UK Enterprise 2020

128 | UK Enterprise Awards 2020 Not all estate agents are the same, and the team at Hamwic Independent Estate Agents Ltd provide a service that is truly second-to-none. With an attitude inspired by the need to serve the local area, the team have been able to reach new and impressive heights of success. We take a closer look at this astonishing estate agents in the light of its impressive achievement in this year’s UK Enterprise Awards. Best Residential Estate Agency 2020 - Southampton Jun20203 Hamwic is not just an estate agent. It’s an old name, steeped in history. Originally an 8th Century Settlement, Port & Production Centre, the team have drawn inspiration as they’ve made their business into a success. Hamwic, the estate agents, is designed to serve the local community in every way possible. It’s designed to use a mix of tried and tested methods and thoroughly modern marketing. It’s designed to be the perfect choice for those wanting to buy or sell their houses in a market that isn’t always easy to work out. The team at Hamwic are committed to providing a real estate solution that is customer focused and thoroughly comprehensive. With extensive links to the property industry, the team are proud to be at the forefront of the competition, boasting over sixty years of expertise across Southampton. When choosing to work with Hamwic, customers gain the advantage of realistic marketing advice that uses intimate knowledge of the local area, its demands and expectations. The Hamwic team have developed an extensive database that has a vast number of high quality property details, not to mention contact with other bodies such as solicitors, surveyors, builders, tradesmen and other estate agents. This process ensures that the process of buying and selling property is as straightforward as possible. In the Southampton area, Hamwic stand apart as a truly unique provider of support. An upfront, friendly nature is combined with a wealth of experience that embraces new ideas. The team are exclusive members of the Guild of Property Professionals for the region (SO40) and also have won awards over consecutive years based on performance as well as customer service. The location of this estate agents is one which supports clients who are looking to sell. Not only are the estate agents found within the highly regarded New Forest National Park, but the team have great access to motorways (M27), main bus routes and train links. Because the area is under the control of The New Forest District Council, it is subject to strict planning rules. This means that there are not many new builds, which increases the demand and value of any property. The uniqueness of the team’s location has been key to its success and sustained growth. Its identity is indelibly linked with that of The New Forest, Southampton and Totton – whose team, Totton FC, Hamwic have been avid supporters of for the last four years. In an industry where the hard sell has become the norm, much of the appeal of Hamwic comes from the team’s commitment to personal service that ensures the client enjoys the process of buying a new property. The team’s latest development to help customers find the place of their dreams is a free app for the smartphone, where all properties are posted first. Modern technology is an important tool for the team, and they use it judiciously to advertise and to raise awareness of local and community events. The last few months have seen a rise in digital communications, with virtual viewings being the new norm when exploring the potential of a property. Key to the success of Hamwic is the team’s ability to put people first and foremost. This has allowed them to make some great connections with customers and the local community at large. Giving back to the local community is something the firm care deeply about doing. With such an approach so carefully embedded in the firm’s culture, we’re sure to see the team continue to reach new heights of success for years to come. Company: Hamwic Independent Estate Agents Ltd Name: Richard Baddams | Neil Flaherty | Ray Hayward Web Address: Neil Flaherty, Director | Daniel Bolton | Richard Baddams, Director | Tina Armitage | Ray Hayward, Director