Carl has had an extensive and successful career in Estate Agency for 15 years working for for both Independent and corporate companies. He has worked as a Branch Manager and Area Director so he has a wealth of experience in residential sales and lettings, land transactions and new homes sales, ranging from SME's to national house builders. Without doubt, Carl believes that Land and New Homes is the shining beacon of Estate Agency. With this in mind, Sandersons headhunted Carl and are delighted he joined Sandersons in September 2017 to oversee the Land and New Homes Department.
What do you like most about Sandersons approach? The reason I wanted to work for Sandersons is that I am extremely passionate about our business and strongly believe that customer service is paramount in everything we do. We also have a proactive approach that stands out from the crowd. This amongst other attributes resonates to the core of the Sandersons brand and for the great people that work within it. As a quote: "Its the little things that make the biggest differences"
I am originally from Tonbridge, but have lived in the Maidstone area for 20 years. I have an 11 year old son and live with my partner and our dog named Bruce. (See if you can work out the name connection from my picture!) I am a typical Man Utd fan in the sense that I don't come from Manchester. However, I do have a season ticket so can lay claim to the fact that I have seen them play "live" dozens of times! I like most sports including football, rugby and enjoy playing golf. I have recently taken up shooting as new hobby. I love spending time with my son and socialising with family and friends, including a love for live music- therefore going to gigs is a must for me. Finally, I have to admit to being a Batman geek and I am always looking looking for items to add to my collection!
What advice would you give to your younger self? Eat less cheese and do more sit ups!
Pippa joined Sandersons in 2009 as New Lets Manager after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an upper 2.1 (Hons) degree in Business Studies with Operations Management. Pippa went on to oversee the Property Management Team and in 2015, progressed into a more strategic role developing our systems, marketing and in house processes to ensure we are operating as effectively as we possibly can. This includes focusing on our brand image, marketing, staff training, internal software and technology to enable us to continue to deliver the best possible service to our clients.
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Lover of country pursuits & 4-legged friends
Pippa's main passion is riding where she regularly competes against both national and international riders with her own horse who she trained herself from a 2 year old. Pippa loves sports, snowboarding, being active and is more often than not found out and about socialising with friends & family. She enjoys a walk with the dogs and knows that at the end of every walk, there is usually a good local pub. She has also learned the skill of traditional upholstery from her mother and enjoys working on furniture restoration projects for friends and in her own home. Pippa married David, her partner of 10 years in September 2017 and they love living in the countryside near Frittenden.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Be more confident in yourself and remember that the problem with common sense is that it's not that common. The hangovers also get worse as you get older.
New Homes Manager
Anita has in excess of 15 years experience within both corporate and independent estate agency. Anita started her property career working as on site liaison and sales negotiator on new home sites in the Kent and Sussex areas; working in partnership with various developers including Kier, Redrow, Bellwinch Homes and Sales Link. Following the success of these projects, Anita demonstrated her tenacious and proactive approach within a successful and profitable national corporate estate agency as a senior team member for 4 years. Since 2011, Anita has worked in partnership with private and corporate Landlords in the South East, overseeing the daily operation of these contracts. Anita is a dedicated point of contact for these clients to ensure that lettings and sales properties are marketed efficiently and void periods are reduced; thus increasing profitability for her clients. Anita has gained extensive knowledge of the government Help to Buy, Intermediate Rent and Shared Ownership Sales Schemes for both the rental and residential sales markets. We are delighted that Anita is part of our team bringing her experience and skills to further enhance the offering to our clients.
Why are Sandersons different?
Because of our ability to tailor our services to our customer requirements.
I have worked in Maidstone and surrounding areas from the age of 16. I live in Walderslade with my other half, daughter, one eyed elderly white boxer dog Frankie & energetic greyhound Boris. In my spare time I enjoy long country walks with my dogs & being a personal groom for my daughter when she's horse riding. What advice would you give your younger self? To believe in myself more
Chris has enjoyed a seven year career in Estate Agency and pools together both letting and residential sales experience in that time. Chris has recently joined Sandersons from a branch manager position, covering Maidstone and Ashford. Due to a surge in business within the Land and New Homes department in Sandersons, there has been a need to expand the business in this direction and this is what Chris has come in to do as a Senior New Homes Negotiator. His role is to drive the teams in Kent to sell the current stock that Sandersons have taken to the market and assist the teams in bringing in new business and building long term relationships with developers.
What do you like most about Sandersons approach?
I joined Sandersons as I feel that they are a consistently growing business and in this excites me very much. I hope to continue the journey with Sandersons to grow even further!
I have been local to the Maidstone area for near 30 years which may give a hint as to my age! I grew up in Wateringbury which is a charming Village outside Maidstone and went to school over at Mascalls in Paddock Wood giving me a good knowledge of a wide range of locations. My main base has been Maidstone in my career and over the last seven years I have dealt with a vast array of people and properties in the area. I enjoy walking – especially if the end of the walk is a pub and have kept my new year’s resolution to eat well and go to the gym! I am currently learning Italian as I am off to Naples in Italy with my girlfriend in the Summer (as we both worked far too hard to have a holiday last year!).
What advice would I give my younger self?
I would have started going to the gym much earlier and ideally not developed a taste for a fine whisky!
Joe joined the Sandersons’ team as Head of Block Management in our Canterbury office in 2018, after working on the merge of iConn with Sandersons. Joe studied Estate Management at Harper Adams University, he started his career as a Property Manager in rural Kent. He moved to London to take the position of Asset Manager at Neritum UK, where he was responsible for the team that looked after the company’s real estate assets. He successfully reduced the budgeted spend in London, and implemented a number of management systems to work in a proactive rather than reactive manner. He then helped to implement these systems with teams in Dubai, Thailand and Canada. After returning to Kent and a few years out of the property industry, Joe worked as a business consultant, working successfully with companies in a wide range of industries including; Property, Transportation, Pubs, Hair Dressing, Equestrian and Agriculture.
What do you like most about Sandersons’ approach?
Sandersons’ offers a comprehensive service with a real personal feel for our clients, creating fantastic relationships between us and them, ensuring a service that is effective and gets the best results.
I was born in Kent, and lived here for 23 years before moving to London, I missed the countryside though and moved back to the village I was born in after a few years. Outside of work, I am the Chairman of The Kent Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs Charity. I spend most of my free time with my flock of sheep, Ivor my horse or my dogs Sid and Polly.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
‘It will be fine’