Hi, I’m Steve the founder and owner of In House. I am a graduate of The Goldman Sachs Small Business Programme and a true local of this area.

In 2007, after working as a regional Director for the two largest estate agency chains in the UK, research and surveys told me that house sellers in this country wanted something better from an agent; Straight talking honest advice, coupled with clear, jargon-free, non-cliche marketing to find the best buyer at the highest price and in a timescale to suit them, the seller…so In House was born.

Since then, we’ve helped thousands of clients move on with their lives in every way, with our now famous TOO LATE boards springing up all over South Oxfordshire and beyond. It didn’t take us long to establish ourselves as Wallingford’s top selling agent which gave us the confidence and resources to expand to many other areas. In 2021 we acquired our new Property Centre (formerly Petits of Wallingford) and centralised operations including Lettings, Marketing, Sales progression, Land & new homes and all 14 staff under one roof. You could say we have gathered it all “In House”.

So how have we won so many positive reviews and national awards, including this years ‘Gold’ from the British Property Awards? Well, buyers love the way we make our properties look and sound, sellers love our honest, straight talking advice and pricing, and our staff who are all local and full-time, are passionate about property, people and the details of both.

Feel free to call any of our team for a property chat.

Didcot: 01235 355999

Estate Agents Didcot

Wallingford: 01491 839999

Estate Agents Wallingford

We're here from valuation to the hand over keys. Whether you need a cleaner, solicitor, or just a chat, we will be what you need, when you need it. That's our promise to you.

Meet the team

Steve Steve

Steve Puddifoot

Steve is the Founder and Owner of In House. The one “talent” he openly boasts about is recruitment. He has managed to keep and retain this incredible bunch of stars, all of which are property experts. But more importantly, they share a love of people and helping with their moving experience.

He still loves getting involved with all aspects of the job, but in his spare time, he has a one way love affair with golf, he eats out probably a little too much, which he balances with plenty of exercise, especially yoga. He’s a self-proclaimed master of monopoly, describing himself as “unbeatable”.

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Cat Cray
Systems Director

Cat is the company Systems Director. Every successful business needs rules, compliance and good systems in place so it’s down to her to manage them and keep everything running smoothly. The team seem happy to follow the procedures she puts in place, but she often wonders if that’s because one of her many tasks is to ensure that everyone gets paid on time. Cat loves Ice skating and gym classes in her spare time but is also the proud owner of 4 animals and a human. With a combined age expectancy of 355 years, any guesses what the animals she owns?

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Jon Pepper
Lettings Manager

Jon is the Lettings Manager here at In House. He has enjoyed working in property management for most of his career. Jon believes that property is more than just bricks and mortar, being both an investment and a home, so he takes the same care and diligence in finding the best Tenant as he would if it were his own home.

Jon is the In House Tropical Fish Manager and can often be found cleaning their tank on a Saturday morning. In his spare time, he is the Manager of a local kid’s football team, which his two boys are proud of. Something tells us he likes a ‘Manager’ title.

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Guy Glover
Land and New Homes.

Guy is an allrounder here, but more specifically he heads up the Land and New Homes Department. After serving 12 years on the RAF Queens flight, he embarked on the more grounded career of Property. That was 27 years ago, and in that time, he has enjoyed every position from Negotiator to Company Director.

Throughout his career in the RAF, he has collected some great stories, our favourite being the time he hit the front page of the daily newspapers as Princess Diane tripped up the stairs where Guy was there to save the day, catching her fall.

Murray Murray Young

Murray Eccleston
Sales Agent

Murray is one of the In House Sales Agents and probably the first face you see when you walk into the Property Centre! His forte is showing buyers around multiple properties as he has a real knack for finding out what buyers are passionate about in a house or location and in turn, helping them find their perfect home.

Murray was once a promising amateur swimmer, tipped for the Olympics! He has no regrets though swapping the diving board for the TOO LATE board, as he is now making a real splash in the property industry.

Annie Annie

Annie Collins
Sales Progressor

Annie is the In House Sales Progressor. After a sale is agreed, it’s over to Annie to navigate the sale through the solicitors and legal system all the way to completion.

Most agents haven’t got a dedicated ‘Annie’ in the office but here at In House, our clients benefit greatly from having their hand held if needed and potential problems solved often before they realise there’s a possible issue.

The rest of the staff play a ‘see if you can spot her in the same pair of shoes twice’ competition… We have all failed so far.

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Matt Rose
Marketing Coordinator

Matt is our Marketing Coordinator. After living and graduating with a degree in Marketing from Coventry University, he decided to venture back to the Oxfordshire countryside. He is now responsible for a variety of our marketing aspects, from local magazines to all things social media and would like to apologise in advance for any puns seen in the making of his content (but warns that there are plenty more to come). His unassigned office job is sorting and resolving any staff mobile phone and social media issues, which happens more often than you could imagine.

Contact Us

In House Sales & Lettings

  • Wallingford
  • Telephone: 01491 839999
  • Didcot
  • Telephone: 01235 355999
  • Head Office
    28 St Martin’s St, Wallingford, OX10 0AL
  • Telephone: 01491 839999

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