James is the owner & director of Allen Residential. Having started as a trainee in the estate agency in 1995 James has almost a quarter of a century behind him in the business and has seen lots of change.
"When i first started in estate agency at the tender age of 18 the business was very basic with black & white photography, 'hot client' boxes & a vendor client base making choices on who to use to sell their home based on purely location & selling fee. Since then we have seen the explosion of the internet, email and smart phones & a widening choice of who to use to sell your home & how much to pay.
What i always loved about my job is that i was being paid to talk to people, finding someone a place to live gave me great satisfaction & being paid to do so was at the time a bonus!
Running Allen Residential I have a very clear vision of the area in which we operate & the way in which we sell properties. Having previously worked for a large corporate agency & a high quality Independent I was keen to develop a company that could compete with any & all competitors whilst offering the quality of service known to come from the high quality Independent agencies. We embrace modern technology & are at the forefront amongst our competitors, having a younger team of course helps us with this; we are constantly praised for our energy & enthusiasm when selling properties for our clients!