Here 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.

103511 (7)With that in mind, we thought it was high time to shine the spotlight on the individual members of our team and this week we’re introducing James Harris, our Senior Client Manager based in our Fleet branch.

James has over 20 years of experience working in the industry. He initially joined our Fleet branch back in 1998 and subsequently went on to work in other areas within the South East, taking up various managerial roles. James always had the desire to return to Fleet and returned approximately one and half years ago, during his time here he has only ever worked from our Fleet office, giving him a great level of expertise and knowledge of selling in the area. “Fleet is a great place to call home, it’s not only close to a number of open areas of countryside and woodland, but still close to a number of excellent amenities, close to London and good rail and road links.”

James has always been on the path to estate agency life. His Dad had his own estate agency business so the career was always an option and interest to him. Having spent some time travelling earlier in life, James was even more inclined to become an estate agent as the job offered great prospects and came with a company car.

Having predominantly worked for independent agencies, it’s no surprise that James has become a Mackenzie Smith agent. “I spent a year or so working for a corporate firm, which cemented the idea that the corporate ideology and business structure wasn’t for me, I was keen to get back working for an independent. The Mackenzie Smith brand really appealed, as did the size of the company, and the owner’s attitude towards the business and staff.” 

103511 (4)James manages the sale of a variety of homes across the Fleet and Church Crookham area, from one bedroom apartments, to six bedroom homes and everything in between. With such a diverse selection of properties and clientele, his favourite aspect of the job is doing the very best for his vendor and seeing the end results and satisfaction from all involved. “Each client has trusted their most valuable asset to me and Mackenzie Smith, it’s my job to make sure I apply the same energy and enthusiasm to every single sale. When in turn someone takes the time to review the hard work and effort that goes into each sale, the appreciation is a real highlight of the job and combined with a happy new homeowner and vendor, makes it all worthwhile.”

When James isn’t selling homes, the majority of his spare time is taken up by spending quality time with his two children, but when given the chance, he enjoys attempting to play golf, cooking and losing himself in a good book.

If you’d like to speak to James 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