dpHere at Mackenzie Smith, our dedicated team are what really sets us apart. If you’ve done business with us before, you’ll know how hard we work both as individuals and as a team to collectively ensure that our reputation precedes us and to which our Trustpilot reviews are testament.

With that in mind, we thought it was high time to shine the spotlight on our passionate representatives. This week we’d like to introduce Darren Penny, our Senior Client Manager in Ash Vale.

With over 26 years of experience, Darren started his agency life back in August 1989. Not only does that give him unrivalled experience and knowledge, but having worked in the Ash Vale market three times during his career, Darren has exceptional understanding of the local market. “Ash Vale is a localized market, with the addition of new people moving to the area, usually due to the proximity to London and the Surrey border.”

Along with Darren’s work background, he has always lived within the region, mostly inside the Mackenzie Smith branch network, allowing first-hand knowledge of requirements of vendors and buyers alike.

fleet-office-sales-2015-2x3Darren joined the Mackenzie Smith team initially in 1997 as a Client Manager for our Fleet branch, within his time there he also personally relocated to Church Crookham which is serviced by our Fleet branch, so it really must have made an impression. Other than a brief stint in Ash Vale, Darren stayed in Fleet just shy of 10 years, where he progressed to Branch Manager before leaving for a different path. In 2006 Darren made the move to specialise in Valuations over in Basingstoke, with many years of experience to fall back on, this allowed him to hone his skills and thoroughly excel in valuations, before moving back to Mackenzie Smith in 2015.

Mackenzie Smith has benefited from Darren’s expertise over the years, his commitments to Ash Vale has put him in great stead to offer unbeatable local advice, in addition to his exceptional agency skills and know how. “Over the years, I have worked for several market leading agents, but I am most effective when working with the experienced team at Mackenzie Smith, who in my opinion offer it all; expert marketing across the relevant channels, experienced conveyancers on hand and obviously the successful management of a sale through to completion with a great reputation behind them. I am able to personally recommend our financial advisor, Andrew Fagg, who has managed two mortgages for me, hugely impressing on service and delivery.”

team-editedHaving worked with us over the course of 20 years, Darren is engrained with our core customer ethos, evident in the countless 5 star Trustpilot reviews he regularly receives, “I thrive on providing excellent service, which is hugely rewarding when you’re able to help someone find their next home.”

Outside of work, Darren continues to enjoy activities of a competitive nature, covering pretty much the whole spectrum of sport; from football, motor sport, tennis, darts… the list is almost endless. So, if you do come across Darren whilst buying or selling your home, mention a sport and you’re likely to find a common interest.

If you’d like to speak to Darren and our team at Ash Vale about selling your house, or would like any information regarding our services, please contact the Ash Vale branch on (01252) 353030 or e-mail ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk.