Q Estate Agents are an independent sales and lettings agency looking after homes across the whole of Brighton & Hove. Q Estate Agents was established in 2004 and has built an unrivalled reputation for putting the care of our clients first. Directors Jim Quintana and James Beale have more than 30 years of experience in the Brighton & Hove property market. It is their philosophy that the service their customers receive should come before everything else. Both James and Jim are always on hand, at any time, to meet with you or take a call and chat about your property needs.

Whether selling or letting your home Q Estate Agents provide stunning marketing including professional photography, 360 degree virtual reality tours, floor plans, and marketing across Rightmove AND Zoopla AND Prime Location AND Boomin. Unlike many independent estate agents in Brighton & Hove Q Estate Agents don’t ignore the ‘London Market’. By combining VR tours with advertising in brands such as The Evening Standard, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail we ensure your property gets maximum exposure helping you achieve the maximum price.

Q Estate Agents are working hard to become a green and sustainable business. You may have seen our electric vehicles around town in our effort to provide guilt-free viewings. We are working hard to become a paperless business by embracing digital marketing, and our office is powered by renewable energy providers.

At the heart of everything we do is a pledge to be a valuable addition to our community. We aim to change the face of our industry by delivering a high quality product at an affordable price. We also work with and donate to a number of organisations within the local community including Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, The Artists Open House Festival and The Hanover Community Association.

To meet with James or Jim to discuss your property plans or arrange a free market appraisal call 01273 622664 or email [email protected]

Meet the Team

Jim Quintana MNAEA

Jim is the beating heart of Q Estate Agents having started the company way back in 2004. Born and bred in Sussex, Jim initially worked for a large multi-office letting agent in Brighton for striking out on his own. Well known for his integrity and realistic approach to both sales and lettings, Jim is the perfect person to advise you through any property transaction. Jim is a qualified Member of the National Association of Estate Agents.

James Beale MNAEA

James moved to Brighton in 2003 and quickly established himself as one of the city’s most accomplished estate agents. Having built up a wealth of experience at a number of large and small agencies across Brighton & Hove the chance to bring his extensive knowledge to his own company was the obvious next step. There is little James doesn’t know about property and he always has time to talk buyers and sellers through the complexities of moving. James is a qualified Member of the National Association of Estate Agents.

Jemima Horsfall

Jemima heads up the lettings department having been promoted to Lettings Manager in 2019. Jemima joined Q in 2016 after moving to Brighton from London to follow her passion for property. Since joining Q Estate Agents Jemima has demonstrated the organisational skills to look after our busy lettings portfolio with many clients returning to her time and again. Jemima has completed her Technical Award in Residential Lettings.

Ben Lowe

Ben joined Q in early 2019 and quickly
become an integral member of the team, his
unwavering positivity has made him a huge
hit with the rest of the team and also with our
clients and the public. Ben is often out and
about on viewings where his professionalism
and knowledge really sets him apart. Ben has
recently achieved his Propertymark Level 3
Award in residential lettings.

Misty Hilliard

Misty joined Q in the summer of 2020. Misty has recently completed her apprenticeship in digital marketing and is now applying these skills in her negotiator role. If you really want your property to stand out on the internet, Misty is the one for you. Born and bred in Brighton Misty is ambitious to make it in the property industry and she is certainly tipped for the top.

Alistair Lennox

Alistair became a member of the Q team in 2021 and is our Property Manager. Alistair has more than five years experience of the property industry. Well organised, efficient and very approachable Alistair is the perfect person to look after our growing portfolio of managed properties. Alistair is currently studying for his Propertymark Qualification in Residential Lettings.

Work in the Community and Charity

Brighton and Hove is an amazing city with a strong community spirit built around independent businesses. It is our aim to be part of that community and support local enterprises wherever possible. We’re an organiser and open house venue for the Hanover Open House Art Trail during the Brighton festival, we sponsor local artists and acting groups as well as donating money to the Hanover Community Centre and The Rocking Horse Children’s Charity for every property we sell in the local area.  We also sponsor the Hanover Beer festival and help run the cider section of the festival.

Friends of Q

Nutshell Construction

Viva Brighton Magazine


ALGAS Heating and Plumbing

Sam Parsons Plumbing and Heating

AANA Property Maintenance

Jen X Productions

Philomena Harmsworth Art

Taylor Made Frames

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