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Your Local Number 1 Trusted Team
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    We are open from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday - Sunday
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    First Step Team have a strong professional team covering all aspects of their services. With solid industry and local area knowledge First Step will sell your current home and find the next property for you.

    We are independent, experienced and up to date with all new housing matters which may affect you. We also have recommended, tried and tested financial advisors - should you require any financial help and advice. Whether you are looking at Buying, Selling, Shared Ownership or Buy to let we can help.

    We work with buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants to achieve the goals required by each client.

    With great local area knowledge we always take into consideration the amenities and facilities you require when selling or letting.

    As our team grows, we now have an exciting new division - Land and New Homes. Current new homes for 2018 are in Langford, Brington, Eaton Gate and Brampton Park.

    First Step are taking BIG STEPS in 2018.

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First Step Lettings
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    First Step - Number 1 local Letting Service
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    • We are very proud to announce that First Step are now the Number 1 Lettings Agent in our local area.

      We offer competitive letting rates for a complete managed service. Alternatively we can find a tenant for a fixed fee.

      Laura heads up our lettings division supported by Sofia; and both continually strive to make renting your property easier for you. Whether you are a landlord with a property to let, or a tenant looking to rent your next home, we are here to help make the process as stress free as possible.

      Both Laura and Sofia come from a Lettings background so have great organisational skills, knowledge and are very customer focused.

      We take professional photos
      Undertake all viewings
      All prospective tenants are reference checked
      We can arrange an optional checking inventory.
      Giving you the widest media coverage
      First Step are the only local agent to use all of the UK's leading property websites
      We handle the entire process for you.

      Call now to discuss your requirements
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    Lettings Testimonials
    • Introduction

      Thank you for stopping by....
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      We are very proud to announce that First Step are now the Number 1 Lettings Agent in our local area.

      We offer competitive letting rates for a complete managed service. Alternatively we can find a tenant for a fixed fee. Please do call us to discuss how we can help you.

      First Step have a strong professional team covering all aspects of their services. With solid industry and local area knowledge First Step will sell your current home and find the next property for you.

      We are independent, experienced and up to date with all new housing matters which may affect you. We work with buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants to achieve the goals required by each client.

      With great local area knowledge we always take into consideration the amenities and facilities you require when selling or letting.

      We are the only local agent to use all the leading UK's property websites giving you the widest media coverage!

      Call us now to discuss your property requirements.

      Laura & Sofia


    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

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      Its great working with you both. Laura.
      We chose First Step to market and manage our one bedroom flat for rent. 

      This was initially due to the good reputation they had built with some of our neighbors. Laura Stafford replied to our emails immediately with all of the information we required in order to make a quick decision to go with First Step.

      Their terms seemed reasonable and uncomplicated. We met with Laura and her colleague at the flat to discuss the letting where they answered all of our questions and additionally gave us some very useful hints and tips with dealing with the developer (it was a new build) to maximise our rental return and ensure we had a timely completion and a tenant moving in. 

       As soon as we advised Laura that the flat was ready for occupancy, she provided us with three candidates and a brief description of their status and preferred payment schedule. After we chose our preferred candidate, Laura provided the contract for their fully managed service. 

      All the credit and background checks were completed within a week and a week after that the tenant moved in. The whole process was stress free and swift. Laura and the First Step team have provided a tailored and personal service to us with which we are very happy. 

      On the couple of occasions we visited their nearby offices, we were made to feel very relaxed in amongst their friendly welcoming team. Thanks Laura 

      Mark & Elaine Mundy
      Landlords
    • Landlord Testimonial

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      It was our pleasure - Sofia & Laura 
      Sofia and Laura did an excellent job in finding a suitable tenant for me. They were in constant communication and are clearly experts at what they do. It took only 3 weeks from beginning to end before I had new tenants in the property. I don't see how anybody could have done a better job. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, more competent or more efficient team and would recommend their services unreservedly. JS - February 2018

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

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      Thank you Jack.  Laura.
      "Laura - we had a fantastic experience with the First Step Lettings team who successfully found us the perfect home for our young family.

      We were new to the area and really felt they went above and beyond to help us get a feel for the local amenities which gave us great confidence that we were making the right decision. From viewing the property to getting the keys First Step were always available and helpful at each stage making the process as smooth as possible. We would definitely recommend  First Step they have left a positive lasting impression with us".

      Jack Cowling AIRP
      Tenant
    • Tenant Testimonial

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      Very welcome Lauren. Sofia.
      "Sofia at First Step Lettings was extremely helpful. Sofia kept me updated throughout with was really appreciated. Thank you so much".

      Lauren
      Tenant
    • Tenant Testimonial

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      Thank you it's appreciated
      Thank you Laura, you have been amazing during our stay. We've really appreciated your help and professionalism and you have made the entire process very very easy"

      Laura and David 
      Tenant
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by First Step, Stotfold. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to First Step, Stotfold. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by First Step, Stotfold. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call First Step, Stotfold on 01462 659730.


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    Your Local Number 1 Trusted Team
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      We are open from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday - Sunday
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      First Step have a strong professional team covering all aspects of their services. With solid industry and local area knowledge First Step will sell your current home and find the next property for you.

      We are independent, experienced and up to date with all new housing matters which may affect you. We also have recommended, tried and tested financial advisors - should you require any financial help and advice. Whether you are looking at Buying, Selling, Shared Ownership or Buy to let we can help.

      We work with buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants to achieve the goals required by each client.

      With great local area knowledge we always take into consideration the amenities and facilities you require when selling or letting.

      As our team grows, we now have an exciting new division - Land and New Homes. Current new homes for 2018 are in Langford, Brington, Eaton Gate and Brampton Park.

      First Step are taking BIG STEPS in 2018.

    Contact us

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    Shared Ownership
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      Shared Ownership Service
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      We are firm believers in homes for everyone and with this in mind First Step deal with Shared Ownership and Intermediate Rental Properties over the South of England.

      Basic criteria for Shared Ownership:

      The majority of our Shared Ownership properties are available to households on an income of up to £80,000 outside of the M25 and £90,000 per year in London.  There are also a few other requirements including:

      1. You do not currently own a home or are in the process of selling your home.
      2. You are able to raise a mortgage (we can help you with our knowledgeable Financial Advisers) to part      purchase a property unless in exceptional circumstances.
      3. You have a permanent contract of employment
      4. You have sufficient saving for legal fees
      5. You will need to pass a credit check
      6. If you do not hold a British or EU passport or your passport isn't stamped with either 'indefinite leave to remain', 'indefinite right to enter' or 'right of abode' you may not be able to get a mortgage.

      Talk to us on our dedicated Shared Ownership line:  01462 658 660
         
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    Your First Step Team
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      Jules - MD and Directors David, Ian and Emma
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      Ian and Emma Bovingdon have recently joined the First Step team as Directors heading up the Land and New Homes Division.

      Ian and Emma bring a wealth of knowledge to the team. With new homes at Langford, Eaton Gate and Brington they have now also secured 58 new homes at Brampton Park, Cambridgeshire. 

      We aim to be available when you need us, we are here before and after working hours also at weekends.

      First Step are an independent flexible Estate Agent offering an all round property service to our clients.

      We are also one of the only Local Agents to offer the widest media coverage using all of the UK's leading property websites.


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      Buying & Selling with First Step
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        The 'First Step' to all your property matters
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        First Step have a strong professional team covering all aspects of their services. With solid industry and local area knowledge First Step will sell your current home and find the next property for you.

        We are independent, experienced and up to date with all new housing matters which may affect you. We also have recommended, tried and tested financial advisors - should you require any financial help and advice. Whether you are looking at Buying, Selling, Shared Ownership or Buy to let we can help.

        We work with buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants to achieve the goals required by each client.

        With great local area knowledge we always take into consideration the amenities and facilities you require when selling or letting.

        We are the only local agent to use all the leading UK's property websites giving you the widest media coverage!

        As our team grows, we now have an exciting new division - Land and New Homes.Current new homes for 2018 are in Langford, Brington, Eaton Gate and Brampton Park.

        First Step are taking BIG STEPS in 2018. 

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

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        thank you for your kind words Elsbeth. Jules.
        "Lead by a very knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic couple, the First Step team works wholeheartedly to fulfil the expectations of their clients and keeps them constantly abreast of the status/progress of their sale. The teams' helpfulness and efficient follow-up on all processes is beyond that normally received. A very satisfied customer.....thanks again to you all.
        I do not know how I could have got away from the house on the completion day without your help Jules and that of Claudia".
        Elsbeth - Fairfield Park - January 2018
      • Seller Testimonial

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        Our pleasure - many thanks. Jules.
        " A huge thank you to everyone at First Step who was involved with the sale of our home which was one of the largest properties on the north side of Fairfield Park. As a team you were very professional and supportive throughout our sale and your hard work and persistence was truly appreciated. You also provided significant support and invaluable advice during our selling and buying process, something that is over and above the support you may expect from and Estate Agent. 

        We have no hesitation in recommending First Step. Thank you again".

        David & Julie Jennings - Fairfield Park - January 2018
      • Seller Testimonial

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        Thank you so much - kind regards Jules.
        "Hi Jules - I just wanted to say thank you for your efforts with trying to sell my property and then being realistic enough to direct me to your lettings service when the market is clearly struggling at the very high price point properties. 

         In the meantime, I feel it is important to tell you how wonderful both Laura and Sofia in lettings have been. I don't know how anybody else could have done a better job and these ladies are clearly an asset to First Step, as I'm sure you are well aware! Thank you again and my very best wishes to you and your family!"

         JS - February 2018
      • Seller Testimonial

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        Its was great working with you Aaron - Claudia
        "Hi Claudia, All well here apart from the back breaking house move !

        Just want to say special thanks to you, you've been amazing throughout the process and made what is already stressful that much better.

        Thanks again for everything and best wishes".

        Aaron, Kings Langley - January 2018
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by First Step, Stotfold. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to First Step, Stotfold. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by First Step, Stotfold. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call First Step, Stotfold on 01462 659730.


      Welcome to First Step, Stotfold

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      Waterloo Farm
      Stotfold Road
      Arlesey
      SG15 6XP

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01462 511033  Local call rate
      Letting: 01462 511032  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by First Step, Stotfold. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to First Step, Stotfold. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by First Step, Stotfold. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call First Step, Stotfold on 01462 659730.