About Us

Nest in Essex was created
by Nicholas Cheshire
in 2014... about_arrow

Nick Cheshire - Nest In Essex Director

After spending time with a busy high street office in Rayleigh it was clear that the high street location involved unnecessarily high overhead costs.

After seeing the market change over the years, it was clear that if you could move the same office off the high street you would save £1000s in overheads. By passing on this saving to our clients, it’s a win-win for everybody… An agent that saves £1000s in overheads and clients that save £1000s in fees.

This means we still provide 100% of the services of the high street agent (apart from a shop window) but at a lower fee. Our shop window is the internet – the biggest one there is

The other thing was complicated fees. Most estate agents when asked about their fees will not talk about it until they book a valuation. By that point the agent is in your home, waving a contract in your face pressuring you into choosing that agent. Some agents are charging additional extras for EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates), floorplans, high quality photography –  some agents even charge to do the viewings on your behalf!

Why not create a package that includes everything and put the fee out there so everybody can see? Well – we do! Our clients know what we charge right from day 1. We’re always open and upfront in what we do, removing the ‘cloak and dagger’ nature so prominent in the industry.

So what is the difference between Nest In Essex and the high street agents? Nothing apart from a shop window!

How about the national online agents? Everything! The online agents are quite often call centre based, will ask for an upfront fee or get you to provide your own pictures. And these are the ones who often charge extra to do the viewings on your behalf…

The only thing that push people to the online agents is the fee. People have realised the industry average of 1% + VAT (sometimes upwards with 1.7% + VAT heard in Rayleigh recently!) is a lot of money and completely unjustified. We agree! So give Nest In Essex a call today and see what we can do for you.

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Therefore, the perfect agent would be one that is

  • A local agent, with a local office and knowledge
  • Low fixed fees so you know exactly what you are paying from the start
  • Provides One package that includes everything
  • Short contract period meaning you are not tied in
  • Conduct the viewings on your behalf
  • Somewhere you can deal with the same person from start to finish
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Areas We Cover
  • Basildon
  • Benfleet
  • Billericay
  • Bowers Gifford
  • Canvey
  • Chalkwell
  • Eastwood
  • Hadleigh
  • Hockley
  • Hullbridge
  • Laindon
  • Langdon
  • Leigh on sea
  • Pitsea
  • Rawreth
  • Rayleigh
  • Rochford
  • Runwell
  • Shoeburyness
  • Southend-on-sea
  • South Woodham Ferrers
  • Stanford-le-hope
  • Thorpe Bay
  • Thundersley
  • Westcliff
  • Wickford

*Please note, we do cover areas not mentioned above however an adjusted fee may apply, please contact us for more information

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