This Queen’s Park estate agent had his first property job at the tender age of 12
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Director of Jorgensen Turner, Richard Turner, grew up in the property business and couldn’t imagine another life
What’s special about your agency?
I am incredibly proud of the ethics of the individuals that work within the business. At the end of the working week I know that I can lock the door safe in the knowledge that we have given the best possible advise to our clients.
Why did you buy your current property? What’s your favourite thing about it?
I’m incredibly lucky to be able to live with my family on the banks of the Thames, I love being able to look out of the window to the boats in the marina below, to be able to take my morning run along the towpath and take in the sights and sounds of the river.
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If you weren’t an estate agent what would you be?
Genuinely, I can’t imagine another life. The passion for property is something which I was introduced to at a young age. My first job in the industry was sticking photographs onto property details for my father’s business when I was 12 years old! Growing up in West Sussex on a small farm then a quiet rural country life sometimes appeals, but I’d miss the cut and thrust of our industry.
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When did you buy your first property and what was it like?
It was 1997 and a rather nice tree-lined street in a slightly dodgy part of South London where I fell in love with the space and light of a conversion flat. I have changed many aspects of the flat but have never been able to bring myself to sell it!
What are your top tips for the local area?
Explore, explore, explore... There are so many ‘Hidden Gems’ to be found in an area with such a rich, colourful, vibrant environment. The fast pace of this amazing city means that they are easy to pace by in a hurry. Take a moment to savour it!
Are you good at Monopoly?
Ha! It’s a family Christmas tradition which I love, but it’s a game that turns on the role of a dice. I like to think that I am good but honestly its a bit of fun that is reliant on chance.