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Redmayne Arnold & Harris continues expansion with new office in Great Shelford 

The opening of a new branch this June marks continued growth for independent estate agent Redmayne Arnold & Harris. The new office is located on Woollards Lane in the heart of Great Shelford and it strengthens and expands on their very strong presence in Cambridge and the surrounding villages.

Chris Arnold, one of the founders of the firm, said: "Were delighted to be opening this new office in Shelford, which will complement our existing Cambridge office, establishing a strong presence in the villages south of the City. We have always been active in the area but with the development of the bio-medical campus the relocation of Papworth hospital and major new development across the south Cambridge fringe, having a full-service office in Great Shelford will increase our coverage and allow us to serve our clients better.”

Two directors of Redmayne Arnold & Harris will be based in the new office. Alex Gray has been selling homes in the Shelfords for years, while Chris Arnold is one of the most experienced agents in the area and lives close by in Thriplow. Expert negotiation has a massive impact on the final sale price of any property and Alex and Chris have negotiated hundreds of home sales. They know all the tactics, when it is the right time to push and the right time to hold back. On the residential sales side, they will be joined by Jack Bunning, an experienced negotiator who knows the area like the back of his hand. The firm also specialises in the sales and marketing of new developments with a dedicated New Homes team, led by Oliver Hughes. Hannah Khan will manage the lettings team at Shelford, providing both managed and let-only options for landlords as well as a convenient local office for tenants renting in the area.

Commenting on the opening, Alex Gray, Director, said “We believe we can offer something really different in the area. Many agents think it’s enough to simply upload details onto Rightmove and sit back. Of course, online marketing is important but if you are moving you should expect more. You deserve the very best advice, you want people who really know that they are doing. And our service doesn’t stop when we agree a sale or a letting. We work just as hard for our clients right up to the point our clients move out. Nick Redmayne and Jane Bailey (who has lived in Stapleford for over 20 years) manage sales progression and their experience means they can spot any warning signs making sure any problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently.”


House prices in Great Shelford have increased by an average of more than 11% a year over the last 25 years.

The startling statistic has been published by village estate agent Haart.

Their survey shows that property prices in Great Shelford have gone up by 283% in the last 25 years.

“When you think that the cost of living over the same 25 years has been 105%, in real terms (after inflation) property values in Great Shelford are 177% higher,” said Haart's Great Shelford manager, Angelos Koutsoudes

“It’s no wonder that people can’t afford to buy property anymore and landlords are attracted by bricks and mortar.”

 According to the Haart housing report, in 1991, the average value of a property in Great Shelford was £112,000.

The estate agent said that in 1991, the proportion of people who lived in the UK who owned their own home was 65.9%. Today it is 54%.