When it comes to selling your house or flat, choosing which agent to use is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. Picking the right one will mean your sale will be plain sailing. Making the wrong choice, on the other hand, could lead to a lifelong regret.

Here at Pettys, we like to keep things simple. We concentrate on helping people as much as we do selling property, and it has served us well to date. We’ve been doing this since 1908, you know?

There are, however, a few key points you should know about us and how we operate.

Valuations that work for you

Selling a property starts with an accurate property valuation. We strongly believe in pricing the homes we sell realistically rather than quoting pie-in-the-sky prices just to gain an instruction. No one wins when that happens.

Instead, we’ll value your home according to what the market is currently telling us so that your property will fetch the best price at any given time. Obviously, if you are in a position to wait things out for a higher sum, we can discuss that too, but our valuation team will always give you their honest opinion on your property’s current market value.

Showcasing your property

We know the importance getting your property seen by as many people as possible, which is why our in-house marketing experts work tirelessly to exploit all of the channels available to them.

We’re prominent on social media (five platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+), and we market digitally to our database of buyers to ensure that all online avenues are pursued. Oh, and there’s this beautiful website that you’re looking at right now, of course!

Our offline efforts are equally impressive. Both of our offices are in prime locations, and our shop windows become yours when you list with us. We also market extensively via a number of printed media outlets locally, including our own magazine, The Green. All this means that we have every demographic covered so your property will be seen by the widest possible audience.

High standards

The London property market is an extremely competitive space, and West Essex is no different. We know that in order to stand out from the crowd we have to commit to a standard of excellence at all times, which is why we choose to be voluntary members of the highest governing bodies the industry has. These include:

  • The National Association of Estate Agents
  • The Property Ombudsman
  • SAFEagent
  • Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme
  • The Association of Residential Lettings Agents
  • The National Approved Lettings Scheme


Adhering to these codes of practice, as well as sticking to our own principles, ensures that we meet, if not exceed, the levels of service you expect and deserve as client. Pettys really are a company you can trust.

Open and straightforward communication

Ever dealt with a company whose communication left a lot to be desired? We have. Painful, isn’t it? That’s why we make such a big deal about keeping you informed every step of the way.

If you choose to sell your home through Pettys, we’ll make sure you’re never left frustrated or feeling in the dark. Our experienced sales team will be constantly monitoring how your listing is faring and will inform you of any news they may receive immediately.

Naturally, our channels of communication are open the other way too. So, if you need to get in touch with us, you can, be it by email, phone, or even social media.

A personal touch

Petty Son and Prestwich is a family-run business, and that’s reflected in the way we treat our clients. While our professionalism is clear to see, we also believe in offering a personal service as well.

When selling your house with us, you’ll be the centre of our universe. There’s no ‘just-another-client’ mentality here, and we’re often told it’s the key reason why old customers return to Pettys. Our boutique approach to estate agency allows us to be more involved than the bigger chains, which means you’ll always get the attention you deserve when you sell with us.