Alex Knight

Alex Knight

Director

I’m a focused and driven individual, perhaps even a little obsessive. My main obsession is simplicity; there is always an easier way to achieve a better result. This was the main basis for my decision to launch Knight Edmonds.

Over the years I’ve worked as an agent I’ve helped over a thousand people to move home and it hasn’t always been easy. Studies show that the legal framework and conventions that govern property transactions rank moving as the most stressful life event. We have created a business designed to make the whole process, simpler and more transparent for all involved.

For me Estate Agency is less about sales and more about marketing. Our job is to help your property to achieve it’s full potential by showcasing engaging, transparent marketing materials that help buyers to make clear and informed decisions. They can then offer with confidence, excitement and certainty that your home is the right match for them. It is only when this is achieved that it becomes possible to achieve the best possible price. Attention to detail is crucial!

Outside of work my obsessions continue, with family right at the forefront. We’re currently a family of four. I fully understand the stresses of moving home while still trying to juggle life’s many other challenges; which is why we have created a simpler way. 


Sam Edmonds

Sam Edmonds

Director

When the chance came to partner and launch Knight Edmonds, I jumped at the opportunity to design a business based on what customers really want. Our vision is to provide a service that’s so good, that what is typically a very stressful process becomes – smooth, simple and enjoyable.

To achieve this we’ve set out three values; the building blocks for our business, simplicity, transparency and passion. We’ve integrated these values into everything we do. We provide full, comprehensive and transparent property details and ensure that we sell your property to the right person, not just the first to make an offer.

I’ve lived in and around Maidstone for over 20 years now and with this comes a deep understanding of each part of Maidstone, what’s important to the people that live there and why people choose to move there. This knowledge is invaluable when it comes to property match-making. We will stop at nothing until we find you the perfect match.

In my spare time, I socialise with friends and family. I also like to play football and snooker, helping me to maintain a sharp focus and a healthy lifestyle.


Sandra Goldsmith

Sandra Goldsmith

Sales Progressor

Before joining Knight Edmonds I have worked for several other agents within and around Maidstone. I bring with me a wealth of knowledge and experience from a career spanning 32 years in the industry, during which time I have helped buyers and sellers alike move on to pastures new. You are therefore in good hands, and can rest assured that I will be there to guide and advise you through every step of your sale and / or purchase.

I am extremely approachable, open minded and calm, and I will do everything within my power to assist you with your move and / or purchase.

When I am not working I spend my free time socialising with my family, friends and extended family.


Alison Lee

Alison Lee

Senior Sales Consultant

I am delighted to be working for Knight Edmonds; a successful independent company in a world of corporate agents and attitudes. I really enjoy being a part of a hard working, dedicated team and providing a high quality service to all our clients using the very latest technology.

I was born in Surrey, but have lived locally for over 20 years and have a keen knowledge of Maidstone and the surrounding areas including information on local schools and amenities. I have worked in the industry now for many years and enjoy all aspects of the business - especially working with clients and helping potential buyers find their dream home. I understand that this can be a stressful period in people’s lives and aim to make moving home a more enjoyable experience.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with family and friends, travelling, eating out and going to country pubs.


Aaron Haffenden

Aaron Haffenden

Senior Sales Consultant

Being born in Medway, I have grown up in the Medway towns and around Maidstone my entire life, so I am fully up to speed with all the ongoings in the local areas. I am a very enthusiastic individual, looking to always excel and achieve the very best.

My career hasn’t always been in the sales industry. I have a wealth of experience in customer service having spent four years at a large retailer where within my first year I got promoted to Shift leader. After finding that opportunities to progress my career were becoming more and more limited. I decided I needed a career change and that is when I made the leap to Sales. My sales career started at a corperate agent in Maidstone, where I spent two years there as a Sales Advisor. Learning and developing skills on the way, my love for the property industry began and I haven’t looked back since.

Now with two years’ experience, I have understood the importance of connecting with people and building trust to help them in the best way possible whether that is buying or selling. I want to develop my career in Estate Agency to have a more personal connection with people, looking to always exceed their expectations and really focusing on what is essential for them. Estate Agency is about helping people get from “A” to “B”, holding their hand through the whole process to ease what can be a very stressful time to make it more simple and for that I chose to work for Knight Edmonds.

When I am not working, I love to watch sports, keep fit by playing 5-aside football and most importantly I enjoy spending most of my evenings gaming and being with my little Labrador.


Darren Poole

Darren Poole

Sales Manager

Just over 3 years ago I was working in the building trade as a Roofer, which I had been doing since I left school. 

I have three children, two girls (Ava 8 years old, Miley 5 years old) a boy (Wilf) new born and a wife, Bex. After Miley was born, I was beginning to have a re think on my career and in 2018 I thought the time was right for me and my family.

For my first Estate Agency job, I was offered a role as a trainee sales advisor for a large corporate company and during my time there I gained lots of experience in and around the Maidstone areas and worked my way up to a senior position.

I really enjoyed my time and met a lot of great people along the way however I wanted a new challenge. I have known Sam Edmonds for a while now as we used to play football together so we have kept in contact.  I have always shown a keen interest in Estate Agency and when the chance came to join Knight Edmonds, I jumped at the chance. I share their company values and vision and I'm excited to be working with such a supportive, exciting and forward thinking company.

Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing football, snooker and pool.


Evija Sarkanabola

Sales Consultant


Matthew Pattenden

Matthew Pattenden

Senior Lettings Manager

17 years ago I walked into a local letting agent as a young 18 year old man looking for a job, it wasn’t too soon after that I realised not only had I found a job but a career that I could get passionate about.

Over my career I have worked in a number of different roles as a letting agent; negotiator, property manager, accounts assistant, property inspector and branch management.

With the benefit of working in these varied roles it gives me a unique insight in how best to help our landlord and tenant customers. I have had the benefit of some of the best award-winning training in the industry and with this I can help all our customers further.

When offered the opportunity to join Knight Edmonds, I jumped at the chance. Their passion for offering a simplistic and transparent service to all customers just resonates through, coupled with their drive to offer a 5* service to all customers, I felt this was an offer I couldn’t refuse.

In my spare time if I’m not spending time with my family I’m coaching my sons football team.


Sharon Ralph

Sharon Ralph

Senior Sales Consultant

When I left school quite some time ago and from a young age I always wanted to be a hairdresser, years later with small children and a chat with a mum at the school gates, I went for a job with a local estate agents as it fitted in with school hours, I soon realized that it was very similar to my previous job in which I loved listening to peoples wants and it was a buzz like a new hair do, finding them their dream home.

Over the last thirty years I have done both lettings and sales, negotiating offers, viewings, and rental valuations and I have met some amazing people in that time. Every day is different so it never gets boring.

When I was offered the opportunity to join the amazing team at Knight Edmonds I felt this was the way forward, we are all very passionate in making it a great success with a fabulous town centre location and brand new office.

In my spare time I like nothing better than walking the dogs and eating out.