The property market in Cambridge has been extraordinary for a long time. Our previous house in Cherry Hinton rose to three times its original cost in ten years. With such a buoyant market, there are a lot of local Estate Agents, both chains and independents – here's my list of them, and their web sites.
Our family moved house, within Cambridge, back in 2011, and there's a full account of our house move here with my own thoughts about the estate agent, solicitor and removal company we used.
Updated February 2019: Most of these websites are pleasant to use nowadays. I've tried to help you avoid effort by (wherever possible) linking directly to each site's Cambridge property listings. With the local independent agencies, that's easy, because Cambridge is all they deal with. However, some of the national agencies do make it hard for you to choose an area, so I hope my shortcuts might save you some time.
The list below is presented in alphabetical order, but dip in, as the best sites aren't necessarily at the top! I try to keep this as up-to-date as I can, but if any estate agent thinks they're unfairly represented, just let me know.
Abbotts Countrywide - has a Cambridge page, so I can take you straight to the Cambridge stuff.
Bidwells has a site driven by a search box, but the link here should get you past that awkwardness and give you the Cambridge properties.
Bush and Co has a straightforward site which is search-driven but this link should get you through that.
Carter Jonas lets me take you to its Cambridge page, which is great. They have a nice map facility too.
Cheffins has a feed of the latest Cambridge search listings on its Cambridge office page, so off you go.
Cooke, Curtis & Co is a Cambridge-area-only estate agency, but you can't narrow things down to the city, so you'll just have to look at its complete set of listings.
Fine & Country only allows me to get you to a very broad Cambridgeshire listings page, from where you're on your own, unfortunately.
Haart is search-driven but this link should get you through to the Cambridge stuff.
Hockeys has switched to being search-driven, and its definition of 'Cambridge' is fairly broad, but this is the best I can do.
Morris Armitage covers the county and beyond, but this link should take you to the Cambridge area listings.
Pocock & Shaw has a broad definition of Cambridge, so although I can take you to the search results, you'll be seeing a lot from outside the city, unfortunately. Still, we like Kevin from the Cambridge branch.
Radcliffe & Rust get you right into the genuine Cambridge listings, so well done them.
Redmayne Arnold and Harris has a dedicated page for 'Cambridge' properties, which is great.
Redmayne Miller only gives you its full listings and goes a little outside Cambridge, but it's manageable.
Saint Andrews Bureau rather irritatingly won't let us go straight to the Cambridge listings, so you'll have to type in 'Cambridge' yourself. Grrr.
Savills allows me to get you to the Cambridge listings directly. A slightly broad definition of 'Cambridge' though.
Strutt & Parker allows me to get you to the Cambridge listings directly. Once again, slightly broad definition of 'Cambridge'.
TuckerGardner is, unusually, primarily map-driven, and you'll have to type in Cambridge yourself, but otherwise, it's straightforward to use.