Graham Wilson FNAEA (Dip REA)

Hi. I’m Graham. I am the joint owner and Director of Manxmove Limited. I am originally from a motor trade background and have been actively involved in retail sales for over 39 years. I spent 20 years working for one of the Islands largest local Estate Agencies where I progressed from Sales Negotiator to Head of Residential Sales, then on to Company Director before leaving to set up Manxmove in April 2011. I spent nearly 3 years studying hard for my NVQ level 5 Estate Agency qualification with the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP). I found it difficult to juggle a busy family life with the pressures of work and studying and was therefore somewhat delighted (and relieved) to achieve this qualification in 2009. I live in Douglas and I am married to Helene, who is a born and bred Laxey girl. We have two lovely Manx born children, Carly who is 31 and a qualified lawyer and local advocate and Ross who is 25 and has recently obtained a business management degree at Chester University. We also have 4 gorgeous grandchildren including two identical twin girls. I am 58 years old and thankfully have boundless energy, which enables me to not only work hard but play hard. I have a passion for motorcycles and have restored numerous bikes in my spare time and regularly use the road bikes for off Island touring as well as using enduro bikes on local green lanes. I also compete in local vintage trials (Very badly) I am also a keen snow skier, water-skier and enjoy offshore RIB cruising, jet skiing and jet surfing. I have also recently taken up sailing and I am a Skipper for the local Sailing For The Disabled charity which is an excellent local charity with its own specially adapted 48ft Beneteau Oceanis sailing yacht. I have also recently completed my Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper qualifications and received my International Certificate of Competence for power and sail. Manxmove is a modern family run company with a small hardworking team of eight. We love our jobs and we are totally committed to our profession. We put in 100% effort and not only strive to offer the very best personal service to our customers, but pride ourselves in doing so with a smile on our faces. Since the launch of the business in 2011 the Manxmove team have strived to be the first to introduce exciting new innovate marketing ideas such as property swaps, open days, 360 degree tours, drone photography and virtual viewings. Consequently, we have built up a thriving business despite starting the company in a difficult local market with well over 60% of our business coming from personal recommendation and word of mouth. We were also the first to feature a client testimonial page on our website which now has nearly 200 genuine positive and very complimentary comments from our clients. I firmly believe that a company is simply only as good as its staff and that this is a huge part of the success of any company. We all know that, in general, Estate Agents do not have a particularly large fan base, but the Manxmove team are different. We come from a modern mould of Estate Agents that are approachable, straight talking, friendly and down to earth. If I can help with any aspect of your property requirements give me a call on 01624 61 99 66 or e-mail me at [email protected]. Graham Wilson FNAEA (Dip REA)