About Nesbits

Independent Estate Agents & Auctioneers in Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

We are one of the longest established and most highly respected independent practices in the area, the firm often being first on any list of recommendation from our fellow professionals, notably local solicitors. Operating from our prominent Town Centre Offices since 1965, we have a deep knowledge of Portsmouth & Southsea together with the immediate surrounds. Our Residential Sales Team is headed by Robin Evans who joined the firm in 1973 and who has service and experience unmatched among his peers.

In an industry rightly scrutinised for its standards of practice, Nesbits have always been, and will continue to be, THE FIRM TO TRUST.

Specialist services and consultancy

  • residential sales and property auctions
  • probate valuations
  • lease extensions

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. 

Selling individual homes, operating salerooms, providing personal advice and consultancy - our business is founded on professional integrity and every attention to clients’ requirements.

The Residential Sales Team

The Residential Sales Team from left to right: Alison Weeden, Jackie Evans, Robin Evans, Hannah Prichard.


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.


Key Contacts

Southsea Office

7 Clarendon Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Hampshire PO5 2ED

Tel: 023 9286 4321

Robin Evans - Head of Residential Sales

Hannah Prichard - Sales Negotiator

Jackie Evans - Sales Negotiator

Alison Weeden - Secretary

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