Behind the Scenes: Ed Jephson
Monday, June 02, 2014 by Douglas And Gordon
How long have you been an estate agent for?
I’ve been an estate agent for 12 years.
How long have you worked for D&G? What’s the greatest thing about working for them?
I first came to Douglas & Gordon in 2009 and worked here until 2013. I have since re-joined in April 2014, having clearly missed it. It’s a dynamic company with excellent values.
What’s the funniest story you have from your time at Douglas & Gordon?
There was a funny moment last week when I was doing an open day. My car battery ran out as I left the radio on while waiting for the first bunch of people to arrive, so had to ask 3 or 4 of the applicants to push me down the road and give me a jump start.
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?
You’ll generally find me walking in the English countryside, fly fishing or pottering about on our little boat in Dartmouth.
What questions do you most commonly get asked by clients/customers?
Are more properties coming on?
What advice do you have for people looking to buy or rent in Fulham?
Get all your ducks in line, because if you find a property you wish to buy you can count on there being competition.
What do you love about Fulham? What are your favourite hangouts? Where do you grab your coffee in the morning, or take a business lunch?
I don’t mind the odd pint in the White Horse on Parsons Green which has a great beer garden for those rare sunny days or the Brown Cow on Fulham Road. I tend to get my lunch from The Hive near my office which is a Lebanese place that does an amazing and generously sized Mezze.
What would you say to anyone looking to move into the area?
I think it’s a great bustling and vibrant area which still retains that family and lived-in feel.
If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the property market, what would it be?
I have mixed emotions on London’s tax haven status but with limited property supply and land to build on the loose policies that attract so many foreign investors should continue to be looked into and potentially changed.