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Hobbs Parker Estate Agents

Property for sale and to let in #TheGardenOfEngland

With offices in Ashford and Tenterden we sell and rent more property than any other local estate agent

On this page: Property Sales | Residential Lettings | What makes a good estate agent?

Also: About our Tenterden Office | Meet our Directors and Valuers

About Hobbs Parker Estate Agents

Our ‘patch’

We sell and let property in Ashford and Tenterden and more than 80 parishes in the surrounding villages and countryside. If you live in the area you will know how lucky we are to live and work in #TheGardenOfEngland.

Here are few villages that are especially popular – Aldington, Bethersden, Biddenden, Challock, Charing, High Halden, Kennington, Mersham, Rolvenden, Sellindge, Smarden, Smeeth, Woodchurch and Wye.

You can see a list of the towns, villages and parishes that we sell and let property here and on these pages there are photos of hundreds of properties we have sold and let over the years.

Our team

Our estate agents team of five directors and over 20 staff have hundreds of years of experience between them in selling and letting property. Many are professionally qualified with the RICS and nearly all live locally — we know our patch and this matters when it comes to helping you get the best price for your property or helping you find a new home that will suit you.

Alex Davies

Alex Davies

Managing Director Estate Agents

Simon Godfrey

Simon Godfrey

Director at our Tenterden Office

Sarah Holgate

Sarah Holgate

Head of The Villages

James Hickman

James Hickman

Head of Farms and Land and Equestrian Property

Greg Wood

Greg Wood

Valuer and Head of New Business

Moya Bowerman

Moya Bowerman

Associate Director - Lettings

Bill Lightfoot

Bill Lightfoot

Director - Development Consultancy

Success for our clients

Just over half of our team spend nearly all of their time in the office working hard to make sure that sales and new lettings complete — this is an area that is often overlooked and in many ways is the most important part of a sale.

It makes all the difference and ensures that our clients complete their sales in the minimum time and with the least stress and hassle.

This is one of the main reasons that our clients return to us year after year.

Read more about what makes a good estate agent.

Property Sales

Estate Agents Kent

Find a house to buy

Every year we help people buy houses worth over £100 million

Estate Agents Kent

Property to sell?

Last year our houses sold within 2.84% of our valuation price.

Residential Lettings

Lettings Agent Kent

Find a house to rent

Looking for a house? Be quick — our properties usually let within 9 days.

General information for tenants

Residential Lettings

I have a house to let

Landlords need good tenants — our rent arrears are 0.86% (average is 7%)

Every property is different.

That’s why our estate agents are specialists. We will make sure you get the best price for your property.

Hobbs Parker Country Houses

Country Houses

01233 506220

Hobbs Parker The Villages Estate Agents

Village Property

01233 506221


New Home Sales

New Home Sales

01233 506260

Hobbs Parker Ashford Homes Estate Agents

Ashford Homes

01233 506222

Hobbs Parker Tenterden Estate Agents

Tenterden Homes

01580 766766


Equestrian Property

Equestrian Property

01233 506223

Farms And Land

Farms And Land

01233 506223

Chartered Surveyors and Planners

Our qualified experts are here to help you realise the most value from your property investments

Hobbs Parker Lettings

Residential Lettings

Landlords need good tenants — our rent arrears are 0.86% (average is 7%)

Property Auctions

Property Auctions

We have been conducting auctions for over 150 years.

Planning Consultants

Planning Consultants

Securing, Planning and Feasibility


What Makes A Good Estate Agent when it comes to selling your home?

Experience, experience, experience

Your house is likely to be your most valuable asset.

It’s certainly far too valuable to trust to an automated valuation tool or a newcomer still learning their trade.

Our Directors and Valuers have all been selling houses just like yours for many years. They live locally and many hold professional qualifications which not always the case nowadays with most estate agents.

Integrity — this really matters

We will not overvalue your property to impress you or beat the competition.

To do so would seriously reduce your chances of a successful sale at the right price — so much so that we have written a whole article on this topic — it’s worth a few minutes of your time.

Finding you a buyer

All good estate agents list their properties on the property portals – we do too.

But very few have websites that reach as many engaged property searchers as we do week in week out. These graphs show the numbers of visitors visiting our website every month and also compares Hobbs Parker with other estate agents of a similar size.

You can see from the independent data on the first graph (Source: www.homeflow.com) that our website is visited by around 40,000 people each week compared to just 3,000 for most estate agents. The second from Google Analytics shows that people view nearly 3 million pages on our website each year.

A comparison of website visitors with other estate agents (Source: www.homeflow.co.uk)

A year’s visitor numbers (Source: Google Analytics)

How do we manage this and why does this matter?

Our website was launched in 1999 and since then we have worked tirelessly to feature great content that people find helpful and Google likes. Our blog posts about pubs and beaches are good examples as are our parish feature pages like these about Woodchurch and Wye. These all help our search engine rankings and bring people looking to buy property to our website.

And it is still the case that most houses are bought by somebody that lives in the area, so whilst viewers from London and other parts of the country are important, it is much more important to have a really solid presence locally.

Early Bird Email Alerts — a unique service

The best way to sell houses is to build a direct relationship with people looking for property.

When we market new properties we list them first on our own website and send out email alerts at 3:30 pm to just over 1,500 hot buyers you have registered for our Early Bird email alerts.

This generates a surge of activity, phone calls and viewings.

It’s a critical part of our marketing mix and one that other agents cannot offer.


People love looking at nice houses and gardens.

We are very lucky to be asked to sell some fabulous properties and we make the very most of this for our clients. We spend £10,000’s each year advertising our Facebook page which helps promote the properties we are marketing to tens of thousands of people every week.

Around 10,000 people see our Facebook page every day

Selected case studies

Grove View, Woodchurch

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Further information

Hobbs Parker Estate Agent Valuer

Arrange a Property Valuation

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Ashford Estate Agents

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Sarah Holgate Property Valuation

Directors and Property Valuers

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Client Testimonials

Hobbs Parker Estate Agent Testimonials

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Hobbs Parker Estate Agents People

Read about our Directors and staff from our Ashford and Tenterden offices ...
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Hobbs Parker Estate Agents Press Releases

A selection of our recent press releases ...
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New Home Sales

New Home Sales

History Our New Homes department operates from Romney House, Hobbs Parker’s Head Office, in Ashford ...
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Property Tags

Looking for something special? Try browsing our properties for sale by #tag ...
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Recent Property Let

Selected Property Let Recently

Each year we let hundreds of properties in Ashford, Tenterden and the neighbouring towns and ...
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Hobbs Parker Country Houses

Selected Property Sold Recently

We have sold thousands of properties in Kent and East Sussex over the last century ...
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Tenterden Estate Agents

Our Estate Agents Office Our Estate Agents office in Tenterden is part of The Fairings ...
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Village Road Sign

Towns and Villages

Here are some pages dedicated to several of the more popular parishes: ...
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