Why Ashtons Sales and Lettings?

About Ashtons

Kevin Keenan and Karl Judd

Hertfordshire's leading estate agency

Ashtons is an independent estate agency practice founded in 1982 in St Albans. Driven by meaningful service and performance values, Kevin Keenan and Karl Judd have made Ashtons the unique entity it is today.

The group provides a first class estate agency service in Harpenden and Welwyn Garden City as well as St Albans. Alongside these major Hertfordshire towns, we focus on the outlying rural parts through our specialist Village and Country office in Redbourn.

At Ashtons, every client is treated as an individual from the day we first meet to the day we hand over the keys to your new home. We strive to cater for specific needs; nothing is classed as standard and nothing is left to chance. Exemplary service sits naturally alongside unrivalled performance.

We have strength in depth; over 70 enthusiastic, professionally minded people contribute daily to the success of the firm, highlighted two years in succession by a prestigious placing in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For and a Gold Medal at the 2012 ESTAS Awards, as the Best Estate Agency in the South of England (Northern Region). In 2013 we were proud to be a finalist in the Hertfordshire Business of the Year awards.

Ashtons People

Our people

are the very best in the business. Our senior colleagues have been with us for over 10 years taking great pride in the company. Team spirit is our fundamental principal whilst healthy but controlled competition is encouraged in order to get the very best results for our clients. The culture at Ashtons promotes high values focussed on reputation, trust and performance. We are very proud of our people. Clients, time and again are pleased to talk about their experience. Take a few minutes to judge for yourself.

Online Reporting


between agent and client is of paramount importance. With this in mind, we have devised a new web based facility which will allow positive free flow of information 24 hours a day. Our clients will now have access to their individual on-line record where potential buyers comments are posted just as soon as the information is to hand. Very shortly, we will add usual web based statistics to measure each individual property against others in the market. This facility is a FIRST for Ashtons and our clients.

Our track record

Ashtons pedigree

is best illustrated in our property archive. An agency should be able to adequately demonstrate its market share and the style of property it is renowned for. To help prospective clients of the firm, we have compiled a database of properties sold by Ashtons throughout the group. If you are about to come to the market yourselves, take an opportunity to browse this section, as well as the current section with property for sale and judge our success rate for yourselves. We are extremely proud of our record and we work continually to improve our profile.

Email marketing

Electronic marketing

now sits firmly alongside, but in no way replaces, personal contact. We have developed a crisp, clear HTML marketing tool we call Selection linked to ashtons.co.uk and sent to potential buyers the day we receive instructions to market a property. This facility links the buyer to the appropriate page on our web site, giving the buyer access not only to this property but the entire portfolio of the group. Once again, we cater for choice and flexibility.

Property Select

Get in front of potential buyers

Property Select is our weekly property summary sent electronically to every buyer registered within the Ashtons group. Each property within the Ashtons group is included, giving our clients the maximum possible exposure to serious prospective buyers.

Relocation Services

Corporate Purchasers and Tenants

register with Ashtons everyday of the week. In fact we are an official relocation centre for the Relocation Agent Network, part of Cartus Plc the worlds premier provider of global relocation. Cartus relocate 18,000 people in the UK every year and provide mobility services to 30 of the FTSE 100 companies linking Ashtons to over 600 relocation specialists. Clients of Ashtons have a dedicated relocation service advisor where their property is introduced to a wide audience of first class corporate purchasers and tenants. Click here to find out more »

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Tell me: what could I ask for my property?

What our clients say

Excellent service throughout and well coordinated with our on-going subsequent purchase. Neil Facer is a star.

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Watch your sale progress at a time to suit you

Our unique online facility allows clients to view comments and general progress through a dedicated online account, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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