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    After 25 years of success with our Aberystwyth office, we've expanded to Cardiff. We want to give you the very best when it comes to managing, letting and selling residential and commercial property, and we're not afraid to work hard to do so. Your needs are paramount, which means that our business is tailored to suit a broad range of needs.
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Selling - The Step By Step Guide!
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    1. Accurate Valuation

    It is important to obtain an accurate valuation on your home, based on current market conditions. Don't be tempted to go with the agent that suggests the highest price, an overly ambitious price would likely inhibit the speed in which you sell. Listen to an experienced estate agent who will interpret the market to get you the best possible price in a timescale that suits you.

    If you are buying on, then seek financial advice as soon as possible to see exactly what you can afford to buy and also it will help you realise what price you can accept for your property in order for you to move successfully.

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    Choose Your Agent

    Look for a local agent that has good local knowledge and experience. Don't be tempted to go for the cheapest fee, a low agent fee may really mean you get a below average service at best. Your agent will undertake the marketing of your property, arrange and accompany all viewings, negotiate offers and liaise with solicitors through to completion.

    Be honest with your agent, after all we are working together for a common goal, to sell your property for the best possible price in a timescale that suits you.
    If you are in a rush to sell or can't move for a period of time, tell us. If there are known problems with the property, again please tell us. It is usual for buyers to ask questions about the neighbours, your reasons for moving, what the local area is like and what you will be leaving behind, any fixtures and fittings. These questions we will discuss with you before marketing so we will be fully equipped to deal with all negotiations between buyer and seller.

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    Energy Performance Certificate
    It is a legal requirement that all properties for sale have an EPC. We can arrange this for you or guide you on the right path. EPC's are valid for 10 years so if you or the previous owner had one commissioned you should check if it is still valid. If you have made improvements to the property it may be worth instructing a new EPC.
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    Preparing your property for sale and viewings. 

    Look at your property through the eyes of a prospective buyer. You need to make your property attractive enough for buyers to visualise themselves living in your house. First impressions really do count. Be honest with yourself, what needs addressing? All those little DIY jobs that have just been put off now really need to be addressed. It may be that all you need to do is a quick freshen up, a lick of paint, some decluttering and some depersonalising. You need to make your home look as spacious as possible.

    Make sure your house is spick and span from top to bottom. A less than sparkling home leaves the impression that it is not cared for and other more sinister problems could lurk. If you have pets, you may want to consider having your carpets cleaned. Make sure their bedding is clean and fresh too. Air fresheners or scented candles are a good idea.
    Kerb appeal really is important too. Again make sure the front and back doors are clean and painted well. Tidy up the garden so it is appealing enough to sit and entertain or eat out in.

    We will fully advise you on the best way to present your home when we visit you for your market valuation.

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    Marketing

    We'll show off your property in the window displays in our office, they'll be online on our website and on the biggest property portals Rightmove and Zoopla. We'll also stick a 'For Sale' sign up outside your property - this is very important as so many buyers are still found through word of mouth by friends, family and neighbours spreading the word.

    When we market your property floor plans come as standard and we have professional photography training to make sure your property looks incredible when we come to market it!

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    Viewings
    We accompany all viewings at a time that is mutually convenient for you and the viewer, but do try to work around the buyer where you can. Accompanying viewings will give you peace of mind and enable us to use our expertise in selling your property. All our viewers are fully qualified before they are allowed to set foot in your home. Feedback will be given after every viewing so you will know straight away if they are interested or not or if there seems to be a theme that's preventing an offer. Do take feedback on board as if there is something that seems to be a common issue you will need to address it. We do recommend that you are not in during the viewing to enable viewers to speak more freely and feel able to ask questions they may feel awkward about asking if you are present. In addition, if you have a dog it is a good idea to also remove them from the property for the duration of the viewing. Not everyone is a dog lover! Similarly, if you have pets such as rats or our more tropical friends (e.g. snakes, spiders) consider covering their cages.
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    Offers and Negotiation

    As soon as an offer is received we will contact you to discuss. We will check the buyer's ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.

    We will handle all negotiations between yourself and the buyer. It is important that you consider what amount you would be prepared to accept especially if you are buying on. Also consider the buyer's position and ability to buy. Do they need a mortgage? Do they have a mortgage already agreed in principle? Are they cash buyers? Are they in a chain and what size chain? Are they working to timescales that fit with yours? Will they give you time to find a property if you are buying on?

    Remember we are acting on your behalf not the buyers. We will not pressure you into accepting an offer. We will base our advice on the current market conditions, how long you have been on the market, how many viewings you've had, if you've had previous offers or interest and comparable sales.

    After you have accepted an offer a survey instructed by the buyer may reveal issues on the property that could affect what they will be willing to pay. We will again advise and help you with this. It is not a requirement but it's advisable to arrange an independent survey yourself prior to marketing to enable you to be one step ahead and resolve any potential issues/ repairs.

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    Offer Agreed
    Once there is an offer in place you find acceptable, you will need to formally instruct a solicitor/conveyancer if you have not already done so. We will issue a detailed memorandum of sale to all solicitors which will include any special conditions and the agreed price.
    You now know how much you will make on the sale of your property so if you are buying on, now is the time to take your mortgage application further. If you are yet to find your dream home, remember you are now a ready, willing and able buyer that is very attractive to sellers so book those viewings!
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    Exchange
    On the day of exchange your buyer will pay the solicitor a non-refundable deposit. At this point you are both legally obliged to continue to completion. A date will be set for legal completion usually around 2 weeks later. If you are buying on then you will also pay your deposit for your onward purchase.
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    Completion
    The day has arrived! On instruction from the solicitors we will release keys to the buyer and you can begin moving in!
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Step by Step Buying Guide
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    Arrange a Mortgage
    Before you start your search for the perfect property we would strongly advise that you get your finances arranged. It is best to speak to an independent mortgage advisor who has access to all of market products. They will be able to help you determine how much you can afford and get you deals suited to you. Don't forget to keep money aside for the stamp duty land tax as well. 
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    Contact Us!
    Come and visit us in person to discuss your specific needs or register online if you are short of time and keep one step ahead. We will inform you as soon as a property that may be suitable becomes available via email or SMS.
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    Arrange Your Viewings
    We accompany all viewings and at a time to suit you. To be in with the best chance of securing a property we recommend early viewing.
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    4. Instruct a Solicitor
    It is advisable to instruct a solicitor before you find your ideal property so that you are ready to go! Choose a local solicitor or legal specialist that specialises in conveyancing. This conveyancer will ensure that all the relevant paperwork is in order. If you would like any help in choosing your conveyancer/property solicitor, please contact us. We only recommend solicitors we trust to do an excellent job and who work with us to keep your move as stress free as possible.
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    Make an Offer
    You've found a property you definitely want to buy. Don't waste time in making an offer. If you love the property the chances are someone else will too. If your first offer is declined don't be concerned as buying property is all about negotiation. We will negotiate on your behalf and keep you informed every step of the way. You will though need to demonstrate your ability to proceed.
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    Offer Agreed
    Once your offer is accepted we will issue all parties with a memorandum of sale which will include the agreed selling price as well as solicitor details. At this stage most buyers will employ a chartered surveyor to carry out a more in depth survey. The most popular types of survey are a homebuyers report or a building survey
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    Conveyancing
    Your solicitor will raise any enquiries on receipt of the draft contract from the seller's solicitors. They will request local searches and agree on a date for exchange of contracts.
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    Mortgage Offer
    The mortgage company will arrange a mortgage valuation to be carried out. When this is done and deemed acceptable they will issue a mortgage offer.
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    Exchange
    Exchange will take place when all parties are happy and any issues raised resolved. A deposit will be paid to the seller's solicitors (usually 10% of the purchase price). A completion date is set. This is now a legally binding contract between the seller and you.
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    Completion
    When all the monies have been received then legal completion takes place and you can get your keys! Congratulations!
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What we offer...
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    An Overview..
    • Established 1991
    • Residential Sales
    • Residential Lettings
    • Open 7 days a week
    • 8.30 - 6pm office hours
    • Open Bank Holidays
    • Video Communication System and Virtual Reality Viewings
    • Accompanied Viewings
    • No Sale, No Fee
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    No ties...
    Alexanders have been successfully selling houses  for over 25 years and we're always ready to use  our knowledge in order to market your home in  the most effective manner. Alexanders have a general No Sale - No Fee agreement with all of  our vendors and we won't tie you in to a  contract. Work with us for as long as you want  to, not as long as you have to. We will ensure  your property is placed on the market within 24  hours of instruction.
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    Virtual Reality Viewings
    An immersive experience, offering buyers a 360  degree virtual reality view of your home. As the  first agent in Wales to use this technology we are  thrilled to offer video viewings from a variety of  devices including mobile, tablet, PC and in office  headsets. Unlike the static image, this allows  your potential purchaser to accurately view your  home prior to the appointment, eliminating any  'time wasters' or allowing a viewing to go ahead  at a time which may not have otherwise been  convenient.
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    No time to spare!
    This one's simple. We're open 7 days a week (including bank holidays), 363 days of the year and our office hours exceed all other agents in Roath. Why? Because we're committed to selling your property and offering the best service possible. Nothing complicated about that!
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    Video Communication
    We tailor our communication methods to suit each individual whether it be by text, post, email, by phone or face to face. However, a firm favourite among clients is our video communication service. Reaching your inbox within seconds, our personable videos ensure you receive immediate feedback and allows us to be as transparent as possible.
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    Proactive Approach to Selling
    On receiving your instructions to sell we'll immediately contact all potential applicants compiled from Rightmove, Zoopla, our website, and walk in registrations. As well as a phone call and text alert, they'll receive a brochure of your property by their preferred choice of post or email. They will then automatically go onto our 'follow up' list where if we haven't already heard back, we will call them later that week to book an appointment or collect feedback.
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    After Sales Service
    After a sale has been agreed our work doesn't stop there. We will work with your solicitor to ensure your sale is going through as smoothly as possible. From chasing a mortgage valuation to keeping up to date with the rest of the chain our goal is to aid the progress of your sale at every opportunity. In addition to this, we also provide all clients with a free 'key hold' service after completion. Locked out? Lost your key? No problem, we're happy to help 24/7.
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    Our Office
    Located at 61 Wellfield Road in the heart of Roath our modern office is hard to miss. Transformed in 2017, our office includes bespoke window displays which transform in the evenings to a projected TV screen to display your property. It has to be seen to be believed! As the closest agent to Roath Park, footfall is high ensuring maximum exposure for your property. The team in Cardiff has a great depth of local knowledge and expertise and will only be too happy to handle your sale.
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    Our customers have spoken!
    Alexanders are proud to have won a total 5 industry awards in the past three years where we were assessed alongside the overall performance of hundreds of estate agency branches within our industry.
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    Other Offices and Credentials 
    We are proud to be members of the Charter for  Independent Estate and Lettings Agents (CIELA)  that ensures our clients have confidence that  they will be dealt with in a professional manner.  Alongside CIELA we are also members of the  Property Ombudsman, giving you peace of mind  that we adhere to the highest of standards. 

    We have busy and thriving sales and lettings  offices in the seaside town of Aberystwyth,  where the first Alexanders office was opened  over 25 years ago.
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Who's Who
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    Harriet Taylor - Branch Manager
    Harriet has worked in the Residential Sales industry since 2011. Graduating from Aberystwyth university with a 1st Class Degree in Drama and Theatre Studies, Harriet started as a part time negotiator at Alexanders Aberystwyth alongside working in theatre and worked her way up the ranks to their full time senior valuer and Negotiator. Originally from Cardiff, she moved back in late 2015 to pursue her career further. Working in areas such as Cathays, Llandaff, Caerphilly and the Vale of Glamorgan Harriet has vast area knowledge. Now a Roath resident Harriet is thrilled to manage an exciting new office situated in her favourite place in Cardiff! When she's not in the office you will probably find Harriet singing with Pitch Battle stars 'Sgarmes' or finding new places to eat out!
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    Penny Garland - P/T Sales and Lettings Negotiator
    Penelope or 'Penny' has worked in the Residential Sales Industry, with breaks, since the year 2000. One of her exciting assignments was to help sell a $14 million dollar mansion in San Diego, California, where she was filmed walking down the central staircase! Originally from Cardiff with a Great Grandfather who founded a Commercial Properties company in the last century, and with an Uncle who had his own Residential Sales company in Cardiff, Penny has selling properties in her blood. Penny is delighted to return to the Residential Sales Industry and describes herself as "changing people's lives" and 'Selling homes, not houses"!
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    Tanya Jakomis - Sales and Lettings Administrator
    Tanya comes from a fitness and hospitality background and has made the jump to the property industry as a new career challenge. Having lived in Cardiff all of her life, she has an in depth knowledge of the immediate and surrounding areas, which will prove invaluable in her role at Alexanders. When not in the office, you will find Tanya out running with her husky or enjoying a coffee and a slice of cake!
    tanya@alexanders.wales
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    Katarina Gustafsson - Accounts Manager
    Based in our Aberystwyth office, Katarina manages the accounts at AEA Cardiff!  Having previously worked in tourism, hospitality and HR, her varied skills make her an asset here at Alexanders. Originally from Sweden, Katarina now lives in Machynlleth and when she's not working Katarina enjoys spending time with her family.
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    Our customers have spoken...

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      Happily recommend this agent
      Have happily recommended this agent to two of my neighbours and both have sold their houses through this agency in a short period of time.
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      I would not hesitate to recommend them.
      They are prompt to deal with any problems and have offered free and impartial advice on many an occasion. I would not hesitate to recommend them to a friend.
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      A pleasure to work with.
      Having had Alexanders as our agent on our rental property for about 18 years, and also as our agent when buying a property 6 years ago, I can confidently say that they are professional and thorough. Also they are very friendly and approachable - a pleasure to work with.
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      Sold our property within two weeks.
      We sold our property with Alexanders within two weeks of putting it on the market and we were very happy with the information given to us by the agent who was very positive that he could sell it quite quickly. He was very understanding of our situation.

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      Their staff have a natural friendliness
      As a buyer I found Alexanders to be particularly helpful in my house purchase. Consequently I took them on as letting agents. In this role they were also helpful and efficient. Their staff have a natural friendliness which makes the business of discussing difficult and uninteresting issues more pleasant.
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      Very helpful and friendly staff.
      Very helpful and friendly staff. Found me a place in no time at all with no hassle. Thank you very much Alexanders.
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      You made us both feel at ease.
      I would like to thank you for your professionalism and when we do look to sell we will defiantly come back to you, I liked the way you and your company work and you made us both feel at ease.
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