Meet Tom Storey

In our latest ‘Meet…’ Q&As, we spoke to Tom Storey, Director of Horton & Storey estate agents Shirley. Our ‘Meet…’ articles are just one of the ways in which we make it easier for our customers to get to know the team they’re trusting with the sale or purchase of their home.

At Horton & Storey, we want to provide a personable and relatable approach to serving our clients and believe that a good, independent estate agent is there to serve and be part of the local community. 

The rapport and transparency we provide are there to reassure you of our understanding of the true importance of the home to the those that live in it. Below, Tom tells us more about his life outside the world of property.

Who got you into property?
I applied for a trainee job as I thought it looked fun!

Favourite memory in the industry?
The day I became a Chartered Surveyor.

Biggest influence in your career to date?
A previous manager who taught me that attention to detail is paramount.

Worst moment?
Missing ex-colleagues.

Best moment so far?
Incorporating Horton & Storey.

If you weren’t in the property industry, what else would you be?
Living in Cornwall by the sea.

How do you progress from a trainee negotiator to a Director?
Learn something new every day, help others and choose role models.

What are your greatest passions outside Horton & Storey?
Three things, my family, being outdoors and rugby.

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it?
To rebuild an old Land Rover and use it for appointments!

Worst habit?
Overthinking.

What word or phrase most depicts your personality?
Do it once and do it properly.

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?
Being late for an appointment.

If you had a theme song – what would it be?
The Who – Eminence Front.

Name three things that are always in your shopping trolley?
Red peppers, some form of cheese, and a discount item so I feel that I’ve got a bargain.

If you’d like to discuss your residential property needs in more detail, or for more information on Horton & Storey estate agents Shirley, feel free to give us a call on 0121 663 0099, email us on sales@hortonstorey.com or you can fill out our contact form.

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The survey was carried out very quickly and everything was dealt in a swift and seamless manner. I will highly recommend Horton & Storey to all my family and friends.

Saima Qamar

"Great service, got a survey done quickly and without any confusing jargon within the report, thanks guys"

Lewis Draper

Sold my house through them. Excellent service throughout. From the initial valuation right through to completion I received excellent service, communication and help. Compared to other Shirley estate agents to whom you are just another property, these guys actually knew and cared and got my HOME sold. Would definitely recommend and definitely a rising player in the Shirley/Solihull property market. Good luck Justyn and Tom and thanks.

Mr Desai

Horton and Storey made a house purchase from hell (not their fault) feel a lot more achievable. From the first viewing of the property they were marketing I knew we were in safe hands.

David Roberts

Justyn and Tom had to use all their experience to navigate a very difficult chain for us. Not sure without them we would have made it through. Really pleased and would highly recommend.

Jason Gould

Quite honestly if you’re searching for an agent and you’re reading this, just instruct Justyn, don’t waste any more time looking at others you won’t find anyone better!! It’s not just about the fabulous marketing, finding us a buyer within days, negotiating on our behalf and thoroughly understanding our needs. It’s keeping us up to date with progress, working closely with our solicitor to overcome problems, and most of all when I lost the plot, remaining calm, positive and “can do”. Absolutely fantastic, we were very lucky to have found Justyn, if I were you I wouldn’t hesitate!!

Martin Mather-Crane

From the start to the very finish Justyn and Tom we’re first class in selling our home. What we really liked was the fact that we were dealing with two people who were business owners and not just employees and it showed. You can see that this isn’t just a job to them. They Care! When there were particularly difficult times during the process the guys went that extra bit to keep things on track and didn’t disappear as soon as the branch closed at 6. Highly recommended.

Thom Smith