Buying, selling and letting since 1879

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Our Story

Founded in 1879 as a family business, John Dean set out with a simple goal in mind: to buy, sell and let great properties to good people. With our roots firmly embedded in Balham and the surrounding areas, our agency quickly built a name for itself as a local business with the community’s best interests at its heart.

Over 140 years later, and with thousands of happy customer tales to tell, we’ve established ourselves as one of London’s best independent estate agents. We work with homeowners and residents alike to enable them to live a happy life in a home that’s perfectly suited to their needs.

Our diverse customer base compliments us on our friendly and reliable service. We are all about the details, ensuring that we don’t miss a thing, we are proactive in approaching sales, rentals and extensions, and we will never, ever pile on the pressure for a quick deal.

We’re South West London experts

It’s not just black cab drivers who have ‘the knowledge’. We’ve helped our customers buy, sell, rent and let homes throughout South West London. We know each and every high street and side street, including Balham, Battersea, Tooting, Streatham, Clapham, Putney, Wimbledon, Earlsfield and everywhere in between.

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We’re an independent family-run business

Whilst many other estate agencies are bought out by bigger firms or become too large to deliver a tailored and personalised service, we remain proudly independent. This means that we continue to make a name for ourselves as our reputation continues to grow, all based upon our unique customer-first offering and stress-free approach.

We’re honest and experienced

With an intricate knowledge of rental rights, leasehold extensions, and buying and selling, we can offer a full service built upon our experience throughout the property market. We’re fundamentally honest too – we won’t overvalue your property or underestimate what’s required for a positive outcome.

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