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!
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
Alex joined Sandersons in 2019 as our Senior New Homes Manager. She brings with her a wealth of property experience and is thoroughly enjoying working for an independent Estate Agent with a focus on customer service.
Why are Sandersons different?
The difference for me from working for a corporate to an independent is amazing, all the team are team players and all help each other out in the office and always put the customer first- the only down side is my waistband is getting larger due to all the treats our clients bring in for us!
I started in March 2019 as a New Homes Manager. Even though I am new to this role I have been in estate agency for over 13 years starting as a trainee negotiator and working my way up to Assistant Regional Manager.
In October 21017 I became a mum and was very lucky to have a year maternity. I decided I did not want to work full time so went back to my old position part time. I was then made redundant which in hind sight was the best thing that ever happened to me as it gave me a new opportunity with Sandersons and I love my role. I get to work with developers, the general public, gain new business opportunities and see sales through to completion. The difference for me from working for a corporate to an independent is amazing, all the team are team players and all help each other out in the office and always put the customer first, only down side is my waistband is getting larger due to all the treats our clients bring in for us. In regards to hobbies when I get time to myself I like to go to my spin classes but my main enjoyment is spending time with my family and going on our family adventures from weekends away at Peppa Pig world to days out at Leeds Castle feeding the swans. Of course I love my holidays even
though they have changed now I have a toddler, gone are the days of a cocktails and a sun lounger.
What advice would you give your younger self?
The advice I would give my younger self would be don’t be so hard on yourself.
Julie joined Sandersons as a lettings negotiator in our Maidstone office in 2009 after a background working in media sales. She gained valuable experience within the lettings team, then joined the sales team and progressed into the role of valuations manager for both lettings and sales. She has gained a wealth of knowledge since joining in 2009 and built some incredibly strong working relationships with our clients. Julie is absolutely thriving in her current role as Lettings Manager for our Maidstone office. What do you like about Sandersons' approach? We don't have problems, we have solutions!
Outside of work I love to spend time with my family and my two grand dogs -Frank and Ernie (our two little Dachshund). I also help out at all the craft fairs in Penshurst Place and the Wealden show for the Barefoot welder, a local Designer and fabricator. I also like to go skiing and dancing when possible. My husband comes from Maidstone and we have lived in the area for around 34 years so my knowledge of the area is pretty good! What advice would you give your younger self? Don't judge a book by its cover