Marshall Vizard was opened by Neil Marshall and David Vizard in January 2003, both of whom have many years experience in Estate Agency.
We are one of Watford’s leading and most successful independent Estate Agents, dealing with the letting, management and selling of residential property in Watford and the surrounding areas. We are passionate about property and the local area and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for all of our clients.
Whether you are buying your first home, moving up the ladder, downsizing or looking to rent or let a property/ies, our local knowledge and expertise, will give you the advantage. Thanks to 14 years in the area, we know it inside out. Plus, we know how stressful buying, selling, letting or renting a home can be, so we always ensure our service is friendly, professional and personal from start to finish.
Meet our expert team below:
A genuine ‘people person’ with a passion for getting a great result, David is relentless in pursuing a solution which gives everyone a happy conclusion, buyers, sellers and solicitors alike. He has lived locally for many years and together with his wife Jacqueline, loves to keep active, particularly now that their children are grown up. When he is not out roaming the countryside on long walks (usually trying to keep up with Jake, their German Shepherd) David enjoys the theatre, the cinema, reading, weekends away, eating out and entertaining friends. Although it has to be said that Jacqueline does most of the entertaining, as she is a keen amateur cook.
Sophie NewberrySales Negotiator
There is never a dull moment when Sophie is around, whether it’s a practical joke with her colleagues, a bit of a natter or an outburst of outrageous laughter, you know that she is in the room. She is also known to be a little bit accident prone, but don’t worry, she takes extra care with precious ornaments, when taking clients on a viewing. Coming from a very close knit family who are all equally as bubbly and boisterous as herself, Sophie is always on the go, shopping, travelling, and socialising with friends. In quieter moments, she can be seen immersed in a good book and when it comes to her work there is no one more focused on the serious side of doing a great job.
Alongside his obvious passion for property, Neil’s life revolves around his wife and two children, travelling and going on holidays. They are particularly fond of Spain and Neil is currently ‘trying’ to learn the language. He exercises regularly and enjoys socialising with friends, especially if there is curry involved. As one of the partners in the business, Neil takes his ‘looking after the staff’ duties very seriously and one of the things they love most is the generous amount of cakes and goodies he brings into the office at the slightest hint of a birthday or other such celebration. As a keen Formula 1 fan, he is interested in anything to do with cars and is often seen outside lovingly washing his own.
Dominic WattsLettings Director
Joining the company in 2006 having previously worked in the motor trade, Dominic is one of the company’s longest standing employees. He has interpreted this fact, as liberty to eat all the cakes and goodies in the office; although it is said that he has not put on a single ounce since the day he joined. Outside of work, he is a serious motorsport enthusiast and enjoys road trip holidays, which is good because he lives with his wife and dog, some 17 miles into the depths of the Hertfordshire countryside. Known for his quirky, slightly off beat sense of humour, Dominic is deadly serious when it comes to helping his clients build a valuable and stress-free investment portfolio.
Kerry TurnbullLettings Negotiator
Kerry is the newest member of the team, having joined the company after giving up a life in the world of Buying, to pursue her passion for property. A Watford local, living just a few miles from the office with her partner and their geriatric cat, Kerry knows the area very well. Regularly found stalking Right Move and planning her next Grand Design, she now finds herself in her ideal job! In her spare time, she enjoys eating out, meeting with friends, shopping and most importantly, holidaying. Perhaps a travel agent in a previous life, she loves nothing more than chatting to people about their travels and planning her next trip
Gemma KusterLettings/Sales Negotiator
Gemma is a larger than life character, with an irrepressible sense of humour, who will always put a smile on your face. Although she is the youngest member of the team, she plays an important role in both the Lettings and Sales departments and we couldn’t live without her! Gemma is good company, as she is very chatty and never lost for something to say. although sometimes she forgets to think before she speaks, which can lead to some hilarious but slightly embarrassing moments! Gemma loves dogs and has recently re-homed a Rottweiler called Max, who she talks about ALL of the time!
Tina BrooksLettings Administrator
Tina joined the team in 2010 and has lived in Watford for over twenty years, originally coming from Bushey. Listing amongst her key skills ‘the ability to make a good cup of tea or coffee’, Tina is hugely popular in the office, especially at break times. But there is one place where she is loved even more and that is at home, where she is mother to three grown up daughters and grandmother to six children. Tina has a real passion for living life and when she is not helping out at local riding club, shows she enjoys trips to the theatre and visiting historic buildings.
Michelle CrossleyProperty Manager
Michelle has lived in Hertfordshire most of her life, originally growing up in Oxhey Hall, now residing in Rickmansworth. A busy mother of one, she loves socialising with her family and friends and walking their lively Airedale. As a property manager, she looks after a number of properties for our landlords and helps keep the costs of running them to a minimum. She lives life to the full and Michelle has become a much loved and valued member of the team, by both her colleagues and clients alike.
Angela DownesProperty Manager
A true local, Angela has lived in Bushey for over twenty years and joined Marshall Vizard in 2008. She is a big sports fan with a particular interest in show jumping and when it comes to socialising, it is only the best for Angela, including fine dining and quality wine. She fulfils a very important role in the business as one of the property managers and just loves the aspects of her role that other people hate. Whether it is fighting for the most cost effective solutions for our landlords or keeping up to date with ARLA regulations, Angela is the epitome of tenacity. She will get to the bottom of every challenge and gets results every time. A true asset to both the business and our customers.
Justine MarshallInventory Clerk
Affectionately known as ‘hawk eyes’ in the office, there is very little that gets past Justine; whether it is detail about the condition or contents or a property, or something you said. A busy mother of two, she skilfully juggles her time between work, the children, enjoying a coffee with friends and keeping fit. In addition to being naturally well organised and having a sharp attention to detail, the real asset that Justine brings to the team is her genuine care and interest in what is going on in the business. Always ready to stop and help out a customer or member of staff, her loyalty and love of people is paramount in everything she does.
Kind-hearted, thoughtful and extremely imaginative, these are the first words that spring to mind about Jemma. You’ll usually find her tucked away behind her computer screen, conjuring up the next big marketing idea, or an event for the Marshall Vizard troops to take part in. She enjoys wining and dining with friends and jetting off with her husband and kids to explore the world and although she rarely gets a chance to relax, when she does you’ll find her on her Kindle, lost in a good book!
Charlie works at Marshall Vizard at weekends and during the holidays, whilst he is studying at university. He deals with lettings and sales administration and has been told that he has a “friendly and honest face” by one of our clients. He has a keen interest in sports, particularly football and badminton. Charlie shares Marshall Vizard’s passion for property, which makes him fit in with the team perfectly!!