Well-known estate agent dies following cancer battle

Mark Shearing

Mark Shearing, a senior figure at Putterills, in Hertfordshire, for 30 years, has died.

Shearing, who set-up Putterills Land and New Homes in 2002, has passed away at the age of 58, a year after being diagnosed with cancer.

A husband, son and friend to many, Shearing, who worked as an estate agent for 40 years, reportedly spent his last few weeks at his home in Letty Green, comforted by his wife and family.

Samantha Rees, Putterills’ marketing manager, told the local press: “Mark was a genuine, honest, professional businessman with many years of experience. His knowledge of the property market was second to none.

“He was always willing to go the extra mile, was incredibly personable and a breath of fresh air to all who dealt with him. He was a true gentleman.”

She added: “With his wonderful zest for life, boundless enthusiasm and unrelenting positivity and humour, once you met Mark, you could never forget him!

“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but he will live on in all our memories as well as in the Putterills legacy that he leaves behind, which continues to grow from strength to strength.”


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  1. smile please

    Sad news, cancer is so cruel. Thoughts go out to his family.

  2. Whaley

    Shocking news and far too young. It just shows Covid might hog the headlines meanwhile cancer still blights families across the country at horrific levels.

    Only had the pleasure of having my path cross with Mark a few times over the years as you do in this job but found him thoroughly likeable and I can see why he was so popular.

    Thoughts as ever are with his friends family and work colleagues.

  3. Richard Selwyn

    I worked closely with Mark for many years. He was a first class agent and a true gentleman. He will be much missed. Richard and Helen 

  4. jan - byers



    I have spoken to mark many times – a gent

    thoughts with family and friends

  5. whitby64

    Mark has been a dear friend since we first worked together in the heady days of the early 80s. One of life’s genuinely “good” men. My heart goes out to his own family and his Putterills family. He will be much missed by so many.

  6. Movingexperience130

    I met Mark a few years ago and was incredibly impressed with his professional outlook and skill in the business. I wish his family well with deepest sympathy.

  7. PeeBee

    Condolences to those that knew and loved the chap.

  8. Lance Trendall

    Mark was as professional as he was fun to work with. Some of my favourite years in agency were working in the same branch as Mark. He’s one in a million and will be missed by those who knew him. Love and sympathies to his family. God bless you Mark.

  9. Peter Everett

    Tragic news.  Mark actually sold me my first property in Hemel back in 1985 in the old John James days.  A thoroughly nice bloke and a ****** good estate agent.  My condolences to his family.


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