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Ingenuity, courage and hard work – 30 years in the business

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way, it’s not a matter for chance – it’s a matter of choice. When Rick Marchand founded Marchand Petit on 10th June 1990, he had a vision of opening a network of estate agency offices across the West Country that delivered an unprecedented standard of customer service, giving their clients and customers total support, guiding them professionally and attentively through what can be one of the most important decisions of their lives.

Stamp Duty relief, what does it mean for buyers?

 You will have no doubt read about the changes the Government released to Stamp Duty Land Tax this week, in a bid to give our post-lockdown economy another boost the Government, with immediate effect changed the new Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold to £500,000.

A brave new world! How lockdown turned Estate Agents digital - Virtual viewings and online valuations

This spring, anything that could - went virtual! Birthday parties, online concerts, meetings with friends, family and work colleagues everything is being conducted via video conferencing, even weather presenters work from home - the list is endless! But how has the world of estate agency adapted to the new virtual world? Lock-down and social distancing rules have affected the way estate agents operate, with no face to face viewings or valuations, but what exactly are the new digital methods - are they reliable and do they work? Here is a little more information about what to expect.

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On the 18th May 2020, in line with government guidelines for estate agency, we resumed viewings and valuations of property. Where possible we will be minimising the numbers of viewings by first offering buyers a virtual tour. When viewings take place in person, social distancing and safety protocols will be in place.


We would like to remind all buyers that travel to the South Hams should be achievable in a day (round trip) and for those who live further away, a virtual tour with one of our agents will be offered until travel restrictions change.


In the meantime, our team are still available to help by phone, email or video conference.

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