Client Feedback

At HS Estate Agency, we are extremely proud of our client service and you can read the feedback from some of customers below. If you would like to write to us about our service please contact us.

Ed Leland

I would just like to thank you and your colleagues for the courteous and efficient service received from the initials viewings through negotiation stages and finally moving in.I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to friends and colleagues and if I can be of any assistance to you in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dave & Alison

We appointed HS Estates in April 2015 to sell our bungalow – a property which we had owned since 1978, although it had been let for the past few years.The initial valuation was, in our view, understated, but after discussion this was increased to the eventual sale price.

An immediate buyer was found, but unfortunately this fell through after 6 weeks or so, as the buyer couldn’t sell their property. Within a week, an alternative buyer was identified, who offered the asking price. There was a confusing couple of weeks where some communication difficulties delayed matters, but the sale went through in early November.

HS Estates have a good team in place, with logical split functions – Daniel on the sales process, identifying possible buyers, and Lee managing the legal side, chasing solicitors and buyers to follow through to a successful sale. I would mention that as soon as Lee came on board, we were kept continually in the process.

As a seller, all you want to do is complete the sale as quickly as possible. Practical implications of property sales mean that this process can be protracted, but the team, specifically Lee, at HS Estates diarised and chased effectively, and saw things through to a completed sale.

Our thanks for all your help.

Juliet Carey

Hi Fran,Thank you so much for your excellent service throughout the sale of my mother’s house. Having to sell my mother’s house after being granted probate was a difficult process for me, and your compassion and consideration throughout were exceptional – thank you!

Your staff were always extremely helpful and responded promptly if I had any questions, and you kept me updated at every stage of the process, from the initial marketing and viewings, through to the final stages of completion. I could not have asked for a better service! I would definitely be recommending you to any friends and family that are looking to move. Many thanks again.

Fiona C

Dear Gavin, Andy, Lee and Fran,You have been amazingly helpful on my purchase, particularly liaising with solicitors on searches, and keeping both myself and the sellers in the loop every step of the way. I’m delighted we have completed, and thank you again for all that you’ve done, really great service.

Peter & Anna Wyss

We took our time choosing an agent and putting our property on the market. Choosing HS Estate was a great decision – they’ve been very professional and friendly throughout. Special thanks to Daniel and Lee for their hard work and diligence.

Jo Dormer

I just wanted to thank you so much for all your guidance and help with my recent purchase it was very much appreciated!!
You were a pleasure to deal with and you are a credit to your company.
Wishing you all the best for the future!

Steve Boggia

We were extremely pleased with the excellent service received from HS Estates.
The staff were very efficient in getting things moving. The property details were produced very quickly and accurately. The market response was excellent and negotiations were dealt with very professionally so I achieved a more than satisfactory price for my property.
All the staff at HS Estates were very professional throughout the sale process and very knowledgeable.
Thank you again HS. You were all very honest, approachable and friendly and would highly recommend you to all our friends.

James & Danielle Croxall

We were very pleased with the service and level of support received from HS Estates. Daniel was very quick and efficient in getting us up and running. Within a week we had accepted an offer after an influx of visits which was largely down to the ‘offers in excess of’ tactic; if we would have gone higher we may have been waiting a lot longer to sell.This meant we were able to get on and find our own place in really good time and put us in a strong position to buy. Daniel was incredibly professional and knowledgeable in dealing with us and gave some great advice along the way. Highly recommend dealing with Daniel!

After sales service was also very strong; Lee in the office was always reachable, very open and honest and was a pleasure to deal with. His contacts within the locale allowed us to find out and deal with any bumps along the way within a good time frame. His tenacity to push the sale over the line meant that the whole process was roughly 9 weeks which I think is impressive for this industry! Daniel also stepped in and kept up his professional service when Lee was away which meant we had built a strong team on our side within HS Estates.

Thank you again to the team who all did a wonderful job. Also a thank you to Fran who gave me some great advise on a few properties I was looking to make an offer on and who was again very open and honest. Great, service, great team and a very successful sale in the end.

Simon Orr

  “This is to state that Fran & Andy Brabham-Neil, formerly known as Housesale were diligent, polite and professional, and very helpful with suggestions on presentation, and also helpful in showing clients my house.After comparison with other agents i can only say they ‘went the extra mile'”

James Carroll

Many Thanks to Fran and the team for being patient with us and helping to push the sale through quickly. Fran was always friendly and helpful throughout. Highly recommended.Thank you for the flowers and card too!

Scott Watkins

To Fran and all the HS team I just wanted to express my thanks for all your help and hard work during the transaction of our house in Milton Road

Whilst it may seem easy to sell property at the moment a lot of people don’t realise how much hard work goes into seeing the deal through and this is where your company stands out from the crowd

I am sure if we hadn’t had your experienced team to help us along the way we may not have reached completion as there were various hurdles to get over that you managed exceptionally well

VC Patel

My family and I have used HS Estate Agents to sell a property and purchase a second rental property which they are currently managing for us. Andy and team have provided an exceptional level of service throughout each of these transactions. They are extremely knowledgeable about the local area and highly responsive to any questions raised or requests that we have made. I would not hesitate in recommending HS Estate Agents to family, friends or anyone else for that matter seeking to purchase property in the area – we certainly expect to use their services again in future transactions.

Sarah Wisebad

I’ve been so happy with all aspects of the service I’ve received from HS Estate Agents in selling my flat for me, and have recommended them to numerous people.Everything has been handled efficiently and professionally from the initial valuation, to arranging viewings, and finally the end result in exchanging contracts.

They have a really nice friendly team over there, and nothing seems too much trouble for them. I would definitely not hesitate in using them again for future moves.

Mr & Mrs Trembling

We were very happy with the “realistic” valuation of our property and advice given for improvements etc.… other Agents have over valued in the hope of getting you on their books to start with.

All viewings were arranged at pre agreed times with no disruption to our daily lives.

We received extensive feed back via email and telephone keeping us in the loop with the buyers, solicitors etc.

All staff have been efficient, approachable and friendly throughout all our dealings with HS Estates.

We have used HS Estates for Financing, Buying, Letting and now Selling and have found them to be professional and trustworthy in all our dealings.

As the saying goes… large enough to cope.. small enough to care.

Thank you for your support for now and in the future.

Mr & Mrs Gibson

To Gavin, Fran and all at HS Estates

Many thanks for all your help with the sale and purchase of our house. Absolutely first class service. We’ve been delighted with your business – wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.

Helen Ellis

I highly recommend HS Estate Agents. Their fee’s are very competitive and you really do get a personal service. In what was a very difficult move, was made more bearable by the commitment, understanding and professionalism of the team especially Daniel who was brilliant. Thank you all, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I hear of that may be moving.

Kevin Cole

A big thank you to Gavin, Fran and team at HS Estates for making what can be a stressful process flow so smoothly. A personable approach with the right amount of professional attitude that made viewings and any dealings with them a pleasure. Their experience and knowledge ensured that we got the right price for our property and my family and I are happy customers. We would not hesitate to recommend HS Estates and would look to use them in the future.

Hanna Mitcalfe

I want to express my extreme gratitude to the staff of HS estate agents whom I found helped the purchase of Fishers Court to be as stress free as possible.
I was impressed with the way they were able to squeeze me into their tight schedule on the “Open Day” due to other commitments I had at my child’s sports day.They were professional at all times and communication was excellent, addressing all my problems/queries in a prompt and understanding manner.
The whole process was efficient and communication between myself and the vendor was almost as if there was no “middleman”, it felt like I was talking directly to him.Even after contracts were exchanged the professionalism was maintained and the personal touch on completion was unexpected but added to the whole process.
I would definitely recommend HS Estate Agents to friends as I can’t think of any negative points Thank you once again for your teams excellent service

Mary Hunwicks

Acting as Executor and having to sell a late relation’s property was a very difficult time, but in choosing HS Estates to act on my behalf was the best move I could have made. I was guided through the process very professionally and kept informed at every step. The viewings and Open Day were handled very efficiently and once a buyer had been found they did everything to make sure that the sale went ahead smoothly. When problems arose I knew that I could rely on them to make every effort to solve them. The staff were very friendly and I felt at ease with every member of the company that I spoke to. I would definitely recommend them and, indeed, use them again in any move I may make.

Bernadette Pavitt

To all at HS Estates Just a note to thank you all for your excellent service concerning my recent move. Special thanks to Daniel and Lee.

Mitch & Claire Ramsey

The service you gave us from the very beginning was second to none. From the first phone call which was a general enquiry, Fran took the time & effort to listen to our situation and try to help us with a solution, despite us not even being a client at that point. After taking the property on, the regulate contact & updates were excellent enabling us to understand exactly how many speople were viewing our property through the website.Fran was also very accommodating after hours if we had a query or problem and was always happy to talk to us or call us back.Fran was also fantastic at chasing up the solicitor which I firmly believe helped push our sale through on time.Even after the sale went through I phoned Fran for a bit of advice on a completely unrelated property and as usual she was her friendly, helpful self putting me at ease with her answers.Thank you so much for everything including the card & flowers we received on moving into our new home. Lovely touch.We would have no qualms about recommending HS Estates to our family & friends and would most certainly use them again in the future.

Claire Circus

HS were honest, open, transparent and treated us with respect throughout our sale. Our marketing details were agreed with us and loaded quickly to the various websites. Viewings were arranged promptly and feedback was given in a timely manner. Once a sale was agreed, HS communicated with us effectively via e-mail and by phone. I would most definitely recommend HS – they are professional, take pride in their work and respect their clients.

The Shaffiques

It’s been excellent services throughout this smooth completion.It was nice knowing you Mr Andy.Its privileged to move to your neighbourhood.Thanks so very much for the job you done, to make this possible for us.

Julia Robins

Dear Fran and team at HS EstatesThank you and your wonderful team for the sale of Woodman Road and the purchase of Tudor Lodge. Without Gavin suggesting we even look at this house we probably wouldn’t have moved!I found the team very proactive and very friendly. We would call you friends, not Estate Agents as you genuinely cared about our move.HS Estates provided a wonderful service and kept us fully informed of all progress. I would highly recommend.We are in our new family home and very happy, if you are ever passing, please call in for a coffee

Sheila Miles

From my very first contact with HS Estate Agents I have received an excellent, efficient service from them.Fran Brabham-Neil has been attentive, understanding and totally trustworthy. I had no compunction in allowing her to show prospective buyers around the property. As I live some distance from the property, this was a great help on a practical level.

The sale was conducted very professionally and very efficiently, I was kept fully informed of developments at all times even if there was nothing specifically to report. If I needed to contact the office, as I did on a few occasions, my call was dealt with quickly, politely and in a friendly atmosphere. If Fran happened to be out of the office at the time, the staff were helpful and friendly and my messages were reliably passed to Fran for her to deal with on her return, which she always did.

I have nothing but praise for the way in which my business was conducted. This was a particularly difficult transaction for me, the sale having been brought about by the death of my mother. I am very grateful to Fran for her understanding and the sensitive way she handled the situation. She could not have been kinder.

I would, with utmost confidence, recommend HS Estates to anyone thinking of selling their property. Fran Brabham-Neil has acted for our family on two such occasions now, and both times we have been more than satisfied.

Carol Stamford

Dear Fran and Staff Thank you for all you did for me with regard to the sale of my house. You were all so courteous and helpful at all times.
Many thanks again. 

Mary & Matthew Callender

Compared to our previous experience with other estate agents, HS estate agents were a pleasure to deal with and fully delivered what we, as customers, wanted from our agents – a professional, thoughtful and reliable service. We used HS for both the sale and purchase of property. With our sale they took their time over presenting our property in its best possible light and were flexible and courteous when arranging to show people around. We were very happy with the offers we received and the advice the agents provided. With our purchase they were just as flexible and importantly throughout the whole process they were communicative, clear and contactable. The exemplary personal service they provided helped to make what can be a demanding and stressful process as smooth as possible. We would recommend them wholeheartedly.

Michaela Noake

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the courteous and professional way HS Estates dealt with the recent sale of my premises. I am very pleased with the price achieved and can only praise everyone at HS Estates for the attention to detail and willingness to assist during the course of the sale.
I can honestly say that I received a level of service that was outstanding.I will have no hesitation in using and recommending your services.

John Sutcliffe

Hi Fran,Well everything went very smoothly today and we Completed the sale of 9 Park Road without any last minute hitches.
I hope Joe and his wife are as happy there as we and Mum were.
.Liz and I would like to thank you are the entire HS Estates team for your work, help, support and advice throughout the process.For prospective future clients, we’d summarise the service offered by HS Estates as follows:
Open, honest, transparent in all communications with both buyers and sellers
Professionally marketed and presented property
Friendly, personal but also professional approach
Open-house viewing / Sealed bid process provides opportunity to secure best market value for the property in the shortest timeframe
Frequent updates: buyers and sellers continually updated at every stage of the process
Would recommend without reservation.


Dear Fran and Andy Now that I’ve settled into my lovely new home I’d like to thank you for all the help and invaluable support that you and your exceptional team gave to me during a very difficult time of my life . You were always there when I needed reassurance or advice .The staff cared very much and felt like old friends by the time I moved .
You were all always so professional and at the same time it felt like a very personal , bespoke service which is very rare nowadays .I would always recommend you to anyone considering moving house .

Helen Ringshaw

To everyone at HS Estate Agents especially Fran, Andy and Connor for all your help it is much appreciated. I am really happy in my new home.

Hati & Mark

Hi Fran,I would like to thank the whole team at house sale estates for their assistance in our recent purchase. The team were exceptional throughout the whole transaction. The speedy manner in which they arranged the viewings along with the confirmation text messages was exceptional.Once the sale was agreed we never had to call the agents to find out the status of the purchase as we were always updated whenever there was any progress made.The team at House sale are friendly, helpful, trustworthy and extremely professional with a caring attitude that made us feel they were genuinely interested in making the stressful process of buying a house as painless as possible.We cannot thank you all enough for your assistance and hope our time in our new home is as stress free as the purchase was!Keep up the good work!!

Steve Petto

Whether you’re buying or selling a property you expect it to be a stressful process but not with HS Estate agents. From initial contact through to the final completion on my property I have experienced nothing short of a friendly, professional and dedicated service. Nothing was too much for the HS team and they supported the sale and me with their experience and expertise at every step in the process. Being a new / smaller company means you get more attention and you are more important….the fact you’re not just a number shows in the level of service you receive. It’s safe to say that I would certainly use HS Estate Agents again and importantly I would encourage you to.All the best

Allan Wheatley

I am writing to express our deep appreciation to you, Wayne, Richard , and all the supporting staff at the Brentwood office of House Sales.
We had no idea of the problems that needed to be negotiated in order to make a successful move and we had more than we bargained for, with accidents, surveyors and legal’s all contributing to our misery.
But your professionalism-in dealing with each of these as they arose was above and beyond the call of duty.
So we have no hesitation in recommending House Sales to anybody selling. or buying a property in the Brentwood area.

Claire Beckett

Dear Fran and all the team at HS Estate agents.Thank you so much for the guidance and support that we got from you all at HS Estate agents.We experienced an extremely professional and personable service. I would differently recommend HS Estates agents, especially Fran and her team. I’d also recommend HS as an out of area estate agent, as in our case. The marketing details were very accurate, welcoming, well presented and the photographs were all fantastic. The viewings were conducted on our behalf and this was carried out with extreme courtesy and professionalism. Fantastic service from start to finish. In all, the best-selling experience we have ever had, highly recommended!Also a big thank you to Andy for organising our new Mortgage.

Carol Burpitt

What a pleasant experience to find an estate agents who were friendly; always available to speak with, and made the client feel their purchase or sale was important – no matter the size of the property involved. I do not hesitate to recommend to anyone who wants this same experience, to try HS Estate Agents. From a very happy client in Brentwood.

Jon & Cathryn Stokes

We have recently sold two properties with HS-Estate Agents and were very happy with the service provided, from marketing details right through to final arrangements. We found the staff to be professional, but also very friendly. They responded promptly and appropriately to any queries and we felt they were very trustworthy. We would have no hesitation in using HS-Estate Agents again in the future, and would definitely recommend them to family and friends.

Peter & Anna Wyss

I was happy with the marketing details that were provided by HS-Estate Agents, feedback was communicated very quickly and very easily as it was all done via email, due to us spending alot of time out of the country. Throughout the whole referencing process I was kept up to date with everything that was going on, we were always replied to on the same day when asking questions, I found that HS-Estate Agents were always very friendly and professional when dealing with our requests, everything was clearly outlined by HS from the beginning of the process and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to family or friends

Helen & Paul Dupen

During the recent sale of our property, we have been very pleased with the way on which HS estate agents handled, and completed, our sale.
The agents were helpful and informative, the marketing material was produced to a high standard. We were impressed with the marketing strategy, managing the time that the property was put online, and the organisation of the open house. Appointments were clearly, and carefully made, and we were informed via text message and email as to when potential buyers would be viewing the property.When we compare communication from HS, with other agents, it is with this, that HS shine. Telephone calls are always answered, with a good consistency of approach. Once offers were made on our sale the agents also assisted in the agreement of our purchase, for which we are very grateful. All staff members at HS estate agents were friendly and helpful and I would recommend them to others.

Gareth Hudd

To Andy, Thanks so much for your help in purchasing Hill House Road. The project is going well and if you are in the area give me a call.Thanks again and have a great Christmas.

Ted & Inesz Jenkins

As you know Ted and myself left the UK on the day of exchange on the above mentioned property, to go on holiday and we will not return until the weekend.We would just like to thank you so much for the w y you have introduced this property to us and the fact that you acted promptly upon each request from our side but also followed up on everything you said you would do.
After some negative experiences with various estate agents recently, it was so refreshing to see this transaction go through smoothly due to you keeping your word and your professionalism .You r polite and accommodating nature, each time we requested to view the property, was never a problem for you.
Again, we thank you for being honourable and look forward to hopefully dealing with you again in the future.

Martin & Ann Crush

Dear Fran and everyone concerned with hs estate agents.My wife and I would just like to send our thanks to you and all your staff for the wonderful help and assistance you all provided in the sale of our last property you all made the move so much easier, as we all know it can be a very stressful time
We were very happy with the way we were kept informed and viewing and appointment times were no problem, the feedback was always very good and we always felt we knew what was happening at all stages of the move, we never had any problem getting hold of anyone if we needed to which was a big help, we would certainly recommend you and while we hope this is our last move for a while we would certainly use you again if needed, once again many thanks to you and Andy and all your staff.

Joanne Brown

We would just like to express our thanks to Fran, Andrew and all at House Sale Estate Agents. We can speak from all points of the spectrum; selling, buying and renting. When buying our property in Brentwood they were extremely knowledgeable with local advice and very professional in the buying process. In addition to this Andrew was able to help with financial advice and source the correct mortgage that suited our needs.When it came to the selling of our Mother’s house in Upminster, their attention to detail and advice was invaluable, especially in some challenging situations. We were unable to be on call for viewings and the team were always available, even when it came to appointments with the service providers – so thank you.
HS are also our agents for renting in Brentwood and are very aware of our needs and attentive to all aspects of the project.
We are extremely thankful for all their hard work (especially with the selling of our Mother’s house) their hard work was second too none, they were diligent, respectful, very professional, knowledgeable, hands-on and very welcoming and friendly.
Thank you Fran, Andrew and Team

Peter O’Shaughnessy

When the time came to sell our home, there were a number of key factors when it came to selecting and engaging an estate agency to work on our behalf:- We wanted a local firm with a good knowledge of the local area and the properties already on the market in order to provide us with a realistic market appraisal of our own property.
– We needed someone that we felt comfortable dealing with and that we could trust to work in our best interests.
– We need a firm who charged a fair and competitive fee.
– We needed a firm who would give us sound advice when it came to marketing our property.
– We needed a firm that would market our property in such a way that it would get maximum visibility to potential buyers.From the moment we first you met Fran, we felt confident that we had found the estate agency that best met our needs. In particular, we were impressed by the professionalism
and friendly, down-to-earth manner of the whole team. Your communication was excellent and you kept us up-to-date throughout the entire process, from the arrangement
of viewings to the final stages of the sale. Your clever marketing strategy proved to be a great success as our property sold almost immediately and we achieved our desired price!We would not hesitate to recommend the services of House Sale Estate Agents and we wish you and Andy all the best for a successful future and in growing your firm!Thank you Fran and the rest of the team, it was a pleasure doing business with you!

Jon Baxter

I would like to say a big thank you to the team at House Sale for helping me with the sale of my apartment. I was really impressed with the advice and quality of the marketing materials and your organised and trustworthy customer service kept me updated during the whole process. I would not hesitate recommending you to anyone I know that would need to sell a property.Your team really are head and shoulders above other estate agents, the bar has been raised and the rest have got to up their game!
Best of luck to you all…


Hello Fran I would like to thank you for all your help in selling my late Aunt’s property of 12 Oak Road Rochford, and your jovial approach was much appreciated..

Jan Duffy

Fran & Andy from hs estate agents were especially kind to me when I had to sell my house for personal reasons. They helped me when no other estate agent would. Their professionalism has been second to none, but at the same time, the personal touch was always evident.The hs estate agent team members are all very efficient & respectful & always kept me informed every step of the way. They even informed me that completion had taken place before my solicitor did!
I wouldn’t hesitate to use hs estate agency’s services again. In fact, the surveyor that they work with, who produces the floor plans & EPC, did the survey on my new house. They are an excellent team & I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is selling their property to use the comprehensive services of hs estate agents. I was very glad that I did!

Lucy Crowther

People often say moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do… grateful we are that the property we bought was marketed with Housesale. From the moment we went to see our property until the moment we completed the service has been amazing, they have gone completely above and beyond for us and it has made the whole process so easy. They have always been on hand to answer our questions; they have even spoken to our solicitors to ensure they have all they need from the vendors solicitors to keep it all moving along. We knew from the very start when we booked our viewing Housesale was different; they wanted to ensure we knew the amount of work that needed to be done, even though their online overview of the property was clear about this and also the pictures represented how the rooms looked. They were not interested in booking an appointment just for the sake of it, they were making sure no-one’s time was wasted; in fact we made an offer whilst in the property of our 1st viewing that’s how right they got it.Everybody at Housesale is so polite and friendly, they have the information you need and if they don’t they ask a colleague, you never feel in any doubt with the information and answers they give you.
I could not recommend Housesale more highly, the service they have given us has been fantastic, and especially for me and my partner that work extremely long hours having little time to chase anything. It is what sets them apart from any other estate agents.
I cannot even think of anything that Housesale could improve on; I just think keep doing what they are doing!!! I really cannot thank them enough.


I wanted to thank you all for your patience, professionalism in helping me secure and buy my first house. It has been a rollercoster of a journey but you have made it easier for me.Thanks a million from myself and my family.

Lucy Crowther

Our experience with Housesale was a very positive one from start to finish. They provide a much more personal service than your average high street estate agents. From the moment we started to communicate with the team, we knew these were the people we wanted to sell our property for us. The photographs of our property were of a very good standard and complemented the properties best features. I spoke to Richard most of the time and if he wasn’t available at that moment, he always got back to me within minutes and answered the many questions I usually had. I would say he went above and beyond his duties which was greatly appreciated. I have already recommended Housesale to 2 of my friends who have their properties up with them and I will carry on doing so. Totally trustworthy and always professional. Very satisfied customers.

Tarsem Bhalla

Hi Richard,It was a privilege to buy the house through your office. I found everyone in the team straightforward, professional, trustworthy and very helpful. Generally once the deal has been struck it is in the hands of solicitors but we kept each other informed. Whenever I raised any query I got prompt response from your office. I will certainly get in touch with your office in the future. .
All the best and good luck.

Sherri & Michael Cole

Dear Fran & everyone at House Sale,Thank you for everything in the sale of our property in Lichfield Road. We really appreciate your hard work, we couldn’t have done it without you all.


Hi Andy,Hope your well. Everything is great our end, we’ve settled in fine. Slowly but surely starting on the decorating. <br
Also, just wanted to say thanks for the card and champagne…such a nice touch. Thanks for all of your help with helping us find our first home, we couldn’t be happier (and couldn’t have done it without you and the rest of your team). All of the advice and help you gave us was greatly appreciated.thanks again

Jenna Moxley

Our experience with Housesale was a very positive one from start to finish. They provide a much more personal service than your average high street estate agents. From the moment we started to communicate with the team, we knew these were the people we wanted to sell our property for us. The photographs of our property were of a very good standard and complemented the properties best features. I spoke to Richard most of the time and if he wasn’t available at that moment, he always got back to me within minutes and answered the many questions I usually had. I would say he went above and beyond his duties which was greatly appreciated. I have already recommended Housesale to 2 of my friends who have their properties up with them and I will carry on doing so. Totally trustworthy and always professional. Very satisfied customers.

Andy Paradise

Dear All,Not having had a whole lot of experience with house moving, I was unaware of the just how stressful the whole process could be. Although it was actually only just over 3 1/2 months, the wait between offer and completion seemed like years! However, I can honestly say we couldn’t have wished for a more efficient, more professional and more supportive group of agents than yourselves. You were all totally terrific and we both thank-you so very much for all the hard work and phone chasing you all did over those frustrating weeks. We’re not planning on moving again anytime soon but if and when we do we’d be blessed to have a team like yours behind us helping making it all happen.
Kind regards and best wishes,

Brian Anstie

Dear Fran,I have tried to sell my property for some time using a multitude of local estate agents all of which have shown no genuine interest in selling or marketing my property; that was until I used House Sale.
Not only did they market my property but they also kept me informed of how things were progressing regarding the sale of my property right up until completion.
I felt they were experts in their field providing sound guidance and advice.
Their service puts other estate agents to shame!

Mr & Mrs Hollisey

Dear Fran and the HouseSale Team,Just writing you a quick message on behalf of myself and my wife to express our thanks for your help and advice with regards to our recent purchase.
I don’t usually write a thank you letter to the estate agents that we purchased from rather than our own agents! but your service far exceeded what we were being offered from Hetherington’s, I only wish we had come to you first.
Myself and my wife found it a real pleasure dealing with yourself, Andy and Richard, you were always available to answer questions and we always got a call back if you were unavailable. We found you all very kind, professional and very helpful.
I think you could agree our purchase was not the most straightforward with regards to the structural issues that were found with the property and your advice and help liaising with the vendors was very much appreciated and took a lot of the stress off our backs.
I only wish all the other agents in the area were as kind and helpful as your team and in the future when it becomes time to move on we will certainly be giving you a call.
We wish you all the best for the future.

Bruce Radose

Dear Fran,Just a quick note to thank all you guys at the office for helping me to sell my home. You all were very professional and friendly and kept me informed at all times during the sale.
I would certainly recommend you to everybody I know who is interested in selling their home. Once again, thank you and good luck in the future.

Barry McCarthy

Dear Fran, Andy and Richard,I would like to thank you and your team in dealing with the sale of our property. You provided a professional and courteous service during which you kept us informed and up to date in all aspects of the sale. Your friendly staff were always there to answer our questions and if there were any issues they were dealt with promptly and satisfactorily.
Having used other agents in the past I can sincerely say that your service is second to none and I would most definitely recommend Brentwood Housesale to both friends and family and wish you and all the very best for the future.

Vikki Ellis

Hi Andy Move all ok , I love My house, I just want to Thank You so much for everything you did, I nearlly gave up at one point and now I am so glad I didn’t ….
Thanks for everything

Sue Maynard

Dear Fran & Andy Now moved out of house and settled in to friends house. May I thank you for helping the sale go through smoothly.
I have moved many times in the last 30 years but have to say found your company one of the easiest and genuine to deal with.
From the marketing details, professional looking photos and helpfulness you have been excellent.  I have been kept informed every step of the way and updated in a timely manner where necessary.
The advice given when I asked was helpful in my decision making.
I would highly recommend you and have already done so to several friends.  It is very reassuring to feel you are using an Estate Agent you can trust.
I look forward to using your services again as with my track record will be on the move again in the not too distant time in the future.

Lisa Ziderman

Fran and Andy certainly made every effort to ensure that the property purchase process went as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. Even though there were a few hiccups and delays along the way (due to the chain), I found their service to be not only professional but I was kept informed of any changes or developments every step of the way. They acted on everything I asked of them with speed and made it their duty to respond to me with the information I requested in a timely manner. Other additional information was gladly sought after without my request at times and I thought this to be extremely helpful. I felt they managed the entire process very well right up to completion date and would recommend them to family and friends who are looking for a friendly, professional and caring service.

Veronica Joyce

“I must admit that I was a little apprehensive in using an office based Estate Agent at the beginning but decided to give this young business a chance to prove themselves. They certainly did that!
From beginning to end I found them friendly and helpful, trustworthy and very professional. Marketing details of my property were excellent, communication, advice and feedback on viewings was given throughout the sale process and we sold our house in a matter of weeks……
I would recommend “Andy & Fran ” to friends and family……in fact I have already done so!
Best wishes for the future and thank you for all your hard work”

Roger Freeman

Thank you Andy and Fran for your sevices at a snip of the price of an estate agents fees.The service was fast,efficient and friendly. The advice given was true and the sale was dealt with professionally. Both parties were kept up to date and any questions were answered quickly.
I certainly would use this company again and would recommend them to both friends and familiy.
Its the last time I would use mainstream estate agents having found Andy and Fran a far less stressful ordeal than some so- called professionals.


We have almost completed on the sale of our house. Fran and Andy have done a superb job from taking pictures for our brochure right through to completion. They have been efficient and precise about every detail of the marketing of our home. I can’t thank them enough for working so hard for us. They are always one step ahead and communicated every viewing and every change of plan well beforehand. We felt like were put in the picture at all times. We had Fran’s vigilance and support right through to completion, which was especially reassuring in the hectic days before the move. I have already recommended FBN Estates to friends, some of whom had difficulties with other agents’ efficiency. They too were more than happy with Fran and Andy’s efficient service. They are working extremely hard for their clients as they launch their new venture. I cannot fault our experience with FBN Estates, and wish them success in the future.Thank you.

Rosella E Holmes

This is to state that Fran & Andy Brabham-Neil, formerly known as Housesale were diligent, polite and professional, and very helpful with suggestions on presentation, and also helpful in showing clients my house.After comparison with other agents i can only say they ‘went the extra mile’

Sarah Hudson

We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Andy, Fran & the team for all their efforts on our behalf, especially as I needed to find a buyer quickly who would make a decent offer for my flat. By using Andy & Fran, we were able to achieve this and move on with a minimum of stress and worry.They were the fourth and final agents we used during the sale as we were not particularly impressed with the follow up services of the traditional High Street Estate Agents. In contrast, Andy & Fran were friendly, helpful & knowledgeable at all stages of the sale and they are also prepared to go that extra mile to ensure you are happy & everything is running smoothly.
We will definitely recommend you to all our friends!!

Karen Janes

Dear Andy & Fran,Just wanted you both to join me in a celebratory toast to my dad, and the chapter of my life which finally closes with the sale of the house, and to thank you for putting up with the “low lifes” that you’ve had to see over the past months!

Kate, Charlie & Zac Cook

Dear Andy Thank you so much for all your help

Matthew Nash

I have had the pleasure of dealing with HS Estates via the purchase of two properties on two separate occasions this year. I can only write as to what an absolute pleasure the whole team were to deal with through both transactions from viewing to completion.Gavin especially was helpful, accommodating and most importantly genuine. A true professional and given my slim opinion of Estate agents on the whole I have been pleasantly surprised and refreshed in their professionalism.
Since this time I have had no reservations in referring their services to a close family member.
Fantastic company and one I will continue to work with long into the future.

John Pointer

Very happy with marketing details of the property. They were excellent at feedback through the whole house selling process. All the staff at HS spent time from the start of the process to the end with us, and answered all our questions. HS were very professional and trustworthy. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone selling a house. Out of all the estate agents who we looked at and had previous viewings prior to putting our one on the market, HS were the only ones who spent time on the property looking at aspects of the property. Marks out of 10, 10 out of 10. Very good.

Clive & Mo

HS Estate Agents gave good advice before and after our 2 viewings of the property, with absolutely no pressure. They responded quickly when our offer had been accepted, and kept us informed throughout the process. All calls and emails were responded to promptly and HS staff were friendly, helpful and re assuring, with professional attention given to every aspect of our purchase. We found them completely trustworthy and would not hesitate to recommend them to family and friends

Mr and Mrs A Mayor

We have recently used the services of HS Estate Agents in the sale of our Flat in the Brentwood Area, and would highly recommend them.All the members of staff were at all times very professional in their handling of our sale, the marketing of the property, appointments for viewings and feedback were always carried out efficiently, and there was always a friendly member of staff available to offer advice and sort out any queries.
I would not hesitate to recommend HS Estate Agents.

Rob Ford

I write this testimonial on behalf of myself and my wife in regards to the services provided by Fran & Andy.Initially when I first met Fran and Andy, I guess that I was a bit dubious of estate agents, because I had had a poor experience from a traditional high street agent. However, I could not fault anything about the service that Andy & Fran provided to my wife and I in the sale of our property in South Ockendon.
From the very start they were very friendly and helpful and provided an excellent description of our home and took great pictures to help sell the property.
We were kept up to date with information on how many people had looked at our property online on a frequent basis and communication throughout the sale was fantastic.
I can honestly say that during the sale of the property I could fully trust Fran and Andy with our dealings and I know that had it not been for their efforts, the sale of the property may not have happened. I can recall several occasions when they did more than I had ever expected, for which I’m ever so grateful.
Overall we feel that the services provided were truly professional, trustworthy and they offered great value for money. We still continue to tell our friends and relatives and I would strongly recommend them.
Once again Fran & Andy I thank you for your services
Kind regards

Linda Dobinson

Andy & Fran – First Class Estate Agents I am happy to write this testimonial for Fran and Andy.
At first I was unsure about using an Estate Agent that wasn’t familiar with the area, but it quickly became apparent that they had successfully sold other houses in Redbridge, were familiar with the selling points (local schools, etc) and had already achieved a reputation of excellence.
Fran visited to take details and view the house and was very personable, but most of all professional. The house was marketed via the internet and had a potential buyer within the first week! At all times I was kept abreast of developments and this proved to be essential as, in a time of credit squeeze, the right mortgage for our buyer proved to be problematic.
I can honestly say that without the friendly contact and professional advice from Fran and Andy and their staff the sale could have proved a nightmare . Obviously, the low fee charged is an important part of the excellent package offered.
On the whole, I think that this must be the way that people will sell/buy in the future – and if all the Managers are as efficient and friendly as Fran and Andy, I am sure success will always follow.

Gwen Wheddon

We were given helpful advice on a couple of points which we weren’t sure about and felt confident in their knowledge of the housing market and their ability to sell our house. Fran’s pictures of our house and garden and her attention to detail was fantastic; having looked at many thousands of property pictures on the internet I know they are of a far higher standard than most and I’m sure played a significant part in attracting viewers.With all these qualities I feel sure Andy & Fran in Brentwood will do very well and I wish them every success for the future.

 J Putland

From an enthusiastic buyer to a very pleased homeowner!! Having found a buyer for my property and spending ages scanning the sites for a new property, I found a possibility just on the market with Andy & Fran . Originally set for an ‘Open House’ I contacted them to find out if it was possible to view earlier which would suit me due to my situation. Andy & Fran agreed to this, ‘I must be very persuasive!’ which was great considering the house was that more local for me than them. On viewing I made an offer for the property and although the ‘Open House’ took place I was kept informed by Andy & Fran of the situation at all times. Now, conversations via telephone, after another viewing, communication via e-mails and enquiries made via Andy & Fran on my behalf every step of the way. .even the snow didn’t stop them getting the keys to me on Completion date! . . .a trouble free, friendly, polite and professional Service has provided me with a new home.Many Thanks,

Simon Barnes

This is not a stereotype estate agent and that’s exactly what we were looking for. We felt Andy & Fran worked really hard at getting the viewings booked in and pushing for a sale. The photos of the house looked great and you worked well.We are unable to fault the performance of any of the staff involved in the actual sale of the property. The hard work did not stop after the offer was accepted, the team pushed hard to get the sale completed in a tight time frame. We thought you were all incredible, very supportive and proactive during the complete process!
I have never experienced such a professional approach from an estate agent. The manner in which they all conducted themselves contrasted starkly against my previous experience with other estate agents, I’ll mention no names.
I would happily speak to any of your potential customers and highly recommend you, your team and most of all your fantastic service!
Thank you for all you have done

Jessica Oliver

Buying a house is stressful especially if you have never done it before. You can’t escape the stress, confusion and pure madness of the process but you can use an estate agent that make the whole process much easier and less stressful. Andy and Fran were always there to answer questions and help us buy our first house. They were nothing but professional and thoughtful throughout the weeks we communicated. Andy went out of his way day and night to communicate clearly with us what was happening. Being a small business they made the whole thing more personal and we felt so well cared for. I would recommend them to anyone!

Jon B

I dealt with Fran and Andy from HS Estate Agents as the purchaser of a property. In addition, Andy also helped my port my mortgage from my previous property, with very little hassle. I really had to do very little throughout the whole process, which is always great in a house move. The team were very professional and helpful, and made what can be a very stressful situation as straight forward as possible. II wouldn’t hesitate to use their services again or to recommend them to others.


Dear Fran and Andy Now that I’ve settled into my lovely new home I’d like to thank you for all the help and invaluable support that you and your exceptional team gave to me during a very difficult time of my life . You were always there when I needed reassurance or advice .
The staff cared very much and felt like old friends by the time I moved .
You were all always so professional and at the same time it felt like a very personal , bespoke service which is very rare nowadays .
I would always recommend you to anyone considering moving house .

Margaret & Collin

To Andy Really appreciate your help with our remortgage.
Went through quickly and with no issues.
Thanks for your help.

Ian Belchamber

I found HS Estate Agents to be a thoroughly trustworthy and reputable company who I would not hesitate to use for future transactions. The sale proceeded with minimal fuss and excellent communication throughout the process.

Steve Bowsher

Housesale were a pleasure to deal with. They are very organised and professional and all appointments and information was quickly given to us. Being an internet based company means things get dealt with a lot quicker than some traditional estate agents and all members of the team knew what was going on. We would have no trouble recommending their services to anyone as they have an extensive knowledge of the local area.Regards,