We’re Pear, not square

You might notice our boards aren’t the square you usually see outside homes for sale, and that just about sums us up. We have a fresh approach to buying and selling property – no shiny suits, no corporate-speak, no underhand tactics.

We know you’re busy with work and family commitments, so selling your house, looking for your next home or finding a new place to rent shouldn’t be a full-time job.

With Pear, you can rest assured that we’ll be proactive and pick up the phone, and if you can’t talk, we’ll send a text or WhatsApp message so you can reply when you have a moment. And we’re here for you anytime you need us, whether you’re after a quick update or need a longer chat.

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What do you call two pears? A pair, of course

Joe and Marcus met back in 2001 when they both played football for local youth team BN Wanderers, and the seeds for Pear Properties were sown 20 years later in a coffee shop.

Joe and Marcus wanted to bring together their extensive experiences in the property business, and use the know-how they’d both gained to make things easier for buyers, sellers and landlords. With experience in development, construction and years of leadership in a leading estate agency between them, their knowledge covers every segment of the property market.


Who's who at Pear HQ!

Joe Bailey


“I started as an estate agent in 2007 and spent 16 years with the same leading independent agency – I know I don’t look old enough. During my time as an agent I led my team to the largest market share for sold properties in the company’s history, and acquired thorough and in-depth knowledge of the property market in Worthing and the surrounding areas.

I grew up in Worthing and now live in Southwick with my partner Lucy, my daughter Ayla and son Louie. Any spare time I have is spent taking Cocker spaniel Frank for long walks on the South Downs, doing a local Park Run (slowly) or finding a new park for the kids – suggestions always welcome!”

Marcus Farrell


“I started as a bricklayer working with my dad in the building industry when I was a teenager. He taught me well and I made sure I learnt a wide range of skills within the world of construction, including architecture and structural engineering. I worked on as many different jobs of various sizes as possible and in 2014 launched my own construction firm that has successfully grown over the years. I have also been involved in a wide range of developments which naturally ties into property so when Joe and I reconnected, it was a no brainer to start Pear Properties together, both bringing expertise from different sides of the coin.

I grew up in Southwick and now live in Shoreham with my wife and four. As you can imagine my mini army keep us busy but I make time for the odd ski trip and you can regularly see me throwing the barbells around at the gym.

P.S. Don’t tell Joe I said this, but I was definitely the better footballer.”

Vanessa Johnson

Sales & lettings consultant

“Having a keen interest in Law when I was studying at college, I began my career at a local firm of Solicitors. Working within the conveyancing department was where I found my true passion for property and soon made the jump to become an Estate Agent. I have worked within many aspects of the sales and lettings world and I truly love helping people through their moves. I grew up in Worthing and now live in Goring with my family. Being a busy mum of two energetic boys, Reuben and Jasper, you can often find me, along with my husband, stood on a football pitch or a tennis court in our spare time!”

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