Estate agent Martyn Gerrard has opened an office in Mill Hill. This is its eighth area office. The firm already covers Kentish Town, Finchley, Whetstone and Crouch End.
It has been quick to pick up instructions in Mill Hill. At the lower-priced end of the market, it is offering a two-bedroom ground-floor garden flat at Wardell Close, NW7, within walking distance of Mill Hill Broadway shops and local amenities, for £219,950.
Other highlights are a three-bedroom family house in Brockenhurst Gardens, NW7, for £439,950 and a two-bedroom bungalow on a large plot in Hillview Road, NW7, for £875,000.
Simon Gerrard of Martyn Gerrard says: "Mill Hill is an area we've been targeting for a while, because our Finchley Central office has a lot of people moving to and from there, as do our North Finchley and Whetstone offices. It was a natural progression, since we go into this area with a large number of people who have an interest in the area. This was something that demanded us do it, rather than us asking 'where shall we go next?'."
Martyn Gerrard is a family business. Last year it won a bronze medal for customer service in the Estate Agent of the Year awards. This is the Martyn Gerrard philosophy: "To be successful is the marriage of being large enough to command the right presence on the internet, to be known for your professional nature and to have a brand that brings people from all directions, coupled with a personal service. If you can achieve that, you have the best of all worlds." All Martyn Gerrard's agents are in training or qualified with the Association of Residential Letting Agents or the National Association of Estate Agents and Mr Gerrard is a director of the National Federation of Property Professionals.