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Shaun Adams
Managing Director

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Shaun Adams
Managing Director

I was born in Rustington and live in Worthing with my wife Nicola (who works with me at Cooper Adams) and my teenage son.

I’ve been an estate agent since 1991 having had various jobs including working at my dad’s restaurant in Worthing.

The unsociable hours didn’t appeal to me so I got a job as an office junior at an estate agency, I found that I really enjoyed it and the rest is history.

It’s ironic that now I run my own business I often work evenings and weekends anyway.  Who said being an estate agent was easy?

25 years since entering the industry I still love it.

In 2004 I set up Cooper Adams with a partner and I’m immensely proud of the level of customer care we continually provide to our clients.

I’m a hard taskmaster but that’s because I’m genuinely passionate about ensuring each and every client we serve is 100 per cent satisfied.

As estate agents we’re in a privileged position to help people make the right choices when they want to move.

As a smaller, independent estate agency I feel our team are more focussed and motivated to look after people’s property needs than some of our bigger rivals who have multiple offices and strict targets they have to hit.

We regularly get our clients a higher price than our local rivals and I put that down to our focus on delivering the best possible results for them and our non-stop desire to improve in all areas of our work.

At Cooper Adams we have a simple but succesful ethos of treating everyone with honesty, respect and professionalism.

Shaun’s Top Tip: When preparing your property for sell aim for the look and feel of a quality hotel room. Neutral, minimal and somewhere people can imagine themselves living.

In my experience a well presented property up against a similar, but no so well presented one, can sell for between £5000-10,000 more.

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Nicola Adams
Accounts and administration

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Nicola Adams
Accounts and administration

I handle the administration and accounts side of the business and it’s a very busy and varied role.

For the past 26 years I’ve lived locally and I’ve been married to Shaun for 21 years and we have a 15 year-old son.

For me working within a family business means everything matters that little bit more. We all go that extra yard to ensure people feel totally happy with our service.

My role requires me to be thorough and reliable and my biggest challenge is that there’s often not enough hours in the day.

But the variety and working with a closely knit team is really enjoyable and often a lot of fun.

I’m a real animal lover and one of my most memorable moments working here was when a chap ran into the office asking if anyone knew the owner of a car where a dog had been left inside.

It was a sweltering day and the man had quite rightly recognised the danger the dog was in.

I went outside and took the agitated dog out of the car (which thankfully was unlocked) and gave him a drink and reassurance until his owner turned up.

That incident sums up what we try to achieve at Cooper Adams by delivering calm, caring and results driven service.

Nicola’s Top Tip – Declutter, declutter, declutter. Your home will look more spacious, clean and attractive to viewers.

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Pauline Heberlein-Jones
Letting Specialist and Sales Property Consultant

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Pauline Heberlein
Property Consultant

I love being part of a team where we all chip in to make sure the clients are delighted with the way they are looked after.

I’ve lived in the area for 50 years and have raised my two children locally.

I’ve worked for Cooper Adams since 2010 but when I was a schoolgirl I harboured ambitions to be a Police woman but due to not having 100 per cent perfect eyesight that goal couldn’t be achieved.

The most enjoyable part of my job, which involves a little bit of everything, is knowing you’ve helped people and made the property buying / selling process a little less stressful and a lot more enjoyable.

No two days are the same but I always remember my first day in the job. I had gone to accompany a couple on a viewing for the very first time. On opening the door I was horrified as I saw an almighty mess and thought the place had been burgled.

An emergency call to the office soon revealed that there had been no break in simply that the homeowner never tidied up prior to viewings.

Meeting and helping people is what makes this job special and because we set such high standards we’re always striving to be better.

Pauline’s Top Tip: Choose an independent estate agent. Obviously I’m biased but I really believe that the service you get from a close knit team like ours is more caring, personal and ultimately better. 

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Joel Kingsbury
Valuation Specialist & Property Consultant

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Joel Kingsbury
Valuation Specialist & Property Consultant

I’ve been an estate all my working life.

During those 30 years the job has become a lifestyle and I’ve learned that to succeed you have to be willing to do anything and everything to keep the clients happy.

I’m a local lad having been born in Rustington. As a youngster I wanted to be a professional footballer but though I didn’t make it to the lofty heights of the Premier League I’m still an avid sports fan.

Having played team sports all my life has really helped me to work as part of a group committed to achieving the same goal. Our clients’ success.

At Cooper Adams we’re a small team with everyone helping each other so that clients can feel that the service they receive is remarkable.

Away from the office my two children keep me busy as does my involvement as a coach at East Preston Cricket Club.

Whether we are helping to sell a one bedroom flat or a multi-million development the service principles are the same.

By being patient, organised, helpful and using our collective experience we nearly always get our clients the best possible price in the shortest period of time.

And that’s something all of the team are proud of.

Joel’s Top Tip: Don’t be swayed by ‘big’ valuations. Some agents will intentionally over price what they think your property is worth so that you instruct them. Ask for comparables and evidence so that you can be more confident that the valuation is a genuine and correct one.

Debi Harrison
Valuation Specialist & Property Consultant

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Debi Harrison
Valuation Specialist & Property Consultant

I’m the newest member of the Cooper Adams family having joined from a corporate agency in Autumn 2016.

I love the different, more bespoke and personal approach which Shaun and the rest of the team have to helping clients. It compares really favourably to the fiercely driven target culture which I experienced before.

This approach makes it possible to look after clients properly and spend time on every aspect of their sale or let. And that’s something I love.

I’d like to think I’m approachable, very chatty, open and honest.

I’m naturally enthusiastic and that can sometimes get the better of me. Just like when I was a little girl and I watched a movie called The Mighty Ducks about ice hockey.

I was adamant I was going to play ice hockey. I even got my parents to stump up for ice skating lessons before realising (pretty quickly) that ice hockey was a VERY rough sport for a little girl (or boy) and perhaps not for me.

I’ve lived locally for more than 16 years and when I’m not working there’s nothing I enjoy more than walking my rapidly growing puppy Brooke with my partner.

I can often be found on Sundays volunteering at a dogs’ sanctuary walking rescue dogs that are waiting to be find a new, loving home.

Debi’s Top Tip: When your property is up for sale you have to keep on top of the little daily chores you might sometimes let slip. The property will benefit from being as presentable as possible. This includes those little jobs like making the beds, not leaving piles of washing up in the sink tidily putting away toys, the laundry and other daily items.

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Liz Galloway
Architectural Design

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Liz Galloway
Architectural Design

Liz is the person to speak to for any architectural advice on properties. She and her team can advise for the smallest to the largest of projects, from adding an extra shower room to a total rebuild. Liz offers a free initial consultation to discuss the possibilities and always comes up with great ideas.

Liz brings extensive experience through her HND Construction Studies together with extensive experience in Design, Project Management and Health & Safety.

Liz has experience of the procedures and requirements of both Planning and Building Regulations processes as well as tendering and contractual processes.

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Steve Newman
Independent Mortgage Advisor

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Steve Newman
Independent Mortgage Advisor

Do you need professional independent advice to help find the right mortgage?

With over 25 years experience and a friendly service, Steve will help you!

Whether you are a first time buyer, moving, looking to finance a buy to let or remortgaging, by combining sophisticated technology with human expertise, he can quickly identify and arrange a mortgage that best fits your requirements.

Steve lives & works locally running a professional, family Independent Mortgage Brokers who arrange mortgages from the ‘whole of market’ and he does not charge Cooper Adams’ clients a fee!

If you need to buy or sell in East Preston or surrounding areas make sure Cooper Adams Estate Agents are your first port of call.