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We are a leading residential property company in the UK, working across local markets and delivering unrivalled customer service through the commitment and inspiration of our staff.

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Hamptons International offers an extensive portfolio of UK and international properties, marketed through our network of over 90 branches across the south of the UK.

We have provided market-leading property expertise, locally, nationally and internationally for over 150 years and our property-based services include sales, lettings, conveyancing, financial services, residential development, PRS, international, valuation, wealth management, corporate home search and tenancy management.

In the UK, we offer extensive coverage of London and the South of England through our branch network. Additionally, our global network extends to over 7,000 affiliate partner offices with visibility of over 150,000 international properties - the largest selection of any UK agent.

At Hamptons, we provide the knowledge and personal service of a local agent with the prestige and reach of an international name. Our understanding of the village, town and city and international property markets means we are uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional advice, guidance and support to every customer – we have the property solution for you.

Our values

  • Connected: We are best when we act together, working seamlessly on behalf of our customers. We think beyond our business areas, communicating openly and always open to opportunity.
  • Learning: We are always learning. We listen, observe and ask questions. It is how we improve.
  • Empathetic: We treat our customers as we would wish to be treated. Seeing things from our customers’ perspective is the key to great service.
  • Agile: We seek to improve and always ask, 'Is there a better way?' We are proactive; identify and act on opportunities; embrace change and innovate.
  • Respectful: We create honest relationships with each other and our customers.

Whether you are looking to sell immediately or simply require an up-to-date market appraisal of your home, we would be delighted to help you.

To arrange a free, no-obligation marketing appraisal, please contact your local branch today.

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We are always looking for great people to join us. Whether you are highly experienced, or new to our industry, we are looking for people who display energy, passion and enthusiasm in their given area of expertise.

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Our history

Hamptons International originally started in 1830 when William Hampton opened a shop in Cranbourn Street, London for the sale of furniture. In 1869, the shop was destroyed by fire and Hamptons Limited was formed with George Hampton being named as the Managing Director. A satellite store also opened on Wimbledon Common.

The estate agency business was also established in 1869, with an office on Pall Mall and eight staff. Following a bombing raid during the First World War the site then moved to the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.

Hamptons continued to grow through the 1920s with the addition of a successful auction house, whose most notable sales were the luxury liner, The Mauritania, sister ship to the fateful Titanic, and also the Cameroon islands!

In 1936, the Estate Office moved to the former French embassy building on Arlington Street, and 21 years later, the estate agency separated from the parent company when a partnership was formed by the founder's grandson.

During the 1980s, there was a period of expansion and acquisition, culminating in Hamptons being bought by Bristol & West Building Society. In February 1996, Hamptons was purchased by Cluttons London Residential Agency, and then in 2005 it was purchased again by Wheelock Properties (Singapore) limited. In August 2006, the global real estate giant, Emaar Properties, acquired Hamptons International and in June 2010, Hamptons International was acquired by Countrywide, the UK's largest estate agency.