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    John Curtis has over 40 years' experience in the local market. Directors Ken Whittaker & Ric Merlo will continue to offer the same personal service, however now the association with Hamptons allows John Curtis to offer a unique service; instant access to the affluent local, London, national and international market providing a wider coverage for clients providing better results'
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Additional Services
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    Corporate Services

    Working with all our UK branches, Corporate Services help our discerning corporate clients find properties for long and short term lets.

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    Country House Department

    Highly experienced in the marketing of high value country properties, our Country House department offer a truly bespoke service.

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    Premium Lettings

    An exclusive service for Landlords with property of exceptional quality, Premium Lettings properties are marketed to relocation and home search agents, and corporate partners.

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    Equestrian

    If you are looking for equestrian properties for sale, we have a wide variety of homes suitable for horse livery in our portfolio, ranging in size, price and offering.

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    Waterside

    From riverside penthouses to country houses on private lakes, our Waterside division ensures such properties enjoy the tailored marketing they deserve.

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    Residential Development & Investment

    Services for developers of residential and mixed-use new build schemes.

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    Property Management

    A full property and rental management service for Landlords.

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    Tenancy Management

    A comprehensive and thorough tenancy management service.

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    Interior Solutions

    An interior design service to maximise your investment.

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    Professional Valuation

    Quality advice on all forms of residential valuation.

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    Conveyancing

    A bespoke service tailored to the individual, providing access to specialist property lawyers.

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    Financial Services

    From mortgages to a range of insurance options for your own home or investment property.

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Meet our Team
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    Ric Merlo - Director
    Ric is a family man with over 24 years' experience in the local market. He started his career with a leading St Albans agent, and in 1990 was promoted to run his own office. In 1992, Ric accepted an offer to join John Curtis and in 2001, after 9 years working in the business, he took it over in partnership with Ken. Ric has been married to Isabel since 1994 and they have two boys.
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    Ken Whittaker - Director
    Ken is a true Harpenden boy - having first moved here in 1985. As a student, he worked part-time for John Curtis from 1993 to 1995. After graduating he worked for a competing firm in Welwyn Garden City before being approached by Mr Curtis in 1999 with an offer of employment and a possible future partnership. Just two years later, in 2001, Ken and Ric struck a buyout deal with Mr Curtis. Ken is married to Ali - Harpenden born and bred - and they have three young children, Freddie, Will & Alexa.
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    Richard Goss - Sales Manager
    The son of a chartered surveyor, Richard was born in The Red House in Carlton Rd. His agency career started in Harpenden in the mid 1990s, followed by a three-year spell in Highgate and Hampstead. Richard worked as Head of Sales for a National Country House agent in St Albans before coming home to John Curtis as Sales Manager, a role he has held since 2006. Richard has been married to Claire since 1998 and they have two daughters, Olivia and Evangeline.
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    Tom Tracy - Associate
    Tom started his career in agency back in 2005 working for a large corporate company in Bedfordshire. He quickly worked his way up the ranks and was offered several other promotions but felt too restricted in the corporate world. After a short break from selling houses he quickly realised that estate agency was the only job for him and joined an independent agency in Hertfordshire where he worked his way up to sales manager. Tom is now a dad to Rex with his partner Maxine.
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    Hillary James - Negotiator
    Hilary has been a Harpenden resident since the 1960s, when she moved here with her parents. After some time away at University and then in London, she and her husband returned to Harpenden to make a home and bring up their daughter. Hilary has worked for John Curtis since 1993, assuming the role of full-time sales co-ordinator in 2001.
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    Diane Peters - Office Administrator
    Diane first came to Harpenden in 1961, returning in 1975 to bring up her family in the area. With parents who ran a successful business in the town, Diane has been able to develop an extensive knowledge of the area and its residents.
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    Sue Emanuel - Negotiator
    Sue moved to Harpenden in 1999 moving from London. She has been working in estate agency for over six years starting at John Curtis in 2010. Sue is married with two children Claudia 14 & Joe 7. Sue like most young mums enjoys a busy home and is actively involved in local charity work and still finds time to attend her favourite Zumba classes
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    Stacey Gorham - Negotiator
    Stacey has been involved in property around Hertfordshire for the last 10 years, alongside raising her 9 year old son Charlie. Stacey is passionate about property and enjoys building strong relationships with her clients. Outside of work Stacey enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with family and friends.
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    36 High Street,
    Harpenden,
    AL5 2SX

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01582 934072  Local call rate

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    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

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