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    Guy Leonard & Co Estate Agents are an independent, multi award winning company, and a key player in the Sussex property market. 97% of clients according to feedback questionnaires would recommend us and use us again.  In a competitive marketplace we work incredibly hard maxmising the value of your property with our bespoke marketing.
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    Guy Leonard & Co have been selling, letting and buying all types of property; flats, houses and country estates and farms; for clients in the towns and villages of Horsham, Storrington and Pulborough for over 20 years.
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A guide to preparing your house for sale
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    If you're looking to sell your house and maximise the value then it's worth spending some time and effort on it before the viewers start to come round. To assist you with this, we have put together our top recommendations of things to do that can really help sell a property from an estate agents viewpoint:
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    Get ahead and get a board - even if you live in a cul-de-sac, you may have people who use your road to turn round and who will see a For Sale board. Your neighbours will also see your home is for sale and will tell other people, helping spread the word. Make sure the name or number of your house is clearly visible so people can find it easily.

    First impressions count - from our experience, people make their minds up very quickly. Make sure the front garden is tidy, lawn mowed and hedges trimmed. Put the bins out of sight if possible so people don't focus on these. Flowering plants in pots by the front door make a good impression and make sure the front door itself is clean and well painted. It's worth getting those windows washed as well.

    Make a snag list and action it - all of it! All those jobs that you've meaning to do but never got round to, now is the time to do them. Potential buyers will notice a windowsill that needs a coat of paint or a cracked floor tile that needs replacing and this could put them off.

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    Presentation, presentation, presentation - it's all about the presentation! Inside, declutter and tidy up - ask friends who opinions you trust for their thoughts and ideas of how you can make the house most saleable. If you have a lot of belongings to declutter, ask friends if they can help you with storage whilst you are selling.
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    Right furniture, right rooms - people often find it hard to visualise how they can use rooms. If you have a study that could be used as a bedroom, it can be worth putting a bed in whilst selling the property so people can see that a bed will fit. If you have a dining room you are using as a playroom try and show it as both to appeal to the widest possible audience.

    Leave it to us - we accompany all of our viewings as the experts in selling homes. If you can take the children, pets or relatives out whilst we conduct a viewing then it means the viewers can really focus on the property itself - make sure the radio and TV is off as well to allow people to concentrate on your home. Leave interior doors and lights on to make the property look as light and airy as possible.

    Different strokes for different folks - everyone is looking for something different in a home and we can show your property to viewers focusing on the aspects that we know are important to them, detailing how it can meet their needs.

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    Get ready, set go! Once your house is on the market, think about your next move and where you are going. Viewers often ask about vendors position and how flexible they can be on dates, so it is well worth thinking about this in advance of agreeing a sale.

    With over 75 years combined property experience in our West Sussex offices, the team here at Guy Leonard & Co have sold a fair few homes. Our recommendations should help you sell your home quickly and maximise its' value at the same time.

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A guide for buyers
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    Guy Leonard & Company have been selling homes for over 20 years and from our experience there are four main reasons why people should buy houses:
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    Equity: Home ownership is about investment. When you buy a home, there are associated costs such as solicitors and stamp duty but over time you should make that money back as equity builds in the property. By paying the mortgage each month, you are investing in your home and making it your property - if you pay rent to a landlord each month the money makes the property his, not yours! Historically, property values usually appreciate each year. Although prices can dip, generally the market recovers in the long term. Owning your own home is about investment. A home sold by us for £180,000 in 2000 sold again with us in 2011 for £475,000 - an increase of 153% in just over ten years.
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    Ownership: As mentioned above, through paying the mortgage each month you make the property your own. What an opportunity! If you rent, you usually have very neutral décor and are very restricted as to putting up pictures and shelves etc - you can't really tailor things to your taste. On the other hand, if you own the property you can make changes to your heart's content - you can decorate, change the kitchen and/or bathroom, landscape the garden, renovate or build an extension (subject to planning permission!). It's your home and you can really go to town on making it yours - Guy Leonard & Co can even supply you with the interior designer to assist you!
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    Predictability: Costs are predictable - well, if you have a fixed-rate mortgage it's predictable. If you like to know exactly what you'll be paying every month regardless of what interest rates do then fixed-rate is designed for you - the higher fee to secure the product is probably worth it for the stability element. It means the payment amount is fixed for a certain period, so if its £800 per month now then it'll be £800 each month for the term of the fixed-rate deal. The fixed-rate stability enables you to make solid financial plans and budget effectively - people on variable rate deals are seeing low monthly repayments at the moment but if interest rates rise so will their monthly payments and they could reach a point where these start to become unmanageable. Please contact us if you need to find a mortgage adviser as Guy Leonard & Co have several local advisers we can recommend to you. Generally, owning a home means you'll have a reasonably predictable list of outgoings. Even the big purchases are predictable - most roofs last a good 50 years (or more) whilst each year you may need to pay for the gutters to be cleaned etc.
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    Good Deals: It's a fantastic time to buy at the moment. Interest rates are at historic lows which means buyers can make big savings, especially as property prices have levelled recently making homes are more affordable than ever. If you have some money for a deposit and a regular income, its worth talking to a local reputable mortgage broker and the team at Guy Leonard & Co about which homes we have that could work for you.

    Owning your own home can be one of the best feelings in the world; to come home from work and shut the door on the world and enjoy your haven - it's time to take that step!

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    Shhh...Get In The Know

    Being 'In the Know' is all about understanding your local market, all our staff live locally in West Sussex and know the area very well. If you are looking for a house and can't find what you're looking for, please contact us to discuss your requirements - we may have an 'In The Know' property for you.

    If you are looking to sell but do not want your property on the open market just yet, we can keep your property on file for those buyers who are quite specific on the type of property they are looking for and are a good match for you. Our buyers are qualified by us and we make sure that they have as much information as possible before they view your home.

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    Auction Department 
    We have recently launched an Auction Department in house at Guy Leonard & Co to offer our clients an alternative method of selling. Rather than the traditional auction method, we have launched the Modern Method of Selling which is a more client-friendly process, still based around a fixed timescale but allowing longer periods for exchange and completion to further accommodate the residential buyer and seller. 

     To give a brief overview of the modern method of selling, the keys points include:

    • Reservation fee paid within 48 hours of auction completion (this is a reservation fee and does not form part-payment of the final selling price. This can vary so please check the terms & conditions against each property)
    • 28 days for exchange of contracts
    • 28 days for completion of contracts (Maximum 56 day timeframe, but it can be done sooner!)
    • A more client friendly process allowing time for buying with a traditional residential mortgage

    Please contact one of the team to find out more about the modern method of selling.
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    Lettings 
    Guy Leonard & Co has been letting and managing properties in West Sussex for over fifteen years and our business is ever expanding. We believe our success is based on a strong commitment to provide a professional yet friendly service, great attention to detail and a desire to provide real value for money with many of our landlords and tenants echoing these sentiments.
      
    With the working population becoming more transient and house prices continuing to make it very hard for first time buyers to jump onto the property ladder, many more people are choosing to rent rather than buy. This can provide more flexibility than home ownership as it does not tie up capital and has meant that the number of good, reliable tenants has increased - and continues to do so.

    Changes in legislation in recent years have allowed landlords to let their properties safe in the knowledge that they can regain possession at the end of the tenancy. However, other legislation and changes in the nature of tenants have forced improvements to the standard of typical rental accommodation and required landlords to comply with more regulation. 

    At times this can be confusing and quite daunting, especially for the first time landlord.The Lettings Team at Guy Leonard & Co can help you to attract the best tenants, minimise rental voids and ensure that you are meeting all of your legal obligations.

    Guy Leonard & Co is a proud member of the letting industry's regulatory body, ARLA. This requires us to adhere to their exacting criteria, which demands the highest standards of professionalism and commitment to customer service from its members. Being a member of ARLA we are required to work within their Code of Practice and to comply with their rules on the handling of Clients' money and be a member of their Client Money Protection Bonding Scheme as well as a number of other matters.
    To contact our lettings department, please call 01903 744166 or email lettings@guyleonard.co.uk
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    Farms, Equestrian and Rural Property for sale
    We are actively selling country and equestrian properties, commercial farms, blocks of agricultural and amenity land. We are also involved in the management of farms totalling over 4500 acres for clients across the South of England. Focusing in the West Sussex and Surrey area we can respond quickly if you are contemplating a sale and need valuation advice.
    Having purchased your house in the country, you may well be in need of some management advice, particularly if this is your first home with land attached. We are ideally placed to assist you in a variety of ways. Many clients are now using our farm management and consultancy service, making use of our busy and dynamic rural management team. We offer a range of services tailored to suit the individual needs of each landowner's unique requirements. We can provide:

    • Day to day farm management services
    • Consultancy services offering strategic advice on farms from 5-1500 acres
    • Financial planning including detailed budgets and cash flows
    • Advice on organic conversion and environmental schemes
    • Single farm payment and cross compliance advice
    • Farm assurance advice
    • Commercial diversification and letting
    • Residential property management
    • Advice and help for new entrants to farming


    Selling an equestrian property is not like selling a house. More often than not it needs a specialist approach by a specialist agent. After all an equestrian property is going to attract a specialist buyer. Equestrian properties range from cottages with pony paddocks to internationally renowned stud farms and racing stables. Properties in this area of the market, however large or small, are bought and sold by people who have one thing in common - a love of horses! 

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    Neil Moore - Managing Director
    Neil started his career in the early eighties working for a well respected firm of estate agents in Maidenhead Berkshire, returning to Horsham in Sussex in 1984, and setting up in business in Worthing in 1987. In the recession of 1991 he left the coast and joined Guy Leonard to start the business north of the South Downs. The business has grown over the years, and now employs over 25 staff in a multi faceted business from 3 offices in Sussex and the London office in Mayfair. Neil has been married to Cathy for 15 years and has three lovely daughters. His passion is the business and providing the very best service to his customers but his family come first!
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    Sarah Carter - Operations Manager 
    Sarah joined Guy Leonard & Company having previously worked in Central London for the UK's leading property media buying agency. Sarah grew up in the Pulborough and Storrington area, so knows knows West Sussex well and has moved back to escape the hustle and bustle of city life after getting married. Sarah has previously worked for Guy Leonard & Company during her time at university and is very pleased to be back in the award winning family run business.
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    Nick Champness - Executive Associate
    Nick brings with him a wealth of experience dealing in property having started his career over 25 years ago in Guildford. He has worked in agency in both Horsham and Southwater covering the surrounding villages and most recently for another independent company in Henfield. Prior to working in Henfield village, Nick spent many years in the new homes side of the industry and has worked for both corporate and independent companies. He is delighted to be working once again in Horsham, particularly for GL & Co, is passionate about providing a professional, first class service. Nick is a family man with three children and can often be found cycling along the Downs Link or walking with their golden retriever, in between providing a taxi service for the children!
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    Philip Reynolds - Land & New Homes Manager
    Philip has been working in estate agency in Arundel, Chichester and Storrington for the over eight years. He was previously an estate agent in Muswell Hill, North London, and then spent some time in Brussels as a Freelance Relocation Consultant. He has been living in Amberleysince his return from Brussels, and plays tennis for Arundel Lawn Tennis Club and plays badminton in Storrington. Philip is very involved with the local community, and has been a Magistrate since May 2010.
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    Keith Mitten - Associate
    Keith has been in Agency for over 23 years starting his career with Neil Moore as a Junior Negotiator in Worthing and has held many Managerial positions in West Sussex corporate agencies. He's very passionate and enthusiastic in what he does; he enjoys being part of a forward thinking modern company that is well respected in the industry for quality and care to their clients. Keith lives in Horsham with his partner and loves being with his three boys at the weekends.
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    Hugo Hall - Sales Consultant
    Hugo joined Guy Leonard after moving to Sussex from Kent where he worked for a national estate agency firm, and now lives locally. Having completed his degree in Agriculture, Hugo now brings his knowledge of farming and the land to Guy Leonard. Hugo is a keen country man and when he's not in the office, enjoys all the country sports!
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    Kate Batchelor - Consultant
    Kate joined the Guy Leonard sales team in 2007 having previously run the Information Services for a London based campaigning charity. She has lived in Horsham for 9 years and when she's not running her two children to and from the numerous family activities the town has to offer, Kate can be found literally running around the beautiful scenic countryside training for marathons!
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    Alison Goodenough - Secretary
    Alison has worked for Guy Leonard since 2009, having previously worked in administration and secretarial roles at Gatwick Airport. She currently lives in Southwater and has lived in the Horsham area for most of her life. Alison has been married for 26 years and enjoys walking in the lovely Sussex countryside and is a member of a local wine club.
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    Hannah Cruttenden - Secretary
    Hannah has many years secretarial/administration experience in the property industry having worked for both local estate agents and new homes developers in Horsham. She works in both Horsham and Pulborough offices as a Secretary.
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Horsham
Envision House,
5 North Street,
Carfax,
Horsham,
West Sussex,
RH12 1XQ
Buying: 01403 611048  Local call rate
Letting: 01403 611020  Local call rate
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Pulborough
Pulborough House, 91-93 Lower Street, Pulborough, RH20 2BP Buying: 01798 677008  Local call rate
Storrington
The Old Stables,
17 High Street,
Storrington,
RH20 4DR
Buying: 01903 443069  Local call rate
Letting: 01903 443068  Local call rate

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Envision House,
5 North Street,
Carfax,
Horsham,
West Sussex,
RH12 1XQ

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Letting: 01403 611020  Local call rate

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    Our customer service is extremely important to us and every member of the Guy Leonard & Co team strives to provide the best possible service to each and every one of our clients.

    We ask all our sellers and buyers to complete Customer Satisfaction Questionnaires so we can measure how we are doing. This enables us to constantly evaluate and improve our service.

    Below are a selection of genuine comments from Questionnaires completed by our clients.

Testimonials from Sellers

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    Always unfailingly, patient and pleasant
    Always unfailingly, patient and pleasant to deal with in what was a difficult market. Always returned my calls if not available to speak straight away. Excellent - thank you all very much.
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    Guy Leonard & Co were a pleasure to deal with, professional and courteous at all times. We would have no hesitation in recommending Guy Leonard to others.
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    Very professional approach which we particularly appreciated as a buyer and seller with the same agency.
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    Wonderfully helpful and supportive
    Guy Leonard & Co were wonderfully helpful and supportive, took the pressure away from me.

Testimonials from Buyers

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    Went above and beyond the call of duty
    Thank you for all your help over the last few months - above and beyond the call of duty and very much appreciated. It's nice to know that you can still get good old fashioned customer service. The term 'customer service' is quite often a contradiction in terms these days but not with you, thank you.
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     Guy Leonard & Co restored our faith in Estate Agents. It is a great shame that GL&Co is the exception rather than the rule but at least they are there to maintain standards. Nothing was too much trouble and at times they were the only people we felt were helpful and constructive.
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    Thank you so much for all of your help on selling us our new home. We felt very well supported and appreciated the excellent service from you all.
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    Patient and understanding
    I don't know how you could improve on my very good experience. The whole business of moving is very stressful and all Guy Leonard & Co staff were always patient and understanding.
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Guy Leonard & Co, the multi award winning and licensed estate agent, is a key player in the Sussex property market. It is the philosophy of our firm to be better today than we were yesterday. In a competitive marketplace we know that we have to work harder than our competitors to achieve greater efficiency and strive to continue to be the leader in our field.

We consider ourselves to be a multi disciplinary practice being innovative and creative in order to keep pace with high demands and expectations. There are no frills with our company - we will conduct business fairly and with integrity.

Please use the online search facilities of this site to locate residential property for sale and to let in Pulborough, Storrington, Horsham in West Sussex.

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Envision House, 5 North Street, Carfax, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XQ

Buying: 01403 611048  Local call rate
Letting: 01403 611020  Local call rate

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