Celebrating 10 Years of Housing
When it comes to Fulwood, no one knows the housing market better than estate agent Gill Cant and her team at Your Move writes Victoria Bamber. Photography: SusieQPhotography.co.uk
With over 30 years’ experience in the industry and celebrating her 10-year anniversary as owner of the Fulwood branch on Garstang Road; Gill is confident she knows Fulwood’s houses, streets, walks, schools, business and local amenities better than almost anyone.
“It’s my home town – I grew up here. I am local and my team all live nearby, which is so important when you’re an estate agent. My core team have been here since the beginning. We’re a tight-knit group and we work well together. We know our clients and they feel comfortable and reassured, which is a must when you’re undertaking something as stressful as buying, selling or renting a property.”
With a great many estate agents to choose from in the area, Gill is confident that Your Move’s personal and bespoke approach sets the business apart from the rest. Understanding that buying or selling a house is a journey – and often an incredibly stressful one at that – Gill and her team offer a friendly, flexible service that has seen the business develop over the past 10 years.
“I’m a great believer in my customers,” says Gill. “Our success over the years, even through housing market crashes and recessions, is a result of offering a quality service and keeping a close-knit team that doesn’t spread itself too thin. We know our business, our market and our community.”
“Some internet agents can offer services anywhere, but we stick to the areas we know best, so we can offer the best possible advice and support. Computers are great for getting a lot of information out to people quickly, but we also run a manual system that captures the important details about what’s important to our clients; such as school catchment areas, local dog walks, which way the garden faces and how much work needs doing – all the little bits that actually make people fall in love with a potential new home. This helps us match the right buyer to the right property.”
With a focus on Fulwood and the immediate surrounding areas such as Cottam, Broughton, Barton Ashton and Ingol, Your Move – Gill Cant is open seven days a week, offering services for sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants. With late openings on a Thursday; Gill and her team offer a flexibility for their clients that sees them right through from their initial enquiry to completion.
“We see so many people at different stages of their lives, first homes, marriages, bigger properties for children. We’re part of people’s journeys and we like to think we help them on that journey, which is a real privilege and a pleasure.”
Regarding the future, Gill’s heart belongs to Fulwood. Continuing building the business with a personal service and personal touch is where the team’s focus will stay. “We provide quality, rather than quantity,” says Gill.
You can’t say fairer than that.
Your Move Gill Cant
311 Garstang Road
Fulwood, Preston PR2 9XJ