Time to cel­e­brate

Northants Evening Telegraph - Property - - FRONT PAGE - By Stu­art Marsh

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.

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