Long live the advanced high street estate agent

We show continued commitment to a presence in the high street and our beautiful offices are seeing a great uplift in activity for both sales and rentals. Our offices are perfectly complimented by our fresh new logo and our slick, functional and dynamic new website that we proudly launched recently.

Property transactions can be complex as there are many legal and financial matters to deal with, our clients appreciate the ability to visit our teams to discuss their sales, purchases and tenancies. We’ve received fantastic feedback about our teams from the local communities we operate in throughout Canary Wharf & Docklands, South East London & Kent and East London & Essex.

Arriving at our offices, you will find contemporary decorations along with comfortable seating which compliments the eye-catching high street window displays. The phone lines are buzzing, the email & social media channel notifications are pinging and we say “Long live the advanced, 'Traditional' High Street Estate Agent!”

As multi-award winning agents we confidently believe that we offer the best estate agency experience for sellers, landlords, purchasers and tenants. We combine the very best elements of traditional high street estate agency with the technological advances that our IT investment and wide ranging online presence provides us.

Alex Neil’s commitment to local high street offices began in 1984 and we’ve embraced and deployed many technological and online advances during that time. However, we firmly believe that vendors and landlords both benefit enormously from all the important elements provided by a 'Traditional' high street estate agent, one being the ability to deal with staff in person.

We are property professionals working and actively promoting property for sale and for rent in real, high-profile offices and are very different from the many faceless, corporate online entities that masquerade as estate agents also currently plying for market share.

Q. Can a high street estate agent help secure vendors and landlords a better price? A wider choice of tenants or buyers?

A. Undoubtedly yes and yes! A high street office is a 24 hour a day, powerful advertising tool. Applicants, vendors and landlords can visit to discuss their property matters, register requirements, organise appointments or make offers in comfort. Selling or letting is all about exposure and the office is another powerful marketing conduit to be utilised.

Q. Online agents must be cheaper then?

A. It rather depends on how you view paying your fees. Many online only agencies charge upfront ‘listing fees’ rather than the more traditional ‘No Sale, No Fee’ approach that we employ. Paying any service fee in advance removes the incentive for the agent to actively work to sell your property, that is generally not considered good strategy.

Furthermore, an online agent's service, ongoing performance and marketing can only be measured after the fee has been paid to them, a particularly risky strategy… A listing fee might initially appear cheaper than a No Sale, No Fee percentage but if an online agent never sell your property, you often have zero recourse for the expenditure made.

More importantly perhaps, is the potential that a local agent with a high street office can achieve you a higher price for your property in the first place, this is a game and fee changer! It may cost a few thousand pounds more to pay for the result that we can achieve but the reward to the vendor could be so much more.

Our experienced local teams have in-depth area, property and development knowledge. Valuable knowledge for pricing properties accurately which could lead to vendors achieving thousands, or tens of thousands of pounds more than anticipated, comfortably covering fees and realising more capital.

There is much written and shared about property investment and the property market and because of our longevity we’ve experienced many high’s and low’s, we champion our local areas. Our stunning high-tech offices deliver a traditional agency approach coupled with the best online presence, marketing and property matching techniques. It is simple to organise your property valuation and market appraisal, tenants and purchasers can register their requirements and commence their searches.

Our website alexneil.com is a veritable hub of activity, we are very active on Social Media and engage marketing on the major property portals, our 35 year+ track record of sales and lettings speaks volumes. These office refurbishments, our company rebrand and new website coupled with investments in our staffing teams, show our commitment and determination to remain the very best estate agent in the areas that we service.

We regularly receive fantastic testimonials from clients on our website, you can also read thousands of allAgents reviews to provide you with peace of mind and confirmation you are dealing with a professional estate agent with an excellent reputation.

Written by Alex Neil

Industry awards

Take confidence that you are engaging an award-winning agent as we’ve been recognised by allAgents and The British Property Awards. Five star satisfaction levels show that 97% of our previous customers thoroughly recommend us.

Property valuations

Establishing the sales or rental value of your property can be defined during our Property Appraisal and Valuation service. Our experienced valuers will advise you over pricing, the market, alongside a defined and proactive marketing strategy.

Tailored marketing

Our tailored multi-channel marketing approach encompasses exposure on our website and promotion utilising our social media channels. We further promote properties using the top property portals as we strive to achieve the best price.

Our credentials

Alex Neil are members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme, so rest assured your dealings are with a professional and regulated agency. Vendors and landlords can place their confidence in our buyer and tenant offer verification procedures.

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Fees

Tenant Information

Refundable Holding deposit - 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated

Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details Alex Neil are members of CMP (client money protect)

Property Redress Scheme Membership details: Alex Neil are members of The Property Ombudsman. Membership number N00018.