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The property market throughout the late winter/early spring period has been surprisingly active with a much larger number of new instructions to the market and also sales year on year. There has been a particular resurgence in the middle to upper end of the market, with many large properties over £1 million selling much more easily.  Many clients ask if there is a negative effect from Brexit, this is certainly not the case and we are experiencing extremely high levels of activity in all departments.


If you are looking to sell your property, now is the absolute prime time and we urge you to speak to one of our expert valuers as soon as possible.


Yesterday was an important day in Melton Mowbray’s food calendar, it was the British Pie Awards, which was held in the stunning venue of St Mary’s Church.  Bentons take great joy in supporting such local events, which highlight our ‘Rural Capital of Food’.  Two of our team had the very tough job of joining the team of judges for the day!  Andrea and Clare started the day judging the Bentons sponsored class, Dessert Pies and wrapped the day up helping the team judge the Steak Pie entries. A very lovely day enjoyed by all.


At Bentons, we have seen an incredible start to the year which flies in the face of pundits expectations regarding the property market. There have been a considerable number of new vendors which has kept the supply of new property to the market well stocked. This in itself has generated a superb level of interest from buyers, both existing and new.

Whilst most people are not mentioning Brexit this remains an uncertainty that is unpredictable to say the least. We anticipate that with the increased level of stock and goodwill from both buyers and sellers, we should see a robust market for the rest of this year.


At Bentons, we understand the importance of selling your home.  That is why we employ five accompanied viewing specialists within our company, these friendly, efficient and knowledgeable ladies live locally and know the area like the back of their hand.

You will see our accompanied viewing specialists darting around the county in the Benton’s Mini! Many of our clients prefer us to show prospective buyers around the property, this usually gains a much more honest and open reaction from potential buyers on the viewing appointment.  This enables us to provide more detailed and useful feedback to people selling their home.

If you would like to hear more about our complete viewing service, or receive a free valuation from one of our experts, please get in touch.


Bentons are proud once again to be participating in this years Melton Mowbray Christmas tree festival!  Held at the beautiful Saint Mary‘s Parish Church in the centre of Melton Mowbray, Bentons will have a Christmas tree carefully decorated and presented by members of our team. Following the success of last year’s theme ‘Santas Magic Key’ we have decided to do the same again this year!

Bentons tree will be decorated with a number of Santas magic keys, children are invited to take one home to leave out for Santa on the big night so he can get in to leave presents! There will also be bags of ‘reindeer food’ which will almost certainly be eaten by birds, if not, Reindeer!

The Christmas Tree Festival begins on Friday, 30 November at 9am for the general public and continues through until Tuesday, 4 December, there will be music by The Hathern Brass Band and mulled wine and mince pies on offer at certain times!  Pictured with keys and reindeer food are Lizzie Evans and Richard Harrison of the Bentons team.


As one of the largest selling agents in Leicestershire, we strongly believe in providing the highest quality of marketing with maximum coverage across our region for the benefit of our clients. We have an unrivalled presence in a number of regional newspapers across Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and as our brand appeal broadens, we have decided to invest further in press marketing. Grantham Journal is particularly well read and provides superb coverage within Grantham itself and the surrounding area, we have enjoyed an increased level of property instructions to market in this area and we feel the time is right to increase our marketing presence particularly in this location. We have a great number of buyers registered who are particularly looking to purchase in this area, largely due to the historic architecture and appeal of the vernacular stone buildings, as well as the bustling town centre Grantham and its excellent train link to London, with many buyers registered coming from our Park Lane, London office. We are excited about the prospect of increasing advertising coverage for existing clients and helping new home sellers and purchasers to move on with their property plans.


Now that we have passed the halfway mark in the year, the property market is well and truly in full swing with buyers and sellers very active in the current marketplace. Buyers have an eye for a good property, paying strong prices for the very best houses in the most desirable areas. This success in various geographical pockets of the market has caused the market to move along at a rapid pace during 2018.

We urge potential sellers to be realistic when pricing their property if they wish to obtain a sale before Christmas. The strong property market has caused some estate agents and sellers to over estimate the likely sale price, causing many vendors to become disappointed with their properties languishing on the market at an otherwise busy time. It is vital you seek an expert opinion when pricing your property in order not to ‘over price’ but also to make sure you are obtaining the very best sale price, particularly if you live in a desirable location, the experts at Benton’s can help you achieve this.


Save the Children – Christmas Jumper Day 2017

Bentons Estate Agents are taking part in this year’s Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children Charity. The staff at Bentons based in Melton Mowbray will be donning their best and most outrageous Christmas Jumpers in aid of this superb charity!

Staff, clients, public, friends and family are invited to donate by texting the word TEAMBENTONS to 70050 to donate £5 to Save the Children. Further details can be found at


Bentons are proud to be supporting the St Mary’s Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival once again this year. This fantastic event is billed as the largest Christmas Tree Festival in the country with over 220 organisations taking part with over 1,340 Christmas trees! Bentons has been a leading Estate Agent in the town since 1972 and have been helping the people of Melton Mowbray move house in the town itself and around much of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

Mandy DiGioia, Sales Manager and Associate Director at Bentons commented “We are delighted to be having a Christmas Tree at this lovely event which attracts young and old alike, the team at Bentons are always enthusiastic when it comes to supporting local events and we look forward to seeing people there”

This year’s theme from Bentons is ‘Santa’s Magic Key’ where the tree will be decorated with Santa’s Magic keys, where children are invited to take a key from our tree (and a packet of Reindeer food!) and leave it outside for Santa on the big night! The festival runs from 1st December to 5th December 9am-5pm, Adults £2.00/Under 12’s Free.