Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Catford
Hunters is the UK’s largest independent property franchise and the fastest growing networks of estate and lettings agents across the country with branches nationwide.
Most branches, such as Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Catford, are run by the business owner, with years of experience in the local area and the property market. Over the whole network, customer satisfaction is 96% - a long way ahead of the industry average. This comes from accredited training, hard work, a professional, no nonsense approach, and the personal touch.
Estate agency is not just about property. It is about people and their journey of selling, buying, letting or renting. Our role is to help you in that journey.
There has been an estate agents at our offices for over 30 years, becoming part of the Hunters network in 2011. The current owner, Richard Wells, took over the business in 2013, following years of experience in property management, the IT industry, charity sector and leadership development. He also runs a mortgage and insurance business, Ethos Financial, which runs from our Hunters Catford office, and is a landlord himself.
Richard’s ethos matches that of Hunters, where giving time to people is very important: “I want to treat our customers, the same way I want to be treated. I want to do for them what I would want done for myself. I do business with people I trust, and our customers, whether selling, buying, letting or renting, need to know that they are dealing with a business they can trust”.
Together, Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Catford, has a team that gives time, works hard and brings years of experience to sales, lettings, management and mortgages. Our sales manager, Barry Musk, has worked at the office for over 10 years, and has probably valued homes in every street in the area more than once!
Hunters Catford advertise on Rightmove and Zoopla, the two main property portals, as well as the Hunters web site, Facebook, Twitter, local bus shelters and our shop window on the high street. We always include floorplans for sales and lettings’ properties, and provide free valuations.
In addition, two things stand out with us. Finding a buyer for a home is just half the process. Making sure the buyer is in a strong position to complete on the sale is vital. Years of arranging mortgages gives us great insight to understand the buyer’s position in a way most estate agents do not fully appreciate.
Secondly, a good estate agent works hard behind the scenes to follow up with solicitors, brokers, valuers and other agents up and down the chain to overcome any obstacles to get the sale to completion.
We have been pleased to sponsor local community events in the last few years including Catford Arts Trail; Rushey Green Festival; Blythe Hill Fields Festival; Felday Road Street Party; Torridon Junior School Summer Fair; Torridon Infants School Welcome Fair; Holbeach Primary School Summer Fair; Athelney Primary School Christmas Fair and Goldsmiths Community Centre Christmas Fair.
You are welcome to pop in any time and chat to us at Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Catford.
VAT Reg No: 160 8051 32 | Registered No: 08440016 | Registered Office: 19 Crawford Road, London, United Kingdom, SE5 9NF
A Hunters franchise owned and operated under licence by Charles Stuart Estates Limited.
Welcome to Catford!
Until 1889, Catford was part of the county of Kent; and Bromley Road, on the edge of what is now the Culverley Green conservation area, was once the main London to Kent coaching route.
Culverley, Penerley, Bargery and Inchmery Roads are in the heart of the tree-lined conservation area. The sought-after properties built between 1902 and 1914 are mainly Edwardian, with some late-Victorian villas with period features including sash windows, solid timber doors and stained doors. The villas are set back from the pavement behind small walled front gardens with substantial private rear gardens.
Catford resident Gregory Boon makes around 1,000 pots of Catford Honey each year from five hives in his garden.
Another popular area in Catford is the Corbett estate, named after Archibald Corbett who bought 278 acres of land from the Earl of St Germans and built more than 3,000 houses.
The most desirable properties on the Corbett Estate are the double-fronted Victorian houses mainly on Broadfield, Minard, Ardgowan and Wellmeadow roads. A strong sense of community is provided by the Corbett Residents’ Association through events such as Easter egg hunts, lunches and an annual firework display.
The Future of Catford
The local authority has ambitious aspirations for Catford town centre with the intention of creating opportunities for new housing and business. As part of the plans Catford Broadway has received a £2.1 million facelift to improve the look of shop fronts, lighting and seating in the now pedestrianized zone.
Currently under construction is the Catford Green development by Barratt London. A mixture of apartments and houses on the former Catford Greyhound Stadium site between the railway lines of Catford and Catford Bridge stations which is due for completion in 2017. The new homes will overlook the River Ravensbourne and Ladywell Fields with shops and community facilities.
The four railway stations in and around Catford are in Zone 3 with trains to London Bridge, Cannon Street, St Pancras and Charing Cross.
All trains from Catford Bridge and Hither Green stations pass through Lewisham, which has a Docklands Light Railway connection. Trains from Bellingham connect with the underground at Elephant and Castle, Blackfriars and Farringdon.
Good primary schools in Catford include Brindishe Green, Rathfern, Ashmead and Torridon Schools.
Secondary schools include St Dunstan’s College, an independent school and Conisborough College a community school in partnership with Colfe’s, a leading independent school in the area. The partnership consists of projects and cross-curricular activities between the two schools to enhance learning; and Scholarships to Colfe’s sixth form are offered to Conisborough’s highest achievers.
Catford offers plenty of green space, amounting to more than 560 hectares of green space in the borough (about 14% of the area of Lewisham Borough). 60 sites are designated as Sites of Nature Conservation Importance including 19 Local Nature Reserves.
14 of the borough’s green spaces have been given Green Flag awards for achieving the highest possible standards, being beautifully maintained and having excellent facilities. Green spaces in Catford with this award include Bellingham Green, Ladywell fields and Chinbrook Meadows.
The new Ravensbourne paths offer great opportunities for people to walk or cycle away from traffic and take in some of London’s quiet and beautiful areas. The paths run through the wildlife and woodland area and connect with existing cycle routes in Lewisham and Bromley.