Director Chris Malins began his estate agency career as a negotiator in Central Milton Keynes in 1985. A developing career took him through agency management roles with many years in Biggleswade and Stevenage leading more than one operation from start-up to market-leader. His drive to achieve what the customer needs, attention to detail and ability to adapt and develop saw continued success through good and poor markets over the years. Never interested in pure management roles Chris remained hands-on throughout his career and is still happiest right in the thick of it - "people and their homes" he says, "what a fabulous job". His two happy places: "driving from one village valuation to the next on a sunny afternoon with the radio on" and "leaving an after-hours viewing in the dark with an offer to work on". Chris personally conducts all valuations and oversees every transaction from listing to completion.
Partner and co-Director Magie Coyne spent the first part of her career as an OFSTED inspector, moving later into 9 years of residential lettings arbitration whilst managing the couple's own rental portfolio. She is a master of considered judgement and attention to detail and is the backbone of the company's administration and sales progression.
Gothic Estates has been created to offer value for money backed by our long-earned skills in the field, professionalism and integrity. The couple chose Arlesey High Street to live and use as an office base as the area's outlook is rosy. The mainline train station not only serves nearby Stotfold, Henlow and Clifton but underlines the village's destiny to grow. With the larger towns of Hitchin, Letchworth and Stevenage easily reached, it's a fabulous (and often more affordable) place to live and work or commute.
Our photographer's experience comes all the way from Canada where he specialized in multi-million dollar luxury homes and estates in a lakeside resort city in British Columbia. Working to the highest standards for multiple magazine covers and features as well as daily property listings, he has photographed over 6000 homes and even had a feature in the New York Times!
He says "from the smallest cottage to the sprawling estate, the same techniques and finished quality apply to all." Images are made up from multiple exposures and balanced lighting techniques with nifty features including blue-sky swapping for when the weather's not co-operating.
Also specialising in property video production, your home will be filmed using wide-angle 4k camera on specialist equipment to highlight it's finest features. It will be slickly edited into a short movie that can be published with the property listing and pushed through social media. With facilities for elevated images and even aerial, anything is possible. You don't have to have your home on video but it's included!
Your home photographs must leap off the page! Do not under-estimate the power of truly great pictures over some that are just ok.