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

Bishop's Waltham's Happy Customers

  • 8 March, 2018

The new Bishop's Waltham Office take pride in the level of Customer Care they provide and this was shown recently when Cliff, The Lettings Negotiator, received this lovely gift from his first tenant placement in the new office.  They are obviously extremely happy with their new home and the service received from the Bishop's Waltham Team.

Round-up of our first auction of the year

  • 14 February, 2018

7th February was our first auction of 2018 and it was very encouraging to see well over 100 people in attendance. This resulted in a lot of activity in the room with bidding quite frantic on several of the lots.

Whilst the older style do-ups continually prove to be the most attractive opportunities on the day, everything will sell, it is only a matter of price.

Clients ask me how the eventual selling prices relate to the published price guides. So for this auction I can tell you that we averaged 18.6% over the guide on those lots that sold. Money wise this equated to £36,000 per lot which just goes to show that things do not necessarily sell cheap on the day. 

If you are considering selling this year and think that auction may be a possibility, please give me a call and we can have a chat.

Steve Sprake, Auctioneer
Tel: 023 8047 4274

Meet the new member of the team at Pearsons Havant

  • 1 February, 2018

Pearsons Havant are delighted to introduce their new full-time Administrator and Trainee Sales Negotiator; Ben Morris. Ben has shown an abundance of enthusiasm for his new role and Pearsons are excited to have him join us for 2018.

Meet the team at our new Bishop's Waltham office

  • 31 January, 2018

Pearsons Estate Agents are delighted to announce the opening of their new office in the centre of Bishop’s Waltham. While the company already has a significant presence across southern Hampshire, this latest addition to the Pearsons network consolidates the company’s coverage of the popular Meon Valley area.

The Pearsons Bishop’s Waltham office will provide comprehensive sales and lettings services along with specialist support to deal with sale by auction, land acquisition, development (new homes), surveying, property and block management along with mortgages and financial advice.

The new Bishop’s Waltham office is run by a friendly team of property professionals with plenty of local knowledge.   

The team will be led by Debbie Passells, a Pearsons company director who has demonstrated her flair and passion for sales over many years of service. 

Polly Shinton is taking on the Sales Negotiator role. Polly is one of the ‘rising stars’ at Pearsons and brings talent, enthusiasm and fresh thinking to her work.

Lynn Thompson is in charge of sales progression and administration, drawing on her extensive background in new homes, part exchange management and company administration. Lynn also has her finger on the local pulse, having lived in Bishop’s Waltham since childhood.  

Cliff Ciorra is taking care of the lettings side of the business and looks forward to helping landlords in Bishop’s Waltham and the wider area.

Ian Spicer will be providing right-hand-man support to the sales team, drawing on his considerable experience. 

Graham Lock is the mortgage and protection consultant for the branch. As a specialist in residential mortgages, Graham is the perfect person to help and advise anyone wishing to move into the area.

Bishop’s Waltham itself is a great place to work and an even better place to live. The attractive country town has all of the old-world style and charm you could wish for along with modern amenities (including specialist shops, bars and cafés), local schools and doctors and excellent public transport options. If you are looking to buy or rent in rural Hampshire then please call in to the Pearsons Bishops Waltham office and let us help you find your perfect home in the country.

Lucy Wilton Joins the Team at Clanfield

  • 24 January, 2018

The Clanfield Office are delighted to welcome to the Team Lucy Wilton.  Lucy is a full
time sales administrator and brings with her a wealth of experience in the Estate Agency industry. 

Bishop's Waltham office now open!

  • 11 January, 2018

With the opening of our new Bishop's Waltham office we now offer unrivalled coverage across the Meon Valley region.

If you're thinking of moving, call in for market advice and a FREE VALUATION

Sales and Lettings: 01489 660860

7 Cross Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EZ

Notes from the Auction Rostrum

  • 16 November, 2017

It has been a very busy year and sadly this will be our last auction of 2017. The activity over the last 11 months has been constant and some of the prices achieved have proved to clients why it pays to take a property to auction. Obviously some lots generate more interest than others, depending of course on price and demand, but everything will attract offers and at auction you can be sure that the best price has been achieved. 

Once again there is a mixed bag of opportunities to consider, starting with 10 acres of land with fishing rights, to two additional plots both in excess of an acre.

The four lots under £100,000 will interest the investor buyers and the six houses up to £250,000 are ideal for home or rental, subject to certain works. 

Within the selection of higher priced properties you will find a ready to occupy modern four bedroom detached house in Fareham, a substantial Victorian detached residence with existing commercial usage, but having much potential for other considerations and finally a charming period cottage in Bosham (sitting tenants) with direct views over the harbour.

You can view the online catalogue here.  Please let us know if you would like to view any of these lots and we hope to see you at the auction on the 13th December at the Hilton Hotel. 

Steve Sprake FNAEA, Auctioneer

Auction Star Performer

  • 25 September, 2017

In our August auction the star performer on the day was "The Firs" in the historic village of Hambledon. This delightful detached cottage was offered as the last lot in the sale and even though it had attracted over 60 viewings in the pre-auction marketing period, the level of interest had exceeded all expectations:

The audience of over 100 people sat tight in eager anticipation to await the outcome. With everyone reluctant to start, the bidding opened just below the guide price of £395,000 and with hands being raised from all corners of the room, the hammer finally fell at £490,500.

As one would expect the clients were very satisfied with the result and glad that they decided to sell by auction as it took the stress out of the whole situation. 

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