The Team

Meet the PJ Team, learn how we will work for you and what makes us tick. 

We share your love of unique homes and we are driven by the same values as you.

David Crooke, Managing Director and Owner

David keeps a close analytical eye on the local property market because it enables him to give you the best advice; he will value your home taking into account its existing price if it’s currently on the market and he will investigate comparable properties.  He will analyse previous sold prices and calculate/compare price per square foot of your home.  However, valuing a unique home isn't formulaic or straightforward and as such, David will take into account its unique features such as outstanding views, land, location, condition and potential to develop or add value. 

Even once marketing of your home has commenced, David will continue to assess the property market and will adapt the sales strategy for your home if necessary should the housing market fluctuate.  Having been involved in sales all his working life, David has been praised for his stealth sales negotiaton techniques and market analysis. 

Have you watched David's local property market updates on social media?  David regularly reports on house prices in the area breaking the data down to a micro-level with expert analysis on what's selling and what's not in your village and even on your street!  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram aand Twitter to be informed on your local housing market.

David's most happy watching his beloved Wales play rugby in Cardiff but out of rugby season he can be found either playing golf or more likely caddying for his son!


 Lottie Crooke, Creative Director and Owner

Qualified in marketing, design and visual communications, Lottie will maximise on your home’s potential to build a specific, targeted campaign to help maximise its value.  Lottie assists with any home-styling needs and works with a professional lifestyle photographer to ensure each image captures your home's finest features using a variety of daylight and twilight imagery.

Have you seen the Pelham James Property Tour Videos shared on social media?  Lottie will present an effective property tour of your home and will conduct LIVE interactive Facebook events and personal 1:1 video calls for homebuyers. Not only loved by house-hunters, her videos are especially valued by relocating/overseas buyers and specialist relocation agents.  Lottie's easy-going nature and friendly approach guides buyers virtually around your home in a relaxed and watchable way to explain its flow, the proportions and of course, its finest features and saves on time-wasting appointments for you and your family.

Lottie has lived in Lichfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, London, Sydney and is finally settled and very pleased to call Rutland 'home sweet home'.  If you can find a time when she's not working, Lottie is most happy absorbing herself in the arts - with a dash of shopping thrown in, expertly led by her daughter!

Louise Howe, Client Executive - Born and bred in Rutland, if Louise doesn't know about it or hasn't been there, it's not worth knowing about!  Often spotted effortlessly navigating Stamford's cobbled streets in her vertiginous heels, she's equally happy wearing her trusty Dubarry boots walking her Flatcoated Retriever across the local countryside.  Unflappable and with exceptional administration skills, Louise will make sure no stone goes unturned in preparing your home's details for its launch onto the property market.  Louise's enthusiasm and effervescent character means she's a natural at showing off your home's best features and great at negotiating offers afterwards!

Claire Glencross, Associate 

Having classed herself as a 'property obsessive', Claire is a serial house mover and can spot a home's potential where others fail.  She is a keen property renovator and trained interior designer with an elegant style.  Having lived and worked in Stamford for 30 years, she has fantastic local knowledge not only on the property market but on our schools, shops and local leisure activites.  In fact, when she's not obsessing over property, you'll find Claire walking her crazy, loveable labradoodle on Stamford meadows, on mum duties on the side of a rugby pitch or in an exercise class trying to work off the wine and chocolate!  A big assett to th PJ team, she is a smart and savvy negotiator.  You can trust Claire to knowledgeably value your home and work hard to achieve the highest price for your biggest assett.  If your home is in Stamford or one of the neighbouring villages, Claire is ready to help you.

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