Mathew Walters & Stuart Aikman founded Story of Home to offer a forward thinking take on estate agency. With over 35 years combined experience in the London market, we’ve developed a clear vision of how estate agency should be done. We don’t just deliver a service, but an experience our clients will remember.
Story of Home is for buyers and sellers looking for a seamless, highly professional service. A senior team with in-depth knowledge of the London market and skilled in complex negotiation, we provide responsive and intelligent advice throughout the process. Enthusiastic and tenacious in our approach, we not only deliver outstanding results but build long-standing relationships with our clients.
To ensure each home stands out in the crowded London market, we take the time to present each home stylishly, thoughtfully, and with personality. We work with only the very best photographers who specialise in interiors and design, bringing each home to life.
Anyone that is considering moving home has a clear vision of the lifestyle that they want to obtain, over and above the building itself. That’s why we bring each home to life through both the photography, and the property descriptions, by telling the Story of the Home through the eyes of its owner. As well as the basic property information you would expect to find, we identify the details you wouldn’t normally pick up on when glancing at photographs or a floor plan. This involves an in-depth consultation with the seller allowing us to uncover the intricate details that only they would know.
Entirely modern, and forward thinking in approach, we partner with some of the leading technology providers in the market to give our clients complete control and transparency in the buying or selling process. Every SoH. client will receive access to our online portal that provides instant updates and seamless communication.
Rather than simply advertising on a handful of property portals, we use intelligent social media marketing to reach a wider and more relevant audience of buyers. The technology leverages artificial intelligence to match properties to buyer behaviour, maximising exposure.
Our business is built on recommendations from people who have already bought or sold with us and we are humbled by their endorsement of Story of Home. Don’t just take our word for it. Read some of their kind words here.
Meet the Team
Having always had a keen interest in architecture I knew from a young age that I would work in the property industry. I studied Real Estate at Oxford Brooks University before starting my career in the commercial sector with a Global Real Estate Consultancy in 2005. Working in the City & Canary Wharf I represented some of London’s biggest landlords before deciding to pursue my passion for the residential market.
Since 2008 I have sold homes across London’s most exciting postcodes. Focussing on the West End where I was the Director of a successful office in Marylebone. Whilst there, I built a network of long-standing clients, many of whom I now count as close friends, and I have helped move home multiple times.
I always aim to expand my knowledge of the industry. I am an Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and uphold the high standards they require of its members.
I love dealing with the technical issues that can arise when buying & selling a home and take great joy when I am able to over-come a problem that may have resulted in a sale collapsing.
I started my career over 20 years ago, at an independent estate agent in Berkshire.
Since moving to London in the early 2000’s, I have worked across central and north London, directing multiple offices and teams. In my previous role, I held a board-level position at one of the UK’s largest estate agencies, overseeing all the offices in prime central London. During my time, I have worked with all types of clients including family offices, large property estates, developers and HNW individuals.
I am an Associate of the Royal Institute Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and follow their strict code of conduct, this ensures my clients get the very best advice and service.
Nothing gives me greater satisfaction, than handing over the keys to a new home and knowing that I have done everything possible to ensure a smooth transaction and move.