A much loved estate agent has been honoured with a special window display at a Hamptons office where he had been senior branch manager.
In place of property pictures, it featured a variety of photographs of Jamie Reynolds, who had worked for Hamptons in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and who has died at 52 after a cancer diagnosis 18 months earlier.
Over 300 people attended his funeral last Thursday, which was followed by a wake at a venue opposite the Hamptons’ office.
Barbara Curtis, senior negotiator, said that Jamie had grown up in St Albans, had friends from schooldays, had worked for a number of local agents, and people whose houses he had sold had become friends.
She said: “He was just such an affable guy that everybody liked and got on with and was very highly regarded.
“We thought the window display was a fitting tribute.”
Hamptons’ associate director Naya Basrawl said: “It was not a very corporate thing to do – but it’s a very Jamie thing to do, and that was what was more important.
“Jamie would have loved it. He was so so well known in St Albans. We’ve had people coming past to take a look and letters and emails to say it was a nice touch.”
She said that Jamie had not made a big deal out of his illness, but “came into work and got on with it”.
Jamie had been an agent in St Albans for 28 years, before joining Hamptons in 2015.
He is survived by wife Kate and children Sam and Holly.