Absolute Sales & Lettings Ltd was conceived in early 2010 and opened in July of that year by Simon Fisher & Jeff Sims who had worked together on and off in various roles for well over a decade. After the initial few years Simon bought Jeff out so that Jeff could concentrate on doing some travelling, but he never stopped working with us and still does our bookkeeping and is a trusted advisor to the business.
Our town centre office was opened in July 2010, having previously been another estate agent. It didn’t take too much to rebrand it, we even had the windows displays and a phone system already in place! We operated solely from this office until June 2016 when we opened our 2nd office in Wellswood. We have had some alterations done in late 2016 which has given us some extra space in the main office and better access to the rear offices.
It’s fair to say that our Wellswood office took a fair bit more work to get into shape for use as a 21st century estate agents. Most recently it had been the independent wine merchant Wellswood Wines and had been a Victoria Wines shop prior to this. Wellswood Wines have now moved to a concession inside Me & Mrs Jones Deli at 11 Ilsham Road. We practically had to take the building back to bare walls & ceilings throughout, removing the internal back wall and suspended ceiling in the main office to create more space to fulfil our vision of a contemporary space unlike any other in our industry locally. We have a lovely tiled floor complete with underfloor heating, a huge bespoke communal work desk, a pedestal desk along with settees and a drinks area for our customers to enjoy when they visit us. Our lighting is also more like you’d see in a swanky apartment than an estate agency office which coupled with our brand new frontage creates something of an impression. The back rooms had been a wine cellar for well over 30 years so took an awful lot of work to get them dry and warm but they are now and serve as an office for our mortgage broker to see clients in as well as providing excellent rest areas for our staff.
Simon met Darren back in 1997 whilst working for an independent estate agent in Paignton and struck up a firm friendship that has lasted to this day. After those initial few months they never actually worked together until Darren bought into Absolute in 2016. Prior to Darren joining, Simon ran the business with his wife Cheryl and daughter Chelsey who both remain as shareholders and continue to work within the business.
Our new office in Wellswood opened in June 2016, if you have visited it already we’re sure you’ll agree that it is nothing like any other estate agency office in the area. We totally renovated the former off licence by extending the office back into a former store, raising the ceiling, installing new flooring, replacing the shop front and much more. If you ever visited Wellswood Wines over the years you may well struggle to visualise it now!
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