“They were excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate in using Killens again!”
We’re experts in delivering innovative and professional property marketing and consultancy services. Our refreshing way of working has achieved results for individuals and organisations across the West Country.
At Killens, we all come to work every day because we want to make things happen. We want to help you to achieve your objectives. Whether selling or letting a property, seeking advice on a confusing professional matter or seeking to sell your antiques and collectables, we can help. We make a daunting experience straight-forward and our mission is to resolve issues affecting our clients and the wider community smoothly and to be a business where people truly matter.
You matter to us
We really do care and the key to impactful solutions and effective problem solving is for our innovative and pragmatic staff members to deeply invest in understanding your needs. The earlier we engage with you, the deeper our understanding will be of your objectives and what success is to you.
A dedicated team
As a family business, we’re able to work fast and respond to our customers’ needs without anything getting in our way. We are nimble and focussed striving to deliver the best service, a service that is founded on traditional values but which embraces modern methods.
Tom established Killens in 2008 and was born and bred in Somerset. He has over 20 years experience in providing property advice throughout the West Country. He is a graduate of Reading University and the Royal Agricultural College and specialises in the delivery of professional services. In addition to having a young family, Tom is involved in the local community as a local councillor and in supporting various charities.
TOM KILLEN BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Partner/RICS Registered Valuer
Sally is married to Tom and assists in overseeing the property agency. Sally comes from a farming family and worked as a veterinary nurse prior to diverting her attention to estate agency some 20 years ago. She has extensive local knowledge and a detailed understanding of property issues.
Scott overseas the sales at the Wells office and values properties alongside Sally. He has a wide range of property knowledge selling City centre apartments to country homes and everything in-between! He does his upmost best to make sure transactions progress as smooth as possible ensuring both buyers and sellers are content.
Wells Office - Valuer
Nicky Houston spent her childhood years working for her father, who was a Bath Antique dealer. This lead to her studying for a degree in Fine Art Valuation, and working at Dreweatt Neate in Newbury where she became a picture specialist, followed by working at Bonhams and various London Antique dealers. Later on in her career Nicky decided to study gemmology which has enabled her to add jewellery as one of her specialisations. In her spare time Nicky enjoys time with her horse and two Jack Russells.
NICKY HOUSTON BA (HONS) MRICS GA Cert
Auction Rooms - Fine Arts Valuer/Auctioneer
Catherine has a military background with a varied administrative career including work with the Diplomatic service, property and Auction House sectors. As Office Manager, she is responsible for all client administration and accounts matters, and takes personal pride in delivering a professional, understanding and supportive service. She works closely with both the Valuers and Salesroom team to welcome all visitors and to provide a friendly and efficient experience. Catherine lives in Holcombe and in her spare time enjoys playing competitive tennis, singing with the Westfield Ladies Choir and getting involved with village life.
Auction Rooms – Administrator
My career in Estate Agency began over 15 years ago, giving me extensive experience and local knowledge of Wells and surrounding villages. In my spare time I enjoy country walks with my family and horse riding.
Wells Office - Sales Negotiator
Abby lives in the heart of the Chew Valley and is married with three young sons. She has extensive local knowledge and assists with all agency activities at the Chew Magna and Wells offices.
Chew Magna office - Sales Negotiator
Having retired to the area, Bruce now assists in the saleroom at the Mendip Auction Rooms and acts as porter.
Auction Rooms - Saleroom Porter
Fiona has lived in Somerset all of her live and previously worked in local government. She is very experienced in administration and assists with accounts.
Auction Rooms - Assistant Saleroom Administrator