About Satchells Estate Agents
We are not just another estate agency; we do things differently. That's why we have been so successful for more than 85 years. This is most evident in the personal way we deal with people, our 'team ethos', and the way we use the latest technology to make sure we deliver the best possible service.
As a traditional family firm, with third generation partners, we are independent and believe in traditional family values, supported by technology; not slaves to it. A formula, evolved and developed since 1922 to meet your expectations of a professional and competent agency, and protect our heritage.
Our staff are well trained and take pride in delivering a high level of personal service. We work with people; relationships matter and help achieve results. We like to think in terms of your experience and imagine the 'customer journey' — from first contact to the satisfaction of a completed transaction. We want that to be a rich and fulfilling experience. Our advertising is targeted to maximise results, using multimedia methods, whether that be local or north London papers, glossy magazines or the Internet.
Our business has grown on the back of repeat business. If we say we will do something then we do our very best to make it happen! We know of no other local estate agency that provides all the property services we do. On the high street we are best known for our high profile residential sales and lettings. But we also provide a complete range of commercial and professional services.
You are at the centre of what we do.
- Residential sales
- Residential lettings & management
- Mortgages & finance
- Town & village properties
- Blocks of flats management
- Land & equestrian
- New homes
- Development site appraisals
- Commercial property sales & lettings
- Commercial property management
- Commercial rent reviews
- Schdules of dilapidation
- Leasehold valuation advice
- Valuations for tax and dispute resolution
- Overseas sales — lifestyle and investment
As a sign of our commitment to a professional service we are members of the following professional organisations:
- Ombudsman Scheme for Estate Agents
- National Association of Estate Agents
- Institution of Commercial & Business Agents
Our branch offices genuinely work together to maximise opportunities for you. We want to find the best possible buyer or tenant as quickly as possible and at the best price, subject to the objectives you define. This is what you would expect, but in other networks or franchise operations the branches seem to work against each other, and as a result, miss opportunities and let you down.
We have invested in the latest computer network software so that all offices are immediately updated and can start selling or letting your property once we are instructed. However, computers alone will not sell or let your home — but efficient systems will enable better communication and choice of methods, which will be of real benefit.
At the touch of a few buttons your property can be matched to all our applicants, who can be contacted by telephone, text, e-mail or by good old-fashioned post.
We understand that by working together as a team we increase the chances of finding the best buyer or tenant for your home. This combination of high-level internal and external teamwork is key to achieving this goal. Satchells aim is to identify the needs of our clients, then recommend and deliver solutions.
Words are cheap, promises easy to make. Satchells will not make promises we cannot keep. Our business has grown through repeat business, a reputation for good advice, and because we achieve results. We will not put that at risk by making false promises. Since 1922 we have been providing a comprehensive range of property services. We have in-house experts on just about everything, from residential sales and lettings through to commercial and professional services. Whatever your property needs, the chances are we can deal with it quickly and efficiently. Our aim is to continue that.
Whether your needs are simple or complex, our aim is the same. Honest and practical advice that can be relied upon. In this brochure we explain why Satchells is the leading independent estate agents covering north Hertfordshire, mid- Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire border villages.
All our offices have active sales teams and combine wide and effective marketing with a competitive fee structure, ensuring a wide selection of properties to choose from and a high volume of sales.
Our staff are experienced and highly trained to spot opportunities and match the right buyer to the right property, thus arranging sales to the best buyers at the best price, and then supporting the sale through to completion. Our aim is to try and make everyone happy.
We act for private and institutional landlords, offering a wide range of properties from studio flats to large detached houses. To provide effective coverage all our prominently located offices offer a full list of available properties, together with initial valuation and marketing advice. Our aim is a service tailored to each client from tenant finding only, through to full property management.
Professional and Commercial Services
This department covers an extensive range of services. It deals with all commercial properties, land and site development enquiries, and more complex valuations and Leasehold Reform Act matters. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive range of professional services that most estate agents cannot deal with. Initial advice can be sort from any of our offices.
When you have been in the estate agency business as long as we have, you realise the benefit to clients of the best advice on mortgages, investments, pensions and life insurance. We make sure our clients get this by associating ourselves with Independent Mortgage Solutions (IMS). IMS are independent financial advisors and operate from the first floor of our Letchworth office. They play an important role in many sales by making sure people get the best mortgage advice.