Robinson Estate Agents started on Monday 12 January 2004 on a very cold, wet and windy morning. This date will always be remembered as every single hot drink bought by commuters at Maidenhead Train Station was paid for by Robinson Estate Agents.
The ethos and concept of the business was conceived about six months earlier - after our founder, Eddie Robinson, had a poor experience with a Maidenhead estate agent. The same ethos still applies today - we advise, you decide. It’s simple but also very effective. It’s lacking in many businesses (especially estate agents) to this day and we’re surprised it’s not more widely embraced.
Prior to running Robinson Estate Agents, Eddie was a partner in a commercial property consultancy in Mayfair, London. Eddie wanted to translate the consultative approach commonly found in the commercial market to the residential market.
Eddie qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1996 after graduating with an Honours Degree from Sheffield Hallam University. He has lived in Maidenhead since 1998 and is married to Helen. Two growing boys keep Eddie busy (as well as being self-employed) and he is currently Chair of Governors at St Edmund Campion Catholic School.
In 2009, we opened our lettings and management department under the watchful-eye of Melanie McNelly. Impressed with Eddie's approach (as he sold her house in 2008), she was keen to work with him to implement a new letting and property management department for Robinson reflecting the same high standard in customer service and professionalism. She worked closely with family members in the industry and quickly gained the NFOPP (National Federation of Property Professionals) award in Residential Letting and Property Management. Melanie lived in Maidenhead for 20 years before moving to High Wycombe in 2009. She is married to Phil and is a busy mother of 2 boys.
We still enjoy what we do and, most importantly, the way we do it.
By the way, we still "do things for free" - not only no obligation valuations but also free advice. Check out our articles on our blog page and you’ll find all sorts of practical tips. Some are obvious, some less so but all of them are free.