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Cridland and Co
Cridland and Co

Surely all estate agents are the same...? 


  • Shortlisted as "Best newcomer" at the 2013 Estate Agency Awards
  • Commended for the best property sales website in Oxfordshire
  • Writing market comment for the Oxford Times
  • Testimonials received from most of our clients
  • Developing a reputation for selling property other agents could not


We call that a "no"...


Estate agents exist for one simple reason - to transact properties from people who have them to people who want them. But within that simple statement are a myriad of potential stresses, anxieties, logistical nightmares, not to mention the great deal of money at stake. So trusting an agent is an enormous leap of faith on a par with trusting a doctor.

However, agents often forget this because for them it's a money-making exercise hence they either ignore or are not in tune with the emotional aspect their clients so badly need them to understand.

A really great agent must be a mix of many things. Property expert; marketing guru; consummate networker; agony uncle; wizard with a screwdriver... But above all they must always be aware they are working for the client not themselves.

Unlike most estate agents we recognise this is your property, not ours, so our first task is to LISTEN. We start with a clean sheet of paper and work through the requirements, the concerns, the motivations with a view to finding the best solution.

So that's our ethos, Here are a few reasons why you should talk to us.

  • Rightmove, Primelocation, Findaproperty, Globrix, Zoopla etc. - Our web advertising extends to many websites even the major players do not use. Wherever buyers look they can't fail to find our properties.
  • - our own site is easy to use and offers comprehensive information about your property as well as advice for buyers. 
  • Oxford Times - we regularly advertise on a full page, but more than that we secure a disproportionately high number of editorials - these cannot be bought at any price, but knowing the right people..
  • Networking - it's amazing how often a simple chat with the right person uncovers a fantastic solution.
  • Smaller portfolio - we take the view if we keep a small register we have more time for each client. So we sell more of our stock at higher prices than our competitors 
  • Technology - We use the most advanced agency database currently available - meaning we spend more time selling your property and smoothing the path to completion, and less on admin.
  • Local knowledge - It amazes us how often estate agents know nothing at all about the house, the client or the area! A buyer not knowing the best schools/ commuting routes/ local amenities/ your situation may never view your property unless the agent can convince them of the assets. We highlight these points.
  • Suppliers - will you need a solicitor, financial advisor, builder, plumber, tree surgeon? Our contacts have been chosen for their quality and reliability, they will look after you.
  • Buyer relationship - the agent who has the best rapport with his buyers sells more properties, and we know our buyers!
  • ABOVE ALL, we never forget we are working for you...

We're proud of our service and our clients love what we do. However there is no substitute for getting to know us and decide what you think of our company. We would be delighted to have a discreet, no-strings attached discussion at your convenience. Please call or email us, we look forward to talking to you soon.

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