estate agents

When I started HJC I didn't know how the business would look one year down the line, let alone twenty four. What I did know though, from my many years of experience in both corporate and private property, was that the process of buying or selling a home can be painful and I'd seen the impact (both positive and negative) that an estate agent can have on that process. I was confident that it could be better.

Let's start with buying a house. It should be one of the most exciting purchases a person makes in their lifetime. It should be thrilling, a real moment of accomplishment. However the convoluted and bureaucratic system in this country means it's usually the opposite for everyone involved.

How different could it be if you could trust your chosen agent to guide you with complete honesty during the buying process? If you could trust them to say to you 'I don't think this is the home for you' rather than showing you properties that don't fit your budget or specifications.

How different could it be if you felt supported from the moment of making an offer right the way through to completion, if you were kept in the loop and had your questions answered promptly, not just during the 9-5 office hours. You should feel that your agent cares, because a good agent really does. We certainly do.

If you're reading this as a seller thinking, 'well, what good is this to me? I don't want an agent who'll tell buyers my home isn't right for them', let me tell you - upfront honesty will find you the right buyer, on a quicker timescale, with less negotiation on your asking price. Every time. We're here to find you the right buyer, not just any buyer. I'd say that's what makes us different from your average high street agent.

You don't have to take my word for it. Our reviews speak for themselves and I couldn't be more proud of the experience my team has provided for our clients.

Jay Chitnis
Founder & Managing Director


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Meet The Thames Ditton Team

JAY CHITNIS

JAY CHITNIS
MANAGING DIRECTOR


  020 8398 3707

  thamesditton@hjc.co.uk

Jay founded HJC in 1999 in Surbiton and then opened Thames Ditton in 2000. He has thirty years experience in estate agency in the corporate sector and as an independent. Having his own estate agency allows him to help people move house without the baggage of a large organisation and all the non essential overheads which get in the way of day to day contact with his clients and colleagues. Jay is married with four grown up children and now he no longer plays rugby and cricket he has become an expert spectator.
ALEX LANGDON

ALEX LANGDON
SALES MANAGER


  020 8398 3707

  thamesditton@hjc.co.uk

Alex started in agency in 2000, initially in Surbiton and latterly further into London, Richmond, Chiswick and Putney. Alex is a people person and thrives on delivering the best customer service he can, with all the knowledge and experience that 20+ years have given him, and with good humour and a smile. In what’s left of his spare time after looking after his two growing children, he likes to run, cycle and canoe (weather permitting).
TUESDAY MANTHORPE

TUESDAY MANTHORPE
SENIOR SALES CONSULTANT


  020 8398 3707

  thamesditton@hjc.co.uk

Tuesday has lived in Thames Ditton for over 16 years and both her children have attended the outstanding local schools. With 7 years of experience at HJC, her extensive local knowledge and personal approach to her clients have made her a key member of the sales team. She loves her village and there is every chance you will spot Tuesday out on the river rowing or cycling in the Surrey Hills.
MELANIE BARNES

MELANIE BARNES
OFFICE MANAGER


  020 8398 3707

  thamesditton@hjc.co.uk

Melanie, with her background of city culture, brings to the team a profound understanding of office administration. She is responsible for keeping both colleagues and clients updated at all times with supporting data where necessary. Not only is her role key to the smooth running of the office everything she does is with a smile and a cool head. Melanie is the essential cog in the machine holding all the moving parts together.
SUZIE THOMAS

SUZIE THOMAS
SALES SUPPORT


  020 8398 3707

  thamesditton@hjc.co.uk

Suzie lives in Thames Ditton and has always had a flair for interior design and passion for property. She is a valuable member of the sales team and gets on with everyone. Tell Suzie what you are looking for and she will work tirelessly to find it for you.

Meet The Surbiton Team

SUZANNE MORGAN

SUZANNE MORGAN
SALES MANAGER


  020 8390 0404

  surbiton@hjc.co.uk

With many years’ experience, Suzanne, our Sales Manager, brings her vast knowledge of the local area which, when combined with her exuberance and professionalism, makes for a positive result each time. The many hidden snags are smoothly ironed out – involving vendor, solicitor and purchaser – with little problem – so as to make each transaction as stress free as possible. Suzanne will remember each client and property in detail, so that any further queries are easily answered before too long.
HANNAH BERGIN

HANNAH BERGIN
LETTINGS MANAGER


  020 8390 9290

  surbiton@hjc.co.uk

Hannah, with over 14 years’ experience, brings a wealth of lettings knowledge. She oversees the lettings team making sure everything runs efficiently and smoothly. Hannah thrives at winning new business and showing Landlords a different side to estate agents. She creates a friendly yet professional atmosphere in the office, so do pop in for a cup of tea if passing! She is ARLA, Propertymark qualified.
KAREN ACKERS

KAREN ACKERS
SALES CONSULTANT


  020 8390 0404

  surbiton@hjc.co.uk

Karen brings a wealth of previous experience in relationship management and sales roles from both the financial services and retail sectors. She has a love of property and interior design, assisting buyers and sellers to find their 'perfect' home. Karen will spend time with you getting to know your requirements, ensuring you are kept updated with all the latest property opportunities available through HJC.
EMMA CROMEY

EMMA CROMEY
SENIOR LETTINGS CONSULTANT


  020 8390 9290

  surbiton@hjc.co.uk

Emma has been with HJC for 5 years' and her role is to find you the ideal tenant for your property or you the ideal home! She approaches each rental with clear background knowledge of requirements from each party resulting in the most successful match each time. Emma will keep you updated with viewing feedback and any offers including the full facts, giving you peace of mind that only the highest grade occupant will be considered. She is also ARLA, Propertymark qualified.
NICKY PARKINSON

NICKY PARKINSON
SALES CONSULTANT


  020 8390 0404

  surbiton@hjc.co.uk

Nicky lives locally and having brought up a family here, has an outstanding knowledge of the local area. She has been with HJC for many years being an integral member of the Surbiton Team. With a background in customer service and administration she brings a wealth of knowledge to her varied role at HJC. Always happy to help and answer any questions buyers and sellers have along the way.
MANIQUE PETERSON

MANIQUE PETERSON
PROPERTY MANAGER


  020 8390 9290

  surbiton@hjc.co.uk

Manique has been with HJC for over 7 years and goes above and beyond in her role as Property Manager. She will do regular inspections not only to check if your property is being maintained in good condition, but also to ensure smooth communication between you, us and the tenant. She will always make sure that any issues reported by the tenant are taken care of efficiently and cost effectively.
OTIS

OTIS
OFFICE MASCOT


Otis is the HJC dog who comes to the Surbiton office from time to time. He is always super happy to see any clients, old or new!
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