Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents, Property Consultants

James Gunther

Associate Partner - Residential Sales


1. What attracted you to Fenn Wright?

I have always been fascinated by architecture and buildings so was interested in starting a career in estate agency.  I had been looking for a while, so when I saw the opportunity to work for a market leading agent in the town, I jumped at the chance.

2. How long have you been with Fenn Wright?

I initially started as a trainee back in August 2002. I entered the industry with no previous experience and received excellent on the job training, supplemented by external training courses. I received regular progress reviews from my line manager, which were helpful to aid my personal development. I progressed through the ranks, from trainee, to sales negotiator, onto valuer, then assistant office manager, before I was offered my first management role, running the Stanway office in Tollgate, Colchester. Since then I have been promoted to an associate partner and now I am responsible for overseeing the Colchester High Street branch.

3. What is your typical working day like?

Interesting and engaging, I like the fact that my job gives me variety and the ability to work on different projects. I am able to spend time working in the office as part of a team, but equally,  the opportunity to be out of the office visiting people’s houses and seeing the wonderful and innovative things they have done to them.

4. What is your proudest achievement since working at Fenn Wright?

Becoming an associate partner. I am really proud of how I started as a trainee with no experience in the industry and have worked my way through the ranks.

5. What makes working at Fenn Wright different to other estate agents?

I have never experienced working at other agents but have worked with several colleagues that have. From what I hear, Fenn Wright is a better company to work for as they do not micro manage their staff. Honesty and integrity are at the centre of everything we do, but we trust our staff to use their skills and expertise to provide the correct advice to our clients as opposed to giving them set criteria to address in each call or meeting.

6. How would you describe working at Fenn Wright in one word?


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