About Us

Steven Oates is Hertford and Ware's leading estate agent. Established in 1986 as a local independent estate agency, Steven Oates has continued to provide a professional, friendly and informative service to the Hertford and in more recent times to the neighbouring town of Ware.

Why Choose Steven Oates? You have numerous agents to choose from in the Hertford and Ware areas, but the following helps define us as the most obvious choice.

Our History

Our History

Steven Oates opened it's doors some 25 years ago, with Colin Kyle at the helm and has continued to grow to a company now employing 16 experienced members of staff. Having successfully been recognised by the industry as Hertford's leading agents for over two decades, we opened our Ware Office in 2011 to increase the service we can provide our clients.

The best price for you

The best price for you

At Steven Oates we pride ourselves in acting in the best interests of our clients, and in doing so strive to achieve the best possible sale price. This is complemented by a pragmatic approach in order to set realistic client expectations, using our experience and market sentiment. We offer an unparalleled service to ensure your property receives the most amount of viewings from relevant buyers.

Prominent Offices

Prominent Offices

Our offices are situated in eye-catching and convenient locations in both Hertford and Ware, making it easy for our clients to pop in 7 days a week. We have gone to great lengths to create high impact window displays as well as a modern environment that is welcoming, friendly and offers a bespoke customer experience. As a result, we have strong physical and trusted brand presence in the local area that can be relied on.

Maximum exposure

Maximum exposure

To sell or rent your property and obtain the best return, we reach out to the widest possible audience. We harness the latest technology and utilise diverse marketing methods to connect your property to our extensive client base and beyond. From online presence to SMS texts, emails to local newspaper advertising with a reach of 50,000 households, our clients and their properties receive individual attention to produce a high level of interest.

Social Media

Social Media

Online communities continue to grow by the millions and with the average person spending over two hours a day on social media sites, we feel it an important marketing platform to utilise. We have a dedicated marketing team that has expertise in social media, so properties and posts are added daily across Facebook and Twitter. This complements our other online efforts to ensure your property reaches the greatest audience possible.

Online Presence

Online Presence

Whilst traditional advertising methods are still highly effective, this is coupled with the extensive use of online advertising across an array of sites as many prospective buyers and tenants go online to find properties. We invest in our website to ensure it is modern, displays properties at their best and has powerful search tools to help people find exactly what they’re looking for. We also utilise the major property portals, such as: Rightmove and Primelocation.com.

Professional photography

Professional photography

To maximise impact across all marketing platforms, visual presentation is paramount. This is why we offer professional photography as part of our service, taking a comprehensive range of pictures that capture the real selling features of your property. These are then used in all printed and online marketing literature for wide coverage in order to receive maximum interest.

Client Relationships

Client Relationships

We offer a wide variety of services so that we can advise our clients on various areas across both sales and lettings, supporting every need throughout the process. We tailor our services to each client to ensure we obtain the best outcomes in the most efficient way. We value our clients and and work towards long-lasting relationships as opposed to a one-off service.  

Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

We are proud to have sponsored more schools, charities and clubs than any other agency locally. We take direct involvement in any initiatives we support, whether it’s running a stall at a school fete or supporting 3,000 runners in a charity race. We raise several thousand pounds for charities every year, including but not limited to, Isabel Hospice, Willow Foundation and Herts Air Ambulance, and will continue to do so in the future.

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