Coventry is fast becoming one of the best places to live in the UK. Data revealed last year by the Office for National Statistics said that outside of London, Coventry is the number one place for people to live between the ages of 18-34.
The City’s thriving social scene, a raft of new career opportunities and its status as The UK City of Culture for 2021 make Coventry a hot prospect, leading to a hot market for prospective renters, home buyers, sellers and estate agents alike.
If you’re thinking about renting, selling or buying in Coventry, Mutual Off-Market has compiled a list of the Top 10 Estate Agents in Coventry and the wider area, based on online reviews.
10) Godiva Estates – 4.9
Godiva Estates in Earlsdon, Coventry, is a family run business that has garnered plenty of favourable reviews online. The agency has made a name for itself for being a business built on traditional values, while at the same time maintaining a forward-thinking approach conscious of an ever-changing industry. Among the many glittering reviews it has received, reviewers often praise their seamless service and keen attention to detail.
Landlady Rosie said: “Paul has been very helpful finding a suitable tenant for my property, providing expert knowledge and a good quality service throughout. As this is a quite a stressful time for most, I felt at ease dealing with Godiva Estates and trusted them from start to finish of the process. Highly recommend them if you’re looking to let your property”
9) Payne Associates Earlsdon – 4.9
The Earlsdon branch of Payne Associates is one of the most trusted estate agents in Coventry. Payne Associates is proud to boast a heritage spanning over 100 years, and they still look after clients who are descendants of their original customers, showing that their professionalism and customer care has stood the test of time. Of the many positive reviews, customers mention time and again their quality service, responsiveness and value.
Homebuyer Sheila said: “The team at Payne’s have been first class and delivered not only the professional service I would expect but also combined this with being very friendly and helpful. Aaron and Molly looked after us very well at the viewing stage (which I am delighted to say was brief) and the service we received from Vicky post offer has been, and continues to be, nothing short of outstanding. You can’t beat a personal service and this is exactly what you get with Payne’s.”
8) Bayzos Estate Agents – 4.9
Bayzos Estate Agents is an independent residential estate agent that values the customer experience above all else. The agency strives to make the buying and selling journey a pleasurable one for all involved, and this is evidenced in the favourable reviews they’ve received online.
First time buyer Liam said: “We want to say a massive Thankyou to Gary and the team at Bayzos. After our initial house with another vendor fell through during lockdown one we fell in love with our now current home which was on the market with Bayzos. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional and attentive team to guide us through the process. Special mention to Liz and James who went above and beyond with super quick responses to our ongoing queries. If you’re looking at purchasing a property then look no further as Bayzos are the team for you.”
7) Reeds Rains Coventry – 4.9
Established in 1868, Reeds Rains is an estate agent that needs no introduction. With over 100 branches across the UK, and a reputation spanning 150 years, it’s no surprise that Reeds Rains makes the list as one of the best estate agents in Coventry. Above all, its service, communication and customer care are highly-praised by online reviewers.
Seller Lynne said: “We just completed on our house sale on Monday and would highly recommend Neil and Mandy and the team at Reeds Rains Coventry. The whole process was straightforward and stress free. Neil and Mandy advised us on an appropriate sale price, conducted the viewings and kept us informed at all stages, providing valuable feedback. We were able to check progress on their online portal too. Their service was professional at all times and we were very happy with the outcome. Thanks for a great service.”
6) Hughes and Son Estates – 5
Hughes and Son Estates are a sales and lettings estate agency with a traditional feel. The company, situated on New Union St, says it puts “real value into the integrity of a handshake.” They value punctuality and honesty, working to be one of the most trusted and transparent estate agents in the Coventry area.
Tenant Martin said: “A great team at Hughes and son estates with your best interests at heart.
I choose these in particular because 1• it’s a local independent estate agency 2• value for money you get more for your money than with any other agency 3•they don’t just talk the talk they walk the walk unlike others I’ve used 4• highly experienced team with the knowledge to sell your property quickly and the eye to find your next home 5• we got complementary van hire for when we moved.”
5) Blatch Fine Homes – 5
Blatch Fine Homes markets some of the most premium properties in Coventry and the wider area. The company, by its own admission, was founded with the ambition to exceed estate agency expectations. To this end, Blatch has built its service around excellence, mirroring the quality of the homes they market. The company takes a refreshing approach often lacking in the modern agency, assigning only a small number of properties to each agent to ensure they’re marketed to the best of their ability.
Seller Phil said: “Cannot thank the team enough for all their help in selling our home. Always proactive, professional and timely; they helped us rapidly sell our home having previously been with a cheaper online agent for some time without a sale. Highly recommend Blatch Fine Homes, don’t settle for less!”
4) Heenay Joshi Property Expert – 5
Heenay Joshi Property Expert is a Coventry-based estate agency that has made quite a name for itself in the area. The eponymous estate agency run by the man himself, Heenay Joshi, has built a strong reputation for integrity, honesty and pride, strengthened across 25 years working in the industry. What is evident about its success is their leading man’s personal-touch approach to a boutique-feel estate agency.
Seller Tilly said: “Heenay was always professional, polite, helpful and generous in his knowledge and expertise of the property market. Further, he was unfailing in maintaining his communications with us throughout our transaction and ultimately obtained for us a sale price well in excess of that which was initially indicated by other Agents. I would engage Heenay again without hesitation and am also grateful to him for the good advice he gave to my husband after sale, entirely free of charge, in connection with a subsequent land matter.”
3) Payne Associates Balsall Common – 5
The Balsall Common branch of Payne Associates, like their Earlsdon counterparts, is another highly trusted estate agent in Coventry. Again, the numerous positive reviews online point to an agency that values quality service and responsiveness, while placing real emphasis on its value and expert knowledge of the local area.
Mike said: “Thanks to Jack and the team at Payne Associates in Balsall Common. They were all hardworking, helpful and personalised their service to my specific requirements. They managed to sell my property quickly and for a record price! I wouldn’t ever use anyone else and would highly recommend them.”
2) Julie Philpot Residential – 5
Julie Philpot Residential, a rather new entrant in the Coventry estate agency scene, was founded in 2019 by leading lady Julie, an estate agent with over three decades of experience who wanted to provide a new, unique and flexible service to people in the area. Ms. Philpot says that effective communication and a tailored service is what makes the hybrid virtual agency so successful. Despite its forward thinking approach to the modern hybrid agency, Julie Philpot Residential still maintains a traditional feel to its work, which reviewers have praised.
Buyer and Seller Helen said: “I have bought and sold a number of properties over the last 18 years with various agents. Julie provided the best experience to date. As a buyer I felt nurtured, fully informed and valued throughout the process. Nothing was too much trouble: e-mails were answered on Sunday evenings; she met me at the property with the keys on the day of completion and was always cheerful and efficient. Excellent old fashioned service! I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
1) Reeds Rains Bedworth – 5 🏆
Taking the top spot and the official title of the Best Rated Estate Agent in Coventry is Reeds Rains Bedworth. Situated just north of Coventry City Centre, the agency has received almost 200 hundred positive reviews, with customers lauding the agency’s patience, advice, friendliness, and approachability throughout each step in the buying, selling and renting processes.
With a supportive team of local experts, the Reeds Rains Bedworth branch has stood out for its exceptional customer care, going the extra mile to ensure every single one of its customers is happy and satisfied.
Seller Alex said: I would just like to say a huge thank you to the team for all of their help and support during our house sale. The quality of customer service has been second to none. Karis in particular has been fantastic from beginning to end, answering our questions; big and small, providing valuable advice, keeping us updated, and liaising with all parties involved with such professionalism. We are so grateful to have had her help and support along the way, she has been excellent.”
Seller Dawn said: “Andrew and his team (with a very special thanks to Karis!) have been amazing. They are highly professional, efficient and always readily available to offer help or advice. Previous reviews have mentioned their customer service as being second to none and I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you so much to all at Reeds Rains Bedworth for your tremendous support during our recent house sale.”