Involved in the successful marketing of properties in and around the area since the mid-1970's, the Howick & Brooker Partnership is without doubt the leading independent and longest-established estate agency practice in Harlow and the Old Town.

The single aim of the practice is to focus on the successful marketing of residential properties for sale or rent in and around Old Harlow including the town as well as nearby Church Langley, Newhall and Neighbouring villages such as Matching, Hatfield Heath & The Lavers.

We pride ourselves on quality customer care to both vendors, landlords, purchasers and tenants and at H&B we have experienced dedicated teams to look after all your property needs.

Our teams concentrate and comfortably cover the CM5, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21 & CM22 post code areas.

The company incorporates all the latest innovations to improve the image of their client’s properties. We digitally produce full colour particulars with internal and external views and we can offer professional photography and virtual lifestyle commentary where requested, floor plans and the arrangement of the necessary EPC ( Energy Performance Certificate) to get your house looking the best before going to the market.

Backed up with our advertising in the local press and full coverage on all of the UK’s major property portals, Howick & Brooker are embracing modern marketing tools such as our online Howick & Brooker property magazine and new look website www.hbproperty.co.uk. We also actively use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube to bring even more exposure to our client’s properties.

If you are interested in moving to the Harlow area we would be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding facilities and amenities available the area.

Howick & Brooker are also members of The Guild Of Professional Estate Agents who are renowned for its unique blend of intelligent and award winning, creative marketing of finer properties, with a professional approach to the sale of individual country homes.

Howick & Brooker are also supported with offices in Park Lane, Mayfair and now networked with more than 300 offices around the country.

Meet the team

Alan Howick

Alan Howick
Director

Fondly known as ‘Mr Harlow’ Alan is a founder director of the agency, having been in the estate agency industry since 1967 and is regularly consulted by the media and other property related publications for his expert analysis of the local housing market and estate agency in general for which he is a frequent critic!

In his free-time he is a regular golfer and cricket lover and is regularly seen at either Lords or Harlow Cricket Clubs’ picturesque ground in the old town where he is President.

01279 401902  
07879 440786  
alan.howick@hbproperty.co.uk

Barbara Brooker

Barbara Brooker
Director

Barbara Brooker joined the estate agency industry around 1975 having previously worked for a top London Advertising Agency in the West End as an Account Executive and now some forty plus years later is still enjoying coming into work at Gothic House. A founder partner of the agency and now a mother, granny, boss and estate agent who enjoys ballet, is currently a Friend of Covent Garden Opera House and whose only sport is watching her grandchildren play tennis at county, regional and national tournaments!

There is no doubt Barbara has seen it and heard all before and is well-respected within the industry. Once referred to as ‘The Godmother’ one thing you can guarantee is that whenever Barbara is looking after either your sale or purchase you know you are getting the best attention, one hundred per cent of the time and unrivalled by anyone else.

Paul Brooker

Paul Brooker
Managing Director

The MD. Educated in Bishop’s Stortford, Paul enjoyed 13 years in the City broking on the LIFFE market before falling into the family business in December 1999.

Having gained an extensive knowledge of property and as well as helping families move locally, Paul now specializes in the sale of land and representing New Home developers.

In his spare-time he enjoys watching and supporting his children who play tennis all around the country, and if that’s not stressful enough, subjects himself to supporting The Arsenal for his sins. To relax there is always Lords or the County Ground Chelmsford when the sun is out, eating out and travelling.

01279 401900  
07973 285524  
paul.brooker@hbproperty.co.uk

James Howick

James Howick
Sales Negotiator

James having grown up in and around Harlow still lives in Old Harlow, with his wife Lauren and their daughter Ruby, who can be seen in the office most days visiting her Dad.

James’s experience is enough to challenge any other agency as he has 15 years of experience, having worked for corporate agents in Epping and Loughton previously.

His knowledge of the local area is unquestionable against his peers and he is able to provide sellers and buyers alike with expert advice and guidance for their individual property requirements. That is why many previous clients keep coming back when they are ready to move on again.

James has over the years been heavily involved with Harlow Cricket Club and can be found there most weekends in the summer, with a beer in hand.

01279 401907  
07946 490788  
james.howick@hbproperty.co.uk

Charlie Zazzara

Charlie Zazzara
Sales Negotiator

A local lad! Charlie joined Howick & Brooker in the summer of 2015 having previously worked for a local corporate estate agent and has never looked back. Born and bred and still living in Harlow Charlie was educated at Burnt Mill Secondary School.

A keen golfer Charlie has played at Canons Brook Golf Club for 12 years and currently boasts an impressive handicap of just 7.

An enthusiastic/bubbly character Charlie always strives to deliver a high level of service with a fantastic local knowledge.

For his sins at the weekend Charlie is not one to turn down a drink and enjoys socialising with family and friends whilst following his football club of choice Arsenal.

01279 401907  
07917 735263  
charlie.zazzara@hbproperty.co.uk

Alexandra Harvey

Alexandra Harvey
Sales Negotiator

For almost four years now Alexandra has been an integral member of the Howick & Brooker sales team and yet prior to this, started in estate agency working for a corporate estate agent in the High Barnet area.

In this time, she accumulated 8 years of experience in Estate Agency making her extremely experienced in the house buying and selling process.

In her spare time Alex regularly enjoys going to the gym and more importantly spending time with friends and family. Recently she has joined the property ladder herself, purchasing her first home in the Ware, Herts area.

01279 401906  
07946 490733  
alexandra.harvey@hbproperty.co.uk

Giles Brooker

Giles Brooker
Lettings Director

Giles is now in his 8th year in lettings having been there right from the start. In that time he has managed to successfully build the client portfolio up to what it is today. Having finally mastered the art of negotiations outside the office he continues to strive forward with the ever changing laws within lettings.

Prior to Giles involvement within the family business he was often seen flying around Europe having resided in Luxembourg for over 12 years. Working in banking, finance, and recruitment creating new business setup offices based in Luxembourg and travelled regularly to all surrounding countries. Now back in UK Giles continues to network and be seen enjoying life. He enjoys swimming and socialising with friends and family.

01279 401904  
07947 136935  
giles.brooker@hbproperty.co.uk

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