Getting to know… Richard Moores

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Richard Moores

Job title and office:
Owner of Sims Williams, based in our Walberton Branch


How long have you worked as an estate agent?

35 years! I started as a ‘Saturday Boy’ for a good independent estate agent, Brian Dodd, who would often ask me questions about our available properties. If I answered, ‘I don’t know Brian,’ his usual response was, ‘Lose your memory, lose your job!’ Service was and still is a major factor in what being an exceptional agent is all about.


How long have you worked for Sims Williams?

We bought the business from Mr & Mrs Sims-Williams 19 years ago – I’ve loved every minute of it.


What qualifications (inc. membership to professional bodies) do you hold?

I am a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents and have been for over 25 years. We encourage all our staff to achieve this level as it’s vital for sellers to feel that the sale of their biggest asset is being handled by professionals.


What’s your favourite place in the beautiful Sims Williams “patch”?

How lucky we are to operate in this patch of West Sussex. Walberton is an obvious gem and a well-kept secret. I love the Elmer and Middleton coastline – on a sunny day there’s nowhere better but, my favourite view has to be looking from Bury Hill towards Amberley. I’ve told my children that I want my ashes scattered there – but not any time soon!!


What makes Sims Williams different from other estate agents?

That’s easy, it the people I work with.

We have a great mix of individuals in all our offices. I would be extremely surprised if there were many other agents with a more experienced and conscientious team of property professionals, who genuinely take great pride in all they do. And fun, we have great fun during what can be the most stressful of time for buyers and sellers.

What’s your top advice for anyone trying to sell or rent their property?

Come to Sims Williams!

In all seriousness, the basics haven’t changed in the 35 years I’ve been selling houses. Price according to market conditions, be wary of the over valuing agent and when it comes to service and results, just remember that ‘you get what you pay for.’


What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I’ve got two sons and I enjoy spending time with them. One is at Birmingham University and the other took his GCSE’s last year.

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What our clients say

Great Experience

Our experience of buying a property through Sims Williams in Walberton was faultless. Always updated on progress and answered any questions we had . Thank you .
Buyer - Jan 27th, 2023

Jo and the Team

We have been delighted with the professional and helpful service that we have received. Jo and the team went above and beyond in solving the problem, which they inherited, when we asked them to take on our property.
Richard & Sue - Landlord - Apr 8th, 2023


Excellent letting agent, Jo has been brilliant and lovely to deal with, the communication from her has been fantastic. The whole process of viewing the property to signing the tenancy was quick, efficient and smooth. Would highly recommend Sims Williams.
Rachael - Tenant - Oct 7th, 2022

5 Star Service

We truly couldn’t have had a better agent representing us in the sale of our property the service we received from start to finish was nothing short of 5 star. John consistently went above and beyond throughout the entire process. He well and truly exceeded our expectations and made what is the most stressful time far easier. Thank you John and Sims for all you have done we truly appreciate everything you did to facilitate the sale of our property.
Mr & Mrs O’Malley - Vendors - Oct 14th, 2022

'Thank You' for all your Help & Support

Outstanding service from Richard and the whole team. In what was very trying circumstances, Sims Williams stuck to the task unequivocally. Many Thanks.
Mike & Tina - Vendors - Jun 22nd, 2021


Jo was amazing kept me up to date throughout sorted any problems right away Could not be more efficient all the while up beat and cheerful Absolutely recommended
Mike - Landlord - Jan 25th, 2023

Seamless from beginning to end!

Selling our parents house was a daunting prospect so we have to thank the team at the Sims Williams Bognor Office who really did make it as pain free as it could possibly be! From the valuation to the open day and right through the sales process, John and his team kept us informed and nothing was too much trouble. Having bought and sold property before, we both know that’s not always the case and, in this instance where we were acting on behalf of family, it was doubly important to get it right so we can’t thank John and his team enough enough for their professionalism and help. We would happily recommend their service to anyone looking for that same support. Thank you!
Carol- Vendor - Jun 13th, 2022

Outstanding Service

We sold our first home of 9 years, and bought our new forever home with Sims Williams. The service provided by John and team was outstanding. We had a very long and at times, stressful sale/purchase, however, John and his team kept us up to date as much as possible and the communication was brilliant. This made things a little less stressful. We can't fault John and his team and are so thankful for all their hard work and patience to make our sale and purchase possible. We would highly recommend using Sims Williams!
Mr & Mrs H - Nov 3rd, 2022

Great Customer Service!

Emma and Helena at Sims Williams gave exemplary customer service. We dealt mainly with Emma. She responded to questions and emails in a very timely manner which was very helpful to us being out of town. She made sure we were kept informed during the purchasing process and was very effective in prompting others to help things to move forward. She is very polite and professional and is an asset to the Sims Williams team. Our overall experience was very positive and we will use their services again.
Zoe & Mark - Buyer - Jul 9th, 2021

Excellent Service

Rented a house through Sims Williams in Chichester and it was a seamless, easy experience thanks to the very professional (and courteous) service provided by David.
Margaret - Tenant - Jan 25th, 2023