Josh Godfrey

Managing Director

I was born in London but spent my early years in Buckinghamshire schooling at Thorpe House, Clares Court and John Hampden Grammar School before obtaining a degree in marketing at Portsmouth University in 2006. I joined blue chip company Hayes PLC in 2006 working in their construction recruitment division. That industry was hit hard by the 2007/08 banking crisis and in 2008 I left Hayes to set up Oakwood Estates.

I had no pre-conceived ideas on lettings or estate agency so I could form the company with a fresh insight on how I felt that business should be run. The concept has worked well which has meant we have been able to grow the business on a consistent basis year upon year. Over the past decade the industry has changed rapidly and so it’s been vitally important that we adapt and innovate so that we can provide the best possible service to all of our customers. I strongly believe that ‘you’re only as good as the people you have around you’. Without our fantastic staff and the loyal core of customers we would be half the business we are today.

Over the past few years we have seen an increase in people moving out of London towards suburban locations. This trend has accelerated with the development of the Elizabeth Line. A key benefit to Oakwood Estates has been the location of our offices which has helped us to organically drive business to properties via our internal database rather than having to wait for incoming leads to be received through a property portal.

What I enjoy most is meeting and speaking to customers from all angles of the business whether it be property management, lettings or sales. I like rolling my sleeves up and getting involved in all aspects of the business.

Reviews

We had a great experience with the Oakwood Estates! Sarah was brilliant and very helpful from our first viewing! We are very happy with...

Roksana Mońka

I used Oakwood Estate agents in Burnham, and found them very professional and proficient in selling my property, I just left everything to...

Ian Rae

It was amazing working with Rebecca and the Oakwood Estates Iver - Lettings & Estate Agents. She was able to make our dreams come true. We...

Talita Teixeira Italia

Oakwood assisted with the selling of my property - they were professional and responsive. I felt informed and supported. In particular...

Moira Cosgrove

Rebecca is doing amazing! Give her a pay rise! She deserves it and to win this competition. Very professional in showing us around property!...

Urooj Rahman

I recently rented a house from Oakwood Estate Agents and was very impressed on how fast and efficient the entire process was. It was all...

Prashant Bhargava

We just moved in and discovered that the washing machine is out of order! After contacting Charlie the issue was resolved less than 24...

Georgi Yanchin

Charlie isn't only professional, but also very approachable, which matters to me a lot! Understanding of one's circumstances, kind and...

Joanna Z

I had an amazing experience with Katie from the Datchet store. She was so lovely and kept me in the loop with everything that was going on....

Josie Griffiths

Very happy with Oakwood handling the sale of our house. Thanks to Conor and Chantelle especially was excellent in getting the sale over the...

Martin Meacock

Sarah was very helpful and prompt in responding to queries. We were in a bit of rush to move to new home. She completely understood the...

karthikrajesh p

Really happy with the service received from Oakwood while finding a place to rent. Katie was a real help and always happy to answer any...

Rob Fox

I highly recommend working with Rebecca. She made it very easy for us to move in without any headaches. She took care of everything from A...

tareq shaheen

I dealt with Oakwood Estates as a first-time buyer and completed in September 2021 (just before stamp duty returned to the full rate)....

Thomas Chung

For me as a new tenant experience. Not knowing where to go or what to do. Is been so great to have been help all the way through this. They...

Miguel Ramirez

Amazing personable and genuine team members. I had interactions with Gemma and Leicester. I felt they truly understood my brief on my...

Waheed Akbar

Myself and my husband couldn’t thank Sarah enough for all her help and time she’s given to us to help us find a home. Even now Sarah is...

tammy mordue

Cole Caesar at the Datchet office was excellent in quickly finding a suitable tenant for our property! He was extremely helpful throughout...

Michaela Mazareanu

Myself and my partner have recently rented a property through Oakwood Estates in Datchet. Cole could not have been more helpful, he was...

George B Z

Thanks for your help. I was able to secure the home very soon during my strict schedule. The cleaning was good and also provided cleaning...

Eric

I was interested to rent out my house and spoke with Brandon Tan. He communicated with me periodically, having always kept me and my...

Sonia Sherry

We are very impressed with the team Oakwood Estates Langley from the initial introductory calls to property handover. Emmanuel is...

markportsmouth

I can’t thank the amazing Charlie enough :-) she is always there if I need help, renting my room is wonderful thanks to you, she is so...

Tara Eve

Oakwood Estates Helped us get our first home. Laura from Oakwood Estates was our agent. She worked withn us in a professional manner...

Jocelyn Aghangu Ngwisang

Our family are selling with Oakwood Estates for the second time this year. Previously we worked with the Iver branch and are now with...

Zoe Iggulden

I found the team at Oakwood really helpful, honest and responsive. Lena managed the sale of our house and kept us informed and chased people...

Lisa O'Brien

When we started looking for our first house we met Laura from Oakwood Estates helping us with couple of viewings and we feel in love with...

Raghu Vennam

I speak on behalf of myself and my family when I say that Kate has been a fantastic property manager to us for the many years we have had...

Ivy G

We have been in touch with Rosie from Oakwood estates for our property search. She has been outstanding in understanding our requirements...

Bhavna Dangwal

I have been with Oakwood for years now and when looking to sell or manage the rental side of things they have always been helpful and...

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