Buying and selling your property is probably the biggest financial and legal undertaking most of us will ever do. First Step aim to keep the whole process simple by acting with common sense whilst dealing with all challenges that come up along the way professionally and with complete transparency.

A conveyancing solicitor is required when buying and selling a property, it is key that you leave this important job in the hands of a legal professional. Equally as important is an agent that understands your requirements and who are available at every step of the way ensuring that the sale of your property is on time and at the price you hoped for.

• Sound and trusted advice • With no compromise on quality • A local service you can depend on

Residential Sales

Our base at Waterloo Farm on the Arlesey/Stotfold border offers a professional dedicated service specialising in areas such as Fairfield Park, Stotfold, Arlesey, Hitchin, Ampthill, Henlow, Baldock, Ickleford, Letchworth, St Neots and Stevenage and expanding at a gradual pace.

As one the most trusted independent Estate Agents in this area, local property carries a variety of headings such residential property for sale which includes: new homes, plots and development opportunities across Herts and Beds.

Our mission is to sell your property by offering sound advice, set upfront fees and a local service you can depend on. With tailor-made marketing campaigns, we will advise on important matters such as pricing and timing and expose your property to a range of property portals. This will also include more traditional marketing channels along with high quality photographs, floor plans and descriptive text – which are also downloadable from the Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location.

We aim to be available when you need us, we are here before and after working hours also at weekends.

As an independent flexible Estate Agent our costs are kept low giving us a saving we happily pass onto our clients. Not having the overheads of a high street shop means we keep client friendly hours instead of shop hours. With our refreshing honest approach we can help you put the fun back into achieving your goal within our local property market.


  • Potential purchasers can call us 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
  • All viewings will be carried out by a professional team member familiar with your property,
    (not casual weekend staff – who have never seen your property).
  • We are flexible and will meet all prospective purchasers at your property to suit your diary and lifestyle.
  • We attract more buyers as our shop door never closes.
  • Unlike other agents we offer late evening and weekend viewings to suit the busy lifestyle of commuters.



We are here to help you from start to finish whether you want to buy or sell a property.
Buyers – Call us to discuss your requirements, with our expert knowledge of the local area First Step can help you with location, pricing and sizes of property.
Sellers – First Step will advise on the value of your property and guide you to taking it to market, we attend all viewings and mortgage valuations and deal with the surveyors.


First Step specialise in show home photography. When listing your property on property website portals such as Rightmove & Zoopla it is very important that your property is portrayed at its very best both internally and externally. We send in our specialist in-house team who will move and arrange your furniture and furnishings to display your property to produce the very best photographs.


We can recommend professional removal and storage companies. Storage companies can prove really useful should you wish to de-clutter to maximise space in your property. You can securely store your bulky items for one day to 1 year! These professionals can come and have a look and provide a competitive quote.


We take great pride in our Sales Progression team. We constantly monitor the progress of the sale with the vendors and buyers conveyancing solicitors and the rest of the chain when applicable. We then, in turn, inform you of how the sale/purchase is going as we believe this is a vital part of our job, helping you move out or move in.


First Step have specialist independent in-house Financial Advisors who can help secure the best mortgage deal for you. Please feel to arrange to come to our office and discuss your requirements in our confidential offices.


An energy Performance Certificate is required for properties being sold in England and Wales, it may be that you already have an EPC. This can be checked online at
If not, we can arrange this for you starting at a cost of £60.00.
Up to £75.00 for a larger than average bigger 5 bed house.


Our service is available to everyone 7 days a week
Residential Property Sales
The fee for our first class property driven services is very competitive in our local area.
Please call us to discuss.

“I’ve sold 2 and purchased 2 properties through First Step now and my in laws have rented with them on Fairfield. The team are great – incredibly knowledgeable and approachable. Can’t see us ever selling our house through anyone else and would always recommend them for both rentals and sales. 5 stars on all fronts.”


Chantel H
September 2018

“To Jules, David and the First Step team, Many thanks for all your hard work in achieving the sale of our property. We are so very grateful for all your hard work in getting us to completion.”


Hugh - Stotfold
August 2018

“Dear Jules & the rest of First Step, Thanks a lot for all the help provided during the move. Even though you were not our estate agents, I really appreciated the support you provided. We are glad we have finally moved and also secured a place for my son at school.”


Shawn & Pratitha - Green Acres
August 2018


Contact First Step

If you have any immediate/upcoming requirements for buying or selling,
or would like any more information on any of the exciting developments, please do get in touch, call: 01462 659730