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    Whitton & Laing, are market leaders in the residential and country house market in the Exeter district and have an enviable reputation for integrity and professionalism. Established in 1884 we have unrivalled experience and knowledge of property in the region, a professional approach to valuation and marketing advice, skilled negotiating ability and genuine concern for our clients.
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    Our clients come to us for advice because we have a breadth and depth of knowledge gained from over 130 years of property transactions. 
    Through good times and tougher times we must have sold or let every type of property, in every street and village in the area. We must have managed just about every property scenario imaginable. 
    Thanks to this and our broad portfolio of skills - which includes lettings, auctions, surveying and block management - we believe we have a unique ability to handle your property sale with the knowhow you deserve.
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    David Gibson FNAEA, MARLA - Partner - Sales 
    An estate agent for over 39 years David Gibson has a wide and diverse experience across the entire property spectrum. Joining Whitton & Laing as manager of the busy Exeter Estate agency department in 1986 he had previously worked for another high profile local independant company in various towns covering the whole of the county. A fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and member of ARLA (the Association of residential letting agents) David prides himself in providing the best and most professional service that he can, sometimes in tricky circumstances but always with a smile! In his spare time David enjoys sports of all kinds, is a keen golfer and more recently cycling. He enjoys watching football and is an avid Barnsley fan! (he blames his wife's South Yorkshire roots for that!) A keen member of "Global Harmony" a 40 plus strong harmony choir, David loves singing and performing in various charity concerts around the district.
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    Alison Whitfield  MARLA - Partner - Lettings
    As head of the very successful lettings department, Alison strives to maintain a personal, friendly lettings service. With an Honours Degree in Estate Management and having worked for Whitton & Laing since 1995, Alison believes her many years experience in the property industry, enables her to give the very best advice to Landlords and Tenants.Alison is proud of the quality of the lettings portfolio at Whitton & Laing, built up over many years and is determined to ensure that ongoing future expansion will not be at the expense of continuing to offer a personal, customer friendly service, as she continues to build the business on reputation. Born in Exeter, Alison still lives in the City with her family. She is a keen paper crafter, takes full advantage of our beautiful beaches and coastline, enjoying kayaking, boating and fishing and is often found caravanning near the coast in her spare time!
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    Julie Weaver - Partner - Estate/Block Management
    Julie is the Head of Estate & Apartment Block Management and Associate of Whitton & Laing. Julie leads the department with the philosophy that 'people are as important as property', a view that is installed within every member of the team, which we believe has contributed to the success of the business in recent years. As well as communicating well with residents at all levels, she feels it important to develop a good working relationship with contractors in order to ensure the best possible levels of service for our clients.Whilst her family are not originally from the West Country, Julie was born and educated in Exeter and is well known amongst the local professional community, having worked in both the commercial and residential property sectors in Exeter and Bristol for over 25 years, the last 17 being with Whitton & Laing in Exeter. When she is not working, she enjoys spending precious time with family and entertaining friends and when not shaking her famous cocktails, can be found doing similar at the local Zumba class!
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    Symon Garrett FNAEA - Associate Partner -Sales
    An estate agent for over 30 years Symon Garratt has a wealth of experience in the property industry having worked for most of his career in the Exeter & East Devon area. Joining Whitton & Laing as an Associate Partner in 2015 he is based at our Budleigh Salterton office and also oversees the Exmouth branch. He had previously been a Director for another high profile local independent estate agent in the area working mainly in Exmouth & Budleigh Salterton. Symon is also a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor as well as a Green Deal Advisor and provides EPC's for the company. A past Devon Chairman and fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, he was awarded the Certificate of Practise in Estate Agency, in 2002.
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    Ian Squair ACIOB - Professional & Survey Dept
    Ian has twenty seven years' experience working with buildings and construction. After spending a decade of his early career focussing on listed buildings, ecclesiastical and scheduled ancient monuments he moved into more modern construction but provided a high quality bespoke service. Thanked by HRH for his contribution to restoring Windsor after the fire he has worked with a wide variety of private client's, family trusts, commercial clients and parochial church councils across the south of England. In addition to being a building surveyor Ian is also an accredited mediator and is passionate about dispute resolution. He likes to spend his spare time with his wife and children pursuing a wide range of physical activities making use of the fantastic countryside around this area.
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    Chris Heal - Manager - Sales
    Chris has worked in estate agency for 8 years but has always worked within the sales and service sector. He firmly believes that service is as important as the sales aspect and enjoys seeing the process through from start to finish with a personal touch. Chris lived in Exeter for nearly 30 years but recently moved to Exmouth, after working in East Devon for 6 years he is delighted to be back in the city he knows so well.
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    Mark Soper - Senior Negotiator - Sales
    Mark has been a part of the Sales Department in Exeter since 1986 handling all types of residential property and building up a loyal client base and a number of professional contacts. Mark grew up in East Devon and went to school in Exeter and then worked for a year for a family firm of estate agents in Dawlish. Seeing sales progress from start to finish is certainly the most rewarding part of the business and receiving kind and positive feedback from clients we have acted for is brilliant.Outside of work, Mark is passionate about antiques and is a keen collector with a particular interest in early English pottery. In his spare time, Mark likes nothing more than going to auctions and antiques fairs and is a regular visitor to The Cotswolds and London. Mark is a keen supporter of a particular animal charity and is an avid follower of Coronation Street!
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    Mary Robertson - Senior Negotiator - Sales
    Having joined Whitton & Laing's Sales Team in 2013 Mary brings her friendly enthusiasm into her role as a Senior Negotiator and thrives on offering a highly personal bespoke service in what can be a stressful event in clients' lives.With over ten years experience in the local Devon property market, Mary joins us from an Assistant Manager position in a local Independent City Estate Agency, which she has relished.Having graduated from Exeter University in 2002 Mary set up her own property developing business with her partner, buying, selling, building and renovating over twenty properties in Exeter and the surrounding villages. This has gained her extensive practical knowledge and experience in this field and a passion for period property and issues relating to old buildings in particular.Living in Silverton, she loves village life with her partner and enjoys long walks with her border collie, literature and the arts and travelling whenever there's an opportunity.
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    Helen Stevens - Administrator - Sales
    Helen is a local girl, who married and lived in Berkshire/Surrey for [20 years], but has now returned to her roots, here in Devon.Helen joined Whitton and Laing as a Secretary/Administrator in 2006. She has a wealth of administrative experience in an office environment and thrives on the challenges that working in an estate agency can bring. In her spare time, Helen enjoys walking, alternative health and, more recently, her first grandchild.
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    Julia Frampton - Administrator - Sales
    Julia joined Whitton & Laing in 2000 with many years experience as a pa and administrator, latterly in the editorial department of a local book publishers, so beware where you put your apostrophes! and personnel. She is a Westcountry 'girl' who in her early career combined work with travel but has always returned home. She enjoys a variety of activities which include dancing of all sorts, walking, cycling, gardening, cinema, concerts, socialising and still enjoys travelling.
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    Darren Hampton - Manager - Exmouth
    Darren comes to Whitton and Laing with a wealth of knowledge and experience from his Nineteen years as an estate agent. Having started within the industry as a sales negotiator, he worked his way up to being a branch manager and running his own successful estate agency business before selling it on. He quotes "I am thrilled to be part of a local business with such a long and established pedigree and look forward to serving and being part of the local community for many years to come". In his spare time, Darren is a keen martial artist with a second Dan grading in Aikido and enjoying days out with his wife and two boys aged five and eight by the seaside and in the Devon countryside.
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    Pam Preston - Administrator - Exmouth
    Having been in Estate Agency for over 23 years, 12 of which was spent in Budleigh Salterton, Pam Preston joined the company in 2002 as Secretary/Administrator for residential sales when the Exmouth office first opened. Pam has lived in Exmouth all of her life and has a great deal of local knowledge and enthusiasm for the town and surrounding areas alike, giving clients and colleagues the benefit of her experience in both sales and admin, while also demonstrating commitment in her role to the highest standards of service and customer care in order to try and make the moving process as stress free as possible. During her 'out of office' hours Pam is a keen member of 'Renaissance' - a four-part harmony chorus in Exmouth town, where she sings with over 40 other ladies who often participate in local and foreign music festivals and, many charity concerts during the year; one of the most prestigious being at one of Exeter Cathedral's many Christmas singing events. She also likes to participate in other charity events, the most recent being a sponsored 'SkyDive' on behalf of Hospiscare when, with the help of her company, she raised over £1,000.
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    Amy Barnes - Senior Negotiator - Budleigh
    Amy Barnes is a key senior negotiator in our highly respected Budleigh Salterton office. Over the past five years she has built a valuable and diverse skill set, with experience in all aspects of Estate Agency. With 7 years previous experience in customer service, Amy places great importance on building strong client relationships and adhering to the highest standards of professionalism at all times. Amy is glad to call Budleigh Salterton home but has also spent time living in New Zealand and America. In her spare time she enjoys pursuing her interest in fine art painting and drawing alongside her keen interest in literature. Enjoying long walks with her dog enable her to make the most of all our local landscape has to offer.
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    Nadia Davey - Lettings Administrator
    Nadia comes from a background in both the customer service and administration industry and thrives on the challenges that both bring. Being new to the company, Nadia is enjoying getting to know her role as Lettings Administrator and hopes that Landlords and tenants alike will benefit from her friendly and cheery disposition.Nadia's most enjoyed aspect of her role at Whitton and Laing is providing exceptional customer service to each and every customer and tenant alike. She also loves being a part of the 'moving in' process!In her spare time Nadia enjoys socialising with friends and family, keeping fit and (preferably) lying on a beach somewhere hot and sunny!
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    Martyn Burnett - MRICS Chartered Surveyor
    Having studied Building Surveying at Brighton University Martyn qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1998 following a period working in Birmingham and Bristol. With a broad range of experience gained with a number of firms Martyn specialises in building surveys, insurance valuations, party walls, defect analysis and contract administration. More recently Martyn has also been carrying out valuation work and has been an RICS Registered Valuer since 2010. Outside work interests include a wide range of activities and sports.
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    Conrad Grundy - Building Surveyor
    Conrad is originally from New Zealand but has lived in the UK for many years. Schooling in Kent then University in London. He moved down to the West Country in 2002 and after a decade running his own business producing measured survey and EPC's he returned to university in Plymouth to study Building Surveying and the Environment. On completion of his second degree he worked for Cornwall Housing as a surveyor for the asset management team before joining Whitton and Laing's professional services department.If he is lucky enough to be allowed spare time he enjoys playing golf, cycling or dabbling in water sports after which he can usually be found enjoying the delights of a local ale house.
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    Andrew Moore - Dip DEA, Dip GDA - Surveyor
    Following a very successful 24 years in the Royal Navy Andrew left the busy operations environment of 801 Squadron and developed new skills in property surveying in 2007 when HIP's, (Home Information Packs), were being introduced. Although the Home Inspection side was soon suspended Andrew continued with Domestic Energy Assessments and has since assisted many home owners in Energy Saving Measures through CERT and ECO funded projects including Renewable Technologies and Insulation.Following a family move Andrew lived in Torbay for 22 years and since enjoys the quieter countryside around Newton Poppleford where he has been for the past 7 years. His interests include Formula One, general keep fit and natural health products.
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    Whitney Parmenter - Estates Dept Manager
    Having arrived at Whitton & Laing at the age of 15 on 'work experience' shy but a little cheeky, Whitney Parmenter must have made a good impression as she never left!Working throughout the holidays and weekends of her final year of school and studies at college, over the years, Whitney inherited the skills required when working in Estate & Apartment Block Management; diplomacy, practicality and calm whilst juggling various different balls. Now at 25, Whitney is an Estate & Apartment Block Manager with a portfolio of properties in Exeter, Plymouth, East and Mid Devon areas and is well experienced in dealing with whatever conundrums the job throws at her, where appropriate doing so with a generous sprinkling of good humour!During the working day, Whitney is responsible for the maintenance of the structure and communal areas of apartment buildings and estates and during the evenings and weekends, is currently renovating her new home. When there is not a paintbrush or drill in her hand, a glass of wine will often be in its place as she enjoys socialising with friends and family on a regular basis.
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    Yvonne Thompson - Estates & Apartments Manager
    Yvonne has a enjoyed a career within the property sector spanning 13 years, she has worked within all aspects of the sector, including commercial, residential and land sales and property management.Joining Whitton & Laing in 2012, Yvonne has found her role in Estate & Block Management the most rewarding and satisfying role of her career and now effectively manages her own portfolio of properties, in the Exeter and South Devon areas.Born in the West Midlands, Yvonne moved to the South West over 20 years ago and feels that this is 'home sweet home'. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, walking and socialising.
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    Ruth Amesbury - Estates & Apartmens Manager
    Ruth has a longstanding background of property maintenance and management spanning the last 17 years, together with running the management of the development in which she has lived for a number of years and is, therefore, very much in tune with the needs and requirements of a group of residents!Joining Whitton & Laing early in 2014, Ruth is thriving on the challenges of being 'on the other side of the fence' and having always worked with the general public, is enjoying building new relationships with residents within her new portfolio of properties and organising major works for the year ahead.Living in Exeter, but having spent time living and working in Bristol, Ruth is familiar with the South West Region. Ruth's philosophy in life, which she has passed onto her grown up family, is always to treat people as you would like to be treated yourself.
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    Karl Fisher- Estates & Apartment Manager
    Born and educated in Exeter, Karl has been dealing with property for the last 15 years during which time he has been involved with sales, lettings and now property management.Karl is very approachable and likes the hands on approach and is very keen to get stuck in to any problem that presents itself, with a multi tool on his belt! He lives in Exeter with his wife and two children, enjoys cycling to Turf Locks with them, is a keen gardener and a self confessed bit of a computer nerd!
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    Ian Fox - Estates & Apartment Manager
    Ian joined Whitton & Laing after a full and distinguished career in the Royal Navy, culminating in the Meritorious Service Medal. Originating from the South East, Ian was educated in Hove, Sussex, before moving to the South West, living Plymouth for 15 years and then moving to Exeter.After performing a wide and varied amount of roles for the MoD in both Housing and Executive roles, his final role was overseeing the rented accommodation for over 150 families that made up the UK contingent of NATO forces throughout Italy.Ian has a proactive approach to property management and takes time to try and plan long term to ensure that there is a comprehensive understand of what is needed in the future. Approachable and keen to resolve problems, he is thoroughly enjoying the challenges of Property Management. Ian's portfolio covers properties in Somerset, East Devon and Plymouth, where his local knowledge of the area is very valuable.
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    Juliette Brand - Estates Administrator
    Juliette originally comes from a background in retail and having enjoyed working with the general public, but feeling that she was ready for a new challenge, joined Whitton & Laing's Estate Agency in 2002, before moving to Estate & Apartment Block Management two years' later and enjoys the busy working environment, feeling that no two days are ever the same! Juliette was born in Colchester, but moved to Princetown 40 years' ago and later settling in Exeter. She enjoys camping, cooking and socialising with friends.
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    Denise Cauchois - Estates Administrator
    Denise worked within the life assurance and investment sector for 30 years, during which time she took a break to raise her two young children.She joined Whitton & Laing in 2009 and is one of the main contacts for clients calling the office, dealing with day-to-day maintenance issues and assisting the Property Managers. Denise enjoys being part of our busy team and the satisfaction of solving any problems which may come her way. Denise's other role is as Mum to her teenage Sons and she also assists her Husband with his business, all of which keep her fit and very busy when she is not working hard in the office!
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    Sarah Watts - Estates Administrator
    Sarah is one of the first points of contact and deals with all general enquiries, assisting the Estate and Apartment Block Managers with the day to day duties of looking after all Estate and Apartment Blocks.Always keen to provide a good service in a professional and friendly manner Sarah's experience in property sales and lettings has stood her in good stead.When not at work Sarah enjoys precious time with her family, out walking the dog or days out with her Husband and two young daughters.
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    Justine Schofield - Estates Administrator
    Justine is one of the first points of contact in the office and deals with all general enquiries, assists the Estate & Apartment Block Managers and contributes to the smooth running of the busy office. Justine comes from a background of front of house and PA positions and this experience dealing with the general public is valuable to her role.Justine always tries her best to get everything done with a smile and believes communication is key to a happy working environment for all.Justine is always busy outside work with her young daughter, dog walking and going off on adventures in her camper van!
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    Abigail Palmer - Estates Administrator
    Abigail comes from a back ground varying from face to face customer service & over the phone customer service. She is part of the administration team in the Block Management department. Her roles involve answering incoming calls, dealing with the enquiries, arranging meetings for property managers and general administration.She contributes to keeping the office running smoothly throughout the week. Abigail is always keeping busy out of work on fun days out such as body boarding, the zoo, walks on Haldon, socialising with friends & family & coaching/playing netball.
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    20 Queen Street,
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      Went out of his way to solve problems.
      "Very friendly and reliable. Kept in touch, gave good advice and went out of his way to solve problems with the conveyancing"
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      Offered good advice but not pushy.
      "Friendly and helpful offered good advice not pushy. Steven changed our opinion of estate agents!"
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      Delighted with the agents' professional manner.
      "We were delighted with the agents professional manner. We achieved nearly the asking price within 3 weeks.
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      They moved heaven & earth to get us in.
      "Of the three companies which we tried, W & L seemed infinitely more au fait with the sale of inner city property. All the staff were courteous, friendly & helpful at all times. The property was on the market for a long time. I believe it was a niche market, property with no parking & an unfortunate neighbour. We brought our present home through W & L. They moved heaven & earth to get us in record time - for which we are most grateful."

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      I wish we had marketed with Whitton and Laing.
      "Mark gave us clear information throughout a long nine months. He rang every week to update us. I wish we had marketed with Whitton and Laing and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to a friend."
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      Lots of local knowledge.
      "Went the extra mile to assist and answer all questions. Always pleasant & helpful, lots of local knowledge on the area and the property."
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      Always rang with updates as they had promised.
      "The friendly service and despite not being our estate agent, the contact and communication and keeping us informed was outstanding. They always rang us before when a message was left and always rang with updates even if there wasn't an update. They rang as they had promised to. Mark Soper was so helpful friendly but professional, explained everything we needed to know as this was our first time selling and buying."
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    Whitton & Laing, are market leaders in the residential and country house market in the Exeter district and have an enviable reputation for integrity and professionalism. Established in 1884 we have unrivalled experience and knowledge of property in the region, a professional approach to valuation and marketing advice, skilled negotiating ability and genuine concern for our clients.

    Very prominent City Centre Offices, with attractive showroom displays, extensive advertising, a sophisticated computer system, all ensure that our clients’ interests are heavily promoted to maximum effect, whatever the state of the market.

    Our membership of ‘The Property Sharing Experts group” (Formerly known as TEAM)’ ensures excellent local and regional coverage, with seven offices in Exeter, over 20 in East Devon, about 80 in the Westcountry, all for a sole agency fee.

    Our Services
    Free market appraisals and marketing advice
    Residential property sales of all types
    Valuations for probate, Insurance and taxation purposes
    Building Surveys and reports.
    Facilities management
    Residential Lettings
    3 Auction Rooms (Selling Antiques, Fine art and general household goods)

    Our 3 Offices

    Exeter
    Close to the city centre and just a stones throw from the High street our prestigious offices are strategically placed and easily accessible, situated less than 200 metres from Central Station and opposite the renowned Victoria & Albert Museum in Queen Street. The offices are welcoming and comfortable and with frontage to both Queen Street and the Harlequin Centre we have one of the largest window displays in the city. On the first and second floors our professional department covers full building surveys, home buyers reports and acts for a host of building societies and banks. We also now boast probably the largest portfolios of managed residential properties in the county as well as a vibrant department for residential lettings across the district.

    Exmouth
    Occupying a superb corner site position at 1 Chapel Street, right in the middle of this popular seaside town, the office was opened for the the first time about 3 years ago. Also trading here under the “Palmers Whitton & Laing banner, it’s success has been meteoric and is already regarded as a market leader. The offices’ prominent corner position also provides probably the largest and highest quality window display in the town. The knowledge of the local market extends to all of the Exe Estuary villages and throughout East Devon.

    Budleigh Salterton
    Situated in a very prominent position in the High street of this beautiful and friendly town made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward and P.G. Woodhouse. The town has a lovely High Street with many excellent quality shops of all kinds. Trading here as Palmers Whitton & Laing and having been established in the town for many years, our reputation for quality service is second to none. The displays at our double fronted offices provide a wonderful showcase for our clients properties.

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    20 Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SN

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