English Homes is a family run business bringing family ethics to the world of estate agency. We have found that providing a high level of service to the buyers results in far more good quality sales being agreed and sustained than by using the common high pressure sales tactics that the corporate need to use in order to meet targets. This method does in turn provide a high level of service to our clients, the sellers.
We cover a wide and diverse area of South Somerset centred around Langport, roughly bounded by Yeovil, South Petherton, Taunton & Somerton. Our aim is to combine traditional values of customer care and service with modern technology giving our clients, whether local or from the other side of the world, a very personal marketing service. We are so confident in our work that, unlike most of our competition, we do not tie our clients into lengthy contracts.
For peace of mind we are fully licensed Residential Sales agents within the National Association of Estate Agents. This is to ensure best practice within a prescribed framework for our behaviour towards both buyers and sellers.
In 2012 we decided to expand our business from Residential Sales to include Residential Lettings. This business is thriving, perhaps as we spent some time and effort in learning best practice in this complex arena, and here too we are fully licensed members of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents.
Again we provide a high level of service and our property details for lettings properties are just as informative as those for sale, for example including floorplans.
Experienced and Local Staff
Our friendly and efficient staff are here to guide you through the buying and selling process and we have many years experience between us. Michael English managed Barons Sales for 4 years before buying the business in 2009 together with his partner Olwen Herridge.
We move to best suit prevailing conditions. Our emphasis lies strongly with investing in quality web-sites, as these are proven tools. We also advertise in the local press, use eye-catching For Sale boards, and snappy details with floorplans. Our details are printed in-house so can be quickly updated to suit our clients needs. Our office in Langport attracts significant 'footfall' as it occupies a prime position in a busy shopping centre beside the post-box, pedestrian crossing, and bus stop. We also display properties in a smart display cabinet at the nearby market town of Somerton.
Independent Financial Services
Our Financial Services colleagues (Pat Hughes and Peter Francis of Basil James and Leeson Antrobus of Maywood Mortgages)) come enthusiastically recommended as a top financial consultants. Independent they can give sound advice on mortgages from a very wide range of providers. Peter also gives advice on life cover, income protection, investments and pensions. They see their roles as giving the best ethical financial advice they can rather than to help us sell houses.... but by doing the former, the latter follows. There are private offices available for consultation and home visits can be arranged.
Auctioneers & Surveyors
For that unusual property or plot of land, independent Auctioneer Adrian Male will guide you through the complexities of selling your asset at auction, raising the profile and achieving the best possible price for your sale.
As a highly regarded independent surveyor, we can thoroughly recommend his advice if you are concerned about a property. Adrian will often carry out minor advisory work concerning period properties.for our bona fide clients.
‘No Sale, No Fee’ Solicitors
We work closely with a group of local Independent Solicitors and can therefore obtain competitive ‘No Sale, No Fee’ quotes for conveyancing.