Radcliffe & Rust
Beacon Rise, 150 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8AX
To say the local housing market has seen some changes over the last 20 years, is something of an understatement. Two people who could (very happily) talk you through the market are David Radcliffe and Richard Rust, founders of independent estate agents Radcliffe & Rust. Both are born and bred in the area and are as passionate about Cambridge as they are about everything to do with property.
The story of Radcliffe & Rust goes back to school days when David and Richard met at Bottisham Village College. They were obviously destined to remain long-term friends, as they continued on to sixth form and university together – they’ve even been known to finish each other’s sentences!
After a stint for both friends in the world of ‘corporate’ estate agents – which although valuable in terms of knowledge gained – left them both yearning to do things in a more personal way, so in 2011, Radcliffe & Rust was founded. Along with their small, but perfectly formed team, David and Richard not only calmly handle house sales and lettings, they also offer impartial advice on associated aspects such as mortgages and conveyancing. Richard is the son of a now-retired local property developer, so an added string to their bow is their knowledge in the areas of planning and development, ensuring their clients maximise the potential of not only their property, but also, in some cases, their land. And when it comes to marketing properties, this talented team also go the extra mile. Having studied photography, Richard uses his know-how to produce professional HDR photography and 360-degree tours of their properties – and at no extra charge.
Above all, it is the testimonials from their obviously very happy clients, which best sum up the Radcliffe & Rust approach. Prompt, professional, friendly, and responsive are all words that appear time after time. So, by doing it their way, the friends are certainly getting it right!