Our History

In 1989, Spicerhaart was founded by Paul Smith and his father Alick Smith when they opened three branches of Spicer McColl in East Anglia. 

Throughout the years, we’ve grown substantially due to both organic growth and various acquisitions. Today we have seven estate agency brands along with offering an extensive range of property services.


1989 - Spicer McColl launches with three branches

1990 - Mortgages Direct launches, now known as Just Mortgages

1995 - Part of Cornerstone acquired and renamed Spicer McColl

1998 - Felicity J. Lord opens in London

1999 - Woolwich Property Services acquired and renamed haart

2000 - Darlows in Wales acquired

2002 - Spicerhaart Legal Services

2003 - Spicerhaart Corporate Sales established

2007 - Haybrook in South Yorkshire acquired

2007 - Launch of Valunation 

2009 – Mustbesold.com auctions and Chainfree.com website begin

2011 - Spicerhaart acquires well-known London estate agent Thompson Currie

2011 - Spicerhaart acquires Brooks property agent in North London

2012 - Spicerhaart acquires Horsham-based Harper James

2013 - Launch of Chewton Rose

2017 - Launch of butters john bee 

2018 - Launch of Howards

2021 - Launch of JustWealth