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James Gesner

James GesnerM.A.R.L.A Director

James became an Estate Agent in 1997 and has built a strong reputation within the industry. Having previously worked for corporate agents in High Wycombe, Reading and Didcot, James took over Lester’s Estate Agents in Wallingford in 2001 and then opened an office in Didcot in 2007. With his excellent reputation and vast experience of selling and letting all types of properties across South Oxfordshire James made the move to set up his own estate agency in 2015 when James Gesner Estate Agents was born. James grew up in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, attending the village primary school and then Wallingford Secondary School. He bought his first house in Didcot back in 2000 and now lives in Wallingford with his wife and four children.

James loves a challenge and in 2021 he ran his 5th London Marathon and raised a further £15,000 for his chosen charities. In 2022 James plans to raise further monies for Children with Cancer and the Footsteps Foundation, a charity James is a proud ambassador for. The annual charity golf day at Hadden Hill Golf Club will be the 7th year for this event and hopefully it will push us over the £100,000 mark! In his spare time James enjoys a game of golf and the odd pint of Guinness.

Holly Weston

Holly WestonM.A.R.L.A Head of Lettings

Holly has worked with James as Head of Lettings since 2010. During this time, she has undertaken extensive training to become fully ARLA qualified. On a day-to-day basis, Holly deals with everything landlord and tenant related. This includes drawing up Tenancy Agreements, organising maintenance, making sure our Landlords get paid on time and registering Tenants' deposits with the TDS scheme. Holly has lived in South Oxfordshire for 28 years, previously living in rural Hampshire. When she’s not at work, Holly can be found walking her dog Cooper, swimming in freezing cold water, and enjoying the odd glass of wine with her friends.

Loraine Godding

Loraine GoddingSales Manager

Loraine has worked with James for the past four years and she has become a very important part of our success. Born in Wallingford, and after getting married she moved to Didcot where she has two grown up Children who have given her three grandsons. Her knowledge of the immediate area is excellent having now lived on the Ladygrove for 30 years. Loraine is an excellent communicator and spends her day managing the office and more importantly our sales pipeline which involves being the first port of call for buyers, sellers, and solicitors. When not in the office she loves dining out and socializing with friends. During the sunny months she can be found sat in her garden, walking, reading, and spending time with family.

Joanna Baker

Joanna BakerSales & Lettings Negotiator

Joanna joined us back in April 2022 with a strong customer background and years of experience having been a Wedding/Newborn photographer for over 14 years. Joanna has shown a very confident and positive manner and enjoys all aspects of the sales environment, and she has become a loyal member of the team. A proud mum of 3 grown up Children and a golden cocker spaniel called Marley, she moved to Oxfordshire 4 years ago and loves country life. Joanna is a keen kayaker and can be seen on the Thames through the summer. She also loves to bake and often brings in sweet treats for her colleagues.

Naomi Yeulet

Naomi YeuletWeekend Sales Negotiator

Naomi is one of our weekend sales negotiators and has been working with us for a few years now. She is extremely personable and attentive with an excellent knowledge of the local area, especially schools where Naomi works during the week as a Play Therapist, after studying Social Sciences at Cardiff University. The busy Saturdays are an ideal platform where she can use her love of connecting people and helping viewers on their journey to finding the perfect house connection. We regularly get positive feedback about her, and she is real asset to the business. She is looking forward to helping you find your new home.


CooperOffice Dog

Cooper is our office dog and highly trained mascot. He’s fully qualified in cuddles and licks, loves talking/barking to everyone, and can often be seen chasing his balls around Wallingford. Coopers favourite food is cheese and ham sandwiches and James is usually the one feeding him his favourite treats! Naughty James.