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    Alan Cummings & Co is one of Plymouths leading independent estate agents. Professionalism, extensive local knowledge and high quality service is all part of the expanding business which Alan Cummings has built up since 1994.
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    About us

    Based in the West Country we are passionate about our home city of Plymouth and the superb surrounding areas with Dartmoor and the National Park to the north, the renowned South Hams area of Devon to the east and over the River Tamar, the rolling countryside of South East Cornwall.  Whether selling, buying or requiring a survey or valuation, we feel our knowledge of the market and understanding our customers is key to our business.

    Our offices in Plymouth are strategically located in the prime residential areas of Mannamead which is in central Plymouth and Elburton on the eastern fringe, so positioned to provide excellent coverage for the city and surrounding areas.  Both offices enjoy prominent positions and are highly visible with our distinctive marketing and branding creating eye catching window displays.

    'Professionalism, High Quality Service, Reputable and Wholly Independent Estate  Agents' area the watchwords at Alan Cummings & Co.

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    Selling your Home

    The successful sale of your property begins with receiving expert marketing advice coupled with realistic guidance on the true value of your property supported by extensive local knowledge and a proven history of sales in the area.  Excellent presentation of your property is essential and our unique marketing incorporates leading edge technology and this combined with the recognition that 'People sell houses', ensures that we will achieve the best possible price for your home.

    Our distinctive marketing includes eye catching 'For Sale' boards, quality colour sale particulars with wide angle photographs and a floor plan instantly available to view on screen from each of our internet based computer linked offices.

    This combined with extensive local advertising in the Plymouth Property Paper, regional and where appropriate National advertising.

    With strategically located offices occupying prime high street locations in Mannamead and Elburton, we handle sales for properties in all parts of the city and beyond into the surrounding rural areas and villages reaching out into the South Hams, northwards to Dartmoor and into South East Cornwall, even Harrogate in Yorkshire and Penzance in Cornwall!

    Our properties are displayed and promoted with high profile advertising which is backed up by extensive website coverage through a variety of portals which include Rightmove, Zoopla and our own website.  Our customers therefore have an increased chance of agreeing a sale at a realistic price by gaining the widest possible market exposure.

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    Buying

    Alan Cummings & Co are proud to offer a fine selection of property located in Plymouth and the surrounding rural areas.  We typically sell a broad spectrum of properties ranging from homes for the first time buyer or investor, modern family homes and individual characterful properties of all periods.

    Full details, photographs and floor plans for all of our properties are available from each of our Branches and we will be delighted to arrange to show you over the properties you like at a convenient time.

    Our experienced team of Negotiators are always keen to get to know you and to fully understand your requirements with the aim of helping you find the right home for your purchase.  We shall then endeavour to guide you through your purchase at every step of the way.

    We are also able to help point you in the right direction to ensure your purchase is sound and make sure that you get the best Independent Financial Advice and we can recommend excellent local Independent Solicitors for your conveyancing requirements.

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    Meet our Team
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    Alan D Cummings BSc (FRICS)

    Alan is a well known most experienced professional Chartered Surveyor with some 40 years experience in property within the city of Plymouth and surrounding areas.  Alan originally joined Taylor Son and Creber and acquired his articles and qualified, which then became Taylor Lane and Creber eventually merging with Stratton and Holborrow to become Stratton Creber. 

    Alan set up this private business in May 1994 taking over the premises and business from Prisk and Shapter. 

    Alan runs the Professional Services practice and undertakes valuations for sale or purchase, mortgage, taxation, litigation and for matrimonial purposes, in addition to RICS Homebuyer survey reports and full Building Surveys.  The professional survey and valuation department undertakes inspections not only in Plymouth but across Devon and Cornwall too. 

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    Jeremy J Glover BSc (Hons) MNAEA

    Jeremy is a highly experienced Estate Agent with some 30 years based in local practices.

    Jeremy gained a wealth of experience through working with various  Independent Estate Agents and originally started with Stratton and Holborrow in the 1980's, who merged with Taylor Lane and Creber, to become Stratton Creber and quickly progressed from a Sales Negotiator to looking after two Branch Offices.  Other firms Jeremy worked with were Richard Everett and Charles King and all provided an excellent background in dealing with a wide variety of mainly residential properties ranging from the sale of an individual garage, a piece of land, but primarily a variety of housing both within the city and in the rural fringes.

    Jeremy joined Alan Cummings and Co in 1999 and headed up the Residential Sales Team which expanded with the acquisition of the Elburton office in 2004.

    Jeremy has a wealth of experience dealing with all sorts of testing situations that are encountered when selling your property and takes pride in working together with his team to provide a highly efficient service dealing with matters in a personal and friendly manner and with a passion for providing a service second to none.

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    Karen Campbell
    Karen is the longest standing member of the team who has been with Alan since                  , primarily employed as Alan's Personal Assistant and mainly looking after the Surveying side of the business but equally able to help and assist on the Estate Agency front.  Karen previously worked at Stratton Creber and before that at Taylor Lane and Creber as Secretary for Alan/the Surveying wing of the business.  Karen has worked with Alan for many years and understands implicitly the need to provide an accurate, fast and efficient turn around on valuations, surveys and other professional work.  Karen is always there to help provide you with a quotation for a survey or valuation, understand your needs and guide you to what appropriate inspection you would require.
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    Helen Carrick
    Helen has also been with Alan since the beginning of Alan Cummings & Co.  She has a wealth of knowledge covering both the Estate Agency side of the business and the Professional practice.  She is equally competent in dealing with difficult negotiations on a sale but also advising and supporting in respect of the survey valuation work.  A highly adaptable and enthusiastic personality.
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    Lynn Cummings
    A long standing member of the team and a highly experienced Estate Agent who has supported the business over the years. Lynn has an extremely caring manner and will put herself out to try and make a deal work successfully. She now largely concentrates on Sales Monitoring and puts a considerable amount of time and effort into trying to ensure an efficient transition from agreeing a sale to a successful completion.
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    Carrie Duignan
    Carrie joined the firm in 2006 initially in the role as Negotiator/Administrator. She has now progressed to Senior Negotiator and enjoys the challenge of helping prospective buyers to find the right home to purchase. She has a sound knowledge of working in the Plymouth area and is always keen to help make the situation work. Carrie's other roles include looking after our advertising and marketing and this includes keeping up to date with our widespread internet coverage on a variety of portals and our social media coverage.
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    Helen Eggleton

    Helen works in our Elburton office and joined in 2005. She is an excellent core member of the Elburton team providing experienced Negotiator skills together with day to day administration as required.

    Helen now lives in the Elburton/Plymstock area and has built up a wealth of local knowledge. She has a caring attitude and will always endeavour to help you move forward.

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    Ann Johnson

    A highly experienced Personal Assistant/Secretary who has worked in Estate Agency for some 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the local areas together with excellent experience in dealing with a wide range of property sales.

    Ann worked with Jeremy in the Elburton Office of Charles King during a period of high volume sales and joined Alan Cummings in May 2001 and quickly became the mainstay and backbone of the Estate Agency department. Always dedicated to provide a high quality service and quick turnaround. Ann multi tasks and is always able to step in and help negotiate a sale or keep a matter on track. Always helpful, dedicated and resourceful.

    A key member of our sales team.

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    Gemma Wilson
    A highly experienced estate agent who has worked in the Plymouth area for seventeen years and joined Alan Cummings and Co in 2002.  An excellent Senior Negotiator who clearly knows the business inside out and is able to adapt to meet the ever changing market conditions.  Gemma is highly perceptive and will identify your key requirements in order to help you find your ideal home.
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    Caroline Wright
    Caroline joined the firm in January 2014.  She has a wealth of knowledge in dealing with property sales and lettings in Plymouth over many years and her career included working initially at Stratton Creber as a part time Negotiator, Fulfords on a similar basis and latterly Bradleys for some twelve years as a Senior Sales Negotiator and also dealing with lettings.  Caroline is clearly highly skilled in dealing with difficult negotiations and has a clear aptitude for making things progress positively.
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    Angela Dinham
    Angela is an enthusiastic part time member of the team and undertakes a negotiating role particularly helping to provide weekend coverage. Angela joined the firm in 2013. Angela is a people person and will always try to help you find the right property.
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    12 Eggbuckland Road,
    Plymouth,
    PL3 5HE

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    Buying: 01752 966375  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Professionalism, Courtesy and Friendliness.
      'Many thanks to all of you for selling my house.  I have been more than pleased with your service and indeed your professionalism, courtesy and friendliness throughout.  I certainly found the right people for the right job !'
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      Great Service.
      'We would like to thank you for all your help with our first sale!  We have had nothing but great service from you.  Thank you again and will be definitely recommending you!"
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      To all the team.
      'To all the team at Alan Cummings and Co. - especially Lynn and Gemma!  Without you we don't think we would have moved yet!'
    • Seller Testimonial

      Patience, help and support.
      'Many thanks for your patience, help and support through the sale of our house, it has been greatly appreciated.'
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      Got us a great buyer in  a difficult market.
      'Many thanks for your services and help in the sale of our house in Alvington  Street.  You were a pleasure to deal with and got us a great buyer in a difficult market!  Best wishes for continued success.'
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      Personal, professional approach and patience.

      'Thank you very much for doing such a great job, selling our house!  We have really appreciated your personal, professional approach - and your patience!  If we ever move again - and we aren't planning to! - we would certainly use you again and we will recommend you to other people.  Many thanks.'
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      Just wanted to say thank you to all at Alan Cummings. Your support and advice during my move was much appreciated. Thanks again.
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      My thanks for what you have done to enable us to arrive successfully at this completion day.  I do appreciate it.  Please also convey my thanks to the rest of the staff at Alan Cummings.  Wishing you all well.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you Jeremy, Lynn and the team for all your help in the long winded sale of our property.  Your support was very much appreciated.  Thanks again. 
    • Seller Testimonial

      A big thank you for all the help you have given us during the sale of our property in Beaumaris Road.  Hope you enjoy the biscuits as our way of saying thanks!
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      Professionalism, sincerity, excellent service.

      Thank you for your excellent service and extremely speedy sale of the flat.  I know now even more than before why both mum and dad entrusted you with their property matters in the past.

      Please also pass on my thanks to  Jeremy whose professionalism and sincerity were particularly supportive during what was a particularly difficult time.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Wonderful helpful staff.
      ' To all the wonderful helpful staff at Alan Cummings & Co. Thank you so much for all your support and help in purchasing my new home, I am sure we will have a very happy life here. Thank you once again'
    • Buyer Testimonial

      We very much appreciated your efforts.
      'We just wanted to say thanks for all your help in trying to find us a home in the last twelve months. Although we have now made a purchase via another agent, we wanted to let you know we very much appreciated your efforts.'
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you so much for your patience and perseverance with us!  We are so pleased with our new home. 
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      Thank you so much for finding us our new home. 
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      Thank you for helping us get our home.  We really appreciate your help and advice and we are looking forward to many happy years at Lyndrick Road.  With warmest wishes.
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Attention to detail.

      'Very many thanks to the staff at Alan Cummings & Co for enabling me to find a new home.  I'm looking forward to life at Mannamead Court which seems ideally suited to my needs.  Your attention to detail and great help with resolving problems have been much appreciated.'
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Help and Support
      'Thank you for all of your help and support of our first time buy 'Rose Cottage'.  We can't wait to officially move in'
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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Alan Cummings & Co, Mannamead on 01752 664125.


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