Griffin Property Co was founded in 2000 as a traditional, high street estate agent, operating out of Southend-On-Sea. After a successful launch, the company expanded to include 10 residential sales offices as well as lettings and property management. However, the financial crisis in 2007/08 hit businesses hard and Griffin Property Co was no exception. The difficult decision was made to downsize the company and operate from the head office in Westcliff, providing sales and lettings services to the local area.
In 2014, director Nick Neale reevaluated the company's reach and services and decided it was time to try something new. With the continual advancement of technology, the market had evolved and offered new opportunities for homeowners and estate agents alike.
Having learned harsh lessons from the financial crash of 2007/08, Nick could see the potential in the creation of a purely online, national service. The traditional model of a branch network had proven to be costly and difficult to manage; by contrast, an online approach came with vastly reduced costs which could be passed on to the customer, who could still continue to benefit from a timely, responsive customer service.
In 2016, Griffin-Residential.co.uk was launched, followed two years later by Griffinlettings.com. The early days proved to be challenging as the company faced stiff competition from national brands. However, as other online agents began to adopt a hybrid approach, Griffin Property Co's unique selling point continued to be its focus on an exclusively online service.
Recent years have seen the amalgamation of the two websites and a new rebrand with a more modern feel. Having negotiated the challenging period of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new website was launched in 2022.
Still owned and operated by director Nick Neale, Griffin Property Co is a family business, with son Jacob working in sales and daughter Sophie in lettings. Conducted with the benefit of a wealth of experience in the estate agent industry, Nick is looking to drive the business forward while keeping the emphasis on excellent customer service and a truly national reach.
Griffin Property Co's aim is to offer a credible, cost-effective alternative to the traditional high street estate agent. Operating purely online allows the company to pass on reduced costs to its valued customers, allowing them to tailor their service to their individual requirements and remaining on hand to guide them through the process of buying, selling, letting or renting.
We pride ourselves on our honesty and authenticity, always striving to provide a transparent, reliable service to our customers, encompassing sales, lettings and property management.
Company Registered in England and Wales | Company Name: Griffin Property Co | Company Reg No.09362284