Seymours Guildford opened in 1992 and after the Ripley office is the second oldest Seymours office in Surrey.
The ethos has always been service, service, service and Seymours Guildford has been the appointed representative of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents for nearly 10 years now. The Guild appoints just one member per area, based on integrity and professionalism.
The office deals with property within a 10 mile radius, taking in Guildford town centre, Bramley, Shamley Green, Wonersh, Chilworth, Gomshall, Shalford, Shere and Albury.
The partners and negotiators offer valuations, help clients buy and sell their homes, and also advise on buy-to-let investments.
Seymours Guildford supports many local organisations and charities, some of which include:
- Chilworth Duck Race
- Local school projects
- Shamley Green Parish
- Surrey Half Marathon
- Yvonne Arnaud
Founding director Paul Rickard, sadly died from an unexpected heart attack on Friday June 10, aged 59. He leaves his wife Alex, and two children, Louis and Poppy-May. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Paul moved to Guildford at the age of nine and joined Lanesborough School where he became a choirboy at Guildford Cathedral and in time became head chorister. He was a keen bass guitarist and by chance he was in the studio when The Buggles recorded the international hit Video Killed The Radio Star. The session was lacking a bassist so Paul filled in and played uncredited on the single. In 1976, Paul’s Aunt spotted an advertisement in the Surrey Advertiser for a position at Mann & Co Estate Agent.
He got the job and his passion for estate agency began. A year after Paul and Alex got married he was offered a business partnership with Colin Stovold to launch Guildford Seymours Estate Agency. Now recognised as one of the largest independent estate agents in the South East, Seymours recently won Gold (south) at The Guild of Professional Estate Agents. Today there are 17 branches of Seymours Estate Agents accords Surrey and Hampshire, all of which are thriving. Paul dedicated a lot of his time to this chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, and over the years raised thousands of pounds. He will be remembered for his recent sponsorship of the Chilworth Duck Race and running the Macmillan Relay Race Marathon in a Captain America Suit. From the Guildford Seymours branch office it takes five minutes to walk down Guildford High Street but for Paul this walk invariably took one hour.
He always showed a keen interest in the lives of everyone that he knew and always had a friendly smile on his face. Not only is the community mourning the loss of a long-standing and enthusiastic member but so too are all those he had contact with through his business, social event and his charity work.