Published: 10/09/2022 By Andy WellerIn this article we look to assess the key reasons for Church & Hawes' longevity and success in your area.
With excellent reputations and experience working as Estate Agents in the local area it was in May 1977 Philip Church & David Hawes decided to take a huge risk and commit to opening up Chuch & Hawes, Maldon. The office was opened and quickly made a big impression with local sellers trusting them to promote their homes. Amazingly, we still have clients that come to our office today and state "We bought our home through Church & Hawes in 1977" they often ask how Philip and David are keeping.
When Philip and David decided to retire they entrusted the company ownership to our current directors Glenn Church, Robert Wells and Paul Rayfield who share their passion on delivering superb customer service and achieving the best results for their clients.
Despite the emergence of major property portals such as rightmove and OnTheMarket Church & Hawes have always aimed to assess the needs of each individual seller and develop a martketing strategy to deliver the best results. We offer an extremely personal service and pride ourselves on impressing every seller. We have an unrivalled number of repeat customers who have entrusted us to sell their homes whenever they have decided to move. CLICK HERE to view our latest customer reviews on Feefo.
As property portals have become more prominent applicants have changed the way they search for homes. A property's online presentation has to stand out in order to entice potential buyers. Back in 1977 when we first opened a typical applicant's search would have included between 10-15 physical viewings having received details through the post. A shortlist of five homes which may be revisited, then a tough decision between the top two homes. In today's market a buyer can almost place themselves in your home using, enhanced photography captured with digital SLR cameras and a wide angled lens, drone overhead footage, floor plans and virtual viewings. This has seen a marked decline in the number of homes applicants are viewing. In terms of viewings a buyer will typical now only view five homes with a firm favourite often in mind before crossing the threshold. This is why the quality of the presentation of your home is so important.
For in excess of 45 years Church & Hawes have consistently sold more homes across their network than any other estate agent. We are constantly improving our marketing methods to ensure that we continue to deliver you the best results. As well as using property portals to promote your home we also have the ability to target applicants we search criteria matching your on social media channels. This form of focused advertising is becoming more effective using our bespoke audience targeting techniques.
The team at our Maldon office have all worked within the property industry fo over 15 years. This allows you to benefit from a combined experience of over 100 years of dealing with complex property issues. When it comes to selling homes in the local area, chances are that the Church & Hawes will have previously sold a property in your road and will be able to assist with any problems that may arise.
We would genuinely be delighted if we could assist with the sale of your home so please CLICK HERE to book a market appraisal or call 01621 855195.