Moving people since 1840

This may be the first time you have come across us, but we have been helping people move home since 1840

Our story

It all started back in 1840, when local landowner John German set up the business in Ashby de la Zouch, sharing his extensive property knowledge with friends and neighbours.

Fast forward to today, we are now one of the most well-known and trusted estate agents in the Midlands, selling, letting and valuing homes and land across the region. We remain independently owned and put our heart and soul into everything we do. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding service and value to the people who matter most, you, our customers.


Est. 1840

Offering valuable advice
for almost 200 years


Passionate about delivering
outstanding service & value

Trusted Agent

Winners of 2018 & 2019 Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award, rated by real customers

Local Knowledge

10 branches across the Midlands working together as one dedicated team

Where to find us

estate agents


Compton House,
8 Shaw Croft Centre,
Dig Street, Ashbourne,

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estate agent Ashley-de-la-Zouch

Ashby de la Zouch

63a Market Street,
Ashby de la Zouch,
LE65 1AH

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Barton under Needwood

21 Main Street,
Barton under Needwood,
Burton on Trent,
DE13 8AA.

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estate agent Burton upon Trent

Burton upon Trent

129 New Street,
Burton upon Trent,
DE14 3QW

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estate agent Derby


Suite 3, The Mill,
Lodge Lane,

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estate agent East Leake

East Leake

75 Main Street,
East Leake,
LE12 6PS

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29 Bore Street,
WS13 6LZ

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estate agent Loughborough


8 Forest Road,
LE11 3NP

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estate agent Stafford


12 Salter Street,
ST16 2JU

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estate agent Uttoxeter


9a Market Place,
ST14 8HY

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Run by passionate people

Today, John German Estate Agents remains independently owned and is run by Directors who work and dedicate all their time to driving the business forward, through innovation and investment in their staff.

We focus on providing a 5-star customer experience throughout every part of our service, whether you are a buyer, seller, landlord or tenant.



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Real people. Real reviews

We collect honest feedback, straight from our customers to make sure that the reviews you read are authentic, giving you the confidence to be guided by real opinions, from real people, just like you.

5 out of 5

excellent in every way. kept me in the loop when prospective buyers had been here, and gave me advice. Sold my…

Mrs Richards, Burntwood
10 hours ago

5 out of 5

Went above and beyond what is expected of an estate agents, did the Sunday viewings if needed to give you…

Mr Cook
12 hours ago

5 out of 5

I was highly delighted with the help, advice and service I had from Emma at John German and would be…

22 hours ago

5 out of 5

Excellent service from start to finish. I was particularly impressed with the level of ongoing feedback throughout the process…

Mr Gardner
3 days ago

5 out of 5

they were only to pleased to help and kept in regular contact with us its a shame the male person…

Mr & Mrs Hollies
2 weeks ago

5 out of 5

Very friendly and professional service.

Mr James
2 weeks ago

5 out of 5

very hepfull

2 weeks ago

5 out of 5

Great service from John German Stafford in connection with our house sale. Very friendly and professional. Especially grateful to Claire…

Mrs Baker, Stafford
3 weeks ago

5 out of 5

Truly amazing service by Claire and the rest of the team at John German. They worked so hard to ensure…

3 weeks ago

5 out of 5

Excellent service, would definitely recommend to anybody selling their property.

3 weeks ago


Our aim is to provide an exceptional experience to all our customers. If you are driven and passionate about going above and beyond and interested in a career in estate agency we would love to hear from you.

Senior Lettings Negotiator

Lettings Team

We are seeking an experienced lettings negotiator to work in our recently acquired Derby office to assist in the growth of the business in the Derby area. You must have a minimum of three years working in the lettings industry and a thorough knowledge of all aspects of lettings and property management, including recent legislation changes. Ideally ARLA Propertymark qualified, although training will be provided to gain the accreditation if not already held. Full time hours Monday to Friday from 8:45am to 5:30pm plus alternate Saturdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Salary commensurate with experience.

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