About Us

Independent Estate Agents & Auctioneers in Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

We are one of the longest established and most respected independent property practices in the south. The firm have been active property professionals in the sale, acquisition, development and management of property in Portsmouth & Southsea, and the south coast for more than 80 years.
Our business leadership arises from a leading Victorian entrepreneur and is at the heart of our 21st century approach to Portsmouth traditions and its future.
As long-standing members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and members of the Ombudsman for Estates Agents Scheme, our policy is to maintain the highest professional standards and to adhere strictly to the requirements of the Estate Agents Act and consumer legislation.
Specialist services and consultancy
We specialise in:
  • residential sales and property auctions
  • sales of fine arts, furniture and antiques
  • professional services
The firm focuses on delivering service excellence - as evidenced by results from the independent Referenceline Survey which showed that Nesbits is - ‘overwhelmingly recommended by (its) Buyers and Sellers’. Scores out of 10 for Professionalism, Friendliness, Knowledge and Helpfulness were all 9.5 or above.
Nesbits uniquely have the only Auction Salerooms in South-East Hampshire - completing our professional and specialist expertise.
Selling individual homes, operating salerooms, providing personal advice and consultancy - our business is founded on professional integrity and every attention to clients’ requirements.
Nesbits - a name in property in Portsmouth for over 80 years, but with Portsmouth connections for over 100 years.
The firm was founded by the late Douglas Nesbit FRICS and has expanded by growth and acquisitions.
Our Principal, David Nesbit JP FRICS FCIArb IRRV, is a second generation surveyor and estate agent, and the firm’s property auctioneer. His 45 years’ experience throughout our Region includes:
  • Former member of the General Council and Management Board of The RICS
  • Arbitrator handling rent reviews and independent expert for property related disputes
  • Sale and management of residential leasehold flats
  • A longstanding Valuer member of the Residential Property Tibunal Service (Southern Panel) for Rent Assessment Committees and Leasehold Valuation Tribunals
  • Magistrate for South East Hampshire with 27 years’ service
  • Trustee of the Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth, and property consultant to private
    and corporate clients
  • Trustee Emeritus to the Rowans Hospice, Portsmouth
  • Past Chairman of the Portsmouth Property Association
  • Portsmouth Area Housing Spokesman for The RICS
David Nesbit is supported by a highly experienced and dedicated team providing personal service.
Nesbits - add value to your property
Customer Comments
"Just to say a big thank you for all of your hard work and help in the sale of St Helen''s Close"
Southsea Office
7 Clarendon Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2ED
Tel: 023 9286 4321
Fax: 023 9229 5522
David Nesbit FRICS FCIArb
Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator, Auctioneer