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    Goodwin Fox

    Goodwin Fox was founded in May 2010 by Karen Goodwin and Jane Fox. Our aim was to create a new and fresh approach to estate agency and above all all to provide a professional trustworthy service to the people of Holderness.

    Moving is a busy and exciting time and we're here to make sure the experience goes as smoothly as possible by giving you all the help you need under one roof. Whether you are looking to buy or rent a property, we are here to help every step of the way.

    The company uses the latest computer and internet technology, but our greatest strength is the genuinely warm, friendly and professional approach that we offer all of our clients.

    Goodwin Fox are members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme and N.A.E.A. (National Association of Estate Agents) and A.R.L.A (Association of Residential Letting Agents) so you can be sure you are in good hands.

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Why Choose Us?
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    We are different from other agents!

    Long gone are the days where an agent could put a board up at a property and the phone would start ringing! In these difficult times, its often the behind the scenes work that can make or break a sale.

    At Goodwin Fox we are very proactive, no lead is left to go cold and all enquiries are acted upon quickly and followed up afterwards. For example we call to ensure a potential buyer has received that brochure we posted, that they have not then dismissed it from a driveby viewing because of a deceptive external appearance.

    We are open 24/7 by email or telephone, so buyers can call us at a time to suit them, perhaps when they have finally got the kids to bed!

    We advertise on all the major internet portals and have our own comprehensive website. Properties have full floorplans on both the printed sales details and the internet, we also include the important stuff like how much is the council tax and does it have a water meter?

    Our office is located close to the Sea Front and Valley Gardens, so window shoppers are never in short supply!

    The office is open 7 days a week, so we are available for viewings at a time to suit a buyer. If they can view your property on Sunday afternoon when most agents are closed, perhaps that can clinch an early sale!

    We firmly believe selling a house you haven't seen is very difficult, thats why at Goodwin Fox all members of the sales team will visit your property. When a buyer asks if we have a property to fit in their prized grand piano, we can immediately visualise the contenders!

    If you still need convincing to use us, we always have copies of independent market research showing our market share and sales success rates against other local agents. Just ask us for a copy or click on the links below.

    FOR EXAMPLE WE SOLD ALMOST 6 TIMES MORE THAN ANY OTHER AGENT IN HU19 DURING 2012!

     

     

     

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Why Buy Through Us?
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    We make life as easy as possible for buyers.

    Do you lead a busy life? Need to view properties on an evening or a weekend? No problem!

    Goodwin Fox are open 7 days a week, so we can show you properties even if they are empty at a time to suit you.

    When the office closes at 5pm we transfer the office telephone line to a mobile, so you can be sure to speak to one of us.

    Perhaps you have an evening viewing with us or direct with a vendor and you are running late or need to cancel, you can ring us and we will sort for you.

    Our sales brochures are all printed on good quality A3 paper in a booklet format, so they wont fall to bits when you've got them spread all over the table or when the kids get their hands on them.

    We include comprehensive descriptions of rooms, a full floorplan with square footage and lots of photos. We include other important stuff like how much is the council tax, is it on a water meter and how do I find it from your office?

    Once you've found the property of your dreams, our team is there to help you every step of the way. We liase with your mortgage advisor and solicitors as the sale progresses, giving you regular updates along the way, so you dont need to spend your lunch hour on hold!

    We can liase with tradesmen if you need a quote for works required or a price for a new carpet and arrange meter readings for you and the vendor on completion day.

    We can even meet you at the property to hand over keys if you cant get here till out of hours, if the removal van is late for instance.

    At Goodwin Fox we are here to help in anyway we can, take a look at our available properties, there is sure to be one for you!

     

     

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Additional Services
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    Lettings

    We have built up an extensive portfolio of properties which we manage for our many landlords and offer an attractive property management package to remove most of the burden from renting out a property.

    With a large database of tenants and knowledge of the local area, you can rest assured that we can find the right tenant to look after your property.

    The two services we offer are a full property management service or a find a tenant only.

    In both cases we will create a detailed property brochure and floor plan, advertise the property online and conduct all viewings until a suitable tenant is found. The tenant will be credit and or referenced checked and a full and detailed inventory will be written on the property.

    The tenancy agreement will then be drawn up and the tenant will be signed in. We are A.R.L.A approved agents, and as such can hold the tenant's bond which will be protected under a government approved scheme.

     At this point the management of the property will be passed to the landlord on a find a tenant agreement, or we can continue to look after it under a full manangement service, to include rent collection, carrying out regular inspections and organising to remedy any repairs or problems the tenant may have.

    Please give us a call to discuss any aspects of our lettings service. 

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    Property Clearance and Empty Property Services.
    We can arrange for a property to be cleared on your behalf, services to be drained down and meters to be read. If you are dealing with a house sale on behalf of a relative or from distance away for example, we can take the stress away for you. We can also inspect empty properties to satisfy insurance requirements if required.
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    Property Maintenance & House Doctor Service

    From a leaking tap to a full refurbishment, we have a list of approved tradesman/women to help. Perhaps you have had a scary survey on a potential house purchase and need a quote? Or are you new to the area and need a recommended tradesman? Just give us a call and we will put you in touch with someone.

    Properties need to be at their best to achieve the best price when they are put on the market. We can access a wide range of services on your behalf to spruce up that paintwork or tidy up the front lawn. Give us a call for a free quotation.

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    Energy Performance Certificates
    These are now a legal requirement for both sales and rental properties. We can arrange these on your behalf, just call us for more information.
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    Landlord Gas Safety Certificates
    These are a legal requirement for rented properties and must be done every year. Also many buyers and surveyors ask for a safety certificate when selling a house, we can arrange these on your behalf with a local plumber.
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  • Introduction

    THE GOODWIN FOX TEAM
    Goodwin Fox was founded in 2010 by Karen Goodwin and Jane Fox. We based our company ethos on trust, professionailsm and honesty. We promise to deal with our clients with a friendly down to earth approach whilst retaining the highest level of customer service. The team has expanded since then but all our members of staff are trained to keep up service levels and we work as a small family like unit, with the moto to ensure we treat others in a way we would expect to be treated ourselves.
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    Karen Goodwin  M.N.A.E.A - Director

    I was born in Rotherham, but have lived all over the country, before adopting the Withernsea area in 1998 as my new home town. I live in Withernsea with my partner and our dog Sonny, so can certainly vouch for what a great place it is!

    I worked in a local Estate Agency since 2003, before leaving to set up Goodwin Fox with Jane.

    Having moved house myself over 16 times since 1986, I am no stranger to the stress sometimes involved, and will be on hand to guide you through your moving experience from start to finish. Whether you are a first time buyer, or a seasoned mover, we can tailor our service to suit your needs.

    I hold the National Federation of Property Professionals Technical Award in Residential Sales, and am also studying towards a degree level Diploma in Residential Estate Agency.

    We are both committed to ensuring we keep abreast of all changes and innovation within the industry, so we can ensure our clients always get the first class service they deserve.

    If you decide to have a valuation with us, myself and Jane will visit you and discuss all elements of the local market and our service with you.

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    Jane Fox A.R.L.A - Director

    I have lived in Withernsea all my life, and after completing my A levels joined a local Estate Agents in the property management department in 1999.

    I have encountered every aspect and situation you can imagine whilst in the letting industry so my experience is on hand should you ever need advice. I pride myself on excellent customer service skills and have very good knowledge of the area which can be invaluable when deciding to move home either by selling or renting. This in turn has provided us with a really good grounding whilst setting up our own Estate and Letting Agents Goodwin Fox Ltd. I also hold the National Federation of Property Professionals Technical Award in Property Management.

    Currently I am living in Withernsea with my husband and 2 children.

    So whatever your property needs, whether you want to buy or sell, rent or have a property you wish to let out, you can rest assured you will find either Karen or myself here to help you in any way we can.

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    Sam Goodwin Bsc - Sales Negotiator

    I have lived in the area for a number of years and attended Withernsea High School and Sixth Form College before completing a degree in Physics with Astrophysics at Hull University. I joined Goodwin Fox in January 2011 shortly after the company was formed and I am now a key member of the team.

    My main role is advertising and social media, along with photographing and getting properties onto the market, taking extra care to make sure a property is shown off to its full potential. I am also an experienced sales negotiator, on hand to help out with all aspects of the buying and selling process and to guide you through from beginning to end.

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    Joanne Howlett - Sales Negotiator
    Originally from Pontefract I moved to the Withernsea area in 2008. My career to date has included 20 years in the Police Service. I joined the Goodwin Fox team in July 2011. My main role within the company is to keep our vendors upto date with the marketing of their properties, including its performance on the internet and viewing feedback. I can also help with taking and negotiating offers, arranging viewings etc. If you come on the market with us, I will soon become a familar friendly voice to you! 
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    Vicky Fox B.A - Sales Negotiator 

    After completing a degree in Theatre Studies at Hull university I established a successful career in Retail Management, selling luxury products. After being made redundant in 2011 I opted for a changed of direction and began working in property. Initially a Lettings Negotiator for 3 years for a national Lettings and Estate agent in Beverley. The opportunity arose to work closer to home and I started working for Goodwin Fox in 2014 after starting a family.

    My role as a Sales Negotiator within the business allows me to utilise my sales and customer service skills. Liaising with both buyers and vendors to conduct viewings and negotiate and close sales I am passionate about delivering the best service possible. Despite only working part time I am highly enthusiastic and motivated to achieve the optimum results for our clients and can offer the correct guidance and support for both vendors and buyers alike.

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    Rebecca Allinson - Lettings Negotiator.
    I have lived in Withernsea all my life and left school to join a local estate agents, where I trained and worked until I left to join Goodwin Fox in April 2011. I have a wide experience of the lettings industry and my role is deal with both landlords and tenants, maintenance issues and rent collection. I am at the end of the phone if you require any advice or have any issues you wish to discuss.
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    Jo-Anne Maplebeck - Lettings Negotiator

    I have lived in Withernsea all my life. Following the completion of my A-levels, I started working for Lloyds TSB Bank in Hull City Centre and for a number of years at the Withernsea branch.

    After 10 years in the bank, I decided to have a change in career, and went to work for a local housing association dealing with the repairs and maintenance issues flagged by their tenants. An opportunity arose in 2013 to join Goodwin Fox as a lettings negotiator and I have been here ever since.

    As I have worked in customer service roles all of my working life, I pride myself in offering first class customer service to our landlords and tenants.

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    Elysia Knight - Lettings Negotiator

    I have lived in Withernsea all of my life. I joined Goodwin Fox in October 2015 to establish a career in property, after completing my A Levels in the summer at Wilberforce College in Hull.

    My role in the lettings department is varied. It's mainly admin based, liaising between landlords and tenants, and carrying out viewings.

    I do my utmost to ensure my dealings with customers are of a friendly nature and am always happy to help with any issues or queries you may have.

    I am very excited to progress as a lettings negotiator in one of the most reputable estate agents in the area!

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    181
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    Withernsea
    HU19 2JR

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    Client Testimonials
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      Dont just take our word for it. Read what our clients have to say...........

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      You gave us complete trust and confidence in you

      We would like to give you a big thank you for a very professional and caring service with the sale of our property.

      You kept us informed and advised at each stage of progress in the sale of the house. This made the progress so much easier for us.

      You gave us complete trust and confidence in you and your team.

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      Great job and we would definitely recommend you!

      We would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work you all put in in order to sell or house and buy our new one.

      You do a great job and we would definitely recommend you!

    • Seller Testimonial

      We would like to give you a big thank you for a very professional and caring service with the sale of our property.

      You kept us informed and advised at each stage of progress in the sale of the house. This made the progress so much easier for us.

      You gave us complete trust and confidence in you and your team.  

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      I cannot speak more highly of Goodwin Fox

      I would like to thank the staff at Goodwin Fox for the good work they did in helping me to sell my previous home and to buy my present home. Without their expertise and devotion I would have great difficulty doing this.

      All the staff are extremely helpful and friendly are able to make moving home a stress free process.

      I cannot speak more highly of Goodwin Fox and I would recommend them to anyone thinking of buying, selling or renting property.          

    • Seller Testimonial

      We are telling everyone to use Goodwin Fox

      Thank you for the service you provided us, we cant thank you enough.From the start to the end you took an active role and took the stress away from us and did everything possible to get a sale, everyone was polite and really helpful.We have already been telling everyone to use Goodwin Fox as you are highly recommended.We had been on the market previously with another agent but we felt let down with them, they were not helpful and didn't give us updates that often and were always asking for money for advertising.This never happened with Goodwin Fox, you never made us feel awkward if we had any questions and dealt with us straight away.



    • Seller Testimonial

      We would recommend your firm to anybody
      You have been fantastic people, helping us in all aspects of our house sale, we would recommend your firm to anybody!  
    • Seller Testimonial

      The selling time was very quick

      The selling time was very quick, only a few months, plenty of viewings by the right sort of people who had sold. The staff were very easy to work with and answered all questions without a problem.

      I have sold four properties in the past, this was the first time with Goodwin Fox, and I would recommend them to anyone.

    • Seller Testimonial

      My advice to them would be to go with Goodwin Fox
      Dear Karen, Following the successful exchange of contracts on the sale of our property, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for a wonderfully professional job. You came highly recommended in the first place and I can now see why. It is a refreshing change to find an estate agent that "does exactly what is says on the tin". Good initial advice followed up with positive action and great communication resulted in a quick sale with little delay. I will definitely recommend you and am happy for you to show this e-mail to other potential customers. My advice to them would be to price realistically and go with Goodwin Fox .         
    • Seller Testimonial

      I could not have made a better choice of agent
      I chose Goodwin Fox as my agents. I could not have made a better choice. From the start they were helpful and interested. They could not do enough to promote the sale. The result was a quick sale at the best possible price. I have no hesitations in giving them my highest recommendation.
    • Seller Testimonial

      I would have no hesitation in recommending them
      Goodwin Fox provided an efficient and professional service, selling my property within three months. They also had a personal touch, responding quickly to emails and helping out with any concerns and worries etc regarding my sale. All fees were quoted up front and there were no hidden costs. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. -
    • Seller Testimonial

      To you all at Goodwin Fox. Big thank you for selling my house in the amazing time of 14 weeks and 2 days.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Your professionalism was first class
      Thank you for the excellent way you dealt with our request to be our agents in the sale of our property. Your professionalism was first class and I would recommend your services to anyone.
    • Seller Testimonial

      I cannot recommend Goodwin Fox enough. Karen and Jane have been fantastic with me messing them about from one home to another. They really work hard for everyone that goes through their door. In the time they have been up and running they now have the monopoly of Withernsea and surrounding areas. You only have to look at all the sold signs that speak for themselves. I've had no complaints at all with them.
    • Seller Testimonial

      We never expected it to take just five weeks

      Just a few lines to thank your for the efficient way in which you dealt with the sale of the above property. Although we wanted a quick sale we never expected it to take just five weeks! We were very pleased with the way you kept us informed all the time with progress updates and we had little to do ourselves. We would definitely recommend your services and would like to wish you the very best for the future.

    • Seller Testimonial

      Your service is second to none
      Just a quick note to say thank you for selling our house. During extremely difficult negotiating times you have always come out on top and sorted any problems out smoothly and quickly. Your service is second to none and you always let us know what was happening which we appreciated. We wish you all the best for the future.
    • Seller Testimonial

      You kept us informed every step of the way
      How to say thank you? Our praise for your company who are very professional. We have bought and sold up to date 22 properties through lots of estate agents and I can't think of one that comes close to yourselves. The most important thing for us was that you kept us informed every step of the way, excellent.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thanks for all your hard work and efficiency in dealing with our house sale. We would recommend you highly to all our friends and family in the future. Best wishes and regards for your future business. Once again thank you for making our house sale go so effortlessly.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Having now completed the sale of our house in Patrington we feel we must thank you for undertaking a first class, professional job. Nothing was too much trouble. We would be very happy to recommend your firm without hesitation in the future.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Head and shoulders the best estate agents!

      It has been an absolute pleasure doing business with you, your friendly warm manner is a credit to you all and the company. You are head and shoulders the best estate agents we have dealt with bar none! Thank you again.


    • Buyer Testimonial

      Goodwin Fox will welcome you with a smile
      Have you a house to sell or want to buy a property? Then go to Goodwin Fox, who are polite and welcome you with a smile. I have sold 2 properties through them and also bought. I was chauffered round planned viewings and they kept in touch by phone with any developments. They always have time to answer your questions and see that they give their upmost. 
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you for all the help you have given us to move here to our new home. An extra thank you goes to Sam who has been helpful and polite all the time we have look around properties and has answered plenty of questions over the phone for us. Many thanks to you all.
    • Buyer Testimonial

      I thank my lucky stars I came to Goodwin Fox
      I thank my lucky stars I came to Goodwin Fox. This is only a small token of my great big appreciation for all your help. Many thanks.
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    Moving is a busy and exciting time and we're here to make sure the experience goes as smoothly as possible by giving you all the help you need under one roof.

    The company has always used computer and internet technology, but the company's biggest strength is the genuinely warm, friendly and professional approach that we offer all of our clients.

    Our record of success has been built upon a single-minded desire to provide our clients, with a top class personal service delivered by highly motivated and trained staff. A sign of this success is the fact that a large proportion of our business is from referrals, satisfied Clients who have recommended us to friends and family.

    So, if you want professional help and advice on all aspects of moving home please contact us on the above number or call into our office.

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    181 Queen Street Withernsea HU19 2JR

    Buying: 01964 705002  Local call rate
    Letting: 01964 705003  Local call rate
    Fax: 01964 611145

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