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Our History

The House That Fisk Built

Our story starts with the Fisk family's long time connection to building homes on Canvey. Many buyers came from London as this genuine advertisement from a publication known as ‘London and Suburbs Old And New Useful Knowledge For Health And Home’, published in 1933 illustrates.

The Estate agency was opened in 1965; Frederick Fisk (known as Fred) was a builder on Canvey Island from the 1920s, with his family continuing the business into the 1970s.

By 1965 Fred Fisk had retired and his son John took over the family House Building business. John Pring was selling the John Fisk new build homes when the original partnership was formed. John Fisk was very competitive in everything he did, including winning the inaugral 1961 Little Americas Cup, but - and this is important - always within the rules. Fisks still live by this founding ethic: “Be competitive. Never give up. Obey the rules.”

To learn more about the history of Canvey Island and Castle Point, as well as more information on our founder, we recommended visiting CanveyIsland.org

Be competitive. Never give up. Obey the rules.

John Pring invested in the company and became the sole owner during the early 1970s, allowing John Fisk to concentrate on his passion for sailing and boat building.

An additional branch of John Fisk Estate Agents soon opened in Benfleet, allowing us to serve the whole of Castle Point.

To this day, Fisks remains a family-run estate agency, with John Pring remaining as our Managing Director and his son James having established Fisks London at Canary Wharf.

With our offices in Canvey and Benfleet, we have become the area's most trusted agents, specialising in sales, lettings and property management in the South Essex area. If you are thinking of selling your home, buying or even investing in a rental property, then you have come to the right place.

We can give you the local expertise and almost 60 years of the friendly experience you deserve when it comes to marketing your property.

Why Fisks Now?

We stand out from the crowd as we do what we say we will. We are accountable to you and as your agent we want to share this promise with you. We understand that buying and selling your home is a daunting task; we listen.

Many of our listings come from satisfied clients recommending our services to others. You want a recommended provider who understands great service, professionalism and that communication is key.

John Pring has always supported professional standards and was one of the first members of the National Association of Estate Agents serving the Association at a national level, chairing the Parliamentary Committee at the time of Home Information Packs and the Internet Committee when the web began to take off. The contacts made during this time enabled John to travel the world looking at how Estate Agents operate and the difference in the market America and the Sothern Hemisphere. In fact John is still an international member of the the Nation Association of Realters in the USA. As our guiding hand, his experience has become our knowledge base.

We'll provide you with friendly professionals who will deal with enquiries on your behalf smoothly and we will always be on hand to provide answers to all of the questions you may have.

Our dedicated sales team will provide you with regular updates and we'll guide you through the process from marketing to completion. Our team of experts will update you on every step of your journey with us; you really are in safe hands!