New manager at Hampton’s number one estate agent*

Sharman Quinney is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Kirtland-Brown as Residential Sales Manager at its blossoming Hampton office.

He joins the Hargate Way branch, which was recently named the leading agent in the town*, when buyer activity traditionally increases following the distractions of the summer holidays.

Matthew brings a decade’s estate agency experience to his new position, and with it an in-depth knowledge of Peterborough and its busy property market. He joins Sharman Quinney in Hampton having previously worked from its Market Deeping, Orton and Stamford branches.

Matthew’s latest appointment sees him take control of an entire branch for the first time with the company, and he has worked his way up through Sharman Quinney’s ranks since joining from a local agent in 2009.

His strong property services background and fantastic knowledge of the town will prove invaluable at what is expected to be a busy few months for Sharman Quinney's Hampton office, which has witnessed a significant increase in sales so far in 2013 compared with the first eight months of last year.

On his appointment, Matthew says: “I am thrilled to be joining Sharman Quinney in Hampton, especially at such an exciting time in the local property market. I am looking forward to meeting buyers, sellers and new customers at the branch and am keen to oversee the company's ongoing success in the area.”

Demand for homes in Hampton is so strong at present, says Matthew, that now represents a fantastic time to sell a home in the area.

"There are certainly more buyers than properties available at present," he continues. "We are registering hungry customers on a daily basis at our branch and it is clear that Hampton remains a very popular part of Peterborough. Its well-regarded local schools and growing community make it a perfect fit for a wide range of purchasers, and we have been achieving quick sales at great prices throughout the summer.

"Significantly, September is also the month when we see many would-be purchasers turn their attention back to moving house following the distractions of the holiday season and the school break, so we are expecting further growth in demand in the coming weeks," Matthew continues. "Many customers are already re-entering the local property market with the intention of securing a move before Christmas so there are plenty of positive signs if you are looking to sell up in the area."

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Hampton, or would like advice on the local property market, contact Sharman Quinney for your free valuation on 01733 346111 or email:

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* Source: Vizzi Homes Sales data – Between 04 Jan 2013 and 02 August 2013 in PE7 8_ _, Sharman Quinney had sold the highest number of all properties registered online (52.8%). All properties SSTC

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About Sharman Quinney

Established in Peterborough in 1989 by founders Mike Sharman and Steve Quinney, Sharman Quinney now has 17 estate agency branches across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. In 2003, 75 per cent of Sharman Quinney was acquired by the Connells Group. Mike Sharman and Steve Quinney retain a 20 per cent share in the company, remain as operational directors and sit on the Sharman Quinney Board of Directors. As part of the Connells Group, Sharman Quinney benefits from the financial strength and infrastructure of one of the UK’s largest and most profitable estate agency networks. This means it can offer customers a trusted, local service with the added benefit of industry-leading support functions including Connells Compliance and Legal Services team, its in-house marketing and PR teams and its Mortgage Services model. The experience, expertise and breadth of services that come with being part of a larger corporate group, puts Sharman Quinney far ahead of many of its local competitors in terms of what it can offer its customers. For more information please visit:

Sharman Quinney Holdings Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 4174227, Registered Office is Cumbria House, 16-20 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1GN.  VAT Registration Number is 500 2481 05. 
For activities relating to regulated mortgages and non-investment insurance contracts, Sharman Quinney Holdings Limited is an appointed representative of Connells Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Connells Limited’s Financial Services Register number is 302221.  

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