Nick Simpson, head of leading agents Simpsons of Mumbles, explains why that trust is so importantů..
How long have you been in estate agency? How did you get into the business?
Few people grow up dreaming of one day being an estate agent. I suppose it found me and 30 years later I'm still selling homes in the Mumbles and Gower area.
Do you still enjoy it?
Yes, more than ever. I've always been fascinated by homes and property, where people live and what motivates them to move on. I've acted for many clients as they've progressed in the housing market.
Working with people is a very satisfying experience. Luckily for me Mumbles and Gower have for so long been my home and workplace. It doesn't get better than that!
What changes have you seen in the business over the past three decades?
Rather less than you would imagine. The key points remain the same - a passion and interest in what you are doing; a total commitment to acting in the best interests of your vendors; accuracy, honesty and attention to detail in the presentation of the property. It's true that the Internet has added a new dimension to marketing. It naturally widens the potential audience and awareness. Having said that, as I sit in the front of my office, nothing beats personal recommendation, for which I am grateful, time and time again.
To continue building a trusted and respected company that will stand the test of time.