About Us

Ian Williams and Colin Donovan have been firm friends since childhood and started the company in Hockley in 1999. In June 1999 Chris Fisher joined us and has used his 30 years of experience to establish our Lettings and Management Department which we moved to a dedicated office opposite our Sales Office in Hockley in 2004. In 2014 we opened our Benfleet sales and lettings office and we are proud to have been nominated by our customers for our outstanding customer service by being shortlisted in the ESTAS estate agents awards. We strive ‘to be the agent of choice by providing exceptional customer service, honest advice and creative marketing’.

As an independent estate agent and letting agent, you will receive the friendly, personal and professional service one would expect.

Our business offers a full estate agency service complimented by property management, lettings and financial services.

Our marketing campaigns are designed to promote our clients properties in a way that is suitable to their timescales and objectives. Editorial and local advert media will be utilised at every opportunity and incorporated into intelligent marketing campaigns.

Our success and market strength in the SS4 and SS5 postcodes can be illustrated by Zoopla which confirms that during December 2012 and December 2013 Williams & Donovan Hockley have sold subject to contract 276 properties with the next best agent selling only 68 properties and the third-best agent selling 61 during the same period that advertises on Zoopla. Our strength can be illustrated further as we have sold more properties than the next 8 agents combined in SS4 and SS5 that advertise on Zoopla during this same period.

We offer a proactive and enthusiastic approach to buying, selling and renting homes in Benfleet, Hadleigh, Thundersley, Canvey Island, Pitsea, Bowers Gifford, Hockley, Rochford and Ashingdon and the villages of Canewdon, South Fambridge and Stambridge. This helps us to achieve our primary aim of combining traditional values and expert local knowledge within a modern estate agency service.

Ian Williams and Colin Donovan have been in the industry since the late 1980s and have worked together in the local property market for over twenty years.

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.

As proof of our commitment to customer service Williams & Donovan subscribe to the Ombudsman scheme and Ian and Colin are licensed members of the National Association of Estate Agents.