About Us

Why Choose East of Exe?

EXcellent Credentials
East of Exe is a new concept in estate agency, established by old hands in the business. Quite simply, after 15 years of working with various traditional estate agents – and becoming increasingly frustrated with their way of doing business – we knew we could do better.

Established at the beginning of 2010 by business partners Chris Taylor and Ian Garcia, our business has quickly established itself as a key player in the competitive Exeter and East Devon agency marketplace despite the challenges facing the property industry. Not only have we developed a strong and comprehensive lettings service, but have also opened new offices in Southernhay, Exeter.

By limiting our market to properties in Exeter & the surrounding towns and villages, we don’t stretch ourselves too thinly and can offer our customers a highly personalised service and genuine insider knowledge of the local property scene.

East of Exe - About Us ApproachEXtra-ordinary Approach
Estate agency isn’t just about property. It’s about relationship building and effective communication. Our success comes from our commitment to establishing a close relationship with you, so that we fully understand your individual circumstances – and your feelings – every step of the way. Our independent status allows us to create bespoke marketing strategies that are tailored to match your specific personal circumstances rather than comply with traditional, ‘one-size-fits-all’ formulas.

Our personalised approach, combined with eye-catching marketing and sophisticated technology, guarantees your property will get noticed. And we have a passion and enthusiasm for the area which, together with our insider knowledge and contacts, gives us a distinct advantage when it comes to selling, letting – and finding – homes East of the Exe. It makes selling or letting your home so much easier.

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EXceptional Service
Selling or renting your property can be a stressful and emotional time. Our mission is to make the experience as quick, painless and hassle-free as possible. For your convenience, we accompany virtually all viewings 6 days a week, including evenings, with one of our qualified team members answering your buyers queries and selling the positives of your property. You will also benefit from instant 24 hour access to your own online e-property page containing all details relevant to your sale, including details of viewings and feedback.

We enjoy what we do, are passionate about Exeter & East Devon and committed to providing the best possible service to our clients. With that in mind, we are always grateful for feedback and suggestions for improvement. Quite simply, whether you’re a SELLER or a LANDLORD, if you’re not happy, we’re not happy.

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East of Exe - About Us Latest TechEXploiting the Very Latest Technology
Approximately 85% of buyers and sellers now use the internet as their primary means of conducting property searches. As far as property sales and lettings are concerned, the days of High Street ‘window shopping’ are gone. While most High Street estate agents do now use web sites such as Right Move, Prime Location and Find A Property to market their customers’ properties, in our experience, very few have the time, the knowledge or the inclination to exploit the technology and resulting data to maximum effect.

Our up-to-the-minute software allows us to give you regular in-depth analysis of the statistics behind the web pages – for example, how many and what type of people are viewing your property details – which enables us to work together to achieve the best possible marketing strategy for your home. It also allows us to communicate with both landlords and tenants far more quickly through use of emailed invoices and statements. Google Earth and Google Street View are integrated into all of our online details as a matter of course.

EXciting Marketing
Selling or letting your property is all about standing out from the crowd and no-one can accuse us of being boring. From our bright orange sale boards to our striking property particulars with their high quality photographs, 3D floor plans and well-written descriptions, East of Exe properties are always presented at their best.

Business Partner Ian Garcia is an experienced and accomplished marketing professional and uses his expertise to great effect. Little touches, such as employing a professional content writer to create well-crafted editorial and property features for the local papers, makes a big difference in terms of attracting your home an audience.

EXemplary Standards
Our approach is very different to that of our more traditional High Street counterparts, but our commitment to the highest standards of professionalism is not. We are regulated and a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme, and the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme. In short, you can count on us to always provide a professional service of the very highest quality.


Meet the team

Success in estate agency is generated through people, and our people at East of Exe are a passionate, enthusiastic, professional team, all of whom are committed to providing the best possible customer service to clients. Our two offices work closely together and ensure all of our properties whether for sales of lettings get maximum exposure.


East Devon Sales and Lettings Team

Team Photo: East Devon Sales and Lettings Team - East of Exe

Our East Devon team are based in two of the oldest buildings in Topsham, right in the heart of the community on Fore Street, one office is dedicated to residential sales (No. 71), the other to residential lettings and commercial property management (No. 61).

East of Exe - Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor
Business Partner

Chris’s background in estate agency started in London in the 1990’s where he worked for some of the most successful agencies in Chelsea and Kensington. Having originally been brought up in Exeter he moved back with his family to Woodbury, just outside Exeter, in 2004, working for some of the traditional agencies before joining forces in 2010 with Ian Garcia to form East of Exe. Chris has an amazing encylopedic knowledge of the local area and in depth understanding of how to sell property effectively.

East of Exe - Jessica Colvin

Jessica Colvin
Sales Negotiator

Jessica joined East of Exe in 2013, helping to manage our sales instructions within the Topsham office. Her combination of amazing photography skills and friendly approachable manner makes her the ideal resource as the first point of contact for potential vendors. Jessica is also responsible for creating our eye catching brochures and having been born and brought up locally she has an in depth knowledge of the local area and housing stock.

East of Exe - Penny Gore

Penny Gore
Lettings Co-ordinator for East Devon

Penny joined East of Exe to run our busy lettings department, managing our portfolio of properties in the local area on behalf of our landlords. Her background in running her own busy businesses has given the key skills in ensuring we find the best tenants and manage our clients properties effectively. Penny lives locally in Topsham and her friendly manner helps to keep tenants and contractors in line.

East of Exe - Sara Warren

Sara Warren
Financial Controller

Sara has been with East of Exe since its inception in 2010 and manages all matters financial both for our sales and administration teams. Based out of our Topsham office Sara lives locally with her family and keeps our systems and accounts up to date through our computerised accounting systems.

East of Exe - Tilly Knowles

Tilly Knowles
East Devon Sales and Lettings Administrator

Tilly is a key member of our East Devon team, being responsible for sales & lettings administration as well as supporting our valuation and sales teams in client and applicant management. She has lived in Topsham for 10 years now and has recently purchased her first home with her partner that they are currently in the process of renovating. Tilly joined East of Exe in 2017 bringing with her over 6 years of in depth knowledge and experience from within the industry, her friendly and professional manner makes her the perfect first point of contact for all customers.

East of Exe - Ellie

Ellie
Topsham office dog

Ellie’s been with the business since we started in 2010, and now has pride of place in her “fireplace kennel” in the lettings department at our Topsham office. She is probably the most laid back and smallest black Labrador you’ll ever come across and is welcoming to tenants, landlords and all the other visitors we get. If you’re passing though and want to say hi to her just pop in as she’s always after a cuddle.


Exeter Sales and Lettings Team

Team Photo: Exeter Sales and Lettings Team - East of Exe

Based in Southernhay, probably the financial centre of Exeter, our light and airey offices have now been open since 2013 and service not only Exeter itself, but also surrounding villages and towns including properties West of the River Exe.

East of Exe - Ian Garcia

Ian Garcia
Business Partner

Ian’s background is as a professional marketer and successful entrepreneur having run a medium size marketing agency in the South East in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Moving down with his family to Topsham in 2005, Ian continued to provide specialist marketing and construction services before teaming up with Chris Taylor to start East of Exe. Ian’s skills are in ensuring properties are marketed as effectively as possible, but has used his building knowledge to head up the lettings and commercial sides of the business.

East of Exe - Joanna Jones

Joanna Jones
Senior sales negotiator

Jo joined East of Exe in 2015 originally in our Topsham office in a sales support role, but her talent for estate agency was clear so she soon progressed to become responsible for sales from our Exeter office. Jo has 10+ years agency experience working with a number of local companies so has vast agency experience. She lives with her partner and 2 young children in Exeter and was born and brought up locally so has excellent local knowledge.

East of Exe - Beckie Tribble

Beckie Tribble
Lettings Co-ordinator for Exeter & West Devon

Beckie joined East of Exe in 2014 and brought with her a great deal of experience in the Exeter lettings market. She was brought up locally and has recently bought her first house in Exeter so knows the area well. Her personable manner and professional approach has made her very popular with landlords and tenants, which has resulted in our Exeter lettings operation becoming one of the fastest growing in the local area.

East of Exe - Abbey Knowles

Abbey Knowles
Sales Negotiator

Abbey joined East of Exe with in depth experience of the sales and lettings market in the city. Her clear and organised approach to the office has been recognised by vendors, landlords & applicants as professional and effective, ensuring our customer service promises is met on the ground. She live just outside Exeter but was born and brought up in this area so knows the area intimately.

East of Exe - Katie Hoyle

Katie Hoyle
Exeter Sales and Lettings Administrator

Katie is the newest addition to our company. Joining us in 2017, she brought with her 2 years of previous lettings experience whilst recently obtaining a diploma in interior design. Having lived locally for some time, Katie has a good understanding of Exeter and knows the area well. Her friendly and efficient manor makes her the perfect first point of call for all our potential landlords and applicants.

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