Living Local was created by Emma Mansell in 2015 with the sole purpose of providing customers with a fantastic home moving experience. Whether customers are buying or renting, Living Local can provide bespoke services to cater for all needs. Our staff all live locally and between us, we have more than 30 years of estate agency experience. Our office is located in the heart of Winlaton village.

Blaydon has undergone many improvements in recent years with the addition of a large Morrison’s, Costa, Domino’s and Subway to the shopping precinct. Blaydon also hosts train and bus connections to Newcastle and beyond. The area has become highly attractive to buyers and tenants from outside of the area who see all of the fantastic facilities on offer. The beautiful Derwent Walk Country Park, Shibdon Pond Nature Reserve and Keelman’s Way cycle route are all easily accessible if you like the great outdoors.

Living Local are proudly independent and value every single customer, so whether you need help with selling, renting, mortgage/financial services or conveyancing, one of our experienced team will be delighted to help.

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Meet the Team

Emma Mansell
Owner and Managing Director

Having graduated from Newcastle University with a Business and Economics Degree in 2007, Emma immediately followed her passion for property by starting as a negotiator in an independent letting agency in Newcastle. Since then Emma has worked in some of the UK's leading property businesses and decided to set up Living Local back in 2015 to provide the level of service that exceeds expectations! Having been born and bred in Winlaton, Emma felt it was the perfect place to put her years of property experience into serving the local community.

Lorraine Blacklock
Valuer and Negotiator

Lorraine has been with Living Local since opening in 2015. Having lived and worked in Winlaton all her life, Lorraine’s in depth knowledge of the local area is a real asset to our customers who really value her input in their moving journey. Lorraine has made the transition from a sales and lettings negotiator to an experienced valuer who takes great pride in helping customers on their home moving journey.

Laura English
Lettings Manager

Having come from a sales and customer service background, Laura’s desire to make sure every customer has a fantastic experience with Living Local really shines through. Lettings legislation changes frequently and Laura ensures that all of our landlords are kept up to date with the latest developments, ensuring they are compliant and their tenants enjoy the best quality accommodation possible.

Louise Amos
Sales and Lettings Negotiator

Louise started in estate agency back in 2005 after having her family and has worked in the industry ever since. She has worked in sales and as the manager of a highly successful letting agency. Louise specialises in sales progression, ensuring that those customers who are in the process of buying/selling have the smoothest possible journey in what can be a stressful process. She goes above and beyond to help customers with anything they may need.

Brooke Mitchinson
Letting Co-ordinator

Brooke joins Living Local from a strong background in administration, having gained a Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration in 2018. Brooke found lettings to be her passion so has progressed from an administration role to our Lettings Co-ordinator. She ensures all compliance is up to date, as well as assisting the team and customers alike with exceptional customer service.

Contact Us

  • Winlaton Office
    18b Front Street
    Tyne and Wear
    NE21 4RE

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