The Robert Oulsnam and Company office on the Hagley Road is our closest to the city centre of Birmingham and has been operating since 2002. The office stands on the bustling Hagley Road, one of the main thoroughfares on the way to the city centre at the junction with Bearwood Road. The office enjoys the most prominent position of all the Estate Agents and Letting Agents in the area. Our extensive LED window displays advertise an array of properties from studio apartments to large family homes, attracting vast attention from passing traffic and pedestrians.
Within the wide ranging areas covered by the office, properties vary in both style and size; from the more traditional terraces right through to contemporary detached homes. Such properties attract a variety of buyers from those looking to find a first home, to others seeking a ‘forever home’. The beautiful grounds of Lightwoods Park and Warley Woods combined with the well regarded local schools means that Bearwood in particular attracts second time buyers and young families. Not forgetting professionals who commute easily into Birmingham City Centre. Surrounding areas are also popular with both first time buyers and down sizers, in particular when close to amenities. Oldbury and Quinton are both home to junctions of the M5 and are equally popular with commuters.
The locality reflects the diverse and multi-cultural world we call home, attracting residents from many backgrounds. The area is popular with both medical and educational professionals as Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are easily accessible. Those preferring to rent also find home locally, due to the excellent transport links and amenities on offer.
The team at Hagley Road are therefore also very experienced in the investment sector, recognising that many find the locality an ideal opportunity for a buy to let property.
At Hagley Road, as a team we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. This coupled with our imaginative marketing, many years’ experience and vast local knowledge, make us successful in matching the right buyer to their ideal home and in a timescale to suit! We are honest in our approach and proactive, ensuring that communication is never in short supply!
Contact us now to experience for yourself a polite, professional service from a team motivated to provide the best customer service!
I have used Robert Oulsnam (Hagley Road) twice now in 2014 to sell a house and again this year. Both times I dealt mainly with Ben and Becky and they were extremely helpful throughout the whole experience of selling our house, which was a difficult experience due the buyer dragging their feet at various stages of the sale. With Ben and Becky you do not get the feeling they are just chasing the sale and have genuine interest in achieving the best price possible. When we finally completed on the sale I was away on holiday, there were a couple of last minute glitches and Ben dealt with all these in my absence (not sure this would happen with an online estate agent)
Although I mainly dealt with Ben and Becky, all the staff at Hagley Road branch are knowledgeable, return phones calls promptly, chase up viewings and are able to offer great advice. - Mr C
My overall impression was excellent from start to finish. I though the house was well marketed, there are a good amount of viewings and I was well informed about what was happening by plenty of phone calls. I was happy how quickly the house was sold and the price achieved. - Mr V
I'm writing to thank you and your team for your hard work on the sale of my late father's home. We are very grateful for the highly professional way in which you conducted every step, smoothing out the various difficulties and delays to achieve a successful outcome. And you did it with patience and a sense of humour, keeping me reassured throughout the later stages of the process when I was feeling the stress.
I'd also like to thank everyone else in the office for their excellent service.
Very best wishes and keep up the good work. - Mr L
I would like to congratulate you and your branch on the exceptional service I received on the recent sale of my home – 20 Cemetery Road, Smethwick, B67 6BQ. From the initial valuation I was highly impressed with the quality of advice offered by Ben and subsequently by the photographs taken of my home. In comparison to other properties on the market by other agents, the photographs were of greater quality and calibre. Communication was excellent with regular contact via text. Any queries I had were dealt with efficiently and promptly. I would highly recommend your firm to others and I will be using your services again when the need arises in the future. I would like to thank you, Ben and Becky for the quick sale of my home. - Mr P
Everyone was helpful, I was given good advice at all times. The service was super-efficient and communication excellent. I would use again and would highly recommend to others. - Ms S
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The Oulsnam office on the Hagley Road manages and sells properties in the areas of Bearwood, Smethwick, Edgbaston, Harborne, Oldbury, Quinton and parts of the city centre of Birmingham. These areas were some of the earliest suburbs of the city from the 19th century to the south and west of the city centre and remain hugely popular with families. The property types available range considerably, from Victorian terraces, Victorian and Edwardian villas, suburban houses from the 1920s and 1930s, to smart modern apartment blocks which are much favoured by young professionals, keen to take advantage of the proximity to the commercial, business, and cultural centre of the city.
Bearwood forms part of Smethwick lying just off the Hagley Road, on the edge of Birmingham.
Before the late 18th century it was an outlying hamlet of the South Staffordshire village of Harborne; a district of scattered cottages and small farms, country lanes, heaths and woodland. There were nail makers and blacksmiths from at least the mid16th century.
In the 1760s it was decided that a canal should be cut through Smethwick to carry coal more speedily from the Black Country to the booming industries of Birmingham. The coming of the railway in 1852 alongside the canal, together with the availability nearby of raw materials such as coal and iron saw a major expansion of Smethwick as it became of such importance as a manufacturing centre.
Bearwood now has a cosmopolitan shopping area along the high street otherwise known as Bearwood Road. Bearwood is particularly well known for the fine selection of Edwardian and Victorian homes, terraced, semi-detached and detached which have mostly been improved and provide superb character homes.
Lightwoods House and Park is located in Bearwood and lies across the Hagley Road, close to the border of Birmingham. The park and house had major renovation project carried out and re-opened in 2017. This was National Lottery and Sandwell Council funded. The park itself is home to the historic bandstand and the popular skate park, which provides a fantastic place for children to explore and have fun. Lightwoods House is Grade II-listed and was restored to its 18th century glory. The house now includes a modern tea room community centres and offers an idyllic backdrop for functions and weddings. The surrounding ‘Shakespeare Gardens’ also had a major uplift and were completely transformed, providing a peaceful escape from busy day to day life.
Other important areas include the delightful Warley Park, known locally as Warley Woods and Golf Course, offering recreational walks and memberships to the course. Here at Oulsnam, we understand the importance of local events and businesses. We sponsor the annual Bearwood Front Garden Competition and are keen to be involved in the up and coming Bearwood Street Festival for many years to come.
Ben started with the company in 2013, bringing to the team over ten years of experience working within customer service. He prides himself on his friendly and trustworthy nature.Contact Ben Palfrey
Senior Sales Negotiator
Becky has been with the company since 2001, undertaking various roles during this time. Her current status as Senior Sales Negotiator utilises her people skills; customers are naturally drawn to he...Contact Becky Smith
Jodie Brown MNAEA
Jodie joined our team in 2013 as an Administrator and quickly progressed to a Sales Negotiator. She is now working towards her Level 3 Technical Award in Sale of Residential Property, awarded by th...Contact Jodie Brown MNAEA
Kelly joined Robert Oulsnam in 2015 as a viewing negotiator and in 2016 was promoted to Sales Negotiator. She brought with her 8 years of customer service experience; Kelly previously worked in adm...Contact Kelly Theodosi
Independent Financial Advisor
Matt has been involved with the financial services industry since 2003. During this time he has undertaken various roles and developed in-depth knowledge which led to the formation of his financial...Contact Matt Stone