I'll start at the start... I was on £50 a week for 60 hours work a week when I first started as a trainee estate agent 17 years ago. Back then I quickly learnt that estate agency wasn't an industry you could simply sit back and take it easy in, contrary to popular belief!
After working my way up within the first company, like many agents, I decided to take the leap of faith and join a corporate estate agency. Again, I climbed the corporate ladder this time and at one point oversaw many branches across the South Coast stepping in for Branch Managers when they had time off. I quickly learnt the difference in property pricing across many areas, which also gave me a broad understanding of the many reasons why people move, how they cope and what support they need throughout the process.
Flashing forward to 2007 and this was one of the proudest years of my life. I was given the wonderful opportunity of opening RPS Estate & Letting Agents with my Mother, Angie Rowe. We both had a very firm belief that estate agency needed to change, in a way that truly placed the customer first.
We always said 'never forget where you come from' and these words never leave me or the RPS team, our clients are what got us to the point RPS is at today. We proved this by winning the Gold award for Estate Agency of the Year in 2015, based purely on customer feedback and fending off the corporate estate agencies as well as other local independents.
It was with great sadness that my mother passed away in July of 2016. She left behind a company, an honest estate agency, that I'm able to continue on with and build even further based on the same beliefs and family ethos that we started it with.
This is what I am about and although I am an experienced property expert, I also believe in providing something different, something that our clients remember us for and recommend to others.
Heading into 14 years worth of experience in both sales and lettings, Jason has a calm but truly pro active nature that makes for a perfect Branch Manager and is a fantastically experienced property expert.
It takes time in this industry to really understand the varied situations of sellers, landlords, buyers, tenants and property investors. Jason has worked his way of from the traditional negotiator days, before the computers took over estate agency desks, he has a deep understanding of how the industry requires effective communication and traditional methods to sell or let a property.
However, being young enough to understand how technology and modern methods can assist in the property industry, Jason embraces this to mix the two to create great results.
A hands on manager who lives locally in Stubbington, with his wife and young daughter, Jason is a true property expert with an abundance of local knowledge and most certainly knows his stuff!
Always smiling and a breath of fresh air, Bryony is certainly one of a kind and we're very proud to call her a true expert in the field of estate agency.
Clients love Bryony for her incredible positivity, in fact it's not very often you come across a more driven and energetic person!
Bryony is one of the resident property experts at RPS and as with every member of staff, her knowledge spans across all areas including; sales, lettings, property management and investment property. Bryony has incredible passion for the property industry and a deep understanding of how to get results for clients.
Marks personal interaction with clients and knowledge of the local market is a breath of fresh air in the world of estate agency.
As with every member of the RPS team, Mark is a true property expert and always goes above and beyond for our clients. His knowledge spans across all areas including: sales, sales chasing, lettings and investment property, showing a true understanding of the industry.
Kayleigh dedicates her time to finding the very best mortgage products and rates for her clients.
Many financial advisors charge for their advice and are tied to certain lenders. Kayleigh believes firmly that her fees should come from the lender, and all advice should be independent and free of charge. She is able to search the wider marketplace for a mortgage or remortgage deal.
Kayleigh has some very loyal, existing customers, who always look to her for advice on any mortgage or financial related matters. Find out more about Moneysprite Solent by clicking here.
Ian is the CEO of one of the most successful Partner Practices of St. James’s Place Wealth Management. His company, Eight Wealth Management, is based in Whiteley, Hampshire and boasts an experienced team of Wealth Management Consultants along with a dynamic and dedicated back office support team.
Ian and his team have proved time and time again that the advice they provide is second to none and it’s this effective advice that has made Eight Wealth Management a Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management.
Property has been a key investment vehicle in many people’s financial planning and Ian and Mark Rowe from RPS work co-operatively to provide a service that makes it possible for our mutual clients to reach their financial goals.
When it comes to choosing the best for your financial, retirement or other investment plans, you won’t be disappointed with Ian’s service.
The Partner Practice represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group's wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group's website www.sjp.co.uk/products. The 'St. James's Place Partnership' and the titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.
RPS Property Management have a retained maintenance team ready to serve the needs of the many properties we manage.Everything from a general maintenance team to gas engineers and electricians.
All of our contractors are professionally indemnified and go through a thorough check with the RPS team before offering maintenance services for our landlord clients.
For tenants we have a dedicated, online system for reporting maintenance issues, please click here to log your maintenance request.
Ian Gray is well known within the local area for his building company, Ian Gray Builders. He also has a very successful filming and photography business that we have partnered with here at RPS to compliment our property marketing.
Ian provides property videos and drone footage to enhance some of our clients homes.
For more information about Ian Gray and the services he offers, please visit his Facebook page, by clicking here
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