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Austin Gray are a leading property consultancy based in Brighton & Hove. Our trusted, approachable and professional team can support you in residential property sales; property auctions and investment sales; commercial lettings and a variety of specialist valuation and surveyor services.

““I couldn’t ask for a better experience than the one I had with Graham and Nicky while purchasing our house. They have been fair and helpful at every step of the way. And what a difference from any other agent I’ve dealt with so far! I will definitely use their services in the future.” Inbal  18/6/22”

Kind words ...............

“Adam, Melanie and the team provided me with an excellent service from beginning to after completion. Adam has extensive knowledge, and a very shrewd judgement of the auction market that my property would attract. During the lead up to the auction both Adam and Melanie offered help and useful advice. I am very pleased with the result. I would unhesitatingly recommend them.”

Very Satisifed Customer

“I placed my flat with Auction House Sussex after nearly a year of struggling to sell it via traditional methods. I couldn't be more pleased with the service I got. From the first contact, they were helpful and professional, clearly explaining the process and the pros and cons of selling via auction with absolutely no hard sell or pressure to go with them. While the property was on the market, they handled viewings professionally with minimum disruption to me, and always providing clear feedback quickly after the viewing. When I received pre-auction offers, they did a great job of handling the negotiations, and I ended up with a sale price far better than I could have anticipated. They then managed the final details up until the transfer of funds and handover of keys, making it all as easy and painless as possible. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.”

Great Service from Start to End

“Great service excellent, kind staff, helped the sale to proceed successfully”

Great service excellent

“Bought few properties though the auction. Very straightforward process, professional & friendly staff. Definitely recommend using.”

Professional & Friendly Staff

“Excellent service as an auction buyer. Efficient online bidding experience, and post sale worked with the friendly, professional and experienced team who pulled out all the stops to help us complete our purchase before closure of the stamp duty deadline. Thoroughly recommended - thank you Auction House Sussex, and in particular Melanie and Kate !!!”

Excellent service as an auction buyer

“Excellent pre sale advice, helpful with the listing process and a highly satisfactory result.”

Outstanding Service

“Hi Graham, Just a little note to say a million thanks from our family, not only for the way in which you have handled the successful sale of my mother’s property in such an expert and professional way, but also for your thoughtful, warm support and wise advice which has made the whole transaction so much easier and actually, at times, fun for us. We deeply value the way in which you have personally kept in touch with us and liaised with Paula in order to achieve such a satisfactory outcome.   Please convey our gratitude also to Nicky and your colleagues for their help.  What a great team with which we have been privileged to work alongside. We wish you great times in 2022. Claire and Mike 12/1/22”

“Our flat purchase was as straightforward, and stress free!, as it could have been. Throughout the process Graham and his team kept in regular contact and liaised very efficiently with the sellers. I would unreservedly recommend Austin Gray to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in Hove/Brighton 11/1/22”


“Graham at Austin Gray has been great helping me purchase a central Brighton freehold property. He has been responsive, courteous, patient and helpful throughout the process, and made sure many of my finer enquiries were dealt with, it is a stark contrast to some of the other local agents I have worked with before. Highly recommended.”

Wentao 20/12/21

“"I cannot recommend Austin Gray highly enough. Graham and Nicky acted with honesty and integrity throughout the sales process, and their communication was excellent. I felt like I was in safe hands from start to finish and I'm delighted to now have the keys to my first home." Robin 12//11/21”

“We have been really happy with the process, support and advice that the whole team at Austin Gray have provided throughout the purchase of our new home. From the initial viewing to negotiating our offer with the vendors or smoothing out any minor issues (following the survey) thus avoiding need for solicitors through to handing over the keys on completion. We have found all at Austin Gray to be candid, genuine and always at hand to help every step of the way. Kate 4/11/21”

“Graham We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your brilliant service throughout  the sales process of our home. We really appreciate everything you did for us to help make everything happen so smoothly and on schedule. Many thanks and best wishes to you and your team. 11/10/21”

Nick and Helen

“We couldn't be happier with the service provided by Austin Gray regarding the sale of our flat. The whole team is very friendly, helpful and professional, Graham absolutely went above and beyond and we are and will be recommending Austin Gray to everyone. Thank you for being the best estate agents in Brighton and beyond! 8/10/21”


“"One of my companies recently purchased a property from Austin Gray. Their combination of of friendly, helpful service and efficient professionalism made the whole process fast and effortless. As an industry professional of over twenty years, I've dealt with a great number of estate agents and can say, without hesitation, that I'd recommend Austin Gray unreservedly." 8/10/21  ”


“I am delighted to say that Auction House Sussex provided a first class service with a result that was better than expected. The knowledge and professional guidance was much appreciated and I would have no hesitation in recommending Auction House Sussex to anyone considering going to auction.   Best wishes  ”

Mr S - Vendor / Lot 2 - July Auction

“Hi. I would definitely recommend Auction House Sussex. The team have been exceptional in providing support and professional  advice as well as producing great sales results. I would not hesitate to use them again. Thank you again to Adam and everyone.   Best regards  ”

Ms G - Vendor / Lot 4 - July Auction

“Austin Gray were highly professional and really understood the local market. They produced great marketing materials and handled viewings and subsequent feedback well. Graham made us feel as though they were on our side, not something I have always experienced with previous estate agents. I'd certainly recommend them to anyone thinking of selling.        ”

Ben 16/9/21

“Dear Nicky and Graham Thank you so much for how wonderfully you dealt with the sale of our cottage. It was such a seamless transaction from begining to end. You looked after us, managed all aspects of the sale and, very importantly got a price that everybody was happy with. We felt in safe hands from the start. Thank you again and we will certainly be recommending you to our friends.  ”

Rachel and Jean  5/8/21

“It turns out that our house was not easy to sell. And we had some pretty demanding buyers. Throughout it all Graham was patient, cheerful and constructive. He is without doubt, the best agent with whom we have dealt over half a dozen house moves. More than worth the money! 9/6/21”

Jon P

“"Austin Gray has been amazing in helping us purchase our beautiful new home. They've been super friendly and very supportive along the way - so much so that the whole process has actually been rather stress free! " 2/6/21”


“We have been in regular contact with Graham Farthing from when we initiated the viewing right up to the day of completion. Graham has been an absolute star with the progression of our move, proactive and always happy to help, going over and above. We would definitely recommend Austin Gray to anyone thinking of a house move.  ”

L & K Martin 5/2/21

“Dear Stewart, I never doubted you 😀 Thank you all so much for handling the sale.  You made the process so easy for me to understand and the support, advice and up dates I received were timely and superb. I  would happily recommend Austin Gray's to anyone wanting to sell property at auction. Kindest regards Ms Lintott”

A Lot Of 2 Plots Of Land - Sold In Our July 2021 Auction

“Austin Gray helped with the sale of our property earlier this year and we cannot recommend them highly enough.   Graham was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the outset. He was responsive, proactive, honest and thoroughly professional throughout the whole process and went above and beyond in order to help us with our sale, and our ongoing purchase too.   We wouldn’t think twice about using them again and would recommend Austin Gray to anyone who was thinking about selling their home.   Chris & Chloe    ”

Chris & Chloe

“I think the thing we appreciated most about Austin Gray's service was the speed with which any queries we had were acknowledged and dealt with. Even when we first placed our offer, at around 10pm one Saturday evening, we received an email back from Graham within the hour thanking us. This continued throughout the purchase process. We always felt informed and considered which was brilliant.”

Mrs S

“Following the recent successful auction of my property, I can highly recommend the services of Austin Gray. From the initial enquiry and valuation, through to the viewings and finally the auction itself and the exchange of contract I was extremely impressed with the sound advice and professional service and care given. I am very pleased that I engaged them to act for me and would have no hesitation in using them again in the future.   Judith    Hove”

Judith. Hove

“Austin Gray from day 1, were, ‘can do’, timely and efficient. Stewart could not have been more helpful when he explained to me, a novice, the lease extension process. He also dealt with the flat valuation.  The negotiations were protracted due to the very tricky freeholder but it is at times like these a great company shines. Everyone, I dealt with during that covid year, went above and beyond.  Stewart and the proactive, Melanie in administration too, a dream team.  Thank you, C.K.  ”


“I have recently been working with Stewart at Austin Gray in relation to lease extensions. Not only has he been quick to act and responds in a timely manner, he is a mine of information and has provided invaluable advice on this topic and to add, at a competitive price. We have even been able to use his expanded network to our advantage! Melanie has fully supported our transactions and has gone over and above in checking to see if everything is in order or indeed chasing me to ensure progress was being made. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services and will certainly look to use them again – A J”


“Graham and his team made selling our home so stress free. They were always quick to respond to questions, with a professional response and management of the process. I would definitely recommend them. L Dawson - 10.02.21”

L Dawson

“We have been in regular contact with Graham Farthing from when we initiated the viewing right up to the day of completion. Graham has been an absolute star with the progression of our move, proactive and always happy to help, going over and above. We would definitely recommend Austin Gray to anyone thinking of a house move. Kind regards, Lisa & Kevin Martin 10.02.21”

L & K Martin

“From the start of the sale process Graham and his team were friendly as well as professional.  The marketing of our property was completed to a high quality and during the sales process Graham kept us updated frequently and was extremely responsive.  Overall we were very pleased with the service and would recommend and would use Austin Gray again. Thanks Beth    ”

B Jessop

““Graham at Austin Gray was great throughout our buying process. As first time buyers a lot of the process was new to us but Graham made it straightforward, transparent and even gave us some good recommendations for local tradesmen to work on the house. The communication was always excellent and questions we had were immediately answered. Thanks for all your help.””

R Lough

“From the first time I met Graham from Austin Gray I felt in very safe hands. I always found him up front, approachable and not your typical estate agent. As with all property sales there were a few problems which were handled quickly and efficiently reducing my stress levels. I can offer my highest recommendation for Austin Gray in particular Graham who is a genuinely nice guy. M Osborne - 25th January,2021  ”

M Osborne

““ I cannot recommend Graham and the team at Austin Gray enough.  They made what at times can be a rather stressful and overwhelming process of selling a property much more manageable for me, the seller. Graham sped up the process and connected the dots and essentially became the driving force for the sale. He went above and beyond what I suspect other estate agents provide. His honesty and knowledge about not only the market in general but about my specific situation was impressive and hugely valuable! I would highly recommend Austin Gray for the sale of your property! “ KA August 2020.”

Kirsty A.

“Dear Graham. We can't thank you enough for your professionalism, perseverance and good humour in helping us to achieve our dream. If only all Estate Agents could be as efficient as you are ! We hope we'll see you on the Islands before long. Best Wishes, Claire and Derek”

Claire and Derek

“We have recently completed the sale of our flat and Graham and his team were nothing short of incredible at getting it through, especially during such an uncertain time for our economy. Graham, one of the company partners, was particularly amazing. To say he went above and beyond doesn't do justice. He made himself available days, evenings and weekends to answer and questions we had and help in any way. He also genuinely cares about the happiness and wellbeing of his clients - a trait I have found to be quite rare in the property industry. I will definitely be recommending Austin Gray to anyone renting and selling in the area. Kind regards, Katie & Ben 13/8/20”

Katie & Ben

“I have just bought and sold a property with Austin Gray and I can honestly say it has been a fantastic experience. Along with solicitor Helen Rowe, Partner at Griffith Smith Solicitors and Andrew Shippey of Ingard Financial Ltd (both recommended by Graham Farthing), I cannot fault the services they have provided. All are highly professional and committed to making the process of moving run as smooth as possible. Nothing is too much for them and no questions go unanswered. If you want an estate agent who cares, who always gives 100% and acts with the utmost integrity then Graham and his team at Austin Gray are for you.   ES June 2020      ”

Emma Smith

“Thank you Austin Gray for the excellent service by your firm regarding the sale at auction of the above property. I was particularly impressed by the courtesy, professionalism and current market knowledge shown by all the team. I would further say that I have no hesitation in recommending Austin Gray to any prospective vendor. Indeed I hope to be using their services again in the future.”

Graeme, Brighton

“The auction team at Austin Gray provided a professional and reliable service when I recently sold through them. They managed the process smoothly and achieved a good price for me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others.”

Gail, Brighton

“I really valued the experience I received from Austin Gray and the way the house sale transaction was handled. I would wholeheartedly recommend Austin Gray for any house sale transactions.”

Jimo, Shoreham-by-Sea

“Having used Austin Gray to arrange the auction sale of my property in Brighton, I have no hesitation in recommending them. The professional approach from the start, and sound advice from the whole team, proved sound. Without doubt, the smoothest and fastest sale of property I have experienced.”

Malcolm, Ventnor

“When I decided to sell my garage I had thought that the best route might be a private sale to a neighbour for what I thought was a fair price. However, after talking to Austin Gray's Auction Department I was persuaded to try the market properly at auction, as they insisted it could do much better. I am hugely grateful for that advice as, even before the auction, offers started coming in well above what I had anticipated. These were all refused and the eventual auction result was truly surprising. I have actually used Austin Gray several times in the past and would not hesitate to recommend them. Their advice was spot on and more than justified the fee.”

Neil, Brighton

“I can honestly say that if it hadn't been for the dedication and professionalism of Austin Gray, our sale and purchase would not have gone through. If we ever move house again, I sincerely hope to be able to buy through them, and would definitely use them to market our own property. The best estate agents in Brighton and Hove - and we've had experience dealing with almost all. Simon”


“Thank you so much for all your help getting the lease extended. You have been unbelievably efficient and helpful. I am sure I will be back to you for further advice in the future.”

Mr R L

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