Established in 2017, Bonds Estate Agents is an independent, new and exciting hybrid estate agent that bridges the gap between your expensive high-street agent and the 'not so personal' online agent.
We provide a comprehensive service for both sales and lettings within Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
Our tailor-made service combines the traditional processes of an Estate Agent, with the modern methods of marketing without the expensive fee or upfront costs.
We pride ourselves on delivering accurate advice through an honest approach to ultimately build trust with our clients and customers.
Myself and the team would be delighted to offer advice or welcome the opportunity to meet face to face to discuss your property requirements - the coffee is on us!
We look forward to working with you soon.
I was born and raised in Henley, educated at Valley Road Primary and Gillotts secondary school. I played football at Henley Boys football club at which my grandfather Ken Downing founded and my grandparents previously ran Thamesfield luxury retirement home. Launching my business in an area I know so well, has always been a long-term desire. I feel extremely proud to be able to base my business out of Henley-On-Thames, one of the most desirable locations within the Thames Valley. As well as launching my own business, I'm currently playing for the Henley Hawks, a keen cyclist amongst the Chilterns and like spending time with 'Lola' the working cocker spaniel, also known as the Bonds office dog. I would be delighted to offer advice or welcome the opportunity to meet face to face to discuss your property requirements - the coffee is on me!
I started my career in Residential sales in 2014 working as a negotiator for a large National firm in the Berkshire area. Having joined Bonds in June 2018 I am keen to be living and working locally. I grew up in Oxfordshire and I have lived in Henley with my family for the last 5 years, and have very much enjoyed becoming part of the local community. I have a passion for property and a keen interest in design, which stems from my time studying Landscape Architecture at Kingston University. In my spare time I enjoy river walks, photography and cooking for friends and family.
Raised in Henley and surrounding areas, I recently made the decision to move back to where my career first began. I started off as a Property Negotiator at the age of 19 in Henley and have since worked in Marlow, London & Berkshire over the last 10 years. Keen to be back in the area I know so well and to work with the award winning agent that is Bonds. Originally Portuguese, I have called the UK my home for over 25 years. I am committed to finding people their dreams homes with a friendly tailored experience.
Having recently bought a property and settled my own family in my home town of Henley, I am excited to join such an innovative and dedicated team. After studying at both Gillott's school, Shiplake College and University of Leeds I graduated Oxford College of Marketing and have enjoyed a 15 year career in Marketing and Business Development; running commercial marketing agencies and consulting for London property agents, and now run my own consultancy specialising in online business strategy. Bonds is an agent who is truly embracing modern marketing and becoming a change-maker in the property industry here in Henley, I couldn't resist a seat at the table! I'm a health and wellness advocate, qualified PT and nutritionist, ambassador for the local women's business network, wife, step-mum and love to turn inspirational ideas into creative solutions that make people's lives and business better.
I moved to South Oxfordshire in the year 2000, primarily to bring up my children in the beautiful surroundings of the Chiltern Hills. I feel privileged that they were educated at such excellent locals schools. Having worked at Henley Golf Club and a few country pubs I feel very much part of the local community. Three years ago I re-trained as an Inventory Clerk to utilise my keen eye for detail - a job which I thoroughly enjoy. In my spare time I love to catch up with my friends and plan my next travels.
Having spent the past three years studying Creative Writing in Bath, I uncovered a love for natural and architectural beauty. Only now has it become clear the extent to which Henley serves these in abundance and I am excited to explore my home-town in South Oxfordshire with fresh eyes, alongside my colleagues at Bonds. During the weekends, I enjoy ice skating, trying new restaurants and keeping up with my writing - both young-adult fiction and children's literature.
Having worked as a Consultant in the property and construction industry I've been fortunate enough to partner with housing developers such as Bovis Homes and Berkeley, as well as some local SMEs. With a keen eye for interiors and a passion for working with people, Bonds is the perfect place for me! After attending The Henley College and working for a Henley based Brewery, I am well acquainted with the area and have plenty of local knowledge to share. In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse and frequenting lovely country pubs.
Having lived in Oxford, Wallingford and Reading for most of my life I have always had an affinity for the Local area. I graduated from Reading University in the summer of 2020 studying Politics and International relations and ever since I have been incredibly interested in pursuing a career in Estate agency. Since then, I have gained valuable experience within the Reading market before joining Bonds in the summer of 2021. In my free time I Enjoy watching and playing sports such as football and rugby as well as being a keen season ticket holder of Reading Football Club. Alongside this I enjoy spending time with family and friends and going for walks in the beautiful green spaces that Henley has to offer!
Having joined the financial services industry in 1989, starting out at Lloyds Banking Group in the banking sector. I joined the financial advising arena early in the 1990’s under the guidance of Allied Dunbar, this has allowed me to specialise in the Mortgage and Protection field. Other interests are football, fishing and spending time in the great outdoors – I have played and coached football at a high standard which included coaching a National Team during a World Cup campaign, was also coaching in Henley On Thames for over 25 years at the Henley Soccer School.
Lola enjoys long countryside walks, pampering at the local dog parlour and cosy nights in front of the fire. Lola has been part of the Bonds team since day one, when it was just one man and his dog but now enjoys the odd day in the office lapping up the fuss from the rest of the team!
Bonds have achieved outstanding growth since we opened our doors in 2017, consistently appearing in the top three of thirty four agents in our area for new instructions, also winning Gold award for Estate Agent in Henley-on-Thames, Estate Agent in South Overall and Estate Agent in Oxfordshire in the 2019 British Property Awards.
Our team are at the core of what makes our agency different and the reason we win awards for outstanding customer service.
We aim to provide rewarding careers to talented individuals by providing a genuine team environment where individuals are recognised, rewarded and empowered to thrive at work. We are a young, fun and vibrant agency that is at the forefront of innovation in our industry. We have big growth plans and exciting career development opportunities for new and experience agents.
If you believe you are a good match, we want to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself along with a current CV and we will come back to you.Current Vacancies
We're excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the brilliant Just Move In to offer our customers a complimentary Home Setup Service.
Just Move In reduce the stress and hassle of moving home by managing all of the time-consuming admin. From notifying the council, through to setting up Royal Mail redirection, and everything in between, they’ll guide you through the process, so you can focus on getting settled and making yourself at home.
Exclusive free Coopers Coffee offer for all our buyers, tenants, landlords and vendors
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Coopers Trading Company Marlow. For all our buyers, tenants, vendors and landlords and those looking to move to Marlow and the surrounding area.
We understand that buying or renting a new home is an investment in your lifestyle and we want to offer you the opportunity to enjoy the best coffee in Marlow in fantastic surroundings.
Ask us for a voucher for your Free Cooper's Coffee.
Visit Cooper's - www.cooperstradingcompany.com
We are proud to announce that we are expanding our partnership with the Henley Rugby Club this season with individual sponsorship for some incredible Hawks players; Ben Bolster, Marcus Lowe, George Wood and Reuben Norville.
We are also proud to be joint kit sponsors for the Hawks, Hawk's Ladies and all mini and junior teams, as well as match day programme sponsor.
In 2020 we will be supporting this thriving club and their Young Leaders programme, which is helping the rising stars of coaching to grow and fulfil roles as the sports leaders of tomorrow.
At Bonds we are very proud to support the communities in which we work. We are a local business, our team of agents are all local people with local knowledge and we are always happy to give back.
We are delighted to partner with another young, modern, forward-thinking business in Henley On Thames!
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We are excited to announce a new partnership with Love Fitness, Henley, for all our buyers, tenants and those looking to move to Henley and the surrounding area.
Lifestyle is a key consideration when selecting a new home and we want to offer an exclusive opportunity for our new residents to join this highly rated gym and enjoy healthy Henley living.
Buy or rent through Bonds and enjoy;
- 12 month contract with no joining fee.
- First 2 months free.
- 3 x personal training sessions
- 100 + classes every month included
- £30.99 per month.
Visit Love Fitness - www.lovefitnessgym.co.uk
Hart Street Tavern, plus their sister pub The Bottle and Glass have partnered together to provide two great new offers for perspective house buyers and tenants.
Firstly, for anyone viewing Bond Estate Agents properties in the Henley area, you can take up the 'try before you buy' 20% discount off tea and cake . A great opportunity for you to get a taste of the Henley lifestyle, location and the chance to relax and mull over viewed properties. Secondly, on completion of a purchase of a property or a tenancy agreement, Bonds would like to help you settle in by presenting you with a voucher for 50% off cocktails and light bites – the perfect excuse to get away from unpacking those boxes.
Daniel Bond from Bonds said, "We are delighted to partner with Hart Street Tavern and The Bottle and Glass to offer a 'try before you buy' discount to perspective buyers and tenants within Henley-on-Thames and its surrounding area. We understand the importance of investing in a lifestyle when moving to a new area and it made perfect sense to allow viewers to sample this highly rated bistro in the heart of Henley situated by the Henley Royal Regatta finish line."
"Moving to a new home can be one of the most stressful, yet most fulfilling occasions and we would like to help you settle in with a half price cocktail and light bites whilst giving something back to the local community."
Both offers require pre-booking and valid Monday-Thursday.
Bonds Estate Agents have just won the British Property Award for Henley-on-Thames, for the second successive year.
We agreed more sales between 29th June - 12th August 2021 in our core area than any other agent.
2020-2021 Gold Winner for Letting agent in Henley On Thames!
On 8th July 2020, the government increased the stamp duty threshold to £500,000 for sales in England and Northern Ireland. Now, a mere month before the deadline of March 31st, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has rumoured further extension of the holiday.
It is difficult to pinpoint exactly how many people have benefited from this glorious country mansion over the centuries since its function has been in a continual state of change. In fact, much of the building’s early documentation was thought a mystery until recent years.
Our Christmas and New Year Opening Hours
We're very excited to announce the expansion of Bonds into Marlow as we OPEN our second office! Last week, we signed a contract on our office space at Marlow Place: a stunning recently renovated building in the heart of Marlow, situated just off the High Street on Station Road.
We are now offering this fantastic addition to our marketing package - introducing Matterport
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