Sarah Walker (television presenter)

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Sarah Walker (born 29 March 1974) is a property investor, broadcaster and freelance property writer, best known for her role in To Buy or Not to Buy.[1]

Biography[edit]

When she was younger, Sarah’s parents moved many times throughout England and Scotland and she developed a natural feel for different homes and relocation. Sarah graduated from Aberdeen University in 1996 with a master's degree in English, and then spent 8 months in Southern Italy, teaching in a private school and learning the language. She became seriously interested in the housing market when she bought her own flat and subsequently worked for three years as an estate agent, valuing and selling residential properties in Berkshire and Surrey. Her natural aptitude for advising clients on how to make the most of their homes, together with her study of interior design and soft furnishings, resulted in her setting up her own home image consultancy.

Broadcasting[edit]

In the summer of 2003, Walker auditioned for the BBC and was chosen to be the property stylist for 10 one-hour specials of the already successful To Buy or Not to Buy. She was then invited to co-present the second series with Kristian Digby and in 2007 finished filming the sixth series, co-presenting with Simon Rimmer. She has also presented Trading Up, featured on Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan's 20 Quickest Ways.... on Five, co-presented The Property Market in Bulgaria for the Overseas Property Channel, and appeared a number of times on BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 5 Live in her role as a property expert.

As a speaker, theatre host and expert panelist, Walker has appeared at property shows and exhibitions around the UK, including BBC Good Homes, Invest in Property, RETV Live, Homes Overseas, The Home & Garden Show, Viva Italia and Landlord & Buy to Let Show. She writes for several interior style, home and investment publications on a wide variety of UK and overseas property-related subjects, is the Property Editor for Gay Times magazine, and works freelance as PR & communications manager for Platinum Property Partners, http://www.platinumpropertypartners.net/ a property investment franchise. As a Franchise Partner in the business, she is currently building a cash-positive investment portfolio in Bournemouth & Poole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orr, James (10 January 2009). "How to spot the rip-off estate agents". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2 December 2010.