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Holters are a modern estate and lettings agent aimed at delivering first class customer service and a comprehensive marketing package.

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When you combine solicitor’s fees, survey costs, stamp duty and then throw in a hefty estate agent’s bill, moving home can become a very costly business. Holters use effective modern marketing tools but cast aside the unnecessary and expensive practices, meaning our clients never have to break the bank to get the highest quality marketing.

Having worked for traditional estate agents, founders William and Karl had long thought a number of the methods currently in practice are both outdated and extremely expensive. Their vision was to create a modern agency that offers excellent value for money, while delivering a first-class marketing package and so Holters was born.

Director – Karl Morgan MNAEA

Karl Salter

If there’s a word to sum up what Karl brings to his role as Director of Holters, it’s ‘experience’. There isn’t much he hasn’t encountered in the world of property, he’s bought property, renovated property, sold property, been a landlord, been a tenant, bought at auction, obtained planning permission to self-build, relocated from one side of the country to the other, he’s even had a sale fall though on the day of exchange. You name it, he’s done it and that doesn’t even take into account over a decade of experience as an estate agent working across Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Bringing an enlightened and thoughtful approach to estate agency, Karl is highly tuned in to what he calls “the human aspect of the business”. He explains “In all the years I’ve been doing this I haven’t sold many houses, but I’ve sold a heck of a lot of homes. It’s a small play on words but I believe it’s a concept which is missed by many professionals in the industry. We’re not just dealing with bricks and mortar, we’re dealing with families, lives and stressful situations in which people are vulnerable both financially and emotionally. Seemingly sensible, rational people often behave completely out of character under the weight of pressure that buying or selling a home can put on them. So, to truly be a master in this profession you need to have a thorough understanding of the psychological aspect of the process and be able to handle every situation with empathy and patience. People often view estate agents simply as sales people and while this may be true of many, it isn’t true of the best”.

Away from Holters, Karl’s passion for property continues, in his role as director of a local property renovation company. His true passion however is his family and he’s never happier than when they’re all together at his home in Ludlow.

Director – William Hodnett MNAEA

William Hodnett

Upon leaving John Beddoes Secondary School in Presteigne at the age of 16, Will set out to gain a trade and qualified as a carpenter, working alongside an experienced general builder for 3 years and attending Coleg Powys in Newtown. Having always dreamt of becoming a property developer, Will then switched industries to concentrate on the business and selling side of property and at the age of 20 completed an apprenticeship at one of the largest independently owned estate agents in the country, where he quickly became one of the senior negotiators in their flag ship office.

By the age of 22 Will had already seen a significant change from the traditional way properties were being sold thanks largely to the internet and presence of online portals such as Rightmove & Zoopla. Together with Co-founder/director Karl Morgan, Will left his current role in traditional estate agency and setup Holters Modern Estate & Letting Agents in the summer of 2013.

Having grown up on a farm just outside the border town of Knighton, Will initially worked out of Holters’ head office in Shrewsbury, before deciding to concentrate his efforts on the areas he grew up in and knows best! These days Will is responsible for all market appraisals and property sales/lets in Knighton, Presteigne and the surrounding areas.

Outside of Holters, Will is a family man, socialite and keen sportsman. He enjoys playing golf in the summer and rugby in the winter and has represented teams including Newport and Ebbw Vale in South Wales, as well as Luctonians in Herefordshire. He currently plays for Ludlow where he also lives with partner Holly and their German Pointer dog Norman.

Property Manager for Mid Wales – Tom Jones BSc Hons MNAEA

Tom Jones

Tom joined Holters in the Spring of 2016, after gaining 12 years experience of the property market with his previous employers in Mid-Wales. Noticing the way in which the industry was changing, Tom was keen to make the move to a more modern estate agency and Holters were delighted to have him on board.

“I was keen to provide high standards of marketing to my clients, that not only raised the bar with the presentation of their homes that we offer for sale, but also the service in which I provided to them as clients”.

“I feel at Holters we offer a unique blend of fantastic modern marketing methods, which combine with the local knowledge of agents that live in the area and most importantly, know who is looking to buy at any time”.

Tom is based in Brecon and covers the Brecon, Builth Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells areas. However having recently sold a farm in Carmarthen and a property in Kent, don’t be afraid to contact him wherever you are!

Property Manager for The Marches – Richard Williams BSc Hons MNAEA MARLA

Richard Williams

Richard has been part of the Holters team since September 2016, his career in property began when he returned to the Welsh Hills around the Hay on Wye area after completing a degree in Real Estate Valuation and Management in Bristol.

His experience and knowledge have developed whilst working in both private and public sector roles locally, gaining experience in residential sales and letting, commercial management and valuation.

He currently manages the sales and lettings in the Borders region applying his experience to ensure the smoothest possible transaction and is always on hand to offer advice and share his knowledge of the region.

When not at work or working on his small holding in the Wye Valley his adventures often take him to the coast in his VW campervan or out and about in the Welsh countryside.

Rental Manager and Client Liason Coordinator – Claire Woodall MARLA

Claire Woodall

Claire joined Holters in the Summer of 2017 after relocating back to Shrewsbury. Prior to this, Claire worked in the commercial property sector for over 7 years dealing with retail and business space. Having always being intrigued by the residential property industry, she decided to take the opportunity to move into this sector. Claire is qualified member of ARLA, the Association of Residential Letting Agents, the professional body which sets and regulates the standards and levels of professionalism of its members. ARLA members are required to work within a robust Code of Practice, which covers the key stages in letting and managing a property.

“As soon as I met Karl and Will, I knew that Holters was the company for me. Holters is forward thinking, modern and completely unique compared to any other estate agents I’ve come across. Providing fantastic customer service is a priority for me and I have the freedom at Holters to take time to engage with our clients and really get to know their needs”.

“Since joining Holters, I’ve seen how imperative it is to get the marketing of a property absolutely right and I enjoy seeing the success of properties selling quickly with Holters after they have been on the market with other agents for months, if not years. I am truly proud to be part of this fantastic team”.

Claire is based in the Shrewsbury office but provides rental management and quality customer service throughout the business.

Property Manager for North Shropshire – Adam Nutbrown

Adam Nutbrown

I joined Holters as the Regional Property Manager for the North Shropshire region, having worked previously in both a traditional high street agency and then onto the online world with Yopa. Holters is a modern estate agency which offers both the traditional approach and yet able to adapt to the more modern ways, so my previous experiences are ideal for working here and our clients love the options and flexibility we have on offer.

My wife and I have lived in Shrewsbury for 18 years and have a young family who are both now in secondary school. We absolutely love living in beautiful Shropshire, enjoying everything this special county has to offer. Working in the area is also a delight as my job takes me all over the county and I get to see some truly wonderful homes and meet some very special people.

Joining Holters was an easy decision to make. The vision Karl and Will have to develop the business in times of industry change is really impressive. Flexible fee structures, professional photography included as standard and full property descriptions really ensure that the customer is at the forefront of the sales process right from the word go. Knowing that I can stand in front of a potential new vendor and offer such great service is reassuring. In previous jobs I haven’t had that feeling as been very restricted – at Holters, it’s different!

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Holters Modern Estate and Letting Agents in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Holters estate and letting agents specialise in selling and renting property across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Mid Wales. We also serve Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Birmingham, West Midlands, Gwent, Newport, Cardiff, Monmouthshire and South Wales.

Holters provides a modern twist on traditional estate and letting agency, our aim is to deliver a first-class personal service and a comprehensive high quality marketing package, while offering flexible payment options which provide excellent value for money.

When you think about it you have a combination of solicitor’s fees, survey costs, stamp duty and the dreaded estate agents bill on top of that. It makes moving home a very costly experience. Our vision was to create a modern estate agency which provides the highest possible levels of service whilst also saving you money and so Holters was formed.