A Brief History of Nony
My first job was in an independent television company based in Newman Street, London. We covered state visits of foreign dignitaries, the IRA bombings on Oxford St… but the most famous production I worked on was The Royal Wedding in 1981.
From there, I went to LWT, and worked as a Production Secretary on the most amazing and iconic television shows such as Game For A Laugh, Blind Date, Surprise Surprise and the chat shows presented by Gloria Hunniford and Michael Aspel. I met some incredibly famous people, and have some memorable stories to share…
Esther Rantzen came in as a guest on one of the shows I was working on, and she was looking for an Assistant. In 1990, I fulfilled that role, via the BBC, and had an incredible time, and learned so much from a most remarkable woman. My job was basically to liaise with the 22 charities she represented, as well as high level politicians, dignitaries and Buckingham Palace, as well as involvement in ChildLine, a charity she founded in 1986.
I met my future husband in 1991, we were married in 1992 and I left the BBC when we started a family. We moved to Hampshire in 1998, when our children were 4 & 2 years old, and have been here, in and around Alresford, ever since.
Shortly after arriving in Hampshire, I was bored of conversations surrounding chicken nuggets and Pampers… it was time to get back to work. I took a Secretary’s position at John D Wood & Co in Winchester, working my way up to full time negotiator at Lindesays Arkwright. Some people found it strange that I went from a career in television to estate agency. Weirdly enough, it wasn’t. It is all people based, dealing with the public with honesty and integrity.
I moved to Charters Estate Agents in 2010, building a reputation for hard work, dedication, and focus on customer service. Whilst there, I was recognised by the RaterAgent organisation for the second highest number of 5* reviews for customer service across the UK, and was proud to have been awarded Negotiator of the Year in 2016 by the Times And Sunday Times Estate Agent Awards – an accolade for which I’m still extremely proud.
Anyone buying or selling in and around Winchester will likely have dealt with me over the past twenty two years. One client was having lunch with a friend a few years ago, and mentioned she was house hunting in Winchester. Someone eating on another table overheard their conversation, leant across and said, “If you are looking to buy in Winchester, you need to speak with Nony”… they were eating lunch in Portugal!
I left Charters in the autumn of 2020, and am now a Freelance Estate Agent (under the umbrella of Martin & Co), working on my own, which albeit a challenge, I do get enormous pleasure from. I am extremely proud that a number of my long term clients have followed me into the independent world, and brought me their properties to sell.
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”.
I can talk about my work for days, but really what you need to know about me will come from my previous clients.
I feel blessed to have worked with such great people over the years, all of these recommendations can be cross-referenced with my Linkedin profile…genuine and untampered!
We are now selling, buying, looking and my experience of other estate agents in Winchester is just astonishing. Values, ethics, morals are not to be seen. It’s crazy that a home and the biggest investment a family can make is nothing more than a transaction.
Nony on the other hand is selfless, relentless and morally just different. Shout out to Pearson’s also, old school but of value.
Nony offers the most fantastic estate agency experience from her passion, her tireless commitment, her knowledge, her creativity, right through to the straightforward nuts and bolts getting the necessary done.
She is with you all the way and makes that difference everywhere she goes. The powerhouse of Winchester estate agency in one cheerful chatty lady who will make you smile, and be the one you return to again and again 😀
Now, I am selling through her and it's the same story of accurate understanding of the market, excellent presentation of property, from stills and on video, and a refreshingly direct manner and a total lack of b****. Aside from being very personable, she is very focused and a bit of a dynamo. Sold my place within two weeks of going to market, tells you all you need to know really.
Absolutely no hesitation in recommending her!
She's a hand holder and you won't want to let go. She is very much a doer....and lives and breathes, selflessly, the property market. A credit to her profession.
Nony helped me with my Winchester property search in September 2016 and with her friendly manner she won over my trust very quickly so much so that when left with the difficult decision of which property to proceed with, there was only one person to go to for advice. Nony gave me a clear straightforward response which was hugely appreciated when faced with an important decision.
A few weeks ago we decided to move on an put the property on the market. We love the property but it’s time to move on. We instantly sought out Nony and were delighted she is still in the property business. Since then Nony has been as friendly as ever, answered calls promptly, guiding us through important small attentions to detail involved in selling a property and with her colleague Zoe has taken wonderful photos/video tours of our home. We are receiving a very personal service from Nony and are confident our property is in the best hands with her.
So, in conclusion, yes is Nony is an estate agent but far more than that, is someone we enjoy working with and most importantly trust. She is an estate agent like few others. We are lucky we have her in Winchester.
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