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.

“Hi Jules, Thanks again for all your help and support over this process. We have been and will continue to recommend you to all our friends and neighbours. We think the extra level of personal attention and local knowledge you give is outstanding.”


Julie & Phil
April 2018

“Hello All – Thank you so much for all your help and support during our sale. There where times that I wasn’t sure we would ever get to this stage but due to Nicola’s ‘dogged’ persistence and supportive ear on both sides of the sale we have finally made it to the end.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend First Step to any prospective house hunters.  Again many thanks.”


Sue and Isabel
April 2018

“Hi Claudia, All well here apart from the back breaking house move! Just want to say special thanks to you you’ve been amazing throughout the process and made what is already stressful that much better. Thanks again for everything and best wishes.”

Aaron, Kings Langley
January 2018

“Lead by a very knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic couple, the First Step team works wholeheartedly to fulfil the expectations of their clients and keeps them constantly abreast of the status/progress of their sale. The teams’ helpfulness and efficient follow-up on all processes is beyond that normally received. A very satisfied customer…………thanks again to you all. I do not know how I could have got away from the house on the completion day without your help Jules and that of Claudia.”

Elsbeth, Fairfield Park
January 2018

“Morning Jules, During my house move First Step were amazing. The time and effort put in by yourself and your team was nothing less than extraordinary. There were 3 agents involved in the chain and First Step shone above. I would like to thank you for those extraordinary efforts and will without question recommend First Step to any potential sellers or buyers. Clearly a Step above the rest.”

Darren, Greenacres - Stotfold
October 2017

“First Step provided us with excellent service and put a great deal of effort into securing our buyer. Being local, they were able to provide valuable knowledge and insight into the area which positively influenced our sale. I highly recommend First Step as the best estate agency for Fairfield Park.”

Gail, Fairfield Park
September 2017