10 Oct What price experience? Multi award-winning Surrey estate agency Barton Wyatt boasts over 200 years
Tot up the amount of estate agency experience at award winning Barton Wyatt and you reach a staggering 206 years. This exclusive family-run agency is located in the heart of Virginia Water in Surrey with a reputation as elongated as its experience.
Casting our minds back 200 years ago it would have been the 1800s when life was hard and buying and selling houses a pastime only for the rich. 1807 saw British parliament abolish the slave trade, the first railway passenger service begin in England and London’s Pall Mall become the first street to be lit by gaslight.Just a few years prior to this, in 1797, William Blake wrote the poem “The Price of Experience”. His bleak outlook on life has thankfully been left in the dark ages and in today’s modern world we can regularly rejoice in the tents of prosperity.
But what price experience when it comes to selling your home?
According to Bennie Waller, professor of finance and real estate at Longwood University in Virginia, USA you should “use an established veteran agent” for the best outcome. His study examined 10,065 real-estate listings with the findings revealing that if you use a veteran (estate) agent with over 10 years’ experience in property sales then you should achieve 12% more for your home than if you use a rookie.
“Success comes with experience and here at Barton Wyatt we have buckets of it! My joint partner (and dear brother) Rupert and I have over 50 years’ experience in house sales and rentals with our dedicated team making up the other 150 plus years. They are incredibly knowledgeable about our local area, our properties, how to market a home and help our clients achieve the maximum potential for their house sale.”
Barton Wyatt have been recognised for their successes time and time again by winning 10 nationally recognised estate agency awards with James Wyatt in situ as Chairman for the Surrey branch of the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents). His wealth of knowledge and charismatic charm has ensured that James has been quoted countless times in the media both locally and at a national level.
Staff at Barton Wyatt have the most incredible loyalty to their firm:
Victoria Holford, the PA to the Partners said: “Barton Wyatt is like a second family to me. We have a great team that are all committed to the same goal and it is rather fun spotting the odd celeb that comes to visit!”
Jo Parris, Lettings Manager thinks: “Barton Wyatt enables me to work in an interesting market, see some stunning property and work with a great variation of clients while continually developing professional relationships. All with the support from the Partners in a professional yet friendly environment.”
Guy Edwards is on the sales team and he commented: “The work environment is supportive and encouraging whilst our territory is always very interesting and challenging. Wentworth attracts all sorts of successful and fascinating people who expect the very highest level of service. The Barton Wyatt name carries much respect in the area.”
Even with 200 years of experience under their belts, it doesn’t mean that Barton Wyatt sit on their laurels however. They have led the field numerous times embracing new technology such as QR codes on sign boards and property details, HD video tours of their properties, a dedicated TV channel to reach international buyers, a 24-7 international answering service and shortly embracing Augmented Reality.
One of the latest tools in the Barton Wyatt armoury is another cutting edge product. Taking the humble property brochure to a new level the team have embedded HD video tours of each property into the particulars enabling potential buyers to tour the property from the comfort of their armchairs.
“Many of our buyers are looking to spend between £5 and £10 million pounds on a new home and much as static printed brochures remain an integral part of the sale, this new integrated video brochure will bring the houses to life in a way that a photograph could never do.”
Estate agents, like any retailer, must stay ahead of the game and be able to deliver an all-encompassing experience that adds value to the customer journey. Keeping customers interested in Barton Wyatt and their products is the lifeblood of the business and their experienced team is definitely one of the tools.