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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 35+ 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 focussed on making things simple and stress free for you.

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    Jonathan Searles
    Associate Director

    The team is led by Jonathan Searles, who has practiced in the residential sales market for over 20 years: 9 of which have 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 Hastings is our Senior Land Manager and a member of the Royal Institute of Town Planning who graduated from Oxford Brookes University with an Honours Degree in Land and Planning. Giles previously worked for a large national housebuilder before joining Ashtons 8 years ago and has since used his expertise and knowledge of planning to secure a number of high profile developments for our clients. Working closely with local authorities, planners and an extensive network of contacts he has managed to bring a number of impressive sites to market.
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    Oliver Crudgington
    Land Manager

    Oliver Crudgington is Land Manager at Ashtons and has honed his expertise in the property sector over the past fifteen years. Working in some of the busiest estate agents in North London and Hertfordshire, Oliver has specialised in both residential and commercial sales. With a proven record of managing complex chains and building strong networks, Oliver is seen as a trusted pair of hands by developers and house builders.
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    Verity Stuart-Thompson
    Senior Land & New Homes Associate

    Verity Stuart-Thompson 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 the team full time on our Graduate/Trainee Sales Associate programme. Later promoted to the role of Sales Associate, Verity made the decision to specialise in Land and New Homes and joined the department early in 2017.
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    Rhiannon Conefrey-Jones
    Land & New Homes Associate

    Rhiannon joined Ashtons in 2018 as a Land & New Homes Associate. Having gained valuable experience over the last 2 years working within residential sales and for a large developer within New Homes. Rhiannon is keen to utilise her skillset to provide additional energy and expertise to the Land & New Homes team whilst also enjoying continued learning and adapting within the ever changing market of New Homes.
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    Jane Riley
    Land & New Homes Administration

    Jane Riley deals with all administration for the Land and 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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    Natalie Shanahan
    Client Services Manager

    Natalie joined our team in 2015 to manage our Client Services Department. Raised in Harpenden and St Albans, Natalie has great local knowledge which she has used to help hundreds of customers in their buying or selling of property. She is also an active fundraiser for Huntington's Foundation.
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    Gill Cheesman
    Client Services Associate

    With a career dedicated to providing 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 35+ 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

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you very much Rhiannon for showing me around. Very professional and courteous.

      Spiwe Shana
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      So thank you again to all of Ashtons
      I wanted to just leave a review about how happy I have been with the service we have received from Ashtons. We brought a new build and have been dealing with Verity Stuart-Thompson and just wanted to say how helpful she has been throughout the whole process. 

      As first time buyers we were new to the process and she was very clear throughout and helpful with any questions that we had. Verity has gone over and above at each point of the process and this has been really positive based on this I would definitely return to Ashtons in the future. We have been kept updated at every step and just wanted to notify you of this positive service. 

      So thank you again to all of Ashtons and particularly Verity. Thank you.

      Ellie & Chris
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      Diligent & more than helpful.
      Everyone we dealt with was diligent and more than helpful. I was particularly impressed when Giles wrote to congratulate on our exchange at the unearthly hour of 05:53am on a Saturday morning! Now that really is dedication to service or insomnia!!!!

      Polly Price
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      Verity has been superb
      Ashtons were the best Estate Agent by a long way. Verity has been superb. Louise has also been fantastic.

      Mitchell Rosen
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      A true professional
      Verity Stuart-Thompson was contactable, friendly, reliable and understood my questions/comments. A true professional.

      Paul Donatantonio
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      Ashtons were the best estate agent I dealt with
      Ashtons were the best estate agent I dealt with - extremely fast and thorough in their responses, provided extra information immediately upon request and were always on hand to answer the smallest of queries.

      Rohan Mathur
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