Garrington was originally founded in 1996 by property expert Phil Spencer to offer a new way of finding property, before he went on to enjoy TV fame with shows such as “Location, Location, Location”.

Phil is no longer involved in the business following a management buy-out led by our CEO Jonathan Hopper in 2008.

Since this time, Garrington has grown further to become the largest buying agency in the UK, both by coverage and team size.

The firm remains true to its founding principles, of providing first class levels service to it clients, sourcing and acquiring exceptional property and setting industry standards with professionalism, innovation and expertise. 

Levelling the playing field 

The model of Estate Agency was designed to suit the needs of people who had property to sell – hence their fee being obtained from the vendor. There has always been plenty of help available for people selling property.

Traditionally buyers, who are likely to be making one of the most important financial and emotional decisions of their lives, have been left to fend for themselves. Garrington’s property finders redress this imbalance.

A common misconception is that Garrington is in competition with estate agents, but there is a clear divide; estate agents represent vendors and Garrington represent purchasers.

Estate agents value the efficiency Garrington bring to the buying process, and appreciate that our clients are highly committed purchasers.

In short, a client with professional representation is taken more seriously.

A competitive advantage

Efficiency, along with Garrington’s reputation and considerable access to information, gives clients buying power far in excess of that of the individual or an unrepresented buyer.

Through objectivity and a professional approach, Garrington is committed to setting the standard of advice and process for the residential purchasing industry to follow.

Looking for the right property in a big city is very different from searching in rural areas. Each environment presents different challenges, and Garrington is experienced at meeting them all.

Garrington offers a new level of professionalism and efficiency in the field of property search and acquisition.