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Charles Thursfield - Managing Director

Charles, who launched Harveys, back in 2001 has been at the office in Mere Green since 1996. Having over 20 years’ experience in property, Charles was born in Four Oaks and has a wealth of knowledge of the local area. He wanted to create a one stop property firm to cover sales, lettings and professional matters whilst having the client and customer at the centre of everything they do. Charles prides himself in the fact that much of his business is repeat business and many local solicitors recommend Harveys as a firm they can trust. In his spare time, Charles is a keen runner and squash player and enjoys dog walking and spending time with his family.



Simon Berry - Chartered Surveyor and Estate Agent 

Simon runs Harveys Professional and Valuation Department having joined them in 2008. Simon has over 38 years experience primarily in the Sutton Coldfield area in estate agency and professional work and now specialises in leasehold enfranchisement matters with the purchase of freeholds on houses and lease extensions on flats and maisonettes. He also carries out a variety of other valuations for capital gains tax, probate and matrimonial purposes.

Sara Farmer - Residential Sales Assistant

In August of 2016 Sara joined the Harveys team; her background is in Property and Finance and she has over 19 years experience within this sector. Having taken a career break in 2002 to start a family Sara has returned to the industry and now successfully supports the sales division from viewings right through to completion, she has a strong knowledge of Four Oaks and the surrounding areas and is passionate about providing a first class service at what can be a very stressful and emotional time.

Karen Ward - Lettings Manager

Harveys highly successful Lettings Department is managed by Karen Ward. Karen has enjoyed a long career in estate agency and project management and is highly respected within her field. Always customer focused. Since it opened in 2009 the department has gone from strength to strength and now manages over 100 local properties, from a six bedroomed detached on the Four Oaks Estate to a one bedroomed starter home. The department has a 100 per cent success rate on tenant finds and Karen has built an excellent relationship with both her landlords and tenants. She has a highly-motivated team she can rely on. In her spare time Karen is a member of The Midlands Association of Mountaineers being a competent mountain climber alongside her Pug,” Harley Ward”

Jo Whittock - Lettings and Sales

After many years watching Location, Location, Location and every other home related TV show Jo was bitten by the Estate Agency bug in 2016 and jumped at the chance to work at Harveys; “as soon as I walked through the door I knew that this was for me”. Having over 20 years experience in a Sales and Customer Service Managerial role within a different industry Jo was able to transfer these skills to both the Lettings and Sales departments. Other passions of Jo’s are interior design, home staging, Spain and good food!

Karen Rowbotham - Administrator 

Following a successful and experienced career as a PA in finance, project management and construction in both London and Bristol, Karen and her family have happily settled in Four Oaks and she has been working for Harveys for over 8 years providing admin and IT support to the whole team, working quietly in the back office you will find her producing sales and lettings details, updating the website and internet and press advertising, etc with speed and accuracy.

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