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ABODE is proudly owned by Kevin Hailey & John White, who both have a keen eye on progressive and forward thinking marketing and excellent customer service which is unrivalled by any other agents locally . Abode Property Agents opened its doors in Tavistock with Abode moving into their 'new abode' at 86 and 87 West Street in May 2014. We were proud to be the first and only agent in the town to be open 7 days a week and available 12 hours a day on weekdays, and our dedication to providing the best possible customer service has cemented our reputation within the town making us a market leading agent.

We specialise in Residential Sales, Land & New Homes, Mortgages, Building & Property Services and Planning. We cover a wide area of West Devon & Dartmoor, right across to East and North Cornwall.

Abode Property Agents is a dynamic and modern Estate Agency run by experienced property professional, Kevin Hailey our company Director, who leads the way at the front spear heading the sales department himself along with Branch Manager Mark Lancaster, Marina Staples, Ollie Richards, Karen Mather, Abi Ball, Sue Limb, Jackie O’Leary, Elaine Bull & Rosemary Philips.

Born in Cornwall but living in Tavistock, our Director Kevin has amassed nearly 25 years of experience across the full breadth of agency. Kevin's enthusiasm is positively infectious and his focus on providing the best possible customer experience is unrivalled in the local & surrounding areas.

Abode offer an innovative and unique approach combined with unparalleled service to help you buy, sell, build, renovate your property so you can deal with one company for everything making it a stress free service from start to end.

We have a London office and links to buyers from the Home Counties and are part of a network of over 885+ Agents throughout the West Country made up of being members with Experts in Property.

With our combined wealth of experience and expertise, plus a refreshingly different approach, we really will be providing traditional estate agency the modern way.

ABODE is not a franchise, nor are we part of a staid corporate chain, so for us it is as much about building our reputation as selling your property – and we are highly motivated to succeed in both. And, to succeed in the Tavistock & surrounding area, where there are already some well-established agents, we knew from the start the we had to stand out. That’s the ABODE difference.

Why Choose ABODE?

  • We are open 7 FULL days a week
    – Saturdays and Sundays are great viewing, selling days
  • Minimum of 2 staff working on Sundays to enable first or second viewings
  • Available from 8:30am to 8:30pm on weekdays
  • Largest local newspaper advertiser
  • Friendly, personal service from industry qualified and approachable staff
  • Over 885 associated offices selling for you too
  • Sole agency fee BUT with multi-agency coverage
  • The most prominent and impressive office in town, with window display space of over 75 feet
  • Free drone aerial photography and videography plus walk-thru mini-videos for smaller properties
  • Marketed in Regional & National Glossy High-End Magazines distributed in the 1000’s
  • FREE House Doctor Service / Property Consultation Service

Meet The Team

Mark Lancaster

Mark Lancaster
Assistant Branch Manager

Abode welcomes the newest member of our Sales Team, Mark Lancaster who was born, raised and lives on the Devon/Cornwall border and has always known the area as "home". After studying Management Marketing at Plymouth University, he developed a career in estate agency after a placement with a local agent ... and the rest, as they say, is history! Mark has excellent communication skills along with an extensive knowledge of the local property market. He has various hobbies including running, swimming and socialising with friends. Mark brings a grounded approach to property and has a real passion for excellent customer service. We are extremely proud to have Mark join our company.

Helen Birams

Helen Birams
Assistant Branch Manager/New Homes

Helen joined Abode in December 2018 with over 25 years' experience in construction and new homes. During that time, Helen gained extensive knowledge of the land buying process and dealing with part-exchange properties including valuing, marketing and selling them. More recently, Helen has become well-known and loved in Tavistock for managing an independently owned country store. Originally from Buckinghamshire, Helen grew up in an environment where her parents successfully renovated homes whilst working for development corporations themselves - so you could say it's in her blood! In the 1980's Helen moved to Devon to raise her family and now enjoys spending time with her dogs, silversmithing and renovating her own home. Helen is very excited to have returned to her roots and thoroughly enjoys smoothly navigating people through the buying and selling minefield! "Nothing is too much trouble" and "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" are just a couple of values Helen holds true ... but best of all, Helen manages all of this with a smile!

Karen Mather

Karen Mather
Senior Sales Negotiator

We are so proud to have Karen on our team here at Abode as she is not only a lovely, kind-natured 'people person' but she has no less than 30 years estate agency experience and ALL in Tavistock. Her extensive knowledge of the local market, property and numerous local connections is an invaluable asset to us here. Karen is a solid, reliable team player with an easy chatty manner, who is loved and trusted by clients of all ages.

Ollie Richards

Ollie Richards
Sales Negotiator

Ollie is very proud of being Tavistock born and bred, having been educated at Kelly College. Ollie is very popular, both with staff and clients alike, having a warm, easy-going demeanour whilst applying an enviable diligence to his work. Ollie loves being out and about in our beautiful locale, both valuing properties and negotiating sales following successful viewings. In his spare time, Ollie is a keen hockey player.

Jackie O'Leary

Jackie O'Leary
Saturday Sales Negotiator

Jackie has been working for Abode since we first opened our doors in May 2014 and is an invaluable font of knowledge. Having spent many years working in Agency, Jackie now spends most of her time enjoying the beauty of Dartmoor and making the very most of living in Tavistock so now takes control of the office every Saturday. If Jackie doesn't know about something, it probably isn't worth knowing!

Rosemary Philips

Rosemary Philips
Sunday Sales Negotiator

Rosemary is passionate about all things property! Having bought and sold many properties, Rosemary jumped at the chance to join our team providing invaluable sales support every Sunday and to cover holidays. Rosemary is very diligent and a natural 'people-person', willing to go that extra mile to deliver the gold-class customer service we at Abode are so very proud of.


Lettings & Property Management

Abi grew up here in Tavistock, attending St.Rumons, St.Peters and Tavistock College, and went on to study for a degree in Art, Design and Media at The College of St.Mark and St.John in Plymouth. Abi was lucky enough to then spend a brilliant 7 years working as a horse riding instructor and guide; days spent riding out across beautiful Dartmoor, before working as a waitress and chef in a popular local pub where she learned the vital skills of customer service and dealing with high volumes of business. With many years of customer service under her belt and a love for the wonderful area we live in, Abi is so excited to have now become part of the busiest and best Estate Agents in town! Abi currently lives in Peter Tavy with her wonderful husband, their dog Wilson and not forgetting her six chickens...Abi and her husband both feel they are very lucky to call this beautiful place home. Abi prides herself on delivering an unrivalled service and will strive to deliver this to everyone she meets.


Percy Pointer
Office Dog

Percy is a friendly young dog and likes nothing more than a scratch behind the ears whilst he’s lying on the doormat in our office. Percy is a gentle and laid-back lad and is always first in the queue for office treats!

In his spare time, Percy likes long walks (the muddier the better), chasing birds and playing with friends. If you’re passing our office and Percy is in residence, he’d love you to pop in for cuddles!

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