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Bentons was presented with The Guild of Property Professionals ‘Midlands Estate Agent of the Year 2017’ at The Guild gala dinner and awards ceremony, which was held at The Vox conference centre in Birmingham on Friday 27 January.

Bentons were proud to be chosen to receive the award which was collected by James Warne, Maria DiGioia, Melissa Hopson and Richard Harrison on stage in front of around 500 estate agents.

"We are thrilled to receive this award for the second year in a row, which is testament to the continuing hard work by the team" said James Warne, Director of Bentons. "The Guild has been an invaluable marketing partner for our business and through a number of different initiatives we have continued to see Bentons market share grow and affirm our position as a market leading agent across the Midlands."

The awards were presented by Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild, and property TV presenter Melissa Porter and sponsored by The Telegraph, who commented: "As the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper, The Telegraph is looked to by its readers as a trusted source of expertise. It is therefore fitting that we are able to celebrate excellence in the property industry by sponsoring the awards ceremony at The Guild of Property Professionals."

Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals, said: "The annual Guild awards and gala dinner was another huge success. It was great to be able to unite and celebrate excellence within our network. Very many congratulations to all the award recipients who richly deserve their success."


As we reflect on 2016 as a year of significant change and disruption on the world stage, we are pleased to report that the property market in general has remained as robust and reliable as ever. Back in the summer we saw little effect from the Brexit vote with the demand for homes in fact surging immediately after the result. Whilst prices have remained strong in the most sought after locations, many vendors will need to price realistically to ensure they sell in 2017. It is imperative to canvass the opinion of honest property professionals. Bad advice i.e. overvaluing or undervaluing can cost you thousands in the long run.

At Bentons, we understand that selling your home is likely to be one of the most important transactions you may experience. Therefore it is crucial to employ the services of a reputable and experienced local Estate Agent with a pedigree in dealing with a wide range of property. A good Estate Agent will not only produce the highest quality marketing materials and cover every advertising medium available to them, but also endeavor to provide the very best service to both buyers and sellers. With Bentons, you can be sure that you are dealing with the very best team of property experts there is, to guide you through the whole process.

We specialise in the sale of properties across the East Midlands, particularly Charnwood Forest & Villages, Vale of Belvoir, Wreake Valley, Rural Leicestershire, County of Rutland and Melton Mowbray itself. Much of our business is from repeat clients and recommendation.

Why Bentons is the best choice for selling your home –

  • Established, privately owned business since the 1970s
  • Passionate about customer service
  • The most experienced valuation team in Leicestershire
  • Dedicated professionals with years of agency experience
  • Unrivalled marketing coverage locally, Regionally and Nationally
  • Office open and expert accompanied viewings 7 days a week
  • Property videos, Aerial drone photography & Professional photography
  • National Press advertising, 5 Regional newspapers & 3 magazines covering 3 Counties
  • Outstanding website portal coverage
  • Exclusive link to a National network of over 1,200 independent offices
  • Park Lane, London office


As we all know, Quorn is one of the most sought after places to live in the area. So what happens when the demand for houses far outstrips supply? A number of things can, and have happened in the Quorn property market. Available property for sale has fallen, with 50% of property on the web in Quorn currently ‘sold subject to contract’. This lack of readily available housing stock can cause a temporary inflation in prices, according to land registry data, prices have increased by almost 3% in the last 12 months. Semi-detached homes in Quorn are the biggest winners with an increase in value of 4.5% in the last 12 months. The average price of a home in Quorn is now £322,461. The speed at which houses have been selling has also increased, with many properties selling in ‘hours and days’ rather than ‘weeks and months’. It is crucial to employ the services of a reputable and established Estate Agent with expert knowledge to guide you through the process of pricing, marketing and selling your home. With interest rates set to stay low for the time being, a natural increase in property available through late Spring and early Summer, 2017 could be the year to make your move!


Stanford Hall near Loughborough is the new Defence National Rehabilitation Centre and is undergoing a phenomenal building project to transform the property into a state of the art centre. It has just been announced that Bentons Estate Agents as a member of the Relocation Agent Network, Part of the Cartus Group, are helping those members of staff relocating from the current site at Headley Court in Surrey.

Richard Harrison from Bentons declared "We are incredibly proud and privileged that Bentons has been exclusively chosen to showcase property for sale and rent to around 150 members of staff looking to relocate to the area surrounding the new DNRC Stanford Hall"

Bentons recently exhibited at Headley Court in Surrey to members of staff there, discussing places to live and handing out sales particulars of properties for sale and to let with the agency. The development will extend to over 47,000m2 of floor space, of which approximately 41,000m2 will be new, purpose-built accommodation. There will be a state of the art Integrated Treatment Zone containing purpose built gyms and pools that will provide a high degree of flexibility. Separate accommodation for complex trauma and neurological patients will be provided with separate, purpose-designed external garden spaces, along with a diagnostic imaging centre and purpose-built prosthetics department.


Brexit - Housing market as strong as ever

Since the announcement of Brexit, we have experienced no immediate change in the housing market with activity as strong as ever! As one of the areas longest established Estate Agents, we have experienced many elections, interest rate changes and fluctuating market conditions. There are two things that affect the property market, confidence and interest rates. Rates are at an all-time low with great mortgage deals, there is a robust demand for houses and a lack of supply of second hand homes to the market. In any case, we advise potential homesellers to obtain expert advice from an experienced valuer if considering selling this year.