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

Couldn't of been happier with the team

John and all the team were fantastic so helpful all throughout the sale highly recommend
Mr & Mrs Haimes- Vendor - Aug 12th, 2022


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

Excellent and Friendly Service

As someone who has never been involved in a property sale before, I am extremely grateful to Lynne, Helena and Emma for helping me through the process. They were very efficient, helpful and supportive, and always there to advise and guide me. I would strongly recommend Sims Williams
Victoria - Vendor - Jul 29th, 2021

Helpful, Efficient & Friendly

Thank you all so much for you all your help and support in selling 18 Green Lane for us, you’ve all been so helpful, quick to respond, friendly and well you sold it really quickly! I have already recommended you to a number of friends and will continue to do so, my parents bought from you over 20 years ago and you have continued to be fantastic.
Julia - Vendor - Jun 18th, 2021

Excellent Service

David and the team were very helpful which resulted in a surprisingly painless and stress free experience. Highly recommend Sims Williams
Paul R - Landlord - Feb 14th, 2023


Jo and her colleagues are managing two rental properties for me and the service has been fantastic from start to finish: providing me with very helpful advice prior to letting, finding high quality tenants and managing all ongoing matters. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jo and her team to others.
Will H - Landlord - Dec 14th, 2020

Excellent service

Excellent service provided throughout with good communication and updates and we had the feeling that the whole team was working to achieve the best outcome for us.
Sara - Vendor - Dec 20th, 2021


The service we received from Mr Vawdrey and The Sims Williams team (Chichester) was exceptional. They were very quick to respond and very efficient in finding us a good tenant and altogether a pleasure to work with . Many thanks
Fiona - Landlord - Jan 6th, 2021

Jane & Marilyn are the stars of the Mill Gate.

From the first meeting with Jane and Marilyn to our eventual move in at Mill Gate these two ladies have been fabulous. They could not have been more helpful and provide service with a smile. They were friendly and informative. Every company needs a Jane and Marilyn. Please send them our heartfelt thanks.
Adrian & Judy G- New Home Purchase - Aug 10th, 2022

No Hesitation Recommending Sims Williams

Sims Williams have always provided constructive development advice on various schemes for us. Their local knowledge on both house type demand and suitable blends, together with their extensive research of comparable prices, gives me great confidence in the information they provide. Having successfully marketed our Holly Tree Grove development of 7 executive homes, I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Sims Williams. Their local knowledge, proactive marketing and advice on values was second to none.
Mark Hobden - Director Hanbury Properties Limited -