Boydens - Colchester, CO3
Some of the most important events in British history have taken place in and around Colchester over the past 2000 years. The Romans, Saxons, Normans and Victorians all left their mark which can be seen today. But Colchester today is a modern and fast growing town with many award-winning places to visit and eat. People love the shopping with its excellent range of small, specialist shops alongside all the big-name stores in a compact town centre bordered by the most complete Roman wall in the country...
|Properties||Number of properties||Avg. asking price||Avg. listing age|
|Residential for sale||111||£269,194||24 weeks||Residential to rent||33||£815 pcm||17 weeks|
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Meet the team
Natalie Abrahams MNAEASales Manager
Natalie leads our Colchester sales team and is responsible for the the general day to day running of the sales team. She is also our Colchester contact for Superior Homes by Boydens. Natalie is extremely approachable and always ready to lend a listening ear. With her extensive experience she understands how frustrating buying a house can be and how important communication on every level is. Natalie has worked at Boydens for more than 16 years, starting as a Saturday trainee and progressing to Colchester Sales Manager. Her family have built a third generation carpentry business in the North of England and so from an early age she was educated in building and property. Before coming to Colchester Natalie spent seven years working overseas in the property market. Her partner and his family are long established Colchestrians and she herself has been involved in many community events including Colchester’s half marathon. Over the last sixteen years Natalie has built up a client base which is strongly based on repeat customers and recommendations. Natalie is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).
Darren ChapmanAssistant Sales Manager
Darren is hugely experienced having spent over 30 years mainly in corporate Estate Agency and having lived within the Tendring peninsula for best part of 50 years. He has great local knowledge of the area, as well as knowledge of the industry. Over the course of Darren's career he has dealt with many difficult situations that the minefield of house selling and purchasing can throw at a client and so he is the perfect person to guide our clients. Over the course of his career, Darren has kept up with the latest legislation and training courses which have seen him work his way from junior negotiator to Senior Branch Manager.
Brian PurvisLettings Manager
Brian is hugely respected in Colchester for his knowledge of the town and of the industry given that he has been in the estate agency business for almost 30 years and was born and bred in the town. Brian's role is to oversee the day to day running of our Colchester lettings operation. He carries out valuations and viewings and liases with landlords and tenants to advise in the best traditions of our customer service principles. Brian is extremely well known in the town and has an unsurpassed knowledge developed over the years benefiting our clients on a daily basis. In his spare time, Brian loves to watch football and rugby and is a keen supporter of Ipswich Town. He is a keen family man who lives locally with his wife and three children.
Laura Pattinson-Ward MARLAReferencing Manager
Laura has worked for Boydens for more than ten years and deals with both new business clients and existing clients in our lettings business. Laura can be found on the front line of our lettings operation in Colchester and can be found registering applicants looking for property as well as generally promoting the business. Laura helps to reassure our clients during a stressful time that renting their property is the right thing to do. With her extensive knowledge she is able to advise tenants and Landlords of the process that will happen and when. Having lived in Colchester all her life and worked in the industry for more than twelve years, Laura is exceptionally well placed to advise our clients as she has worked in various areas of the business at Boydens including office junior, secretary, contracts administration assistant and then negotiator. Laura holds the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) technical award.
Philip BoydenResidential Property Consultant
Philip works in our Colchester branch and deals with Residential Sales. He is the fourth generation of the Boyden family to be working in the business. Philip makes things easier for our customers by talking them through the process and helping them to work out the best approach to dealing with their property.
Deri PurllLettings Negotiator
Deri is a key part of our busy Colchester lettings team and is responsible for liaising with clients, property viewings, bringing in new clients, retaining clients and making personal connections. Deri prides himself on being organised, honest and hardworking and always trys to go the extra mile, taking time to listen to our clients needs. Deri has two years experience in the industry and has lived in the Colchester and surrounding area since he was born. He currently lives near Manningtree. In his spare time, Deri enjoys going to the gym and playing football.
Debbie Pasque MARLALettings Negotiator
Renting out your property can be stressful, so keeping our clients fully up to date on viewings and progress will put their mind at rest, and that is exactly what Debbie does. She is responsible for liaising with new and existing clients, carrying out viewings of properties and registering applicants. Having lived in Colchester for 18 years and worked in the industry for 8 years, she has a great deal of local knowledge. Debbie started as a Saturday Lettings Assistant, but over the last few years has covered more throughout the week. In view of this Debbie has gained a great deal of knowledge in the 8 years she has worked at Boydens. Debbie has built up good relationships with both clients and colleagues and is known for always being enthusiastic and helpful. Debbie has two sons who adore football and so she can often be found on Saturdays and Sundays on the touchline. She is also an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan.