About Sam

My Partner in Life and Business…
Passionate about Selling Houses!

A Brief History of Sam

Sam was educated at Gordonstoun and Shuttleworth Agricultural College, before starting what was supposed to be a brief stint in the City. Upon being approached to join a respected publishing company, this ‘brief stint’ turned out to be somewhat longer than expected…he eventually became Deputy Editor of the Insider Magazine, and helped found its glossy quarterly magazine, IQ.

When the company was sold, Sam went on to work as freelance copywriter, eventually specialising in Defence and Technology, working with a number of national and specialist companies. This work included writing Ministerial level briefing papers, and brochures for defence and security contractors. Unfortunately, cutbacks and consolidation meant that this work became harder to win, so Sam made the decision to change career to join Nony in the Estate Agency world.

Sam quickly found his niche working in this industry, valuing and selling rural and village properties in Hampshire, much helped by his background in Agriculture which was invaluable. He has also been a Town Councillor and Campaigner within his home town of Alresford, and is especially proud to be a member of the local charity, The Alresford Pigs Association.

Initially finding it a challenge to balance a busy public life with the demanding role of being a rural estate agent, Sam found that his wealth of contacts and in-depth local knowledge quickly made him a household name, and the ‘go to’ agent in the local community.   Within just two years, Sam was nominated as Best Individual Negotiator in the Times and Sunday Times Estate Agency Awards – losing only to his wife. 

Sam has sold and managed complex sales successfully for clients throughout Alresford and the Itchen Valley, and delights in meeting new people and seeing properties across the region. There will be few places that Sam won’t know, and these are those he especially delights in discovering!

As an Estate Agent, Sam, is totally committed to giving the best service possible to his clients. Recognising that the world is changing, and people need to reach their agent outside of the restrictions of 9-5pm, Sam often receives calls at 9pm from those who simply have had ideas they wished to bounce across him, and finds himself also being out and about undertaking viewings and valuations across weekends and Bank Holidays.  

Despite Alresford having a small high street, for Sam there is no such thing as ‘just popping out for a minute’ due to his clients, past and present, coming up to him for a chat.  Having been a school governor, Councillor, now an Alresford Pig, you will also find him each year helping at numerous local events including the renowned annual Alresford Agricultural Show, and the yearly Watercress Festival.  

When not selling houses, or immersed in fundraising for the Alresford Pigs, you will often find Sam busy in his shed making bird houses, and bee/insect hotels, to sell within the town in aid of the charity, or digging the garden, and impatiently drumming his fingers awaiting his name coming to the top of the waiting list for an allotment!

Sam Kerr-Smiley, Alresford specialising estate agent

I am known for totally immersing myself into the houses and clients I have represented, with the ethos of: 

“if someone gives you their house to sell, it is probably the biggest and most important asset they own. No-one chooses to sell for fun – it will be to fulfil a need of some form. If a client entrusts their home to you, they will worry/stress and likely live and breathe it until it is sold. 

Therefore, the least their agent can do is do the same”.  

Testimonials

Sam has excelled at a fantastic rate, creating amazing relationships with buyers and sellers in the Alresford area.

Here are some of the fantastic reviews he’s had!

Contact Sam

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