22Jun

On Wednesday 22nd June the Ladies of Clifton & Co celebrated 20 years of trading with a memorable day in London starting with brunch at The Swan at the Globe followed by a London Eye Champagne experience and afternoon tea at The County Hall, as part of the celebrations to mark the event. A lovely day for all.

10Jun

On Friday 10th June the Clifton & Co male team enjoyed a day out to celebrate the company’s 20th Anniversary of trading having opened our doors at Belvedere Branch on the 1st June 1996. We didn’t want this milestone to pass without some celebrations across the group to mark the event and this started with the male staff spending a day at the Kentfield Estate involving clay shooting, fly fishing and a quad bike safari followed by a prize giving and an evening banquet at The Swan Bar & Brasserie. A good time was had by all!

15Apr

Chancellor George Osborne announced new rates of stamp duty, which will apply to any additional residential property costing more than £40,000, in today's Autumn Statement.

The higher rates will be 3 percentage points above the current SDLT rates, and will take effect from 1 April 2016. The government will use some of the additional tax collected to provide £60 million for communities in England where the impact of second homes is particularly acute.

The tax receipts will help towards doubling the affordable housing budget. This will help first time buyers and is part of the government’s commitment to supporting home ownership.

01Apr

Kristine Hedges, Property Marketing Consultant, Belvedere branch is our latest member of staff to pass ‘The Guild of Professional Estate Agents’ enhanced training programme.

As members of The Guild, we are proud of the values and diligence that they bring to the estate agency industry, but want to set even higher standards for legal knowledge, marketing and customer service. Our aim is to provide a unique and powerful training for our staff, to help provide a better service to our clients.

The scheme is designed to equip our staff with further skills and knowledge, helping us to be compliant in today’s property market and also achieve greater success in the local marketplace.

Well done Kristine.

15Feb

Clifton & Co wins Bronze award at The ESTAS for the Kent region, the most prestigious estate & letting agent awards in the UK

The award was announced by Phil Spencer, the TV property expert at a lavish luncheon & ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane London attended by 800 of the UK's top estate and letting agents in the UK property industry.

The awards, celebrating their 12th year are known throughout the industry as The ESTAS. The ESTAS determine the best estate and letting agents in the UK through research carried out amongst customers who are asked a series of questions about the service they have received from their agent, over 25,000 questionnaires were completed by customers during the competition.

Phil Spencer, who has hosted the ESTAS every year since their inception in 2003 said "The ESTAS are about making people happy, putting a smile on their face and making a genuine difference to peoples' lives. An agent's role is about guiding people through one of the most stressful times in their lives and that's not an easy job. The ESTAS help agencies to focus on customer service levels and that's why firms keep coming back year after year".

Clifton Button, Managing Director said "We are absolutely thrilled to be recognised at this year's ESTAS. It means so much to us as we know it's our customers who have judged our performance. We take our levels of customer service very seriously because we know clients have a choice. We have always been very proud of our personal service and this is a great way to demonstrate how good our offices really are."

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