Gainsborough estate agent and letting agent

Photograph of David Longstaff

David Longstaff — Director

If Dave was a stick of rock, he'd have 'Selling houses in Gainsborough' running through him. Or 'Leicester Football Club'. Or 'Cars'! Owning the top selling estate agent in Gainsborough for over twenty years and now a franchisee of Martin & Co, Dave is based in the office six days a week ensuring that his passions for customer satisfaction and selling homes are mirrored by his team of experts. With overall responsibility for sales of properties, along with his wife, he has built both a reputation of excellence for Martin & Co and an experienced team able to provide it. When he's not at the office, he's usually working from home, pretending to be at the gym, walking Dougie (his playful dog!) or spoiling his wife and daughter.

Photograph of Angela Longstaff

Angela Longstaff — Director

Angela's idea of being spoilt is a night off. Always working to ensure that our Landlords' properties are managed correctly sometimes it appears as if she loves letting properties more than Dave. As well as being a qualified Home Inspector, Angela's twenty years of experience have served both her and Martin & Co's Landlords and Tenants well and will continue to do so for many years to come. In the very rare occasions she's not involved with properties or her family, she can usually be found at Dance lessons listening to Robbie.

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Richard Foster — Office Manager

Richard works a minimum of six days a week, is at the gym four days a week and is often on his mobile in the evenings to Martin & Co's Sellers and Landlords, much to the chagrin of his wife and children. He too has twenty years' experience of estate agency including working for Dave and Angela many years ago and subsequently running his own agency, he also loves cars giving him an affinity with Dave. He loves his family and he loves it when a buyer and seller move home happy. He's also the guy you ll see when you ask us to value your home and will give you considered, accurate and free advice on both price and the best way to achieve your aims.

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Nicholas Smith — Auction Co Ordinator

Funny, good looking and charming are not words we've yet heard anyone say about Nick! Another staff member with over twenty years agency experience, including owning his own multi-branch letting agency, Nick ensures that online and physical auctions for both Gainsborough sellers and buyers and over twenty other Martin & Co offices' clients run smoothly. Having completed all of the in house qualifications and responsible for marketing, all any of his colleagues know about his private life is that he has cats and is getting married in September 2017. (Well, they didn't, but now they do!)

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Jessica Norton — Lettings co ordinator

Gainsborough born and bred Jess has worked at Martin & Co for over three years, where providing exemplary service as part of the lettings team has made Jess the first port of call for many Tenants when they are considering moving home. An encyclopaedic knowledge of both the Gainsborough area and the properties available are her trademarks and she is only too glad to help with any enquiry from Landlord or Tenant alike. When not at work she can usually be found with her daughter and her husband to be.

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Jack Baines — Maintenance Coordinator

He's local, he's young and he's tall but he is very organised and always willing to go that extra mile to ensure that tenant's homes remain in good order but to also ensure that fairness and process is maintained. Often the last one in the office in the evening, he has revolutionised this vital part of property management in Gainsborough, yet his northern humour and ability to drive into shut gates guarantees the morale and spirit of the office remains high and positive.

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Rebecca Newbitt — Sales Negotiator

Nearly everyone over the past three years who has bought, sold, let or rented a home through Martin & Co is likely to have come into contact with Rebecca. Always going one or more steps beyond her job description and knowing the buying and selling process inside out makes her one of the shining stars in this multi-disciplinary office. Enthusiastic and lovely are the two words most usually heard from people when asked to describe her, thoughts mirrored by her partner and beautiful dog.

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Rachell Thornely — Senior Sales Negotiator

Joining Martin & Co from a corporate agent in 2017, Rachell has quickly settled in to the team of experts providing the best service to sellers and buyers in the Gainsborough area. There is nothing that makes Rachell happier than her finding a buyer their ideal home and a seller their ideal buyer, apart from maybe a few glasses of wine and spending time with her family.

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Stephen Grocock — Sales and Lettings Consultant

Gainsborough born and bred Steve remembers the town before Marshall's Yard was a shopping centre of excellence, before many of the new estates were built and maybe even before industrialisation! A vital part of the lettings team, he has visited every property that we let or manage and apart from showing prospective tenants around properties, producing our in house inventories, visiting current tenants in their homes and meeting clients and contractors there is nothing more he enjoys than spending time with his daughters and reliving his youth as DJ Growy.

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Jenny Waple — Senior Administrator

As the main administrator in the Gainsborough office, Jenny ensures the smooth running of the office, be it confirming sales, producing tenancy agreements, updating websites or even writing the weekend rotas! As the longest serving member of staff with over eight years of employment by Dave and Angela, she is experienced in both sales and lettings procedures and is also responsible for renewing tenancy agreements. With a degree, a wedding to plan and an always cheery disposition, Jenny is always happy to help and loves being busy, busy, busy.

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Ian Marriott — Mortgage Advisor

Twenty years of providing future, past and present residents of Gainsborough with financial advice has seen Ian become one of the most trusted and respected persons in the town. A degree, a CeMAP qualification and continuous development and training ensures that the advice he gives clients today is relevant, honest and the best for their situation and future plans. Happily married and proud of his two children, Ian's only downside is that he supports Manchester United - we can't all be perfect!

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Lauren Crowston — Administrator

Efficient, organised and cheerful. Many in the office will say that they don't know that Lauren is in the office until she places a coffee on their desk. Lauren prefers instead to do her talking via her top notch skills but will happily talk to clients that call. She's a mum and when not in work there is nothing she prefers than spending time with and spoiling the lights of her life.

Call today on 01427 611833 between 9:00 – 17:30

Branch details

Call 01427 611833 between 9:00 — 17:30.

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The Engine House
Marshalls Yard, Beaumont Street
DN21 2NA

Opening hours

  • 9:00 – 17:30 Monday.
  • 9:00 – 17:30 Tuesday.
  • 9:00 – 17:30 Wednesday.
  • 9:00 – 17:30 Thursday.
  • 9:00 – 17:30 Friday.
  • 9:00 – 13:00 Saturday.

Our fees

Fees to landlords and tenants

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