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    About Carman Friend Independent Estate Agents
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    We have worked in the industry for over 20 years combined and more recently together at Minchin Fellows Independent Estate Agents in Chester. Sharing the same passion and beliefs we have now joined forces to offer Carman Friend Independent Estate Agents.

    Our exclusive service at Carman Friend sets us apart in a crowded Chester market. Sellers and buyers deal directly with the directors from start to finish, ensuring a swift and stress-free sale.

    We are proud to offer a fresh, energetic and passionate approach to selling property. Honest and knowledgeable, both Gareth and Sami are experienced property agents and have lived and worked successfully in the Chester and surrounding areas for over 20 years combined. In fact, due to our local knowledge, marketing expertise, personal touch and exceptional hands on approach and having sold countless properties like yours in the past, we're confident that we can sell yours quickly and for the best possible price.

    We can offer you all the benefits you should rightly expect of a first-rate estate agency, and we are committed to working in your best interests, understanding you and your individual requirements, and making sure that we achieve the outcome that suits you.

    Not surprisingly, much of our business is via referrals from existing clients. Take a look at our testimonials to see how others rate the service that Carman Friend offer...

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    Why choose us?
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    Since the launch of Carman Friend Estate Agents in September 2016 it has become very apparent that the Chester industry has very much needed an agent offering a refreshing change and something that little bit different. The proof has been in the results of the amount of sales agreed with Carman Friend, importantly within an outstanding 99% of asking price, and on average, each offer has been agreed within 33 days/1 month of going to market. Hard work, the one to one service with one of the directors, and an "intentionally different" approach of marketing homes has certainly paid off. The recommendations, word of mouth and past clients returning to use Gareth and Sami speaks volumes and is certainly the best endorsement any company can receive... take a look at the testimonials to see how others rate the service that Carman Friend offers.

    We aren't just about getting your property on our books... we are about building fantastic relationships that last, where you would be happy for us to stop in for a quick cuppa just because we are passing. Experience within the industry is key, embracing an ever changing market and learning there is always better ways of doing things whether it being modern marketing technology or a new and worthwhile service to help our clients. There's no middlemen and no nonsense - just two knowledgeable, straight talking and friendly estate agents who are here and ready to help.

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    Get in touch!
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    Give Gareth or Sami a call or email today to discuss your property and how they can help!

    Samantha Carman - samantha.carman@carmanfriend.com

    Gareth Friend - gareth.friend@carmanfriend.com
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    Are you ready for your next home?
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    We would love to sell you one of our properties and will do everything we can to provide you with the information you need to make the best possible decision. Registering with Carman Friend Estate Agents is by far the most effective way of ensuring you know about new properties, we will send the details of any new properties meeting your requirements, within minutes of it going live... First dibs!

    Importantly, you as buyers are the important part of any property sale so be sure to pick our brains, we are here to help! We certainly don't take the approach of finding a buyer for a property and leaving you too all it, oh no, much more than that, you have the same one-to-one contact with one of the directors as the sellers. Important when you are having a last minute stress and need our advice! We never promise that buying a house is stress free, but we certainly try to help!

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    Get in touch!
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    Give Gareth or Sami a call or email today and let them know what you are after and leave the rest with them!

    Samantha Carman - samantha.carman@carmanfriend.com

    Gareth Friend - gareth.friend@carmanfriend.com


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    Knowing what you can afford is vital... look into your finances!

    Simon Poole - Independent Mortgage Advisor

    Since Simon left university in 1995 he has spent the last 20 years in the financial services industry, the majority of this time spent particularly in the mortgage market gaining valuable knowledge and a wealth of experience. His continuation of study and ability to advise in an ever changing mortgage market allows him to continue to provide such quality mortgage advice and a great service to existing and new clients alike.

    Simon has become very well known, mainly for his friendly, reliable and outstanding service where putting the clients first is always at the centre of his approach. His dedication to providing such a great service, coupled with quality advice has lead to many recommendations being made by existing clients over the years.

    He has worked closely with local estate agents in the Chester area for the last 18 years, providing an excellent service for their clients, as well as clients of his own. Simon has worked closely with Samantha and Gareth through both previous employment and currently now at Carman Friend Estate Agents, where they are happy to recommend him due to a shared aim in providing a service second to none.

    Get in touch with Carman Friend and they can happily get everything arranged for you!

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Who are we?
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    Gareth Friend - Director
    Gareth began his time in the estate agency world as a trainee back in 1999 at Minchin Fellows and with this, is a very important point; he got to understand and know the estate agency business before the internet came along - yes that long ago! Back then the focus was all about people and working direct, one to one with both the sellers and buyers, getting to know all about the various requirements and needs of all parties, something that today is still at the forefront of what he believes in.

    Minchin Fellows quickly became arguably one of Chester most recognised and exclusive independent estate agents at the time. He worked his way up the ladder helping to build the business and in 2010 become an Associate. Gareth's aim has always been focused on treating clients as 'people' and not just as property owners; this quickly became something that clients valued and appreciated and why word of mouth and recommendation became the key to his success.

    As time has moved on, the way properties are currently marketed reflects this. Having a true enthusiasm for marketing, design and photography, Gareth's keen eye for detail has always allowed him to advise and market every seller's property to its full potential. Whether you're a first time seller or shall we say "experienced" seller, know that you are dealing with someone who will put his heart and soul into ensuring your needs are met and expectations exceeded.
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    Samantha Carman - Director
    Sami's first full time job started off in estate agency some 8 years ago now. The day she left further education, she walked straight into the office of the leading Wirral Estate Agent, Karl Tatler Independent Estate Agents, and from that day on she never looked back, flourishing and fine tuning her skill set. Some years later, Sami was approached to join Minchin Fellows, one of Chester's leading agents at the time, she quickly shone and was given the opportunity to manage her own team and office in Hoole, Chester. With great success she quickly made the office the market leader for achieved sales and new instructions within the area, she quickly grew a reputation for being very tuned into the local market.

    Having grown up and lived in the Upton area of Chester, she is a familiar face to the locals. Knowledge of the market and local area is everything in her role when it comes to advising clients through the buying and selling process. Having completed her National Association of Estate Agents awards in Residential Sales, rest assured she knows what she is talking about.

    Sami has true enthusiasm and a love for her job, which makes her an infectious and positive personality to be around, and this will be apparent from the first moment you meet her. You can rest assured that you're in the hands of someone that will look after your very best interests and be there for you from start to finish. We believe this makes a refreshing change and gives a comforting feeling given that the co-owner of the business is personally involved with you.
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Carman Friend,
PO Box 3832,
Chester,
CH1 9BU

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Buying: 01244 955169  Local call rate

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What do others think of us?
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    The recommendations, word of mouth and past clients returning to use Gareth and Sami speaks volumes and is certainly the best endorsement any company can receive... take a look at the below testimonials to see how others rate the service that Carman Friend offers.

Testimonials from Sellers

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    exceptionally talented, just plain lovely people
    I chose Carman Friend because of their friendly, positive attitude. Gareth has been astonishingly good at reaching out to potential buyers and getting great results in the form of 3 offers in the space of 5 weeks! His photography skills are fantastic and he really captured the best shots of my house. Also, what estate agent brings you costa coffee around at 10am before a house viewing?! Gareth does! You will find two exceptionally talented and just plain lovely people in Gareth and Sami and I wish them all the best for 2017. I wouldn't use any other agent having experienced their service. Truly excellent.
    Nola Harrison
    Upton, Chester
    January 2017
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    they will work tirelessly on your behalf!
    Having experienced the commitment and enthusiasm of Gareth Friend when selling our previous property we were delighted to find Gareth and Sami had joined forces to form Carman Friend and equally delighted to hand over the marketing of our present property. Gareth and Sami have provided an efficient, enthusiastic and comprehensive service with lots of advise and support. I would highly recommend this new independent estate agents, with their vast knowledge of the local market and a personal touch that leaves you confident that they will work tirelessly on your behalf.
    Helen O'Reilly
    Vicars Cross, Chester
    November 2016
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    Such a personal approach, hard to find these days
    I can't recommend Carman Friend enough. Such a personal approach, which is very hard to find these days. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Fantastic photos and write up of our property and always keeping you up to date with everything! I wouldn't recommend anyone else.
    Laura Lloyd-Fishburne
    Cefn-Y-Bedd, Wrexham
    February 2017
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    It has been a pleasure, a 24 hour service!
    Just sold my house with Carman friend, Sami has also just negotiated the purchase of our new house, all part of the service! It has been a pleasure, a 24 hour service! If you are selling in the area do not consider any other agents, these guys offer a very bespoke and personal service at a very competitive rate. They know their stuff x
    Beth Loudon
    Hoole, Chester
    November 2016
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     Always willing to go the extra mile!
    Gareth gives a service like no other, he is always willing to go the extra mile. Couldn't recommend him more highly.
    Mark Ryder
    Hoole, Chester
    December 2016
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    extremely professional and committed to the task.
    I would like to wish Gareth Friend and Samantha Carman every success in their new business Carman Friend Estate Agents. I had the pleasure of meeting Gareth several years ago when he acted on my behalf on the sale of my property. He was extremely professional and committed to the task. I had no hesitation in contacting him again to handle the sale of my present home.
    Vivien Brookshaw
    Saltney, Chester
    November 2016
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    Fabulously refreshing!
    I can't speak highly enough about the CarmanFriend team, as they say they are intentionally different. Of course, the company is a relatively new player but the individuals involved are vastly experienced and knowledgeable in the local market. They are immensely proud to be different and stand out from the crowd and they bring a level of enthusiasm and personal commitment that I have rarely seen before with traditional estate agents. And its not just about enthusiasm, they know what they are talking about and have got all the tools and experience to ensure that you get the best chance of selling your property for the maximum value. Finally, they never forget that there number one priority is to serve you in the best way possible. They are committed to understanding your individual needs and delivering an outcome that suits you. Intentionally different - fabulously refreshing!
    David Hanson
    Northop, Mold
    October 2016

Testimonials from Buyers

  • Buyer Testimonial

    provides extra advice and a personal touch
    For first time buyers, Gareth has been very helpful, accommodating and has that personal touch when it comes to finding the right property. All questions have been answered and always easily reachable on the end of the phone. Would definitely recommend to those looking for that extra advice and personal touch! Thanks for your help so far Gareth, we can't wait to own our first property.
    Sammie Wilson
    December 2016
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    kept up to date throughout the process regularly
    Great professional estate agents. Although I didn't end up buying a property through them, Gareth was extremely friendly and helpful. I was kept up to date throughout process regularly and were a pleasure to deal with. Would definitely use in the future.
    Amy McPherson
    November 2016
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    Like I mattered, you were always there to help
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    Through the entire process I felt very supported by you and felt like any questions I had I could come to you with and I still feel like if I get stuck I can give you a call and you'll help me out so I really appreciate that as I haven't got a clue what I'm doing half the time haha! Your friendly approach to everything meant I didn't at any point feel intimidated or felt like I couldn't call wth a question.

    I will certainly be recommending you to others, as a client I felt like I wasn't just another number for the books I felt like I mattered to you and you were always there to help and as a first time buyer that means so much knowing someone actually cares so thank you ��
    Lynwen Harris
    January 2017
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    by far the best estate agents we dealt with
    I think we were both impressed by how you dealt with the sale. You had an excellent understanding of the property and if you didn't have have an answer straight away to our questions you came back to us very quickly with a response. I think it's that relationship you have with your clients which sets you apart from the competition.
     
    Our house was sold by another local agent and whilst we were initially impressed, that soon faded when we were chasing them for things or having to show people around our house when they had nobody available to do it (which was the majority of time). We just seemed like a number on the books rather than a client they were acting for.

    We would definitely recommend your services to our friends and family as you were by far the best estate agents we dealt with.
    Paul Kenyon
    January 2017
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