Business profile: Estate agent making a name for itself in Grantham

Branch manager Vicky Stone, managing director Jon Brambles and senior sales negotiator Katie Botterill.
Branch manager Vicky Stone, managing director Jon Brambles and senior sales negotiator Katie Botterill.
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For a personal, bespoke service from estate agents who know how to find a compatible match between buyer and seller, look no further than Jon Brambles.

Having established themselves among the top agents in Newark, consistently demonstrating their expertise in residential sales, Jon Brambles opened last September on Grantham High Street and are already making a name for themselves in town.

The Grantham branch of Jon Brambles on the High Street.

The Grantham branch of Jon Brambles on the High Street.

Named after its founder and managing director, in 2004 experienced estate agent Jon Brambles saw that the best way to offer a truly client-focussed service was to open his own independent business.

Jon explains: “We’re different from the traditional agent, so far as our primary concern is to provide a tailored and bespoke service to all of our clients.

“The sales team go out and visit each of our clients’ homes so that they are familiar with the properties. This is how they are able to find that compatible match.”

Furthermore, by deciding to specialise in residential sales, Jon Brambles has ensured that they are not a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’, but experts in their field.

Inside the Grantham High Street branch of Jon Brambles.

Inside the Grantham High Street branch of Jon Brambles.

At each branch, they buy and sell homes within a 10-mile radius, and provide an accompanied viewing service so that potential buyers can be taken around properties by professional and informed staff.

Within the Grantham office alone they have 60 years experience in the industry, and last year their efforts were rewarded with a Midlands Regional Agency of the Year bronze title at The Negotiator Awards.

The key to their success has been establishing a respected reputation with clients, as senior sales negotiator Katie Botterill acknowledges: “One of the main reasons we have become one of the most successful branches in Newark is because a lot of business we get is from referrals. Clients have been impressed with our service and then recommended us to others.

“We are people driven, not target driven. It’s about the customer and the customer experience.”

Katie is particularly excited about the expansion into Grantham, given her wealth of local knowledge having grown up in the town.

If you want to be close to certain amenities, schools, health providers and transport links, the Jon Brambles team have the know-how to find that perfect place.

Meanwhile, branch manager Vicky Stone has been in the industry for two decades, putting her in a great position to build up the business in the area.

Indeed, they have already made great links within the local community, including by becoming a co-sponsor of Grantham Town FC.

You may have already seen the Jon Brambles name around the football ground, while they are also making great use of advertising with fellow Grantham businesses and on local buses.

Jon added: “We are very keen to foster our relationships in the local area.”

As well as their own website, they have also signed up to the property portal onthemarket.com .

It launches on Monday, January 26, and attracted Jon Brambles because it will use all proceeds on advertising properties.

Moreover, this is done on an equitable basis right across the country to ensure, for instance, that clients selling their homes in the East Midlands get as much coverage as those down south.

Jon Brambles can also provide free mortgage advice from an independent financial adviser, recommendations for conveyancing and surveys, and an auction service enabling the vendor to place a property on the market themselves for a minimal charge.

For more information, call in to the branch on 67 High Street which is open 9am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.

The friendly staff welcome any enquiries and the kettle is always on!

You can also call them on 01476 851000, email granthamsales@jonbrambles.com and visit the website www.jonbrambles.com