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Meet The Team


James Grimsted

James Grimsted MSc BSc MAPIP

Managing Director

James has been working in property since 2001 and has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics in Housing. He worked in London for 9 years before returning as a shareholder and Director within the successful family owned Bristol based Estate Agency Greenwoods Property Centre in 2009. In November 2016, James purchased Barons Property Centre from his father, Michael Grimsted, who had owned Barons since 1990 and now runs it in conjunction with his ongoing role at Greenwoods Property Centre.

Ask James about:

  • Rugby
  • Film
  • His Fitness
  • His Dislike of Audi
  • His Love for Beige Food
Pete Lawson

Pete Lawson MNAEA

Group Operations Manager

Pete’s in-depth knowledge of the property market spans over 20 years and he is passionate about his teams within Barons and Greenwoods in Bristol (Whitchurch and Totterdown). He enjoys sales progression, property appraisals and offers both clients and purchasers honest and straightforward advice.

Ask Pete about:

  • Maximising the value of your home
  • The legal side of buying or selling a property
  • String theory
  • Good service
  • Monocular vision
  • The importance of being idle
Phil

Phil Marsh

Branch Manager (Knowle)

Managing the agreed sales from offer acceptance through to completion, as well as the day to day running of the whole branch, Phil is a busy guy with masses of experience. He’s been an Estate Agent since the early 1900’s and likes to remind us how much things have changed since he started out. Don’t let that frown fool you – he absolutely loves working in an all-female work place.

Ask Phil about:

  • Surveys, searches and good local solicitors
  • Holidaying in Bournemouth
  • Speeding up your sale/purchase
  • His amazing 4 year old Max
  • The Totterdown Canteen
  • Being in a chain
Louise Farrel

Louise Farrell MNAEA

Assistant Manager (Whitchurch)

Louise has worked in sales and lettings for over 10 years and joined Greenwoods Property Centre in 2010. Louise is involved in all aspects of the business from valuing properties to progressing sales through to completion and most importantly making sure great customer service is offered at all times.

Ask Louise about:

  • The value of your property
  • The importance of great marketing
  • Stamp duty
  • When she last left work on time
  • High fives
  • Her lunch options
Louise Dibble

Louise Dibble MNAEA

Assistant Manager (Knowle)

A proper local, Lou can be counted on daily to bring positive energy and fun to the Knowle Office. She’s a real hit with current, past and potential clients giving sound, sincere advice from the point of Valuation, and reassurance right up until the big day (and beyond of course, if needed!). She’s been with us since 2010 and her genuine interest in both property & people make her the go-to person if you are thinking of buying or selling in South Bristol.

Ask Louise about: 

  • Upsizing vs Extending
  • What your home might be worth
  • Local History, or in fact, anything local
  • Rum
  • Eating & Drinking Hot Spots around the city
  • Her (optimistic) home developments 
Lucy Grimsted

Lucy Grimsted

Sales Negotiator (Whitchurch)

Lucy is originally from Dublin and has a background in fine art, interior design and architecture. She moved from Dublin to Bristol in 2007, to be with her now husband and she joined Greenwoods back in 2009. She is highly skilled in sales, marketing and customer services.

Ask Lucy about:

  • How to present your home for selling
  • How to de-clutter (and make money)
  • Marketing Stats
  • Hockey
  • Gin
  • Child Discipline
Chloe

Chloe Salway

Sales Negotiator (Knowle)

Our top property lister, sharpest offer negotiator and… youngest team member! Chloe came to Greenwoods as a total newbie and has flourished over the past 2 years into a knowledgeable, approachable and reliable agent. We don’t know what we would do without her!

Ask Chloe about:

  • The unusual offer process in Totterdown
  • The best artists to see live.
  • How to get your home truly ready for Photos
  • BSJA Show Jumping
  • Obtaining an ‘Agreement in Principal’ from a Mortgage Provider
  • The Burger Joint Menu (and best possible combo)
Rhian Walker

Rhian Walker

Sales Negotiator (Whitchurch)

Rhian joined the Whitchurch team after finishing school, when she then discovered a real passion for estate agency. Rhian has a friendly and professional approach and is very hard working. Living locally means Rhian has a good knowledge of the area and will go the extra mile for clients.

Ask Rhian about:

  • The Local Area
  • The best way to present your home
  • Our services
  • How not to remember your Saturday night out!
  • Box Sets
  • Online shopping
Lisa

Lisa Pearson

Senior Letting Negotiator (Knowle)

Lisa makes up one half of the Lettings Dream team and has many years of experience in housing. She understands people and her empathetic approach makes her very popular with both Landlords and Tenants. She is very much the mother of our team, keeping us all in check!

Ask Lisa about:

  • Letting out your property for the first time
  • Breeding pedigree Westies
  • Local Contractors
  • Renting with a pet
  • Housing benefits and help with Occupational health.
Emma Vincent

Emma Vincent

Lettings Negotiator (Knowle)

Emma’s understanding of the ever changing industry legislation & procedures makes her an integral part of our lettings department and can always be counted on to give straight and honest advice. She came to us from Clifton for a much needed change of scene after heading a large department of a Corporate competitor for a number of years.

Ask Emma about:

  • Renting Portfolios
  • Drinking in Clifton
  • Property management and maintenance
  • Binge watching Documentaries (on anything – test her!!)
  • Her interesting career journey
  • Buying and selling on EBay

Kathy Tiley

Kathy Tiley

Digital Marketing Consultant

Kathy takes social media seriously as a genuine business tool and she understands how important these modern channels of communication are to our brand development. She is a graduate of Social Media Management, having previously worked in property for 20 years prior to retraining. We are thrilled to have her on board as we recognise the requirement to optimise our clients property exposure in a changing marketing landscape.

Ask Kathy about

  • Her feisty son
  • Running
  • Anything social media