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Welcome to Ashtons
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    Ashtons' dedicated Land and New Homes team, having merged with Putterills Land & Development Ltd in July 2021, is now the largest Land and New Homes business in Hertfordshire.

    With six offices situated in prime locations, our newly extended network covers some of the most affluent commuter towns in Hertfordshire: St Albans, Harpenden, Berkhamsted, Redbourn, Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City.

    Our new Land and New Homes team not only offer an expanded network, but an increased portfolio of properties and a collaboration of some of the most talented people in the industry.

    Ashtons are your local, independent estate agent and whether it is buying or selling, land and development, new homes, property management, mortgages, solicitors or surveyors, our focused teams are passionate about property and committed to getting our clients the best possible outcome, every time.

    This dedication and industry expertise has seen us recently named Best Medium-Size Estate Agency in the UK.

    Over the coming weeks and months, you will see a number of sites launched under the Ashtons umbrella and any current sites that are being marketed by Putterills Land and New homes will also now feature on the Ashtons website giving the development enhanced coverage across many more locations throughout Hertfordshire.

    So, for life's great moves, you can have total peace of mind with Ashtons.

    To find out more, visit ashtons.co.uk/new-homes.

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    Partnering with leading local developers
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    Our agency has one of the most forward-thinking departments in the county dedicated to Land and New Homes.

    We have the perfect blend of experience, enthusiasm and expertise to see a project through from conception to completion. Together, we identify potential sites and propose the most suitable development scheme providing both commercial and financial advice. We work closely with planning consultants, conservation specialists and highway advisors to achieve the best outcome.

    For developers, our intelligence and experience in the local property market is second to none. We have an enviable share of the local property market upon which we are able to provide first class advice to builders and developers. On the marketing side, we have sound resources from design and print to site representation, whether it be a bespoke individual scheme or a comprehensive new homes development.

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    We think differently. Expect extraordinary.
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    Every month we register hundreds of new buyers and with the use of intelligent, tailored marketing and social media, this has enabled us to continually broaden our contact base built successfully from nearly 40 years of conducting good business. We sell 1 in 4 properties across our territory, which is more than any of the 70 other agents operating in this area.

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    We know our market inside out.
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    As number one property agents in and around the al postal district, we know our market inside out. We have a winning formula for achieving a great price for our clients and our agents are all highly trained to navigate even the trickiest deals and still excel in surpassing client expectations - over 98% say they will recommend or use us again.

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    Partnered with leading local developers.
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    Our agency has one of the most forward-thinking departments in the county dedicated to Land and New Homes.

    We have the perfect blend of experience, enthusiasm and expertise to see a project through from conception to completion. Together, we identify potential sites and propose the most suitable development scheme providing both commercial and financial advice. We work closely with planning consultants, conservation specialists and highway advisors to achieve the best outcome.

    For developers, our intelligence and experience in the local property market is second to none. We have an enviable share of the local property market upon which we are able to provide first class advice to builders and developers. On the marketing side, we have sound resources from design and print to site representation, whether it be a bespoke individual scheme or a comprehensive new homes development.

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    No faceless call centres.
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    Property and people are our passion. We employ 90+ property experts across all disciplines of our business, so you will enjoy the benefits of in-house specialists. Whether it's professional photography, copywriting, marketing, trained full-time viewing guides, sales people or people with the legal knowledge and background to push your sale through, our multi-disciplined business will support you.

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    Proven track record.
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    Every year we successfully help approximately 1000 people move home and have an industry-leading recommendation rate of over 98%. We don't just talk a good story though - openness and transparency are intrinsic to our values. We list every property so you can see our pedigree. Feel free to take a look for yourself and peruse our new homes portfolio.

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    Jonathan Searles
    Associate Director 

    Leading the Land & New Homes team, Jonathan has practiced in the residential sales market for over twenty years now, over half of which have been spent with Ashtons. He has specialised in Hertfordshire for the last fifteen years, building long term relationships with house builders and developers alike.
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    Kay Sheppard 
    Sales Director - New Homes North

    Kay joined the Ashtons family in 2021, with over 20 years' experience in both New Homes and Residential Sales at Putterills, first as a Senior Sales Negotiator and Valuer before setting up the dedicated New Homes department in 2007. Kay is responsible for the management and co-ordination of New Homes sites across Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire, ensuring that our developer clients receive an exceptional level of service and proactive marketing advice.
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    Vaughn Duguid MRICS
    Land Manager - New Homes North

    With a degree in Property Planning and Development from Kingston University and a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor (MRICS), Vaughn has cumulative experience in the real estate sector spanning 7 years, most of which he spent specialising in development land for residential and/or mixed uses. Vaughn is never one to shy away from a challenge and enjoys working across a diverse portfolio of projects and engaging with multi-disciplinary teams. He is also passionate about unlocking added value through the development or redevelopment of real estate to create sustainably built environments.
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    Tamzin Bloomfield
    Senior Sales Negotiator - New Homes North

    Tamzin is a bright, enthusiastic, and experienced member of our Land and New Homes team with over ten years' experience in the industry. Tamzin oversees specific sites on behalf of a variety of different developers, from small private developments to larger scale projects. She deals with the new homes market, as well as sales progression and her diligent and friendly approach has helped smooth many a difficult transaction. 
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    Emma Cook
    Sales and Marketing Coordinator- New Homes North

    Emma joined the Ashtons group in 2021 as part of the acquisition of Putterills Land & Development Ltd. Emma has worked in the industry for almost twenty years and has gained a wealth of experience in both sales and lettings during that time. Emma joined the New Homes sector in July 2016 and quickly become an integral member of the team. She is highly motivated and takes pride in paying close attention to detail and providing excellent customer service to all our clients.
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    Rebecca Morgan
    Viewing Guide - New Homes North

    Rebecca has a background in architecture and continues dedicating her career to property today as a Viewing Guide for our Land and New Homes team. When not working for Ashtons helping clients find their dream homes, Rebecca is a talented garden designer helping people create their dream gardens. Having lived in North Hertfordshire for over 20 years, to say that Rebecca knows the local area well is quite the understatement!
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    Verity Stuart-Thompson
    Head of New Homes - New Homes South

    Verity joined Ashtons in 2015 as a Weekend Viewing Guide whilst in her final year studying Business and Events Management at the University of Hertfordshire. On completion of her degree and realising a passion for estate agency, Verity joined full time on our Graduate/Trainee Sales Associate programme. Later promoted to Sales Associate, Verity decided to specialise in Land & New Homes and joined the department in 2017. She has since been promoted to Head of New Homes.
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    Giles Hastings BA (Hons) MRTPI
    Senior Land Manager  - New Homes South

    Graduating from Oxford Brookes University with an Honours Degree in Land and Planning, Giles Hastings is our Senior Land Manager and a member of the Royal Institute of Town Planning. Giles previously worked for a large national house builder before joining Ashtons seven years ago and has since used his expertise to secure a number of high-profile developments for our clients.
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    Emily Ward
    Senior New Homes Associate - New Homes South

    Joining Ashtons in 2019, Emily works in our Land & New Homes department as a Senior New Homes Associate. She brings over four years' experience of living and breathing the local property market and is an experienced valuer who prides herself on giving honest and detailed advice. She has lived in Welwyn Garden City for the majority of her life and has great knowledge of the area. If you're looking for a new build property across Hertfordshire, she is the person to see.
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    Lydia Jellett
    New Homes Associate - New Homes South

    Lydia joined Ashtons in 2020 as part of our Client Services team. After successfully completing her Ashtons diploma, Lydia is using her skills learnt during this time, in addition to her 'thinking outside the box' approach, as an integral member of our Land and New Homes team.
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    Kendall Abrams
    Professional Photographer 

    Professional photographer Kendall joined the team in 2021. With a wealth of photography experience ranging from underwater photography and travel photography to wedding and portrait shots, Kendall is delighted to be turning her skills to property photography.
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    • Introduction

      For nearly 40 years, we've been marketing property for sale and to rent in Hertfordshire. We've grown to a multi-disciplined firm of 90+ talented people who live and breathe the local property market - whether it's property in Harpenden, property in St Albans, property in Welwyn Garden City or property in Redbourn and the surrounding villages, we have people who love the local areas they live and work in. This is what some of our customers have to say:

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      patient, friendly and prompt
      Despite countless emails and phone calls, Ashtons were always very patient, friendly and providing prompt response to our questions/queries.

      - S Budaj
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      Couldn't have done it without Verity
      Verity was wonderful and helped us every step of the way. Couldn't have done it without her.

      - Ellie & Tom
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      kind, helpful and collaborative
      All the team at Ashtons were very kind, helpful and collaborative throughout the process. The card signed by the team that followed the purchase was a very nice touch. The bubbles were greatly appreciated too.

      - Anjeza Saliaj
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      the best agent we dealt with
      Everyone who we spoke to at Ashtons was very helpful and friendly guiding us through the process, answering our questions and receiving very prompt responses from the developer. They made the process stress free and enjoyable. Ashtons were the best estate agent we dealt with when looking for a property. They were flexible with viewing appointments,personable and not pushy.

      - Sarah & Dan
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