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    Bernards Estate Agents was created in the mid 1980s, occupying an off-pitch office in Elm Grove, Southsea. I was given the fantastic opportunity to run the office from 1988, a boom time in the property industry that allowed the company to gain a foothold in this competitive business. My co-director and fellow shareholder Tarnia Simmons joined the firm in 1990. Between us we have enjoyed over half a century in serving our clients in Southsea, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

    An office move to Palmerston Road in 1999 further strengthened our market presence and in 2003 we relocated again to our current flagship office in Clarendon Road, Southsea. With 2 floors housing 10+ staff, this high street office allowed us to grow our business that then focussed on letting blocks of flats, block management and the land and new homes sector.

    Daniel Byrne joined the firm in 2009 bringing with him over 10 years' experience working at the highest levels of an independent agency. Daniel thrives on building sales and lettings portfolios and brought a more determined focus to enhance our presence in the residential sales market. Daniel's remit was to reinvigorate our Southsea office by investing in high quality staff, systems and marketing. This was a bold move in the grip of our most recent and uncomfortably drawn out housing slump, created by a worldwide economic crisis.

    To further enhance our market presence, in 2012 we proudly opened our Waterlooville office. This branch occupies a prominent location at the southern entrance to Waterlooville town centre on London Road in modern, purpose built offices. Daniel joined the board of directors and took his rightful position as a shareholder in the company. The Waterlooville office has grown steadily, despite opening in a difficult market and now regularly outperforms many of our longer established competitors.

    In 2013 we opened our Portsmouth branch on London Road, North End. Once again we secured premises that stand out from the crowd. The location offers dual aspect windows flooding the offices with natural light and offering great scope for our distinctive, high end illuminated LED window displays. James Derry was headhunted from a corporate competitor. James has helped the office thrive during a more positive uplift in the housing industry that has, at long last, seen an increase not only in everyday sales and lettings but also a resurgence in local, regional and national house building.

    Since our humble beginnings in the 1980s, we are proud to state that Bernards has become one of the leading independent estate agents serving Portsmouth and the surrounding area. We now compete at the highest levels offering extensive experience in residential sales and lettings, commercial sales and lettings, land and new homes, property development, block management and financial services (through our in-house yet wholly independent financial services provider). Our three high street offices are further supported by a dedicated administration centre.

    The primary reason that we believe that our business has flourished is down to our client orientated approach to all aspects of our business. Whether you are a home owner looking to sell your most valuable asset, a first time buyer needing guidance and advice, a new buy-to-let landlord or a tenant requiring a secure and comfortable home for your family, we really do care about making the process work for all parties involved.

    It is not enough in this day and age for an estate agency just to proclaim that they are "the best choice". There are so many elements to making this business work. Our staff need to be willing, eager and keen to learn,as you never know enough in this industry. We look for candidates who have the right attitude and aptitude rather than slavishly employing those with "past experience". Estate Agency is a people business and always will be. We face modern day challenges from internet based offerings but these will never be able to do what a good high street agent can: to focus on the people involved in a transaction and resolve any problems that arise through effective negotiation (and often mediation)!

    The Internet does of course have a role to play and that comes in the guise of being, without any doubt, the most effective form of marketing tool ever created. Estate Agents who embrace this technology, as we do, now have the greatest and widest marketing platform at their disposal.

    Our aim is to continue to grow our business further and hopefully additional offices will feature in the not too distant future. In the meantime, we hope to continue supporting our local community through providing a quality service, bringing continued employment and supporting charitable events.

    A fair indicator of a successful business must surely be demonstrated by its longevity in a highly competitive marketplace. We enjoy repeated referrals from our satisfied clients and we value and appreciate their recommendations. We have made many friends over the last 30 years or so when serving our community and hope to make many more in the future.

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    Why choose Bernards?
    We have been established in Portsmouth for over 24 years and pride ourselves on local expertise. We offer the highest level of personal service with a human touch, and in all our offices a Director or Partner is present to maintain the standards we set ourselves.
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    Marketing your Property

    The key in todays climate is presentation, 3d Floor plans, professional photography, Glossy brochures will help your property stand out from the competition.

    Bernards has a reputation second to none. Our marketing techniques are based on extensive practical experience and comprehensive local market knowledge that allows us to accurately assess realistic market values. this is supported by bespoke systems that enable us not only to swiftly identify prospective purchasers but also to rapidly prepare and distribute property details, generate advertising, we also market your property on our website and many leading property portals including Rightmove, Primelocation, Findaproperty and Zoopla. This will ensure that your property details and bright to the attention of the widest possible audience of potential buyers.

    Having identified potential buyers we will accompany them on viewings, subject to your instructions, and handle all subsequent negotiations concerning your property efficiently, effectively and transparently; all with one thing in mind - the complete satisfaction of you the client. Everything we do has this single underlying aim.

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    Property Valuation
    If you are considering selling your property or simply want to see what your home is worth, Bernards offer a free, no obligation market appraisal. An experienced member of staff will provide you with expert advice and an accurate valuation using their knowledge of the local area.
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    Optimising the Value of your property
    In appointing Bernards to market your home you will be taking the first step towards achieving a successful sale. You will also receive the kind of service and attention to detail that singles Bernards out from its competitors. However, there are certain other points that can help maximise the value of your property.
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    Top tips to sell your home
    First impressions count! It is often said that potential buyers form an opinion about a property within the first 15 seconds. That is why the way in which you present your property is important. This includes those things that the potential buyer will see even before they enter the property, from a well tendered garden to the paintwork on the front door - even the street and the verge - can all make a difference. Once inside, tidy away clutter and make your property look light and airy and more spacious.Again tidiness, clean paintwork and even the smell of freshly brewed coffee, all are known to positively influence potential buyers. The rule is not to let the buyer be put off from really seeing the positive things about your property because of negative first impressions.
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    You have decided to buy a home - but what next? The maze of legal work, negotiations, dealing with surveyors and solicitors, finding a good mortgage deal and worrying about your deal falling through, on top of actually hunting down the home of your dreams, is enough to make anyone's hair stand on end.

    Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. It is a lengthy and complicated business, which while exciting is often fraught with stress and worry. But luckily there is a lot of good advice around helping you to make your home-buying experience as easy and problem-free as possible.

    After finding a home you like, which can take anything from a few days to many months, the process from having your offer accepted to completion of the sale takes about 12 weeks. This is about twice as long as in many other countries - home-buying in Britain is a notoriously drawn-out business.

    It is important to have a good understanding of the process as it will help you to avoid some of the most common hazards of home-buying. Home.co.uk has prepared an introduction to the home-buying process to help you to understand how it all works, how to plan it and what to watch out for. After reading this you should have a better idea of what to expect and how to set out to buy a home feeling prepared and ready to go!

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    Guaranteed rental

    • Guaranteed rent if the tenants fail to pay • No void period

    • No set up fees

    • Guaranteed payment date

    Fully managed

    We will collect the rent and pass it to you promptly and arrange for any repairs and maintenance to be carried out on your behalf. This service includes:

    • Marketing, advertising and accompanied viewings of your property

    • Careful tenant selection and professional referencing

    • Preparation of tenancy agreements

    • Full photographic inventory preparation

    • Full rent collection service

    • Landlord paid via Faster Payments each month

    • Regular property inspections

    • Full property maintenance service, if required

    • Serving of legal notices

    • Legal assistance

    • Notifying utilities at the beginning and end of tenancy • Landlord buildings & contents insurance available

    • Detailed monthly and end of year landlord statements(simplifying tax returns)

    Rent collection

    We will locate suitable tenants for you, undertake thorough professional referencing and collect the rent for you each month. This service includes:

    • Marketing, advertising and conducting accompanied viewings of the property

    • Careful tenant selection and professional referencing

    • Preparation of tenancy agreements

    • Full photographic inventory preparation

    • Full rent collection service

    • Faster landlord payments each month

    • Notifying utilities at the beginning and end of tenancy

    Tenant introduction only

    We will locate a suitable tenant for your property utilising our extensive marketing capabilities. This service includes:

    • Marketing, advertising and conducting accompanied viewings of the property

    • Careful tenant selection and professional referencing • Preparation of tenancy agreements

    • Setting up standing orders for direct payment to the landlord's bank account

    • Checking tenants into property

    • Optional photographic inventory service

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    At Bernards we can also help you on your financial decisions via the independent services of Wallace Nicholls and A.D.N Financial Solutions.

    In today's tough economic climate it has never been more important to get clear, concise and carefully considered independent advice to help you make the right choice.

    Most banks/building societies are only able to offer their own specific products whereas an independent financial advisor, tied to no individual lending institution can trawl the entire marketplace for you. This means that they focus on ascertaining your needs and then locating the best solution.

    Our IFAs will carry out a thorough review of your current financial situation, taking into account your income, expenditure, type of employment and any products that you may already hold. Most importantly, they will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available, always considering your attitude to risk and any other financial considerations and aspirations you may have.

    Following the first meeting they will carry out extensive research, checking with the lenders known to be competitive in the marketplace and talking to providers
    to provide a tailor-made solution to your needs. Because they can offer anything that is available in the marketplace we are confident that their proposed solution will not only meet your needs but will also be the most competitive deal available.

    Our IFAs financial services include mortgages (of course) but also extend to:
    • General insurance including home, motor and pet • Pensions
    • Investments and savings
    • Tax planning
    • Equity release
    • Long term care planning
    • Corporate financial advice

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    Sales, Lettings, Land and New Homes, Block Management and Independent Financial Advice all under one roof..............................

    Bernard’s prestigious high street premises are fully equipped with the latest technology ensuring that in-house brochures are of the highest standard. Bernard’s mature, experienced staff can be trusted to effectively handle our client’s most valuable asset. Regular advertising in local property publications includes The Property Guide, Southern Property Advertiser & Ideal Homes Magazine. This is complimented by advertising in The Yellow Pages, a strong presence on www.yell.com & of course our very own website www.bernardsestates.co.uk. Bernard’s are members of the National Association of Estate Agents, the Ombudsman Scheme and the Portsmouth Property Association, all of which uphold the highest professional standards. Bernards also carry Professional Indemnity and Client Money Protection insurance to ensure our clients are fully protected and have complete peace of mind.

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    Buying: 02382 200468  Local call rate
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