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    Simply the Best, Give us a Try, Forget the Rest!

    At Simply Homes, Steven Oates and Ben Shaw ANAEA want to create a tailor-made, individual marketing strategy that exactly suits each Client's requirements.

    We set out to show how individual and attractive every one of our properties for sale is and we always achieve success with the result our Client needs.

    Just take a look at the photography of our presentations to see how well your property could be seen by potential buyers.

    We give accurate and comprehensive valuations that genuinely reflect the current market trends.

    After all, what's the point of giving an inflated valuation only to see it not sell and reduce the price at a later date?

    Our unique ability is to take over ownership of the sale of your property so that you will feel that you are in the driving seat with us at the controls.

    We provide a 24/7 boutique estate agency giving only the best advice to our valued Clients.

    Because we accompany all our viewings we have immediate clarity as to the purpose of a buyer so as a seller with us, uniquely you will only be informed as to viewers factual opinions.

    Our feedback to effect your sale is our only task and we want to keep that simple.

    Service Until You Move:
    Some agents think the sale is done when a buyer is found and in fact as a national average up to 35% of sales arranged in England and Wales fall through. To date we know that 98% of our sales have gone through successfully. Don't just take our word for it, look at what our customers say on The UK's Largest Customer Review Website for the Property Industry here - https://www.allagents.co.uk/view-branch/simply-homesbiz/hertford/

    For buyers too, we keep things simple. We like to keep you up to date, often on a daily basis, informing you of new properties on the market because we appreciate that in this particular property climate it pays both seller and buyer to be armed with all the facts.

    We know that making the decision to buy your own home is one of the biggest you will ever make so our honest advise and understanding of your predicament and desires will enable us to get you moved in simply!

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Our enthusiastic, motivated and friendly team
  • Introduction

    Steven Oates - Principal
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    Steven Oates is proud to have been a property professional for 40 years, originally qualifying as a chartered surveyor, valuer and auctioneer.

    Subsequently realising that his passion for property and boundless energy has made him the only choice for generations of Clients, who prefer the Simply Homes approach to his original firm.

    Steven's straight forward approach and ability to instantly assess the unique selling factor of any property has enabled this practise to offer a boutique home selling service.

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    Ben Shaw - Manager
    Ben possesses a wide spectrum of knowledge within the property market and provides accurate valuations all guaranteed sales. His confident style and ease of manner have made him a great success with charm beyond his years. His award winning photography and presentation style is a must for any Client who wants to sell their house for the best price possible.
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    Costas Jordanou - Negotiator
    Costas has been a credit to our Simply Homes family, his grasp of the business and what it takes to be an Agent here has been impressive. He is energetic, pro-active and hungry. His instant bond with Clients is a credit to us and our Clients are excited to be experiencing Costas' terrific aptitude for matching buyers to our instructions.
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    Karen Zwetsloot - Negotiator
    Karens background in interior design, textiles & fabrics makes for an incredible addition to our office. Her woman's perspective, insight, friendly approach and organised manner complements & improves our service to clients.
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

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    Current Properties

    Recently Sold Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    115 Fore Street,
    SG14 1AS

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01992 847370  Local call rate

    Email us

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      We sold our family home of 23 years with Simply Homes. The service from Stephen and Ben was exceptional and the sale went through very smoothly. Stephen also found us a very unusual property that I immediately fell in love with and would not have thought of viewing if he hadn't guided us in the right direction! Selling and buying property in the UK can be an extremely difficult and emotional process and estate agents are often criticised for not communicating clearly with their clients. Both Steven and Ben kept us completely up to date with developments and returned texts and telephone calls promptly. Hopefully I won't be requiring their services for a good few years but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting to buy or sell in Hertford. Thank-you!
    • Seller Testimonial

      We had Simply Homes sell our house ,we thought it would take ages , when we agreed to using simply Homes from the 5 agents we had come to give us a valuation ,we were told it would take just 3 weeks there about to sell.I have bought and sold many houses over the last 40 years ,but have not had such good service as I have with Simply Homes .Steven Mel and Ben were all great with the sale ,good communication with all parties involved and friendly with it .AND YES IT DID SELL IN 3 WEEKS .well done great team work all of you ,should I ever move again I would definitely go back to them. Thanks all of you Rose and Stephanie

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      The whole team at Simply Homes is great - very efficient, knowledgeable and helpful, going the extra mile. I bought my house through them a year ago - a great property, and they have continued to be very helpful and friendly. Thank you very much for all your help - an Estate Agent I would recommend based on my experience with them, and be happy to work with again in the future
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Have used Simply Homes to both buy and sell a house over the past 3 years. They have been a pleasure to deal with as both buyers and sellers. They know the Hertford market so well and we got a great price from the right buyer for our house.
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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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