Estate Agents Alton
Clive's first position in Estate Agency was back in April 1975 as office junior and tea boy with a small local independent. Many, many years later Clive has seen all the ups and downs of the local property market but according to his partners still makes an excellent cup of tea! Clive's obsession with Estate Agency is combined with obsessions for DIY and gardening, which seem to take up every spare available second. Clive shares his life with his wife and three grown up children along with grandchildren and that's not to mention a house full of dogs, cats and numerous horses. Clive also wants it mentioned that he is a keen Arsenal fan
Tim likes to point out to his fellow Alton estate agents that he is the youngest of the original partnership. Originally from sunny Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, Tim moved to the area over 25 years ago. Spare time is spent walking Daisy the dog and attempting, quite unsuccessfully, to learn French. In recent years he has become a keen but dangerously experimental cook. He is also an avid but not particularly talented skier, a regular tennis player and sometimes even finds the enthusiasm to go for the occasional run.
Polly is a country girl at heart living in a beautiful cottage in Winchfield with Pepper the dog. She has boundless enthusiasm and has proven herself to be an absolute natural at putting clients at their ease and really understanding their requirements. Educated in Midhurst, Polly has worked in both Selborne and Farringdon, so knows the Alton, Surrey and Hampshire area well. As the resident computer expert in our Alton estate agency, Polly is also capable of sorting out all her fellow Partners technological problems, which is important given that Clive, Nick and Tim still struggle to work the office toaster.
When we asked Clare for a few details for her 'meet the team' profile, she mentioned an exceptionally busy life which Involved two sons various dogs and a husband. We did note the order they were listed. Upon reflection it appears she sadly has no dogs at the moment and her sons have grown up and left home. Clare and her husband have filled the void with holidays, weekends away, long walks, lunches and socialising.
Long term Alton resident Clare is considered to be the glue that bonds the office. Her friendly manner and attention to detail ensures confidence whether she is selling your home or indeed selling a home to you. Rather worrying like several members of the WPR team, she admits to a fondness for a glass of wine.
John was educated locally at Bohunt School in Liphook followed by Alton college and so knows the area like the back of his hand. When not busy in our WPR Alton office he thoroughly enjoys football and has played in various teams since the age of 6 and is a lifelong supporter of Brighton & Hove Albion where he is a season ticket holder. He also enjoys karting and Formula 1 and hopes to go to a Grand Prix in the coming years. The love of his life is his Cockapoo Bobby.
Partner and Head of Residential Lettings
Richard has been in the property industry since 1988 and has gained a wealth of valuable knowledge in both sales and lettings over that time. Locally he has built an enviable reputation amongst letting agents in Alton for providing quality service, communication and client feedback. Richard is married to Joanna, who is obviously keen on keeping an eye on Richard and will be helping out in the office too! Joanna's family have lived in South Warnborough for over 30 years.
Joanna has lived in the area for a large part of her life, growing up in the grounds of Old Basing House, which is now open to the public. Playing in the ruined remains as a child led to her keen interest in archaeology and architecture. She studied at both Southampton and Farnham Universities, graduating with a BA (Hons) in 3D Design. Joanna has put this to great use during various renovation projects, including her current scheme of restoring a lake, which has been untouched for the last thirty years. In her spare time she also paints, plays the piano and has recently become an avid bird watcher.
Originally from Buckinghamshire Karen has lived in Alton for nearly 20 years. Super efficient she is the engine behind the Alton team keeping the wheels of industry running smoothly so allowing the sales team to ‘do their stuff’. Along with her husband she enjoys going to see live music, in particular Soul, Jazz and Funk. She also has a Goodwood Road Racing Membership and a keen appreciation of Formula 1 and classic sports cars. She also finds time to spend with her two grown up daughters who live in the town.
Now in her advanced years Peppa is an Alton office ever present and a confirmed team member. Her roles vary from sleeping outside the office in the summer in her capacity as head of security to withdrawing to the back of the office to her bed when conditions are less clement, still mostly sleeping. Technically not the most driven and active team member Peppa seems to enjoy significantly more compliments than the rest of the team from the passing public.