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News From Fine & Country Essex
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    Local Expertise, International Audience
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    The right buyer for home could come from quite literally anywhere.

    In today's market, buyers are found through local and regional marketing, national newspapers and magazines or increasingly from overseas, using interactive technologies such as tablets and mobile phones. This is why the widespread exposure of your property is crucial.

    With offices in over 300 locations worldwide, including the UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Dubai, South Africa, Australia, USA and Russia, we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and the local expertise of independent property professionals.

    For more information or for a free valuation, please contact our Regional Head Office on 01376 505260 and speak with one of our local specialists.

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    London Buyers
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    Essex is well and truly in demand from wealthy London buyers and a good many of those are 'lifestyle' buyers wishing to escape to the country, coast and culture of our wonderful county whilst remaining within easy travelling distance of work, family and friends.

    Others are simply cashing in on what are often more modest and at the same time more valuable properties in London and then buying something special that offers so much more ... for so much less money in your local area!

    If you are selling and you believe that you have a property with London appeal then it is essential that you choose a selling agent with real London coverage and most definitely NOT an agent that simply relies on the internet or professes to have a 'representative' office in London when in reality there is no proper  connection at all!

    Fine & Country has its international HQ in the very heart of London's Mayfair at 121, Park Lane and this office is the national and international referral hub for the many Londoners and ex-pats that are actively seeking a home in this area.

    If you are thinking of selling then contact an agent that can actually demonstrate how it reaches these buyers as opposed to one that promises but actually fails to deliver.  Alternatively, if you are buying then please contact any local Fine & Country office or Fine & Country HQ on 0207 0791515
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    Mike Bidwell joins Fine & Country Essex
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    Fine & Country Essex appoints new Regional Director.  Fine & Country is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Bidwell to head up its highly successful and fast expanding Essex business.  Mike joins the office having previously been based in the international HQ in London's Mayfair and brings over 30 years of estate agency experience and expertise.


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    Why sell with Fine & Country
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    Fine & Country is the region's best selling specialist estate agency for period and individual modern homes. From country cottages and townhouses to farmhouses, properties with land or equestrian facilities to luxury homes, Fine & Country is responsible for more property sales in the upper quartile of the market place in UK than any other brand .

    Why? Fine & Country offers a unique blend of intelligent and creative award winning marketing coupled with a highly professional, dedicated and hardworking approach to the sale of homes of character and individuality from small cottages to significant country homes and estates.

    Here at Fine & Country we appreciate the most exclusive and more expensive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy enhancing the lifestyle of the property. This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques.

    Having secured numerous national and international awards in recent years, the company has enjoyed another year of success by winning the award for the Best International Real Estate Marketing title for an unprecedented fifth successive year.

    The exclusive Fine & Country brand operates in more than 200 locations throughout the UK as well as internationally in fifteen countries on four continents including South Africa, Portugal, Qatar, Dubai, Russia, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and Australasia.

    Among the countless marketing tools at our disposal include; regular advertising across a range of quality newspapers including the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Times, Financial Times, London Evening Standard, Country Life and Horse & Hound as well as numerous other local and regional publications.

    The online exposure is also extremely impressive and as well as Rightmove includes Zoopla, Primelocation (the websites of choice for many Londoners and expats in particular) promotion on over 550 different web sites around the world (including Hong Kong, North and South America, Middle East, China and India) and a stunning HQ in Park Lane, Mayfair, delivering direct access to the lucrative London market through regular specialist property exhibitions and further afield.

    As an interconnected network of top quality agents working together to maximise exposure to potential buyers, Fine & Country offer the quality of service and personal touch of an independent agent coupled with the widespread promotional coverage that only a large international organisation has the ability to reach.

    Contact the office on 01376 505260 for one of the best selections of fine city and country property for sale. Fine & Country also offers a free valuation service if you are thinking of selling

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    Why buy with Fine & Country
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    Because Fine & Country specialises in the bespoke sale and marketing of period and individual homes throughout the Essex region and is backed up with over 200 offices throughout the UK including London it stands to reason that collectively we have the  biggest selection of property for buyers to choose from, town or village, waterside or rural, old or new making us the number one choice for the discerning buyer.

    We highly recommend that prospective buyers contact our offices and register their requirements for two very important reasons:

    Whilst Fine & Country offers what is probably the furthest reaching and most frequent local, regional, national and international marketing for those sellers requiring the very widest possible exposure for their property, we also handle a growing number of confidential sales whereby the owner is requiring of complete discretion enabling us to only approach carefully selected buyers.  

    Furthermore, we have a policy of contacting our  registered buyers to notify them of suitable available properties before the marketing campaign commences and this gives a distinct advantage  to those  that we have on our database.

    Please contact our  regional HQ on  01376 505260 or email essex@fineandcountry.com
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    Marketing
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    Fine & Country's creative and multi award winning marketing is one of the key factors of its success.

    Fine & Country provides a highly tailored and professional service by marketing property in a creative, sophisticated and intelligent manner.

    Prospective purchases require more than room measurements, they want to understand what it is like to live in the property and its environment - from schooling to shopping and from transport to terrain. It is a case of presenting and promoting property as if it were our own.

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    What is our unique approach to marketing?
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    As part of its innovative approach to marketing your property to the widest prospective audience, Fine & Country produces its own unique Lifestyles magazine, which is specifically posted out to relevant parties throughout Essex as well as being made available to take away from selected spas, golf-clubs and retail outlets. Published on a quarterly basis, this high-quality magazine features all properties currently on the market and is therefore an excellent additional way of actively promoting your property to interested parties.

    Fine & Country also actively markets your property through its weekly pages in select regional press and also high-quality county and lifestyle magazines.

    On a national level, Fine & Country features properties and editorial in The Sunday Times and other relevant broadsheets.

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    What does this mean to you, the seller?
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     We will present your property with a real insight into what makes your property so special, selling not just the house, but the lifestyle surrounding it.
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    How do we establish this?
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    Following a structured conversation with our property journalist, we work with you to establish the very best aspects of your home and the lifestyle it can offer a prospective buyer, From favourite rooms to treasured views, from original features to glorious gardens, we will help you draw on the history, character and charm of your property and present this in a unique way to prospective buyers. Tied in with our innovative approach to photography and a detailed factual description, we will produce a bespoke and engaging feature.

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    How do we present your home?
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    We produce a free high-quality booklet style brochure. This will include our unique lifestyles editorial ,professional photographs, and detailed floor plans.

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    Park Lane
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    Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best located in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

    Our International Property Centre serves not only the lucrative London market but also provides marketing services for all Fine & Country property throughout the UK, and is also a vital hub for our international market, referring clients from all over the world.

    Using state of the art technology, property details are available 24 hours a day through our touchscreens.

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    What about digital marketing?
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    Social media is the king of communication for this century and we believe at Fine & Country that we are bang on trend.

    As well as linking your property to our own Lifestyles website, and home website of www.fineandcountry.co.uk, your property will be seen on Rightmove, and through other relevant property search engines.


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The Outstanding Selection of Essex Homes
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    Buying need not be stressful
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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 property we are selling is advertised online

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

    On some websites you can also draw around your desired area on a map Register for instant notification by e-mail Professional photographs, pdf sales particulars as standard, complete with detailed descriptions and floor plans Invaluable, independent advice.

    Well trained motivated staff with expert local knowledge.

    Co-ordinated searching across our office network for 200 offices nationwide and 100 offices in three continents

    Members of the Property Ombudsman and National Association of Estate Agents We abide by a strict code of conduct, giving you all the peace of mind you need

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Fine & Country Lifestyles
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    Confidential Marketing
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    Each year Fine and Country meet with clients who have properties that they are looking to sell, but for personal reasons they do not wish for full publicised marketing. Here at Fine & Country we have an extensive mailing list of buyers who are looking, and will respond to a call from us when such a property arises. Should you feel that this would be appropriate for you, then please call us in confidence and we will guide you through the process.
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    Accompanied Viewings
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    Here at Fine & Country we understand that viewing feedback is one of the most important elements to selling your home, and often the best feedback comes from the actual viewing when a comment is made that may not be repeated the next day when we follow up the visit. Should you prefer, we are willing to accompany all viewings at no extra cost. The benefit of this is that we know what to listen out for when a viewer is looking round, and our experience shows that we are more likely to get honest feedback on the spot.
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    Equestrian
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    Fine & Country have a specialist knowledge and expertise in the sale of equestrian property throughout the UK and in Essex in particular and understand that the successful sale or purchase of such properties requires a breadth of knowledge far beyond the standard 'house agent'.  This is why Fine & Country have recruited an experienced team of agents that have a passion for equestrian pursuits that matches their desire to exceed the expectations of their clients and customers
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    Waterside
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    Seaside, lakeside or riverside, what ever your property requirements whether buying or selling then consult with an agent that values these enormous lifestyle benefits and will ensure that your enquiry is dealt with knowledgeably and efficiently.  If you are a seller, Fine & Country delivers the widespread marketing exposure necessary to ensure that your home is promoted to the widest possible audience of buyers - locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  If you are buying then Fine & Country can assist you by notifying you of properties that meet your needs throughout the county of Essex as well as throughout the UK and abroad.
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    Golf Property
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    Thanks to our special relationship with European Tour Properties and Troon Golf, Fine & Country is the leading estate agency specialising in the sale of golf property around the world.  Whether you are selling in Essex or buying internationally, Fine & Country delivers a dedicated professional service.  With property for sale throughout the UK as well as the Middle East, South Africa, the USA, Portugal, France, Spain, Estonia and Finland, Fine & Country is the first choice for all of your golf buying and selling requirements.
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The team you can trust.
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    Mike Bidwell, Regional 
    Mike Bidwell has joined Fine & Country Essex as Regional Director in charge of estate agency operations throughout the county. Mike joins the team having previously held the position of head of sales at Fine & Country's international headquarters in London's Mayfair. Mike brings over 30 years of estate agency experience most of it specialising in the sale of high quality period and individual modern homes. Mike is confident that his extensive knowledge of the London and international market will be of considerable benefit to sellers that want to expose their property to this important market.  Mike takes personal responsibility for the valuation of country homes and estates but is heavily involved in all aspects of the business
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    Stephen Wood, Local Partner (Dedham Area)
    Stephen Wood has been working in estate agency for 12 years and for the last five with Fine & Country Essex. With his in depth knowledge and passion for the Dedham area, as a local resident Stephen takes great pride in being the number one agent in the sale of period and individual modern homes of all types, styles and sizes as well as property with land, equestrian homes and waterside property, Stephen's philosophy is to achieve the best possible price for your property whilst offering a personal service that is second to none. 
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    Melanie Rowe, Client Manager
    Melanie Rowe joined Fine & Country Essex in 2012 and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge form her time working in finance and estate agency.  A supreme professional and excellent communicator with a  friendly 'can do' attitude, Melanie spent her early career as a trader in the city of London and that experience holds her in good stead today when it comes to the complexities of handling delicate negotiations as well as the valuable ability to steer a sale through to a successful conclusion no matter what obstacles might arise.  Melanie and her family are resident in the Colchester area and she has a detailed knowledge of the numerous benefits to be enjoyed by relocating here.
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    Marie Ghirardani, Client Manager
    Marie Ghirardani has been working in estate agency for over nine years and has been part of the team at Fine & Country Essex for the last eight,  latterly overseeing the all important systems and processes that makes Fine & Country Essex the highly efficient, smooth running and successful business that it is today.  Marie is the consummate professional placing her clients needs as the absolute priority and ensuring that their expectations are not only met but usually far exceeded.  Marie has a considerable breadth of estate agency qualifications, experience and expertise and is extremely popular with clients and customers alike.  Marie is our Chelmsford area specialist.
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    Fine & Country Essex Local Contact Details
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    Essex Regional Headquarters - 01376 505260
    Colchester Area - 01206 545476
    Dedham Area - 01206 323375
    Chelmsford Area - 01245 257001
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    Fine & Country International Headquarters
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    121, Park Lane
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    W1K 7AG

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Essex
Essex Buying: 01376 808002  Local call rate
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Chelmsford
1 High Street,
Chelmsford,
CM1 1BE
Buying: 01245 930205  Local call rate
Colchester
20 Sir Isaacs Walk,
Colchester,
CO1 1JJ
Buying: 01206 916151  Local call rate
Dedham
High Street,
Dedham,
CO7 6HA
Buying: 01206 916152  Local call rate
Diss
Navire House Mere Street,
Diss,
IP22 4AG
Buying: 01379 456006  Local call rate
East Anglia
7 Bank Plain
Norwich
NR2 4SF
Buying: 01603 950107  Local call rate
East Anglia Online
7 Bank Plain,
Norwich,
NR2 4SF
Buying: 01603 950175  Local call rate
North & West Norfolk
Old Merchant House, 9 King Street,
King's Lynn,
PE30 1ET
Buying: 01553 403137  Local call rate
Norwich
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Bank Plain,
Norwich
NR2 4SF
Buying: 01603 950043  Local call rate

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    Fine & Country Essex Contact Details - 
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    Colchester Area - 01206 545476
    Dedham Area - 01206 323375
    Chelmsford Area - 01245 257001

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    Award Winning Customer Service
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    Fine & Country is not only internationally acclaimed for its marketing and advertising, it is also recognised for outstanding customer service to buyers and sellers in the prestige end of the market place and has been recognised countless national and international industry bodies including the RICS, NFOPP, FIABCI and NAR to name but a few.  Fine & Country have also been past winners of the Sunday Times 'Best Prestige Agent'.

Testimonials from Sellers

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    Help and Patience
    Feb 2015 - We wanted to say thankyou for your help and patience over the last year to get our house sold. Mr and Mrs H
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    it felt like you really listened
    Nov 2014 -  would like to thank you for your services during the long and emotional process of selling our beloved home. There was always someone at the end of the phone for advice and support and suggestions we made were acted upon making it feel like you really listened. In particular, I would like to thank Steve for all his help and calm attitude whatever the problem. Mr and Mrs L
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    I'm so glad I chose to go with him
    Dec 2014 - Steve was fantastic, being overseas meant I needed to leave everything in his capable hands and he went beyond the call of duty. I'm so glad I chose to go with him. Ms M
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    first class
    Jan - 2015  found the service provided by Fine and Country to be first class. My asking price was met and the sale went through in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to use Fine and Country again. Mr L
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    second to none
    Jan 2015 - We found that the service from Fine And Country was second to none, Steve and his team are on the ball, and have the experience to handle difficult negotiations . Highly recommended. Mr and Mrs J
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    recommend above all others in the area
    Sept 2014 - The service we have received has been honest, professional and at times over and above the bar. Steve and Melanie have met us at the property countless times, answered a huge number of questions and been very honest and straight talking. We would recommend them above all others in the local area just for their knowledge of the local market and their honest and non aggressive approach.  Mr and Mrs M
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    professional service

    Oct. 2014 - Thanks very much for your honest and professional service in particular Melanie. She has kept us informed of the progress all along the way to make sure things went as smoothly as possible. Mr and Mrs Q


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    professional, efficient, most of all approachable

    April 2015 - We had excellent service by Fine and Country and could not recommend their services enough. The whole team were very professional, efficient and most of all approachable. Whenever I telephoned I always received an honest and pro-active response. I would have no hesitation in using or recommending their services again. I would also like to take this opportunity in thanking the whole team for their efforts in securing the sale on my property in Bradford Street. Thanks you all very much and keep up the great service. Mrs M

Testimonials from Buyers

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    over and above the bar
    Aug 2014 - The service we have received has been honest, professional and at times over and above the bar. Steve and Melanie have met us at the property countless times, answered a huge number of questions and been very honest and straight talking. We would recommend them above all others in the local area just for their knowledge of the local market and their honest and non aggressive approach. Mr and Mrs M
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    we have won the lottery
    Aug 2014 - We are so thrilled with our new home, it feels as if we have won the lottery!  Every day when we wake up it feels like we are on holiday in the country and we definitely don't miss London one little bit!  We owe the whole team at Fine & Country an enormous debt of gratitude because we fully realise that our dream would not have become a reality without your valued help and assistance and we cannot thank you enough.  We will be certain to recommend that our friends and colleagues consider a move out of town and if and when they do, Fine & Country will be the only agent that we recommend!
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    you are the best!
    May 2015 - Dear Mel, Steve and Marie, you are the best!  Thank you so much for helping us complete our move - without you we are certain that we would still be in Chelmsford getting more and more frustrated.  Estate agents don't have the best reputation in the world but you guys have done a great deal to win us over.
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    best by a mile
    May 2015 - I am writing to let you know that Al and I have unfortunately decided to stay where we are for the time being.  Our buyers still haven't got the mortgage and to be honest, we are getting so stressed about the whole thing that we are going to wait another year.  What we would like to say, however, is that you were all a credit to your profession, nobody tried to help us like you did and your adverts are the best by a mile.
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