Headed up by Vernon Moore, Managing Director of the Moores Group of offices, our Country & Equestrian Department focuses on the sale of larger, usually village homes, equestrian properties and land. Working out of all our offices, Vernon has a unique way of working which has appealed to our Country & Equestrian vendors and purchasers alike. With the majority of our C & E sales being achieved discreetly / off market, it is a truly personalised service. We even offer a free home search service to help our vendors find their next home – even if the property isn’t on the market yet!
“I have always been really keen to look at offering a service which is both personal and professional. Having studied real estate in America and Europe before starting my career, I have always felt that the English system needed to become more of a personal service – finding the right buyer for the right property as opposed to a largely scatter gun approach to matching.
Having also worked in the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire I came to realise that my home area actually had as much, if not more, to offer, invariably for better value for money. With more and more people working from home and faster trains on our doorstep, we have really become a “pin in the map” location.
We have worked hard to connect with buyers from London and the South who very much see us as the agent “in the know” of anything coming to the market in the area.”
Country & Equestrian, good to know because we are in the know! – Vernon Moore
When it comes to marketing country homes, our connections with independent estate agents throughout London and the South is supported by national advertising in the likes of Horse & Hound and Country Life Magazine. In addition, we offer a free home search service for buyers and Vernon also does work for retained clients regarding investments and private homes at no upfront cost. As a lot of our country homes are marketed discreetly i.e. without the need for press or internet advertising, we encourage buyers to register with us. Whilst our vendors can market with us and take advantage of our high profile on rightmove.co.uk and onthemarket.com, many prefer to keep their sale discreet.
In recent years Country & Equestrian have achieved as many, if not more, country homes sales than some of the national agents, often achieving higher sale prices than the national agent may have quoted. However, because of the discreet nature of these sales, our presence in the market isn’t always highly visible.