May 2013
Humble beginnings

From humble beginnings, Keystones was started with service in mind, disillusioned by how some of the larger agents were doing things, Keystones was born. Started by Scott with a desk in a serviced office in Loughton, IG10 and opened with little money, barely £10,000 was invested.

July 2013
First property rented

Success! Keystones rents its first property. It is only a room in Bell Common, Epping. The first of many to come!

November 2013
We hire our 2nd team member

Keystones hires its 2nd team member.

Keystones hires its 3rd team member

Keystones currently manages 25 rental properties for their landlords. Has sold 12 properties over the course of the year and has moved into a larger serviced office within the same building.

Keystones are proud sponsors of the Hereward Primary School Christmas Fete

Keystones appear in the West Essex Magazine and is currently managing 40 properties for their landlords.

September 2016
Keystones decides to take the leap and spots an opportunity within a shop in Collier Row, RM5

They move out of Loughton and open its doors with a Sales and Lettings offer that cannot be missed.
Keystones are currently managing 50 properties for their landlords and embark on a campaign to help the new shop survive.
Keystones also employ their 4th member of staff. The team is growing.
Keystones also wins Gold for the British Property Awards in Romford for 2016 due to their outstanding customer service.

Keystones are going from strength to strength

They are currently managing 60 properties and have sold a range of houses in the local area, stamping their mark in Romford.
Keystones also hosts their first ever Landlord Evening Event in the shop.
The Collier Row Community Group have Keystones become a local stamping station for the children. Keystones partner up with Mitchell’s Miracles – a Neuroblastoma Charity and have Minnie and Mickey to greet the children in the shop.
What a year!

Keystones employ their 5th team member

Keystones now have a Director, Branch Manager, Property Manager and Two Consultants. They are managing 80 properties for their landlords and are establishing themselves as the local’s favoured agent.

Keystones say they want to ‘Bless the community that have blessed us.’

They offer to help at the Collier Row Foodbank in the Ascension Church.
Give numerous charitable donations in the year including to the Mayor of Havering’s Chosen Charities.
They have Mitchells Miracles back in the shop for the 3rd year running to raise money through the community at the Collier Row Christmas night.
Keystones win Gold at the British Property Awards for Romford Sales and Bronze for the whole of East London.
Keystones are managing 100 properties for their landlords and hire their 5th team member.

Keystones start the year off with major difficulty

Covid takes hold of the nation and Keystones must shut their doors for a few months before reopening and working harder than ever
Keystones become the number 1 selling agent in Collier Row. Has a portfolio of 120 managed properties and wins Gold again at the British Property Awards, this time for Lettings.
Keystones also partner up with Clockhouse Primary School and help the school raise money. They help to buy a Playstation 5 and conduct the Raffle inside their shop for one lucky child!

Keystones establishes themselves as the leading agent in the area

They employ their 6th and 7th team members comprising: Director, Branch Manager, Two Sales/Lettings Negotiators, Sales Progressor, Property Manager and Sales Valuer.
Keystones are managing 140 properties for their landlords and have sold over 150 properties this year.
Keystones sponsor the Clockhouse Primary School summer fete and Collier Row Christmas evening.

Keystones are now managing 150 properties

Keystones embark on a massive office refurbishment to double their premises size to grow their team. Keystones are going from strength to strength.
Keystones sponsor the Clockhouse Primary School summer fete again and the Christmas Evening for the children.
Keystones win Gold again for their lettings department at the British Property Awards and Silver for the whole of East London.

Keystones employ their 8th team member.

A Digital Content Marketer/Videographer, they have developed a full rebrand for the company and opened up the learning hub for the public conducting key questions, problems and interviews with staff.
Keystones celebrates 10 Years in business in May 2023