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It’s a good time to sell in Chelmsford. The awarding of city status in 2012 and convenient transport links to London has made it a popular consideration for commuters and young families alike. The opportunity is there to sell, but who are the best Chelmsford estate agents?

To help you make an informed decision we have compared the best agents, written by our experts with more than 17 years of experience in the property market.

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Best estate agents in Chelmsford Essex

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  • Find the best estate agent in Chelmsford to help sell your house

  • Access sales figures to decide the best time to sell for the most profit

Here are the best estate agents in Chelmsford who we will look to list your property with.

Bond estate agents Chelmsford

Established in 2009, Bonds is a specialist in residential sales, land and new homes, residential lettings and property management. Their Chelmsford branch is located on New London Road in Chelmsford city centre.

They have a 4.9/5 star rating on Feefo based on 82 reviews from sellers and buyers. Bonds were shortlisted for three awards at the 2018 Negotiator Awards and were rated Gold Winner by customers at the ESTAS Awards.

They offer a tailored Prestige service for high-end property in the best locations in Essex. This includes a host of additional services to ensure the thorough selling experience high-end properties deserve.

Beresfords estate agents Chelmsford

Beresfords opened in 1997 offering considerable experience and knowledge of country and village properties in the local area. The Chelmsford branch can be found on Duke Street.

Beresfords has a 4.9/5 service rating with Feefo from 115 reviews, earning them a Gold Trust Service Award. They are members of all recognised professional bodies including the National Association of Estate Agents. They have been awarded best estate agency in Essex six years running.

Adrians estate agents Chelmsford

Adrians is an independent estate agent established in 1971, covering properties in Chelmsford and the surrounding villages. Their office can be found on Duke Street.

They have a 5/5 star rating on ViewAgents from 56 customer reviews.

They’re known for creating bespoke property details unique to your sale, thorough conveyancer network and the quality of their sales process.

McCartney estate agents Chelmsford

McCartney is an independent property specialist established in 1992. Gold Winner Estate Agent in Chelmsford for both 2018 and 2019. Both of their prominent offices can be found on Moulsham Street in Chelmsford.

Their services has been recognised by customers at The British Property Awards, where they have taken home the Gold Winner Estate Agent in Chelmsford in 2018 and 2019. They have a 4/5 star rating on GetaAgent, with an average sale time of 15 weeks.

They excel in knowledge of the local area, with their own guide to schools, culture and history of Chelmsford.

Balch estate agents Chelmsford

Balch is an independent estate agency operating in Chelmsford and the Mid Essex area since 1924. Their office can be found at Tindal Square in Chelmsford city centre.

They are members of the Property Ombudsman scheme, ensuring their clients are protected. Their Google rating is 4.6/5 with 21 reviews.

Haart estate agents Chelmsford

Part of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, Haart has a huge knowledge of the local area and its benefits. Their Chelmsford branch is located on Duke Street.

Haart has a regional Trustpilot score of 4.5/5 with over 2000 reviews, showing an excellent level of customer service across their brand. They are multi-award winning and also operate a dedicated financial and legal service with a national home valuation business called Valunation.

Balgores estate agents Chelmsford

An award-winning estate agents in Essex and Kent, Balgores’ Chelmsford branch can be found in the centre at Tindal Square.

Balgores has a 4.9/5 rating on AllAgents based off of 92 reviews from customers and clients. Their numerous award wins include best letting agency in Essex.

They offer a variety of selling options and methods from traditional property marketing to auctions. Balgores’ Boost tool continuously optimises, tweaks and delivers your property advertisement to improve opportunity and chance of sale. This service can reduce sales times by up to 27% compared to the national average.

Leaders estate agents Chelmsford

Leaders is a large independent residential property group specialising in sales and buy-to-let. Established in 1983, their Chelmsford branch sits on Duke Street.

Leaders has a national 4/5 rating on reputation.com nationally, with a 4.6/5 rating from 15 verified reviews in Chelmsford on myreputation.com.

When selling through Leaders, you receive upgraded property marketing in the form of a premium brochure and premier listings on both Rightmove and Zoopla (worth more than £250) free of charge.

William Brown estate agents Chelmsford

William Brown is a national estate agent that has operated since 1890. Their local Chelmsford office is located on Duke Street.

In 2016 they nationally won the COLD National Estate Agency of the Year award and Bronze New Homes Agency of the Year award.

Their Select service is open to unique properties that require a specialist touch to sell. This includes a premier marketing package including everything from virtual tours to deluxe bespoke brochures. A luxury way to present your special property in the way it deserves.

Housing Stats

Using data from home.co.uk, we’ve compiled a list of key stats for house sellers in Chelmsford, giving you a thorough idea of the selling environment in the area.

House Sale Prices

In the month of August 2019, you can see that there was a total of 171 house sales at an average sale price of £359,088.

While the number of sales per property type is mostly similar, there is a wide range in average price by property type.

House Sale Prices
Number of Properties Sold Average Sale Price
Detached Homes 37 £574,554
Semi-Detached Homes 49 £352,802
Terraced Homes 43 £317,536

Number of Properties Sold

This table compares the number of houses sold and their selling prices in Chelmsford in both August 2018 and August 2019. All properties saw a decline in sales figures.

Number of Properties Sold
August 2018 August 2019
Number of Sales Average Selling Price Number of Sales Average Selling Price
Detached Homes 53 £580,157 37 £574,554
Semi-Detached Homes 56 £392,284 49 £352,802
Terraced Homes 51 £314,069 49 £317,536

Asking Price

The table below compares the average asking price of properties in Chelmsford in November 2018 and November 2019. You can also see the number of properties listed for sale in Chelmsford in these same period.

Asking Price
November 2018 November 2019
Number of Properties Average Asking Price Number of Properties Average Asking Price
Detached Homes 220 £637,078 229 £615,591
Semi-Detached Homes 284 £382,870 253 £396,485
Terraced Homes 102 £345,735 91 £350,439

Selling Time

The table below compares the average selling time of properties by property type in Chelmsford over a 90 day period. In total 480 properties were sold at an average selling time of 131 days.

Selling Time (Over 90 Day Period)
Number of Properties Sold Average Sale Time
Detached Homes 115 117 Days
Semi-Detached Homes 165 120 Days
Terraced Homes 61 116 Days

Time on Market

The table below compares the average time a property spent on the market in Chelmsford in both November 2018 and November 2019. Note that this does not mean the property was sold, it simply records how long it was listed as for sale.

Time on Market
November 2018 November 2018
Number of Properties Average Time on Market Number of Properties Average Time on Market
Detached Homes 220 128 Days 229 131 Days
Semi-Detached Homes 284 99 Days 253 131 Days
Terraced Homes 102 118 Days 91 118 Days


There are obvious benefits to selling in Chelmsford right now. With the information above in mind, use our Best Agent service to find the Chelmsford estate agent that fits your property and needs.

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