Robert Nagle and myself (Mark Leese) began working with each other back in 1995 at a long established Clifton estate agency. Over time as our experience grew we both progressed to managing individual estate agency offices in Clifton and the city centre respectively. In 2003 following a takeover of the business by a large corporate we hatched a plan to strike out on our own and opened the doors at Leese & Nagle in 2004.
Our objective was to establish a successful independent estate agent based upon core principles of sensible, professional advice, effective advertising and experienced personal service. We have assisted thousands of clients to achieve their objectives of moving over the past 15 years through boom markets and more challenging times.
We now have two offices in prominent locations and a highly skilled and motivated team with over 125 years’ agency experience to assist you in your next move. Robert and I remain working in the business as full time hands on estate agents and offer unrivalled experience in the area. We look forward to meeting you.
There are more estate agents operating in North West Bristol now than at any point we can remember in over 25 years of working in the area.
So it’s a fair question. What sets us apart from our competitors?
As a business we use a wide range of marketing and advertising media. Without giving all our secrets away some of what we strive to achieve is set out below.
Our offices are one of the most visual aspects of the business. Smart, contemporary offices in prominent locations give both buyer and seller confidence that we are on hand and available. We have highly visual back lit window displays designed to attract enquiries and interest from both serious buyer and casual browser.
We utilize a comprehensive mix of traditional paper based and internet marketing platforms. We feel each has its place and value in the scheme of things be it paper or internet based. They give us the raw materials of enquiries and prospective buyers that we are then able to nurture and develop through good old fashioned personal contact into both vendors and buyers. At the heart of everything estate agency is still very much a people business.
We recognise that a property now has to shine against its competitors on the internet sites or printed media. What is going to make your property the one that stands out from the rest and secure that potential buyers attention. We’ve listened to buyers. They constantly tell us good quality photos, a clear and legible floor plan and concise and accurate description of the property are the most important things for them.
Time is of the essence, buyers no longer want or have time to read reams of flowery estate agents waffle about how many plug sockets there are in the kitchen. Blurred or poor quality dull photos are again a major turn off. If your agent cannot provide a floor plan then ask them what century they are operating in!
Instead short sharp facts about the house and a brief description of its most salient points coupled with the floor plan and photos speak for themselves and get results. Rightmove for example gives you about two sentences in the search view with nine other properties on the same page. In these two sentences you need to ensure you get the most important points of the house into the prospective buyers mind and get them to explore in more detail. It’s not the time or place for an agent to be patting themselves on the back telling you how delighted they are to be marketing the house. It’s your vital, prime selling space!
To this end we use our own high quality photography equipment and employ the services of a professional photography company when relevant to ensure your property has the very best exposure to the market. Our website uses the very latest responsive technology to ensure full screen photos on a PC, ipad or phone.
Facebook and Twitter are beginning to become more important marketing platforms as people’s media platform use changes over time. We also regularly update our newsfeed/blog to ensure we are kept active in this area. Although it’s a higher cost option video tours and user driven walkthrough tours are becoming available for us to use. Examples of links to these tours are below. the full range of our properties can also be viewed on the Leese & Nagle page of Onthemarket.com
We are members of the National Association Of Estate Agents (NAEA) and adhere to high standards set out under their PROPERTYMARK scheme.
We are members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme
By dealing with a Member of the TPO, the public may be confident about the agent's approach in its dealings with actual and potential buyers and sellers of residential property or lettings in the UK. The Property Ombudsman provides a free, fair and independent service for dealing with unresolved disputes between sales and letting agents who have joined the TPO and consumers who are actual or potential buyers or sellers or landlords or tenants of residential property in the UK.