Time to celebrate
Award-winning local estate agency Connells is celebrating 75 years in business this year. After opening its first branch in Luton in 1936, Connells has become one of the largest and most successful estate agency networks in the UK.
It now has well over 150 branches nationwide, and is consistently voted the best large agency at the annual Estate Agency of the Year Awards.
“Although Connells has come a long way since its first branch opening, the company built its success on providing consistently high levels of customer service, and this ethos still stands today,” says Stuart Marsh, branch manager.
“Here, in Oakley Vale, we are very proud to be part of such a successful and well-established agency such as Connells. Seventy-five years in business is a great achievement and testimony to the fantastic service and people we have employed throughout the years.”
Since 1936, Connells has developed from a single estate agency branch to a large corporate company, offering a spectrum of property-related services, including mortgage services, home conveyancing and asset management.
Interestingly, Connells chief executive, Stuart Flavell, its group chief executive, David Livesey, and its group chairman, Stephen Shipperley, have served 75 years at Connells between them, although none were at Connells for the opening in 1936.
While the current market conditions are challenging, Connells in Oakley Vale are continuing to sell properties and are achieving sensible offers on realistically priced homes.
The volume of buyers able to proceed straight away, appears to have increased over the last quarter, making the need for realistically-priced properties more important now than ever before.
If you are thinking of moving home, would like to book a free market appraisal or discuss the local housing market with Connells, please call 01536 747320 or email: oakleyvale@connells. co.uk.