Stories of the antics of selling homes have been a staple conversation topic at dinner parties for many years. Such tales usually include some pretty cynical descriptions of estate agents, which far too often are totally deserved. The point here is that having an agent who is both competent and on your side is likely to be far more crucial than you might think.

At Southgate Estates, we've tried to break the mould. Our business was founded on ethical principles - aside from our pledge to be completely honest with our clients - we always look to provide the highest standards possible, even if it means more work for us. We always put your needs as a client first, and if we say we'll do something, we'll be sure to do it.

Whether you are selling a seven-bedroom country home or a one-bedroom flat, we always strive to offer the highest possible standards. As well as embracing the latest techniques with our marketing strategy, we work hard to ensure each property reaches its potential. Putting a little thought into the strategy we use to sell can make a big difference in how well a property will perform on the open market.

If you are looking to choose an agent, why not give us a call? We offer free valuations and ensure our market appraisals are informative and informal. We won't pressurise you to sign up for anything on the spot, and we promise not to harass you afterwards, like so many of our competitors. We like to sit down with you, maybe over a cup of tea, and listen to and understand your needs. Once we are more familiar with your property, we can offer sound and honest advice, and if we spot something that might put buyers off, we'll let you know.

Our valuers all have more than 15 years of experience in the local market. Our personal experience and pledge to be open and honest will provide the basis for an accurate appraisal of your home. Once we've provided you with our valuation, we promise not to use pushy sales techniques or harass you to come onto the market with us.

Like the sound of our company? We'd love to work with you!