Estate Agents, Surveyors, Mortgage Advisors and of course many Solicitors from our local business community turned out in huge numbers to support the friends and family at the funeral of Stephen Thurston. Steve was a legal executive ‘legend’ in Stevenage for some 40 years. Why I wonder when we have a town with a legal profession represented by so many established companies has a trend developed in recent years to use ‘legal conveyance factories’ located in the Midlands, the North and Wales. It’s certainly not down to quality of service or cost, perhaps its just that estate agents may receive a fee for the introduction.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for change for positive reasons, I remember the stir when we opened our Stevenage office in ’97 a paperless office which showed it’s register of properties on computer screens for the first time, later that year we launched our web site again at the time the only local agent marketing with technology and even now our refurbished offices have a unique and contemporary feel.
Whatever your property related requirements look no further than your own doorstep, use a local company and benefit from the experience and knowledge you will receive, become a client and not just a number!
Ben South, Chandlers Estates