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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 dedication to see a project through from conception to completion. The team is led by Jonathan Searles, who has practiced in the residential sales market for over twenty years': ten of which have been spent with Ashtons.
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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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    We only employ and retain the best people who are determined to change the sometimes unfavourable perception of estate agency - individuals who share our values and goals, people you can trust. We genuinely care about you and rest assured, we always demand the best result. What's more, we are focused on making things simple and stress free for you.

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    Jonathan Searles
    Associate Director

    The team is led by Associate Director, Jonathan Searles, who has practised in the residential sales market for over 20 years, 9 of which having been spent with Ashtons. Jonathan initially worked in the North London and Docklands area before specialising for the last 15 years in Hertfordshire, building long term relationships with house builders and developers alike.
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    Giles Hastings BA (Hons) MRTPI
    Senior Land Manager

    Giles is a member of the Royal Institute of Town Planning who graduated from Oxford Brookes University with an Honours Degree in Land and Planning. Previously working for a large national housebuilder before joining us 8 years ago, he has used his expertise and knowledge of planning to secure high profile developments for our clients. Working closely with local authorities, planners and an extensive network of contacts, he brings a number of impressive sites to market.
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    Verity Stuart-Thompson
    Head of New Homes

    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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    Emily Ward
    Senior New Homes Associate

    Emily brings over four years of living and breathing the local property market and is an experienced valuer who prides herself on giving honest, 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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    Corinne Gunning
    Land & New Homes Associate

    Corinne joined us in 2019, having a very successful career in estate agency over 14 years working for well respected organisations in Dubai and Australia. During which, Corinne specialised in sales, lettings and Land & New Homes, giving her a well-rounded understanding of the industry. Corinne is a commercially minded individual who thinks outside the box and successfully delivers great results for clients, which she prides herself on heavily.
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    Jane Riley
    Land & New Homes Administration

    Jane Riley deals with all administration for the Land & New Homes department. Using skills developed over her 30 year career, Jane supports the department by ensuring documentation is produced efficiently and with speed. Integral to the day to day smooth running, Jane combines her exceptional organisational skills with a keen eye for detail.
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    Neil Facer MNAEA
    Customer Services Manager

    Neil Joined Ashtons in 2006 from a management position in the retail sector and is a third-generation resident of Harpenden as well as a consummate professional. Enjoying several promotions throughout his career with Ashtons, he became Customer Services Manager in 2017.
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    Gill Cheesman
    Client Services Associate

    With a career dedicated to first-class customer services, Gill is committed to providing the highest levels of expertise which have become synonymous with Ashtons and is an integral part of the client services team. Her knowledge of the local area is outstanding.
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    Rob Spicer
    Professional Photographer

    Joining Ashtons in 2015, Rob has brought a wealth of photography expertise to Ashtons. When he is not photographing property, he can be found taking pictures of landscapes, cars and live music. With a creative eye to capture the perfect image, Rob is never far away from his camera.
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      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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