Spence Willard is a privately owned independent Estate Agency set up in 2012 to offer quality sales and lettings across the Isle of Wight. Our in-depth knowledge of the local property market and unbridled passion for the Isle of Wight enables us to work tirelessly hard to offer a first class service to buyers and sellers.
With our strong emphasis on effective marketing strategies, we utilise national and international links combined with the latest technological innovations, to find the best solutions for clients, at the right price through careful negotiation. Our focus is to deliver a super-efficient, hassle-free property process that benefit both vendor and purchaser, tenant and landlord.
We’ve built a thriving and dynamic, forward-thinking team to create market leaders in the sale of quality coastal and country houses across the Island.
Charles grew up on a family farm in Calbourne, Isle of Wight. After graduating in Land Management, he later qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, then worked for national firms, such as Smiths Gore and Strutt & Parker. Following a five-year period at Jackson-Stops & Staff in Midhurst, selling everything from bijou cottages to sprawling country estates, he returned to the Island in 2004.
Charles has since enjoyed continued success in his career, and is responsible for more sales in the £700,000 – £3m price range in recent years than any other property advisor on the Island. A great advocate of Island living, in his free time he relishes the great outdoors, enjoying a range of water sports and mountain biking.
Duncan Willard BSc (Hons) – Director
Duncan graduated from Reading University having read the renowned RICS accredited degree – Land Management, Development & Planning. He then worked in the prime commercial property sector at NB Real Estate (now part of Capita Plc) in Mayfair, before joining prominent national agent, Strutt & Parker.
With a desire to live close to the sea, he moved to the Isle of Wight in 2008 to work alongside Charles Spence before founding the firm in 2011, which has subsequently more than doubled in size. He has overseen the sale of numerous quality coastal and country houses; in multiple cases set ground breaking completion prices achieved for the area. Duncan manages our exclusive membership of The London Office and is a highly proactive contributor towards promoting Spence Willard properties through this valuable outlet in London and the rest of the UK. In his spare time, he manages a substantial Island based investment companies commercial property portfolio with holdings of retail, office and warehousing here and across the South and South-West of England.
Duncan is married and lives in West Wight with his young son and daughter. He has a passion for sailing, all water sports, tennis, the countryside and is an enthusiastic supporter of local charities and good causes.