Neil Standing has been an Estate Agent since 1988 when he started as a junior negotiator in Saltdean with a local independent company. When this company was taken over by a large corporate estate agency, Neil quickly moved up the progression ladder and was given his first estate agency office to run at the age of 19. He then went on to manage estate agency offices in Uckfield, Woodingdean, Peacehaven and Brighton Fiveways. In the year 2000 he decided the corporate life was to restricting and made the bold decision to start up his own independent estate agency in the Fiveways area of Brighton called Avards. After eight very successful years and numerous awards he and his then business partner decided to sell up and look to work in different avenues of the Brighton property market. In 2016 Neil was approached by Stuart Foster to become a co-director of Open House Brighton Coast estate agents. Neil says, ‘Thinking back to when I had the high street estate agency office, there was a dramatic decline in the numbers of people coming in and more and more of the work we dealt with was over the phone and the internet’. Open House Estate Agents are a new breed of hybrid estate agent of which there are now over 100 branches nationally, each one is owned independently. Open House Brighton Coast use all the latest online technology to sell homes in Newhaven, Peacehaven, Saltdean and Brighton.
Stuart Foster has great local knowledge, having been resident in Peacehaven and Newhaven for most of his life. His estate agency career began some 30 years ago in Saltdean from where he went on to manage estate agent offices in Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford, with both corporate and independent estate agents. In 2008 Stuart took a break from estate agency to retrain as a Commercial Energy Assessor and set up a family business, Skyline Energy Assessors, together with his wife Kate, providing Non-Domestic and Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), estate agents floor plans, property photography and Letting Inventories, this company runs nicely alongside Open House Brighton Coast. Still with a passion for Estate Agency and with a foresight into the way the industry was evolving, he started up Open House Brighton Coast which is part of over 100 individually owned franchises and who are all property experts in their own towns. Open House Brighton Coast are members of Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce and Stuart is also a Governor at the local Peacehaven Heights Primary School.
Open House Brighton Coast is a trading name of Brighton and Hove Residential Ltd, operating as part of the Open House franchise network.Registered office:73 Mackie Avenue, Brighton BN1 8RD. Registered in England and Wales No : 0912037. Vat Registration No: 192 2970 86.