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.”