Established over 20 years ago, Williams and Donovan has, over the past two decades, firmly established itself as one of the most successful and well-respected independent estate and letting agents in South-East Essex.
We opened our first branch in Hockley in 1999, adding a dedicated lettings and property management office just across the road five years later. In 2014, we opened our Benfleet sales and lettings office.
Williams and Donovan provide award-winning sales and lettings, complemented by property management and financial services. We not only offer properties for sale and to let in Benfleet and Hockley, but also cover most other areas in South-East Essex including Ashingdon, Rochford, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Bowers Gifford, Canvey Island, Pitsea, Basildon, Leigh-on-Sea, Westcliff-on- Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Thorpe Bay, Wickford and Shoeburyness. In postcode terms, that means SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7 and SS8 – and beyond.
We are proud to be traditional independent high-street agents. The firm was founded and is still owned by lifelong friends Ian Williams and Colin Donovan, both of whom grew up in the area. As such, they – and every member of our team – have a very direct personal stake in ensuring that the services we offer are always of the highest possible quality.
Here at Williams and Donovan, we know there is a lot more to successfully selling or letting your home than simply listing it on the Internet and waiting for the offers to roll in. As traditional, full-service agents, we adopt a dynamic and highly proactive approach from day one, leaving no stone unturned to achieve a satisfactory result for our clients. Rather than utilising a simple one-size-fits-all approach, our marketing campaigns are tailored precisely to meet individual objectives and timescales, and our friendly staff are on hand to provide updates, expert advice and support at every stage of the process.
Williams and Donovan offers a friendly, personal and professional estate agency service, complimented by property management, lettings and financial services. We live up to our strapline, "Exellence In Estate Agency".
We believe we employ some of the most talented, professional, and respected individuals within the industry who have helped us to achieve our status as one of the most successful independent agents in the county.
Finally, as ultimate proof of our commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards at all times, Williams and Donovan not only belong to the Property Ombudsman Scheme, but Ian, Colin and other key staff are also members of the industry’s foremost professional body, NAEA Propertymark.