McRae's Sales Lettings & Management - Sales

18 The Avenue, Highams Park
London

E4 9LD

51.6086, 0.0005

Estate Agents

Listed under:  Estate Agents
100% recommended   Rating 9.6/10
397 reviews since 2009
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.6 /10 Overall Rating 9.6/10
Based on 397 reviews since 2009
 
 
 
Professional 9.6/10 Professional Rating 9.6
The firm acted professionally at all times

 
Knowledgeable 9.6/10 Knowledgeable Rating 9.6
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions

 
Friendly 9.7/10 Friendly Rating 9.7
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information

 
Helpful 9.5/10 Helpful Rating 9.5
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Lisa helped us from the beginning all the way until completion. Highly recommend everyone who looking for professionals around the area."   more
 
" Really excellent, friendly and helpful service at McRaes but especially with Lisa Fox. Would recommend this estate agents to others."   more
 
" We had considered using an "online" agent but so pleased we didn't. McRae's experience in handling the transaction was invaluable in getting the sale."   more
 
" McRaes were very good throughout the whole buying process. Arranging viewings was simple, and as first time buyers, we were guided through making an offer, choosing a mortgage and dealing with solicit...."   more
 
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Reputations are not built overnight
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Code of Practice
Businesses have a legal responsibility to treat you fairly, but it's often hard to know what questions to ask or what standards to expect.  They are the experts and you should be able to rely on them to help you make decisions.  These questions explain the commitments that this business has made to follow a code of practice and they will help you understand what you have a right to expect.

 
Sellers: Ombudsman: 94%
SELLERS Did the firm show you evidence of their membership of an Ombudsman scheme to give you free, independent review of any complaints ? (eg is the Ombudsman logo shown on the sales particulars for your property?)
 
Sellers: Fees: 100%
SELLERS Did the firm clearly explain their fees, expenses & business terms and confirm this in writing (including email) before marketing your property?
 
Sellers: Buyer services: 89%
SELLERS Did the firm make clear whether or not they wish to offer other services (such as mortgages) to potential buyers of your property?
 
Sellers: Particulars: 99%
SELLERS Did the firm ask you to confirm the accuracy of the draft particulars before marketing your property?
 
Sellers: Viewing: 99%
SELLERS Did the firm agree the viewing arrangements with you and comply with these arrangements?
 
Sellers: Offers: 97%
SELLERS Did the firm confirm all offers in writing (including email)?
 
Sellers: Marketing: 88%
SELLERS Did the firm ask you whether or not the property should remain on the market after the offer was accepted. (n/a in Scotland)?
 
Buyers: Ombudsman: 84%
BUYERS Did the firm show you evidence of their membership of an Ombudsman scheme to give you free, independent review of any complaints ? (eg is the Ombudsman logo shown on the sales particulars for your property?)
 
Buyers: Marketing: 81%
BUYERS Did the firm tell you if the property was kept on the market after your offer was accepted, or was put back on the market later on. (n/a in Scotland)?
 
Buyers: Accuracy: 97%
BUYERS Did the firm give you accurate (i.e. not misleading) information about properties?
 
Buyers: Offer: 94%
BUYERS Did the firm accept your offer without attaching any conditions (such as that you should arrange your mortgage through them)?
You can see how many customers have said "Yes" in answer to each question, but please don't expect 100% in every case.  Nobody's perfect and some customers may not be completely sure about the answer.  It's more important that you understand these questions and discuss them with the business so that you both agree what good service means for you.  A responsible business will be happy to explain the details to you and it's always better to clarify these points upfront to avoid misunderstandings later on.
 


Most Popular Words
Reputations are about so more than just ratings. What are the words that customers tend to volunteer when a firm is mentioned? Do they mention particular people that work there?

acted 9
advice 17
available 9
best 14
better 9
bought 11
buyer 18
buyers 16
buying 24
calls 8
communication 19
Craig 33
definitely 17
difficult 20
efficient 16
estate 39
excellent 62
experience 28
extremely 23
fantastic 20
friendly 96
good 62
great 43
happy 47
help 22
helpful 110
Highly 33
informed 30
Lisa 94
local 19
market 20
McRae 16
McRae’s 53
McRaes 93
pleased 23
process 63
professional 93
property 69
purchase 26
Really 22
recommend 80
sale 58
sell 21
selling 24
service 153
sold 18
supportive 21
team 46
thank 46
thanks 23
These are the words most often used in the reviews for this business. Look for the names and comments that reviewers use most often. We count each word once per review.


 
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Review 20 May 2018
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
51.6073, -0.0057
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
Chingford
 
Cost: £185000
 

"Lisa helped us from the beginning all the way until completion. Highly recommend everyone who looking for professionals around the area."
 
 
Team:
Lisa
 
 
 


Review 18 Apr 2018
Recommended by customer in E4 9
51.6034, -0.0026
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 8/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
3 bed terrace.
 
Cost: £457000

"Really excellent, friendly and helpful service at McRaes but especially with Lisa Fox.
Would recommend this estate agents to others."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox Barbara
 
 
 


Review 3 Apr 2018
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
51.6333, 0.0082
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Victorian conversion.
 
Cost: £520000

"We had considered using an "online" agent but so pleased we didn't.
McRae's experience in handling the transaction was invaluable in getting the sale."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Lisa Jessica Barbara
 
 
 


Review 28 Mar 2018
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
51.6086, 0.0035
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bedroom terraced house, Highams Park
 
Cost: £450000
 

"McRaes were very good throughout the whole buying process. Arranging viewings was simple, and as first time buyers, we were guided through making an offer, choosing a mortgage and dealing with solicitors.

Lisa was particularly helpful in aiding communication between ourselves, the vendor and both sets of conveyancers.

Would absolutely recommend."
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox
 
 
 


Review 28 Mar 2018
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
51.6081, -0.0093
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 8/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 6/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
1 bed flat in Chingford area
 
Cost: £210000
 

"Overall I had a positive experience with McRae's as a first-time property buyer. They were helpful, attempted to retrieve information from the seller to answer my questions and offered some useful advice. I would recommend them to a friend. My one gripe is that they said the ground rent charged by the freeholder was 'peppercorn' when in fact it now appears to be several hundreds pounds a year. Also, they did not disclose that the freeholder and management company would one-off charge 'notice fees' which came to almost £600. Apart from those things, it was good service and being an independent estate agent rather than a chair they seem to care."
 
 
Team:
Lisa and Craig
 
 
 


Review 27 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in E4 7
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
51.6343, -0.0113
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bed semi large front and rear garden, Chingford.
 
Cost: £475000

"I cannot state enough how helpful and professional this company is. Lisa especially was always on hand when needed. I have used 3 times before purchasing and selling and would again.
The experience they have was needed and greatly appreciated.I would recommend them to anyone as the first point of call as Craig, Lisa and the team offer a professional, personal service.
Through crashes, burglary's, ill health and tricky negotiations they never dropped their extremely high quality service.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Lisa
 
 
 


Review 20 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in CM16
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
51.6934, 0.1146
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 Hillcrest Way.
 
Cost: £1575000
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox
 
 
 


Review 9 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
51.6116, -0.0067
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 Bedroom.
1930's semi detached.
 
Cost: £508

"Excellent service.
Helpful throughout the sale.
Lisa was lovely and very knowledgeable about the property. Would recommend without hesitation."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Craig Lisa
 
 
 


Review 4 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in CM16
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
51.6934, 0.1146
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 8/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bed semi with loft conversion near Epping station.
 
Cost: £580000
 

"McRae’s provided us with a very professional service. During our sale we lost a purchase, and McRaes dealt with this in a very open, calm and genuine way, offering excellent advice along the way. They kept us on track, and we certainly feel they helped us to secure our exchange , and keep all the chain informed .

Craig and Lisa have been great to deal with, and it was always great to hear Barbara’s friendly voice on the phone ."
 
 
Team:
Craig, Lisa , Barbara
 
 
 


Review 3 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in NN56
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
52.2438, -0.9492
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bed end of terrace
 
Cost: £565000
 

"We knew it was vital to be sure our chosen agent connected well with us, and would liaise well between us, our buyer and our lawyer.And that we were confident they could help us through any challenges. Craig took brilliant photos and produced ideal description. Lisa did a fantastic job from the moment she arrived to value our property until completion. Barbara fulfilled her role as PA admirably.
There were challenges, and myself our lawyer and Lisa worked together to solve them and help our sale and purchase over the line."
 
 
Team:
Craig McRae Lisa Fox and Barbara
 
 
 


Review 5 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 

 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
51.6117, -0.0024
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 7/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
First floor flat on main road close to rail station.
 
Cost: £329000
 

"Pleasant and helpful, found buyers and tried to overcome problems with mortgages and the poor leasehold details. In the end I found a purchaser myself but that was not McRae's fault."
 
 
Team:
Mr McRae and Lisa
 
 
 


Review 20 Dec 2017
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
51.6031, -0.0014
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bed end of terrace Highams Park
 
Cost: £450000
 

"Lisa and Barbara where an absolute joy to deal with nothing was too much trouble for them I’d highly recommend Mr McRaes company and in particular his excellent team to anyone looking to sell their home for a first class and stress free experience from initial contact to completion."
 
 
Team:
Lisa, Barbara, Mr McRae
 
 
 


Review 7 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in CM16
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
51.7067, 0.1147
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Semi Detached house in Epping
 
Cost: £550000
 

"Professional at all times, excellent communication and very friendly staff. Have used their professional services twice now and would use and recommend to others."
 
 
Team:
Craig, Lisa, Barbara
 
 
 


Review 7 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in CM16
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
51.7067, 0.1147
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Semi detached, 3 bedroom house in Epping.
 
Cost: £550000
 

"McRaes were very easy to deal with at all times. From a buyers perspective, they were friendly and in contact the perfect amount. If we ever called & left a message or emailed, the team would get back to us quickly. Lisa was fantastic and we feel McRaes gave us a great service."
 
 
Team:
Lisa and Craig
 
 
 


Review 27 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in E4 7
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
51.6263, 0.0000
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
End of terrace, 1930s style house 3 bedrooms with left room.
 
Cost: £530000
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox
 
 
 


Review 10 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
51.6333, 0.0082
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Cost: £290000

"Always friendly and professional. Lisa always answered any concerns and helped where she could. Pleased McRae’s helped on completion day with the solicitors. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Barbara
 
 
 


Review 21 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
51.6067, 0.0017
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
First Floor 2 bed flat. Hale end rd, E4.
 
Cost: £350000

"Lisa was a wonderful help throughout."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa
 
 
 


Review 14 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
51.6103, 0.0039
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 8/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 7/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Highams Park London E4
 
Cost: £270000
 

"Helpful from the start but the buyers solicitors became awkward so needed to keep pushing for answers (this became tiresome), it would have been nice if there had been a bit more information coming forward rather than chasing at the end of nearly everyday.
(It would have been nice to hear there has been no progress rather than hear nothing at a stressful time of selling a property).

Please note the hold ups were out of the estate agents hands.

Overall, the property was well marketed, the team are polite and I would happily recommend McRaes estate agent and wouldn't hesitate to use their services again.

Recommendations: Please don't run away with what you want to say, stop and take a breath there are two people in your conversation.
Also a simple email/phone call towards the end of the day just to keep the communication channels open, even if nothing has progressed its just to let clients know you are keeping on top of things.
(radio silent for 2/3/4 days is not good)."
 
 
Team:
Lisa, Craig, Barbara
 
 
 


Review 8 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
51.6063, 0.0028
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 8/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
5 bed Edwardian mid terrace.
 
Cost: £690000

"Lisa McRae was very knowledgeable and let house do the talking .Not at all pushy which was very refreshing."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 6 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in E17
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
51.5909, 0.0025
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bed semi detached.
 
Cost: £625000

"Excellent communication, throughout. Would recommended. Friendly staff."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Lisa Craig Barbara
 
 
 

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