COPES Estates agents opened up fifty years ago. As anyone will tell you, 1963 was the year of the big chill
And since 1963, Copes Estate Agents opened its doors with the mission statement to help people open their doors.
The family business have become an institution in Thurrock. Yes, they still have the office in Grays but they serve a very wide community.
On the morning we went down to interview the owner David Copes, the office was abuzz with activity. And like 1963, staff were taking on the snowy elements to deliver a first class service.
Copes have an outstanding reputation earned through hard work and a personal caring service, using the latest technology and marketing techniques together with social networking to keep buyers, tenants, sellers and landlords fully informed.
YT asked David to take us back to when he first started. For his father it was 1963 and for David it was 1979.