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.
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.
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.
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’
Matt graduated from Canterbury Christchurch University in 2013 with a degree in Photography. He also holds an Adobe Certified Associate qualification for the use of Photoshop. Since Matt began photographing properties in 2014, he has photographed a wide range of homes for estate agents and property developers. He is a qualified domestic energy assessor and drone operator, he also produces video tours and designs marketing material. What do you like most about Sandersons’ approach? It is refreshing to work for an agent that has such a straight-forward approach and to work with colleagues that are all working as part of a team.
Holding a camera or with some sort of board on his feet
My personal photographic work has been selected for a number of competitions, it was most notably featured in the Royal Photographic Society 'International Print Competition', as part of it was included in a touring UK exhibition. I also held a solo exhibition in Broadstairs, Kent. Aside from undertaking my own photography, I enjoy snowboarding and skateboarding. I also have a passion for travelling, in 2016 I went on a trip around the world. In my spare time I go snowboarding at the local dry ski slope, go skateboarding or spend time with my girlfriend. What advice would you give to your younger self? Do what you enjoy because life is short.