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

Pearsons Romsey office supporting the Romsey Show

  • 12 September, 2017

Pearsons Romsey office sent a three man team to the recent annual Romsey Show to compete against three other local agents in a hay bale rolling competition.  The team, consisting of Paul Darvill, Ben Hibberd & Ian Hillman won the first round but unfortunately lost the final but were each rewarded with a bottle of bubbly for their troubles.

Chris McKenzie stars in new Propertymark national TV advert

  • 7 September, 2017

Propertymark, the go-to consumer organisation which helps people buy, sell, rent and let their homes, today launches its first national television advertisement to highlight the importance of using an agent who is ‘Propertymark Protected’. 

Members from across the organisation took part in the filming for the new TV advert, including Chris McKenzie of Pearsons Estate Agents based in Southsea. The advert will appear across popular channels such as More 4, Home, Good Food, Eden, Discovery, Sky Sports News and Sky Living reaching approximately 30million adult viewers. The first prime time opportunity to see the advert will be during Grand Designs and Outlander on More 4 this evening (Thursday 7 September). 

Propertymark unites the know-how and experience of the five leading membership organisations* for services in lettings, sales and auctions to create a single voice which promotes professionalism and integrity among those working in the property industry. By holding its members accountable and empowering consumers with knowledge and advice, Propertymark protects consumers and their money during their property transactions. 

Chris McKenzie from Pearsons comments: “The TV campaign has taken several months to develop and it was really exciting to be involved in the filming of the advert. By displaying the Propertymark logo in our agency window we’re letting consumers know they’re in safe hands and their money is protected.  The launch of this television advert will help to raise further awareness of the work Propertymark is doing to support consumers and we hope as a result, people will proactively look for the ‘Propertymark Protected’ logo when choosing an agent in the future.”

David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, and Mark Hayward, NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive, said: “At present, consumers don’t know where to go for property advice or can’t be sure if they are dealing with a professional. Propertymark is changing this by acting as a stamp of approval for consumers when they seek property expertise. With the help of our members, some of whom participated in the filming of the advert including Chris McKenzie, we’re encouraging consumers to look for the ‘Propertymark Protected’ logo. This means they’re dealing with a professional who has opted for regulation in an unregulated sector and will ensure their money is protected.”

* Propertymark’s membership organisations – the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA), NAEA Commercial, and ARLA Inventories

Mayflower Park, turning water into land

  • 17 August, 2017

Part of the exciting Royal Pier development is the planned renovation of Mayflower Park. Today’s crumbling site will become a thriving place with a casino, 250-bed five-star hotel, gourmet market, about 730 apartments, 47,000sq m of office space and between 40 and 50 shops, restaurants, cafes and bars all ranged along the waterfront.

Some of the exciting new proposal would see the park extended through the reclamation of land from the sea to include a new ‘hub’ building which could provide space for cultural, arts and technology uses plus a 98 ft high monument to the iconic Spitfire aircraft.

One of the first new residents of the area could well be the internationally famous PSP Southampton Boat Show.  We’re proud and delighted to have a flagship office, providing all the key property services from sales and lettings to mortgage advice, right at the heart of this thriving city, which is building an exciting future on the firm foundations of its past.

Pearsons Gold Cup Trophy

  • 10 August, 2017

Pearsons Hythe office are delighted to be sponsoring a race at the upcoming Hythe Sea Scouts fund raising evening on Saturday 16 September.  The Scout group need to raise £80,000 to complete works to save the hut from severe coastal erosion.  The race has been named the "Pearsons Gold Cup Trophy" and the Pearsons horse running has been named "Pearsonality".

The sea is now washing up against the Scouts' boundary fence threatening both the site and hut.  Hythe Sea Scouts have offered fantastic opportunities for hundreds of local children for the last four decades.

If you would like to show your support for this very worthy cause tickets for the Charity Race Night are £5 per person and includes a ploughman's supper and a licensed cash bar.  

For further information or to purchase tickets please contact Chris Godfrey, Chairman of Hythe Sea Scouts Foreshore fundraising team, on 07533 568563 or email

An excited Portsmouth awaits the arrival of the Royal Navy's brand new flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth

  • 8 August, 2017

An excited Portsmouth awaits the arrival of the Royal Navy's brand new flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth.

"The arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for most of the residents in Portsmouth" said Councillor Donna Jones, city council leader.

The aircraft carrier is currently undergoing sea trials and is anticipated to arrive sometime within the next few weeks but as yet there is no official confirmation from the Royal Navy.

Southampton office complete their sales team

  • 2 August, 2017

James Egan was born and bred in the city, a lifelong Southampton FC Fan, and has a strong will to help buyers find their perfect home. Excellent experience in investment property – the first point of contact for new and existing landlords looking to start or add to their portfolio.

Southampton office expand their sales team

  • 1 August, 2017

Daniel Abbott joined the branch having worked in both Romsey and Winchester. Offering many years’ experience and specialist advice in home staging and marketing strategies.

A ‘European city’ and ‘Capital of the South’ - Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council

  • 27 July, 2017

The first of these major enhancements is aiming to be welcoming visitors by Christmas 2017 - the new £85m West Quay Watermark development. The design of the new scheme includes upper and lower walkways with restaurants and cafes as well as a 10-screen cinema and bowling alley set above. There will also be a new, impressive public square in front of the city’s historic wall which will be used for open air screenings and concerts.  It’s reckoned that Watermark will create around 500 jobs and is seen as the cornerstone of several massive projects in the city, from the £400m plus Royal Pier development to recently revealed plans to rebuild Leisure World.

Southampton grows from strength to strength

  • 18 July, 2017

In the last edition of Dwell we commented that Southampton was already one of the South Coast’s leading cities, a place that had it all - from high employment levels, two leading universities, first class football and cricket and excellent transport connections to unrivalled shopping, leisure, entertainment and sports facilities. On top of which the city boasted its own unique maritime history and culture.

Well, in the coming years there are major transformations happening that are going to make the city an even more attractive destination of choice for everybody, from home renters to home buyers and university students to relocating enterprises.