Bourne again with Sprift

Estate Agents

Bourne Estate Agents was established in 2009 and covers the counties of Hampshire and Surrey, with eight offices in the towns of Farnham, Alton, Guildford, Godalming, Esher, Cobham, Woking and Petersfield.

The team offers a full range of property services including sales, lettings, land and new homes, and mortgages. The company is now looking towards further growth, continuing its focus along the A3 corridor.  

Andrew Miller, director of Bourne, said: “The experiences of the last year have meant that people are looking for something more positive in their lives. We are seeing a real migration of buyers looking to move away from cities, and to escape for a new life in the country. This is where agencies like ours truly step in, because we have a real in-depth local knowledge.”

Adopting Sprift

The Bourne team came across Sprift at the end of 2020, and since adopting the technology, have seen increased valuation to instruction numbers. Andrew Miller comments:

“Since using the market appraisal reports, and also presenting vendors with Sprift Key Facts for Buyers reports to demonstrate how their home would be marketed with us, we have been seeing a different level of engagement – even before we go to visit their properties. Sprift data enables us to break down barriers and demonstrates the vast work we have done pre-valuation – it shows a clear differentiator.

“Buyers armed with knowledge is a good thing, as it enables them to make informed decisions. The more information they have, the less sales are likely to fall through.”

The value of data

“The return on investment of Sprift is excellent,” comments Andrew Miller. “The team provide an extremely thorough initial briefing and handover, and they are always there to pick up the phone and offer exceptional levels of ongoing customer service.”

Andrew confirms that through the Sprift data, Bourne can offer enhanced levels of detailed property knowledge and local area information from local planning, to flood risk, title plans and conservation areas. He adds: “Sprift data helps us to operate on an entirely different platform and demonstrates that we are acting with complete integrity – as we always have. The Key Facts for Buyers reports are an excellent way of showing homeowners that you really understand their property and will be a solid agency partner.

My personal valuation to instruction rate has risen by 25% since using Sprift!”

The Future

“We have been so impressed by the power of the reports on the sales side, and are now looking forward to exploring how the lettings reports can help support our eight lettings teams.”

Matt Gilpin, CEO at Sprift, adds: “Bourne are an impressive agency who really understand their local area, working with us will only help to further enhance that reputation. We look forward to supporting the brand as it continues to grow.”