Livingroom has been instrumental in single-handedly improving the quality of service experienced by clients of Guernsey estate agents since inception. Livingroom was the first to integrate creativity, innovation and high levels of customer service into the Guernsey property market.
Founded by Simon Torode in January 2006, Guernsey-born Simon returned to the island in 2001 following a successful career in London as an advertising creative. While working for a local estate agency Simon realised there was a way to integrate creative presentation with property. He knew that people buying and selling their homes wanted more from their estate agent. With an extensive knowledge of property, photography and creative brand design, Simon has always been the driving force in Livingroom’s unique and cutting edge brand positioning and development.
Fellow director Richard Hardie joined Livingroom Estate Agents in 2008 from an extensive background in high net worth property dealings in central London. Previously a manager of Harrods Estates on Park Lane and Garrington Home Finders (Phil Spencer’s company of Location, Location, Location fame), Richard brings an experienced and balanced perspective to the island’s Open Market. Richard has been an enthusiastic driver of the new phase for Livingroom with a deep understanding of what clients need whether they live in Guernsey or further afield.
After re-launching the company in January 2012, their leading position within the Guernsey property market has been cemented. The figures speak for themselves: boasting on average 30% of all sales on the island (an admirable result where the island has 28 estate agents) and an ever-increasing portion of the rental market.
In October 2012, Livingroom was presented with a highly commended award at the International Property Awards in the category of UK Estate Agency Marketing; one of only two estate agents to receive an award in the UK. Livingroom was also presented with a prestigious five-star award and was named as the Best Estate Agency in Guernsey by a panel of 50 industry judges – the highest accolade available to estate agents in the UK.
In January 2013 Livingroom won three awards at the prestigious Guernsey Achievement Awards taking home the Innovation Award, Excellence in Marketing Award and the much coveted Guernsey Business of the Year Award 2012.
Although delighted to receive such praise from industry professionals, the Livingroom team lives firmly in the future and believes we are only as good as our last deal. Our promise to you is to be Guernsey’s leading estate agent through evolution and sheer hard work.