About Us

Oakfield Estate Agents – the East Sussex estate agency that’s locally owned and run and deeply rooted in the communities it serves – offering sales, lettings, property and block management across Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne

Oakfield Estate Agents

Oakfield Estate Agents has been a leading force in the property sector in East Sussex since 1996, when Neil Newstead and Stephen Ruxton-Cocker launched it from a small office in Hastings. Today that base remains, but we now also have branches in Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea.

We started in lettings and are still market leaders in this sector, but have since added new services to our portfolio – and we’re determined to continue growing while remaining true to and passionate about our local, independent roots. After all, we love our part of the world, care about it deeply and want to contribute to it as much as we can – you’d be hard-pushed to find an estate agency that knows it better than we do, or takes greater pride in it.

We use our unrivalled knowledge of the local market and area to offer a personal, highly tailored delivery in residential sales and lettings as well as property and block management, across a broad range of price brackets. We’re setting new standards in estate agency across our patch, with more and better Google reviews than any other agency in Hastings.

Customers often come back to us for their next move, the one after that … and the one after that. That’s because we’re trusted to provide and honest, genuine and personalised service every time, in a way that puts the customer at the heart of every transaction. We could help you, too …

Our Values

Trusted

Building trust with colleagues, customers and communities is at our heart.

Connected

Through our local branches, our experience, our people, we’re better connected to achieve more for sellers, landlords, buyers and tenants.

Community

Our work makes a difference and we care about the communities we live and work within.

Genuine

Genuine advice, genuine care for people, leading to genuine results.

Honesty

Our culture is based on giving honest advice and honest valuations to build solid relationships and achieve success.

What matters to us?

The people we work with

We’re focused on everyone we deal with, and genuinely want to help improve your life by achieving your property goals, whatever they may be. We always say that people are at the heart of every property transaction, not the bricks and mortar. We truly want to put you first, and to understand what you need and want in detail.

Our community

We love and care about the local areas in which we operate. And we’re very aware of our role representing and championing our nearest communities. We’ll always stick up for our part of the world.

Everything local
We’re passionate about our local High Streets, produce and services, as well as the people who live in East Sussex. We’re the local property partner of choice for many businesses in our area, and we’re keen to stay that way. We aim to play an integral role in the High Streets in which we’re based, and to serve as good neighbours and act as a key part of our communities.
Charity
Giving back is important to us. We’re serious about helping charitable organisations and community projects near us, as a key part of who we are and what we do. So, for example, for every property sold, we’ll give £50 to the local charity of customer’s choice. And as well as fundraising for good causes near us, we’re also heavily involved in sponsoring local sports groups.

From little acorns

Neil Newstead built on and transferred the skills he acquired during a previous military career to develop the thriving business Oakfield is today. Thanks to his commitment and sheer hard graft, it quickly earned a reputation for excellent results and the quality of its customer service. 

We aim to raise standards in estate agency across East Sussex, and to do that we know we can’t stand still, but need to continually do better, adapting as our customers’ needs change. We’re very much here to stay, so appreciate the need for consistent investment in our business.

Talk to us whether you’re a first-time buyer, downsizer, a portfolio landlord or looking for your dream retirement home, or your perfect pad away from a bigger city and by the sea. Or perhaps you’re a group of leaseholders or freeholders wanting to take control of your residential building’s management? Take a closer look at our full suite of bespoke management services.

We’re trusted and respected across our area as the local, independent estate agency that offers a tailored service prioritising people over property. With our local connections, knowledge and experience and a genuinely committed team, we work tirelessly to get you the results you need. What’s more, no other Hastings estate agency has more or better Google reviews than we do, or has a better understanding of the local property market. Get in touch today.

Senior Team

NEIL NEWSTEAD

CEO & Founder

phone number01424 236265

STEVE RUXTON-COCKER

Technical Director

EMMA HAWKINS

Lettings Director

phone number01424 856923

SAMANTHA HENSHER

Financial Director

phone number01424 856924

KERRY NEWSTEAD

Sales Director

phone number01424 229202

CHLOE TAYLOR

Area Lettings Manager

phone number01424 834298

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