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Meet the estate agents hoping to be the industry’s next TV property experts

Twins Tonya and Rea from Essex tell The Negotiator they want to be a younger and more relatable version of TV's Phil and Kirstie.

Nigel Lewis

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Estate agents and twins Tonya Barnard and Rea Hill, 34, who have 13 years apiece working in estate agencies are making a bid to become the next TV stars of the property world.

The pair, who hail from Chelmsford, say they are in early discussions with a production company to create a TV show which will be a ‘grittier’ version of other TV formats.

Barnard and Hill, who recently appeared in The Sun, want to appeal to a younger audience who may not be, or have only just, got on the property ladder but who face the challenges of today’s post baby-boomer property market.

They worked as models before entering the property industry, grafting initially as trainee lettings negotiators at Beresfords and then working their way through the ranks as estate agents.

The two then both established their own businesses. Hill started up her own sales agency which she sold in 2017 but now runs a garden design company with her husband, while her sister merged her business with local agency Adrians where she heads up its lettings department. She and her sister also have rented property portfolios.


“We started blogging together about our property experiences and promoted it through our social media and it all sort of snowballed from there,” says Hill.

“Now we just want to work together on a property-related project which is something we wish had happened years ago – we just want to showcase properties and give people advice and our next step – hopefully – will be to do something televised.”

The twins say they love Phil & Kirstie but wouldn’t compare themselves to the Location, Location, Location duo. They say they want to be more relatable for a younger property audience. “Watch this space,” says Hill.

December 7, 2020

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