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Keep up to date with what’s going on at Pearsons and in our surrounding communities across Hampshire.

Notes from the Auction Rostrum

  • 23 May, 2017

Here we are, Pearsons third auction of 2017, Wednesday 24 May 2017, and once again a selection of opportunities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. 

With prices starting from as low as £10,000 for a lock up garage and parking space in Fareham, it is all very affordable.  Alternatively you could purchase a block of seven garages in Southampton for £55,000.


There are two flats on the Isle of Wight and one in Portsmouth, all under £100,000.  Plus a three bedroom rental investment, three large bungalows all of which are vacant, a detached house on Portchester hill slopes and a charming period cottage in the heart of Winchester. 


Come and see our new auction room in the Media Suite at the Hilton Hotel.


Steve Sprake FNAEA

Auctioneer


All sold!

  • 7 May, 2017

Pearsons West End branch recently launched the much anticipated Ibex Homes development “Twin Oaks” in the village of Botley.  The launch attracted a strong response resulting in many visitors to the site in Winchester Street.  These beautiful homes attracted 6 reservations from the launch with the remaining three plots being reserved shortly after.  Completion is anticipated for June with the lucky buyers eagerly looking forward to moving into their wonderful new homes.

And the winner is ......

  • 4 May, 2017

Congratulations go to Pearsons Fareham who won the coveted title of "Pearsons Group Office of The Year" at the recent Pearsons Awards Evening.

Jacaranda trumpets to success in March Auction

  • 14 April, 2017

Pearsons second Auction of the year took place on the 29th March in the media suite, Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl, West End, Southampton.

Once again the room was bustling with potential bidders and several of the lots generated a huge amount of interest.  Without a doubt the star of the show was 'Jacaranda' in Dibden Purlieu.  This attractive detached bungalow with scope to extend and requiring considerable updating seemed to excite all who viewed, so anticipation on the day was high.

With a realistic guide price of £250,000 the bidding got underway and although it started quite cautiously, the show of hands from all corners of the room reflected the serious intent.  The hammer finally went down at £399,000, having achieved £149,000 above the guide price.  Auctioneer Steve Sprake was very pleased with the outcome, but not nearly as much as his clients when he rang them later in the day with the good news.

Pearsons Annual Awards Evening

  • 7 April, 2017

Congratulations to Lee Turner on receiving the Toby Wheatley Shield at the recent Pearsons Annual Awards evening in recognition of the most referrals to the Pearsons Auction Department.  Pictured with Lee Turner are Auctioneer Steve Sprake (L) and Managing Director Mark Gilbert (R).

Pearsons coffee and cake morning held on 23rd March in aid of the Winchester City Mill was a tremendous success.

  • 4 April, 2017





Pearsons coffee and cake morning held on 23rd March in aid of the Winchester City Mill was a tremendous success with over 100 attendees enjoying the selection of donated cakes, bread made from the Mills’ flour, and copious amounts of coffee and tea. The event raised £1736 in donations for this worthy cause.


The Mill, owned and maintained by the National Trust dates back over a thousand years and is the oldest working watermill in Britain. The damage done by the flooding means that £150,000 needs to be raised by June in order to prevent this much loved building from being closed.

Simon Pinkney (Pearsons Director) said; ‘we were really grateful for all who attended and for the fantastic donations made these combined with our own contribution have made a worthwhile addition to the funds raised so far.’


The Mill will be holding further events over the coming months, details of which can be found here on their website.


Pearsons Winchester are holding a charity coffee morning to raise funds for Winchester City Mill

  • 10 March, 2017

Pearsons are pleased to be supporting Winchester City Mill in their efforts to raise essential funds needed for urgent repairs following damage sustained during flooding in 2014.

The Mill, owned and maintained by the National Trust dates back over a thousand years and is the oldest working watermill in Britain. The damage done by the flooding means that £150,000 needs to be raised by June in order to prevent this much loved  building from being closed.

The Mill will be holding lots of events over the coming months, details of which can be found here  Pearsons will be making a donation to this wonderful cause and we are also holding a coffee and cake morning to raise additional funds.

Please join us at our newly refurbished office on Thursday 23 March between 11am and 2pm for coffee and cake and if you can, make a donation to this good cause.

A comprehensive New Homes service for developers

  • 5 January, 2017

The Pearsons New Homes Team offers a complete service to developers that covers every aspect of the process, from site acquisition and strategy to marketing and sale of the finished development.

Led by Steve Maull and supported by a network of 14 Pearsons offices across Hampshire, this team of independent property professionals offers support on schemes ranging from single to multi-site investments and regardless of size or density. 

We work closely with developers to secure land with development potential that may require planning consent and those that have already secured full or outline permissions and we’re proactive in driving the acquisition process forward with:

A tailored New Homes service, regardless of size or scope of scheme

Market research, competitor analysis, price studies and comparables

Bespoke sales programme and marketing strategy, including premium-grade brochures, floor plans, open days, on site sales offices, show home support, and comprehensive launch events

Off-plan and plot sales 

Local support from New Homes experts is critical to developers who want to enhance their new build stock, add value to their business and move fast when a prospective site is released.

Contact Pearsons New Homes for a free valuation, advice and information on 023 8022 4436 or email newhomes@pearsons.com

The Pearsons network of offices works in partnership with developers to secure the best return from every development scheme.


As mortgage rates hit a new low, mortgage lending hits a new high

  • 14 December, 2016

In response to the economic uncertainty following Brexit in June, the governor of the Bank of England reduced the base rate to a record low of 0.25% in August. 

Subsequently figures showed gross mortgage lending hit its highest August level since before the financial crash, as the housing market appeared to defy fears of a downturn after the referendum.

Indeed, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said its members had advanced a total of £22.5bn during the month, which was 7% higher than July’s figure and up 15% on the same time last year.

However, as the mortgage market remains complex and becomes ever more confusing to navigate - with more lenders and products available than ever before - another industry figure continues to climb. That's the fact that today around 70% of borrowers now turn to brokers for specialist advice and guidance toward the best and most appropriate deal for them.

Chris Croake, Director of Pearsons mortgage partner, Choice Financial Solutions, comments, 'The mortgage market is healthy for borrowers, whether they're purchasing or re-mortgaging. The competition has meant plenty of options available for first time buyers, the self-employed and even those with less than perfect credit histories.'

However, Chris cautions borrowers to select their broker carefully to ensure they benefit from the best mortgage deal, 'As mentioned in the last edition of Dwell, the recently EU-imposed Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) has meant that the rules under which brokers can refer to themselves as independent has changed. Essentially, advisers may only refer to themselves as independent if they advise on every area of the market in which they operate. Here at Choice we are whole of market mortgage brokers, not tied to any particular lender, and are fully independent.’

Chris and his team are confident that they can help to find the best, most appropriate mortgage to suit the needs of borrowers - whether they are seeking the minimum monthly repayments or the maximum loan to secure their dream home.

If you'd like independent mortgage advice please contact your local Pearsons branch 

Choice Financial Solutions is a trading name of The Choice IFA Network Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Home to the Saints is also home to our most successful lettings team

  • 9 December, 2016

The residential lettings department in our flagship Southampton office enjoyed its most successful year ever in 2015. Well, in 2016 they look set to surpass that success - with September being a record breaking month in terms of fee income.

There's no doubt that the fantastic results achieved by our Lettings Manager, Marsh Stone, and his team in Southampton clearly demonstrate two things. The first is that Southampton is one of the South Coast's leading cities, a place that has it all - from high employment levels, two leading universities, a Premier League football team and first class transport connections to unrivalled shopping, leisure, entertainment and sports facilities. On top of which the city boasts its own unique maritime history and culture. 

In addition, plans have also been submitted to develop both the waterfront, and the Bargate quarter - a further investment of almost £100 million to breathe new life into the high street. 

No wonder Southampton is reckoned to benefit from some of the best rental yields outside of London.

The second factor driving the success of Marsh and his colleagues is, of course, their independence and emphasis on providing a flexible, high quality and personal service tailored to individual requirements. These all pay dividends to our landlords, tenants and business.

What's also crucial is transparency. There are no hidden costs or mark-ups. Our fees are competitive with nothing to pay 'up-front.' Our valuations are realistic and calculated to achieve results. And we understand the importance of helping our clients manage their cashflow, so the payment of rental income is always prompt.

Letting Manager Marsh Stone commented, 'In the last few years we've increased the number of rental properties on our books by some 30%, and that figure continues to rise. I believe that's due to our in-depth knowledge of local market conditions and experience but also because we provide our landlords and tenants with a 'one number to call' service. We deal with everything in-house. We take personal responsibility for every enquiry, issue and service offering. Our aim is to provide our landlords and tenants with complete peace of mind. We want them to be able to instruct us with confidence.’

He added, 'My team here has worked really hard to help achieve the results we have. We all believe in getting what we do right first time. In that way we give our clients a more relaxed time – so they can focus on more important things in their professional and personal lives.' 

To discover the various ways the Southampton Lettings team can help you, simply call 023 8023 2909 or visit www.pearsons.com/landlords