About Us


Paul Jeffreys is an independent, family owned estate agents established in 1992 in the heart of Hythe village centre. In 2021 after 29 and a half years, Jeff Shorter retired from the company and Paul Dettmer was left as Sole Director. Paul has a wealth of experience in dealing with property, and has worked through 2 recessions. Paul is assisted by Matt who has been with the company since 2012 and has the role of Senior Negotiator. 2022 was the year we celebrated our 30th Birthday and continue to still offer the same professional, friendly service we always have.

Our experienced and friendly team of eight are always available seven days a week to discuss your property needs. Our two weekday secretaries Helen & Tina have been with us for 25 & 26 years, and our sales negotiator Yvette has been with us for over 10 years. Our weekend Secretary Barbara joined the team in 2020.

Our thriving lettings department manages over £26million worth of property on behalf of our clients. Again, experience counts, having entered the lettings market in 1998. We manage roughly 100 properties in the Waterside, Totton & New Forest area. Paul heads up our lettings department, and is supported by his wife Nicki and returning employee Lucie. We are members of Propertymark NAEA & Propertymark ARLA, and regularly attend seminars to keep up to date with legislation for Lettings, this will also give you peace of mind that you are dealing with professionals.

Whenever a sale completes, we send out a customer satisfaction survey to our Vendor & Purchasers and 91% were either ‘Completely’ or ‘Very Satisfied’ with our service.

So if you are looking to Sell or Let your property, why not give Paul Jeffreys a call and we will try to make the experience as stress free as possible!