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    Ashtons is a highly energised, independent estate agency practice founded in 1982. Operating from four prime locations in Hertfordshire, we provide Sales, Lettings and Land and New Homes services from our Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City and St Albans offices. Alongside these major Hertfordshire towns, we specialise in the sale of property in outlying rural areas through our Village and Country office in Redbourn.
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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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    Connection - our own property portal.
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    We understand our clients lead busy lives and need access to a free flow of information about the status of their property 24/7. We're massive advocates of transparency and have designed an online journal that provides latest information such as number of portal enquiries, applicants registering, number of viewings scheduled, viewing feedback and your sales progress through to completion. This service is available 24 hours a day, so you can catch up at a time that suits you.

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    Prominent offices in an area we love.
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    We're not just an online business, we live and breathe the local market and because we get right under its skin, we fully understand all of its idiosyncrasies. We've invested heavily in dynamic and engaging work areas which are designed to be customer friendly - a place where you can pop in, have a coffee and talk property to any one of our team, 7 days a week.

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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 sales 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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    Richard Fossey MNAEA
    Manager

    With over 12 years of experience in the property market, and having owned his own Estate Agency on the west coast of Wales prior to returning to Hertfordshire, Richard manages our St Albans office. Passionate about property, he has overseen several thousand transactions throughout his career.
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    Steve Preston
    Assistant Sales Manager 

    A resident of Hertfordshire all his life, Steve joined Ashtons in 2007 from a management position in the retail sector.  A consummate professional with extensive local knowledge, Steve uses his expertise to provide valuation and marketing advice to new and returning clients.
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    Liam Partridge
    Senior Valuer 

    A welcome addition to Ashtons in 2016, Liam has 14 years of estate agency experience, 4 of which have been spent in the London property market specialising in the valuation and sale of property. With a first class understanding of the market place, Liam is driven to help people on their property journey.
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    Sam Prichard
    Sales Associate

    Sam joined our team in 2017 as a Sales Associate, having already gained 2 years of experience with another agency. With a career to date dedicated to customer service, Sam understands the importance of creating great relationships and making a positive impression at every opportunity.
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    Claudia Reynolds
    Sales Administrator

    Following a career in television, Claudia joined Ashtons as a Viewing Guide in 2005 and has progressed to Sales Administrator in our St Albans office. Her expertise and attention to detail allow her to excel in all areas. Claudia is a huge asset to the company.  She enjoys spending time with her family, theatre and reading.
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    Louise Walker
    Sales Management

    Louise's role starts when we have found you a buyer, negotiating with all parties involved including buyers, sellers, property lawyers, surveyors and mortgage brokers. Ensuring you are kept fully updated, Louise will liaise with all parties throughout the transaction to ensure you have total peace of mind.
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    Jayne Willis
    Viewing Guide

    Jayne joined Ashtons having previously worked in customer service roles, including as a Weekend Viewing Guide for a competitor agent. With unrivalled area knowledge and highly skilled at showcasing property, Jayne provide's invaluable advice when choosing a property to purchase.
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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 Sellers

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      Thank you for your help
      Thank you for your help - Richard and the team have been brilliant. We wanted a realistic approach to the valuation which we received, plus the team put a real effort into getting to know and sell our property. They have all been very easy to deal with.

      Heather Critchlow
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      Ashtons have given us a truly excellent service
      Ashtons have given us a truly excellent service. All of the staff have been professional, friendly & helpful, especially Liam, Louise and Gill who we have had the most contact with. The level of communication we have received from the whole team has been fantastic and when we have asked questions these have always been answered thoroughly. The Client Services team in particular are a wonderful resource and I don't know how we would have managed without them. Thank you so much Ashtons for making the whole moving process as stress-free as it could have possibly been.

      Hazel Healey
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      Communication throughout was brilliant
      Louise was so helpful throughout the purchase process, she always kept us updated and made sure we understood each step. Steve was also very helpful during the viewing and offer stages and was great with keeping us up to date. Communication throughout was brilliant. Would highly recommend!

      Zoe Hearmon
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      Louise was an absolute star.
      Liam was fab in negotiating the sale and with subsequent concerns. Louise was an absolute star. So professional, patient, conscientious and went above & beyond expectations to ensure the entire process was completed with as little stress as possible. Please to do business with all the team.

      John & Bernice Carolan
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      Absolutely outstanding service throughout the whole process. Both Liam and Louise went over and above all our expectations. The support from Louise through the sale was amazing.

      Elaine & Paul Woodroof
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      Easy to contact and very friendly
      Excellent post offer service, right up to completion. Easy to contact and very friendly.

      P Smith
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