Belvoir Shrewsbury Announces Friendly Take Over
Belvoir Shrewsbury are currently the subject of a friendly takeover! The Shrewsbury town centre property consultancy is both a letting agent and an estate agent and has been owned by Paul Wallace-Tarry for the past 13 years, where he has developed Belvoir Shrewsbury into one of the leading lettings agents in town.
Paul Wallace-Tarry, Director & Owner of Belvoir Shrewsbury
Now his son, Richard, has relocated his young family to Shrewsbury from London, where he was a successful Associate Director at Chestertons Estate Agents in Fulham for almost 10 years.
Paul told us “Richard has joined the business just as I’m working on my exit strategy, as we used to say in the army.” Paul served with the Royal Engineers for nearly 30 years on construction sites and in operational combat roles, specialising in engineering and human resources, and left as a Lieutenant Colonel to run his own business. Paul continues “In a sense, I went from the ridiculous – designing, building and destroying bridges and roads – to the sublime where I was finding homes for individuals and their families on a daily basis.
“I was impressed with what Belvoir had to offer but, more importantly for me, Belvoir replicated my ethics, so I took a leap of faith and have not looked back. It has been a very positive experience in which all my goals have been satisfied.”
Paul is handing over the lettings portfolio to Richard, who has joined the company this summer as Director of Lettings, whilst Paul continues to concentrate on sales and building the estate agency side of the business “for at least two years!”
Richard Wallace-Tarry – Lettings Director at Belvoir Shrewsbury
Richard says “After leaving school, I cut my teeth in the property consultancy world working in my Dad’s business here in Shrewsbury for three years during each summer holiday whilst at Uni. After gaining a degree in History, I joined Chestertons in London in 2007 and in the Spring of 2013 became an Associate Director running Fulham lettings. Having developed a wealth of experience and knowledge in the property industry, it’s the perfect time to return home to Shropshire.”
A family home in Lee Brockhurst that Richard currently has listed for rent through Belvoir Shrewsbury. Please call him on 01743 242000
Richard adds “I’m joining the business at a very exciting time, as Belvoir is now offering a complete property service. My father successfully launched our new sales division of the business this May, with a refreshingly innovative approach to estate-agency – a total lack of ambiguity!”
Innovatively, Belvoir Shrewsbury is also offering property sellers an on-line service, similar to the national ‘on-line only’ estate agents we see advertised on TV etc. But, as Belvoir is based locally, using qualified local experts who are very familiar with the local property market, sellers get a great deal more peace of mind – all for a similar price to the national ‘on-line only’ boys. This service is in addition to the full and traditional estate agency service, also being offered competitively.
Paul carries on “We believe you should not only pay for what you get, you should have the freedom to choose the type of service you personally require and know what that actually means – we’re offering an Estate Agency where you can choose a level of service you’re happy with. As such we’ve introduced four different services, and we’re providing them in a different way, charging people who wish to sell their property with us very competitively. Basically, you choose whichever of our services that suits you best and we’ll do the work.”