PROUD TO BE THE STOW BROTHERS

In 2014, Andrew and Kenny Goad launched The Stow Brothers, an estate agency with a fresh, straightforward approach to the property market. The brothers’ vision captured the zeitgeist — from a single shop in Walthamstow, they have now expanded to a team of 50 local specialists, with branches throughout East London.

Our story. Brothers and agents with their own ideas.
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Andrew and Kenny Goad had long-held ambitions to launch their own estate agency business in East London. But they bided their time, gaining valuable experience, watching and learning until the moment was right. 

Working at various local estate agents, they made a point of considering what they could do better and differently. They deconstructed the old ways, cultivating their own vision and approach.

So when the first branch of Stow Brothers launched, their philosophy was clearly defined — to make the entire experience of buying or selling a property as smooth, stress-free and satisfying as possible.

The Stow Brothers’ style was refreshingly contemporary and open. It centred around being personable, pragmatic and proactive. Not only with their own buyers and sellers, but with others along the chain too. 

Andrew and Kenny recognised the power of human connection. They knew that everyone they met could potentially come full circle, and one day also become a Stow Brothers customer. A strong visual persona and appreciation of design aesthetics played a critical part in their success story too.

Eight years on, The Stow Brothers have grown to become more of an extended family. They are now an established business, with over 50 staff operating from four branches across East London. However, they remain true to their guiding principles, ever-progressive in outlook, and rooted in the community that made them.

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Our founders, Kenny (left) and Andrew (right) Goad

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Our first of many Best Estate Agent Guide Awards, 2018

“We keep things authentic. We act on our promises and make sure our clients are kept informed every step of the way.”

We’ve grown up around East London, as a business and as people. This is a place packed with colour and character, constantly evolving and always full of surprises (good ones, that is). We keep our ears to the ground, so we are tuned in to property trends and know exactly what’s happening in our neighbourhoods.

OUR APPROACH
Knowing our patch, helping our neighbours and putting our customers first.
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In-depth local knowledge

We were born and brought up here. We make it our business to stay informed and involved. We know the parks and pubs. The schools and surgeries. The best places to park the car or walk the dog. Tell us what kind of property you’re looking for, and we should be able to help you find it.

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A network of buyers and sellers

Our business relies on making the right connections. We’re experts at joining the dots, putting compatible buyers and sellers together, creating an environment where people are more likely to discover the type and style of property that most appeals to them.

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Marketing that gets you noticed

Our marketing is creative and considered, but most importantly, it gets results. We use a strategic mix of property portals, social media and online advertising. Our accomplished photographers, copywriters, marketing & social media specialists know how to showcase your home in its very best light to a wide audience.

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Being neighbourly. Giving back. Staying green.

The Stow Fund donates a percentage of every fee to local charities, community groups and events. We also regularly sponsor local schools and sports initiatives. Thinking of the bigger picture, we find ways to cut our carbon footprint by walking, cycling, recycling and reducing waste.

What we do (and do well)

Selling

We give advice and find buyers

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For landlords

We take the hassle out of letting

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MEET THE TEAM
Our focus is on doing a good job. Everything starts from there.
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Someone once asked us what we look for when we’re recruiting for the Stow Brothers team. It was easier to tell them what we don’t want, which is estate agents. That preconceived notion of the typical ‘sale monster’ in a loud suit really isn’t us. Even though we’ve grown quickly and are now a multi-office company with over 50 staff, we’re still as grounded and unpretentious as ever.

All our team are local, which is important. They either live in the area or have strong connections to it. Which means they are aware of the nuances of the place. Of course, they know the local property market inside-out, but they are also informed about nurseries and groceries, dentists and electricians, transport and gyms. All the granular, important stuff.

Say hello to our senior partners …

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Andrew Goad

Founder and Director

Andrew launched The Stow Bros with brother Kenny in 2014. Since then, it’s been carefully nurtured into a thriving business with over 50 staff in multiple locations across east London. Andrew has spent his whole working life in Walthamstow, starting with a paper round. He’s a positive, glass-half-full person, whose day-to-day work involves shaping company culture and keeping motivation sky high. Maintaining The Stow Bros’ crown as the best estate in the UK (unofficial) involves constant improvement, but Andrew is fully on it. 

Local recommendation: An eight-mile hike from Walthamstow Forest all the way to Epping, in the heart of Epping Forest. 

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Kenny Goad

Founder and Director

Kenny set up The Stow Brothers with his brother Andrew in 2014. He’s responsible for day-to-day operations, keeping standards high, and growing the Land and New Homes Department. He’s worked in property since he was 18, first as a Sales & Lettings negotiator, then as a Senior Sales Negotiator in Hackney. Before deciding the time was right to do things his own way. A devoted family man, his plate is pretty full, but he still finds time for a spot of cooking and meditative yoga.

Local recommendation: The tricky-to-find Yardley Hill, which reminds him of the Meadow in ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Nathan Barrow

Head of Lettings

Nathan has been with The Stow Brothers from the very beginning, and still loves the buzz and energy of the company. His role comes with a wide range of responsibilities, from managing the lettings and property management team, to overseeing viewings and maintenance jobs. He’s lived in Waltham Forest nearly all his life and feels it’s the people from different cultures and backgrounds living side by side that makes it such a great place.

Local recommendation: Family walks around Highams Park lake.

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Kim Heywood

Branch Manager

Kim manages our Walthamstow branch office, a demanding role that involves carrying out valuations, dealing with offers, ensuring smooth running of the office and managing her team of 14 staff. She became an estate agent immediately after leaving school, and still really enjoys the cut and thrust of the business. She loves the buzzy, fast-paced E17 office, where every day is different, dealing with all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds and getting to see plenty of beautiful homes.

Local recommendations: A walk along Church Path to the village. Or a trip to E17 Village Market … two contrasting faces of E17.

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Jon Vidal

Branch Manager

Jon’s day-to-day role involves running everything in the E4 office and representing The Stow Brothers with style and aplomb outside of the office. He’d previously worked for another estate agent in Islington in the lettings department but has since been won over by The Stow Brothers’ attitude and determination to change the image of the industry. Jon has been bowled over by the dynamism of the area too, finding it exciting to see what the next new micro-business is going to be, as there’s always something new popping up.

Local recommendation: Halex Coffee Shop, for great coffee or homemade kimchi.

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Joseph Earnshaw

Branch Manager

Joseph runs the busy (and getting ever-busier) Wanstead office. For him, in an environment where no two days are the same, timekeeping and organisation are critical. Joseph previously worked for another independent estate agents, as well as a large corporate property specialist. By contrast, he enjoys the friendly yet professional approach that’s been so carefully nurtured at The Stow Brothers. Joseph lives in Forest Gate and has never looked back since he moved there from Hackney — the same journey many of his buyers make.

Local recommendation: The Pretty Decent Tap Room and Bottle Shop on Sheridan Road, E7.

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Victoria Kearney

Head of Marketing

Victoria looks after all things Marketing and PR at the Stow Brothers, a diverse role that involves events, marketing, community engagement and brand management. She comes from a creative background, having studied and worked in fashion for many years, before retraining in digital marketing. Her eye and experience give The Stow Bros a fresh, artier edge on traditional estate agent marketing. She admits to being a “total interiors fangirl” and loves seeing how ordinary people make their homes extraordinary.

Local recommendation: Great for little ones, the hidden pond at the back of St. Mary’s Church Walthamstow is a place of wonder with dragonflies, newts and beautiful planting.

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Dan Majeed

Head of Land & New Homes

Dan is right in the thick of things, helping The Stow Brothers develop its Land & New Homes offer, an exciting new side to the business. He has a background in development consultancy and a deep interest in sustainable, future-proofed construction. Dan grew up in Chingford and his grandparents live across the way in Walthamstow. He loves the area for being a place where anyone can feel comfortable in their own skin.

Local recommendation: A secret spot where he walks the dogs in Epping Forest. Without revealing too much, it’s not far from West Essex Golf Course.

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Claudia Dellapina

Senior Sale Progressor

Claudia joined The Stow Brothers back in 2017 and helped open the Wanstead branch. She’s lived in Wanstead all her life, where she just loves being a mum to her two boys. These days, you’ll find Claudia in the E17 office, where she works as a Senior Sales Progressor. This involves making sure a buyer’s path to their new front door is as smooth as possible once a sale has been agreed. With over 15 years’ estate agency experience under her belt, Claudia’s enthusiasm for her job is as strong as ever — which shows in the many glowing reviews she gets from our new homeowners.

Local recommendation: Flock on George Lane is a South Woodford institution. It’s great for brunch, local coffee from Perky Blenders, and hosts lively evening events too

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Kyli Clayton

Assistant Manager

Kyli relishes her role in the Wanstead office for the variety and colour it brings. A pivotal part of her job is valuing properties in the area, which is always interesting as east London housing is so varied. She has a background in law and a love of interior design, so she’s made for the job … or the job is made for her. Kyli has felt at home at The Stow Brothers since day one, and has been lucky enough to travel to Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam with the team.

Local recommendations: Breakfast at La Bakerie, lunch at Otto and The Duke for the best roast around.

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Will Turner

Assistant Manager

Will has been at Stow Brothers for five years. If we had such a thing as a corporate ladder, you could say he’s been climbing it. And pretty quickly too, having been promoted from Sales Advisor, to Senior Sales Advisor, to his current role as Assistant Branch manager of our E4 branch. His job mainly involves helping to run the office, valuations and sales. For Will, the best thing about working at The Stow Brothers is the friendly sense of togetherness, plus the chance to meet and chat to new people. 

Local recommendation: The great selection of restaurants and shops in Chingford.

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Eva Bouzaki

Senior Sales Valuer

It only took a few months for The Stow Brothers to win a place close to Eva’s heart. As a Senior Valuer, her job entails valuing (evidently), managing vendors, arranging open houses, negotiating, and agreeing offers. Before joining us, she’d worked variously in sales at another estate agents in Hackney and central London, as a designer at Habitat, and in child protection. As for the area, Eva loves the green spaces, the multicultural feel, the art and culture … and the restaurants.

Local recommendation: The buzzy Skatepark in Walthamstow’s Lloyd Park and the Pearl in Hackney Wick

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Ben Charleton

Sales Valuer

Ben was born and raised in the area, so he knows it like the back of his hand and has a deep affection for the place. He particularly enjoys the valuing side of his work, meeting all kinds of people in all kinds of properties from Woodford to Manor Park, and hearing what improvements and alterations they’ve made to their homes. Before joining The Stow Brothers Ben was a chef and cooking remains a big passion in his life.

Local recommendation: The Deer Sanctuary in Theydon Bois, Epping Forest.

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William Jackson

Senior Sales Advisor

William works out of our Walthamstow office, where it all began. As a senior Advisor, his role involves negotiating and agreeing offers, progressing sales and valuing properties. He seriously enjoys interacting with local people, as well as being a part of the enthusiastic, energetic vibe that weaves its way right through The Stow Brothers. He’d previously worked in retail and hospitality and taken time out to travel the world. He’s amazed by the positive changes that have happened in the area in recent years — long may they continue.

Local recommendation: Crate Brewery, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9.

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Kenan Krkic

Sales Valuer

Kenan became a Stow Bro in December 2017 straight from school and has risen up the ranks to become a Senior Advisor in the Walthamstow office. His role encompasses valuing properties, progressing sales and helping out with buying and selling enquiries. He enjoys the relaxed working environment and the fact that coming to work never seems like a chore. All this and he’s become enamoured with the vibrant, friendly feel of the area, something he’s never come across before.

Local recommendation: Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve, which opened to the public for the first time in 150 years, in 2017.

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Georgina Peak

Assistant Lettings Manager

Georgina looks after lettings at our Wanstead branch, a varied job that involves everything from valuing properties and winning business, through to viewings, dealing with offers and helping tenants move in. Her first job since graduating from university, she enjoys the day-to-day challenges it brings and the chance to connect with people on a personal level, as well as the relaxed, non-corporate vibe at The Stow Brothers. Georgina loves the diversity of the area, which, she says “has something for everyone”.

Local recommendation: Wanstead Park is home to one of her favourite spots – The Temple. 

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Jon Vassallo

Senior Lettings Advisor

For Jon, no two days are the same, which is just how he likes it. If he’s not arranging viewings or valuations, he’s organising move-ins or helping out with the property management side of things. He enjoys constantly meeting new people from all walks of life, along with the unmistakable Walthamstow vibe. Before joining The Stow Brothers, he was a music producer/DJ touring the UK and Europe and playing some amazing festivals and venues.

Local recommendation: Los Tacos Mexican food stall at the Sunday Social.

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Jo Thorpe

Social Media Manager

Jo’s role at The Stow Brothers is different from most. It involves presenting our property portfolio in the best possible light; visually documenting the neighbourhood, reporting on new, exciting, experiences locally; keeping an eye on interior design trends and sharing inspiring social content. Jo is also a professional mosaic artist, with clients including two Spice Girls, Aston Villa FC and the V&A.

Local recommendation: Cycling to the edge of the forest in Upper Walthamstow, to a new bakery on Wood Street or the tap rooms on Blackhorse Road.

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Danny Boggi

Property Photographer

Danny reckons it’s so much fun at Stow Brothers that it really doesn’t feel like work at all. As you might expect, his job involves photographing clients’ properties in the best possible light and giving Stow Bros a distinctive visual style. He was previously a retoucher at an advertising agency, working for clients such as British Airways, Channel 4 and Tesco. He loves the fact that no two houses are ever the same, and the buzz and energy of meeting all kinds of different people every day.

Local recommendation: Sakura Sushi & Buns in South Woodford. He won Customer of the Year two years running (which says it all!).

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Is it you we’re looking for?

You might just be the next member of the Stow Brothers team. We’re expanding and always on the lookout for people who’re bright, enterprising and good with people. You don’t need years and years of property experience, just plenty of personality and get up and go.

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The first step to selling your property is establishing what it’s worth. As truly local estate agents with a comprehensive knowledge of the area, we’re perfectly positioned to advise you on what similar properties are fetching nearby and the best approach to pricing your home.