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About Us
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    Balgores Property Services Romford Branch occupy prominent state of the art offices on the corner of South Street and Victoria Road, close to Romford Main Line railway station. Headed by Martin Gibbon FNAEA, who has been selling property in the local area since the mid 80's and Matthew Butler MNAEA, who started in the industry in 1997.
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    Our highly trained property consultants offer a wealth of experience which we combine with an enthusiastic and positive approach. As a family owned independent Estate Agent, we have offices throughout Essex and pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled service.

    As proof of our continued commitment to customer service and professionalism, Balgores subscribe to the Ombudsman for Estate Agents, redress scheme and are also members of the National Association of Estate Agents. We have also been elected as Recommended Agent for the, highly regarded Movewithus network, the largest independent group of Estate Agents in the Country, which provides our clients, Countrywide marketing.

    We pride ourselves on our personal service and offer regular marketing reviews in the comfort of your own home to help us get you moving.

    Find out for yourself why Balgores is leading the way in property sales and lettings by booking a free no obligation valuation today.

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    • As soon as you consider selling your home, you will require an accurate current market value. At Balgores, appraisals are carried out by a senior member of staff to assess the current value of your property and discuss a marketing plan that works for your individual needs and time scales.

      We will provide extensive research/comparables from leading property databases - including land registry - allowing us to provide an accurate price. In addition, we will give you a detailed breakdown of moving costs.

      Presentation of your home at Balgores is paramount. Firstly, we will produce high quality full colour sales particulars, including professional photography, together with a 360 degree virtual tour, if required and floor plans.

      Your property will be matched to suitable buyers who will be contacted immediately by telephone. Our pro-active sales consultants will be eager to encourage viewings of your property at your earliest convenience. In addition, your property details will be emailed, SMS texted and mailed.

      Your property will be displayed from our prominent, centrally located offices via our digital display system and window display.

      It will also feature on Balgoresproperty.com, a fully interactive website, as well as the Country's leading property website including primelocation.com, findaproperty.com, propertylive.co.uk, Zoopla and rightmove.co.uk.

      We consistently advertise in full colour in the regions' leading property publications, coupled with carefully selected, out of area publications nationally and into London, together with our monthly magazine.

      We endeavour to accompany all viewings, where possible, taking away the inconvenience to you as the client and to provide us with accurate and immediate feedback regarding your property.

      There is nothing more frustrating than silence. Following a viewing, our aim is to contact you within 24 hours with honest and constructive feedback from prospective buyers.

      We will advise you even if we are unsuccessful in making contact with the viewers within this time. We will also endeavour to give you positive advice, resulting from the feedback of potential purchasers, which could give you the vital information necessary to make the changes and produce dramatic, positive results. In addition, we will furnish you with regular marketing reports.

      When you choose Balgores to sell your property we will always keep you informed and even have a regular catch up with you in the comfort of your own home.

      When negotiating your sale, our aim is to achieve the best possible sale price for your property. Once our experienced sales consultants have received an offer, we will fully investigate your buyers ability to proceed by confirming their financial status and, where applicable, communicating throughout the chain.

      Once a sale has been agreed we will be pro-active in the progression of the transaction, keeping you informed on a regular basis.

      We would even be delighted to liaise with the estate agents to negotiate your onward purchase, where required, using our experience to secure your next home for the best price.

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    When buying a property, we will work with you to make the entire purchase process as easy as possible.

    Whether buying a home for you and your family to live in, or as an investment, our local experts will support you through the process and explain all the different options available to you.

    The easiest way to find your new property

    •Every single one of our properties online

    •The ability to search for your new home or investment by location, price, number of bedrooms, age, or even a combination of all these factors

    •You can also draw around your desired area on a map

    •Register for instant notification by e-mail or text message

    •Professional photographs as standard, complete with detailed descriptions and floor plans

    Invaluable, independent advice

    •Well trained motivated staff with expert local knowledge

    •An assigned negotiator who focuses on your property search

    •Searches are co-ordinated across our office network

    •Members of the Property Ombudsman and Licensed by the National Association of Estate Agents

    •We abide by a strict code of conduct, giving you all the peace of mind you need

    Our Legally Prepared Conveyancing Service for Buyers

    •Saves time when you want to buy

    •A panel of specially chosen solicitors already appointed to handle the property purchase

    •Guaranteed fees including the VAT - No hidden extras - No sale no fee

    •E-mail, text and online progress reports

    •Dedicated support from our client liaison team

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Additional Services
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    To assist with a swift and smooth exchange of contracts, we have our own "In House" Conveyancing Department. The service they provide for our clients reflects the exacting standards and values of Balgores, ensuring our professional, yet personal touch. Payment is on a "No Sale, No Fee" basis.
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    Mortgage Services

    Do you want a mortgage designed for you ? If so, let us help. Why? Because our mortgage experts specifically design the mortgage with your needs in mind.

    We are experts in buy to let, let to buy, fixed, capped, tracker, libor, variable, offset, repayment or interest only . At Balgores we pride ourselves on finding the right mortgage tailored for you. With access to the whole market you can be confident that we really will get the right mortgage.

    Thats only half the story! Once we have found the right mortgage for you, we will then assist you every step of the way by providing you with an in house mortgage progressor. This will ensure that you move into the property with the minimum amount of stress.

    As fully qualified Financial Advisors we can also help with all of your financial needs by offering Life Assurance, Mortgage Payment Protection and Secured Loans.

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    Deciding to rent your largest single investment is often a big decision and one which should only be entrusted to highly experienced and professional agents.

    Balgores Lettings has established a much cherished reputation for offering good, honest advice, as well as setting the bar for service levels to our clients. We always remember that the most important thing for our clients is that we find the right Tenant for them and their property and as part of this procedure we reference all Tenants through a national referencing agency, which in turn means we can offer a Rental Warranty, subject to terms and conditions, for added peace of mind.

    Letting your property is one skill, but managing it after its been let really is a specialist job and here we really excel. Our Lettings Director has over 25 years experience and will make sure that you always feel like you are our only client.

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    In House Auction Department


    Contact us today for an immediate confidential appraisal of your property and how to enter it into our next auction.

    •National network

    •Wide portfolio of properties

    •Central London auction location with good parking

    •Extensive database of buyers and investors

    •Highly effective marketing programme to attract buyers

    •Comprehensive legal and administration systems

    •Valuation service

    •Block viewings

    •FREE advice


    •It's fast - exchange contracts on the fall of the gavel, with completion in 20 working days

    •It's certain - no chains, no negotiation, no gazumping or gazundering

    •It's efficient - serious buyers with cash and finance: no time wasters

    •It's transparent - all interested parties have the opportunity to bid

    •It's the place to sell property - residential, commercial and land. Properties that failed to sell on the open market. Properties likely to attract competition from buyers. Probate or executor sales and properties in need of modernisation or repair

    •It's exciting! - come along and see for yourself. Competitive bidding in the room works to the seller's advantage


    •Local expertise with national coverage

    •The best of both worlds - our local buyers plus national database of auction buyers

    •National and local advertising and PR

    •Comprehensive full-colour catalogues/details - printed & online

    •E-marketing campaigns

    •Block viewings

    •Dynamic and informative website

    •Links to and from our members' websites

    •Links to and from prime property portals

    •Frequency of auctions

    •Downloadable legal packs online

    •Our network provides wider visibility for your property

    •Central London auction location

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    Martin Gibbon FNAEA - Group Managing Director
    Martin has been successfully involved in Estate Agency since the mid 80's, progressing with a large PLC to Regional Manager and eventually opening his first Balgores office in Hornchurch in 2002. Since then the Balgores Property Group has gone from strength to strength and now boasts 6 offices throughout Essex. Martin puts Balgores' success down to "complete focus on customer service from our enthusiastic, positive and hardworking team".
    A family man, Martin loves to spend time with his wife and young children, his other passions are West Ham United and fishing.
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    Matthew Butler MNAEA - Area Director
    Matthew started in the industry in 1997 within a large corporate company where he worked with Group MD Martin Gibbon. He joined Balgores in 2005 to open the Romford Branch, which has gone from strength to strength. Matthew is a family man with a wife and two children with whom he spends most of his spare time. He is also a keen sports fan.
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    Gavin Hockett MNAEA - Associate Director
    Gavin joined Balgores Hornchurch in 2004. The Company then opened the Romford Branch in 2005 where he is now the Branch Manager of a successful team. Gavin's knowledge of the local area is second to none. When Gavin is not working his keen interests are golf where he almost made it as a professional.
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    Daniel Charge - Assistant Manger
    Daniel joined us in January 2014, initially working from our Upminster Branch then gaining promotion to Romford, where he quickly settled in and became an integral part of the Team. Daniel enjoys playing football, having previously played at a professional level.
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    Jack Clarke -  Property Consultant
    Jack joined us in March 2015 having had a 5 year career as manager of Ben Sherman. He has always had a keen interest in property and always wanted to be involved in this sector In is spare time Jack enjoys playing football on a regular basis and spending time with family and friends as often as possible.
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    George Colley -  Property Consultant
    George joined the Company in 2015 and having been brought up in the local area, he has a great knowledge of Havering which has helped him to be very successful in the Romford Office. George enjoys skiing and spending time with his family and friends.
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    Max Harding - Property Consultant
    Max joined us in 2016 and is really enjoying his time at the Romford office and is becoming a key member of the successful team. Outside of work Max is very keen on his football and is a big fan of Arsenal Football Club.
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    Ryan Perry - Property Consultant
    Ryan Joined our Customer Care Centre initially, bringing with him a wealth of experience in sales and customer service. It wasn't long before he earned a promotion to the Romford Branch, where he has quickly become a firm favourite with his clients. He prides himself in understanding his client's needs and giving the best service possible. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys socialising with friends and watching or playing football
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    Ellie Skelton - Administrator
    Ellie joined us in December 2013 as an apprentice, working towards her NVQ in business administration, which she passed with flying colours. She now looks after the Romford Sales Team. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with her family and friends.
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    Louise Gibson -  Sales Progressor
    Louise joined the company in September 2015 having relocated from Derbyshire with her husband back to her home town of Billericay. Prior to living in Derbyshire she spent over 10 years in Spain working within the property industry. In her spare time she enjoys holidays abroad and days out socialising with her friends and family.
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    Raja Raval - Mortgage Consultant
    Raja joined Romford Balgores in 2014 after a successful decade working in financial services, accountancy and business development. Raja prides himself in delivering an efficient and comprehensive service to his clients, helping to manage their individual financial needs as if they were his own. Raja is a passionate Spurs fan and enjoys going to watch the games live, as well as playing a spot of football himself from time to time, when fitness allows.
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    Lucy Jenkins - Financial Services Administrator
    Lucy joined the Company in 2011, assisting Peter and his Financial Services Team in progressing cases to a speedy conclusion. Her hobbies incude going to the gym and socialising with friends.
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Recently Sold Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    5-6 Station Chambers,
    Victoria Road,
    RM1 2HU

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01708 923048  Local call rate
    Lettings: 01708 755508  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Service was over and above my expectations.

      I cannot thank you enough for the very professional  way in which you have dealt with the selling of my property.  The service you have provided has been over and above my expectations.  You have not failed in keeping me informed every step of the way and have taken away all the stresses that usually come with selling and buying a property.  I would highly recommend Balgores to family and friends knowing that they would be in good hands.

      Thank you again.

      Caroline Stratton

    • Seller Testimonial

      Hi Gavin

      Thank you very much for your effort over the past few months, it has been greatly appreciated.

      The world would be a better place if there were more dedicated and professional estate agents like your goodself.

      Kind regards.


    • Seller Testimonial

      Balgores does what is written on the tin!

      As you all know I do estate agency recruitment for a living and could have given instructions to sell my house to a number of my existing clients.  I have always liked the business model of Balgores Property Group and the way you market your properties, your impressive advertising and what is arguably one of the best websites I have seen.  You sold my property within a matter of days and I now have an agreed purchase through you as well.  I cannot stress enough how impressed I am with both Romford and Hornchurch offices.  The service, follow-up and attention to detail has been impreccable and quite outstanding.

      I would also like to add a special thanks to Matthew.  You have taken telephone calls from me on your days off, you have been exceptional.  Balgores Property Group has done exactly what is written on the tin.  First class customer service and exemplary management.

      Martin, you should be proud!

      Steve King
      Managing Director

    • Seller Testimonial

      I recently sold my house with the support and assistance of Balgores Property Services. Jack Clarke, the agent handling the process was exceptional. He was sincere, highly professional, diplomatic, competent and tenacious. He ensured that all the steps were as smooth and speedy as possible. With great skill he performed the delicate balancing act of keeping seller and buyer happy whilst navigating the hurdles to completion. His diligent, committed approach to complete customer service and in-depth knowledge of the local property market reduced the stress of selling to the minimum and ensured a successful sale - on time, on budget and to a high quality standard!

      I would also like to mention the impeccable manners of all the agents who communicated with me during the sale, they were all a pleasure to deal with and remained polite and helpful throughout the sale regardless of my level of frustration. They were all well informed about my property (right down to the loft ladder!) and worked as a well connected team to support Jack and achieve the sale. Olly in particular springs to mind, he sometimes had the difficult job of explaining to me why a prospective buyer didn't pitch up, which he did promptly and with empathy even in the face of my irritation.

      Having had previously unpleasant experiences with estate agents I was highly skeptical about using an agent again. I am not easy to please let alone impress but Jack and the staff at Balgores Estate Agents swept me off my feet. I don't usually write reviews but feel a need to shout about their service from the rooftops. To get this process (selling/buying property) in England so right is exceptional and Balgores Property Services have done that through thorough training, careful staff selection, well defined processes, excellent communication, control of as many links in the chain as possible and whatever other secret ingredient they have.

      It is not often you read a company's vision statement and then experience exactly what they are aiming to achieve but this is what really happened with Balgores Property Services. Here is their vision statement:

      Bringing together our unique and unparalleled dedication to complete customer service, our expertise in local property and lifestyle and our exceptional approach to marketing and communication, we honestly believe our agency is the most effective in the area, if you are looking to sell or let your home.

      Mission accomplished for me!

      I strongly recommend Balgores Property Services as an organisation and Jack Clarke as an individual, for selling or letting your property.


    • Seller Testimonial

      Helpful Attitude.

      Gavin has a nice, polite, kind and helpful attitude. He is very positive and reassuring. I would happily recommend him to any prospective customers. Louise was also very helpful and accommodating, as were the younger male members of staff.

      Doris Anderson

    • Seller Testimonial

      A joy to work with.

      Jack was a joy to work with on the sale of our maisonette. From our first meeting, he dealt with everything in a very professional, friendly and knowledgable manner. Communication was excellent throughout. When a few stumbling blocks popped up during the process, Jack went over and above to not only keep everything on track with the buyer but actually to organise contractors to rectify the problem. We experienced a high level of customer service from all staff and this continued when dealing with Louise who progressed the sale, keeping us informed at each stage. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Balgores based on our experiences.


    • Seller Testimonial

      Great Communication.

      Thank you to Danny who comes highly recommend by me. My house was sold very quickly and Danny got the high end price. Really helpful, nice guy who I would say went the extra mile. Always kept me up to date with great communication at all times.

      Helen Hall

    • Seller Testimonial

      Very professional service.

      Both George and Louise were in constant contact with us when the sale looked like it would fall through due to chain problems. George spend ages chasing clients and agents and eventually sale was completed and subsequent purchase also exchanged. Very professional service.


    • Seller Testimonial

      Always Helpful.

      Recommended to us by neighbours we quickly realised that we had made the right choice in choosing Balgores Romford. Manager Gavin Hockett produced a super sales sheet and we were rewarded with a quick sale. The office team were always helpful and responded willingly to our queries. A five star rating every time.

      Duncan Marshalls Park

    • Seller Testimonial

      5 Stars

      Louisa was very helpful during the entire process of our house sale from the day we accepted an offer. She responded very well to all my emails through out the process and kept me informed with all issues. I would recommend her to my contacts for sale and purchase. I would give her more than 5 stars if there was an option. All the best Louisa. Thank you


    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent service, sold our property within 24hrs And kept us informed of any changes. Our move to Norfolk has gone through smoothly....

      Andy De Pauli

    • Seller Testimonial

      Would highly recommend this office!

      Would highly recommend this office, all agents are very smart and professional. Jack went above and beyond his role to help me, always phoning back when he said he would and genuinely seemed to care. When you are going through the stressful process of buying/selling you need these guys on your side! Many thanks to all the office, highly recommended.

      Sue Collier 

    • Seller Testimonial

      I have no Hesitation in recommending.

      I received an excellent service from the team at Balgores Romford. They worked hard to achieve a fantastic sale price and drive the sale through to a successful conclusion in very good time. I have no hesitation in recommending them to all my family and friends. Well done !!!...

      S Rahman

    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent Service

      Excellent service by George from the beginning to the end and also excellent service from Louise when she took over. Can't thank them enough...

      Jamie Capon

    • Seller Testimonial

      I had a very positive experience with Balgores. Gavin's valuation was spot on. He and George lined up an impressive number of viewers, which meant I got the price I was looking for. My conveyancing was challenging, owing to legal obstacles laid down when I bought my property years before. Consequently, the first sale eventually fell through but Gavin and George redoubled their efforts to repeat the same feat in one week at a point in the year when there are fewer buyers.

      Brian B

    • Seller Testimonial

      Friendly and professional.

      A very friendly and professional service received from George and the team at Balgores, Romford. We had quite a complicated sales process that spanned over several months but George made sure I was informed at every stage and remained the voice of calm and reason during a stressful time! A great price achieved for my property and overall, I was very impressed. One thing that impressed me from the start was George recognising me the 2nd time I went into Balgores, given that I hadn't seen him for weeks (and then only briefly), but he knew me by name. Just an indication of the attention to detail. I would recommend to anyone.


    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent professional service from all, especially Jack, who's attention to detail really made the difference. The professional photography is a real benefit. Jack could not have been more helpful....

      Olly Clark.

    • Seller Testimonial

      I would recommend George and his company to anyone. I initially engaged another company to sell my property who failed miserably. George took over the sale and I can only congratulate him on his total professionalism. If you are looking to buy or sell I highly recommend Balgores and George. George is an asset to any company....


    • Seller Testimonial

      I bought a house through Gavin Hockett 9 years ago and I was very happy and pleased of his service and his team. I came back to Gavin Hockett to sell my house and received an excellent service again. Max and George were also very helpful and kind. I have tried different state agencies to see if they can help me in purchasing house but none of them was good as Balgores Romford. Most of the agencies said they will call back but never did . Gavin Hockett showed honesty and has good integrity...


    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent service provided.

      Excellent service provided, excellent communication and customer care. George and his colleagues were extremely helpful, courteous and supportive during the sales process....

      Anne-Marie Wilsom

    • Seller Testimonial

      George and max are superstars.

      George and Max were superstars. They were friendly, professional and super-helpful. I strongly recommend the Team at Balgores who went over and above to make our property sale go through quickly and smoothly....


    • Seller Testimonial

      Extremely Helpful

      We would highly recommend Max, he was extremely helpful and reliable. He also kept us up to date throughout the whole process. A big thank you for helping us buy our first home.

      Rachel & Jordan.

    • Seller Testimonial

      Very Helpful.

      We would recommend Max for sure!! He has been very helpful throughout the whole process. Thank you for helping us buy our first home!

      Zack & Suzanne

    • Seller Testimonial

      George was great!
      George was great, there when I needed him, responsive to my calls, proactive with updates and progress. Overall very pleased with how George handled everything. Andy.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Very Professional.

      Max was wonderful to deal with during my conveyance through Balgores estates. He has been very professional throughout the process as well as organised and punctual from the very beginning. His reliability has given me peace of mind, which is of utmost importance when it comes to buying your first home. Of the many estate agents I have had interaction with both within Balgores and externally, Max has by far provided the best quality of service. I wish him the best of luck with his career....


    • Buyer Testimonial

      Max H is by far the friendliest, down to earth and most professional person I have come across. He was brilliant throughout our searches for our first home as he knew what we was after. I'm glad to have had him through this process or I may not have got the home I always wanted, so thanks to you Max you have made me and my husband very happy people. I really do wish him all the best in his career as he truly deserves the best....


    • Buyer Testimonial

      Balgores has made a loyal customer out of us.

      Max from the very start showed me and my partner Danny an outstanding service in purchasing our first home together. He showed a great interest in us and accommodated all of our requests with no hesitation. Max is truly an asset to Balgores and has made a loyal customer out of us....


    • Buyer Testimonial

      As first time buyers, we were daunted by making the first step onto the housing ladder, Max was fantastic throughout the process as were his colleagues Jack and Louise. We viewed the property we bought when our daughter was just two weeks old- Max took the time to get to know us and understood that we wanted to move quickly. He was extremely communicative throughout the process and have been delighted with the service that we have received from him as well as the Romford Sales office.
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Excellent customer service.

      Excellent customer service received and, highly recommended! received updates in a timely manner with accurate information. Sometimes, phone calls go to voice message after waiting for a while....

      Mr Kamal

    • Buyer Testimonial

      A real pleasure to work with.

      Max had been excellent dealing with our recent purchase. Very well mannered and quick to deal with any query we had. A real pleasure to work with....


    • Buyer Testimonial

      I would highly recommend.

      The sales team at Balgores Romford has been excellent in helping us find our new home. In particular, Jack has been a great help, going above and beyond throughout the process from taking our offer to helping us get to exchange of contracts. I would highly recommend....


    • Buyer Testimonial

      Max H was amazing. It's always a pleasure to deal with nice people and its even better when they are that good at their Job. I will definitely call him back if we ever need to sell our property.

      Sheryar & Urooj.

    • Buyer Testimonial

      He was a pleasure to work with.
      Me and my sister cannot recommend Ryan enough! From what was a really stressful experience Ryan was the one good thing about the whole thing. He was extremely helpful and so efficient. If ever we called him with questions or queries he would be on the case and ALWAYS got straight back to us. He found us our perfect flat and am so grateful for all his hard work. He was a pleasure to work with! Jayme & Nicola.
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