BARBERS ESTATE AGENTS - Key Persons
- CHARTERED SURVEYOR
What is your favourite food & drink? Italian (Pizza Especially) accompanied by a Pint of ice-cold Peroni. Where is your favourite holiday destination? Taormina, Sicily What is your favourite film? The Gentleman. What do you like most about your job/working at Barbers? Being able to help clients find new homes as well as sell their own, also an opportunity to progress a new career in the real estate industry. What do you enjoy doing when you're not at work? I love travel and new adventures to experience different scenery and cultures with my other half. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Professional Motorcycle racer. Growing up watching the Isle Of Man TT and BSB it has always been a dream. What is your role at Barbers? Finding clients, the right home by negotiating sales both to buy and to sell.
Andrea is a Residential Lettings Valuer who has been with Barbers since 2017. She brings a wealth of experience with her, having previously been a Branch Manager for another local agent. Living and working locally, Andrea loves the diversity of the area and would like to find herself a property in the Shropshire countryside which is within walking distance of a good pub!
- Lettings Valuer & Negotiator
Chris joined Barbers in 2002 after relocating with his family to rural Shropshire from Wiltshire. After managing Barbers accounts team for 7 years, he became Company Secretary in 2009. Chris later headed the property management department and achieved the ARLA qualification whilst in this role. Now as Finance Director his responsibilities are not only financial but include human resources, compliance, anti-money laundering and other statutory requirements.
- Company Secretary
- FINANCE MANAGER
Debbie joined Barbers in 2009 as a Lettings Administrator in the Lettings Department. She deals with landlords and tenants on a day to day basis, both on the telephone and in person and deals with all aspects of the administration process involved in setting up tenancy agreements.
Debbie has completed the NFOPP Level 3 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management and is ARLA qualified.
Shropshire born and bred, Donna joined the Market Drayton Sales team back in 2009 after working as a Legal Executive in the Family Department of a local Solicitors firm. Not only does she hold a Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Estate Agency, she is also one of our Auction Valuers and a Relocation Specialist. Donna combines her passion for property and her competitive nature to ensure impressive results for all of her clients. She loves her quiet market town for the ample amenities on offer and spectacular countryside on her doorstep. Donna would like to find a run down property in the countryside with the potential her own stamp on. Hopefully something with some land for a couple of cocker spaniels too!
- Branch Sales Co - Ordinator
After over 15 years in conveyancing Faye has made the move into Estate Agency with Barbers in 2020 which has given her an all round experience of the whole of the house purchasing process. Faye works in Sales Support which means she deals with all aspects of preparing the properties for marketing. In her spare time Faye enjoys walking her black Labrador Poppy and planning her next holiday!
Gail has worked within the Estate Agency business for over 20 years, and joined Barbers in 2004.
Her role as the Sales Director also sees her overseeing our Market Drayton office plus the privilege of valuing properties in the area. We estimate that she has successfully sold over 2000 properties in TF9 during her career!
Gail has lived for over 40 years in the area and is often referred to as the "Oracle" when it comes to knowing all there is to know about the town and outlying villages and the property market.
Gemma is responsible for maintaining properties on behalf of our landlords by arranging remedial works, rent collecting and keeping the landlords up to date with regulations i.e. gas checks, EPCs, smoke alarms.
Having previously worked in a bank and for an insurance company, Gemma has been with Barbers for 7 years and is our resident fitness freak!
Gemma is part of our Lettings Senior Management Team.
What is your favourite food & drink? My favourite food is chilli con carne, and my favourite drink is Lemon iced tea or a Mocha! Where is your favourite holiday destination? I love Greece, ive visited a few of the islands! What is your favourite film? My Favourite film although it's a Christmas one is ‘The Holiday' What do you like most about your job/working at Barbers? I like the team the most, but I also really enjoy seeing the properties. What do you enjoy doing when you're not at work? While im not at work I spend my time going to different coffee shops with friends and family. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was child I wanted to either be a vet or a paramedic. What is your role at Barbers? My role at barbers is a Junior Sales Negotiator
- Sales Negotiator & Valuer
Hannah is a property guru! Having worked in both Sales and Lettings across the Midlands, she has had roles as a Negotiator, Valuer, Lister and Manager. She joined Barbers in 2019, having been in the industry since 2012, and is a Sales Negotiator & Valuer in our Wellington/Telford Office. Hannah has enjoyed every minute of her career working in the property industry and is most passionate about connecting people with their perfect homes, whether it be first time buyers or those settling down into the retirement home they have always dreamed of. Hannah lives in Ketley Bank and loves the village feel, especially the Ketley Paddock Mound for dog walking. Her ideal property would be a 1930's detached, with a garage for her fiancé's classic car and a big garden for the dog. My role at Barbers is Negotiator & Valuer for the Wellington Office; this enables me to see property transaction right through from start to finish, from the very first valuation appointment, to negotiating sales, and handing over keys to excited new owners. Living in the local Telford area allows me to spend time enjoying the local nature reserves, particularly Ketley Paddock Mound and Granville Country Park. One of my favourite Telford spots is the ice-cream shop in Ironbridge where I'd happily queue all afternoon for a Toffee Fudge or Salted Caramel in a waffle cone. If I'm not pigging out on ice-cream, I can be found baking for my colleagues, friends, and Fiancé, or watching a whole host of films from The Pianist to Stepbrothers. When at home, I spend time caring for my giant African land snail Dale and preparing our home for my Fiancé and I to welcome our first child in Autumn 2022.
Jacqui has been with Barbers since 2014, having previously worked as a Real Estate Agent in Dubai and also at a local bank. Her main roles include the preparation inventories prior to the commencement of a tenancy and then conducting an outgoing inspection at the end, before negotiating deposit releases. Jacqui lives in Market Drayton but enjoyed her time in Dubai and would like to be back overlooking the sea one day!
- Sales Negotiator / Valuer
Jenni joined Barbers in 2010 as Lettings Valuer & Negotiator after the takeover of Paul F Rowley where she had previously worked since 2005. Jenni is first point of contact for both landlords and tenants and on daily basis, dealing with registering applicants, arranging viewings, negotiating lets and progressing them to completion. Jenni has passed the prestigious National Federation of Property Professionals Level 4 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management and as a result holds 'Fellow' grade membership of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. Jenni is part of our Lettings Senior Management Team.
John's role within the department is to provide meticulous reports on the condition of properties prior to tenants moving in. John is a qualified member of The Association of Approved Inventory Providers ( APIP ) showing that this important side of the business is being treated with the professionalism it deserves.
- Property Management & Lettings Assistant
What is your role at Barbers? I joined Barbers in February 2023, my role is letting and property management assistant. I help with all aspects of lettings which includes taking applications, arranging viewings and then towards the end of the week I also help the property management team where I help to collect rents, speaking with landlords and tenants and arrange any maintenance issues and essential jobs. What is an interesting fact about yourself? I love football! I was over the moon when I heard Barbers were doing the fantasy football league. My aim is to overtake the Lettings Director Richard Heath by the end of this season! I also had trials to play football at Shrewsbury town.
- Sales Negotiator & Progressor
Julies role is Sales Negotiator and she oversees all our sales to completion. She has been with Barbers since 2007, having previously worked in Retail Management. Her career with Barbers began with the Property Rental Team as a negotiator and later as a Valuer and then she joined the Sales team in 2015. Julie loves the variety of the job and being able to help and support purchasers and sellers through the whole process. Her ideal home would be a cosy character cottage, with a sunset view to relax and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day.
- Mortgage & Protection Adviser
- Mortgage & Protection Adviser
- Sales Negotiator & Progressor