Behind the Scenes: Stuart Rushworth
Monday, December 01, 2014 by Douglas And Gordon
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Whereabouts do you live now?
I’m the fourth of five brothers and was brought up in a small town on the fringes of the New Forest. I studied English at King’s College, London, after which I assisted Katie Price’s literary agent for a few years. I’ve lived all over London but recently moved to my first flat in Southfields.
How long have you been an estate agent for?
I’ve been an agent for nearly two years. I started in lettings and moved across to sales earlier in the year.
How long have you worked for D&G? What’s the greatest thing about working for them?
I’ve been with Douglas & Gordon for nine months. I love the team spirit, especially amongst the Balham boys.
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’m a huge tennis fan and I just completed my first Toughmudder which was great fun.
What questions do you most commonly get asked by clients/customers?
Will they take an offer?
What advice do you have for people looking to buy or rent in Balham?
See as many properties as you can so you can benchmark when you find the one that ticks all the boxes. Then be proactive - if you like somewhere, don’t wait around for someone else to offer first.
What do you love about Balham? What are your favourite hangouts? Where do you grab your coffee in the morning, or take a business lunch?
I have just discovered M1lk in Hildreth Street Market which serves up amazing flat whites and reminds me of my Aussie travels. For drinks and comedy, head to The Bedford.
What would you say to anyone looking to move into the area?
Do it! You have Clapham and Wandsworth Commons on your doorstep, the streets are leafy, there is a nice mix of people and you’re never far from the underground.
If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the property market, what would it be?
At the moment I would change the media’s negative reporting of the London property market.