Offices at Ware, Cheshunt & Buntingford

About Us

Welcome to Keith Ian, independent estate agents with an extensive knowledge of the Hertfordshire area. Founded by the late Keith Sampford and Ian Robertson over thirty years ago, and ably assisted by extremely experienced managers, we pride ourselves on providing a high level of personal service. Whether you are planning on buying, selling or renting we offer the complete service. With an outstanding, experienced team based across our three branches in Cheshunt, Ware and Buntingford, we are readily available to assist you in the process. We embrace change, we're constantly challenging tradition and we have a strong desire to improve the way our industry operates. We do business differently to give your property the edge. As a reputable, independent estate agent we offer free of charge, expert valuations for selling, letting and probate. We also provide cutting edge property marketing with professional floorplans and high quality photography as standard on EVERY property. Please select one of the Keith Ian branches nearest to you and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.




Reflecting on 30 Years of Keith Ian - Managing Director, Ian Robertson

"My journey into estate agency started way back in the early 1980s after I completed a City and Guilds qualification in carpentry and joinery. I started as a weekend worker for Keith Sampford and Steve Williams (at that time running as a company called Keith Steven). Throughout the 1980s, the company grew considerably and I became branch manager of the Ware office. In the late 80s the company was sold and, for a brief spell, I became area manager for a corporate group with estate agents. Disillusioned by the corporate style of running estate agency, I approached Keith Sampford where he and I agreed to set up anew. In 1990, Keith Ian was formed. Our first office was in High Street, Cheshunt and we quickly established ourselves as a market leader in that town. Shortly after, we obtained premises in Ware, and subsequently Buntingford. The company grows from strength to strength and we have successfully been selling houses along the "A10 Corridor" since.

Sadly, in 2003 we lost Keith to ill health. Keith's ethos of customer service has remained with the company and is a core value of our brand. We have experienced a rollercoaster of market places over the years, from slumps and then booms in the market. Over the years, I have seen fluctuating mortgage interest rate percentages, as high as the mid teens right through to the current rates, of which are below 2%. I remain passionate, motivated and continue striving to provide levels of service rarely experienced within our industry."


At Keith Ian we are committed to giving something back to the local community by supporting various projects and through our sponsorships. We are very proud of our long term sponsorship of the Ware Swimming Club along with St Margaretsbury Ladies Soccer Team. We also help support Hertford Rugby Club (located in Ware), Wodson Park Sports Centre and Ware Operatic Society. We also assist numerous local schools, clubs and town council events throughout the year too.

In addition, we are passionate about supporting the independent businesses in our towns too. We regularly partner with local organisations, showcasing their services, in our frequent competitions. Just a few of the businesses we have partnered with: