Stone Estate Agency, James Du Pavey, tops the listings!

Local estate agents James Du Pavey have had their Stone, Eccleshall and Nantwich offices identified as some of the top estate agency branches in the country.

The Best Estate Agent Guide, compiled by the Property Academy, lists the top estate agency branches in the UK. The Property Academy is  an organisation set up to improve business performance and service standards in the property industry. The list is compiled with the support of Rightmove, the UK’s leading property portal.

James Du Pavey’s Eccleshall Branch was awarded an Excellent status, putting it in the 10% of estate agents in the country and both the Stone and Nantwich offices were awarded Highly Rated status out of c. 25,000 estate agency branches in the country.

“This is the biggest assessment of the sector ever conducted and we are thrilled to have been recognised following such a rigorous examination.” says owner James Du Pavey

Over 3 billion data points were analysed by Rightmove, looking at factors including marketing, property views, enquiries and performance to ascertain the best performing agents. In addition, the Property Academy carried out 50,000 mystery shops to assess customer service levels.

Peter Knight, founder of the Property Academy, commented: “We set out to provide the home mover with a reliable resource to help identify the best estate agent in each area, whether someone is looking to sell or let a property. Only the best branches make it into the Best Estate Agent Guide.”

The Property Academy carries out one of the largest surveys of home movers and each year has responses from over 15,000 home sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants. The survey identifies what home movers feel are the most important aspects of an estate agent’s service. This insight is used to establish the criteria for the Best Estate Agent Guide – in other words, agents that are listed in the Best Estate Agent Guide have demonstrated that they deliver a performance and service that home movers truly value.

The Best Estate Agent Guide is supported by Rightmove, the largest property portal in the country, which means that the assessment includes over 90% of all estate agency branches in the country.

If you’re thinking about selling or letting a property then you can get in touch with James Du Pavey’s Stone office now on 01785 814917 or visit their website on


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