About us and fees

Nest in Essex was founded back in 2014 by Nick Cheshire. Nick is a local resident who has worked in this area all of his career. He was working for smaller independent agent but identified the market was moving forward and advancing with technology.

He wanted to focus on two things. The client experience and marketing. As the agency where he worked was not willing to evolve Nick decided to step out on his own and do it his way.

Fast forward 5 years, Nest in Essex is now a recognised and trusted brand, with over 100 five-star reviews and having helped hundred more move home Nest in Essex has made a huge impact on the local market.

Nest in Essex is made up by a team of 3 Agents, 1 Agent assistant and 1 viewing specialist. A team that has taken 5 years to get together.

In the past 18 months Nest in Essex has collected several awards ranging from local awards like the British property awards, to regional and national awards.

We pride ourselves on being personal in our service and remarkable in our results.

Meet the team

Nick Cheshire


Nick is the Founder of Nest in Essex, currently lives in Rayleigh and is a father to Triplet boys and a baby girl.

Leanne Tarrant

Partner Agent

Leanne is a partner agent having joined in 2019. Leanne currently lives in Benfleet with her husband, and two children.

Christina Wheatley

Partner Agent

Christina is a partner agent who joined Nest in Essex in 2020, she currently lives in Hockley with her husband and children.

Karen Ratcliffe

Agent Support

Karen is Nick's Mother-in-law and currently assists all the agent with admin support.

Leigh Summers

Viewing Specialist

Leigh joined nest back in 2018, where she assists Nick on viewings ensure viewers have the best possible experience

Complete transparency

We don’t believe in hiding our fees so everybody can see what we charge and know what to expect. 

We do however, feel by having it on here shows how transparent we are as a company. 

We will never be the ‘cheapest’ agent on fee, but the golden rule is ‘the cheapest agent is not the one with the lowest fee, the cheapest agent infact is the one who allows you to move on with the most money’.

that is us, we achieve more, we do more, we deliver more. 

With a zero week contract, and no sale no fee, what have you got to lose by choosing us as your agent?…

Want to know more about how we do what we do? give us a call on 01268 500988 or text/call/whatsapp 07964343342.

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