06 Jun 2022


Miles & Barr begins its expansion into the wider Kent market

East Kent’s leading estate agency, Miles & Barr, will open the doors to a new branch on Ashford’s bustling high street on July 2nd, 2022. The venture into the popular and growing Ashford housing market marks the company’s first branch opening for more than a decade as they begin expansion plans into the wider Kent marketplace.

The independent multi-award-winning agency, with 23 years of experience, will launch in Ashford with a limited-time introductory 0% fee for both Sales and Lettings instructions. Opening with a prominent location in the pedestrianised town centre, on Kings Parade, the soon to open office has views across to Ashford’s bandstand.

The Ashford office will provide specialist services in Sales, Lettings, Exclusive Homes, Land & New Homes, Property Management, Commercial Sales & Lettings, Estate & Block Management, plus Financial Services.

Ben Smith, Mergers, Acquisition & Expansion Director at Miles & Barr commented, “The opening of our Ashford branch is an exciting moment in the company’s history as it marks the next step in our expansion plan to enter new geographical regions across Kent. The location of the new office is a prime spot within the town, and we are eager to become a substantial player in Ashford’s growing Sales & Lettings market. We have recruited internally to create an ‘Elite Team,’ across multiple levels and expertise, to maximise every opportunity Ashford presents, whilst providing homeowners and landlords within the area with the highest level of customer service.

“Our expertise in Sales and Lettings is proven as we have an average sales market share of 25% across East Kent, whilst our Lettings department are best in Kent for Property Management with a dedicated team and competitive rental guarantee products. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent, or let, we also have specialist, qualified teams in Block & Estate Management, as well as a growing successful Commercial sales and lettings division.”

When the doors open on July 2nd, clients will step into a light and airy, modern space with pops of Miles & Barr’s signature colours. Design touches from the company’s new Head Office, which opened in January 2022, will also be incorporated to bring the outdoors, inside concept to life in Ashford.

“Opening Ashford presents a fantastic opportunity for me and the team to showcase how Miles & Barr are property experts and we are looking forward to displaying our skills and knowledge to the residents of Ashford and the surrounding areas. As a business, we are proud to be actively involved in our local communities by supporting and sponsoring groups, organisations and our charity partner, Porchlight. We invite sporting, cultural and event organisers, or owners from across Ashford to contact us, as we are looking to support our newest community in the same way we do with the rest of our East Kent family,” said Joe Bull, Senior Branch Manager at Miles & Barr Ashford.

In 2021, Miles & Barr received two customer service awards from ESTAS and a coveted Negotiator Award, ‘National Employer of the Year’. The business also retained for the fourth consecutive year, Relocation Agent Network’s ‘Best Estate Agency of the Year South East’ title. Like its sister offices, Miles & Barr Ashford will hold the relocation contract as well, meaning that homeowners who sell and landlords who let their property through the estate agency will also have their property shown to buyers looking to relocate to the area.

Founded in 1999, Miles & Barr has grown organically and through acquisitions to become a leader in Kent’s property market. The independent property group is a specialist in selling and buying homes, lettings, property management, relocations, financial services, commercial sales and lettings, as well as conveyancing. With operations across 13 sales and lettings branches, as well as a head office located in Herne Bay, Miles & Barr employs more than 260 members of staff from across the county.

Miles & Barr Ashford will be open Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm and Saturday 9am and 5pm. Contact the team on 01233 222 000.

Miles & Barr Ashford, 1 Kings Parade, High Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8TA