Staff Profiles

Richard Sears MNAEA

Richard Sears MNAEA

Company director

Richard has spent his life in Hemel Hempstead and now lives in Gadebridge. Richard has worked in estate agency locally for the past 15 years. He founded Sears & Co and works in the business full time carrying out valuations, viewings and generally ensuring its smooth running. Richard has an incredible passion for property and marketing ensuring Sears & Co consistently stay one step ahead of the competition. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family, is a keen golfer with a current handicap of 10 (just about) and is a long suffering Ipswich Town fan.

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Oliver Cooper

Oliver Cooper

Sales & lettings negotiator

Oliver joined the Sears & Co team in January 2018. Oliver is Hemel Hempstead 'born and bred' like the rest of our team and attended the Adeyfield school. Day to day you will find Oliver accompanying prospective buyers and tenants on viewings, carrying out property valuations and dealing with queries at the office. In his spare time Oliver is a self confessed car enthusiast.

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Sue Ferguson

Sue Ferguson

Sales support & administration

Sue has spent the last 30 years in Hemel Hempstead and as such knows it like the back of her hand. She has witnessed some of the miraculous changes in the local area during this time and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the town with our buyers and sellers. Sue has been with Sears & Co since the beginning and her role within the company is booking appointments and handling queries coming into the office alongside generally supporting the sales team. Outside of work Sue enjoys the theatre, spending time with her grandchildren and is partial to a spot of afternoon tea.

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Rebecca Coston

Rebecca Coston

Lettings support & administration

Rebecca is the newest member of the Sears & Co team joining us in early 2018. Rebecca also lives locally, her four children attend one of the local primary schools. Rebecca is responsible for manning the office here in the Old Town and carrying out new tenancy set ups.

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Ruth Tomlin

Weekend Sales support

Ruth of course also lives in Hemel Hempstead and has done for a number of years. Like Sue, Ruth has also been with Sears & Co since the beginning, her role in the company is to ensure once a sale has been agreed it progresses through to completion. This includes liaising with buyers,sellers and solicitors to maintain communication throughout all our transactions. When out of the office Ruth prefers nothing more than a 'proper' cup of coffee and spending time with her family.

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Kay Smith

Property Manager

Kay is the latest addition to the team at Sears & Co joining in early 2020. Kay will be responsible for the smooth running of the letting department. This includes tenancy creation & renewals, dealing with repair and maintenance issues and generally liaising with landlords on a day to day basis. Key has also been local to Hemel Hempstead for the majority of her life, outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and all manor of crafting activities.

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