I have been involved in estate agency for all of my working life. I have nearly forty years of experience as a valuer, office manager working for both local firms and corporate organisations. During that time, I’ve worked in Gateshead, Newcastle, County Durham, Rowlands Gill, Whickham and Gosforth, making many new friends along the way.
In 2015, having noticed a changing market I decided to set up my own business providing a locally based personal service to clients who wish to buy or sell property. My son John also joined the business and after a lot of hard work and long hours we have built our reputation and have now become one of the most successful estate agents in the Tyneside, Durham and Northumberland areas.
As we became more successful I am delighted to have recntly welcomed Jordan Beeley into what is still very much a family business. The three of us, together with support staff will continue to provide a premier professional service to our clients.
When not working, I like to spend time relaxing in the garden, walking my dogs in the nearby countryside and hopefully, when things get better enjoying a few holidays in the sun.
My interest in estate agency began at an early age. Initially I assisted a friend working in the industry with the IT side of completing floor plans. Whilst at University I progressed to having a summer job as a part-time accompanied viewer.
Although my intention was to move to London, I soon became passionate about working within estate agency and stayed in the Northeast. Initially I was employed by a large corporate agent and after progressing through the ranks, together with Jordan, we began running their head office branch. Fortunately, we were both guided by a mentor who was the best in the business at the time.
Seeking a new challenge, for the next three years I worked for a city centre agent in Newcastle. Here I gained experience selling city centre apartments, dealing with clients and developers with large property portfolios and increasing my knowledge of properties and the market within Newcastle and surrounding areas.
By this time 2015, Jan had just launched her own business, Jan Mitchell Properties. Unfortunately, three months into the first year of trading Jan was given some worrying health news. In order to make sure she had a business to return too, I left my city centre role so that she could concentrate on recovery. Once the first difficult year was out of the way Jan and I grew the business from being a small hybrid agent to becoming a leading agent in Derwent Valley. We went on to break house price records and set new standards in Whickham, Burnopfield and Rowlands Gill. Even in those early years we also gained national recognition and awards.
The business progressed and we now service clients in Gateshead, County Durham and Newcastle. Every day is different and exciting, and it is an honour to work with such a unique, talented and closely knit team. In my spare time I am a bit of a foodie and with the Ouseburn development being on my doorstep, this is my go-to place. I enjoy surfing off Longsands beach and I have a sad obsession with Newcastle United. You will always find me in the Gallowgate end of St James Park for home games.
My interest in property started from an early age, being the son of an architect, I grew up in and around many projects throughout my childhood, this then led me to complete a Building Surveying degree at Northumbria University which enabled me to further my interest and knowledge of property.
I have now been in estate agency for some 10 years, working for both corporate and independent firms, where I have covered a variation of roles from Valuer to Branch Manager across the North East including areas such as Newcastle, Gosforth, Heaton, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Gateshead and Durham to name a few.
In my spare time I would love to say I have many interesting hobbies however I’m afraid to say it’s really just property related in renovation and rental, if you want to talk about the match then Johns your man!
After being close friends with the Mitchell family for many years I recently joined forces (and practically the family!) as a third partner to further the good work they have done to date and ultimately enable us to take on more clients, so keen for you to get in touch and let us explain how we can help!