These are some of the things people have said about us
Sale of The South Wing, West Langton
Having been a Chartered Surveyor for over 30 years and a Commercial Agent for half of that period I felt qualified to judge how agents operate and the service they provide. I am convinced that King West are the market leaders in the Market Harborough area and environs. We appointed King West to sell our property in view of their local knowledge along with their depth of experience when dealing with large residential properties. The service they gave during the preparation for sale, subsequent viewings and follow up was impeccable. The King West team were courteous, diligent and yet relaxed during the whole sales process which resulted in a sale being agreed within 5 weeks of putting our house on the market and 4/5 weeks to exchange of contracts. During the legal process, they monitored the sale very closely and at all times there was very clear communication which significantly helped in achieving the resultant sale.
Sale of Bramstead House, Guilsborough
They were spot on with their advice on both asking price and timing of going to market. We agonised about who to appoint as King West recommended a significantly higher asking price than others but they were thoughtful and convincing as to why they expected to achieve it. Crucially they also handled the negotiations between two potential buyers in a way that was fair to all parties and achieved the asking price. We would without a doubt use King West again.
Sale of The Old Farmhouse, Weston By Welland
Having been in our home for a long time, the process of selling and moving was not one in which we were well versed. Stephen King approached the marketing of our end-of-village stone house with professionalism and empathy.
We were well informed of the progress of the sale throughout the process and were furnished with information before we even knew it was required. Communications from King West exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed a seamless sale of our property to the delightful family that now calls it home. As Chartered Surveyors, their knowledge of buildings was particularly helpful at the survey and valuation stage of the sale.
We would thoroughly recommend King West to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Sale of 9, Church Street, Empingham.
We instructed King West to sell our home on our behalf, following which they suggested we launch the sale with an ‘Open House’ event.
On the agreed date, the King West team arrived, fully briefed on our property. The event was arranged prior to the sale being promoted on Right Move. Nevertheless, we had at least eight parties visiting during the hour during which the Open House event ran.
Within 20 minutes of the end of the event, we received a call from Jonno with confirmation that we had received three offers at full asking price, one of which was immediately proceedable.
The Open House event was well-marketed meaning that the disruption to our household for viewings was kept to the single hour.
Following our acceptance of the offer, the team at King West were very well organised, kept us abreast of all developments and saw the deal through to completion smoothly.
Richard was our main point of contact at King West and we found him to be very efficient, an effective communicator and genuinely interested in the progress of the sale.
We would certainly recommend King West to others and in fact have done so on more than one occasion since our sale completed.
Sale of Grey Walls
We met Stephen King of King West when ascertaining a market appraisal of our property, in advance of preparing our home to bring to the market when the time was right for us.
Having stayed in touch, in September 2016, Stephen called to say that he had someone looking for a property just like ours. That evening, the family visited and within a few days, we had accepted their offer on our property, whilst on holiday. As we were away, Stephen stepped in to act on our behalf regarding a property for sale we had already viewed. His support was second to none and enabled us to purchase our new home.
Stephen’s tenacity, logical thought processes, knowledge of his clients and their needs enabled all parties to find homes that suited their requirements, at appropriate budgets and within comfortable time frames.
I would thoroughly recommend Stephen and his team to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Sale of Huntsman's Lodge, Sibbertoft
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the marvellous support provided in the sale of our house. We appreciated the highly professional way that King West managed the transaction. You kept us fully informed with timely and comprehensive communication as well as giving careful advice when needed.
It was a pleasure to deal with you and we could not have achieved such a successful outcome with any other agent.
Sale of Warren Barn, Ketton
We had several agents invited to value our property at Ketton in Rutland in advance of choosing King West to act upon our behalf. Once we met with Richard and the team at King West in Stamford, we felt very comfortable engaging them and entrusting the sale to them as agents.
Richard worked really hard throughout the process and we were extremely pleased with his efforts regarding the viewings, his invaluable feedback and his tenacity through the bumpy ride which led to the sale.
We would thoroughly recommend Richard and the team at King West to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Sale of The Coach House, North Luffenham
For some time I have meant to write to you to convey how much my wife and I appreciated the work your team did to bring the sale of our property to completion. I was so impressed, particularly with Richard; the quality of his work, his thoroughness and tenacity.
I would recommend Richard and the team at King West wholeheartedly.
The King West team was enthusiastic, initially about our property and then about finding the right people to purchase it. Once they had brought potential buyers to view, they provided detailed feedback in a timely manner. After we agreed the sale, the team acted assiduously to assist exchange of contracts and through to completion, acting as the direct contact with the buyers until after exchange. The team was quick to act in chasing surveyors and other parties to ensure that, from our point of view, the process was as smooth as possible. We would certainly recommend King West to other vendors.
I had a couple of properties in the center Stamford that I had repeatedly been told would be difficult to sell because of their layout and condition. When I finally decided to sell them, I accordingly researched the market and discovered that King West had already sold, at what I regarded as good price, at least one similar property. I accordingly walked in off the street one afternoon and asked the people in the office if they could help me.
The first thing that struck me was that the people I talked to in the office were not just very clearly experts in the subject they were also, which was far more unusual, open, friendly and enthusiastic. I instantly felt, therefore, that I could trust them - that they would do their best for me, treat me fairly, and get as good a deal as they could manage in an efficient and effective fashion.
The office arranged a meeting with Jonathan O'Shea who visited the properties and put what I regarded as a very fair and realistic price on them. Richard Sharp, the negotiator, then arranged a series of viewing days, which proved far more successful than I could ever have imagined. Richard then negotiated and accepted, on my instructions, an offer that was above the asking price and which I have to admit I was more than pleased with.
During the period between offer and completion everyone in the office was extremely helpful and supportive. Richard dealt with a number of unexpected problems, including the collapse of a party wall, which was not my responsibility, in a masterly fashion. He also moved the sale along keeping me informed all the way. In fact the office as whole gave the constant and comforting impression that they were consistently behind me and that, as long as I was in their hands, the deal was safe.
Everyone in the Stamford office was a pleasure to talk to and deal with. If I ever have to buy or sell or house in the area I shall definitely use the same team and I would certainly advise anyone else to do the same.
The sale of The Manor House, Bruntingthorpe
We first came across King West several years ago when they acted for the Vendor as we purchased a Grade II Listed Manor House in Leicestershire. When we decided to sell, the excellent experience we had with King West as purchasers led us to select King West to act for us as sellers. The level of service throughout the sale process was very professional, prompt and efficient. Their assistance with viewings was invaluable. We would have no hesitation in recommending King West to buyers and sellers alike.
I moved the marketing of my property to King West after not selling with a different agent. The team all came to visit, spent time getting to know the property and the situation of the sale and proceeded to market the property very effectively. There were numerous viewings, each followed with detailed feedback from Richard at King West. Once a suitable offer was accepted, Richard managed the process with excellent communication across all parties- especially with keeping the purchaser’s solicitor moving. Through a complicated negotiation period, Richard ensured that the deal was brought to a positive conclusion.
My brother and I instructed King West as the agent for the sale of our property following their previous negotiations on behalf of our parents. The team was pragmatic and realistic. They provided a sensible figure to work to and once agreed, created very high quality promotional material, which was thoroughly worthy of the investment. The team at King West worked outside the box from the off, suggesting the property to potential buyers who would not necessarily know of the property before it was even on the open market. Once a sale was agreed, the team marshalled the deal through some difficult situations, brokering with efficiency to completion. We would certainly use and recommend King West in the future.
We initially instructed King West for the sale of White House Farm, Gilmorton due to Stephen King’s extensive knowledge of listed and period buildings. After creating excellent particulars and photography of our house, the team marketed the property with efficiency and in a respectful manner. A very proficient team conducted viewings and we received detailed feedback following each. We were taken through the conveyancing process step by step with clear communication on each stage to ensure we were fully briefed upon the status of the sale throughout. Sue Castle negotiated the process well; communicating with each of the agents in the chain to ensure the sale process ran smoothly. We would be happy to recommend King West in the future.
We had our house on the market with King West Stamford when Richard joined the team. Richard came and spent time with us; getting to know our home and the market around us. He was very attentive and listened carefully to what we were saying about the house. Richard was always there when we called, prompt and responsive to our needs. We never needed to chase him for a response to anything. We have bought and sold a number of houses and so we aren’t interested in the banter that comes with many of the agents we have used in the past. Richard was honest and straightforward, an excellent conduit for information between the necessary parties. We would certainly recommend Richard and King West in the future.
The sale of our property, Old Castle Farmhouse, Stibbington was a smooth process from start to finish. The photography in the brochure was exceptional - quite stunning - which enabled it to attract a number of viewers. After the first 6 viewings, the King West team created an excellent report to provide feedback from those who had looked around our property and the number of people who had viewed the property online. Viewings were accompanied by one of the team members, Sally, listened well to the information with which we provided her about the house and this ensured that she knew everything she needed to know before showing potential buyers around. Whenever we called the office, one of the team was able to respond to any questions we had and come back to us with any information that we required.
We would certainly recommend King West as an Estate Agent in the future.
The Sale of Gainsborough House
Just wanted to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for all your support, guidance, resilience and dedication to help us sell our property. Your professionalism and perseverance shone throughout what was, at times, a difficult situation. We're very pleased with the final outcome and looking forward to moving on with our life.
The recent sale of Bawdon Castle Farm through King West was a professional experience from start to finish.
Stephen King showed an exceptional understanding of a substantially difficult challenge and not only did he appreciate and sympathise with the situation, he was supportive with a high level of communication throughout.
Everards Brewery appointed King West in Market Harborough to dispose of Ratcliffe Hall in May 2014 following a careful selection process. The sale was potentially complicated by the fact that there was additional land and buildings upon which planning permission had been obtained but which didn’t form part of the initial sale. Throughout the marketing period and during subsequent discussions with potential buyers Stephen King and his team at King West kept me completely informed and approached all of their communications in a very calm and professional manner.
A sale was completed in September 2014 and included some of the additional property. Stephen extended his remit to the benefit of both the buyer and Everards managing to carefully conclude a very successful single sale which has helped Everards not only achieve a very successful result but helped save considerable management time dealing with multiple contracts. The personal contact throughout the process, quality of the advice, marketing and photography were of the highest order and I would not hesitate to use and recommend King West in the future.
My experience with King West selling my home was an extremely positive one. You may say that I was in the right place at the right time, or that the lateral thinking of the King West team brought together a vendor and a buyer in a quick and efficient manner.
I popped into the King West Stamford office to request some particulars of a property they were marketing. When speaking with Jonathan O’Shea, he asked if I was looking to sell my property. When I informed him of my address, he immediately organised a viewing with a potential buyer he was in communications with. The buyer made an acceptable offer and within 12 weeks of requesting the particulars in the King West office, we were in situ in our new home.
There were some hold ups with the buyer’s solicitors, but Jonno was quick to respond to the issues and went out of his way to step in and move things along. Excellent service, first rate communication and fabulous problem solving. A quick and painless sale and move.
Overall I was happy with my experience with the King West team in Stamford. I had a property to sell which was well marketed and sold from the first viewing. The team at King West were all pleasant and helpful. As someone who has moved a number of times, I can say that they were one of the better agents that I have used.
Buying a house is always a frustrating time, but our 2-year journey was made as smooth as possible once Jonathan O’Shea began consulting with us about 9 months before we finally moved into our new home.
Although we were the purchasers rather than vendors, Jonno gave us great advice and his communication and honesty throughout the process was exemplary. We always felt that we could have frank discussions and would be given frank answers. Although the exchange of contracts was more laboured than we would have hoped, Jonno made all the calls he could to speed the process along.
We would recommend Jonathan O'Shea and King West if you are considering selling your property or if you are looking to find your new home.
Having decided to sell our home last year, our first thought was to turn to the agent who had sold our previous property. Talking to an old friend, the same agent was recommended to us- confirmation that our previous experience was not just a one-off. So, we called King West and Jonno immediately started to market our property for us.
His style is one of truth and efficiency. There is no 'flannel', he just says how it is and gets on and does an excellent job. His communication level is good- we always felt in control of the sale, and if we needed him for confirmation or information, he always came back to us quickly.
If we were looking to sell again in the future we would certainly know where to come. First rate service from start to finish- and beyond.