Behind the Scenes: Claire Dixey

Monday, September 15, 2014 by Douglas And Gordon


Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Whereabouts do you live now?

I grew up in Germany and then moved to the UK to Oxfordshire. I now live in the lovely Brook Green.


How long have you been an estate agent for?

I’ve been an estate agent for six years!


How long have you worked for D&G? What’s the greatest thing about working for them?  

I’ve been with Douglas & Gordon for all six years. My favourite part of working with them is being able to spend time with all the lovely people and being able to believe in the company’s ethics.


What’s the funniest story you have from your time at Douglas & Gordon? 

Once I was walking to a viewing with an applicant and suddenly out of nowhere we just got egged!


When you’re not in the office or showing people around, what do you do in your spare time? Any interesting hobbies we should know about?

I enjoy socialising with friends around London and I’m mad about exercise. I also love getting out to the countryside to get some fresh air and relaxation.


What questions do you most commonly get asked by clients/customers?

‘Will they take an offer?’ or ‘Can you get me more money?’


What advice do you have for people looking to buy or rent in Pimlico & Westminster?

If you see something you like, take it. If you wait too long you get priced out of the market.


What do you love about Pimlico & Westminster? What are your favourite hangouts? Where do you grab your coffee in the morning, or take a business lunch?

About Thyme, Uno and Pimlico Fresh are my favourite spots in the area. Tachbrook Street Market is also brilliant and has a great butcher and fishmonger.


What would you say to anyone looking to move into the area?

Don’t listen to what others say, Pimlico and Westminster have a lot to offer! Just go and see for yourself.


If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the property market, what would it be?

I would have more consistency in the market for sure!