About Us


CLIFFTONS Independent Estate & Letting Agents

Clifftons Property Experts



A business values, ethics and history stem from the owner and filter down through a team, into day to day business dealings and relationships.


The founder and owner, conducted his first viewing, aged 6 years old, travelling to a house viewing with his dad, also an estate agent, who first set up their estate agency business in 1972 on Portland, with his mum, also an estate agent.


If you can imagine 'Open all Hours' they lived above and behind the actual office, common for sole traders at the time and James lived and breathed estate agency. His sister, Louise went to London to be an estate agent but James had different ideas and actually wanted to enter the police force but was too young at eighteen, so followed the family tradition entering estate agency in 1996, starting his career in Bournemouth.


James naturally excelled and became passionate with property and estate agency across Bournemouth and later Central London with a philosophy of being the very best you could possible be and hard work. In 2005, James sold everything he had, rented a room, bought a car under £300 and took an unsecured personal loan of £25,000 starting CLIFFTONS in 2005.


The business grew and James employed staff, opening a second office in 2007, bought the premises he was operating from, and in the same year, became Chairman for the Bournemouth & District Association of Estate Agents coming a leading authority locally in property. Gaining professional qualifications, National awards, property speeches Nationally and mentoring. Having sold and let thousands of properties and property managing hundreds of properties locally, this knowledge, experience and skill is invaluable to his clients. 



To conduct all business in a professional, ethical manner, to give freely our expertise & knowledge, ensuring all customers receive our fresh, enthusiastic and professional approach. To be the very best we can be, to give the very best you can be, building relationships forever.







A successful Independent Estate & Letting Agents covering Bournemouth, Poole & Surrounding areas.

(Including  Canford Cliffs, Southbourne, Boscombe, Winton, Westbourne, Bear Cross, Ferndown, Hengistbury Head, Parkstone, Charminster, East Cliff, West Cliff, Talbot Woods, Alum Chine, Ensbury Park, Talbot Village, Throop, Muscliff, Iford, Penn Hill and Sandbanks.)  

 Although, we have successfully sold properties in Liverpool, Leicester and London.


“CLIFFTONS – an established track record of sales & lettings across Bournemouth & Poole and members of the UK’s largest and most successful network of independent Estate Agents with 1,100 branches, including 87 branches in London.”


Letting Agents CLIFFTONS II