Gary Butler

Jennifer Butler
Sales Manager/Senior Valuer

Live-in local estate agents in Leytonstone and E11

With 50 years of collective experience in property sales and lettings, Gary and Jennifer have been working as your local estate agents in Leytonstone since the late nineties.

As a husband and wife team who’ve lived locally all our lives – and in Leytonstone itself for over 20 years - we’re able to combine our passion for property and our deep affection for the area to help people find their next happy home. And with a fantastic mix of distinctive Edwardian and Victorian properties, charming cottages full of character, snug terraced houses and smart, modern flats, this beautiful London suburb really does have something for everyone – you just need the right support to help you find it!

Whether you’re looking for a quiet and cosy home to really settle in, or a vibrant pad in the heart of the ‘hubub’, we know every part of this East London hidden gem and will always offer you 100% honest advice.

Family run and community-centric

There are lots of local estate agents in the Leytonstone area, so it’s hard to know how to best persuade you that we’re worth you placing your property sale, letting or search in our safe hands.

With both of us hailing from several generations of east-enders, we went to school and spent our formative and adult years in London E11 – Jen was even born in Whipps Cross hospital. Our deep roots in the area and our supporting team (who are family and friends, not just colleagues and staff) give us the unique ability to provide a level of customer service and local knowledge quite unlike any other.

We feel genuinely privileged to live, work and play in Leytonstone, and our work has allowed us to explore many of the beautiful period houses with their stunning architecture and features, alongside more contemporary properties and developments that have sprung up over the years.

Having rented and bought our own first properties here, we’ve grown along with the area, playing an active role in the community for two decades and getting to know the best places to eat, drink, shop, walk, learn, socialise, exercise and relax. We currently live near Hollow Ponds, part of Epping Forest, and highly recommend a stroll around the lake or an hour boating in the warmer weather!

The real difference at Trading Places is that once our working day is done, we don’t head home to another community – because our home is where our heart is: in Leytonstone.

Experienced, accredited and award winning

While we focus very much on a friendly and people-first approach, we take our responsibilities as estate and letting agents very seriously.

During our time here, we’ve helped thousands of satisfied clients move home, waving off those who leave for pastures new, while welcoming others into our wonderful community – we’ve even sold many homes several times over, seeing them change through the years.

While we focus very much on a friendly and people-first approach, we take our responsibilities as estate and letting agents very seriously.


We’re also accredited and registered:

  • The Guild’s member for E11
  • The Property Ombudsman
  • Propertymark ARLA
  • Propertymark NAEA
  • Safeagent

And have won several awards too:

  • The Best Estate Agents Guide
  • AllAgents
  • The British Property Awards
  • Three Best Rated Agent
  • Tracker (no longer operating)

We think all good relationships start with a friendly chat, so why not get in touch and let us know what you’re looking for – we’re completely confident we can help.