Early in 2009 we started out on a journey into the world of estate agency.

During these ten years we have handled a variety of property sales for all manner of people.

We have helped ‘first-time’ buyers secure their first home. We have later acted for some of these clients in their -first-time’ sales too.

We have carefully, and sensitively, helped families deal with the sale of their dearly departed relatives homes.

We have helped older clients downsize, and younger families move to pastures new.

We have learnt a lot about the industry from working within it. We have a deeper respect for those independent agents who continue to work so hard to see through their clients sales and purchases. We have done the same for a decade.

However, as of May 1st we are no longer acting as estate agents.

Why?

To be honest, we feel that there are too many estate agents trying to compete for a share of a property sales market which has shown signs of contraction in the last few months. Indeed, Rightmove recently declared that the market is the most price sensitive it has been in a long time.

Add to this the presence of online agents such as Purple Bricks, Yopa, et al. These call centre listers do not, in our experience, provide the same level – or quality – of service. However, they do have an edge on price – they’re cheap.

What will we now offer to do for you?

Having gained a great deal of experience working as estate agents, and combined with our parent company’s 37+ years of experience in the financial services and wider property market, we have decided to shift our focus to become a consultancy business.

We will be able to provide advice and guidance on areas, including – but not limited to:

•Property presentation,

•General sales issues,

•The role of third-party professionals – including mortgage advisors, conveyancing solicitors, and independent property surveyors.

We can also refer you to estate agents who we feel are more personal and will be able to help you achieve your sale. We will not be referring to corporate estate agents or online call centre agents.

We have always had a keen in interest in property, in Gareth’s case from a very early age – with a father who built his own family homes, and a grandfather who was in the building trade and later the clerk of works for a local authority.

We feel that we can offer a more impartial and unbiased service to you as independent property advisers rather than estate agents, in part due to the perception that estate agents might only tell you what you want to hear. Not that we ever did that as estate agents!

To find out more about how we can advise you, please call us today on: 01284 365 545 or 01638 500 063.