Shore Homes was founded in 2013, by its partners Andrew and Maxine Porteous. We started the agency specifically to provide a local, honest, professional service, with transparency in fees, run in a family environment with integrity. Andrew started his estate agency career back in the mid 1990ís with General Accident (Winchester) and Maxine has a degree in Marketing and extensive experience in estate agency.
We offer a very competitive sales commission with (NO VAT) and no hidden charges, free valuations and no sale, no fee. The only payment needed will be for an EPC if the home does not already have one.
Our Service is tailor made according to each client's needs, with all viewings accompanied by either Andrew or Maxine. Service is provided using up-to-date technology to provide full colour brochures, vet potential clients and advertise properties online and through print media.
We are proud to announce our membership of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, which provides a support network to all independent estate agents across the UK. The Guild has exacting criteria for approval of membership, including membership of a redress scheme, which we are part of (The Property Ombudsman). This means that all clients should be able to use our services with confidence, knowing that due diligence will be applied at all times as part of our service.
This also opens up our market exposure further, as properties are displayed in their Park Lane, Mayfair office and also magazines which are distributed to over 750 other agents in the network. We feel that this means every home is given the maximum exposure to bring a successful sale. As part of the membership of The Guild, all our staff have to keep up-to-date with their training and also any changes in legislation, this means that our clients have that extra assurance that we offer best practice and best service.
To further support all our clients, we can arrange contact with Solicitors and financial advisors, should the need arise. All our clients know that they can trust us to put them first in all transactions and our aim is to get the best price in the fastest time possible. Andrew and Maxine are on hand to help clients through the conveyancing process which due to personal experience, understand that even though the process is exciting, it can sometimes be stressful too but we are there with you through all the steps.
Andrew & Maxine and our team look forward to welcoming you as a client.