Steven Sawyer

Steven SawyerBsc ACIB, MNAEA, MARLA, Dip RLMDirector/Lettings Manager

Steven, who is MNAEA and MARLA qualified has now been working in the local property market for over 28 years and is well known and respected for offering straight forward, honest advice combined with a highly professional and personal service. He specialises in the letting of all property types within the Stroud, Stonehouse, Nailsworth areas but has also built up a Block Management client base. Recognised as having a tenacious and a determined work ethic he regularly receives recommendations and repeat business, from previous clients and property professionals alike.

Steven is a BSc graduate from both Cardiff University and Manchester University and has a Diploma in Residential Lettings and Management. Steven taught part time as an evening lecturer at Gloscat in Gloucester and has taught the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) Technical award in both Residential Lettings and Residential Sales.

In previous years he was a keen long distance runner and cyclist with his achievements including cycling from John O’ Groats to Lands’ End in 6 days unsupported. He has also travelled extensively including several independent around the world trips on a shoestring! Now a family man with 2 young boys, living in Minchinhampton he has been brought back down to earth!

Clive Brown

Clive BrownMNAEA, MARLA, GABranch Manager/Senior Valuer

Clive, who is MNAEA and MARLA qualified has been working within the local property market for over 23 years and is head of both Sawyers Estate Agents and our Fine & Country department. Clive will be a familiar face to many having built up a strong reputation for honesty, initiative, and integrity with a ‘can do’ approach. He specialises in the sale of all property types including period, modern, and premium property, along with Land and development sites within Gloucestershire. Clive regularly receives recommendations and repeat business, from previous clients and property professionals alike.

Clive considers himself a ‘local’ having lived most of his life in Stroud. In his spare time, he enjoys socialising with friends and family, globe-trotting and cycling. Outside of work, Clive enjoys property development and refurbishment and in addition to this, is also currently working hard on a self-build project locally and hopes to be moving into his new home shortly.

Clive has been granted the title of Associate Member of The Guild of Property Professionals – the UK’s most prestigious network of independent agents to which Sawyers Estate Agents are delighted to count itself the exclusive member in the Stroud district. Each office is carefully selected based on its professionalism and commitment to highest standards of customer service.

To pass the examination, candidates are required to demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of some 40 modules. Agents can specialise in Sales or Lettings or choose to complete both courses to maximise their industry knowledge. As well as developing customer service skills, there are also modules on compliance to ensure all agents are aware of the latest industry legislation

Helio Braga

Helio BragaGAMarketing/Media Manager & Lettings Consultant

Helio has always had a passion for property and a good eye for detail. Using his creativity and technical abilities with photographic equipment and photo editing software Helio produces high quality photography and beautifully finished property video tours allowing us to elevate the presentation of our clients’ properties.

With several years’ experience within the lettings industry Helio has become the ‘go to’ for any letting queries or advice and regularly receives 5 star reviews in relation to his high customer service levels.

Helio, who is originally from Portugal, has lived locally for over 6 years. Helio enjoys local walks and foreign travel. Hobbies include computer gaming and following the stock markets and world economics.

Helio has been granted the title of Associate Member of The Guild of Property Professionals. To pass the examination, which is formally recognised by Cambridgeshire Trading Standards, candidates are required to demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of some 40 modules. Agents can specialise in Sales or Lettings or choose to complete both courses to maximise their industry knowledge. As well as developing customer service skills, there are also modules on compliance to ensure all agents are aware of the latest industry legislation.

Vanni Gasbarri

Vanni GasbarriBSc, MSc, MResResidential Sales and Lettings Support

Having recently joined our team within this trainee role Vanni has always had a passion for property, taking a keen interest in property market conditions both here and abroad. Always maintaining a high level of customer service Vanni is looking forward to utilising his skills to benefit both our clients and customers alike.

Vanni, who is originally from Italy, recently moved to Stroud having been attracted here because of its beautiful countryside and vibrant community. Vanni is the proud father of three children, aged 5, 3, and 6 months. Vanni enjoys local walks, playing Symphonic music and cycling in his spare time.

Lisa Brooks

Lisa BrooksAccounts & Finance Manager

Lisa has over 8 years’ experience with finance and accounting, having previously supported other small local businesses. Since joining Sawyers Lisa has become the backbone of the office and is very efficient dealing with landlord, tenant, and contractor payments, along with the general day-to-day running of the financial side of the business.

Lisa has lived in Stroud all her life and is the proud mum of two children, aged 11 and 9, she enjoys local walks, baking and watching motorsports.