running up and down the canal.”
If you’d like to speak to Andy and our team at Fleet about selling your house, or would like any information regarding our services, please contact the Fleet branch on (01252) 812121 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.