Sandra Widdrington MARLA
Owner Jigsaw Letting
From a previous career of being a PA and having no pension we bought a couple of Buy to Let properties with my husband Steve's redundancy monies from the closure of the Selby Coalmines. We knew nothing about being a Landlord but learnt very quickly, within the first year we had eight rental properties!
It was during this experience of being a first time Landlord in 2001 that I saw a niche in the market for a good honest letting agent which gave a transparent package to clients. I felt a first class quality service, dedicated to Letting that could show integrity with local knowledge was the key to achieving the professional service I was aiming for and I was prepared for plenty of hard work. I initially ran the business on my own, within 3 months I had 50 properties and within 7 months I employed a member of staff to assist me.
We are a true independent family run business, as in 2012 my daughter Sharon joined the business and in 2015 my son in law Davy also joined. With their wealth of knowledge from the outside industry they brought a fresh innovative approach to keep us abreast of the competition, they both love the business as much as I do which shows in their enthusiastic and dynamic characters.
We were the first agent in the Selby area to become ARLA licensed, and have supported members of staff through exams to become MARLA qualified. We are a registered SAFE Agent, and a member of the Property Ombudsman Lettings and NLA.
The Jigsaw team love property and treat a Landlord’s properties as if it was their own, we have years of experience and treat everyone with respect and listen to what they have to say and give good advice on all aspects of Letting.
Our greatest achievements in the last 4 years are to win Landlord and Letting agent for the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber region and I won the NLA Property Woman of the Year in 2010. This has given my staff and my business the accreditation which we work so hard to maintain.
I am of retirement age and been married for nearly 50 happy years to my husband Steve who sadly passed away May 2020 and who was so proud of what we had achieved at Jigsaw and will be sadly missed every day. Steve & I have 2 children; Sharon and Kevin who both are also passionate about property and 5 gorgeous grandchildren. I am very proud to have such a close family and absolutely fantastic loyal members of the Jigsaw family.
I hope you enjoy your experience with Jigsaw where I’m sure you will be bid with a warm welcome and your needs taken care of along with a smile.
Winner of NLA Property Woman of the Year 2010/11 Sandra is also a qualified member of ARLA Association of Residential Letting Agents Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting & Property Management – England & Wales.