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About our Services

Hello everyone,

Firstly I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has liked, commented and shared our page and last video online! We’ve been blown away with the support and messages we’ve had from everyone which has been very humbling and really encouraging.

So thank you!

In the last video I shared a bit about mine and Zoie’s reasons why we’re setting up in business for ourselves. I now want to just say a bit about how.

And, since we are a new business we don’t have loads of awards or sales under our belts just yet. What I can tell you is that, over the last nearly 20 years I have worked for some of the best estate agencies and best bosses in the business so I have a lot of knowledge and a huge amount of enthusiasm and if you’ve seen the Taken films with Liam Neeson he says ‘What I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills that I have acquired over a very long career…’ you know the script. I’m kind of like the Liam Neeson of estate agency. What you get with us is me and my particular set of skills.

Also, most agents still tie in their clients on a long exclusive contract term. I believe that if we are doing a good job then people are reasonable and will stick with you so there’s no need to tie anyone in. The only person I want to be contractually tied to is my wife, Zoie 😉

So – no contracts and a relationship built on trust and great service is what we want in our business.

We do all the usual stuff – Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, professional standard photography. I even have a Matterport Pro-2 camera so all of our listings come with a 4k high resolution 360 degree virtual tour. We even have relocating and London buyers on our books – there’s no one agent that has a monopoly on that.

Because it’s our business, its built around you and us so we don’t really have opening and closing times. There’s no time of day or day of the week that you can’t contact us, unless we’re on appointments or the school run etc.

So, I won’t go on, I could all day probably but I just wanted to say on video that if you’re thinking about moving home or if you’re frustrated with your current agent – pick up the phone, email me or message me and let’s chat.

I like a good analogy and maybe it’s not the best analogy but before lockdown we got all of our weekly shopping from the supermarket like most families. Then during lockdown we realised that we could get everything we needed at the local shops here in Westgate, Birchington or Margate.

We didn’t need the big shops and we felt good about shopping local, supporting our local community. I’m a bit like the local shops, when you think you need to go with a bigger agent, maybe you don’t and maybe what you need is me.

Thanks again, take care and speak soon x

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Please Allow me to Introduce Myself

Hello,

If you’re reading this or watching the video then it might be in response to our letter we’ve been delivering locally, so thank you for taking the time to check me out.

Like I said in the letter, I’m Russell and we’ve lived in Westgate for six years now. First and foremost I’m husband to Zoie and daddy to three little ones. We love Westgate and Thanet in general…it’s such a great place to live, spend time and bring up our family.

So the reason for this post and the letter –

I’m an Estate Agent and have been in the industry for 20 years nearly. I have worked for some of the best estate agency businesses over the years and genuinely I love it! I love being involved on the journey with clients from valuation day to moving day. It’s a real privilege to be involved in peoples journeys at such an important stage in their lives and to be trusted to help and advise along the way.

Recently we have all had the challenge of a global pandemic to deal with and the lockdown that came with it. I guess like a lot of us, being at home for 9 weeks gave Zoie and I space to work out and re-evaluate what’s important to us. I feel like I’ve already missed out on a lot of our kids early years with long work days and commuting to work either side of the day and although I was excited to get everything back to normal there was also this sadness and a desire to have a radical change of what normally is for us and for our family.

So here we are taking the decision to set up our own agency, just wife and I. We want to start small and keep it that way, to stay local and cover only a very local area that we love. To use our experience and skillsets to give clients who want to work with us a very personal estate agency experience.

Now you might be looking at this because you’re considering selling your house and are looking for a valuation which is often the first step. You might already have your property on the market without a buyer yet or you might be thinking ahead and just looking for some general advice at this stage. Also, with the recent changes to Stamp Duty, mortgage rates being at an all time low, the fact that the market is so buoyant and we are just coming out a global pandemic there’s a lot to consider right now. Maybe you’re just on here to see who put a letter through your door – whatever the reason is I just want to say a sincere thank you for looking us up and please, just call me if you have any questions whatsoever.

You can call us anytime on 01843 269188, email us at: russell@alexander-russell.co.uk or you can also call my personal mobile number 07912 365437.

Best regards,

Russell Leask