I’m proud to work for the Cumberland as we have an excellent reputation. We help people achieve their goals and get them a deal that more often than not can’t be beaten anywhere else.
I get a lot of satisfaction from being the person to facilitate the purchase of a dream property for a customer – it’s a real honour.
Yes, if someone says ‘where’s this house?’, I know exactly where it is. I’m a local lad, people like that. I’m no nonsense, professional, approachable and straightforward.
There have certainly been many more housing developments, but many of those have been what I would consider to be premium houses. In the current cost-of-living crisis some people are holding off from buying their first home, building up a bigger deposit and then going for something a bit bigger. A customer came to us yesterday for their first mortgage for a £165,000 house.
Sometimes the media give Barrow a hard time, but they are talking absolute nonsense. Windermere is only 40 minutes away, you’ve the Irish Sea, views to Isle of Man, a wonderful coast, including Walney with its nature reserves, and Furness Abbey.
There is so much. Some people’s idea of the best place to live is central London but I love it here. I have lived here all my life and couldn’t see myself living anywhere else.