Matthew Pierce

About Us

At Matthew Pierce it is our unrivalled local knowledge and experience, combined with exceptional service and integrity that places us as your number one choice. As Independent estate agents, we deliver a truly personal service tailor made for every client.

Meet the Management Team


Matthew Pierce FNAEA MARLA


Matthew has worked in Claygate for over 37 years, he has an unrivalled wealth of knowledge about the local property market and maintains an extensive list of clients past and present. He holds a Certificate in Estate Agency having studied at the Polytechnic of Central London in 1989. He is a fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. Matthew has lived in Claygate village for many years and is a well-known member of the local community. In his spare time he likes to pursue his passion for playing his drums with gigging bands and is waiting for his ‘big break’ into the music business! Hobbies: When time allows, cycling, open air swimming, going to see live bands and spending time with his daughter Rose invariably being beaten playing tennis!
Michelle Hutchings , ASSOCIATE

Michelle Hutchings


Michelle has worked in the profession since 1988; she started her career in the Surbiton area where she also became a qualified mortgage and financial investment advisor. Living within the area she went on to open her own independent Estate agency in Berrylands which she ran for over 15 years. More recently Michelle has managed independent agencies in both Esher and Surbiton and now is delighted to bring her enthusiasm and experience to Matthew Pierce in Claygate. Outside of work Michelle is an avid Musical Theatre writer currently working on her latest show.

Professional Affiliations

Matthew Pierce is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA); both are under the banner of ‘propertymark’, which is the leading membership body for property agents.  Propertymark is the professional body for the property sector, whose aim is to promote the highest standards of professionalism and integrity among those working within the property industry, and to encourage members of the public to proactively seek out members when involved in any kind of property transaction. Membership of these recognised and prestigious trade bodies is evidence of our adherence to recognised codes of business conduct and a high standard of competence. We are both Associate Members of ‘The Guild Property Professionals’ which is a UK wide network of over 800 independent estate and letting agents, approved by Trading Standards, working together to raise and maintain property industry standards and help buyers and sellers move with confidence.

We are also members of The Property Ombudsman and adhere to their code of practice for residential and letting agents.

The Property Ombudsman provides free, impartial and independent service for the resolution of unresolved disputes between consumers and property agents.

Our Services

Our aims are simple

  • To achieve the best possible price and provide our clients with an unrivalled service.
  • To consistently maintain our excellent reputation and high standards of business practice
  • To manage clients expectations and needs with sound realistic advice.
  • To understand how moving home can be one of life’s more challenging experiences. 


As a company we like to do things a little differently from your regular corporate or online agent. It is our firmly held belief that the best way to buy, sell or let a property is with an experienced licensed independent estate agent who knows that the internet advert is just the tip of the iceberg. Our services have only just begun once we have introduced a client to a property.

We pride ourselves on negotiating the right price with the best possible buyer for you and your circumstances. We are extremely ‘hands on’ in managing the sale right through to the exchange of contracts and ultimately completion.

From verifying and having a clear view on the intended purchasers finance arrangements; to managing a chain of transactions and co-ordinating with other agents and solicitors, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure the transaction runs smoothly and you are kept appraised every step of the way.

We aim to provide a highly personal and professional service for all our clients, backed by the latest in modern technology. Our office is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable and mature people with many years of experience in the industry, all of whom live locally. We are therefore able to give a comprehensive and balanced service to all our customers.

The Lettings Procedure

We provide a professional service for landlords and tenants dealing with the letting of residential properties from one bedroom apartments to substantial detached family homes. As a well known village agent, we have a wealth of experience and understanding of the requirements of our landlords and tenants. Our expert knowledge of matching criteria associated with the village and surrounding districts ensures a tenancy is established in the best interest of all parties. We build well forged relationships with tenants with the result that many are ongoing renewals.

To learn more about our services and the fees applicable to Landlords and Tenants, please click here