Who is Chris Wood?

20140128-072809.jpgBorn and spent almost all of my life living in the beautiful, sub-tropical Penzance, in West Cornwall, I have spent the past twenty or so years working in estate agency and my own property consultancy – PDQ Estates Ltd. Prior to my estate agency career, I had a fair bit of varied employment experience as I was determined never to be unemployed. Consequently, my full CV includes such diverse jobs as daffodil picking, share fisherman, builder and working as a steward on a private yacht in Cannes, France. I have four great children, two biological and two-step and a wonderful wife who tries very hard to keep me in line.

A brief resume of my estate agency career to date:

PDQ Estates LtdMD of PDQ Estates Ltd. Consultancy, training & property sales 2000 – date:
• Board level advisor to Tesco and Royal Bank of Scotland (eight months)
• Daily Telegraph top 10 small estate agency 2013 http://bit.ly/UdcYak
• Campaign for Plain English Award for ‘honesty & clarity’
• Various estate agency and B2B consultancy contracts
• Market analyst advice to a Division of Standard and Poor
• National finalists’ estate agent of the year 2001 to 20013 inclusive
• Past lecturer in estate agency in at Truro business college
• Certificate in Residential Estate Agency, Whiteknights college
• Certificate of Practice in Estate Agency (i & ii), NAEA

Senior positions held with the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) 1991 – 2009:
• Vice President & President Elect
• An inaugural member of The Property Standards Board
• Fellow of the NAEA
• Cornwall branch chairman
• Chairman of Homelink (circa 850 offices internationally)
• Assistant business practice officer
• Member of membership & professional development committee

Chris radioMedia experience (as a ‘talking head’):
• BBC News 24
• BBC TV Breakfast news & ‘Today’ on Radio 4
• Independent radio (various)
• BBC 5 Live
• ITV regional news
• BBC and independent local radio
• Various trade journals
• Occasional columnist/ contributor to various journals/ newspapers

Specialties: Customer service, media contact, social media, board level negotiations, UK estate agency, business/ ideas creation and development

5 thoughts on “Who is Chris Wood?

  1. Hi Chris, please would you delete my last comment, since I don’t think I want it to be public. Thanks Anthony

  2. Hello Chris
    I have just seen your talk on Google about Purple Bricks (P.B.)
    I have had an encounter with them that may be of interest to you.
    I put my property for sale with them June 2017. The person they sent round had a lot of personal problems which she shared with me. The result of that was she just left, I think in September. However because I had not had any viewing I went to a local estate agent and immediately has 2 viewings, and have sold the house but of course have had to pay P.B. £1246.
    One of the viewers told the estate agent they had tried to contact P.B. but had no response.
    After she left the first verbal contact I had with was in November . A visit in December and a promise to put a board up, no they haven’t.
    In essence because they did very little I had to go to a local agent and of course pay twice.
    I have complained to them but they have assured me they are still trying to sell the house. I have told them it’s sold.
    Please contact me if I can be of any help.

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