This award is for an estate agent that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help first time homebuyers. Perhaps they have an exclusive service to support first time buyers into their first home or they have attracted record numbers of first steppers this year.

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Belvoir Bromley

Belvoir Bromley believes in helping first time buyers. Seeing itself as not ‘just another high street agent’ the recently opened estate agent understands the issues faced by this pressurised market place and focusses its efforts on helping others on the property ladder. Supporting first time buyers through a number of ways including building relationships with local developers, mortgage brokers, solicitors and removal firms; Belvoir helps to ease the process for those buying for the first time. Going further still, Belvoir holds regular first time buyer workshops, where it offers free financial advice from an independent mortgage broker where a range of professionals are also on hand. The friendly agent will also accompany buyers on viewings, explaining the buying process and any schemes available to them. First time buyer focussed activity is promoted through its social media platforms, window display, A-board advertising and leaflet drops; making finding out everything they need to know easy. Continuing its commitment into 2018, Belvoir is also working on a scheme to help first timers raise a deposit – watch this space.

Sawyer & co

At Sawyer & Co we know that every buyer is different, and that’s especially true when it comes to first time buyers. Buying your first property is exciting and daunting in equal measure, so we make things as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Some estate agents treat every buyer in the same way. We pride ourselves on providing a bespoke service, doing the little things that matter such as making viewings relaxed and unhurried so FTBs can really get the ‘feel’ of a property.
We ensure reliable mortgage and legal advice recommendations are freely available, our ‘next step’ service talks FTBs through the buying process, we source residents parking permits to start on move-in day, and make ourselves available out of hours.
We also offer an after sales ‘Welcome to the Area’ service including a guide to local amenities, to make sure our FTBs really settle into their new home!

SiteSales Property Group

SiteSales Property Group is an experienced, London based sales agent with an established brand that is recognised across the new homes sector by developers and buyers alike. SiteSales has delivered out some of the capital’s most prestigious schemes for its clients including the former London 2012 Olympic Athletes Village in Stratford, the exciting redevelopment of the Walthamstow Stadium and the former Dr Barnardo’s children’s home in Barkingside. SiteSales deal with all tenures of housing, including many entry level and affordable homes aimed at first time buyers. These housing schemes are a mix of outright sale, shared ownership, shared equity and government schemes such as Help to Buy. The team at SiteSales work closely with contractors, architects and designers to gain a clear and concise understanding of the homes that they sell. This in-depth knowledge allows for an informative and reassuring experience for all buyers throughout their customer journey.