At Grisdales, we believe life is a property journey and our mission is to help you every step of the way with passion, honesty and expertise. We are considerate of our clients and colleagues and always strive to fulfil our potential.
We have thought long and hard about what it takes to make an excellent estate agent. We truly believe that our values provide a sound foundation for us to work from, allowing us to provide a professional service that our clients both expect and deserve. Continue reading to find out how we do what we promise to do.
“We all love our job! No two days are the same – and neither are our clients! We take great pride and pleasure in spending whatever time is necessary finding out each story and provide ways to help achieve individual property goals in a friendly, and at the same time, highly professional way.”
Lynne has built a wealth of property sales knowledge and experience over the last 13 years, having great enthusiasm for character property as well as searching out opportunities within the Land and New Homes sector. She believes passionately in building lasting relationships with our clients which means repeat business and recommendations are the norm.
Prior to working in the property industry, Lynne has experienced a wide range of sectors such as banking, education, forestry and finance.
Lynne is a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents (MNAEA), having completed a technical Award in the Sale of Residential Property amongst other industry training.
“I love our team ethos…we work brilliantly as a team and genuinely enjoy looking after our customers. I couldn’t work for any other agent, they just don’t have the passion for the job the way we do”
Laura is responsible for visiting new properties to give vendors advice on marketing their homes. She also places new homes on the market; including taking photographs and measurements and drafting brochures. She is responsible for reviewing property marketing progress and securing price reductions where appropriate. What’s more; she draws up probate and landlord valuation reports, is occasional cover for the front office negotiating team and she also attends the sales steering committee meetings.
Laura has been with Grisdales for several years in many roles and has enjoyed all she has done. She started her career in banking, but was also a dental receptionist for ten years – so her career history is varied! She has a Level 3 ILM (Institute of Learning and Management) in Management and is a people person – dealing with people is what she does best!
Laura has lived in Workington for almost five years, she has two grown up children and two grandsons, all whom she enjoys spending time with! For Laura, nothing beats running around Whinlatter Forest with small children (releasing your inner child!). She also loves socialising, restaurants, cooking, city breaks at the weekend and she loves holidays (the hotter and sunnier the better!) Laura also loves visiting the South of England where the rest of her family live. Since she was 20, she has had approximately 30 different homes, so we think she is well qualified for her job!
“As a company, Grisdales offers knowledge and support to clients during an important time in their lives”
Having completed A levels and a Business Administration NVQ, Nicola has spent her working career so far in busy offices and extending her knowledge around Customer service. Over the past 3 years, Nicola has experienced working in both the sales and lettings departments and has keen interest in all areas.
Having recently purchased her first family home she is ambitious in helping others find the perfect home for them. Nicola has always lived local and has a wide knowledge of the area.
“We work to support each member of our team both personally and professionally so that they have the skills and experience to support you with your property journey. We work hard and support each other, we relax together and have fun together supporting charity and community”
Nina joined Grisdales in 2008, when she started working 3 days per week covering the accounting function, which has developed into the full-time position she now holds. Her areas of responsibility cover Finance; HR and Payroll; IT and Systems Administration; and company infrastructure.
Nina’s previous work experience varies, working in the Civil Service, for a small privately owned business and within her own family business; there is also a little bit of retail experience thrown in for variety. All of Nina’s previous roles have been accounting based, within some additional tasks taking advantage of her adaptability and versatility.
Adventures are part of Nina’s life, whether it be a new house project, an outdoor activity or a learning adventure.
“I enjoy meeting potential new tenants and matching them to their perfect property, helping them every step along the way from the application process right through to move in – We are a very close team and all have a great working relationship always helping and working with each other to ensure all our clients get the best possible service throughout”
Lesley joined Grisdales in 2017 as their Weekend Receptionist after she had taken a short break from work following the birth of her little girl Ella. Lesley progressed on to Letting Negotiator taking a full-time position and is now the Property Marketing Manager covering Whitehaven, Workington and surrounding areas.
Lesley has always worked in customer service and sales roles, spending her previous 5 years as a Client Services Advisor progressing to a Client Accountant.
She lives in Whitehaven with her partner Andrew, her daughter Ella Amelia-Lilly and at weekends her stepdaughter Emma Louise.
If you are ready to start your journey with us, we look forward to meeting you. If you are not quite there yet, but have some questions, please get in touch and we will be happy to assist.
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