Collinson Hall have just won The British Property Lettings Award for St Albans.
The team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.
Collinson Hall have now been shortlisted for a number of national
awards which will be announced early next year.
The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by their local, regional and national competition.
Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of
customer service are rewarded with our accolade, which acts as a
beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.
We are incredibly proud to carry a 5 star rating from our customer reviews. And this is across both Feefo and Google review networks - two different review sources which unfortunately we can't combine just yet. There has been some fantastic work from the team which they are thrilled to see recognised.
Collinson Hall are an experienced independent estate agent, letting agent and property management company based in St Albans with a second office in Chiswell Green. From these offices the business successfully serves the wider mid Hertfordshire district.
Estate Agency is highly competitive in St Albans and Collinson Hall are well known for providing dependable advice and achieving exceptional results for our clients.
The higher profile activities of the business include...
...residential property sales & lettings. We also have a very active property management business, commercial department, block-management department and a land sales / development department providing advice to a large portfolio of clients.
The company relies on its reputation and receives a constant source of recommendation from existing clients. It is, therefore, crucial for us to consistently deliver on promises. There are a number of testimonials on this website from clients who have experienced working with the business and have been very pleased they chose Collinson Hall.
The company aspires to be the best in everything they do - without cutting corners. Quality and integrity come as standard.
We provide a quality service to our clients who are looking for:
- Property for sale in St Albans, Chiswell Green and surrounding areas
- Property for rent in St Albans and surrounding Hertfordshire areas.
- Houses for rent in St Albans and surrounding areas
- Houses for sale in St Albans, Chiswell Green and the surround Herts area.
- Flats to rent or buy in St Albans and surrounding areas
- Block management in Hertfordshire
- Commercial property in St Albans either to rent, let or buy, including shops.
We are also one of the top property management companies in Herfordshire.
Gabriel Square, which Collinson Hall are marketing on behalf of Meyer Homes, received further recognition at the recent Evening Standard awards winning best Out of London Home award. At the What House awards the development won gold in Best interior design and Silver in Best House awards. This is in addition to the Best New Home award in the Sunday Times New Homes awards.
The Sunday Times award was for Best New Home in a muti-unit scheme which was one of the top awards of the day. The award was collected by James Moody Managing Director of Meyer Homes and Simon Kincaid from Conran & Partners who had designed the interiors of the scheme.
Steve Walker from Collinson Hall commented "This is a fantastic endorsement of the scheme and echo's the response we have received from people visiting the showhome. The quality of the design shines through"
The scheme is now ready for occupation and completed to an exceptionally high standard.
Further information can be gained from the Collinson Hall offices or from the on-site marketing suite. 01727 226881
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All of these pictures were taken in and around St Albans either by members of the Collinson Hall team or our colleagues at the Herts Advertiser (for which we are very grateful). Hopefully they showcase some of the more interesting and attractive parts of this lovely city and the countryside that surrounds us....
.... we will keep changing them through the year as opportunities catch our eye.
If you don't recognise the location of any of these and would like to know - get in touch.
If you have a picture you think might be suitable do let us know. Happy to pay (a modest sum) for anything we use.
Fewer than four in ten home movers end up buying a property they found on a portal.
Consumer organisation Which? said that in research among 2,000 recent home movers, just 37% had discovered their new home by searching a property portal.
However, a further 6% did so via an automated email from a portal and 2% found their new home via a smartphone app notification......
....Even so, just 45% found their new home via a modern method, compared with 55% who used traditional methods such as looking in an estate agent’s window or local paper, or spotting a For Sale board.
First-time buyers, despite their younger age group, were even more unlikely to find a home on a portal, with 60% using traditional methods rather than portals or apps.
According to Which? this is how the figures break down:
Estate agent’s window 11%
Searching a property portal 37%
Phone call or email from estate agent 11%
Email from a property portal 6%
‘For Sale’ sign outside property 10%
Other electronic alert, eg app notification 2%
Word of mouth 9%
Local newspaper 6%
Other traditional method 4%
I approached the property owner directly (eg by leafleting) 3%
Property auction 1%
Which? is now advising property hunters to put their laptops away.
The organisation says: “In parts of the UK where markets are fast-moving, with demand outstripping supply, the best properties are often snapped up before the agent has had the chance to list them online.
“That’s why it’s advisable to put your laptop away and get out and about.
“Take a walk down the high street and register with all the estate agents selling the types of properties you’re after.
“Spend time talking to them, explaining your situation and what you’re looking for.”
The same Which? research also revealed the importance of getting a portal listing right.
Around seven in ten respondents said they decided not to view a property after browsing its online listing, with the main reasons being that the location wasn’t right (35%) and/or that it was too expensive (35%).
However, 9% of home buyers in London and the south-east discounted a property before viewing it because they did not want to deal with the agent it was marketed with. The figure was 7% nationally.
Around one in five (19%) said they did not view a property either because no photos were made available or there were not enough photos.
For first-time buyers, this figure rose to 22%.
One in six (16%) did not view a property because no floor plan was provided
Article from Property Industry Eye 2nd Sept 2016
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