McRaes Sales, Lettings & Management - Sales

18 The Avenue, Highams Park
London

E4 9LD

Estate Agents

Listed under:  Estate Agents
100% recommended   Rating McRaes Sales, Lettings & Management - Sales 9.7/100
604 reviews since 2009
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 604 reviews since 2009
 
 
 
Professional 9.7/10 Professional Rating 9.7
The firm acted professionally at all times

 
Knowledgeable 9.7/10 Knowledgeable Rating 9.7
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions

 
Friendly 9.8/10 Friendly Rating 9.8
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information

 
Helpful 9.6/10 Helpful Rating 9.6
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" As a buyer it was a pleasant experience dealing with Lisa and the team. I feel like we had a difficult purchase, mainly caused by our buyer, and frustrations for us came when trying to have clear c...."   more
 
" Helped enormously in guiding us through the timetable and procedures of buying. All staff were extremely kind and accommodating in re-viewing the flat. Would certainly use them again and recommend t...."   more
 
" * Very helpful service and assistance. Many thanks."   more
 
" This was a particularly difficult sale due to circumstances outside the agent's control, but Lisa dealt with the situation, and a very demanding buyer, extremely professionally and with good humour. ...."   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: 95%
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: 98%
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: 85%
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: 96%
BUYERS Did the firm give you accurate (i.e. not misleading) information about properties?
 
Buyers: Offer: 95%
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?

advice 32
best 32
buyer 31
buyers 29
buying 44
Communication 33
Craig 62
definitely 31
difficult 37
easy 25
estate 70
excellent 88
experience 52
extremely 44
fantastic 36
finish 34
Fox 25
friendly 139
good 83
great 75
happy 61
help 43
Helped 34
helpful 189
highly 66
informed 50
knowledge 25
knowledgeable 29
Lisa 179
local 29
market 38
McRae 26
McRae’s 61
McRaes 191
pleased 30
process 135
professional 159
property 121
purchase 42
really 53
received 30
recommend 144
sale 105
sell 43
selling 46
service 208
sold 28
team 90
Thank 85
Thanks 41
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 9 Feb 2024
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
End of terrace 4/5 bedroom house in E4 Highams Park/Hatch End area.
 
Cost: £870000
 

"As a buyer it was a pleasant experience dealing with Lisa and the team.

I feel like we had a difficult purchase, mainly caused by our buyer, and frustrations for us came when trying to have clear communication with people. So when we wanted to have a phone call during the few times when Lisa was away, that was frustrating as no one was able to cover.

At the end though Lisa was very supportive and understanding which was appreciated.

Communication is key, and its difficult to be confident that all parties and getting the same message when there are tricky situations. I always think phone calls are best rather than emails and I was always encourage people to check in with the key parties i.e. both the sellers and the buyers on a regular basis."
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox and Barbara
 
 
 


Review 25 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
1st floor flat, leafy road set in communal gardens
2 bedrooms
 

"Helped enormously in guiding us through the timetable and procedures of buying.
All staff were extremely kind and accommodating in re-viewing the flat.
Would certainly use them again and recommend them.
Thank you"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox
 
 
 


Review 25 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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-bedroom
2-bathroom
Apartment
 
Cost: £460000

"* Very helpful service and assistance.
Many thanks."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig Barbara
 
 
 


Review 22 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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
 
Flat in Highams Park
 
Cost: £460000
 

"This was a particularly difficult sale due to circumstances outside the agent's control, but Lisa dealt with the situation, and a very demanding buyer, extremely professionally and with good humour.
I was heavily dependent upon the support of McRae's throughout this process given that I live abroad and was unable to be at the property in person, and in this regard, they provided an excellent service.
I have no hesitation in recommending McRae's!"
 
 
Team:
Lisa, Craig
 
 
 


Review 19 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in E49J
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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 1930s house in Highams Park
 
Cost: £640000
 

"Excellent communication throughout the process and very friendly"
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox and Craig McRae
 
 
 


Review 19 Jan 2024
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 
 
 
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 9/10
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
 
1980s mid-terraced
2-bed house
 
Cost: £517000

"Very friendly and helpful and efficient."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig Barbara
 
 
 


Review 19 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in E4 9

 I'm: Male 

 
 
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 bedroom flat in Highams Park E4
 
Cost: £355000
 

"We were very pleased with the excellent service that we received.
They found a buyer for our property pretty quickly in a difficult marketplace.
McRae’s kept us informed about the progress of the sale at all times.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others."
 
 
Team:
Craig McRae, Lisa Fox
 
 
 


Review 7 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in E4 9

 I'm: Male 

 
 
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
 
One-bedroom flat in London E4.
 
Cost: £330000
 

"Craig, Lisa and Barbara worked hard to conclude a long sales process and were very supportive and always available to answer my queries and offer helpful advice throughout. I am happy to recommend them and would happily use their services again."
 
 
Team:
Craig, Lisa and Barbara
 
 
 


Review 22 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in e49q
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
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
 
Two bed house in Highams Park
 
Cost: £517000
 

"Always such a pleasure working with McRaes. Always so approachable, proactive and helpful. No other estate agent has the knowledge and experience of this area in particular."
 
 
Team:
Lisa!+
 
 
 


Review 21 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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 terraced house, with garage and garden
 
Cost: £480000
 

"Lisa has been especially helpful and supportive during a long drawn out sale.
The valuation was fine and good photos taken for marketing.
Viewings were conducted by the team and I always received a phone call to give feedback.
They successfully conducted negotiations to achieve a good price.
When we nearing exchange the purchasers solicitor was hit by the cyber attack hitch caused huge delays. Lisa was very persistent in attempting to speak to the solicitor, and kept me informed as to progress (or lackof it).
She was delighted to ring me today to say that the exchange had gone through and completion date agreed.
Thank you very much."
 
 
Team:
Lisa and Craig
 
 
 


Review 11 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in e4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
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
 
1st Floor Flat, Highams Park
 
Cost: £420000
 

"McRae's were fantastic throughout an extremely difficult sale. Lisa Fox in particular was a model of professionalism, friendliness and hard work."
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox, Craig McRae, Barbara
 
 
 


Review 8 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
3-bed terrace
 
Cost: £610000

"I have had a fantastic experience buying a property from McRaes."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig
 
 
 


Review 7 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 8
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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
 
Leasehold 1 bed Flat, Chingford E4
 
Cost: £242500
 

"I couldn't fault McCraes for their excellent service and advice who kept me fully informed regularly whilst the sale process was proceeding (over 4 months).

I have been a client of McCraes for over 20 years, as my letting agents, and would highly recommend them, Craig McCrae always found the perfect tenants for me and I wouldn't use anyone else if I were looking for an agent to either rent, sell or buy in the future."
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox, Craig McRae
 
 
 


Review 5 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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-bed flat (first floor)
 
Cost: £430000

"Lisa!
Thank you for all your hardwork in helping us sell our flat! we know it hasn't been easy and know it wouldn't have happened without you! you are a credit to McRaes and estate agents everywhere!
Please pass on thanks to Craig and barbara also!
All the best!
Sam and Jade."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Fox Craig Barbara
 
 
 


Review 4 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
1-bed ground floor flat.
 
Cost: £202000

"My experience with McRaes was 10/10. I would highly recommend.
Delighted with service. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig Barbara
 
 
 


Review 2 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 6
 
 
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
 
1-bed first floor flat.
 
Cost: £242500

"McRae's were very helpful through the buying process and everyone was very friendly. The selling process was always discussed with me and I always knew what was going on during buying."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig Barbara
 
 
 


Review 28 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
Upstairs flat of a converted London terraced house
 
Cost: £430000
 

"We could not speak more highly of McRaes and particularly Lisa who was instrumental in getting our purchase across the line. Lisa showed us round the flat and was very friendly and knowledgeable about both the flat and the area. She didn't rush us or give the impression of wanting to be elsewhere like many other estate agents we encountered.

Over the proceeding months, after our offer was accepted, Lisa was always on hand to answer any questions. When we came close go exchange and we encountered some final issues, Lisa not only reassured us but also made us laugh and feel like she was going into bat for us.

I could not recommend McRaes more for an all round professional, knowledgeable and friendly service."
 
 
Team:
Lisa and Craig
 
 
 


Review 16 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in E17
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
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 with a beautiful garden. Three bedrooms and an open plain/hatch kitchen
 
Cost: £570000

"The McRaes team were so attentive and considerate. We spent plenty of time on the phone as the purchase was a little complicated, but their energy and kindness never wavered.
We have already recommended them to our friends!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa
 
 
 


Review 16 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
Very close from station lovely terrace house.
 
Cost: £592000

"The team at McRaes have been great throughout the whole process. Lisa is a lovely women to work with and was super helpful throughout Mr.McRae called me to keep me updated and followed up on completion. Lovely team. Thank you!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Mcrae Lisa Fox
 
 
 


Review 4 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in E17
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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, end of terrace in a dead end quite road in Walthamstow. Open planned living, dining and kitchen with side access into a carport and 100ft garden backing onto the railway.
 
Cost: £560000
 

"All the staff at McRae’s were at all times accessible, helpful, friendly, supportive and professional.
They helped extensively when we were stressed and were there at every step.
We would always recommend McRae’s over any other estate agent, in fact one of the reasons we yeses them is that a close friend and neighbour had used them a few months previously. We hope not to move again but if we did we would, without hesitation use McRae’s."
 
 
Team:
Craig, Lisa & Barbara
 
 
 

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