Behind the Scenes: Ellie Doe
Monday, January 12, 2015 by
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Whereabouts do you live now?
I grew up in Cambridge but decided to move to London when I was a little older. I now live in the lovely area of Balham in London.
How long have you been an estate agent for?
I have been an estate agent for just over two years.
How long have you worked for D&G? What’s the greatest thing about working for them?
I have worked at Douglas & Gordon for two years in the Pimlico & Westminster office as a Deal Progressor. I like that Douglas & Gordon look after their employees and that you feel individually valued for the work you do.
When is silly season at Douglas & Gordon?
As I am office based, the majority of silliness happens here, especially over the festive period!
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 love to see my friends and try out new places to eat in and around London as there are always fantastic new restaurants popping up. I am also a huge fan of films, so making a night of going to the cinema is always fun.
What questions do you most commonly get asked by clients/customers?
How is the property market doing?
How far in advance do I need to start looking before my move date?
What is the area like?
What advice do you have for people looking to buy or rent in Pimlico & Westminster?
Always aim to start looking for a place about four to six weeks before your move date and be realistic about the price of property in this area.
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?
It’s a great place for transport links, and Victoria Street offers a lot of convenient shops and lovely restaurants, alongside the new addition of the cinema. I love Café Nero to get my coffee and Sainsbury’s or Pret are my favourites for lunch.
If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the property market, what would it be?
I would make it more achievable for first time buyers to get onto the property ladder.