Livingroom Guernsey expands Open Market team

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Livingroom Estate Agents has appointed Amanda Duke to its Open Market team as the Channel Island estate agent expands.

Livingroom’s Guernsey team works across the island’s Local and Open Markets, in both sales and lettings, and Amanda will be bringing her expertise to the Open Market, joining director Jason Hyland and Livingroom’s Founder, CEO Simon Torode.

Property sales and lettings were strong for Livingroom at the end 2019 and early 2020 until the forced coronavirus lockdown period. Guernsey has been in phase five of its six-phase lockdown exit programme since 20 June and the market recovery has been quicker than expected - with even greater activity than before led by a more emotive approach to buying and letting homes. 

Prospective island residents, who can buy on Guernsey’s Open Market, are allowed to visit the island for viewings under its ‘business tunnel’ policy. Livingroom’s team is also able to conduct video viewings for those who can’t, or don’t wish to, travel.

Simon welcomed Amanda to the Livingroom team and said that she is joining at the perfect time:

“Amanda joins us at a time of exceptional market activity so her experience in people-facing roles will be invaluable as we manage huge demand.

“The Open Market is just as busy as the Local Market at the moment so growing the team is a logical step and the latest part of our growth journey in the Channel Islands.

“Amanda is a welcome addition to the team and I know that our clients are going to enjoy working with her.”

Having spent more than 15 years in the island’s finance industry Amanda is no stranger to meeting bespoke client requirements, and she and her family have also renovated multiple Guernsey properties, giving her first-hand knowledge of the practical elements of the Open Market and local construction industry.

Amanda said: “I’ve always had a real passion for property so I’m delighted to join Livingroom, which has such a strong reputation on the island and further afield. It’s a fascinating time for the Guernsey housing market so I’m very much looking forward to meeting vendors and buyers and getting to work in such a dynamic role.”

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