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Helping people move home for over 160 years
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    Award Winning Estate Agents
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    Our experience of the Cardiff & Vale property market is second to none, so whether you're selling, buying or letting, you'll be in expert, professional hands. In fact we've been helping people move home now for over 160 years! Your experience at Hern & Crabtree will be one of friendly, proactive property experts who go the extra mile, giving you a comprehensive service every step of the way.

    The team at Hern & Crabtree, Pontcanna occupy a very prominent location on Cathedral Road, close to the bustling Coffee #1, with a distinctive and illuminated window display, the perfect showcase whether you're intending to buy, sell or let with us. When selling your home, it's imperative that every effort goes into all aspects of the marketing, right from the taking of your photographs, writing exceptional property details and managing your sale from beginning to end, you only have to look at our properties to see how important this is to us.

    Without trying to blow our own trumpet, we were voted as Cardiff's Best Estate Agency 2014/15 by Cardiff Life Magazine and we chose to be members of the National Association of Estate Agents, the Property Ombudsman & ARLA; so you know you'll be in safe hands when it comes to your next move.

    For advice on buying, selling or letting, please call a member of our team.

    Welcome to Hern & Crabtree

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Why Sell With Us?
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    As a homeowner, you need an accurate market appraisal to help you plan a successful move.

    After all, the price you could get for your home is a significant number. It will affect your new home choices - even influence whether (or not) you put your property on the market.

    Your asking price also affects the market response... That's why our in-depth market appraisals consider a full range of factors - to help your place make the strongest first impression on the market.

    Here's what we'll consider:

    • The buoyancy of the local property market
    • Your home's location, condition, and unique features
    • The current demand for properties like yours
    • The price (and speed) similar properties have sold for
    • The comparable prices of equivalent properties on the current market
    • Whether you want a quick sale or whether you're willing to hold out

    What to expect after your home's been priced

    After weighing up all these factors, we'll recommend a 'for sale' price in writing.

    Your price will be our professional opinion as to what your home is really worth.

    Rest assured we'd never overinflate its value - just to secure your business. Whilst a high valuation can be tempting, an unrealistic asking price is not in your best interests. It can put buyers off, reduce interest in your home, and eventually lead to unnecessary, costly reductions (all of which are very frustrating).

    It's why you can trust us to be transparent and upfront about what you can expect - to prevent disappointment in the long run.

    We'll also explain how we plan to market and showcase your property - Remember... every sales strategy is different and tailored to your needs. For example, where your property will feature, how we'll arrange and organise viewings, and how we'll communicate with you and your potential buyers.

    And our overall aim... That you end the process feeling confident you've found the perfect buyer who buys your property at a price, which feels right.

    So you see there's nothing to lose... Hern & Crabtree market appraisals are free with no strings attached!

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Why Buy With Us?
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    Like all agents, of course we want to sell property quickly and at the right price.

    But it's also our aim to get sellers and buyers a great outcome. So rest assured if you trust us to help you find the perfect home, you'll be in safe hands.

    Here's how:

    • We price property fairly, based on our extensive local knowledge and experience of the property market. So feel confident our 'for sale' prices aren't inflated or unrealistic.
    • We'll stay in touch... As you know, poor communication adds unnecessary stress to the buying process. So expect friendly service and attention to detail from day one so you'll always know where you stand.
    • Benefit from in-depth knowledge. We personally visit and view every property we offer for sale - so you can benefit from our first-hand experience. Add in accurate photographs, floor plans, and detailed descriptions and you'll find it easier to know which properties warrant a closer look.
    • Reliability. Expect us on time for appointments and viewings. We hate letting people down, because we know how it can disrupt your busy life.
    • Accompanied viewings. We'll be on hand to show you around properties. So you can ask the 'hard' questions and get honest answers - without fear of upsetting the owners!
    • Exceptional property sourcing skills. Everyone at Hern & Crabtree has extensive knowledge about Cardiff and the surrounding areas. This means we can advise you on alternatives - should your first choice of location be unavailable.
    • Priority notification. Once we've chatted one-to-one and have a clear grasp of your preferences, we'll add you to our priority notification list. It's the easiest way to ensure you're among the first to know when new homes come to market.

    Start your property search today...

    It's easy to get your local Hern & Crabtree team hard at work finding potential properties for you. Either, call in for a coffee or ring ahead to book an appointment. And remember, once we've chatted, we can add you to that priority notification list.

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New Homes
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    Imagine... High specifications, pristine décor, energy efficiency, and space tailored for modern living.

    Do you dream of being the first to live in your brand new home?

    Following huge investment in the region, lots of stunning new-build properties and developments have sprung up in Cardiff and South Wales. So whether you're a first-time buyer, a growing family, an investor, or planning to downsize, you're spoilt for choice!

    But how do you discover everything that's available, without driving for miles around the region?

    The simple answer is to visit our new homes showroom in Cathedral Road. It's dedicated to new-build properties. You'll find our knowledgeable team on hand to give you expert advice. And with their friendly service and reliable communication, you'll get the information and ideas you need to make the right decision.

    • Want to buy 'off plan' or a recently completed build? We'll walk you through the new home's buying process and show you which properties and developments match your needs.
    • Want to invest? We can advise on projected rental earnings from different developments and help you pick a buy-to-let property that delivers your investment objectives.
    • "Buy land - they're not making any more." - Mark Twain. If you are looking to buy or sell land, we want to hear from you!

    What's more, due to our close links with the region's biggest developers, you can rely on us to keep you fully informed with what's up and coming in the area.

    You'll even discover some fantastic early bird discounts and incentives.

    Not convinced about new-build - yet?

    If you've got your heart set on a Victorian or Georgian character property, don't dismiss new-build until you've had a proper look.

    While new homes have been criticised over the years, the latest properties are built with modern living in mind.

    Just look at all the benefits a brand new property offers you:

    • You'll buy from a developer - not a chain and so you could move in quicker
    • If you're buying a flat, apartment, or other leasehold property, you'll find lease lengths are often longer than older properties
    • New-build properties usually come with a 2-10 year warranty. So if things do go wrong, you're covered
    • There's no need to worry about outdated wiring, poorly maintained plumbing, damp, or other issues that can plague older properties - everything will be in pristine condition and of modern specification
    • You've got a blank canvas on which you can make your mark - and often there's a chance to choose appliances, colour schemes, and the finishing touches
    • New-build home are energy efficient - you could save significantly on heating and lighting
    • Developments often come with extensive facilities and modern amenities such as on-site gyms, swimming pools, spas, and even new schools. Just imagine the lifestyle you could enjoy...

    Ready to view your new-build options?

    It's easy to start your new-build search. Simply book an appointment or pop in for a chat.

    We're open Monday to Friday between 9am-6pm and until 5pm on Saturdays.

    Once we've met and understood your requirements, we'll keep you informed as new opportunities come to market.

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Meet Our Team
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    With Hern & Crabtree sales, new homes and lettings all based on Cathedral Road, there's plenty of staff on hand to help...

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    Branch Manager
    Ben Shorrocks
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    Lettings Manager
    Lance Robertson
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    Sales Negotiator
    Tom Lloyd
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    Sales Negotiator
    Harry Watson-James
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    Lettings Negotiator
    Alex Burton
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    Senior Property Coordinator
    Marc Rees
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    Property Coordinator
    Jessica Payne
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    Area Manager
    Rhodri Humphreys
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    Managing Director
    Nigel John
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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Really impressed
      "Really impressed with Hern and Crabtree. They were good at listening to how I wanted to sell my house and made sure I was able to feedback on the sales brochure in timely way. I was advised to sell via an open day which worked really well, and I had some strong offers by the same afternoon. It was a much less painful process than traditional single appointments, as the focus is on presenting the house for a particular day. Communication throughout the moving process was excellent from Hern and Crabtree and their sales progression team made a real difference in terms of a speedy sale. From offer to completion took just over six weeks. Impressive! -------- Thanks again for all your help. You were all really great at communication throughout all of it." - Miss G 
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      Helpful & professional
      The service from Hern and Crabtree was very good - you were all very helpful and professional, it all went very smoothly - Mrs P
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      Very Positive Experience
      Many thanks to Ben in Pontcanna and a Fab team in Whitchurch too, thanks to Annie for getting it sold and a special thankyou to Jan for holding it all together! Very positive experience ...Thankyou - Mrs B

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Very much appreciated
      "Thanks for making my move to Cardiff as easy as you could - it was very much appreciated", Mrs E
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      Fully informed & a good experience
      "Just a quick note to say how much we appreciated your help, advice and input in buying our home on Pontcanna recently. Prior to our move you sent us general information on the area, followed up with all our requests, and kept us fully informed on progress during conveyance. All of this made for a good experience when house moves are often very stressful. You and the team have been great and went the extra mile in helping us, Kind regards" - Mr & Mrs P
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Really good & approachable
      "The service from H&C was really good. We worked predominately with Anthony and Jan. On open house day Anthony was really well-informed about the house and the seller's expectations which in turn was very useful to myself, and kept in contact from that point until the house was sold. He was approachable and I handled my myriad of questions well! The process did move very fast which as first-time buyers we did find confusing at times, but overall H&C were able to help us with that. I felt that Jan was really good at pushing the sale forward when the solicitors were dragging their feet a bit. I also found her really honest with us about the process, what needed to be done and where the issues may be, which I really appreciated. The fizz an card on completion is a really nice touch." - Miss H
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      Honest & approachable
      Anthony was a dream to have looking after us. Took time to find out what we wanted and then did eveything in his power to get us the result we wanted during the sale. He was honest and approachable and i would personally ask to deal with him eveytime in future. After a 6month search for a home he was head and shoulders above any other agent
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      Professional & friendly
      A big thank you to you and your team too who were very professional, helpful and friendly throughout the process. - Miss S
    • Buyer Testimonial

      All staff at the Pontcanna office have been brilliant!! - Mr R
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      Extremely helpful
      All members of Pontcanna office were extremely helpful & friendly. They followed through any queries promptly. Well done to all. Have a Happy Christmas - Mr & Mrs P
    • Buyer Testimonial

      All the staff were fantastic . Their manner was extremely pleasant and made us feel totally confident .Our purchase was easy ,always keeping us in touch . Lance followed this with already organising our property to be ready for tenants and we already have rented out the property with Hern and Crabtree . We are very grateful as we both work long hours and would have found travelling up and down to Cardiff a problem . Thank you to the whole team - Mr & Mrs R
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