Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson
Born and bred in Norfolk, there are very few people who know East Anglia as intimately as me, and there are even fewer who know the inner workings of the region’s property market. What I do for clients is truly a labour of love. I’m passionate about property, but more than that, I’m passionate about pairing people with their dream home for a fair price and without the hassle and headache that has plagued the property market’s reputation for many years.
When I say I go the extra mile for my clients I mean it – I cover many miles, scouring every corner, field and farm across the counties I know and love. With hundreds of happy clients, I’m delighted to say that I’m not only the go-to agent for many leading high-end estate agents, but one of the only people to offer this kind of bespoke service for purchasing a property in the area.
Whilst it’s in the estate agents’ best interests to support the seller, I’m here to support the buyer, to make sure whether you’re spending £800k or £5 million and beyond, you get the most from your money and everything you want from the property you’ve worked hard for.
In my early twenties I decided to move from one side of the country to another, working for a company in Somerset selling houses to the London market. This led to a move to the capital, where I held roles in event management, which involved spending time in luxury properties. Often adorned with beautiful flowers, this inspired me to start my own luxury flower business, providing floral arrangements for a number of high-profile events and venues, including HMS Invincible, The Natural History Museum and The Open Championship.
After a few years, the lure of the London property market proved to be too compelling and I joined a leading London agency, sourcing luxury homes and selling insurance products for country homes, estates and farms across the UK. Many successful years later, I returned to my roots to enable me to spend more time with my family and once again enjoy the many gems of the Norfolk countryside. I established The Norfolk Gardener, combining my passion for the countryside with developing an understanding of design and landscaping.
Over time, I realised my heart still lay in property and became the head premium property finder for Bidwells. After four enjoyable years, I realised I could use my intricate knowledge and passion for the region to offer an unrivalled level of premium property search service for clients looking to buy property in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
To this day, I still help clients find their dream properties, acting on behalf of the buyer to take care of negotiations as well as research the finer details, from surrounding schools to landscaped gardens and much more. Where estate agents are only able to offer properties actively on the market, I also help clients buy off-market – finding a client’s ideal property then doing everything I can to convince the owners that it’s time for a change.
I’m not at all fazed about knocking on the door with a view to buying a house that isn’t for sale – after all, this is how I found my own dream family home.
In my spare time I love to play tennis and golf and spend time revisiting the beautiful Norfolk coast with my wife and two grown-up children and two black labs.
"Jamie was determined to find the right house for us and he not only succeeded in his search but mobilised a team of professionals to ensure we had as much knowledge as possible about the property. He worked tirelessly to smooth the process of purchase, and his knowledge, efficiency and patience were invaluable. The service Jamie offered us and the efforts he made on our behalf were exceptional."
"Jamie was able to show us several houses before they came on the market and we always felt that we’d get first crack at anything that came up. Without question, Jamie’s relationship with the estate agents and his knowledge of the market made the difference."
"We registered with numerous estate agents but were disappointed with their stock. We found Jamie on the internet and any initial trepidation about working with a buying agent dissolved in the first meeting. Jamie never hurried us and was gracious in accommodating our changing needs. He’s the go-to man in the area and drew on his vast network of contacts to help us secure a cosy cottage with land."