About Sowden Wallis

Who are we?

Sowden Wallis was established in 2014.

Friends Emma Sowden and Tom Wallis realised something was missing from the Stamford property sector: an independent estate agent who put customers at the heart of everything they do.

We set up Sowden Wallis with this thought in mind. Why not focus on the client rather than the property? Getting to know our clients is key to providing the best service we can offer, whether that means over a cup of tea in our cosy office or via a quick email. Whichever way our clients want to communicate with us, we are here for them.

Our home, our community

Sowden Wallis is committed to supporting our local community in the historic market town of Stamford, Lincolnshire.

With both Emma and Tom being sporty types, it was a natural fit for us to become a sponsor for Stamford Town cricket club in recent years. We also sponsored Zak Chappell, an up-and-coming former Stamford Town cricketer who has since been part of England Cricket's bowlers initiatives.

Always keen to help those in need in our community, we donate prizes to the Evergreen Care Trust raffle and are a Beacon Business in their Lighthouse Project, working in partnership to make positive change across Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings. Partner Tom Wallis has also completed the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends programme, which "aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition”.


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Meet the team...

Emma Sowden

Tel: / Email: emma@sowdenwallis.co.uk

The ‘Sowden’ of Sowden Wallis, Emma has over fifteen years’ experience in the property industry. Her wealth of knowledge is an invaluable asset to the business and she prides herself on giving first-rate advice to customers, whether they are buying their first investment property or their twentieth. Emma’s meticulous nature and superb attention to detail are part of what makes her such a vital part of the Sowden Wallis team. Outside of work, Emma is usually found running, cycling or swimming. Competing in long distance triathlons and running marathons are just tip of the iceberg. Also passionate about recycling and the environment she keeps the whole office in check!

Tom Wallis

Tel: / Email: tom@sowdenwallis.co.uk

Tom's passion for property, strong work ethic and belief in managing people's expectations drives him to achieve the best for his clients. With several years in the industry, both locally and nationally, Tom is well placed to offer you any advice you need regarding selling your property. After travelling the world Tom has made Stamford his home. Having grown up locally he knows the area inside out and is driven to add to the local community. He is father to a handsome little boy named George

Felicity Deignan

Tel: 01780 754737 / Email: felicity@sowdenwallis.co.uk

Felicity has lived in Stamford since 2012 and worked in the Lettings Industry for over 7 years as a Negotiator and Property Manager. She is mum to a cheeky little boy, and in what little spare time she has she likes to read, dance, play the piano and go for walks in the beautiful local countryside.

Lisa Catling

Tel: 01780 754737 / Email: lisa@sowdenwallis.co.uk

Lisa is London born and bred and moved to Stamford 25 years ago. With her she brings a wealth of experience having been a sales rep for 23 years before moving into the Estate Agency Business where she has been a negotiator for 6 years. As Lisa has moved house more times than she cares to mention she is an excellent source for advice about schools, clubs, and local events. When she’s out of the office she can often be found in town at one social gathering or another with her daughter and very cute cockapoo in tow.

Raimonda Douglass

Tel: 01780 754737 / Email: raimonda@sowdenwallis.co.uk

Raimonda is our eco friendly office warrior and mum to Rashford the golden irish setter

Daniel Baker

Tel: 01780 754737 / Email: daniel@sowdenwallis.co.uk

Daniel has been in the estate agency industry now for 4 years, combining his passion and love for property with providing great customer service. Daniel strives to ensure that every client is giving open honest advice, providing them all the information to make an inform decision. Outside of the working day, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, out walking his dog Bailey and occasionally can be found on the golf course.

Claire Normington

Tel: / Email: accounts@sowdenwallis.co.uk

Claire has worked in the finance industry for 20 years and adds a different skill set to our team. Outside of the office, Claire is Mum and taxi to three busy teenage children and likes to spend any spare time in the local countryside in her walking boots.


March 2022 - Mrs L

What a superb agent! We recently purchased our dream house through Sowden Wallis, and how lucky we were, to find both an amazing house, and excellent estate agent to buy it through all at the same time. Further down the chain there were some unexpected issues and delays that could have potentially up ended everything, but Tom calmly and professionally helped us all navigate the chain throughout the process and helped to calm my worries when things got too stressful! Excellent communication, no question or issue was ever too much trouble. Tom was professional, friendly and reassuring throughout.

Honestly, If I could give an extra star I would! Excellent work Tom, it was a pleasure dealing with you and whilst I sit writing this from our beautiful new home, I wanted to let you know that we are sincerely and genuinely grateful for all your efforts.

November 2021 - Mrs C

The best estate agent by far!! The team at Sowden Wallis really care about selling your house and helping finding your next forever home, they appreciate its often not a simple process and keep you clearly updated throughout the whole process. They're extremely trustworthy and will go to great efforts to ensure a smooth sale. Tom and Emma have been great, and Sarah has been amazing throughout the whole process! Thank you so much, we can't recommend you enough.

March 2019 - Mr S

'I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sowden Wallis whether you're selling, buying or renting. Their work ethics are second to none, always keeping you informed as to what is going on and genuinely nice people to deal with. NOT just 'another' estate agent, these people are proper Estate Agents that actually care about you and your purchase/sale. thank you again for going that extra yard to help me'

October 2018 - Mr M

'Sowden Wallis have been a pleasure to work with. The team have been great at understanding the brief to find an ideal property.
They have then been excellent at proactively managing the purchase process and have provided regular updates throughout. Friendly, approachable and professional - I would highly recommend'

December 2016 - Mr G and Mrs G

Thank you all for your help, cheerfulness and professionalism in selling our home, you have restored our faith in estate agents!

October 2016 - Mr and Mrs R

We have just used Sowden and Wallis to sell our home and find our new dream home, we can never ever thank them enough. The support and advice they gave us throughout the whole process was 5*. 

October 2016 - Mr and Mrs S

Tom, Emma and Sarah all played a big part in our move, I would recommend them to anyone selling their house, we used them as their knowledge and professional approach when they showed us around a house we viewed was spot on, they add a more personal touch to moving house unlike some of the bigger named estate agents to who you are just a number!

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