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About Us

Walmsley is an independent firm of Estate Agents established in 1996 by Simon Walmsley. With several years experience in estate agency, Simon invested in people and innovation to build a brand centred around best practice.  This strategy soon pushed us to the forefront of the local market and is what remains our competitive edge today.

In 2006, Simon joined forces with Janet Burns to create Walmsley residential lettings. With 26 years industry experience, full qualifications in the lettings sector and an existing large customer base acquired from running another Caversham lettings company, Janet was the ideal business partner.  She now runs a department of 8 staff and we are the largest lettings company in Caversham.

We operate out of prominently placed high street office in Caversham which covers the whole of the Reading area, providing comprehensive sales and lettings services. We are property professionals with many years of accumulated experience in the local market, and whilst we are constantly recommended by many firms of solicitors, high street banks and other institutions, we are proud of the fact that the majority of our new business comes from the personal recommendations of past clients.

The Walmsley Difference 

Without doubt, our staff are our greatest asset. They are highly experienced and incredibly dedicated professionals who share a common aim: to provide the best service possible. All are well versed in the Reading property market, and as they all live in the area, are infused with local knowledge. Our reputation for retaining our quality staff means you can rest assured that whatever service we are supporting you with, you will have some of the most experienced property professionals that Reading has to offer helping you every step of the way.  And because we understand the pressures of modern life, we are open longer than many local agents so that we can fit in around you.


We pride ourselves in our levels of professionalism, service and integrity. We hope you will take a moment to read through some of our many customer testimonials.


1.jpg"You listened to me and understood my buying/selling position. You were prepared to move at a pace that was appropriate for me"

Mrs J Lloyd - Hafod, Emmer Green 


Caversham Heights "Kate asked us what we were looking for in a new house and she came up with a house that ticked all the boxes in exactly the location we wanted. Top marks to Kate for customer service!"

Mr and Mrs J Keetch - Geoffreyson Road, Caversham Heights 


Emmer Green "Oliver was both professional and approachable, experience shows!"

Mr and Mrs S Cooper  - Grove Hill, Emmer Green 


Caversham Park Village "We found Craig and his sales team extremely open and professional throughout. Their dedication and commitment was first class! Highly recommended."

Mr and Mrs C Bell - Galsworthy Drive, Caversham Park Village


Emmer Green "Just a note of thank really, it was quite painless. You have a very good team there-very on the ball."

Mr and Mrs D Brent - Grove Road, Emmer Green


Caversham Park Village "Outstanding level of communication- thank you Craig!"

Mr and Mrs S Baker - Framlingham Drive, Caversham Park Village


Caversham "Superb service-highly professional. Oliver and all the team were incredibly honest, helpful, pleasant and professional throughout."

Mr S Zhalan - Elliots Way, Caversham


Caversham "I cannot thank all the staff at Walmsley enough for their superb professional handling of both the rental and sale of my house. Wonderful, thank you all so much."

Mrs C Jarvis - Cromwell Road, Caversham


Caversham "Great to have reminders of viewings by text-this was really appreciated. We were very happy with the service."

Mr and Mrs S Gough - Clonmel Close, Caversham


Caversham "Kate made the whole process very easy and helped at various stages with issues with our solicitor, thank you."

Mr and Mrs S Robey – Cawsam Gardens, Caversham


Caversham "We really appreciated your friendly advice at the outset and for excellent handling of the sale. Thank you very much, its been a pleasure."

Mr and Mrs Carter- Brigham Road, Caversham


Caversham "The staff worked very hard on my behalf. I am very impressed with the service I received."

Miss T Barratt – Abbotsmead Place. Caversham


Caversham "Very professional service-so pleased that the house sold in less than one week after a single open day!"

Mr and Mrs J Adams – Buckingham Drive, Emmer Green


Caversham "The first buyers that you introduced us to bought the property at the asking price and all went smoothly and well afterwards."

Mrs C Lott – 6 Richmond Road, Caversham Heights


Caversham "At times Walmsley were the only other party helping to make the sale happen, Kate was fab!"

Mrs J Morris – Jesse Terrace, Reading


Caversham "It has been a pleasure to deal with Kate and Oliver. Both were very helpful and super professional. Kate guided me throughout he process which I’ve really appreciated and Oliver was unbelievably tenacious when were were close to exchange but experiencing delays, thank you!"

Mr and Mrs S Moffatt – Conisboro Avenue, Caversham Heights


Caversham "We heave learnt through the years of house moves we have made, what excellent estate agents you are. As always your service was outstanding. Thank you."

Mr and Mrs Horsman- 2 Tymawr, Caversham Heights


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