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22Jun

Out latest e-zine is out!!


Click below to see 19 - that's 19!!!! New properties we have been instructed to put on the market. Your new home could be one of them!


If you would like any more info on anything you see or would like to book your own property valuation then please do not hesitate to contact us.


01664 563892 or email on sales@bentons.co.uk


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01Jun

  • 12% jump in number of available rental properties leads to slowest annual rate of increase since 2014
  • Overhang of last year’s buy-to-let surge leads to more choice for tenants and slower annual rate of increase in rents
  • Number of available rental properties on Rightmove up 12% compared to the same period last year
  • Annual asking rent growth of 1.8% is the lowest since Q4 2014, and less than half the annual growth of 3.9% recorded a year ago in Q1 2016
  • Uplift in available properties means it is taking 10% longer for letting agents to secure suitable tenants than this time last year, and almost 20% longer in London

    Click here to read the full Rightmove article


01Jun


We are excited to announce that we will be holding a stand at the 2017 Rutland County Show on Sunday 4th June!


As Bentons continues to expand its property expertise across the Leicestershire border into Rutland, what better way to support the County by popping along to the County Show!


Members of the Bentons team will be on hand to meet and greet the residents of Rutland and hand out goodie bags, showcase properties For Sale and Rent and also hold a competition – Guess how many Balloons are in the Bentons Mini!


For a BONUS extra entry into the competition simply upload a picture of our balloon filled Mini onto Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #bentonsmini and tagging us so that we can see your entry @bentonsmelton


Find us on Instagram by clicking HERE! alternatively seach using @bentonsmelton

Find us on Facebook by clicking HERE! alternatively seach using @bentonsmelton or Bentons - Melton Mowbray LTD


We look forward to seeing you there on the day, for more information about the show and what's on visit Rutland County Show 2017


01Jun

When the Prime Minister called a snap General Election a few weeks ago many property professionals will have groaned, as historically the last nine General Elections have caused a slight dip in activity pre-election. The difference this time is that we have only had a run up of around 7 weeks, instead of the usual 6 months!


Perhaps this has caused a buck in the activity trend, at Bentons we have certainly seen activity levels stronger than we would have expected. Many potential buyers and sellers have not had time to let the usual doubts and uncertainty dampen their intentions to move house. This, coupled with a continuing lack of property available, cheap mortgage deals and a robust property market overall, has meant that transaction levels are as strong as ever.


There is also more sunshine on the way, and not just in terms of the weather! Traditionally, the number of sales in the market place are higher in the three months immediately after an election, so if you are considering a move, there couldn’t be a better time.


That certainly gets our vote!



01Feb

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."


01Feb

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


01Feb

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!


01Feb

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.



14Sep

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.