Meet The Agent: Grant Van Der Beek of Hamptons, St Albans

Grant Van Der Beek

Grant Van Der Beek - Credit: Archant

With over 15 years of experience Grant brings a friendly and calm approach to buying and selling property...

What’s different about your agency?

We are very much a people company, making sure we are aware of the personal side of a transaction not just the property sales process.

Where do you live, with whom, and why did you choose your current property?

I live in St Albans with my wife. We chose our current property for its great location and space.

If you weren’t an estate agent, what would you be?

The dream would be a Formula 1 driver but more likely a teacher.

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When did you buy your first property and what was it like?

We bought our first property 20 years ago and it was a lovely 2 bedroom house in Shenley Village.

What’s the most shocking thing you’ve encountered in this profession?

Walking into a property to show and finding 20 half-dressed party goers passed out on the floor. The vendors had gone away and their son decided to have a party on the Friday night. I rebooked the appointment and negotiated the sale to the same buyers.

If you could have a holiday home, where would it be and what would it be like?

It would be a villa in Spain with some space around it big enough for our family to visit and stay.