Venessa Afonja

Venessa AfonjaDirector

Describe in a few words a typical day for you at VA...
I don’t really have a ‘typical’ VA day as everyday is so different which is what I love most about VA! However there are a few core tasks which I do every day to ensure the business runs smoothly, these are tasks like checking rents are in and paid so we keep happy landlords, responding to emails and ensuring the VA team have all the resources and support they need to deliver a great service. I also get involved in cleaning the office most mornings as I believe a clean and tidy office tells a thousand words about our business standards!

What do you love the most in being part of the VA team?
I love the different personalities we have in the office which creates a great working atmosphere and office environment. This helps everyday no matter what the day brings to be a VA can do day!

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a doctor, well actually my parents wanted me to be a doctor, I think I wanted to be in fashion

What is your biggest goal in life?
To be content, happy and work less hours making more money doing what I love – VA!

Gavin Dick

Gavin DickSenior Property Lister

Describe in a few words a typical day for you at VA...
Every day is different and I am always concentrating on my customers: vendors, landlords and applicants with the VA team. I am in charge of making the right decisions at the right time in order to satisfy all parties. I am always on the phone and love WhatsApp.

What do you love the most in being part of the VA team?
The great spirit of the team and a genuine focus on making people happy.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Always a travel writer. I still do.

What is your biggest goal in life?
Enjoyment and achieving success by over achieving in everything I do. Look forward to meeting you soon.

Myles Rampley

Myles RampleyNegotiator

Describe in a few words a typical day for you at VA...
Every day is different at VA! In a typical day I will conduct viewings, communicate with landlords, add new properties to our market, give valuations and keep up to date with the current market.

What do you love the most in being part of the VA team?
I love working at VA, there is a great atmosphere within the office, everyone in the team is helpful and extremely motivated.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I’m only 19!

What is your biggest goal in life?
To enjoy what I do day to day and become a successful estate agent.

Richard Lewis

Richard LewisNegotiator

Describe in a few words a typical day for you at VA...
My key role at VA is to build relationships with Landlords, vendors, applicants and tenants to ensure that the best possible service is provided whether that's through tenancy applications or valuation of properties, Communication is an essential part of my role here at VA.

What do you love the most in being part of the VA team?
I love working with a great team. Every member of VA has their own responsibilities which ultimately has an influence on the success of VA. Our director also offers great support to ensure the company exceeds its targets.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
As a kid my goal was always to be fit and healthy. I aspire to help people through personal training, dietary recommendations and physio therapy.

What is your biggest goal in life?
My biggest goals in life are to be successful, healthy and well educated.

Emma Burroughs

Emma BurroughsTenancy Manager

Describe in a few words a typical day for you at VA...
No day is ever the same at VA, dealing with renewals and rent increases, deposit disputes, inspections, check outs and ensuring properties are ready for clients!

What do you love the most in being part of the VA team?
I love how different we all are but work as a great team which creates a fab working atmosphere.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a physical instructor in the Army.

What is your biggest goal in life?
To be happy, healthy and successful and to live life to the fullest.

Emma Inns

Emma InnsTenancy Administrator

Describe in a few words a typical day for you at VA...
I handle almost all things pre-tenancy; I cover everything from referencing to certificates. As I'm office-based, I'm mostly behind the scenes meaning you'll usually find me at my desk problem solving and getting tenants into properties. I complete local inspections (LU1) and help out with all areas when there's time but the VA sales team keep me busy finalising deals.

What do you love the most in being part of the VA team?
The VA team. It's never dull and every day is an experience.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Anything and everything. From a song-writer to a vet to a journalist.

What is your biggest goal in life?
To do something that means something and to maybe have my own animal sanctuary.

Louise Fensome

Louise FensomeMaintenance Coordinator

Describe in a few words a typical day for you at VA...
Answering telephone leads and emails. Following up with applicants, buyer & vendor leads, work orders & studying the portal reports.

What do you love the most in being part of the VA team?
The fun motivated team, working daily with the public & building relationships.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A fashion designer.

What is your biggest goal in life?
To be happy, healthy & successful for my little man.