"local knowledge, traditional values
and a modern approach to marketing"
Godfrey Short & Squire is a customer orientated concept in estate agency, established by old hands in the business. Quite simply, after 10 years of working within corporate estate agency and becoming increasingly frustrated with their way of doing business we knew we could do better.
GSS property was established in 2008 by business partners Nick Godfrey, Matt Short and Deborah Squire . The business has quickly established itself as a key player in the competitive West Devon housing market despite the challenges facing the property industry. Not only have we developed a strong and comprehensive sales service we also offer an established lettings service that is market leading in the EX20 area.
Our Okehampton office is based in the heart of the community on Fore Street. With a prominent position in the town centre and a modern LED lit window display, ensuring that your property will stand out.
By limiting our market to properties in Okehampton and the surrounding villages, we don’t stretch ourselves too thinly and can offer our customers a highly personalised service with genuine insider knowledge of the local property market.
“Firstly can I thank you so much for your positive and really helpful information and guidance this morning. It was really encouraging and much appreciated for you to spend some time talking through the type of property we are hoping to rent! I have had so many estate agents just cut me off very quickly when they have nothing available at the time I’m talking to them and there has been absolut...”
email from prospective tenants
“Thank you for staying calm and kind and doing a good job selling my flat for me much appreciated.”
J M Vendor
“We would like to say a huge thank you to GSS for all their professional help that they have given us in the selling of our cottage in a very rural location. It certainly came with its challenges; however they were there to support us all the way.
Special thanks to Richard who kept us updated & even on the day of completion met our buyers to hand over the keys.
We couldn’t have asked for a bet...”
R & M E Vendnor
“I just wanted to say how grateful I am to all the team at GSS for the excellent service and personal support you have given me over the last 15 months. While 2020 has been difficult for everyone - I had the added stresses of selling a house, then having to find a suitable rental property for myself and pets. You were all so professional and genuinely bothered about our circumstances. Having us...”
Vendor & Tenant
“Can we say thank you to you and all your team for the really professional way you have all conducted this sale from start to finish. From your adherence to Covid safety to communications, the advert and the number of viewings. But most of all, your staff are just so helpful and efficient and great to deal with.
I believe that we will be dropping the keys in to your office if possible before ...”
Mr & Mrs M, Vendor
“Lovely to ‘finally’ meet you guys yesterday.
L and I went over to the flat and in reality, little we could do and as you mentioned Charlotte, they’d cleaned it up nicely.
My wife and I have decided we want to sell the flat as it currently is.
Please let me know what, if anything you need from me so as to get things moving.
My thanks and as I said yesterday, we thank you and the team for al...”
Landlord now Vendor
“I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in selling my house. It took a while because of COVID, but we got there in the end. You were just brilliant. Efficient and dependable, really a great team and the best estate agent and management company. It was not easy for you you under the circumstances. Thank you!”
AR, landlord and vendor
“All done and dusted new handle fitted, thank you for the quick and efficient service.
Have a good day
Mr & Mrs C. ”
“Being a new landlord, I had to find a letting management company that would look after us and our tenants. Of the many companies we contacted, Deborah Squire gave us the most confidence in choosing her Agency. Her words..it will be looked after as if it was my house was the clincher.
Our tenants were only in a short term but when fair wear and tear sadly turned out not to be fair and there we...”
Thank you once again. It is a pleasure working with you.
I believe you make both the tenants and the landlords experience simple, with your friendly professional approach.
Mr C, Landlord
“From start to finish GSS have been exceptional in their communication and professionalism”
Mr & Mrs G, North Tawton
“Our boiler broke down over Christmas, GSS provided heaters and the plumber resolved the issue within 24hrs”
Mrs C, Okehampton
“We have now sold three properties with GSS and cannot recommend them highly enough. If you are thinking of selling your home make sure that you call them”
Mr & Mrs W, Okehampton
“GSS now manage our portfolio of properties, having not received the service that we expected from our previous letting agent we swapped to GSS as they are local and provide the service that they promote”
Mr & Mrs L
“I have used more than a few letting/estate agents; as a buyer, seller, tenant and landlord. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend Godfrey Short and Squire. My experience with them has been the best by a considerable margin. I have found them to be absolutely reliable, professional, punctual, trustworthy, friendly, clear, and very good value for money”
“The professionalism and courteous approach to our sale were beyond our expectations. GSS kept us informed all through the process from start to finish and Richard is to be commended for his constant updates. GSS made us feel like we were one of the family.”
Dennis & Jackie Morgan
“We cannot fault GSS as a letting agent one bit, nothing is too much trouble. They have always helped us find a suitable property & this time again was no different. As tenants, if we have any issues (which are few & far between) i.e. the boiler especially in the wintertime, a quick phone call normally out of hours & GSS are on it just like that. An email or a phone call is normally replied/answ...”
Mr & Mrs W, Okehampton
“I decided to sell my house so I could downsize and release some equity. I went with Godfrey, Short and Squire as they were known to me through my sister. I had viewings straight away; the house was offered on before it went on the website! The following three months had issues with the buyer's solicitors which were outside Godfrey's remit. They, however, kept in touch and hurried it along as be...”
“I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Godfrey, Short and Squire. They made our house sale very easy and stress-free and kept in constant communication with us. The team are very knowledgeable and professional and the advice given was excellent. First-class service throughout. A big thank you to everyone.”
Mrs T Symons