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    Home Counties was set up with a forward thinking modern and fresh approach to selling properties, offering both traditional and cutting edge marketing methods with proven exceptional results. We pride ourselves on our innovative, dynamic and customer focused approach, offering exceptional levels of personal service to vendors and purchasers.

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    Vendors require fact, honesty, consistent and constant communication alongside market strategies that achieve the best possible price and fulfil their requirements. Our forward thinking modern approach to selling properties offers both traditional and cutting edge marketing methods with proven exceptional results.

    Home Counties will provide the foremost possible exposure for you within the market place and negotiate the optimum sale price.

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    Marketing your Property


    Open 7 days a week 8am to 7pm

    We are contactable outside office hours 7am to 10.30pm.

    Properties are marketed with high quality photography and floorplans.

    Properties are marketed on Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and our mobile friendly website Home-counties.com.

    98% of buyers register with Rightmove and Zoopla for their property search.

    Premium listings available.

    For Sale board at no additional cost.

    The most competitive rates.


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    Viewings


    Viewings booked, offers received and sales agreed 7 days a week from 7am to 10.30pm.

    We accompany viewings 7 days a week inside and outside of office hours so that no opportunities are missed. We take the responsibility of showing the clients round and finding out what they genuinely think. Honest feedback helps the vendor to overcome objections.

    Feedback is always given the following day. This gives us the opportunity to discuss frankly the best strategy to getting a house sold.

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    Sales agreed


    Once we have found a buyer and conducted the normal financial checks, we liase with the solicitors and mortgage providers to ensure that the buyer goes over each hurdle at the right time. We always liase with other estate agents in the chain to ensure that all the related transactions are proceeding smoothly. Regular updates from us reduce the stress of the move.

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    Governing bodies


    We are Members of The Property Ombudsman.



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Buyers Guide
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    Check out your Finances


    Before you go looking for your new home, find how much you can afford, what it will cost and whether it fits into your monthly budget. Take advice from a mortgage lender or an independent mortgage broker who will be able to provide you with illustrations of payments and source the right mortgage for you. We have our own independent mortgage advisor on site, so we can do the groundwork to source you the best deal amongst the thousand s of products on the market. It is best to go viewing houses once you have an "agreement in principle" from a lender.


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    Finding the Dream Home


    Once you know your budget contact estate agents, look at adverts and log onto property websites for the right home. Decide on the criteria, then view as many as you can. Good quality estate agents will accompany you to the viewings and will offer help and advice to find the right property


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    Knowing the chain


    Before you submit an offer it is best to know your chain, how long it is and how much progress each person involved has made. You are totally dependent on the quality of each member of your chain, if one person experiences a problem, it will have the knock on effect to the other parties involved too. We will always check with other estate agents that the chain is strong before submitting offers.


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    Agreeing the Sale


    We will negotiate with the vendors (sellers) on your behalf until we arrive at a price you are both happy with. This may also include fixtures and fittings and making all parties aware of projected time frames. Unsuccessful offers must always be communicated in writing.


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    Instructing a Solicitor


    Once your offer has been accepted you will need to instruct a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to act for you. A licensed conveyancer will do the same job as a solicitor but they specialise only in the legal transfer of property or land. We can offer you recommendations of various solicitors or conveyancers from our selected panel. Each firm is recommended on the basis they will offer prompt service, a speedy return of phone calls at a competitive fee.


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    Submitting your Mortgage Application


    Within a day or so of having your offer accepted, you will need to get your mortgage application under way. This may be done at the estate agents office, at the bank or building society or on line. Either way you will normally need to pay a mortgage valuation fee. This is a basic appraisal of the property that reports the value of the property. This can be upgraded to a Homebuyers Report. This is more comprehensive covering far greater detail. If the survey spots anything of a structural nature it will then recommend a structural report or investigation. Cash buyers will need to arrange the valuation themselves if they require one. The mortgage lender will carry out status enquiries on you. These relate to you credit worthiness, income and other commitments. Once the lender is happy with both you and the property they will issue the formal mortgage offer. The mortgage offer is the written offer of a mortgage on a particular house, not to be confused with an agreement in principle.


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    The legalities


    Whilst your mortgage application is being processed your solicitor will make contact with the vendors solicitor to request a draft contract. Once received, they will approve it and apply for the searches. The standard searches are the local authority and the water and drainage search. These will reveal anything that may in the future affect your enjoyment of the property you are buying. Your solicitor will raise enquires to the vendors solicitor and once your solicitor is happy the property has good title and the right one to buy, you will be asked to sign the contract. Your solicitor will not exchange contracts until they are fully satisfied with the legal title.


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    Exchanging contracts


    This is the point of no return. Once you have exchanged contracts, you and the seller are legally bound. A deposit is normally paid and penalties will be incurred if the sale does not complete. The completion date, the day you actually move is set in stone at this point.


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    Completion


    Also known as moving day. This has to be a weekday and not a public holiday. This is the day that your solicitor transfers the full payment to the sellers' solicitors. Once successfully received, the keys can be released to you.


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    Independent Mortgage Brokers


    We have Independent Mortgage Brokers that are able to offer Whole of Market advice on products from a multitude of lenders ensuring that you are able to pick the right interest rate or terms to suit your individual requirements.

    Appointments can usually be arranged promptly, eliminating the need to wait for a week or usually more to see a High Street bank or building society.




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Introduction
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    Home Counties Estate Agents LTD was established by Richard Lowry a Family man and Resident of Potters Bar. Richard has a massive passion for Property and an even bigger belief in offering the best service possible for both sellers and buyers. Richard has a long standing career in Estate Agency working for some of the Top Estate Agents in London in which he won a number of Achievement Awards for Top Negotiator year on year in which he credits his outstanding service to clients.

    With an extremely professional and no-nonsense ethos we can deliver the vendor with the service they desire when entering this hugely emotional and financial process. Vendors require fact, honesty, consistent and constant communication alongside market strategies that achieve the best possible price and fulfil their requirements. Our forward thinking modern approach to selling properties offers both traditional and cutting edge marketing methods with proven exceptional results. Home Counties will provide the foremost possible exposure for you within the market place and negotiate the optimum sale price.


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    Richard Lowry


    Richard has worked within the property industry for over a decade. Previously Richard worked for the largest independent estate agent in the South East, where he was very successful winning highly recognised awards at many levels and achievements on a national scale. Having worked for and trained by the largest corporate companies I decided to set up Home Counties using the same methods I have learnt over the years and combined it with the more personal Independent touch taking it to the extra mile to give my clients the service they deserve.


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    Thomas Geekie


    Thomas has over six years' experience within the property industry. Prior to becoming an estate agent Thomas had a successful career of over sixteen years within the financial industry, working for two of the biggest global Banks. Alongside this Thomas specialised in property development and has overseen the successful build and personal sale of over twenty properties.


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    Lea Karasavvas
    Managing Director of the Prolific Group. At Prolific Mortgage Finance Ltd we are Independent Mortgage Brokers dealing with : -Residential Purchases and remortgages -Buy to let purchases and remortgages -Commercial mortgages -Holiday homes -Overseas mortgages -Foreign Currency Mortgages Being totally Independent, we give impartial advice to our clients with access to all banks, buildings societies and for mortgages above £1,000,000, we enjoy excellent relationships with private banks that cater to our clients needs. Given the levels of business we generate, we also have access to exclusive deals that are not available to other brokers around the UK. Our mission statement is to "always maintain an excellent relationship with our clients both during and after the mortgage process offering a lifetime service, rather than a "quick fix". By remaining true to our clients and offering wholly independent mortgage advice, we aim to ensure our clients will always remain 100% satisfied with our service leaving them confident to refer us to anyone they feel may benefit from our service."
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    Paul Bass
    Director of Prolific Mortgage Finance - A fully independent mortgage brokerage with a whole of market proposition dealing with: - Residential purchase and remortgage - Investment property purchase and remortgage - Private bank finance - Commercial finance - Bridging finance and secured loans As well as the finance, New Wave Mortgages also deals with all aspects of protection: - Life cover - Critical illness cover - Family income benefits - Income protection - Business protection / Key worker / Shareholder protection - General insurance covering Buildings and contents on both residential and commercial property Prolific Mortgage Finance has been built on not only delivering the very best advice but on the service delivered to the client. The business has been built on the foundations of existing clients and the referrals and recommendations they provide. Service is key to the business and every client, new or old to New Wave will receive service of the very highest standard. My objective is to continue to grow the business, raise the profile of the company and to continue providing the high level service that I pride myself on.
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    108
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    Potters Bar
    EN6 5AT

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    Buying: 01707 900005  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Throughout the process the team, in particular Richard Lowry, have been courteous, informative and professional. Nothing was ever too much trouble and Richard worked extremely hard to push the sale to the point of exchange in a reasonable time frame. It has been a delight to work with them!
    • Seller Testimonial

      It has been a couple of week now since I completed on the sale of my House, however I just wish to express how pleased I am with the service I received and my delight with the outstanding work ethic of Richard!!! He has been exemplary throughout the selling process although there were issues Richard kept me completely informed and dare I say, prevented me from cancelling my house sale. Due to his care and attention it did not take away my excitement and joy when I finally completed on the sale of my house. His level of customer service is sadly becoming a thing of the past!
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      I would definitely recommend them.
      Home Counties offer a friendly, helpful and professional service throughout the sale process. With their help I was able to progress the sale of my property efficiently and successfully. I would definitely recommend them.
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      We would highly recommend using Home Counties
      My wife and I have been very pleased with the service we received from both Richard and Thomas on the marketing and Sale of our House. From the start they kept in constant communication with regular updates and feedback from viewings, and weekly updates on how the sale was progressing. We would highly recommend using Home Counties Estate Agents
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      We was very pleased with the service levels we received using Home Counties Estate Agents.
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      We would have no hesitation recommending you
      We have now settled in and would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for the excellent service you provided in selling our home. In particular, we really appreciated being kept informed of progress at every stage, and for all your attention to detail. You certainly helped us a lot in what is usually a very stressful situation. We would have no hesitation in recommending your agency to family and friends, which, as you know, we have already done.
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      changed my perception of Estate Agents
      Nicola Barker-Richard and team changed my perception of Estate Agents, really helpful, supportive and always at the other end of the phone. Not only did they get my house sold but they provided very efficient after sale support above and beyond what I expected. Would recommend fully.
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