Rob, Co-founder and Director of Homes, has been in estate agency for 19 years and is a true local lad, having grown up in Alton. His colleagues and clients alike enjoy his guidance and his straightforward and honest approach. Where some agents struggle to have the often, much-needed difficult conversation with their clients, Rob excels at this and is relentless in helping clients achieve their goals. He covers all aspects of the business but, in particular, spends a great deal of his time driving the sales performance of Homes and playing a pivotal role in the expanding Land & New Homes department.
Justin is our Branch Manager in Alton and has lived in the Alton area all his life. With eight years in estate agency, plus a previous career managing a local home-improvement business, he is very well placed to advise anyone moving into or out of the Alton area. He has extensive knowledge of the local property market and significant experience in dealing with a wide range of property types, from large detached homes of character to small apartments and houses. As a proud dad of two young daughters, Justin enjoys full involvement in local Alton life. Outside of work he is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys both watching and participating in a number of competitive activities.
Charles is our Sales Manager in Alton. With a strong sales background and exceptional attention to detail, he is tasked with seeking out every opportunity to secure sales for our clients, whilst ensuring the very best customer experience. Having lived in Alton for the past 12 years, he has an in-depth knowledge of the local area and all the great things on offer. Charles is exceptionally well travelled and is fluent in both Spanish and Catalan having spent time living in Menorca and Barcelona. He has a very energetic personality and takes joy in always going the extra mile for his clients.
With her friendly outgoing nature, Gemma is a big hit with the Alton office clients and plays a pivotal role in covering accompanied viewings and providing prompt and concise feedback to our clients. With transferable skills, having previously worked in the travel industry, Gemma is used to the fast paced environment and delivers exceptional customer service. Having grown up locally, she is a very experienced home-mover and is inherently familiar with the area. Outside the office, Gemma enjoys time with her family and has three children, who keep her busy with various sports and social activities across the area.
Lisa, a qualified Solicitor and long-time local resident, has turned her passion for property into a thriving career. With a wealth of experience of property management within the residential, commercial and holiday let markets, she now offers clients vital support during their own personal property journey, guiding them from initial viewings through to successful completions. In her spare time Lisa Chairs a local village tennis club and enjoys playing local league tennis and relaxing with her three teenage daughters.
Heading up our Sales Progression Department, it’s Liana and her team who deal with all the conveyancing aspects of our client’s sales and purchases. Having joined Homes in 2012 and managed the Alton office, Liana has great working relationships with many of the area’s local solicitors which assists to ensure smooth transactions, particularly where chains are involved. With a great eye for detail and her inherent local knowledge (born and bred in Alton), she’s the ‘go to’ person for information on property transaction administration.
After a long and successful career in the legal sector, Ros took a break to raise her young family. Living in Four Marks with her husband and two daughters, she is a very active member and advocate for the local community. Ros joined the Homes team in 2015; with her children growing up, she decided that her experience could be put to good use in estate agency where she enjoys a busy and energetic role conducting viewing tours and also helping clients within the Alton office.
About Homes Alton
The Alton Office is where it all began for Homes and from here, nearly 10 years ago, the team have gone on to become the town’s leading agent, handling and selling more properties than any other agent in the area.
So what’s driven our success in such a relatively short time? Joint Managing Director, Rob Price says “It’s a combination of our energy, responsiveness and just having an ethos of delivering great results for every one of our customers – not forgetting our inherent familiarity with the local property market. We’re open longer hours than most agents and the whole team are all local people living within the patch, which means we can provide sound advice from a real position of knowledge.”
Our office in Alton’s High Street is in an iconic and attractive building right in the centre of the town and which we lovingly restored to its former glory in 2018. Check out your property’s sale or rental value with Rob Price or Justin Robinson, Alton’s Branch Manager, or just have a chat with the team including Senior Client Advisor, Charles Henry about any aspect of the local market. Also based in Alton is Homes’ Head of Sales Progression, Liana Marlow who has been with the company for over 8 years and provides invaluable support to clients from the moment a sale is agreed right through to completion.
Why not call in and see what the team can do for you – nothing will be too much trouble
Alton is a warm and welcoming vibrant north Hampshire town which truly has a community spirit at its heart. Situated at the source of the River Wey and enjoying a rural backdrop at the gateway to the South Downs National Park, the area around Alton is known by many as “Jane Austen Country” with its close ties to its charming neighbouring parish of Chawton – home to Jane Austen’s House Museum and Chawton House.
The largest settlement in East Hampshire, the town also has its own heritage attraction – the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line – as well as being well known for the civil war Battle of Alton in 1643, the murder of Fanny Adams in 1867 and also home to the Allen Gallery and Curtis Museum. Staying within the town, visitors will find a variety of shops from national chain stores to local independent retailers.
When it comes to dining out and socialising, Alton offers a wide choice of cafes, restaurants, bars and quintessentially English pubs to choose from, all located within easy walking distance of the town centre. With plenty to see and do in and around Alton, the town serves as a convenient base to explore the local area. With so many villages within a few miles of Alton, visitors can take in the breathtaking views and the rich heritage of the region, and also sample the diverse range of locally produced food and drink – which can also be experienced at the Hampshire Farmers’ Market every second Saturday of the month in the High Street.