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


A pleasure to deal with through a testing time for sellers and purchasers. Always available and most helpful. Hopefully not selling soon but when it happens, they'll be first on my list.
Jim B - Buyer - Sep 8th, 2020


My experience with Sims Williams was exceptional. I bought my property through them not so long ago. I recently had to relocate for work. I needed to get tenants in my property as fast as I could and move. I was managing a full-time job working from home. I also needed information and support as a new landlord. Not only that Sims Williams agents were highly professional in delivering timely services they simply took me in, and went way beyond their official duties to help with a smooth transition. It’s for this “ homely feel” in the way they treated me twice that I give them a 5 star and recommend them to anyone who appreciates being valued.
Damaris - Landlord - Jan 28th, 2021

Excellent Service

I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your help and patience in dealing with the sale of Jasmine Bungalow which will hopefully complete next week. Karen and Calum especially have been excellent to deal with in the current sale which I’m sure wasn’t easy for them at times. But their help and patience made the frustrations much easier to cope with! And I also wanted to thank Michael too for his assistance, advice and patience in dealing with the first abortive sale.
Ms Rawson - Vendor - Jun 8th, 2021

Professional and friendly service.

We've let our flat through Sims Williams for about 4 years. They have always been professional and helpful and communication has also been excellent. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to let a property in the West Sussex area.
Guy - Landlord - Jun 4th, 2021

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

Sim-ply the best!

The ladies of the Arundel Sims Williams branch are magnificent! Friendly, helpful and patient. Always call back. Genuinely caring. Professional and cool in a crisis. They hold your hand every step of the way, and make the very stressful process of selling and buying as smooth as it could possibly be. Would thoroughly recommend.
Freya - Vendor - Jun 22nd, 2021

Not just another Buyer!

I had nothing but a positive experience with Sims Williams. Very helpful team, always responded quickly and will go above and beyond to make sure the process is as easy and stress free as possible. Emma was amazing, totally professional but extremely friendly, giving advise and opinions that were not always related to the property. Moving from a completely different county and not always knowing who to ask or contact, Emma was always on hand to help. Emma made me feel that we were not just another buyer but someone she was interested in. Thank you.
Sam - Buyer - Jun 17th, 2021

Couldn’t have asked for better estate agents

Thank you sims Williams for your help with getting us all set up moving into our new home. Jo & David have been nothing but amazing. Answering any questions we have had, phoning us, emailing us and keeping us updated along the way of the process. It’s been nothing but smooth runnings would highly recommend sims Williams to anyone looking for help and guidance with renting a property! Thank you all for you’re help!
Stephanie - Tenant - May 26th, 2021


The Sims team at Arundel are a professional team. Very responsive and helpful.
Mel - Buyer - Dec 2nd, 2020


We were impressed by the efficiency and professionalism shown by all the members of the team. They were friendly and reassuring during what was a stressful time for us, particularly with the current restrictions we are all experiencing. We would not hesitate to recommend Sims Williams to anyone planning to buy a property in the area.
Dorothy - Buyer - Feb 1st, 2021