Moving house can be one of the most challenging transitions in our lives, so our objective is to lift the stress off your shoulders, from initial conversations through to completion and beyond.
A little bit about us
Our business story
Moving house can be one of the most challenging transitions in our lives, so our objective is to lift the stress off your shoulders, from initial conversations through to completion and beyond. Our aim is to walk alongside you, guiding and reassuring you throughout the process to provide an outstanding service that is professional, proactive, and purposeful.
We are blessed to be situated in one of the UK’s most idyllic landscapes, The Stroud Valleys. The tall golden slopes of the valleys are breath-taking, though there is so much more to this beautiful Cotswold gem.
We love the community of The Stroud Valleys, it's eclectic population, contagious energy, and rural tranquillity. It has long been a chosen get-away from the hustle and bustle of city life for the perfect escape to the leafy foothills of the Cotswolds. Whether you are new homeowners, a family or retired, we are here to find the perfect home for you.
What we do
We provide a bespoke service tailored to your preferences and needs, combining impactful marketing with neighbourhood knowledge. Our properties are showcased by professional photography that accentuates each property's charming and unique character. We navigate buyers and sellers through the features of each property using an immersive 3D virtual tour. Our virtual tours give a compelling, convenient and realistic excursion for clients to view from the comfort of their own screen.
We have extensive experience in all areas of residential sales. From quirky Cotswold cottages, unique industrial apartments and listed townhouses, rural dwellings with acreage to equestrian homes. We pride ourselves in handpicking enchanting properties and match them with buyers.
Why choose us
We provide exceptional customer service, discretion, and compassion. We aim to exceed all expectations by listening to your story and desires for the future and together, we will ensure that the marketing strategy suits your needs and timescales.
We are selective with the properties we bring to the market, which means we are able to dedicate the time and attention you and your property deserve.
Our mission as a small business owner is to enhance awareness of all that The Stroud Valleys have to offer. From where to go for coffee, to beautiful countryside walks, to supporting small local companies and everything in between. My aim is to encourage business to stay within the Valleys and create growth in the area that benefits us all.
A wealth of local knowledge that will be shared with clients visiting Stroud, making their experience enjoyable and one that will support The Stroud Valleys being the destination to move to.
Long standing relationships with local Solicitors, Surveyors and Financial Advisors to assist in a smooth transaction for all.
We offer competitive fees to suit all, packaged with professional photography, 3D virtual tours, floorplans and (EPC) Energy Performance Certificates.
My name is Allison-Jayne (known as AJ) of AJ Estate Agents of Gloucestershire. I am passionate about people and their individual stories. I have been an Estate Agent for over 25 years and love everything about the job I do. I pride myself on nurturing long term relationships with my clients and always being empathetic and personable. I aspire to provide supportive and transparent service that places your best interest at the heart of the buying and selling process.
It is not just about bricks and mortar, it is so much more, from the memories you have made, the changes you have undertaken. For me, it is understanding what it means to live in your home, resulting in beautiful pictures and wording that is evocative and captures the imagination of a buyer feeling compelled to view.
"When it was time to sell our house, we interviewed 3 local estate agents. All of them were excellent, but AJ was that bit extra special. She was warm, friendly and approachable, but at the same time super professional. It turns out she walks her talk, and all the points that we loved about her in the first meeting she followed through on.
She valued our house slightly higher than the other 2 agents, and, happily, we achieved that price.
She has a great blend of personality, skill and experience. Our house selling journey was complex …AJ stayed very present throughout. We felt she always had time for us and our situation. She was on hand and available through the whole process. When things got tricky, she was calm and reassuring. We have already referred AJ to other house selling friends and they too are delighted with her.
We wholeheartedly and confidently recommend you recruit AJ to sell your house."
Ms Paradine, Stroud
"I was looking to move from Cirencester to Stroud having lived in Cirencester for 25 years this was a big move for my family.
We met I met AJ quite early on in our my search. She was so friendly and just seemed to ‘get me’ and what I was looking for. Most occasions when viewing property my daughter also came. We both really hit it off with AJ. She is never pushy and is very open and upfront about the properties you are viewing. We found her an absolute delight to work with.
We would highly recommend AJ to anyone looking to buy or sell a house , we found her to be totally trustworthy, extremely experienced, very professional but has a real human side which is so essential with the stress of buying or selling a property."
Mrs E & Miss K Ussher, Rodborough
It is difficult to write a 5-star review for AJ, she deserves 10 out of 10, a tick, and a Gold Star She sets the standard that other estate agents should aspire to.
AJ put our property on the market mid March 2020, and within a week the country was put into lock-down! She held our hands throughout; AJ found our eventual buyer even before it had gone live on the internet. Although times were difficult due to the lock-down, she liaised with all the other estate agents in the chain, and the necessary solicitors.
The service that AJ provided was akin to having a personal shopper. We have moved many times during our lifetime, and this move was by far the best, and due to the circumstances, also the longest time from start to finish. Because of her invaluable experience and expertise, AJ ensured a successful outcome.
We cannot express our gratitude enough for everything that she has done for us.
Peter & Hazel Davenport, Pagenhill
"We cannot praise AJ enough for her work in our complicated sale of 3 houses. We came to AJ when a previous agent was not managing to get potential buyers into our two new builds and also our family home. AJ knows the local Stroud market so well and is very current in her understanding of what buyers are looking for to match the viewings so effectively. Her keen attention to making sure the wishes and needs of her clients are met is impressive. She is accurate and honest in her valuation appraisal and listens to her clients to secures the highest and most reasonable prices suitable to your property and actually attained between 97% - 100% of our asking prices. This makes a seller confident that the estate agent is the right choice for them.
The way that AJ managed to secure a sale during this tricky period of pandemic lockdown was so important to us this year. We had one house left to sell and our future home purchase depended upon this, we initially felt extremely worried about the potential for our move being significantly delayed. AJ successfully found the very best buyer and completed the whole process to an efficient and usual timescale which is so remarkable. We are now happily settled in our new home. Thank you so much AJ for all you have done for us."
Mrs Claire & Mr Gary Fagan, Chalford.
We have, over the years, commissioned quite a few estate agents to buy and sell properties but, until recently, never anyone like AJ. She is, by a country mile, the best agent we have ever met. She offers very sound advice based on an experienced professionalism coupled with a passionate approach and easy personable manner.
We always benefit from our meetings with AJ and do not think twice about making her our first point of contact regarding buying or selling property. Her interest transcends immediate needs and looks to forge long term relationships built on friendship and trust.
Thank you, AJ, for being the unexpected.
Mr Ian French & Ms Heather Juniper, Old Bussage, Bussage Stroud,
"As soon as AJ came round to do a valuation I felt utterly confident she would sell my house. Unlike other agents she was highly personable as well as professional and took time to find out what I valued most about the house.
She clearly appreciated its qualities and I knew would be sure to find appropriate buyers who were looking for a house such as mine. AJ kept communication running smoothly between me and the buyers and midwifed the whole deal until completion. I am immensely grateful."
Mrs Lidell, Old Stroud
Just a message to say a huge thank you for everything you did to sell the bungalow. You were amazing all the way through, extremely aware of my feelings and always keeping me up to date with what was happening, or not happening!! I don’t think it would have gone through without you chasing solicitors along.
Incredible service AJ! Hopefully one day we can have a coffee together. You are truly one of life’s good ones.
With kindest regards and gratitude
"When we came to sell our house in Bisley, we asked 3 different local estate agents to assess it’s value and advise on the best way to move forward with a sale.
AJ sold herself with a wealth of knowledge and a very hands on approach. We felt confident that she was the person to help us with the sale.
After some 23 viewings including a number of 2nd viewings, we achieved a sale some £20,000 more than one of the agents suggested and very near to AJ’s actual valuation. We were very pleased with the outcome of the sale and pleased we chose to work with AJ. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home."
Mr Ashmead, Bisley
We can’t thank AJ enough for getting us over the line with our house sale and allowing us to follow our dream to our new home. The best decision I ever made was to assign her as our estate agent. From start to finish she was outstanding, delivering above and beyond for us and I can’t stress enough how much I valued her support and expertise after having such a poor service from high street estate agents for months.
I was feeling so deflated and then I was lucky enough to be given AJ’s contact details, she took on our house sale and, with her years of experience, she sold the house for us within a few days of it going live! We were overjoyed! From offer to completion was only 2 months and 1 week, AJ dealt with every aspect of our sale, including progression and it was such a smooth process.
I can’t recommend her highly enough, if you want to sell your property, be informed, supported and feel like you are dealing with someone who actually genuinely cares look no further than AJ Estate Agents of Gloucestershire. She’s a dream facilitator.