Belong Estate & Letting Agents
Opening TimesMon: 9am – 5.30pm
Tues: 9am – 5.30pm
Weds: 9am – 5.30pm
Thurs: 9am – 5.30pm
Fri: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 10am - 1.30pm
Sun: 10am - 1.30pm
Belong in Honley
Belong is an estate agent that does things differently. They’re not interested in being the biggest estate agency in town, or selling the most houses – they just want to be the best.
James White, who established Belong in Honley, has been selling and letting houses for more than 3 decades. He’s run some of the most well-known estate agents on the high street, but when he opened Belong, James opted for a different approach; one based on a concierge service that puts clients at the centre of everything.
“I’m not interested in having the most houses on our books. We purposely limit our client numbers so we can look after every aspect of our customer’s home moving experience, making it as easy and stress-free as possible,” said James.
Belong really do take care of everything. From making sure your home looks its best, and hosting the viewings to dealing with solicitors and organising key exchange and even the meter readings on moving day, if required.
You might expect to pay a premium for such an all-encompassing, personalised service, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised. By keeping their overheads low, and focussing on quality rather than quantity, Belong are surprisingly competitive when it comes to price.
Stand out from the crowd
More and more of us are searching for our first or next home in the virtual world before looking at the bricks and mortar offer. As you’d expect, Belong showcases your home on its own website as well as all the major property websites.
To make sure your house catches a buyer’s eyes, Belong combines some fantastic photography with video and 360o virtual tours. They were also the first estate agency to introduce 3D virtual viewings giving potential buyers a better idea of the layout of your home. This often results in fewer but higher quality viewings and an impressive viewing to sale ratio. All buyers are vetted carefully to make sure they can proceed.
If you’ve ever moved home, you’ll know just how much time it can steal from your life. With Belong, that’s a thing of the past. Known as their Concierge service, Belong act as a realtor. They organise and accompany the viewings on your behalf – even at weekends – so there are no awkward questions to deal with.
“In effect, we’re the buffer between buyer and seller. In fact, it’s rare that our buyers and sellers ever meet. This has the benefit of taking away the emotional negotiations and making sure the process is fair for both buyer and seller,” said James.
Even on moving day, Belong are involved. They deal with the key handover and can even sort out the utility readings for you. It’s an individual, personal service that makes your home move as stress-free as possible.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the cost too. Belong’s concierge service compares extremely favourably to fees charged by many high street agencies.
When it comes to letting houses, Belong offer the same personalised service, one that’s streamlined and stress-free, to tenants and landlords alike.
There’s a straightforward let only package, dealing with the basics, or landlords can enjoy the confidence of their ongoing, fully managed service. Have a chat with the team to see which is the best fit for your circumstances.
To put your mind at ease, Belong offer Rent Guarantee Insurance to all landlords and are accredited with all the important governing bodies, giving you complete confidence in their service.
For tenants Belong have an application process that includes comprehensive identity and reference checks. Fees are transparent, giving potential tenants a clear idea of how much everything will cost to help with budgeting.
Belong in Honley
This small agency with a big heart definitely belongs in Honley. Or rather, belongs to the community. James is keen to support Honley businesses, sharing information and offering free advertising in his business directory.
If you live in Honley and are moving home then James and the team will certainly look after you, and even give you 10% off the fee.
Belong where you want
James is in the process of franchising Belong. There’s already a Belong in Nuneaton and more planned. So keep an eye out to see where you can Belong in the future.