Like you we have a passion for property and all the potential that it offers. We find sourcing houses of all types exciting, but particularly homes to which value can be added through appropriate renovations.
We adopt a sensitive and caring approach with our clients, you’ll find us to be most approachable. We want to make the whole property buying service a pleasant experience for you.
We’re not former estate agents! We provide our clients with very balanced and impartial observations based upon factual information. Estate agents are experts in promoting only the positive aspects of a property; however we inform our clients of the reality and that includes the good, the bad and the ugly!
There’s nothing worse than being harassed by a pushy salesman and that’s something that you’ll never experience from us. It’s our job to smooth the path of buying on your behalf by using the market intelligence, information, market history, local factors and negotiation skills that we have developed.
We have valuable experience in buying both turn-key homes and property for renovation; it’s not unusual for us to be helping clients with sourcing an architect, builder, plumber or interior designer. Nothing is more rewarding than discussing a new Farrow & Ball paint scheme in a charismatic home that we’ve found for you!
Guy Funnell has spent the last 30 years living and working in the West Country and Wessex. In 1984 he set up his first business in a listed Georgian property in Somerset. From 1992 he ventured into property renovation and development throughout Wessex; working hands-on both with clients and on his own speculative projects. Although his passion is period property, he locates all types of homes throughout the West Country.
In 2002 Guy established Minerva with his partner Amanda Hawkins which they now operate from their West Country base.
Minerva is a registered member of PRS (Property Redress Scheme). It is a legal requirement for all agents to join a Government authorised consumer redress scheme. Our membership No. is: PRS005922