Firm’s family values are secret to success
IN THE world of estate agency, it’s not often that you come across a single branch family-run firm. But R Whitley & Co is exactly that – an estate agency opened by Ronald Whitley in West Drayton just before the outbreak of the Second World War and to this day remaining independently owned and run by Ronald’s sons and grandsons.
Paul, Stephen, Chris, Richard and Jonathan manage the various specialisms across residential and commercial sales and lettings as well as property management with the help of a fantastic team of dedicated and experienced staff.
Taking the family-run theme to the next level are Richard and Jonathan (pictured), who head up the firm’s successful residential sales department. Richard, 30, has been working at the firm for more than 12 years and during this time has built up a wealth of local market experience. Jonathan, 34, has worked in the West Drayton market for more than five years, having also gained a breadth of experience elsewhere in the property industry including property management and as a residential sales negotiator at a high street corporate chain of estate agents.
The brothers passionately believe that their combined extensive experience coupled with their family-run approach and unique sibling relationship provides their clients with a level of customer care, dedication and passion that other agents just can’t offer.
Commenting on their unique firm’s approach, Richard explained: “Our family values are an integral part of the way our business is run. Honesty and integrity are ingrained in everything we do and we strongly believe that if we put our clients first, looking after their absolute best interests, the rest will follow naturally”.
Jonathan added: “Having worked elsewhere and experienced how other firms operate, I can honestly say that the approach of our family-run firm is such that each client is treated like a member of the family.They come first and I think this is the secret to our longevity and why we are still here after nearly 79 years”.
Jonathan and Richard work closely with their expert sales consultants, Mark Groves and Ben Gunton who as a team value, market, negotiate and progress sales diligently to satisfactory completion. And they have plenty of happy clients who have left more than 70 five-star reviews on the estate agency reviews website rateragent.co.uk – absolutely worth a look if you are in the market for selling your home.
If you are considering a move and would like a market appraisal from an honest family business then call Richard or Jonathan today on 01895 442711. More information about their family-run firm can be found at www.rwhitley.co.uk.