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    Williams and Donovan was established in Hockley, in January 1999 by Ian Williams and Colin Donovan. We are members of the 'National Association of Estate Agents', Britain's leading professional estate agent body, who insist on high ethical standards and professional competence. They also demand complete adherence to a strict code of conduct for their members.
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    Where we're active

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    Find us

    1 Woodlands Parade
    Main Road
    Hockley
    SS5 4QU

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01702 200666  Local call rate
    Letting: 01702 744057  Local call rate

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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    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.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Williams & Donovan, Hockley on 01702 200666.


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      Ian Williams and Colin Donovan have been firm friends since childhood and started the company in Hockley in 1999. In June 1999 Chris Fisher joined us who has used his 30 years of experience to establish our Lettings and Management Department which is located directly opposite our Hockley sales office. In 2014 we opened our Benfleet sales and lettings office who have since become the leading agent within the SS7 postcode.

      We strive 'to be the agent of choice by providing exceptional customer service, honest advice and creative marketing'.

      As an independent estate agent and letting agent you will receive the friendly, personal and professional service one would expect.

      Our business offers a full estate agency service complimented by property management, lettings and financial services.

      Our marketing campaigns are designed to promote our clients properties in a way that is suitable to their timescales and objectives. Editorial and local advert media will be utilised at every opportunity and incorporated into intelligent marketing campaigns.

      We offer a proactive and enthusiastic approach to buying, selling and renting homes across the entire 'SS' postcode region. This helps us to achieve our primary aim of combining traditional values and expert local knowledge within a modern estate agency service.

      We believe we employ some of the most talented, professional and respected individuals within the industry who have helped us to achieve our status as one of the most successful independent agents in the county.

      Our Hockley Sales team are arguably the largest in the area which ensures we always stay focussed on our primary aim; to provide exceptional customer service.

      In 2014 Williams & Donovan won the Silver Award at the  prestigious Estate & Letting Agent Awards for the Essex and Kent regions.

      The award was announced by Phil Spencer, the TV property expert at a lavish luncheon & ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane London attended by 700 of the UK's top estate and letting agents and suppliers to the industry.

      Phil Spencer, who has hosted the ESTAS every year since their inception in 2004 said "The ESTAS are about making people happy, putting a smile on their face and making a genuine difference to peoples' lives. The ESTAS help agencies to focus on customer service levels and that's why agencies keep coming back".

      As proof of our commitment to customer service Williams & Donovan subscribe to the Ombudsman scheme and Ian and Colin are licensed members of the National Association of Estate Agents.

      Find out for yourself why Williams & Donovan have become the areas most successful independent estate and lettings agents by booking in your FREE NO OBLIGATION VALUATION.




      Hockley Sales Office Opening Times

      Monday - Friday    08:30 - 18:00

      Saturday                08:30 - 17:00

      Sunday                  10:00 - 13:00

      Bank Holidays        Closed   




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    Our Hockley Sales Team
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      Colin Donovan MNAEA, Director

      Colin opened Williams and Donovan in Hockley in 1999 with his school friend Ian Williams after a career in the city and working for a large independent estate agent and then Countrywide Property.

      Colin is one of the most experienced valuers in Hockley, Rochford and Ashingdon and is delighted with the reputation the company has built after the last 16 years.

      Colin is a licensed member of the National Association of Estate Agents which means he is a qualified and trained agent who can give you professional, up-to-date advice and guidance and adheres to a voluntary Code of Practice and Rules of Conduct laid down by the NAEA.

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      James Whyte, Director

      James has worked in the estate agent industry since 1998 and joined Williams & Donovan in March 2004, after working for both independent and corporate agents in Hockley.

      Since joining Williams & Donovan, James has grown in to a well-rounded estate agent and has been a vital part of our success in becoming the area's Market Leader. James has grown up and lived in Hockley his entire life and, therefore, has an excellent knowledge of the area.

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      Paul Dunne, Manager
      Paul has been an estate agent for over 30 years and has worked in many areas of the business. He would describe himself as "a very positive, professional and motivated person who really enjoys helping people through the process of buying and selling property". Since joining Williams & Donovan in 2009 Paul quickly become a key member within the office and has worked his way up to become the Sales Manager.
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      Tom Revell, Sales Consultant

      Tom joined the industry in December 2012 and spent his first year working with our Benfleet Sales Manager Lloyd Brooks and Benfleet Lettings Manager Paul Cross with a local independent company.

      Tom has developed his role since joining us in December 2013 and he has a bright and key future within our company and the industry.

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      Denise Morgan, Sales Consultant
      Denise joined the team in Hockley at the end of 2014 with over 11 years experience within the industry. Denise has lived in Hockley for almost 30 years, moving here from her native Devon, and knows the area and people well and feels that her knowledge of the area will help both seller and purchaser.
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      Emily Cann, Sales Consultant
      Emily joined our Hockley sales team in 2014 and we are delighted to have her on board. Emily went to SEEVIC College where she studied for a Diploma in Business Studies.
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      Phil Reid, Sales Consultant & EPC Assessor

      Phil has been working with Williams & Donovan since 2010 and been in the industry for over 20 years. He is delighted to be part of a very dedicated and professional team of sales consultants who all believe in the company ethos of "providing the very best customer service".

      Phil is also qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor which qualifies him to carry out energy surveys and provide Energy Performance Certificates (E.P.C.'s) on all our new, instructed properties.

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      Janice Wheeler, Secretary

      Janice joined Williams & Donovan in March 2004, having previously worked for a total of 23 years with NatWest Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in the City. Her position within Williams & Donovan is to undertake the secretarial and administrative role and she is an integral member of our team.

      Janice takes great pride in her work and tries to always remember what a stressful time moving house can be and is ready to lend support whenever required.

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      Deborah Hickman, Secretary

      Deborah joined Williams & Donovan in August 2012 in the role of secretary and administrative assistant, having previously worked for a variety of different professions including a London stockbroker, financial advisers, and a local conveyancing solicitor.

      She enjoys her work at Williams & Donovan immensely and is always happy to support her team members whenever needed.

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      Dean Neagan - Mortgage Consultant
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

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

      Find us

      1 Woodlands Parade
      Main Road
      Hockley
      SS5 4QU

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01702 200666  Local call rate
      Letting: 01702 744057  Local call rate

      Email us

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      What Our Customers Say!

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Mr & Mrs Gard

        Williams and Donovan have been extremely professional while helping us sell our first flat and purchase our next family house. We had 9 viewings booked within 24 hours of going online and 2 offers shortly after. Moving can be a stressful time for all but Tom Revell's understanding, honest and approachable attitude has made all the difference. He has kept us updated throughout, he worked hard to push things along and has answered all our many questions, queries and concerns along the way. Would not hesitate to recommend Williams and Donovan.

      • Seller Testimonial

        Mr & Mrs Lawrence

        Really happy with Williams and Donovan, we bought and sold with them. James did a fantastic job with our particulars, they were posted to right move the same day we instructed. We had viewings the very next day and sold within five days. Paul and Denise were professional when it came to negotiations.

        But what really made a difference to our sale and purchase was having Tom assigned to us, he was on the ball, brilliant with updates and professional. We had a troublesome chain that spanned 8 months, with lots of drama along the way, and I believe it was Tom's diligence and tenacity that got us to the finish line, for which, we are extremely grateful.

      • Seller Testimonial

        Mr & Mrs Barness

        We used Williams and Donovan ten years ago when we first moved into Hockley and their service then was impeccable as it has been whilst we have been relocating this year.

        All the team have been amazing over what is always a stressful time. Nothing was too much always on a first name basis when I call. Very understanding and fast acting we cannot fault and will always recommend them to anyone looking to buy/sell or rent etc.

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Mr Keeble

        Williams & Donovan provided an excellent service, being a first time buyer I was happy and confident that I was in good hands. I dealt with Tom Revell who always kept me updated with progress and did his best to chase and keep me in the loop at all times. He was very helpful, patient and was always avaible when I needed to talk to him. I would recommend using these guys!

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Mr & Mrs Biggs

        We bought through William & Donovan and they were amazing from start to finish, always keeping us updated with progress and chasing all round for any answers. They were always available when we needed to speak to someone and very helpful! Thank you!

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Mr Stuart & Miss Shields

        Williams & Donovan have been great throughout the whole process of buying our first home.

        They are the first estate agent we have used who actually keep you updated and get involved with moving the process along.

        Communication is key in buying a home and they get 5 stars.

        Highly recomended and an extra thank you to Tom!

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      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.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Williams & Donovan, Hockley on 01702 200666.


      Welcome to Williams & Donovan, Hockley

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      1 Woodlands Parade
      Main Road
      Hockley
      SS5 4QU

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01702 200666  Local call rate
      Letting: 01702 744057  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Williams & Donovan, Hockley. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      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.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Williams & Donovan, Hockley on 01702 200666.


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