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Welcome to Cole's Estate Agents
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    Cole's are an independent estate agency with prominent offices in East Grinstead and Forest Row. Our friendly and enthusiastic staff have over 80 years industry experience between them coupled with expert knowledge of the local area.

    Founded in 2010 by partner Matthew Cole, the aim was simple: To provide a premium service and to ensure vendors and buyers have the best possible property buying and selling experience but without the premium price tag. Our offices are open 7 days a week, all our viewings are accompanied and every property benefits from professionally printed details with accurate and highly detailed floorplans and exceptional quality photography. All these services ensure our vendors achieve the best possible price for their properties.

    Our distinctive branding and incomparable marketing separate us from the crowd. We are enjoying a growing reputation in the area so why not see for yourself the reason more and more people are choosing Cole's?

    Call today to arrange a free, no obligation valuation.

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So Why Choose Cole's?
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    With so many agents competing for your business it can be difficult to choose the right one. At Cole's, our aim is simple - to provide the best possible estate agency experience.

    You will always receive sound, professional advice from our friendly and enthusiastic team. We combine our pro-active approach with our exceptional marketing to ensure that, from start to finish, you enjoy the best experience. We have built a strong reputation and plan to serve the people of East Grinstead and the surrounding area for many years to come.

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    Call us old fashioned but there are certain elements of estate agency that should never change. Although technology has moved on and the face of estate agency has changed almost beyond recognition there should be one constant that always remains.

    Quite simply, service. We take time to listen to our clients enabling us to carefully match the right property to the right purchaser. It is of vital importance to build strong relationships of trust with our clients. All too often other agents are only interested in targets and sales figures but this only serves to upset prospective purchasers and alienate vendors. You can be sure we always have your best interests at heart.

    Wherever possible, all our viewings are accompanied to alleviate potential stress for our sellers and we are always there to guide you seamlessly through the property purchasing process from start to finish.

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    At Cole's we are always looking for new ways to engage the buying public and will respond accordingly to the latest demands and expectations. That is why all our property particulars are professionally printed and always include a clear floor plan.

    We use a professional camera for all our photography and we have responded to the largest shift in media in over 100 years with the emergence of social media. We have both Twitter and Facebook accounts enabling us to showcase our properties to a far wider audience than has ever been possible before.

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    At Cole's we believe our marketing and presentation is unrivaled. We make an enormous effort with our presentation to make sure your property stands out from the crowd. All of our properties receive the same treatment, regardless of whether it's a studio apartment or a six bedroom country home.

    Below are just some of the reasons to choose Cole's Estate Agents to sell your home:

    Whether it's a one bedroom studio flat or a six bedroom country home we believe that EVERY property deserves the same treatment. That's why we produce professionally printed details for all of our properties. Full details are taken, not just a line or two, and are accompanied by stunning photography and floorplans to produce contemporary, stylish details. Remember, first impressions are made before your potential buyer
    walks through the door.

    This is arguably the most important marketing tool. All of our properties will benefit from eye catching internal and external photographs. We don't just point and click. We take time to dress each room, set the right lighting and take shots from various
    angles to achieve the best possible results.

    We will organise a floorplan that features on both your details and our website. This gives prospective purchasers a clear indication of the layout before they arrive and a reminder after they leave.


    Both of our offices are ideally located in central positions to attract buyers from the high volume of passers by. There is also parking to the front making it easier for buyers to visit us.

    Our website stands out from the crowd. Large photographs accompanied by comprehensive property details, floorplans, a map and a full PDF brochure ensure maximum exposure of your property to prospective purchasers. The site is easy to navigate to encourage searching buyers to return again and again.


    Our unique branding comes into its own with our distinctive 'stag' dominating the For Sale board. The portrait board differs from the rest so you can be assured that Cole's boards stand out to passing buyers.


    'The internet now provides the vast majority of enquiries so it's vital to showcase your property on all the major portals. We advertise all of our properties on rightmove.co.uk, primelocation.com, zoopla.com and globrix.com to attract buyers nationwide.

    We regularly advertise in the East Grinstead Observer as well as Sussex Life and other publications. We also enjoy a prime locations in both East Grinstead and Forest Row with eye catching property displays.

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    We do everything we can to ensure you achieve the best possible price within the fastest possible time and all whilst receiving the best possible service. This includes:


    We understand today's hectic lifestyle, that's why we are open seven days a week so we're available for viewings whenever potential buyers want to view, including evenings and weekends.


    How can you sell something you haven't seen? Upon instruction we will arrange for all our negotiators to view your property. We firmly believe that to sell a property you must, at least, have seen it! We also recognise it makes a difference to put a face to a name so you know with whom you are talking in the office.


    We endeavour to accompany every viewing including those arranged in the evenings or over weekends. We won't scare buyers away by being pushy but are on hand should they need any questions answered and to make sure they feel comfortable and relaxed.

    It's the first job of the day! We understand that waiting for feedback is infuriating. Will they? Won't they? That's why we make sure we contact all our applicants first thing in the morning and report back with their feedback as soon as possible.

    We really believe in  the service we offer and that is why we don't tie our clients into lengthy contracts. If, for any reason, you are not happy with our service then we only ask for a week's notice.

    We believe that our approach, level of service, professionalism and enthusiasm is second to none. We want you to feel that we are working for you and not for ourselves.
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    For the majority of people their property is their most valuable and personal asset so it is vital that the sale of that asset is handled by a trustworthy company that deliver an honest and professional service.

    We are dedicated to providing a high degree of attention and expertise to each client to ensure our service levels are unrivalled.

    We are proud of our independent status. In an increasingly corporate world, we believe it is more important than ever to provide local people with locally run businesses and services.

    We always put our client's interests first so you can rest assured safe in the knowledge that we are working for you.

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Financial Services
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    Mortgage Services
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    As an independent Estate Agent we understand the importance of providing independent, impartial advice. That's why we are delighted to work with Sturdy Edwards. Based in East Grinstead, Sturdy Edwards are Independent Financial Advisers with access to the whole of the market so you can rest assured they will find the perfect product which meets the individual needs of their client.
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    We offer you the opportunity to explore all the high street lenders and many more with out having to visit them all.

    We can do the research for you saving many hours of your time. Sturdy Edwards can access the best deals on offer and have from time to time access to exclusive deals.

    Regardless of your situation we can find the right mortgage finance for you, whether you are a first time buyer, moving home or building a buy to let portfolio.

    Call us now on 01342 313733 to see how we can help you.

    We do not usually charge a fee for our mortgage service as we receive commission from the lender. However, in cases where the commission is under £250 there may be an adviser fee charged.

    Alternatively, you can choose the fee only option which is typically 0.35% of the amount borrowed. The precise amount will depend on your circumstances and mortgage loan amount, and will be discussed and agreed before you make a mortgage application.

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  • Introduction

    Cole's Estate Agents - Forest Row Team
    At Cole's you will always receive friendly, professional and honest advice. All our members of staff live locally and have a wealth of local knowledge to ensure the best possible experience.
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    Kate Adams - Branch Manager
    Kate has flourished within the industry due to her bright outlook, pro-active approach and positive nature. She has lived in the area her whole life and has a wealth of local knowledge. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor pursuits including horse riding.

    Email: kate@colesestateagents.com
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    Diane Roberts - Senior Negotiator
    Diane has over fifteen years of estate agency experience in the local area. Her enthusiasm for the property business with a genuine desire to help find the right buyer for the right home shines through. Her, friendly approach, knowledge of the area and attention to detail all contribute to our success. Matthew is delighted to be working along side Diane again after working with her at a previous agency.

    Diane lives with her husband and daughter in Forest Row and loves living and working in the village. She is also a keen swimmer and regularly practices yoga and meditation.

    Email: diane@colesestateagents.com
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    Matthew Cole - Partner
    Matthew Cole opened the doors to Cole's Estate Agents in 2010 with the aim to provide the best possible experience regardless of whether selling, buying, renting or letting property. Matthew has over 15 years industry experience in both the corporate and independent sectors. He grew up in East Grinstead and his family have lived in the area for generations so can combine his estate agency experience with in depth local knowledge. He currently lives in Hartfield with his wife and two young daughters.

    Email: matt@colesestateagents.com
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    Zoe Constable - Lettings Negotiator
    Zoe joined Cole's Estate Agents in 2015 to help the ever expanding Lettings department. Her amiable and friendly nature make her a perfect fit for the team. She grew up in Forest Row and and still lives in the village with her husband and two young children.

    Email: zoeconstable@colesestateagents.com
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    Sara Constable - Sales Progression/Negotiator
    Sara joined the East Grinstead office in 2014 as a weekend negotiator. Her easy going and calm nature made her an instant success! She has furthered her career within Cole's and now works during the week managing the sales progression by building up relationships with local solicitors. She currently lives in Ashurst Wood with her husband and two young boys.

    Email: sara@colesestateagents.com
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

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

    Find us

    Trojan House Lewes Road,
    Forest Row,
    RH18 5HD

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01342 616005  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

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      Cole's will be our first and only choice.
      "We retained Cole's to sell our home in Chelwood Gate in competition with two national agents. To say that Cole's beat the competitors into a pulp - on every front - would be an understatement. Matt, Diane, Kate, Fiona and their team were a delight to work with and they completed the sale at more or less the asking price and had other buyers queued up if the transaction fell through. I know the buyers of our home were equally impressed with Cole's. 

       Cole's also brought to our attention the apartment we ultimately bought. Matching their unique local knowledge of the market to our requirements was invaluable and their service levels and follow-up were just perfect. 

       So bottom line: if ever we enter the property market again, Cole's will be our first and only choice. Two very happy clients!"

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      Your service was exemplary
      "We want to place on record our appreciation for all your help which resulted in a rapid sale of 98 Medway Drive. 

      We can't believe that the whole process only took just over 5 weeks which was fantastic and enables us to put in place sufficient funds for my brother's care home fees for the foreseeable future.

      Your service was exemplary and in particular you kept us informed throughout the process, which is more than we can say for our Solicitors! Many thanks once again and we will have no hesitation in recommending Cole's to anyone in the future."
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      Nothing was too much trouble
      "We chose Cole's because their friendly approach and company ethos instantly gave us confidence and a sense that we'd work well together. 

      It turned out to be a perfect choice. 

      Our sale was not straightforward in many ways, however throughout the entire process we had the greatest support and advice at every step. Nothing was too much trouble and we honestly felt we were top priority at all times. We have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending Cole's and their truly excellent team."
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      I would thoroughly recommend them
      "Coles Estate Agents have been friendly, well organised and have always been brilliant at answering questions and getting back to us with feedback from potential purchasers. We have moved many times and our experience with them was amongst the best of any agents we have used. I would thoroughly recommend them and I wouldn't say that lightly!"
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      I have no hesitation in recommending Cole's 
      "I have known Matthew Cole for nearly four years - and followed with great interest the progress of his estate agency " Coles Estate Agents" since the East Grinstead office opened in 2010.  The first thing that immediately struck me was the beautifully simple logo of the stag - and this was quickly followed by seeing this on the office Fiat 500 car that buzzed around Town. 

      I instructed Coles to market and sell a detached house in Forest Row Throughout the whole instruction, marketing, viewing, negotiating, and legal  processes I found the Coles team highly personable and totally professional I was regularly updated on progress ( without me having to ask ) and nothing was ever too much trouble.

      Matt Cole took responsibility for the deal from inception to a very successful completion - and handled the inevitable conveyance progression glitches in a very calm sensible way.

      My praise is genuine - and I have no hesitation in recommending Coles in the highest possible terms."
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