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Keys from a Southend on Sea estate agents

Southend-on-Sea is one of many Essex coastal towns that has benefited from its proximity to London. Once a vital tourism destination for the country, Southend is reclaiming its glory and becoming a popular consideration for buyers in the region. From train lines to airports, Southend has excellent transport links ideal for young families and first time buyers. The selling potential is there now more than ever, but how do you choose which estate agents in Southend to sell with?

To help you make an informed decision we’ve written a guide to the best estate agents in Southend, featuring input and opinions from Movewise experts with more than 17 years of experience in the property market.

Learn more about selling your house in Southend with our Living in Southend guide.

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Best estate agents in Southend

Movewise works with the best estate agents in your area on your behalf, allowing you to:

  • Take advantage of Southend’s growing popularity

  • Find the best Southend estate agents to help sell your house

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

Here is a list of estate agents in Southend-on-Sea we will look to sell your property with.

Bear estate agents Southend

Bear is a multi-award winning Southend estate agents who have operated in the wider Essex area for years. You can find the Southend branch on Journeymans Way.

In 2018 they won Best Estate Agent Guide in the Negotiator Awards. In terms of reviews, their Southend branch has a 4.2/5 Google rating from 60 reviewers.

Their Bear Exclusives services lists your property on their private property portal for serious buyers before anyone else, giving you access to a more proactive group of buyers instantly.

Sorrell estate agents Southend

Established in 1919, Sorrell have over 100 years of experience in the Southend property market, specialising in difficult management properties. Their Southend branch can be found on Clarence Street.

They have an average rating of 3/5 from 34 reviews on Get Agent and 3.7/5 from 29 reviews on Google.

They have a dedicated residential sales and lettings team focused on selling your property.

Haart estate agents Southend

Part of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, Haart has a huge knowledge of the local area and its benefits. They have two Southend branches, one on Hamlet Court Road and one in The Broadway.

Haart has a regional Trustpilot score of 4.5/5 with over 2,000 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.

Leaders estate agents Southend

Leaders is a large independent residential property group specialising in sales and buy-to-let. Established in 1983, their Southend branch can be found on Victoria Avenue.

Leaders has a national 4/5 rating on reputation.com nationally. Their Southend branch has a 4.8 Google Reviews rating from 131 reviews.

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.

Home estate agents Southend

Home was launched in 2009 with a focus on expertise in local property. You can find the Southend Home branch in Broadway.

They have a 3.7/5 rating on Trustpilot with a 4.1/5 rating for their local branch on Google from 21 reviews.

Their property and lifestyle magazine of the same name highlights the marketing and photography you can expect in their dedicated sale process. They specialise in skillful marketing techniques to best promote your property including physical and digital media.

Hopson estate agents Southend

Hopson estate agent was established 20 years ago and possess a team with a combined over 100 years experience in property management. Their Southend brand can be found on Alexandra Street.

They have an All Agents rating of 3.8/5, a Get Agent rating of 3/5 and a Google Reviews score of 3.2/5 locally from 28 reviews.

They invest heavily in local advertising with exclusive deals with Essex Life and Countryside magazine which are circulated heavily nationally.

Blackshaws estate agents Southend

Blackshaws Homes is a family run local estate agents enthusiastic about the Southend region. Their local branch is located on Southchurch Road.

Their Get Agent score is 4/5 based on 32 reviews, while they have a 4.3 Google rating based on 42 user reviews.

Their freedom contract ensures you can leave at any time in the process and they have an extensive selling and marketing process detailed on their website.

Pace estate agents Southend

Pace Properties is an ARLA and NAEA licensed property specialist operating in Southend and the wider coastal Essex area. They are family-run and can be found on Southchurch Road in Southend.

Pace have a 4.8/5 rating on All Agents from 63 reviews and a 4/5 rating on Get Agent from 41 reviews.

As some of the most experienced sellers in the area they offer sales tips for homeowners looking to sell their property, such as how to prepare your home for a viewing.

Housing Stats

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

House Sale Prices

In the month of August 2019, you can see there was a total of 278 property sales at an average sale price of £339,227. This figure includes flats and their sale price.

Semi-detached properties were the most popular, with detached houses selling the least in the area.

House Sale Prices
Number of Properties Sold Average Sale Price
Detached Homes 49 £557,663
Semi-Detached Homes 86 £354,942
Terraced Homes 68 £300,759

Number of Properties Sold

This table compares the number of houses sold and their selling price in Southend in both August 2018 and August 2019.

Sale prices have dropped marginally for detached and semi-detached properties, while the price of terraced homes marginally grew.

Number of Properties Sold
August 2018 August 2019
Number of Sales Average Selling Price Number of Sales Average Selling Price
Detached Homes 68 £561,064 49 £557,663
Semi-Detached Homes 120 £355,452 86 £354,942
Terraced Homes 82 £294,252 68 £300,759

Asking Price

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

Asking Price
November 2018 November 2019
Number of Properties Average Asking Price Number of Properties Average Asking Price
Detached Homes 466 £580,571 411 £553,249
Semi-Detached Homes 566 £396,023 454 £377,014
Terraced Homes 194 £339,955 162 £337,931
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Selling Time

The table below compares the average selling time of properties by property type in Southend over a 90 day period. In total 1,050 properties were sold at an average selling time of 107 days.

Selling Time (Over 90 Day Period)
Number of Properties Sold Average Sale Time
Detached Homes 141 114 Days
Semi-Detached Homes 349 93 Days
Terraced Homes 130 91 Days

Time on Market

The table below compares the average time a property spent on the market in Southend 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 466 128 Days 411 132 Days
Semi-Detached Homes 566 106 Days 454 113 Days
Terraced Homes 194 117 Days 162 99 Days

Conclusion:

There are promising signs it’s a good time to sell in Southend. With the information above in mind, use our Best Agent service to find the Southend estate agent that fits your property and needs.

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