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ABODE is proudly owned by Kevin Hailey & John White, who both have a keen eye on progressive and forward thinking marketing and excellent customer service which is unrivalled by any other agents locally . Abode Property Agents opened its doors in Tavistock with Abode moving into their 'new abode' at 86 and 87 West Street in May 2014. We were proud to be the first and only agent in the town to be open 7 days a week and available 12 hours a day on weekdays, and our dedication to providing the best possible customer service has cemented our reputation within the town making us a market leading agent.

We specialise in Residential Sales and Lettings and we cover a wide area of West Devon & Dartmoor, right across to East and North Cornwall.

Abode Property Agents is a dynamic and modern Estate Agency run by experienced property professional, Kevin Hailey our company Director, who leads the way at the front spear heading the sales department himself along with Mark Lancaster, Marina Staples, Ollie Richards, Karen Mather, James Lamey, Jackie O’Leary, Sue Limb & Rosemary Philips and our most recent addition is our wonderful experienced lettings team managed by Nikki Miles and joined by Sheila Fields who both have worked together in previous employment and once again are working together in working up a storm in growing our Lettings Department.

Born in Cornwall but living in Tavistock, our Director Kevin has amassed nearly 25 years of experience across the full breadth of agency including Residential Sales and Lettings. Kevin's enthusiasm is positively infectious and his focus on providing the best possible customer experience is unrivalled in the local & surrounding areas.

Abode offer an innovative and unique approach combined with unparalleled service to help you buy, sell or rent your property.

We have a London office and links to buyers from the Home Counties and are part of a network of over 885+ Agents throughout the West Country made up of being members with Experts in Property & The Guild Property Professionals.

With our combined wealth of experience and expertise, plus a refreshingly different approach, we really will be providing traditional estate agency the modern way.

ABODE is not a franchise, nor are we part of a staid corporate chain, so for us it is as much about building our reputation as selling your property – and we are highly motivated to succeed in both. And, to succeed in the Tavistock & surrounding area, where there are already some well-established agents, we knew from the start the we had to stand out. That’s the ABODE difference.

Why Choose ABODE?

  • We are open 7 FULL days a week
    – Saturdays and Sundays are great viewing, selling and letting days
  • Minimum of 2 staff working on Sundays to enable first or second viewings
  • Available from 8:30am to 8:30pm on weekdays
  • Largest local newspaper advertiser
  • Friendly, personal service from industry qualified and approachable staff
  • Over 885 associated offices selling for you too
  • Sole agency fee BUT with multi-agency coverage
  • The most prominent and impressive office in town, with window display space of over 75 feet
  • Free drone aerial photography and videography plus walk-thru mini-videos for smaller properties
  • Marketed in Regional & National Glossy High-End Magazines distributed in the 1000’s
  • FREE House Doctor Service / Property Consultation Service

Meet The Team

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Kevin Hailey

Kevin has dedicated over 25 years to the Estate Agency profession and is a highly experienced Sales & Lettings Director who started his property career in the high-end market of South West London where he continued to work his way up the corporate ladder, winning many awards for his excellent service within the industry. Kevin is dynamic and extremely energetic and having originally joined Abode as the Branch Sales & Lettings Manager, seized the opportunity to acquire the business in 2017 with his business partner, John White. Kevin and John have great plans for the business moving forward with expansion and growth in the lettings market and financial services.

Mark Lancaster

Mark Lancaster
Assistant Branch Manager

Abode welcomes the newest member of our Sales Team, Mark Lancaster who was born, raised and lives on the Devon/Cornwall border and has always known the area as "home". After studying Management Marketing at Plymouth University, he developed a career in estate agency after a placement with a local agent ... and the rest, as they say, is history! Mark has excellent communication skills along with an extensive knowledge of the local property market. He has various hobbies including running, swimming and socialising with friends. Mark brings a grounded approach to property and has a real passion for excellent customer service. We are extremely proud to have Mark join our company.

Karen Mather

Karen Mather
Senior Sales Negotiator

We are so proud to have Karen on our team here at Abode as she is not only a lovely, kind-natured 'people person' but she has no less than 30 years estate agency experience and ALL in Tavistock. Her extensive knowledge of the local market, property and numerous local connections is an invaluable asset to us here. Karen is a solid, reliable team player with an easy chatty manner, who is loved and trusted by clients of all ages.

Ollie Richards

Ollie Richards
Sales Negotiator

Ollie is very proud of being Tavistock born and bred, having been educated at Kelly College. Ollie is very popular, both with staff and clients alike, having a warm, easy-going demeanour whilst applying an enviable diligence to his work. Ollie loves being out and about in our beautiful locale, both valuing properties and negotiating sales following successful viewings. In his spare time, Ollie is a keen hockey player.

Marina Staples

Marina Staples
Sales Support/Administration

With an endless strength and positive outlook to life and work as well as a fabulous work ethic, Marina is a delight to be around. Her CV boasts extensive high level managerial experience in London, and she brings an energy and efficiency to Abode that ensures the whole office is unified and works like clockwork. Married to Pete, she enjoys village life locally along with the loves of their lives ... Senna & Prost ... can you guess what their other passion is?!

James Lamey

James Lamey
Drone Pilot & Media Producer

James is our wonderfully talented 'techno-kid' with a seemingly endless reserve of enthusiasm and desire to please, James possesses an enviable combination of technical and soft skills, filming and producing all of our free in-house aerial photography and videography, whilst also embracing his role as Trainee Sales Assistant. James is a real asset to our office.

Jackie O'Leary

Jackie O'Leary
Saturday Sales Negotiator

Jackie has been working for Abode since we first opened our doors in May 2014 and is an invaluable font of knowledge. Having spent many years working in Agency, Jackie now spends most of her time enjoying the beauty of Dartmoor and making the very most of living in Tavistock so now takes control of the office every Saturday. If Jackie doesn't know about something, it probably isn't worth knowing!

Rosemary Philips

Rosemary Philips
Sunday Sales Negotiator

Rosemary is passionate about all things property! Having bought and sold many properties, Rosemary jumped at the chance to join our team providing invaluable sales support every Sunday and to cover holidays. Rosemary is very diligent and a natural 'people-person', willing to go that extra mile to deliver the gold-class customer service we at Abode are so very proud of.

Nikki Miles

Nikki Miles
Lettings Manager

Nikki was born in Tavistock to a military family and spent her early years moving around the country before returning to her home town. Holding many roles in the Customer Service sector, Nikki found that her passion for property was really ignited whilst working for Property Lettings in 2002. The diversity of the people, properties and places she encountered every day and the satisfaction of providing the very best service are what drove her, and still drive her today. Nikki has worked her way up the career ladder and has enjoyed success as a Lettings Manager for several years now. Our newest recruit here at Abode, Nikki has joined us at a very exciting time as the company continues to grow. Nikki also has a penchant for overseas travel, having visited many countries over the years and also having been fortunate enough to live in India and New Zealand. In her spare time, she loves listening to live music, walking her dog on Dartmoor and spending time with friends and family.

Sheila Field

Sheila Field
Lettings & Property Management

We were delighted to invite Sheila to join our Abode team as with her unflappable approach, and her dedication to ensuring all tasks are completed to perfection, Sheila can only be described as an asset! Local lady Sheila brings with her a wealth of experience in Estate Agency, both in Residential Sales and Lettings. In her spare time, Sheila is a proud grandmother and takes full advantage of the beautiful surroundings with her dog, Peanut.

Tim Robins

Tim Robins
Mortgage Broker

We have recently affiliated ourselves with Tim Robins from the Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). Together, we can offer a personal service and advice on all mortgage related issues as Tim is a local chap with over 35 years' experience. MAB are a leading mortgage network as well as the most recognised intermediary consumer brand, winning over 70 national awards for the quality of its advice and service during the last 5 years. With over 950 advisers across the UK, they offer expert mortgage advice on a local, regional and national level to UK consumers, both face-to-face and over the phone. The expert advice offered, combined with the volume of mortgages arranged, places Tim in a very strong position to ensure that our customers have access to the latest deals available and receive a first-class service.

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