Land & New Homes Manager

Marchand Petit Estate Agents Land & New Homes Manager, Andrew Biggs, began his career in property in the late 1980s working within his home town of Bristol, running a number of successful estate agency offices. Some 10 years later his love of new homes led him to work for a number of large house builders in the South West in a variety of roles, including such household names as Barratt Homes and The Berkeley Group.

In 2006, Andrew’s combined knowledge and accumulated skill secured him the newly created Land & New Homes Manager role within Marchand Petit Estate Agents and a subsequent relocation to the South Hams. His experience of “working both sides of the fence” had given him an invaluable understanding and insight into the often complex field of land and new homes purchases and sales. This knowledge is invaluable for guiding and advising clients. 

Working in conjunction with the network of strategically placed offices throughout South Devon, the Land & New Homes Department has established itself as the market leader in the South Hams.

Andrew can offer the following services:

  • Land sale and acquisition.
  • Consultancy and project management throughout the development process.
  • New homes sales or investment deals, either off plan or in the course of construction.
  • Development consultancy
  • Assessing the strengths and weaknesses applicable to every site and providing a visual indicator.
  • Providing the local knowledge in relation to planning requirements.
  • We are able to provide competitor’s reports thus enabling your development to stand out from the rest.
  • Market intelligence
  • Offering the best approach to every development opportunity even if this is not residential led.
  • Establishing the current supply and demand through our office network.
  • Analysing current trends and other developments within the market place in respect of the property size, specification and other features.
  • Marketing strategies
  • We are able to provide and recommend successful marketing campaigns.
  • We are able to co-ordinate all aspects of the marketing programme, including launch and other significant events in conjunction with our office network.
  • Pricing Strategy
  • We are able to provide a full review of the current and predicted market prices applicable to each development.
  • We are also able to provide advice in connection with any future development and local market activity through our office network.
  • Public Relations
  • We are able to offer PR through our national PR company, MCPR.
  • We are able to offer local PR as well as the production of this PR through our local PR team.
  • Co-ordination through our in-house marketing team.
  • Sales Management
  • We are able to provide analysis for sales meetings to discuss performance and saleability.
  • We can provide management of show home staff as required.
  • We are able to recommend relevant reservation forms and specific terms in the sales contract as well as having the sales contract pre-qualified by a local solicitor.
  • We can assist throughout the sales process through our strong links with local solicitors and our extensive property knowledge.

For further details please contact Andrew Biggs on 01548 233100 or email using the form below.


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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