Peter Buckingham, partner at Andrew Granger & Co in Harborough, sets out why he believes it is well-placed to continue the promising start it has made to 2013.
The company began life in 1989 in small offices in St Mary’s Road, finally landing in a prominent position on the High Street.
It attracts high footfall with a window that is hard to pass by without stopping for a look.
The firm has now expanded into a multi-disciplined firm of chartered surveyors with 50 employees with specialisms ranging from estate agency to lettings, management of rural estates, sale of commercial properties, planning matters and surveying.
It now has offices in Leicester and Loughborough together with a presence in London through the Mayfair office. This means it combines strong countywide coverage with a foothold in the capital which is so important for a town such as Harborough which can be reached from London St Pancras by rail in less than an hour.
It has recently welcomed Adam Brewster to its Harborough office as sales manager. He has brought a wealth of local knowledge and joins a team which understand how to market properties in the centre of Harborough.
Mark Faulkner is one of the most experienced property valuers in town and between them they understand what potential purchasers are looking for whether they are a first-time buyer, a family or a property investor.
Claudia Burdett and Peter Buckingham share vast experience in the prestige and country homes market.
Professional photography and newly-designed brochures combine to capture the character and individuality of such properties. Peter and Claudia offer a bespoke service to ensure these properties reach the widest audience.
Julie Jack and Alison Orton play a vital role to ensure that once a sale is agreed, it progresses at a pace to suit all parties. They understand the intricacies of dealing with solicitors, surveyors and all those professionals involved in the process.
The staff, who have all lived around Harborough for many years, understand the appeal of this unique corner of Leicestershire and are able to direct purchasers to the properties they think will suit them best.
The team is careful to stay in close contact with the buyers most anxious to move to make sure if Andrew Granger & Co has a property that meets their needs, they know about it. Keeping the database of prospective buyers up to date is the kind of detail that is an essential part of a successful estate agency.
Andrew Granger & Co has extensive web coverage including a presence on key websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location and has recently revamped its own website.