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Our Farnborough team are local residents themselves so are ideally placed to offer expert advice and that all important reassurance through the selling and buying experience.
From start to finish we cannot fault the professional and respectful team at the Farnborough branch and the way in which our sale was handled. They did exactly what they said they would do from viewings to progression making the process as painless as possible. They stand out in a world full of mediocre businesses.
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Branch Manager: Steve Panther
40 Victoria Road
I love being able to have a positive impact on our clients’ lives.
Steve Panther Branch Manager
Property is all Steve has ever known having entered the industry as a trainee negotiator straight out of school in the mid-80s. Over 30 years later and Steve still gets the same sense of satisfaction that he did on day one from helping someone to move home. His endless energy, combined with his unmatched knowledge of Farnborough and its surrounds, means there are few better when it comes to accurately valuing property in the local area.
When Steve isn’t selling homes, his time is mostly spent with his family. As a father to three children between the ages of 3 – 12, Steve believes that he could also classify as a part-time taxi driver.
Our service, experience and honest approach is what makes Mackenzie Smith different.
Stephen Down Assistant Branch Manager
Assistant Branch Manager
Having worked as an estate agent in Farnborough for over 15 years, Stephen is a recognisable face to many in town. Living and working in the area for so long has given him an invaluable insight into the local property market, and Stephen takes great pleasure in passing on that knowledge to those in the community.
Stephen’s love of property is only matched by football, which he plays and watches every weekend. Although he keeps rather quiet about it these days, Stephen still remains as loyal as ever to his beloved Gunners.
I’ve always believed Mackenzie Smith to operate in a trustworthy and honest fashion, which is hugely important to me.
David Lake Senior Client Manager
Senior Client Manager
David is not only one of our most experienced colleagues, but, as a local himself, there is no one better placed to advise on the local housing market.
“I’ve been an agent for over 40 years, working and living locally for the last 33. It’s a fantastic area to bring up a family, I love helping locals move and those from out of town to discover how much there is to enjoy about the town and surrounding villages. “
David was drawn to the Mackenzie Smith team from another local agency due to our strong market presence, “I’ve always believed Mackenzie Smith to operate in a trustworthy and honest fashion, which is hugely important to me.”
David’s drive is to provide “an abundance of local knowledge”, his reputation locally means many Farnborough residents return time and time again to benefit from his experience and passion to help them move once again.
When David isn’t helping Farnborough residents, he enjoys football and cars and spending time with his two sons, who both he and his wife are extremely proud of.
Located just 34 miles from London, Farnborough is in the very north-eastern corner of Hampshire, bordering Surrey. Farnborough’s historic roots in aviation are intrinsically woven into the fabric of the town, which is striding into the future as a leading hub for the aerospace industry, growing as a business centre and benefiting from an exciting, family-friendly town centre regeneration.
Buyers will be pleased to find that the property market and architecture in Farnborough is diverse. The town boasts historic buildings like The Convent, which has recently been refurbished to create unique luxury apartments, as well a wide selection of traditional Victorian terraced houses.
South Farnborough, the oldest part of the town, is characterised by an abundance of Victorian homes. There are also several newly developed areas. These include Queensgate, where the mix of properties for sale appeals to first-time buyers, people looking for a family home, and buy-to-let investors.
House buyers in Farnborough have plenty of choice. Modern developments, like Queensgate, provide a range of apartments and houses, whilst larger estates such as Southwood boast a mixture of family homes built in the 1980s and 1990s.
Executive apartments for sale can be found in the town centre, near the train station, while large period properties and characterful family homes are waiting to be discovered on spacious plots. The latter are typically found in older parts of Farnborough, including Church Circle, Farnborough Park and Empress Park.
Considering its prime location, within the London commuter belt, properties for sale in Farnborough are reasonably priced when compared with neighbouring parts of Berkshire and Surrey.
The average asking price for a house stands in the region of £300,000 – lower than the typical sale price for a Hampshire property.
Those in the market to buy a flat can expect prices at an average of £200,000. Buyers looking to purchase a 1 bedroom house, as opposed to a flat, will tend to receive the best value for money. Homes like these sell for around £160,000.
However, properties in proximity to attractive green spaces, woods and nature reserves may command a higher asking price.
Those looking to rent a property in Farnborough will be pleasantly surprised to find that the town boasts a buzzing rental market. Potential tenants will also find that the average monthly rent in Farnborough is fairly low, making it ideal for those looking to break away from the competitive London lettings market.
Average rent in Farnborough stands at around £1,000 to £1,100pcm. However, single occupants or couples will be able to locate a smart 1 bedroom property for under £700pcm.
On the other hand, Farnborough’s rental opportunities may prove less flexible for a larger family on a budget. A 4 bedroom house will attract around £2,000pcm, with far fewer rental properties of this size being available.
Fewer council-owned lettings are available in Hampshire as a whole, when compared with the rest of the country.
Farnborough town centre has undergone extensive regeneration in recent years, with development of the business and residential property sector continuing to improve the area’s building stock. Residents have new shopping facilities, a new gym, cinema, better parking and hotels at their disposal.
A wealth of leisure activities awaits residents. Farnborough Leisure Centre provides a range of facilities including a swimming pool, gym, indoor bowling green, sports hall, tennis courts, health suite, children’s activities and a café. There are also several football and cricket pitches and sports halls at Wavell School, Fernhill School and the Aldershot Garrison.
The selection and quality of educational institutions means Farnborough is popular with families. An abundance of feeder primary schools means the area’s five secondary schools enjoy robust student numbers within their respective catchment areas. In terms of further education, the town has two sixth-form colleges, one of which received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in 2017. Families with older children will be pleased to learn that Farnborough is also close to several reputable universities.
Transport infrastructure in Farnborough is excellent. With two train stations, the town is connected directly to London, Reading and Guildford. There are also regular services to Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
In addition, convenient road links serve the town: the M3 motorway is easily accessible, travelling north-east to London, or south-west to Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton. A-roads also connect Farnborough to thriving Berkshire and Surrey towns such as Bracknell, Farnham and Woking.
Residents will be pleased to find that Farnborough boasts plenty of beautiful green space and opportunities to explore nature. For example, the Blackwater Valley provides a pleasant green corridor, with several nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest recognised for their ecological importance. The improvements made by the wildlife programme have had a positive impact on local wildlife, with fish stocks returning and even rare sightings of otters.
The area surrounding Farnborough is awash with ideal locations for family excursions. The town is famed for its history in aviation. This can be best explored with a visit to Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum, located just minutes outside of the town centre. Aviation buffs can also attend the biannual Farnborough Air Show, enjoyed by pilots and flight enthusiasts of all ages.
For those wanting to enjoy nature on a sunny day, Southwood Woodland makes for a great destination. The location boasts 80 acres of woodland: ideal for family days out, walking and cycling. This Site of Importance for Nature Conservation includes mature oak fields surrounding regenerating birch, as well as areas of grassland, alder and heathland, which form a diverse selection of natural habitats.
For a taste of culture, London is just 40 minutes away by train. Aldershot, a ten-minute drive, boasts multiple swimming pools, an outdoor lido, an outdoor centre and an indoor alpine sports centre – perfect for a family daytrip.
For further information about Farnborough and the surrounding area, or to enquire about property for sale or to rent in Farnborough, please contact the local office:
Sales 01252 375999 or email: [email protected]
Lettings 01252 551045 or email: [email protected]
We appreciate the only way to provide a quality service to our clients is to employ highly skilled and professional staff with the right attitude and personality.
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