A lot can change in 30 years. Back in 1990, the world was a different place, not to mention the property industry. Average house prices were in the £50,000s and dark green décor was very ‘in’. Fast forward to 2020 and things couldn’t be much different.

From a business perspective, however, the biggest change has got to be in the way people are buying and selling properties. The average first-time buyer is now 33 years old with homeowners living in a phenomenal 7 different properties in their lifetime.

Chris West, Managing Director at Simpson West, Corby, explains his experiences over the last 30 years:

“I’ve been an estate agent for over 30 years now, starting back in October 1989. I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey, learned a considerable amount, and worked with some awesome people, particularly the team I have around me now at my own business, Simpson West in Corby.

“I have always had great pride in our brand, being part of the Simpson and Partners group, and on a daily basis have taken a great deal of pleasure in delivering what I consider to be the best service available to our highly valued clients.

Over the last 30 years, I’ve gained an exceptional amount of experience in an industry that never stays still. I’ve worked through house price crashes and unhealthy spikes in interest rates, and have come out the other side knowing more than I ever could have hoped when I started on this journey.

With the team I have around me today, I’m more than confident that they can replicate this knowledge in their own day-to-day experiences. I’ve been committed to helping each and every member of my team on their own personal journeys within estate agency and I am proud of how much we have achieved together. Our leadership in the local housing market is most certainly not down to luck, but thanks to decades of hard work and dedication.

Looking to the future, this will of course continue and to this end I would like to invite anyone thinking of selling, letting, purchasing or renting a property to get in touch where you will be greeted with the warmest of welcomes and treated in the way you would hope and expect.”

Simpson West covers Corby and the surrounding villages. You can contact us on 01536 202007, or email us at info@simpsonwest.co.uk