The Horton and Garton story

It was “thebrit-pop” summer of ’96 and John Horton knew nothing about property. He did know he owed his mum a lot of money after spending 18 months backpacking around Australia and India. One impromptu job interview later, he was snapped up by the property industry and has never looked back.

Fast forward two decades and John is still selling and letting houses. In 2008, after eleven years of living and working for two corporate agencies in West London he realised he could do things much better. He set out to create what would become one of Hammersmith’s most successful multi-award winning independent businesses. John’s reputation and that of his team precedes them and his is now the number one estate agency for both sales and lettings in W6 and W12.

The team boasts over a century of experience in West London property. The HG office front door doesn’t revolve; the majority of John’s colleagues have been at Horton and Garton for years. Sales Manager, Martin Clements has been with him since day one, Senior Manager, Ashley Clements has been at the helm since year one. John insists his team are all industry trained and qualified, live and work in the areas Horton and Garton represents so they can bring their unique perspective of being both a local resident and the local property professional.

Horton and Garton’s Chiswick office opened in April 2017 and was born over a riverside pint. Realising they share the same principles of honesty, integrity, and professionalism, Paul and John decided it was the perfect partnership.

Fast forward a few years to Autumn 2020 and Paul is celebrating completing his 500th property sale, an outstanding figure representing the impressive success he has enjoyed as a selling agent. Since it opened in 2017, the Chiswick office has maintained its position as one of the top three agencies for sales agreed in W4 according to Rightmove, unsurprising with such a talented individual at the helm.

Paul’s intelligent approach to each home he lists and decision to work with just a small selection of hand-picked properties proves advantageous to clients. His ‘precision pricing’ and ability to perfectly match homes to buyers often result in sales being agreed entirely off market, before they’re ever marketed openly.

While the Chiswick office has already won several national accolades for the stellar service provided to clients, Paul has been individually honoured by The Estate Agent of the Year Awards over the past few years and most recently the ESTAS 2020 People Award.

Whether it’s an extra bedroom in Brackenbury Village, a lawned garden in Grove Park, a semi in Shepherds Bush or a sunny terrace on the Thames, our seamless service will make the selling and buying process a pleasure. For our landlords, we go the extra mile to match their prized assets to ideal tenants while helping to ensure the properties are fully licensed and responsibly managed.

Whether it’s a valuation or a chat about how the market’s moving, our team is here to help.

Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Sales:
Martin Clements
020 8819 0510

Chiswick Sales
Paul Cooney
020 8996 5120

West London Lettings
Ashley Clements
020 8819 0511