Fine & Country Englefield Green

Meet the Team

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Paul Garrod – Sales Director

Paul started his career in 1983 for a large corporate company in Sunbury-on Thames and Staines and having learned his trade and progressed well, was approached in 1985 by Gale & Power, a long established professional company, to join their team in Staines, eventually heading it up in 1988.

In 1993 he was asked to manage and turn around the Egham office, soon taking it to the highest performing branch in the company. However in 1998 he was ‘head-hunted’ by Aspen and was pleased to join, having seen Gale & Power taken over by yet  another ‘corporate’ and losing its identity. Paul has managed Aspen in Englefield Green for over 17 years and with his established team have overseen the business grow threefold.

Paul loves the community feel and spirit of Englefield Green and says “I have always taken huge pride in providing a truthful, friendly and competent service, always willing to do that little bit extra and I have seen this rewarded with trust and belief from my clients, with many recommendations and ‘repeat’ business from them, with most becoming more like friends. I am also lucky to have a managing director who also believes in doing things the right way, valuing his staff and their input and whom is happy to contribute and re-invest in the community, with the sponsoring of many schools and village activities, including the recent stunning war memorial to the ‘village sons remembered’. To be able to make these types of contributions and put something back into the local community is a real benefit of being a truly independent estate agent”.

On joining Fine & Country Paul said “I am really excited about joining Fine & Country and whilst the Aspen core brand will remain, I will be working hard to promote the quality Fine & Country brand to the luxury/top-end homes in our main area of Virginia Water and Englefield Green and also throughout the North Surrey and Berkshire area, working particularly closely with the Fine & Country offices in Ascot and Windsor as well as the wider region. We have already seen the system working well, having recently received applicant referrals from our Park Lane, London showroom for a property with land in the £7m-£12M price range”.

Paul continues....  “We are able to offer a superior marketing package that, in my view, puts others to shame and with around 300 offices nationally and globally, we are able to reach the most discerning of buyers. Personally I aim to provide a bespoke service to all those that deal with me; all parties will have my mobile telephone number and I am happy to speak in and out of office hours. I believe this high level of service is appreciated by clients and customers alike, and borne out by the ‘Google reviews’ received over the last year or so, which I invite you to check out by searching ‘Fine & Country Englefield Green’, or look at our ‘Testimonials’ tab.”

Fine & Country have won many prestigious awards including the ‘Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing’ for 5 consecutive years and ‘Best UK Estate Agency Marketing’, with its innovative use of tailored marketing tools and approach to lifestyle marketing.

Outside of work Paul loves the occasional holiday with his wife and friends (now the children are too old to want to go with them) and when time permits play a round of golf, go to the gym and spend time with his two grandchildren. 

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Michelle Eaton - Thompson

Michelle grew up and still lives in Englefield Green and is able to provide prospective buyers and tenants with plenty of first-hand knowledge and information when it comes to schooling, eating out and socialising in this lovely village.

Michelle says “after attending Strodes College, I started my career in Human Resources gaining the CIPD qualification which has proved very useful in my current position. I joined Aspen Estate Agents ten years ago initially working Saturdays, after starting a family and taking a career break. The business continued to prosper and with the extra workload I was asked to increase my hours, which I was pleased to do. This enabled me to gain a wealth of experience in most aspects of estate agency. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Aspen team and my role, which is very varied, includes sales, lettings, administration, viewings and liaising with clients and the general public”.

Michelle continues…. “I was invited to work with Paul Garrod, who heads up the Fine & Country department around two years ago and enjoy working in a small friendly team, driven to provide our clients with exceptional customer service and a superior level of marketing. I have always been very customer focused and gain great satisfaction from achieving positive results and making clients happy”.

 

FINE & COUNTRY LIFESTYLE

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TURN YOUR HOME 
INTO A BESTSELLER


Your home is an unfolding story. This is why at Fine & Country, we use a lifestyle approach to marketing to help people see your home as you see it. We do more than sell houses, we turn your home into a bestseller. Find out how we can help »

SELLING YOUR PROPERTY


Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. Find out how we can help »

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INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

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UNIQUE MARKETING APPROACH


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.

PARK LANE OFFICE


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

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TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT


An overwhelming majority of those who had used Fine & Country would recommend our services to a family member or friend, according to our most recent survey taken by members of the public.

To achieve 98% positive feedback is a privilege and we will endeavour to maintain this result, as we are dedicated to offering the best possible services to every customer, whether buyer or seller, from beginning to end.

MULTI-AWARD WINNING


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

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Fine & Country

4.87 out of 5 - based on 771 customer reviews



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OVER 300 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE

Our International Network


Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

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SOCIAL MEDIA

We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+, giving each property maximum online exposure.

 

FINE & COUNTRY SERVICES

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INTERIOR DESIGN


Access Fine & Country Interior Design to put your property ahead and make it stand out. With expert advice from some of London’s best stylists and designers we will make sure it makes a statement. Or if you’re purchasing with us, let F&C ID help make your new house feel like home by helping you find the very best specialists and designers for property refurbishment. Find out more »

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE


We have partnered with IFX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »

MEDIA CENTRE


Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.

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FINE & COUNTRY EVENTS


We organise and attend a series of events throughout the year. If you are interested in attending or if you would like to promote your properties at any of these events, do not hesitate to contact us.View our list of events »

FINE & COUNTRY PUBLICATIONS

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THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION


The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the causes of homelessness and supporting homeless charities. Around 100 million people are currently affected by homelessness worldwide. Please join us in helping to reduce this number. Read more »

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