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Keller Williams Estate Agents Ilford
If you are looking for an estate agent in Ilford, Keller Williams are here to help. As Ilford estate agents, we are perfectly positioned to help find your dream home in Ilford and the surrounding areas.
We pride ourselves on our deep local knowledge of Ilford and the Borough of Redbridge. So, to help make your move as easy as possible, we have compiled everything you need to know about Ilford into one easy guide.
- In-Depth local knowledge, with decades of experience at our disposal. Every viewing of your home is carefully handled by expert agents.
- Dedicated one to one service – We work with a select number of clients meaning our service is undiluted and we have the time to service your needs and assist with your more goals.
- Pro-active not reactive! We don’t just wait for enquiries, We actively take your property to market and find the most suitable buyer for you and the best possible price.
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Recent properties we have sold
Murtwell Drive, Chigwell, Essex, IG7
5 Bedroom family home located down a quiet Cul-de-sac in Chigwell. Including a driveway comfortable enough for at least 3 cars. The property sits on 0.25 acres of land with a large rear garden. Modern finish throughout, 2 reception rooms, utility room, 2 bathrooms and separate W/C
High Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9
A stunning and contemporary two double bedroom apartment located in one of Buckhurst Hill’s most prestigious developments. Two Bathrooms, Jacuzzi bathtub, gated parking space within walking distance of Buckhurst Hill underground station.
Ilford Property Market
Of course, no Ilford area guide would be complete without a glimpse at the property market. Luckily, Ilford is ripe with potential when it comes to moving home. So, whether you’re looking for a modern flat or traditional Victorian house, Ilford has what you’re after.
Buying a property in Ilford?
If you are a fan of traditional homes, then Ilford has plenty of historical streets on offer. From later Victorian homes to Edwardian detached houses and 1920s terraces, there’s lots to see.
According to Rightmove, the average price of a home in Ilford was £417,893 in 2020. Whilst that may sound in line with London pricing, that isn’t the cost of a small one bedroom flat. In fact, flats in Ilford sold for around £244,865 on average and £440,398 could buy you a terraced house.
As you can see, Ilford is currently a very cost-effective place to buy compared to the rest of London. However, with Crossrail’s launch imminent, we expect the cost of Ilford housing to keep increasing.
Selling your property in Ilford?
When working with a professional estate agent to sell your property it should be as straightforward and transparent as possible. All of the best estate agents in Ilford offer complimentary property valuations and come with good references. If a property is priced fairly then both buyer and seller will be happy. Plus, it is likely to sell faster.
Choosing an estate agent in Ilford
There are plenty of real estate agents in Ilford, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you found it hard to choose. To help, here are some of the most important things to consider when looking for “estate agents Ilford”.
1. Friendly teams
Finding or selling a home is not normally an overnight job. You will be working with your chosen estate agent for a while, so you need to make sure you click. When speaking with potential agents, make sure they are trustworthy and eager to do a good job. Remember, a personable estate agent is likely to get on with potential buyers too.
2. Local experts and professional service
Finding an estate agent with an in-depth knowledge about Ilford and the surrounding area is essential. If they are a local expert, they will know all the essentials about the neighbourhood and be able to find what you’re looking for.
3. Property valuation in Ilford
Like Keller Williams, most Ilford estate agents will offer a complimentary property valuation. This is a good opportunity to learn more about the agency and also set expectations for your house sale.
Remember, whether you are buying or selling, compare house prices with other local properties to see how it measures up. Of course, every home is different, but this should give you a good benchmark for the area to check the price is fair.
Renting property in Ilford?
As well as its strong property scene, Ilford also has a thriving rental market. The best part is that it is much more affordable than other areas of London.
According to Foxtons, the average cost of a rental property in Ilford is £392 per week. That’s 31.2% lower than London’s average of £570. However, for a smaller studio flat you could be paying an average of £208 per week. Looking for something larger? Then a 5-bed flat would cost you around £577 per week.
With house prices low and abundant access to open spaces, it is no wonder that renters are flocking to Ilford.
Letting your property in Ilford?
If you are looking for a maintenance service in Ilford to manage your rental property, you have lots of choice. Lots of estate agents in Ilford also offer letting services. We advise getting in touch with a shortlist of agents to find one that suits you, your property and your needs.
Choosing a letting agent in Ilford
When looking for a letting agent to manage your property, follow the same rules as if you were selling. That means finding an agent that offers accurate valuations, knows the local area and has a friendly team. To add to the list, you should take particular care to ensure your letting agent is trustworthy and credible. That is because they will be representing both you and your property in the long term.
Why Keller Williams Are Different
- As an estate agent in Ilford, here at Keller Williams we pride ourselves on building relationships. This means that rather than pushing you to buy, rent or sell, we focus on finding the right result for you.
- we offer a bespoke service to every client, starting from a free home valuation right through to completion. That means you can lean on us to help find the perfect home, tenant or buyer.
- We offer unparalleled knowledge of the local area, with all the information of Ilford at our fingertips. That means we know the neighbourhood better than anyone, something that consistently helps us be the best estate agents Ilford.
- As well as a number of other marketing techniques, I utilise all social media platforms to give your property total exposure and attract buyers that otherwise wouldn’t know about your home.
- We are part of the largest network of business owners in the property industry which in turn gives me access to the largest database of active buyers in the market, both locally & globally.
New to the market in Ilford and surrounding areas
Raphael House, 250 High Road, Ilford, IG1
Cash buyers only. 2 bedroom apartment located on the upper floor of Raphael House. Including 2 bathrooms, modern finish throughout, intergrated appliances and an onsite concierge.
Little Ilford Lane, London, E12
Deceptively large family home. Beautifully refurbished property which I will struggle to find the right descriptive words to give it the justice it deserves. 5 large double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
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Our integrated marketing is designed to capture the maximum exposure for your home in the shortest period of time, We will implement a multifaceted marketing campaign targeting buyers looking for Properties like yours.
There are many tactics that an estate agent can use to sell a property – I will endeavour to maximise every signgle.
About Ilford Area Guide & History
Found in the East London Borough of Redbridge, Ilford is a well-established town known for its thriving shopping district. The town boasts easy access to London city centre and the incoming Elizabeth Line is set to make transport even easier. That makes Ilford one of London’s most up-and-coming suburbs.
A Brief History of Ilford
It is thought that a settlement has stood in the Ilford area since the Iron Age. However, it was recorded for the first time in the Doomsday Book of 1086. Back then Ilford was known as Ilefort, meaning ‘ford over the Hyle’. Hyle means ‘trickling stream’ and was the traditional name for the River Roding, the river Ilford sits on.
The town remained relatively small over the centuries, with just 60 houses recorded in the mid 1600s. Its rural charm began to change when the River Roding became navigable for barges. Then, in 1839 the Great Eastern Railway arrived and triggered a massive expansion. By 1880, Ilford housed 10,000 people and just 30 years later the population had soared to 78,000.
The town we know and love today is home to over 168,000 people. Despite its size, Ilford is known for its strong sense of community, local identity and life satisfaction.
Why You Should Live in Ilford
There is plenty to do right on your doorstep in the Ilford area. With a thriving high street and plenty of open spaces, Ilford is a great place to live.
One of the reasons people love Ilford is its wide range of parks and open spaces. The most notable green space in the area is Valentines Park. This award-winning park is known for its beautiful floral displays, 300-year-old maple tree and accessible paths. With two cafes and two children’s play areas, the Green Flag park offers a great day out for families. Valentines Park is so popular it has been voted one of the UK’s Top Ten parks for five years running.
In the area you will also find the Edwardian South Park, Seven Kings Park and Loxford Park. There are also plenty of smaller parks spreads across the town, so you will never be short of green spaces.
Restaurants and Pubs
Ilford’s buzzing restaurant scene caters to all sorts of cuisines and tastes. Of course, you’ll find all your favourite chain eateries like McDonalds, Starbucks and Nandos in Ilford. However, there is also a growing number of smaller restaurants and cafes popping up across the area. From Turkish grills to Portuguese restaurants, Ilford can take you on a proper culinary tour.
When it comes to pubs, you are spoilt for choice. Wetherspoon’s The Great Spoon of Ilford sits on Crankbrook Road and you’ll also find O’Neill’s and Champs Sports Bar nearby. Old-school pubs like The Prince Of Wales and General Havelock are also popular among locals. All located in the centre of Ilford, these pubs are easily within walking distance of popular residential areas.
Entertainment & Nightlife
You won’t be short of entertainment when living in Ilford. In fact, the town is a great cultural hub for families and singletons alike.
The first stop on any cultural tour of Ilford should be the Redbridge Central Library and Museum. As well as hosting the town’s library, you can discover more about the town’s history and population at the museum. You can also visit the Ilford Mammoth, the UK’s largest mammoth skull, that was found nearby in the 1800s. However, if museums aren’t for you, then there’s still plenty to do and see.
If you fancy watching the latest blockbuster, you only need visit the town centre to find a multiplex Cineworld. If your tastes are a little more theatrical, then we’ll direct you towards the Kenneth More Theatre. The local theatre hosts a well-rounded selection of touring shows throughout the year. And yes, it is named after the famous actor Kenneth More.
When it comes to nightlife, Ilford isn’t lacking. You will find a bustling pub and bar scene in the town centre, perfect for those looking to party.
Schools & Education
You won’t be short of great education when living in Ilford. In fact, the area has plenty of schools that Ofsted rates as ‘Outstanding’. These ‘Outstanding’ primary schools include Seven Kings, Cleveland Road, Christchurch and Loxford. For secondary education, ‘Outstanding’ includes Chadwell Heath Academy, Valentines High School, Ark Isaac Newton Academy, Seven Kings School and Loxford School.
National Rail Services & Transport
Ilford is incredibly well connected and is only getting more so. Located in Zone 4, the train journey from Ilford to London Liverpool Street takes just 17 minutes. Plus, the trains run every 8 minutes. So, a trip into the city takes no time at all.
With the Elizabeth Line launch (aka Crossrail) on the horizon, Ilford is about to become even better connected. With it, you will be able to travel to the likes of Farringdon, Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Canary Wharf and Heathrow Airport even faster.
Whilst there are no National Rail services in Ilford, nearby Stratford International provides further links to Kent. Trains there take you to into London, onwards to Kent and all the way down to Dover.
Estate Agents FAQs
What county is Ilford in?
Many people wonder if Ilford is in London or Essex. Well, the answer is that Ilford is in the county of Greater London.
What zone is Ilford Station in?
Ilford Station is found in the Travelcard Zone 4. That means you can use your Oyster or contactless card to travel from Ilford to central London.
Where is Ilford in London?
Ilford is found in East London and is nearby other busy towns like Stratford, Barking and Romford. Ilford is close to the North Circular, the A12 and the A13, meaning it is easily accessible.
How to get to Ilford by bus
The number 25 bus takes you all the way from City Thameslink Station to Ilford Broadway. It isn’t a quick journey though and tends to take around 70 minutes. But, thanks to London’s pricing, that means you can travel from the city centre to Ilford for just £1.50. Overall, it’s more time consuming than travelling by train but is definitely more cost effective.
How to get to Ilford by train
Ilford is just 17 minutes away from central London by train. That’s right, trains depart London Liverpool Street every 8 minutes and will get you to Ilford in under 20 minutes. Once Crossrail launches in full, you will be able to travel to Ilford from Farringdon and Bond Street too.
Is Ilford in the Low Emission Zone?
Yes, Ilford is part of London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) along with most of Greater London. The zone is in place 24 hours a day all year round, including at the weekend. For those living in Ilford the LEZ is a plus as it encourages heavy diesel vehicles to become cleaner and less polluting.