Meet The Team
RICHARD EDDISON MNAEA MARLA
About me: I was born in Wimbledon Village, and have lived and worked in the SW19 area for over 30 years. I started out as a negotiator in 1989, working for corporate estate agencies in Battersea, Earlsfield and Balham. Moving to Wimbledon as Branch Manager in 1994, I rose to be the top sales director at a well-known agency. Along with the experience and in depth understanding of the local market, I am a member of ARLA and the NAEA. I opened eddisonwhite in 2004 with a Wimbledon branch in 2011 and a Morden branch in early 2020.
My free-time: I'm a Londoner and love this city so happy exploring locally or venturing into Central London at weekends.
At the weekend I recommend: Wimbledon Common walk followed by brunch or a pint in the village.
My favourite local eatery: The Ivy Cafe in Wimbledon, for a special occasion. Always great food, service & atmosphere.
Top property tip: Choose an agent you trust, that takes a caring approach and offers a better service for a better fee.
About me: I’m responsible for the non-sale areas of the business. Having worked in the commercial & residential development property sectors across Northern Europe for almost a decade, it was a natural transition to join eddisonwhite in May 2014.
My free-time: Exploring new places & restaurants locally or further afield.
At the weekend I recommend: Visiting the National Trust, Morden Hall Park for walks and wildlife.
My favourite local eatery: I love spicy food so any Thai or Indian cuisine - we are spoilt for choice in Merton.
Top property tip: Make sure your property has 'kerb appeal' – fresh paintwork, clean windows, an uncluttered entrance and add some greenery if poss. Get them in a positive frame of mind before they're through the door.
JAMES WENHAM MNAEA
SALES & LETTINGS DIRECTOR
About me: With over 20 years' experience in the property industry, NAEA qualified in 2013 & Residential Developments being my specialty, it's great to come back to my roots with a firm such as eddisonwhite, being an honest and well-respected independent. The changing area and diverse range of clients is what keeps each day different and enjoyable, let alone valuing and listing some spectacular properties.
My free-time: Spending time with my growing family. Martial Arts training and of course socializing!
At the weekend I recommend: Taking the kids to the Wandle Meadow Nature Park or seeing the animals at Deen City Farm.
My favourite local eatery: I love curry and there are many good options locally.
Top property tip: Choose an agent that has current evidence of properties with prices they have actually sold or let and gives you a market-led valuation.
DENISE JORDAN MARLA
HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT
About me: Having worked in the property industry for over 25 years, I have had the benefit of gaining experience and knowledge in all aspects of residential property. I couldn’t think of a better industry to work within and love that there is always something new to learn.
My Freetime: It’s all about family, friends and of course the pets…
At the weekend I recommend: New Wimbledon Theatre has some great shows covering music, comedy and family entertainment.
My favourite local eatery: Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse
Top property tip: Whilst you may not feel that you need a property management service, this is so beneficial in many ways and especially with regular changings to legislation.
CAROLE CHERRY MARLA
DEPUTY HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT
About me: I have over 23 years' experience in estate agency and am an ARLA member. I support the management & team in Property Management and accounts.
My free-time: Socialising with friends and family.
At the weekend I recommend: Everywhere! SW19 has an amazing variety of social activities.
My favourite local eatery: Changes every month!
Top property tip: Managing property, tenants and keeping abreast of ever changing legislation is a big task and well worth paying for.
About Me: Originally from Cornwall and moved to London when I was 18 to pursue a career in property and still to this day, I love it more as every year. I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience relating to Sales, Lettings, Land & New Homes in both London and Devon where I owned my own successful agency and Construction company for 4 years.
My Free Time: I enjoy trying new restaurants, swimming and meeting with friends to explore London, along with a strong passion for architecture & photography.
At the weekend I recommend: Visit Wimbledon as it has so many choices for excellent food & entertainment with some exciting new businesses coming to the town.
My favourite local eatery: Hoshi Japanese restaurant in Raynes Park.
Top property tip: The 5 P's! Choose an agent that's best placed to give you expert data & advice on the local market, personable, professional, promotes your property through all marketing channels and can get you an excellent price!
About me: Having always been interested in property, I decided to follow a career change back in 2017 and fulfill my passion for all things property. Along with the daily challenges, this has helped me develop as a person but extend my knowledge further of the industry and local area.
My free time: Spending time at the gym trying to work off all the food and drinks consumed when socializing with friends and family. Reading thriller novels and trying to improve my photography skills.
At the weekend I recommend: Depends on my mood. SW19 has a lot to offer from theatre, numerous restaurants, outdoor spaces and some great nightlife.
Favorite local eatery: In the summer you can get the best glass (or jug) of Pimms at The Apprentice in Merton Abbey Mills.
Top property tip: Landlords or Vendors should get their Anti Money Laundering documentation ready in advance of a let or sale.
About me: I started my career in property development, looking for land or sites that have the potential to turn into residential housing, educational systems or scientific research facilities. I am now delighted to join eddisonwhite and further my knowledge & skills.
My Freetime: Outside of work I enjoy football, travel or seeking out every viral dessert in London!
At the weekend I recommend: A good walk, even better with a four legged friend.
My favourite local eatery: Creams In Morden for a dessert!
Top property tip: Always make sure you keep paperwork and certification (& copies) safely for any completed building works & extensions.
About me: Having recently graduated, I am interested in developing my customer service & administrative skills whilst gaining valuable insights into the property industry.
My Freetime: I enjoy spending time with my family and indulge in dance competitions & classes.
At the weekend I recommend: I enjoy jogging so my personal favorites are Morden Hall Park and Wimbledon Park.
My favourite local eatery: You must try Assisted by Nature in Merton Abbey Mills for vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten free cuisine.
Top property tip: If you're looking to rent, I always suggest obtaining your own soft credit report which is free from most Credit agencies.
HOLLY BOOTH MARLA
About me: I handle the start of our tenancy process by liaising with Landlords and Tenants, and making sure a property is ready for move-in date. Having 10 years experience along with the industry Level 3 Award in Residential Letting & Property Management qualification and an ARLA member, I enjoy using my knowledge & experience to provide clients and tenants with an in-depth service
My free-time: Having recently bought my own property, I am enjoying time at home.
At the weekend I recommend: Wimbledon has so many choices for food, drinks and entertainment to suit all tastes & budgets.
My favourite local eatery: I like sampling as many different restaurants as I can.
Top property tip: Regular maintenance is the key to keeping a property in a good condition helping to achieve top market rates
About me: My previous experience of Property Management led me to a lovely local company with great values.
My Freetime: In my free time I like to check out SW London as if I was a tourist! So many places to explore right on the doorstep.
At the weekend: I love taking my little one to see the animals at Deen City Farm and a walk along the boardwalk.
My favourite local eatery: Thai Town in Colliers Wood, delicious Pad Thai!
Top property tip: Landlords- Buy the best quality fittings and fixtures you can afford when renting out your property. It can be a false economy to buy cheaply as items often need replacing or repairing sooner.
ROSIE MILLS MARLA
About me: Having lived in Colliers Wood for the majority of my life and working within property in sales & lettings for the past 8 years I knew when returning to work after maternity leave eddisonwhite would be perfect for me, a local accredited agent who really care.
My Freetime: I love spending time with my family, friends and going on holiday.
At the weekend I recommend: Heading for a walk along the Wandle up to Morden Hall Park and finishing it off with lunch at the William Morris or a drink at the Wimbledon Tap.
My favourite local eatery: Both Merton Abbey Mills and Tooting Market have so many amazing cuisines, pubs and bars all with great atmospheres!
Top property tip: Make sure you keep up with maintenance, a little problem could soon turn into a big one and be very costly, also good presentation can make the world of difference when marketing your property
RIP HUDSON 19.12.11 - 09.05.22
About me: I am a 10 year old french scent hound with a penchant for cheese and chasing small furry animals.
My free-time: I like being taken to Morden Hall, the Common or local parks and meeting up with other pooches.
My favourite local eatery: My house. I am reducing my carbon pawprint by eating ethical & sustainable insect only based food - Yum!
Top property tip: Pet-friendly Febreze!