McRae's Sales Lettings & Management - Sales

18 The Avenue, Highams Park
London

E4 9LD

Estate Agents

Listed under:  Estate Agents
100% recommended   Rating 9.7/10
461 reviews since 2009
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 461 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 9.7/10 Friendly Rating 9.7
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 
 
" We have just sold our flat through McRae's after a recommendation and cannot recommend them highly enough! Lisa and Craig were both brilliant. Got viewings in quickly and helped us through the sales p...."   more
 
" Your service has been second to none! Very helpful and have kept us updated throughout thank you. "   more
 
" Mcraes were brilliant from start to finish. Craig was very knowledgeable on prices in the area and we had 2 viewings very quickly, both resulting in offers. One of which we sold too. He dealt with ne...."   more
 
" Lisa, came to take the photos and explained everything, she was very professional and took her time to get the best photos possible to show the property at it's best. Barbara produced an excellent s...."   more
 
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Reputations are not built overnight
In Referenceline's view, this track record is more important than the ratings. Don't be impressed by a few old reviews which may not be representative.  Look for firms with a commitment to asking for feedback - good or bad - from their customers.  We recommend that you look for a track record of ratings and reviews in at least 9 of the last 12 months and that you should not be too concerned about an isolated negative review.  Ask the firm for their side of the story.
 


 
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: 90%
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: 84%
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: 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 19
best 20
bought 13
brilliant 13
buyer 22
buying 31
communication 20
Craig 45
definitely 21
difficult 24
efficient 20
estate 45
excellent 68
experience 33
extremely 26
fantastic 25
friendly 108
good 65
great 51
happy 53
help 33
helped 24
helpful 128
highly 39
informed 36
knowledgeable 20
Lisa 119
local 21
market 24
McRae 20
McRae’s 56
McRaes 123
pleased 26
process 87
professional 112
property 83
purchase 32
really 30
received 20
recommend 98
sale 70
sell 26
selling 29
service 170
sold 24
stressful 21
supportive 22
team 56
thank 57
thanks 29
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 28 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 6
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 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
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Customer Review
 
2 bed flat.
 
Cost: £341000

"We have just sold our flat through McRae's after a recommendation and cannot recommend them highly enough! Lisa and Craig were both brilliant. Got viewings in quickly and helped us through the sales process to make it easy and straight forward. They answer the phone whenever you need them. No answerphones or callcenters and complete trustworthy! thanks from Ben."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig
 
 
 


Review 27 Nov 2019
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
 
Shingly place. Chingford.
 
Cost: £341000

"Your service has been second to none!
Very helpful and have kept us updated throughout thank you. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig
 
 
 


Review 26 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 6
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below 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
 
5 year old ''New Build'' flat. Second floor. Chingford
 
Cost: £341000
 

"Mcraes were brilliant from start to finish. Craig was very knowledgeable on prices in the area and we had 2 viewings very quickly, both resulting in offers. One of which we sold too.
He dealt with negotiations outside business hours to enable us to get things sorted when we were together rather than both at work.
Lisa kept us updated throughout the sales process, explaining things simply and giving advice when needed. Our original purchase fell through and through Mcraes hard work we didn't lose our sale.
We had numerous issues with our solicitors which they helped resolve.
Would recommend them to anyone without any hesitation.

Thank you to all of the team."
 
 
 
 


Review 20 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: 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 bed terrace in Highams Park E4
 
Cost: £490000
 

"Lisa, came to take the photos and explained everything, she was very professional and took her time to get the best photos possible to show the property at it's best.
Barbara produced an excellent set of details, and Camille carried out all the viewings for me and was really good with the viewers, took her time going around the house and answering any questions she could.
Throughout the whole process Lisa was brilliant and I couldn't have asked for more. If I ever phoned with an issue/query it was dealt with quickly and efficiently and always reassuringly. Even when things got a bit tough towards the end Lisa was fantastic and Craig stepped in also to make sure the exchange and completion went ahead to everybody's wishes.
All in all the team at McRaes are wonderful and would highly recommend them, a huge thank you to everyone.
"
 
 
Team:
Lisa, Barbara, Camille and Craig
 
 
 


Review 13 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 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
 
4 bed, 2 bathroom Terrace.
 
Cost: £699995

"McRaes were fantastic marketers of our property. They helped us so much during the process and kept us updated throughout the selling process would definitely recommend. Thank you. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lias Craig
 
 
 


Review 5 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 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 semi
 
Cost: £635000

"The agency was accommodating and very willing to help us with the visit of the house we eventually purchase. We have been very happy with the service. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa
 
 
 


Review 4 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in IG8
 
 
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
 
4 bed mid terrace
 
Cost: £592000

"Lisa has been really responsive and helpful and proactive. She's great!
Thank you Lisa! An best. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig Barbara
 
 
 


Review 20 Oct 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 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
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bedroom terraced house.
 
Cost: £550000
 

"This is a great firm to deal with, very helpful and knowledgeable people, kept us up to date with what was going on with our sale and also helped a few times with our purchase."
 
 
Team:
Craig and Lisa
 
 
 


Review 17 Oct 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: 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
 
1930’s 3 bed semi in Highams Park. E4
 
Cost: £635000
 

"My Family have used McRaes over several years, both buying and selling.
I have recently sold a property in Highams Park with them. It took almost a year from start to finish due to the Bexit saga.
McRae's kept me focussed when I wanted to give up. They went over and above the
expectations of any estate agent. I refer to them as a family business that only know
hard work. They are all well versed in the property market. I never once thought to change estate agents even when my friends were telling me to do so. I know this
Company and if they can’t sell your property no one can.
I have recommended McReas to several people including family members and have never
been disappointed. I will continue to recommend them as I still have friends living in
the area.

Well done McReas you should all be very proud of yourselves.
Top marks from me.
Dilly
"
 
 
Team:
Craig, Lisa & Barbara
 
 
 


Review 17 Oct 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 
 
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 terrace.
 
Cost: £468000

"Excellent. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa
 
 
 


Review 15 Oct 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below 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
 
3 bed end of terace house with garage.
 
Cost: £501600

"Very helpful in the sale of this house ready to go the extra mile to help us with the sale. I would recommend them to anybody without hesitation. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 17 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in IG8
 
 
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 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bedroom semi detached house.
 
Cost: £479000

"Excellent. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa
 
 
 


Review 4 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 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 terrace
 
Cost: £546250

"A very good experience and helped make that could have been a stressful process. Fairly easy. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Mcrae
 
 
 


Review 19 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 8
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
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
 
3 Bed and loft room end terrace.
 
Cost: £540000

"Fantastic service fro first to last. Helpful and friendly in making the buying process as smooth as can be. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Barbara Craig
 
 
 


Review 19 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 8
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
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
 
4 bed terrace, Chingford. Side access, large kitchen extension.
 
Cost: £440000

"McRae's are efficient and friendly. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Barbara Craig
 
 
 


Review 7 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 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 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 town house.
 
Cost: £715000

"A difficult property to sell as we anticipated, in a poor state of repair. And we were very glad to find a buyer with the vision to restore the building. Very grateful for all the help in what has been a long process with surveys, structural engineers etc. Also thanks with all the effort and negotiation taking this through to exchange and completion. Best wishes to Craig Lisa and all your staff involved"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Lisa Jess Barbara Liam
 
 
 


Review 7 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 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
 
A large, semi-detached Victorian house in desperate need of repair. The property had so much scope to be made beautiful again.
 
Cost: £715000

"Lisa and Craig were just so patient and helpful throught the entire process. The process of buying the property was very lengthy due to mortgages and surveyors but Lisa and Craig did not lose faith in us. They were and are a wonderful agency. Thank you. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig
 
 
 


Review 29 Jul 2019
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: 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
 
5 bedroom house with a garden and garage Highams Park LOndon
 
Cost: £650000
 

"I have known Craig McRae for 10 years. We bought and sold our property with his support.

Craig is an excellent person and very knowledgeable. He is very accurate with valuations and very honest throughout the whole process.

The entire team are great at McRae's and I must also give specific credit to Lisa Fox who was superb at handling all queries and concerns alongside Craig. She also has a brilliant sense of humour.

If I was buying or selling in Highams Park, I would only choose McRae's. I cannot praise them enough."
 
 
Team:
Craig McRae Lisa Fox
 
 
 


Review 11 Jul 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 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
 
Cost: £808000

"I found the staff at the Highams Park office to be very friendly, helpful and professional. And I am very satisfied indeed an will not hesitate to use them again in the future. Highly recommended!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Craig Mcrae
 
 
 


Review 1 Jul 2019
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4 bedroom semi detached house.
 
Cost: £725000

"Friendly and professional service. Thank you. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Craig Barbara
 
 
 

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