What our customers say
“From showing us around the house to the day of completion, Mat and Craig Hardy King provided us with complete attention. Excellent communications and always quick to reply to any enquiries raised. During what is often described as a stressful time, they made us feel at ease and assisted with a smooth purchase of our new home
Mr and Mrs S, Great Totham
“We were very happy with the service we received from Hardy and King, they were extremely friendly and efficient and provided excellent details of our house to prospective buyers. They were always on hand with advice and encouragement and I would be pleased to recommend them.
Mr and Mrs R, Great Totham
“Gill and I would both like to extend our thanks for the services you provided regarding the recent sale of our property.
We cannot praise Hardy King Estate Agents enough. From our initial enquiry through to completion of what was a difficult sale, you provided exceptional service throughout and consistently went above and beyond our expectations. We thoroughly recommend anybody who is considering selling their property to contact Craig or Mat and I’m sure they will be delighted.
Mr and Mrs J, Tiptree
“We can’t thank Craig and Mat enough for the fantastic service that we received from them. From the very first phone call to the day of completion and moving they were so polite, friendly and professional. As soon as our house went online we had viewings set up for the next day and luckily we sold on the same day. The whole moving process was made so much easier and stress-free due to the efficiency and hard work from Craig and Mat. There was never a point when I couldn’t contact them and no question or request was ever too much. We would highly recommend Hardy-Kings and we will definitely use them again for our next move. Thank you Craig and Mat.”.
Mr and Mrs H, Witham
“Craig and Mat, Thank you so much for everything you have done for us”.
Ms C, Goldhanger
“I found the thought of selling my house a daunting prospect, but Craig and Matt of Hardy-King took all the worries out of selling it for me. There was no sales jargon, and pressure, and you have to do this or that, they were courteous and kind and were thinking of me as a person and not the commission!!!!! If I had any concerns, no matter how small, they would sort them out. I could trust them to put my best interests first. They were professional at all times. If I ever sell a house again I hope I get a firm like Hardy-King. I have recommended them to my friends, as they are worth every penny”.
Ms J, Kelvedon
“We had our house on the market for some time with another couple of agents, which had not generated a lot of interest. After meeting with Craig, through a recommendation, we were immediately struck with his open and honest approach. Craig suggested a new tactic to generate some interest and very shortly after marketing our house we had a number of prospective buyers. During the closing stages of the sale, Craig negotiated a great final price. Perhaps though the best part of both Mat and Craig’s service was actually the hard work and effort they put into seeing the process through to completion. They went above and beyond what was expected and liaised with a number of parties in the chain to keep things moving. I couldn’t recommend them more and would use them again, if I ever decided to move!”.
Mr and Mrs S, Wickham Bishops
“We bought our house through Hardy-King . Craig and Mat were good people to deal with, they saw the sale through smoothly and efficiently, they come across as genuine, and when they say they’ll call back they do! I would recommend them.”.
Mr and Mrs F, Messing
“We had tried to sell our house about 6 years ago during the recession but had no luck.
This summer we put it back on the market and asked a few estate agents to come and advise us. From the start we were very impressed with the service we got from Craig and Mat at Hardy King and decided to go through them. The sale happened so quickly and went without hitch. I would strongly recommend Hardy King as they are an estate agent that stands out from the others.”.
Mr and Mrs R, Goldhanger
” When you have set your heart on a property and with all the emotions and variables that form part of the buying and selling process, it is very important to be speaking to people that understand and take the time to listen to the intricacies of your own circumstances and situation. We are very pleased to have recently purchased through Craig and Mat and with their understanding and considered approach, the process was made all the more easier with a very swift completion. Many thanks to both.”.
Mr K, Goldhanger
“Hardy King performed very well throughout the process of the sale of our property and the purchase of our new house. Their professionalism and responsiveness throughout the process was very helpful and they always went the extra mile in terms of obtaining detailed information right down the chain in order to keep us fully briefed on progress. Their efforts played a major part in enabling us to meet the time frames agreed for completion and I have no hesitation in recommending Hardy King to other vendors”.
Mr and Mrs H, Great Totham
“Great service from start to finish, Mat & Craig were very helpful as it was our first house purchase- thank you very much
Mr and Mrs I, Tollesbury
“Our home had been on the market for 3 months and we’d had several viewings but no offers before deciding to move to Hardy King. We were impressed by how well they listened to our circumstances and priorities and the way they marketed the property. We have more viewings during the first 4 weeks than the previous 3 months and an offer close to our asking price. They kept us up to date with all developments and always did what they said they would.
We found ourselves at the end of a 7 house chain and with the target of achieving contract exchange within 12 weeks. This was where Craig and Matt really excelled. They got to know all the key players, worked hard to get agreement on a completion date and got to exchange with 4 days to spare.Thanks Craig and Mat. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Mr and Mrs R, Wickham Bishops
“I would not hesitate to recommend Hardy King. They seamless handled the sale of house, quickly, professionally, faultlessly.
More importantly they provide a personal and friendly service. Unlike many other agents, they make you feel like you are their only client and top priority.
They have made a usually stressful experience, a breeze. Thank you to you both.”
Mr B and Miss R, Tollesbury
“I just sold my property with Hardy-King. It was an extremely straightforward and easy process from introduction to completion of sale. Craig was very professional & efficient completing the sale within the agreed timeline. I would definitely recommend Hardy King to family & Friends as I believe they are the best in the business.”
Mr F, Tollesbury
“I found Craig and Mat to be extremely professional, friendly and helpful. They ensured that the photos were taken to the best advantage and went out of their way to help solve a problem that the searches raised so that the sale could complete. Even when I encountered a problem with one aspect, they were willing to discuss it professionally and suggest a resolution that I was happy with. Being a local, independent firm was advantageous and they were also sensitive to the fact that I was selling my late father’s property. I am very happy to recommend Hardy-King.”
Miss H, Great Totham
“I am writing this to you with sincere gratitude in the sale of our home. From beginning to end, you have both been professional, helpful and most importantly honest. With constant communication and thoughtfulness from beginning to end, we are glad we had Hardy-King as our agents. You are a breath of fresh air in the housing market and we wish you both much success. Again, many thanks for your hard work and spirit in the sale of our house.”
Mr and Mrs H, Goldhanger
“Hardy-King I would say are a force to be reckoned with as far as their professionalism, knowledge and abilities to deliver a first class service. My wife and I owned a property in Tollesbury which completed a week ago. We decided to sell the house at the end of March 2016 and on the same day as the valuation a buyer was arranged to visit and the full asking price agreed. Craig and Matt actually listen to the customer considering our needs and knew their market place. Having worked in a sales environment within this industry years ago I know the bad press agents get. These guys go the extra mile and do not charge excessive rates. A first class service and one that we would recommend to anyone.”
Mr and Mrs H, Tollesbury
“All too often Estate Agents don’t get the credit they deserve. So, we’d like to put the record straight as regards the wonderful service Craig and Matt gave us recently when helping us sell our home. Our property was quite unique, and therefore required a particular, special marketing effort to ensure it was promoted effectively to the most suitable buyers. And in this respect Craig and Matt excelled, with a sensitive, very proficient and highly personal service, which resulted in them promptly finding for us the ideal purchasers, where previously others had failed. Therefore, we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to any property buyers or sellers, who are looking for two outstanding, reliable and very friendly professionals, who will “go the extra mile” to deliver a service that will produce results.”
Mr and Mrs C,Tolleshunt Knights
“Now that I have settled into my new home I thought it was time to say a very big THANK YOU to you both for your kind help and professional approach during my recent move. I shall be recommending Hardy-King to all of my family and friends because you give such a friendly and personal service.
I love my new home and the village so once again many thanks.”
“Having dealt with a few estate agents in the past 3 years I have to say your team at Hardy King are the most helpful and hard working I’ve encountered. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and assistance in the purchase of our new home and highly recommend your services to anyone thinking of buying or selling.”
Mr and Mrs S, Tolleshunt Knights
“Hardy King were always quick to reply and very helpful in chasing the vendor and solicitors when asked to..”
Mr H, Galleywood
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work in selling my house. It was a “hassle free” experience dealing with you both, I will use you for any future purchases or moves & will pass on your detail.
You have a great customer care ethic, a refreshing change for your industry.”
Mr C, Galleywood
“Dear Craig and Matt, Just wanted to say how happy we are in our new home. Thank-you for selling our house so quickly and making our new start possible. You were so fast and efficient in the whole process and put up with my regular phone calls. What a brilliant team you make and I will definitely be recommending you wherever possible.”
Mr and Mrs P, Salcott
“When deciding to put our house on the market we invited four estate agents to discuss their respective strategies. We were impressed with Craig Hardy-King even though the Hardy-King brand was the smallest and newest of the four to come to our home. We were truly motivated sellers as we had already found our dream home and needed to sell quickly but at a fair market price. We were so happy when, after just four days on the market, we were viewed by the subsequent new owners who put an acceptable offer to us on day 6 of the process. This has resulted in a very quick completion and means that our dream really has come true. We would whole heartedly recommend Hardy-King to all as their support and assistance made the difference.”
Mr and Mrs R, Tolleshunt D’Arcy
“We would not hesitate in recommending Hardy-King Estate Agents. Our purchase was a little drawn out and took 6 months in all but during that time Craig and Mat kept in touch. They provided friendly guidance and advice and helped see the transaction through to completion. A very courteous and professional service.”
Mr and Mrs A, Tollesbury
“We were very impressed with the great service we received from Craig and Matt during our recent house move. They were always quick to respond to our queries and questions and were very easy to talk too. Their rates were very competitive and our property was marketed very professionally. Most viewings were dealt with by Hardy-King due to our work commitments. We would highly recommend them to others.”
Mr L, Tiptree
“I thought the Hardy-King’s offered a top quality service and very reasonable rates. My sale was not easy falling through the first time and then laced with problems dealing with solicitors. Mat and Craig provided a very personal service and were always aware at what point the transaction was at. They would help chase and liaise with both sides of the deal and would help ensure that we met deadlines I wanted to work to. Having spoken to other people selling in the market it gave me piece of mind that the service I was getting was top drawer and I would definitely use them again or recommend to anyone who asks! “
Mr and Mrs S, Witham
“I found both Craig and Matt to be very professional in their handling of the sale of our house. Notwithstanding some difficulties at the bottom of the chain they worked hard to resolve them as quickly as possible, and were always good at communicating the situation”
Mr and Mrs T, Tollesbury
“I have been extremely impressed with the professional service that was provided. Craig and Mat were always available to speak and offered superb advice during the offer acceptance stage. We unfortunately then became part of a rather painful chain, however Craig and Mat’s contacts within the industry were of extreme use and enabled us to keep the chain moving and finally exchange. Without doubt I would recommend them to any friends/colleagues and when we come to move again we will use them again. Craig and Mat are building a fantastic business and I wish them all the luck for the future.”
Mr R and Miss T, Kelvedon
“We would like to say what a breath of fresh air Hardy-King are within the estate agent world, Craig was efficient, polite, straight talking and always contactable, even on a Sunday. We would highly recommend (and we have) using Hardy-King over any other agent due to their hard working no fuss attitude, the photos and description of our property were spot on and the communication second to none. Many thanks for your assistance in making the selling of our house stress free. Good luck for the future. “
Mr and Mrs C, Great Totham
“Whilst not our agent but whom we bought through, I found Craig and Mat excellent. We had a lot of trouble further up the chain and had it not been for Craig especially dealing with some difficult situations the delays would have been even worse. I would not hesitate using them in the future “
Mr and Mrs G, Tiptree
“Outstanding service from start to finish, you two are a breath of fresh air! “
Miss H, Tiptree
“We recently moved home and used Hardy King Estate Agents to sell our house, we found both Mat and Craig very professional and honest at all times, even when they had news we may not have liked they still told us the truth, which is all anybody wants. Although we had various problems throughout the mine field of moving house, we believe it was made easier and bearable by using Hardy King and even found ourselves smiling at the end of each conversation.We highly recommended if you are considering moving home to use Hardy King Estate Agents. Good luck for the future lads,not that you need it..!”
Mr and Mrs F, Tollesbury
“I just wanted to put on record what an exemplary service we have received on our house sale! From the start where you took the fantastic pictures to showcase our home right through to the final days of completion, the communication was second to none!
I have recommended your services to family & friends and I have no doubt they will be in safe hands at what can be a distressing time!”
Mr and Mrs C, Tollesbury
“Great service right from the initial phone conversation through to handing over the keys. Reliable, honest and friendly, we would highly recommend.”
Mr and Mrs C, Tiptree
“Our story – Back in March we asked Craig and Mat to sell 2 houses to purchase a new family home for my family plus my parents. They promptly sold both and we found a dream home, although one sale fell through it was resold again and today we completed on our dream home. Throughout our journey the boys were so pleasant, polite and respectful. They had patience and helped with form filling and answered any silly questions we asked. Mat’s laugh was incredibly infectious and even in dark moments he never failed to make me laugh!! I would not hesitate in recommending Hardy-King to anyone and I will actually miss having them on speed dial!! Thank you boys for all you’ve done for us. Our dream is now a reality”
Mr and Mrs L, Tollesbury
“Craig and Mat were very helpful in our purchase we couldn’t have asked for more! Will definitely use again if we ever need to”
Mr R and Miss C, Tiptree
“My wife and I are extremely satisfied with the service provided by Mat & Craig during our recent house sale. From day 1 they were honest, friendly, professional and very proactive. After visiting to take pictures our house was online within a matter of hours. It was sold 3 days later with Mat going out of his way to broker the deal on a Sunday afternoon. We were provided with regular and informative updates, with Mat & Craig also taking the time to chase solicitors, mortgage brokers etc. to help move things along. Hardy-King really made me feel like their number 1 priority, which is what every customer desires. And all of this for less than what any of the big name estate agents would charge for a mediocre service. I would 100% recommend Hardy-King to anyone looking to sell their house and wish Mat & Craig all the best for the future – keep it up!!”
Mr and Mrs F, Witham
“Craig and Mat were thorough, hard-working, patient, courteous and highly professional. We have no hesitation in recommending them and wish them all the best for the future of their business.”
Mr and Mrs H, Wickham Bishops
“Being first time buyers we didn’t know what to expect but we found the whole experience to be efficiently handled with great communication. Craig and Mat went out of their way to answer any questions and helped us to secure our dream first home! Would definitely recommend.”
Mr S and Miss M, Kelvedon
“We used Mat and Craig to buy our first house. They made the whole process so stress free, quick and very helpful throughout. They are an extremely friendly, enthusiastic and professional duo! Would recommend to anyone and everyone! Thank you again guys! Look forward to using you in the future”
Mr and Mrs K, Tollesbury
“On behalf of myself and Chris I would just like to say a huge thank you to Craig and Mat for their help in buying our first home. The service you have provided, from booking the initial viewing to the completion, has been impeccable. You dealt with any issues or queries promptly and professionally and communicated regularly with us throughout the whole process. Thank you again, when we come to sell yours will be the name we look for!”
Mr and Mrs B, Tiptree
“During the purchase of our new home, which is one of the most stressful times in someone’s life Hardy-King help take that pain away from you. Craig was a big help, he helped me keep in touch with both the vendors and the solicitors, making the process of buying a house easy.
If you want a hassle free purchase of a property I would highly suggest Hardy-King. “
Mr and Mrs M, Tiptree
“Hardy King is just wonderful! I simply cannot say enough about how positive my experience was with Hardy – King. Incredibly knowledgeable, patient, easy to talk to and genuinely interested in helping me find the right home. I always felt at ease with Hardy-King. They went out of their way to assist me throughout the entire home buying process and never made me feel pressured to make a decision – that was incredibly important to me as I was a first-time home buyer and very unsure of what to do. They understood the market well and helped me secure the right home at a time when it’s been so challenging for so many. I can truly say that Hardy King was not just a Estate Agent, but a friend. Others would be wise to contact Hardy-King. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.”
Miss P, Tiptree
“We were having no joy getting people to view our property under a nationally well-known estate agent, when a rather pleasant letter dropped through our door. The letter politely asked us to consider allowing HARDY-KING, a new, local and family-run estate agency, the opportunity to sell our property on our behalf, which they did! Hardy-King sold our property to one of the very first people they brought through our door! We couldn’t be happier and more satisfied with the way Hardy-King conducted themselves and the sale of our property. The brothers Mat and Craig, proprietors/directors, were friendly and personable whilst remaining efficient and professional at all times (without being aloof or condescending as many agents can be). We felt respected and cared for throughout the process and were given excellent advice. We had no reason to doubt that the Hardy-King brothers were acting in our best interests. We felt absolutely confident leaving our house in their capable hands as we left for our adventures abroad. This professionalism and consideration continued throughout the completion process with telephone calls from both brothers offering regular updates, even when there was nothing to report other than to let us know that we had not been forgotten about. We found this very reassuring (and was more than even our solicitor managed). We have no reservations about recommending Hardy-King Estate agents to anyone. Mat and Craig are ambassadors of their trade. Hardy-King is set to be a leading name in estate agency.”
Mr and Mrs F, Tiptree
“I am very pleased and impressed with the service provided by Craig & Mat at Hardy King Estate Agents. They always responded to me in a timely manner and managed my expectation around the moving process. They regularly updated me on progress of both my sale and purchase and I always felt confident they were doing all they could to manage all of the different parts of the move. In my opinion they break the stereotype many people have of estate agents. An honest and straightforward approach is really refreshing. Combine this with a very competitive rate and I couldn’t have asked for more. I would happily recommend Hardy King to friends, family or anyone that asked due to the high level of service we received.”
Mr and Mrs W, Witham
“I wanted to say thank you so very much for your help in selling our house, I was very pleased to discover that you do what you promise, we had great selection of people viewing hour property and you kept us updated all the way through the process which was great. I felt you were really there to help us sell our house rather than giving us false promises. I would highly recommend your services to anyone selling or buying, you may be the new boys but I think you could teach some of the other agents about customer services.”
Mr and Mrs M, Tiptree
“Hardy King Estate Agents – a breath of fresh air. An estate agent that does exactly what they say they will. Kept me up to date with all developments and contacting me regularly even when there was no news. They really could not have been more helpful and professional and quite honestly kept me sane during the whole process. If you want an Estate agent that does what they say on the tin – then it has to be Hardy King”.
Mrs H, Tollesbury
“Hardy-King Estate Agents are a breath of fresh air, fantastic service, always available, professional and enthusiastic to help. You provided an honest, attentive service which during the stressful time of buying a house with two young children made the whole process so much easier”
Mr and Mrs F, Tollesbury
“Mat & Craig both amazing guys! Very down to earth, open and honest. I was able to call them when I needed advice and getting the process moving forward. It was our first ever home so having these guys on the other end of the phone most evenings and weekends was excellent. I would highly recommend to all my friends and family. Thanks for lovely pressie which I will no doubt open this weekend to celebrate. I will no doubt also be seeing both of you in the future. Thanks so very much”
Mr and Mrs H, Tollesbury
“Very very good service!!! Nice helpful gentlemen. Nothing was too much for them”
Mr and Mrs S, Tiptree
“We have today exchanged thanks to the superb work from the guys at Hardy-King Estate Agents. The guys did a brilliant job and got more for our house than we ever could have hoped. Thank you so much and good luck for the future.”
Mr and Mrs S, Tollesbury
“Mat and Craig are a breath of fresh air, not your usual estate agents, they are actually honest with you and do their very best to complete your sale as quickly and professionally as possible. I have no hesitation in recommending them and would not use anyone else”
Mr L, Tiptree
“Thank you for all of your help and support on the sale of our house, thanks for all the chats, sorry about all of the calls and emails.”
Miss L, Tiptree
“Craig was a breath of fresh air. Honest, open and genuine. Would recommend”
Mrs G, Tolleshunt Knights