Hose Rhodes Dickson was formed in Ventnor in 1990 by Jeff Hose and Mark Rhodes. Richard Dickson joined the firm two years later and from there the partnership has grown. With the addition of Marcus Waldron and Jamie Busby there is now a total of five partners who, along with the three associate partners, all bring different skills and attributes to the business.
With a total of six offices, located at Newport, Ryde, Shanklin, Ventnor, Bembridge and Cowes, the range of services offered by the partnership encompasses virtually all aspects of the property business. We aim to provide a complete property package for the Island including private residential sales, auctions, commercial sales, including hotels and guest houses and land and development sales, surveys and valuations, country house sales, residential and holiday lettings, and a comprehensive financial services department. We now have a total of fifty six staff and partners looking after the property needs of the Isle of Wight.
An agent on the Isle of Wight for over 35 years. Founding partner along with Mark Rhodes when Hose Rhodes was formed in Ventnor in 1990 which later became Hose Rhodes Dickson in 1993 when the ‘daddy’ of Island Estate Agency, Richard Dickson, joined the partnership. Where has the last 20 years gone…??? Love the work and still enjoy the thrill of handing over a set of keys to the new owners. My philosophy in work is to provide a good honest service as I would like sellers and buyers to reuse my firm next time around. I have now started to sell houses to the sons and daughters of those buyers that I initially sold to….!!
Mark Rhodes - FRICS
Mark was born in Sheffield and moved to the Isle of Wight with his parents in 1962 when they bought a hotel.
Mark was educated on the Island in the main but also studied in Southampton. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and is now a Fellow of the RICS. Along with Jeff Hose, he founded what has now become Hose Rhodes Dickson in 1990, his current role within the firm is mainly in the commercial field with a strong interest in energy conservation and construction matters.
Mark lives in East Cowes, his interests include classic boats and good food, he has been chairman of the Ventnor Regeneration Forum, Secretary of the County Club in Newport and is currently a school governor.
Richard Dickson - FNAEA
Richard has been in the estate agency business on the Island for over 45 years. Originally an equity partner in Watson Bull and Porter, he subsequently became managing director of the business when it was purchased by the Nationwide in 1987. He left in 1992 to join Jeff Hose and Mark Rhodes, once more in private practice. He gained some notoriety when interviewed for an article in The Daily Telegraph, when he admitted to being one of the ‘old school’ and that boys in white socks and go faster Ford Fiestas weren’t his idea of estate agents! Now as managing partner he oversees the business generally and heads the Country Homes Department at Newport.
Jamie Busby - FNAEA
Moved to the Island with his family 28 years ago, initially teaching sailing in Cowes until he became an Estate Agent 26 years ago. Studying at the College of Estate Management in 1987 and married with two daughters, Jamie is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents (FNAEA). Jamie became a partner in Hose Rhodes Dickson in 2005 after gaining extensive knowledge of the property market across the Island and thrives on the challenges that Estate Agents face on a daily basis.
Marcus has been at the forefront of Estate Agency for over 25 years and is one of the most experienced agents on the Island, having dealt with all types of property from apartments through to manor houses. He has extensive knowledge of the Island, having operated in the majority of towns and villages before opening his own business in the village of Bembridge in 1990, and subsequently expanding into Ryde. After running his business for five years Marcus became a partner within Hose Rhodes Dickson, and is now based in Newport from where he heads County Homes and covers the whole Island in conjunction with the other offices.
Educated at Sandown High School, George worked as a kitchen/bedroom designer for 16 years on the Island followed by 4 years in the financial services sector. This was followed by a time out when he and his wife ran a ski chalet in the French Alps and travelled the world in the summers. He has been with Hose Rhodes Dickson for 9 years in the Newport office.
Matthew White - ARLA
Born in Epsom, Surrey Matthew moved to the Island with his family in 1979. Educated at Sandown High School and the IW College subsequently, Matthew joined the estate agency industry in 1988. Cutting his teeth in residential lettings on the Island, Matthew relocated to the mainland, working in Horsham, Southsea and Southampton before returning to the Island to work in 1994 for a corporate letting agent. In 1999 Matthew joined Hose Rhodes Dickson to establish a dedicated lettings department, which now includes the self-catering holidays division Island Holiday Homes. Matthew continues to oversee residential and holiday lettings together with the firm's residential sales office at Ryde.
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