Reason One

A Fresh Approach

BigBlackHen.com was born from the belief that there had to be a better way to sell property in this country: more straightforward, more user friendly, more innovative and most certainly, less expensive – yet with a quality of service and local expertise that home owners expect and deserve.

Reason Two

Expert Marketing

As a former Director of one of the most successful advertising agencies in London, Nigel Adams (Big Black Hen’s Founder) understands the vital importance of presentation when it comes to selling, particularly with something as precious as your home.

That is why we take such great care when preparing property details, thinking hard about the person who is most likely to want to buy your home before putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard!) and using the highest quality photography to show your home to best effect – both in our glossy brochures and online.

We also offer our advertising expertise to ensure that your home gets seen in all the right places – the UK’s most visible websites, Rightmove included, and the best local/national newspapers and magazines.

Reason Three

Client Friendly Contracts

We dislike complicated and restrictive contracts that prevent you changing agents if you so wish, so we have written ours in plain English with no tie-in or notice periods as we are old fashioned enough to think that your loyalty should be earned, not signed for.

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View our contract

Reason Four

Unique House Doctor Service

Houses that are presented at their best from the very first viewing or Open Day tend to sell more quickly and for a better price. That’s why we are such fans of House Doctoring, or Home Staging, prior to marketing our client’s homes. We have a unique House Doctor service that gives every new client the option of a free consultation from a local House Doctor which means that if you sell with us you are ahead of the competition from day one.

Reason Five

Simple, transparent, low fees

We believe that the commission system is too opaque and often far too expensive which is why we introduced our very popular and transparent low fixed-fees (see table below). They are from under 0.75% commission and so should save you a considerable amount of money.

By investing in the very latest technology and avoiding the unnecessary expense of High Street offices, we keep our overheads low, so that we can put more of your money where it counts – marketing and advertising your home to potential buyers.

Our Fees

Reason Six

Proven Success

We know that our new formula works and that home owners really like it – in a Property Ombudsman survey, 100% of respondents said that they would recommend us to a friend and we have been nominated for a prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Award on two occasions, 2010 and 2013.

The majority of our business comes from recommendations so to hear what our clients say about us click here.

Reason Seven

Our Ethos

Although we are at the cutting-edge with our use of new technology and our mobile ‘phone friendly website, we believe in old fashioned values of honesty and integrity and never get involved in hard-sell.

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We also believe in giving something back to the local community and are proud to support The Isabel Hospice with donations and enthusiastic fund raising which includes giving 25% of our fee to the Isabel Hospice for selling a house for anyone connected to the charity (employee, patient or volunteer) as well as donating £25 to the Isabel Hospice for every house that we sell.

Isabel Hospice

Reason Eight

Book a Free Valuation

Why not call us on 01992 878 580 or 01707 817 844 to find out more, or click here to book a free no-obligation valuation? We’d welcome the chance to tell you more about our fresh approach to selling Hertfordshire homes.

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