A WHITCHURCH based estate agent has been rated as one of the best in the country by a national guide.

AJ Reid Estate Agents Limited has been independently identified as one of the top estate agents in the country and now features in the National Best Estate Agent Guide.

There are currently 15,000 estate agents in the country and AJ Reid was awarded an exceptional status in its size-band and region, putting it in the top 5 percent of estate agents in the country.

AJ Reid Independent Estate Agents managing director, Jonathan Reid said: "We are absolutely delighted with this award.

"It is a reflection of all our hard work since we started trading here in Whitchurch in 2014 and something that really sets us apart from other estate agents.“

The guide was compiled by the Property Academy – an organisation set up to improve business performance and service standards in the property industry – with the support of Rightmove, the UK’s leading property portal.

Peter Knight, founder of the Property Academy, said: “We set out to provide the home mover with a reliable resource to help identify the best estate agent in each area, whether someone is looking to sell a property.

"Only the best branches make it into the Best Estate Agent Guide and only the top 5 percent of estate agency brands have been recognised with an award.”