We are an Estate Agent dedicated to the sale of agricultural properties with an acre or more of land in England and Wales.
Increasingly, people with large gardens or acreage are selling them off to property developers. We believe that the soil on which we stand needs to be protected, our aspiration is to help safeguard it. Parting with a piece of green growing land sows the seeds for a better future, we want to help our clients sell that land to like-minded people.
As Farmers ourselves, and having over 30 years of experience within the property industry, we can understand and relate to our clients’ needs and requirements. With this experience we are able to not only offer the best Estate Agency service, not just in this specialist area, but we also offer guidance and advice on land types, regulations, easements, stewardships and entitlements etc.
THE SEARCH FOR SPACE
We are selling much more than bricks and mortar. Views out over lush green undulating hills, meadows filled with wildflowers, the peace and tranquillity of natural surroundings, a better quality of life, fresh food straight from the garden, and the sound of wildlife filling the air…
You are acquiring your very own share, however small, of planet earth in all its natural glory.
Buyers are now on the search for space. The increasing pressure of climate change and Covid-19, have caused many buyers to re-evaluate their lives. More people are working from home so looking for home offices, and with the aftermath of Covid-19 set to be of concern for the foreseeable future, buyers are wanting access to countryside, and beautiful surroundings.
THE ROADMAP TO SUSTAINABLE FARMING
2021 will witness the beginning of the UK’s 7 year agricultural transition period during which the industry will shift from BPS payments to the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS). Exactly how that scheme will function is yet to become clear but with the government’s Roadmap to Sustainable Farming published, land owners can begin to plan and adapt.
EXPOSING THE HIDDEN MARKET.
Traditionally, certainty within the Estate Agency industry, demand increases levels of supply. With many unknows still remaining there is a reduction in Agricultural and Estate properties for sale. From speaking with our clients there are many of you out there wanting to sell but most are waiting for clarity before making major decisions.
Demand, however, keeps increasing. The numbers of buyers out there compared to properties for sale means properties are selling fast and the average property price is still increasing. What the market needs is more people biting the bullet and putting their properties up for sale. This in turn will give many sellers the confidence they are waiting for and also offer them more choice in finding a new property for themselves. Many of our clients have been telling us that another reason for not listing their property just yet was because they had not seen anything online they would wish to buy.
We would like to expose this hidden market. We have people on our books that want to sell and people who want to buy so if those who want to sell take the first step into allowing people to know of their property the supply to the market would increase dramatically, boosting even more confidence to the market.
In the long term, we are confident that the rural property sector will only strengthen and become, to many, a secure investment due to the ability to diversify in uncertain times.
Another reason for this shift in buying habits is that there are simply more wealthy people in the UK today. To this new ‘squirearchy’, snapping up large amounts of land is an advantage. They know how to look after their money and feel the increasing environmental pressure so are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint. We are finding many wealthy buyers diversifying land by creating new income within the land. Things like tenant farming, woodlands, equestrian facilities, holiday accommodation, events, farm shops and fishing etc. All are enterprises the government are wanting to endorse and encourage, so are likely to feature in the new ELMS.
At Farms and Estates our goal is to support you in this life change. Moving home is deemed to be one of the most stressful life experiences. By taking on the stressful parts we enable you to focus on the more enjoyable aspects of the process so that with us, you can have a positive, and memorable experience.
We believe Estate Agency can be done better, much better, and we will be covering the whole of England and Wales.
We do this through the high level of service we offer. Working together with you, we are your team. We keep things simple. We manage expectations. We will create a clear plan with you so you know what to expect at every stage.
From helping you launch at the correct price, preparing your bespoke marketing, booking quality viewings, obtaining constructive feedback, negotiating offers to the best price possible, to handling the sales progression through to your completion day.
At Farms and Estates you will have one person from our family run business dedicated to making your move as seamless as possible. We want to create a partnership with you and know from experience that communication plays a vital role in the process. Too much, people get frustrated. Too little, people get annoyed. We take time to consider and simplify all parts of selling, one of our steps is to agree with you from the outset how you want us to keep in touch.