Leading Independent Agents in Brighton & Hove
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    At Maslen Estate Agents our prime objective is to make your move 'smooth and trouble free'. Vendor or buyer, the service you receive will always be of the same high quality we are renowned for. In fact, our 4 offices all share our enviable reputation of a 'first class estate agent' right across the city. Every year we help literally 100's of people buy or sell their homes and judging by the number of glowing testimonials we receive each month customers love the way we conduct our business.

    We are members of all the major trade organisations including the 'Trading Standards buy with confidence scheme'. We were the first agency in Brighton & Hove to be approved by them so you can be sure you are using a sound and reputable company.

    When you deal with us you will find all our staff efficient, helpful and knowledgeable.
    All highly qualified, they regularly attend training courses, keeping them up-to-date with current requirements and legislation.

    Ask us to appraise your property and we will not over value it just to win business. However, we will always courteously explain our reasoning and be happy to offer advice if we believe there are ways of increasing value. We are always delighted to have the responsibility of marketing your property so you can rest assured we take seriously the task of obtaining the best possible price.

    To further enhance our offering we have some of the strongest, up-to-date marketing
    tools available. New 'for sale' properties are professionally photographed and immediately up-loaded to the major web portals, such as Rightmove. We arrange for your home to be surveyed for an EPC
    (Energy Performance Certificate) and a floor plan produced if you wish. We are also able to offer independent Mortgage Advice and arrange conveyancing, which can all work together seamlessly.

    If you would like to find out more or arrange a valuation please call us.
    Our offices are open 6 days a week.

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The Essential House Seller's Guide:
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    Here at Maslen Estate Agents we want to make selling your home as stress-free as possible as well as getting the best price. If you are planning to sell your property we've put together our best tips to help you on your way:

    • The first thing to do is find out exactly how much your property is worth and set a realistic asking price. It is worth getting round at least two estate agents for a market appraisal to get an idea of price, but just as importantly to learn more about the estate agent, their approach and services offered.
    • Think about whether this is the best time to be selling. Particularly popular times include the New Year and early summer but property in Brighton tends not to be affected by season. A good estate agent will advise you as they will have a thorough understanding of the current market.
    • Look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer. Your estate agent should give you honest advice on how you can increase the value of your home and make it more appealing. See our helpful guide on preparing your home for sale.
    • Get done any of those DIY jobs you've been putting off! Kitchens and bathrooms are particularly important so it is worth considering updating them if they really have seen better days. If you're thinking of doing any major work before you sell, we're always happy to come round and advise you on what's going to make a difference to the sale price for miminal cost. Getting us in first could save you money and hassle.
    • Choose an agent. It's really important to choose one that will give you the best service and get the best price for your property. Don't make a decision solely on who has the cheapest commission fee or gives the highest valuation - this can be a false economy in the long run. Take a look at www.maslen.co.uk to see why Maslen Estate Agents are different.
    • Before you put your property on the market make sure you have pointed out any major flaws to your estate agent. Although you may feel embarrassed it won't be anything your estate agent hasn't seen before and could be the difference between a sale going ahead or falling through at the survey stage. It is also important to agree up front which fixtures and fittings are included to avoid any wrangling later.
    • It sounds obvious but the more people that see your property the quicker you'll get that sale. Make sure you work with an agent that will regularly advertise your property in local press and on the Internet and make sure that your agent has access to your property for viewings. We feature our properties prominently in Latest Homes and The Argus and on seven national websites including Rightmove. Our Saturday Selection regularly gets dozens of people to viewings - ask us about this service.
    • When it comes to viewings it is best left to the professionals. Good estate agents know how to show your home in its best light plus viewers are more likely to give valuable honest feedback if you aren't there. It is also best to keep pets and children out of the way.
    • When considering an offer your agent should give you as much information as possible about the potential buyer, and their ability to proceed, to help you make a decision. As well as considering the minimum price you'd accept, the position of the buyer makes a big difference to achieving a successful sale. Your agent should also be able to get the offer qualified by an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA).
    • To make sure you get the best possible deal leave all negotiations to your estate agent. They are very experienced and will do everything possible to get you the best price for your property.
    • Once a sale has been agreed you will need a conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal side. It is essential that you get someone you can trust who will work with you and your estate agent to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible, so get recommendations. Click here for a more in-depth look at the conveyancing process . When the solicitor's details for both parties have been received the sale is confirmed in writing and your agent should keep you regularly updated on the progress of your sale.
    • Once your property is sold you get to move, which for most people is the fun part! Moving into a new home is brilliant but not without its challenges so good organisation is key. Ask us about our countdown to moving guide.

    For lots more helpful advice on selling your home and moving get a copy of our home moving guide or get in touch. Just give us a call on 01273 566777 or email us at fiveways@maslen.co.uk.

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Essential Buyer's Guide
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    Buying property can be an exciting but daunting process. Here are our top tips to help you find your perfect place. You can also download our guide to the buying process and mortgages at http://www.maslen.co.uk/financial-services-guide.pdf

    • Set yourself a budget
      Work out how much you can realistically afford. You need to consider what your monthly mortgage payments will be and if there will be any additional costs. It's a very good idea to talk to an independent mortgage advisor who will help you work out a true picture of your finances. Call Graham Griffin CeMap on 01273 677001 or email him on graham.griffin@maslen.co.uk if you'd like to discuss your mortgage options.

      Your budget needs to include all the additional costs involved in buying a home. Mortgage fees, stamp duty, legal fees, surveyors fees and removal costs may be a one-off payment, but need to be considered in your financial planning.

      If the property you're interested in needs work doing to it, make sure you consider that in your budgeting, to decide whether you can afford it.
    • Location
      Property prices can vary greatly depending on where they are. It's worth considering how important location is to you and whether you'll consider a smaller property just because of its location. Think about what your priorities are and what an area can offer you in terms of schools, amenities, transport etc. If an area is new to you, have a drive or walk around it at different times of the day to get a feel for it and a realistic idea of what it would be like to live there. If you really love the area, have a look at properties already for sale and make a note of the estate agent's details.
    • Checklist
      It's advisable, especially if there's more than one of you buying, to agree what your priorities are and make a checklist. That way, when viewing a property you can ask your key questions, keep a clear idea of what you've decided is important and what you can be a bit flexible on. A checklist helps you focus and is a good memory aid if you're looking at lots of properties and want to compare them.
    • Details, details
      Before you go and view a property make sure you've read the particulars to make sure it fits your requirements and avoid wasting time. Also consider how long you intend to live in the property and whether it could 'grow' with you. Look at loft space and any outside space and consider how that could best be utilised. If you like the property, go and view it again and at a different time of day. Try to imagine living in it with your things around you and making it your home. Ask and check about other important details such as whether it is leasehold or freehold, boilers, heating systems etc. This is where your checklist will come into its own.
    • Use your estate agent
      Get the most out of your estate agent. It's their job to find a property for you. Help them do that by keeping in regular contact and being open and honest with them about what you want. That way they'll understand what your priorities are and will avoid time-wasting trips around properties that are just not right for you.
    • Don't be afraid to act!
      If you see something you like, snap it up! Take advice from the estate agent and make a serious offer. If your offer's accepted, ask the seller to stop showing the property and be ready with your identification, solicitor and finance details so that the seller knows you are serious and you can get things moving quickly.
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Maslen Financial Services - Independent Advice
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    We provide fully independent advice on the best mortgage for you, with no obligation and no fee. Our financial specialist Graham Grffin CeMAP has over 30 years experience and is passionate about helping people find the most suitable mortgage and associated insurances. Whether you are looking to move, release capital from your property or just get a better rate, contact Graham on 01273 677001 or email him at graham.griffin@maslen.co.uk.

    • Access to the whole market to recommend the most attractive mortgage
    • We take care of the paperwork and submissions
    • We don't charge a fee for our services
    • Direct access to underwriters to fight your corner should a mortgage be turned down and if necessary find an alternative lender
    • Advice on budgeting your move and online mortgage calculator at http://www.maslen.co.uk/mortgage-calculator.asp
    • Meetings at any of our four city-wide offices at a time to suit you
    • We can also find you appropriate health and life insurance policies and buildings and contents insurance if required.

    You can also read our testimonials below or download our handy guide to homebuying and mortgages at http://www.maslen.co.uk/financial-services-guide.pdf

    Maslen Financial Services is an appointed representative of Best Practice IFA Group Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

    Sole Proprietor David Maslen.

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    Financial Services Testimonials


    "Graham was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely use your services in the future and recommend to others."

    Mr Freeland, Brighton

    "Graham did a lot sorting out my mortgage and insurances and I greatly appreciate this. Everything was explained clearly at every stage. He was very professional."

    Mr McCarthy, Brighton

    "Graham is a lovely man. He explained everything to me very well. He was helpful all the way through and knows his field thoroughly."

    Mrs Jenner, Polegate

    "Fantastic service - as first time buyers Graham made us feel much more confident."

    Miss Henderson, Brighton

    "Graham was very helpful, friendly and seemed to take a genuine interest in my personal situation."

    Ms Rooke, Brighton

    "Graham was a true professional."

    Dr Ebdon, Brighton

    "Fantastic service."

    Mr Williams, Brighton


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  • Introduction

    David Maslen M.N.A.E.A. - Director
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    David is the driving force behind Maslen Estate Agents and is passionate about spearheading an independent agency that champions innovation and customer service. Having worked for one of the largest corporate agencies in the country, he established Maslen Estate Agents in 1999 with a vision of an organisation ethos of honesty and integrity, where the customer always comes first.

    With an unrivalled knowledge of the local housing market, David has successfully grown the business with four branches across the city. He is still hands on and takes an active role in his staff's development to ensure standards are upheld. David is also treasurer of a local charity in Woodingdean, The Nautical Training Corps TS Valiant.

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    Paul Wilkinson M.N.A.E.A. - Manager
    Having first entered the world of estate agency in 1991, Paul is a very experienced agent, well familiar with the local market. Joining the Company in January 2008 and as the Manager of the Fiveways office, he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the branch, leading his team and overseeing and securing sales.

    Paul loves his job and particularly enjoys going out and meeting people. He gets a real sense of achievement from the sales process and takes genuine pleasure in helping people move. Paul is down to earth, honest and reliable. He is a family man from Brighton and now resides in Southwick.

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    Jason Ferguson M.N.A.E.A. - Senior Negotiator
    Jason began his career in 2003 and has always worked for independent agents in Brighton & Hove and the wider Sussex area. He has excellent local knowledge and joined the team in March 2016.

    As a seasoned negotiator, Jason is responsible for progressing sales, liaising with buyers, sellers, surveyors and solicitors to see sales through to completion. He also conducts valuations and registers buyers and sellers. Jason takes great pleasure in matching the right properties to the right people and making the moving process as stress free as possible.
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    Archie Jutton - Trainee Negotiator
    This is Archie's first role in estate agency, although he has a Level 2 NVQ in Business Admin and worked in property management for 14 months before setting his heart on becoming an estate agent. He has a clear interest in property and with his hard-working attitude should go far.

    Archie joined the team in October 2015 and his main duties include booking viewings, registering new applicants, handling enquiries and providing administrative support. He enjoys working in a team and is looking forward to progressing to the point where he can hand over the keys to a new homeowner having dealt with their purchase.
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    Kelly Dunn - Viewing Guide
    Joining the team in March 2014, Kelly is specifically focused on arranging viewings and then showing buyers around their potential new home. She then provides feedback and support to the negotiators following the viewing. 

    Keen to learn, Kelly is hardworking and enthusiastically pursuing a career in estate agency. She finds it very rewarding knowing she has helped clients find their dream home and is hoping to study for the National Association of Estate Agents Technical Award.
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    290 Ditchling Road,
    BN1 6JF

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    Testimonials from Sellers

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      "Very pleased with experience, would definitely recommend you" Mrs Edmonds, Horton Road.
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      "I have bought and sold 7 properties and this was the best experience of an Estate Agents I have found." Mrs Shepherd, Hertford Road.
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      "Great service by Paul and the Fiveways team, Thank you." Ms Hamilton-Smith, Stephens Road.
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      "Excellent service - Very professional and competent, thank you." Ms Sellick, Sandgate Road.
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      "We were very pleased with the service provided by Maslens." Mr & Mrs Sawyer, Shaftesbury Road.
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      " The team were excellent and nothing was too much trouble which made a huge difference to managing the sale when i was living out of locality." Mrs Smith, Crescent Road

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      "A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly, professional and helpful." Miss King, Balfour Road.
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      "Very impressed with the communication and support through a long and stressful process. I felt I built up a better relationship with Maslens than the Agent selling my property. Thank you." Ms Clark, Springfield Road
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      "Thoroughly professional, friendly and supportive. Will recommend to others." Mr Saunders, Warleigh Road.
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      "Excellent, professional service throughout, highly recommend and will use you in the future." Mr Waters, Springfield Road.
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      " Service was good as expected. A personal service which was very good." Mr Parle, Windsor Court.
    • Buyer Testimonial

      "More pleasant and personal than other agents we've met. Paul was helpful and friendly." Mrs Walters, Ditchling Road.
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