When two Brits get together — each with impressive track records in the real estate market — you can rest assured that their combined market knowledge is a powerful force.
That is very much the case now that Mark Godson and Catherine Thorpe-Lambert have joined forces with Compass Real Estate to form The Britannia Group, combining their decades of experience with what they felt was Compass’ unparalleled Realtor support system.
“My background is in interior design and restoration and that’s what got me to the U.S. many, many years ago,” Godson said. “I was brought in to consult on an estate in Highland Park.”
Godson is also a licensed Realtor in California as well, specializing in Palm Springs and Newport Beach in particular. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Chelsea School of Art, is a Grade II UK-approved remodeler in England, and the recipient of several awards, including a Restoration Award.
Thorpe-Lambert, a lifetime equestrian who rides through Grand Prix Dressage, is also well versed in what horse owners (or potential horse owners) are looking for when they desire equestrian-friendly properties.
“Well that’s primarily why I moved out there, because I’ve been around horses my entire life, and have ridden for years and years,” Thorpe-Lambert told us. “For a while, I owned my own boarding, training, and dressage facility. And I did training as well. And with its sandy loam soil, Argyle was the perfect place to call home for my family and my horses.”
Together, The Britannia Group is focusing attention on what they call the “Town and Country” properties — properties in uptown, downtown, Turtle Creek and Park Cities, but also those estates and horse properties in Argyle and semi-rural Denton County. Godson has also helped several second home seekers find their perfect Palm Springs or Newport Beach pads, as well.
In addition to a network that stretches from the U.K. to Palm Springs, the two agents cumulatively have years of design and remodeling experience as well, which means they can help sellers with every aspect of selling a home, including staging and marketing.