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

Welcome to Darren Sherridan

  • 8 June, 2015

The busy Pearsons Denmead Office are pleased to welcome Darren Sherridan to the team. Born in Portsmouth, Darren is a keen sportsman and dancer having performed at the London Palladium and Sadlers Wells.

Darren joins Pearsons from a national estate agency group and brings a wealth of experience to the office. ‘I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to be part of this very successful office. Denmead and the surrounding area is a fantastic place to live and I am looking forward to be of service to local home owners and purchasers in their search for a new home’.    

If you are currently considering selling your property within the Denmead, Hambledon and Meon Valley area and would like expert marketing advice do not hesitate to contact Pearsons Denmead office 023 92 259151.

Pearsons Sponsor Local Cup Winning Team

  • 22 May, 2015

U14 Tyro Cup Final – Hedge End Rangers v Colden Common at Totton AFC.

Hedge End Rangers won the match 2-1. The 2 Hedge End goal scorers were: Sam Richardson and Christian Norton (who scored the 2nd and winning goal). 

An extra special treat for winners Hedge End Rangers was a team talk from Matt Le Tissier in the dressing room afterwards. The Hedge End team Manager is: Richard Matthews, Coach: David Kimber, Team Captain: Ben Kimber and their team mascot on the day was little Edward Turner (age 4). 

Copyright Laura Scottorn Photography 2015

New Pearsons team funds a new team kit

  • 5 May, 2015

Pearsons Estate Agency in West End now has a dedicated Residential Lettings Department, and the recently formed lettings team has already forged strong links in the local community by providing pupils at Berrywood School in Hedge End with a new sports kit.

Both Pearsons and Berrywood School appreciate the importance of team spirit. Last year Berrywood recruited PE teacher Nick Hutton to be their full time sports and physical development leader. Now, thanks to Nick’s hard work, pupils can enjoy netball, short tennis and multi skills in the playground, gymnastics and dance classes in the hall and after-school clubs including football, cricket, athletics, cycling and golf.

When the West End lettings team heard about Nick’s ambitions for the school – and that the pupils hope to use their sports activities to raise money for charity – they were quick to respond. Clifford Ciorra went along to present Nick with a cheque and to wish the pupils the best of luck in the many tournaments and sport festivals they will be participating in.

[Photo shows Clifford Ciorra of Pearsons Lettings West End presenting a cheque to Nick Hutton and pupils at Berrywood School].

Congratulations to Yasmine Knight

  • 1 May, 2015

Yasmine Knight, a Romsey based Lettings Manager with Pearsons has successfully passed her NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management.  This well respected award is not only a nationally recognised industry qualification, but is also accepted for membership of the Association of Residential Lettings Agent (ARLA) which is a professional, self regulating body specialising in raising and maintaining practise standards in the UK private rental sector.

Yasmine Knight of Pearsons said:  "I decided to start studying for my professional qualifications as I wanted to demonstrate that my knowledge of the lettings industry, gained through many years of experience  was up to standard and I could gain the credibility of being part of a well respected professional body.  I am thrilled that the hard work has paid off and I have secured a technical award.  For me, not only is it a personal achievement but evidence of our professionalism as an agency, showing our clients that they are dealing with someone who is knowledgeable and who they can trust to do a good job."

Director of Lettings, Simon Pinkney, who works alongside Yasmine Knight at Pearsons said:  "We could not be more proud of Yasmine's achievement.  We strongly believe landlords and tenants alike, benefit from using property professionals, able to provide good advice, when letting or renting a home."

Yasmine Knight is amongst the steadily growing number of agents across the UK who are working with ARLA and the NFoPP awarding body to become qualified and raise standards within their field.

David Cox, ARLA Managing Director, states:  "I heartily congratulate Yasmine Knight on her achievement and welcome her to ARLA membership.  In an industry where standards can vary greatly between member and non member agents and agencies, obtaining this Level 3 Technical Award represents not only Yasmine Knight's dedication to developing as an agent but also her commitment to working to the high industry standards which ARLA seeks to promote.  Yasmine Knight now holds a qualification which is well respected and valid within the Residential Lettings Sector.

The Launch of Pearsons Meon Valley

  • 17 April, 2015

One of Hampshire's oldest established companies is launching a new service dedicated to promoting properties in the Meon Valley.

Pearsons Meon Valley will see properties covered by five offices that surround the whole area, complemented by their associated Park Lane London office.  This is a unique service that will see every instruction received actively promoted by each Pearsons office.  The offices are all staffed by vastly experienced property professionals, from Clanfield and Denmead in the east of the region, Fareham historically known as the market town of the Meon Valley, West End to the western side and Winchester to the north.  Sales Director Mark Gilbert commented, "We are very aware that exposure to the widest audience will guarantee the best price for our clients, and that Pearsons offices are uniquely situated enabling us to offer a service that no other agent can offer.  Through our own Country & Individual Homes Department and links to the London market via The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, we believe that our marketing, steadfast commitment to an excellence in customer service and vastly experienced staff will make us a natural choice for the people of the Meon Valley when selling their most prized possession."

All properties will benefit from superior full colour sales particulars, including floor plans, advertising in all regional property publications as well as our own website, as well as other major portals, including the new

As Pearsons are a multi-disciplined company, all property requirements are catered for, from the sale, letting and management of residential property to surveys and valuation, property auctions, land and new homes and independent financial advice.

For all your property requirements, contact Pearsons Meon Valley on 01489 808775.

Reach the London Market

  • 10 April, 2015

The surge of London homeowners who have made the decision to cash in on rocketing property prices and seek a life in a less crowded environment away from the capital is continuing unabated.

According to a 2014 report in the Guardian, 'Londoners had bought 44,000 properties worth a total of £15bn outside the capital - the highest level in terms of both volume and value since 2007'.  Now Pearsons is reaching out to other homeowners who are keen to move to pastures new, thanks to a powerful presence in its associated London office in Park Lane.

The Pearsons' portfolio of Country & Individual Homes is often  the first stop for discerning househunters looking for properties to buy or sell in a special setting or with a distinctive character, so placing these available homes within reach of a market that is placing increasing value on lifestyle and quality of living is a logical step - as Paul Darvill, Associate Director of Pearsons, reveals.

"We often talk to prospective buyers from London," says Paul.  "Their motivation for a move away from the capital is usually the result of a lifestyle choice; parents want a better quality of life for themselves and their children with good quality schooling and traditional values and, in many cases, a rural setting that puts safety and the great outdoors first."

This is great news for vendors across the Pearsons' branch network; having a shop window that's seen by thousands of househunters in one of London's busiest and most select areas will undoubtedly secure more interest from buyers who are looking for exactly the type of properties that feature in our Country & Individual Homes selection.

Talk to Paul Darvill to find out how your property can be seen by prospective buyers across London.  01794 514516. 

Investment Landlords Evenings at Southampton & Southsea

  • 8 April, 2015

Investment Landlords Evenings
Wednesday 22 April, 3pm–7pm

at our London Road office, Southampton and at our Marmion Road office, Southsea

Pearsons have Investment clients looking to expand their portfolios and on 22 April we will be holding a dedicated Investment Landlord event
at two of our offices.

If you would like your properties included in this event please contact us to arrange an appraisal and discuss the potential marketing options.
Our local knowledge will help identify the best investment strategy for you.

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Top Negotiator joins the Southsea Team

  • 24 March, 2015

Holly Blair has joined the Team at Pearsons successful Southsea office after a record breaking year as the Senior Lettings Negotiator at their Central Southampton Branch and achieving the accolade of Lettings Negotiator of the Year. Holly is no stranger though to Southsea, having family connections with the area and now living in Old Portsmouth. Holly has over four years’ experience in Lettings, having started her career in Fareham and has seen rapid advancement, culminating in her new position.

Holly said of her new role “I am so grateful for the experiences that I had in the incredibly busy Southampton office and really enjoyed my time there, but I am hugely looking forward to the opportunities and growing the business in the Southsea Office”

If you are considering renting, or have a property to let in the Portsmouth area please call Holly on 023 92297878 or pop in and see her at our 35 Marmion Road offices.

Romsey, historic market town

  • 22 January, 2015

Romsey is known for being one of the oldest market towns in Hampshire, as well as having one of the best examples of Norman architecture in history: Romsey Abbey.

The market town of Romsey is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in England.
Romsey lies on the River Test, the pure chalk stream that’s famous for its abundance of brown trout. The Test Way is a 44-mile trail that allows you to walk along the banks of the river and enjoy its profusion of wildlife.

As the river flows by the town it passes Romsey Abbey, one of the best examples of Norman architecture in Europe. Founded in the 10th-century by Edward the Elder, son of Alfred the Great, it was a Benedictine monastery for nuns that had many royal connections.

Opposite the Abbey is King John’s House, the main building of a medieval complex dating back to 1240 – it’s one of England’s oldest surviving dwellings. Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester, built most of the Abbey you see today between 1120 and 1130 though traces of an earlier Saxon church can still be seen.

Nowadays, the Abbey acts as a parish church for the town with a lively calendar of events, activities, concerts and services held throughout the year. The Abbey is also the last resting place of Lord Louis Mountbatten. As you walk south from Romsey you can see Broadlands, the grand Palladian-style mansion that was once the home of Lord Mountbatten and is now open to the public during summer months.

Markets past and present

As well as these historical attractions, Romsey is also known for being one of the oldest market towns in Hampshire. King Henry I granted Romsey its first charter. This allowed a market to be held every Sunday and a four-day annual fair each year in May.

Today, Hampshire Farmers’ Markets continues this tradition by holding a market in the town on the first Sunday of each month. Romsey’s Alma Road Car Park is transformed on these days as over thirty stallholders take their places to sell an enticing assortment of produce. Visitor numbers can exceed 3500 on a busy day as people flock to buy meat, fish, cheese, bread, cakes, cider and wine.

As well as the popular Sunday Farmers’ Market, the Cornmarket holds regular weekly street markets on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. And once a year, the Cornmarket also plays host to the Beggars Fair – a lively one-day festival that has been running since 1993. With the aim of showcasing the best of local talent, Romsey comes alive as folk, jazz, blues and world music, dance displays, and children’s entertainment are performed on streets and venues across the town.

It’s a delight to stroll through these streets with their charming shops, restaurants and cafés. The Abbey, King John’s House and the Town Hall are all within five minutes walk of each other. The surrounding charms of the nearby Test River and the New Forest go to make Romsey one of the most attractive towns in Hampshire.

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