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Howkins & Harrison
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    At Howkins & Harrison, we are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers, Estate Agents, Valuers and Chartered Planners, with a reputation for providing a professional service.

    We have been supporting homeowners, landowners and landlords since 1888 and we have 7 regional, high street offices and over 80 employees. We also have the benefit of an office on St James's Place in London, to promote our portfolio to commuters.

    Covering a wide area of the Midlands, working across Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, We offer total land, property & estate services for residential, commercial and agricultural clients.

    If you're looking to buy, sell, let, rent, auction, extend, finance or develop, our experienced team are here to help.

    Our Daventry office is located on the Market Square in the centre of the town. This is a great position in the hub of the busy town and we benefit from a lot of passing trade. There is a free parking area at the front of the office. If you are able to pop in, we'd be delighted to see you.

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Considerations when choosing an estate agent:
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    First impressions count
    The majority of buyers will first encounter your property either online or via contact from an agent. We work with all our sellers to present a property in the best possible way; quality photography, detailed floor plans and great room by room details. We also use all the tools available to us to get your property seen by the most potential buyers.

    We pride ourselves in the quality of our service and marketing materials, nothing will be too much trouble for us; quality presentation is considered in every aspect.
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    We spread the net far and wide
    Having a local network of 7 high street offices all working together across the Midlands, we are able to promote your property to a wide audience. 
    Not only will your property be part of our wide marketing network, but we also have an office in London promoting your home to commuters and 2nd homeowners. We are able to give you significant geographical exposure so the biggest audience possible see your property.
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    Quality brochures

    Having a well-presented property brochure is a vital part of our sales strategy. Being able to give potential buyers an impressive and professional document that they can have before or after a viewing, helps to keep the property alive in their minds.

    This is one of the reasons we focus on providing great photography, detailed floor plans, as well as location maps, energy rating graphs and descriptions of key features.

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    Photography that sells

    The importance of great photography when marketing a property should never be underestimated. You have seconds to get someone's attention and a great first image can do just that.

    With the majority of buyers flicking through properties online, your home needs to stand out and the best way it can do that is with great photos.

    Your property will be considered or dismissed in a moment by its representative photographs, regardless of the accompanying description, location or floor plan. Even the most desirable properties on paper can be hindered by poor photographs.

    We work hard to get the right images and we will refresh them to keep interest levels as high as we possibly can.

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    Our property marketing strategy is to always use a mix of tools to promote your home. 

    We use all the traditional methods; for sale boards, newspaper advertising and direct mail. And we combine those with online methods such as our website, Rightmove and social media.

    Depending on the property, we might also use magazine, leaflet, poster, radio and event marketing for promotion. 

    We believe in approaching each property with fresh eyes and not just opting for what is traditional or standard to market your home.  
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Considerations when buying a property...
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    What are your needs?
    Buying property is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases of your life. We understand this and we want to support you with this journey. 

    We are always here to speak to and help you define your requirements. 

    We recommend you think about:

    • Researching your desired area - where is 'in' and 'out'? We have a wealth of local knowledge and we can help with any questions about locations.
    • What is your top budget?
    • What are your timescales to make a purchase?
    • What do you need from a property?
    • What is on your list of 'must haves' against 'nice to have'?

    We can also help you with:

    • Selling your current home
    • Recommending a surveyor
    • Appointing a Solicitor
    • And recommending Financial Services providers

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We're more than just an estate agency
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    Residential property sales
    Our residential sales teams specialise in selling town and country properties, from starter homes to manor houses. Working from 7 regional offices we cover Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

    All of this gives us great exposure with local buyers and investors, as well as investors and commuters from further afield via our London office.

    To boost the sales potential of your home, we don't just apply the standard sales techniques, we also gain coverage from: 

      • Move to the Country Show
    Working with our London Office, we get together with over 30 experienced agents, with objective, balanced advice who showcase some of the finest property outside the Capital, from chocolate box cottages to Country Estates.

      • Local initiatives with schools
    We enjoy good relationships both supporting and working with some of our local schools.
      • Aquire magazine
    Working with our London office, we publish the twice yearly 'Aquire' magazine, which provides a selection of the countries finest properties for sale with the aim of reaching buyers and sellers across the whole UK.

      • The View magazine
    We also publish our own magazine called 'The View'. We have two publications a year and they are distributed by post to our mailing list, they are also available in our offices as well as  from local businesses. The View showcases properties, locations as well as our genuine passion for our work, our customers and our wider team.

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    Residential Lettings

    Our team of fully ALRA regulated lettings agents, register more than 6,000 prospective tenants each year, administer over 2,500 tenancies on behalf of private individuals and corporate landlords, and let about 650 properties a year. 

    Our residential lettings service levels include:

    Full Managed Service - Our Landlords are in safe hands will this full service package. It covers every aspect of letting a property; rental valuations and reviews, property advertising and marketing, tenant vetting, tenant referrals, tenancy agreements, deposit handling, rent collection, property maintenance and management of work, full inventory checks.

    Letting Only Service - If you are happy to manage your property and your tenant, we can value and market your let, conduct the tenant vetting, tenant referrals, tenancy agreements, and deposit handling. Then you manage everything from there on.

    Letting Only with Rent Collection Service - This is the same as our Let Only Service, with the addition of us collecting the tenants rent on a monthly basis on your behalf.

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    Rural, professional and commercial services

    We have a dedicated team who specialise in rural, agricultural and development properties such as farms, building plots and land. 

    They also work with planning applications, compulsory purchases and estate management on behalf of our clients. We can also value, sell or let your commercial or agricultural premises or land.

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    Planning and development

    Our team of Chartered Planners can provide you with an effective planning consultancy service, using their many years of experience working with and alongside local authorities in the Midlands. 

     As well as planning applications, they also work on planning appeals, development plans and enforcement cases.

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    We host property and agricultural auctions across the Midlands, covering a wide range of lots; rural and urban properties, farms, land, machinery, farm equipment and livestock. 

    We regularly have cows, pig troughs and tractors to be bid on, as well as urban homes, farms and land. 

    All our auctions are managed by experienced and qualified professionals, and we design and produce quality sales brochures to support our highly publicised sales.

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    Get in touch

    We would be delighted to talk to you about any of these services and to put you in touch with the right member of the wider Howkins & Harrison team.

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Our Daventry residential sales team
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    We'd be delighted to hear from you
    You can either give us a call on: 01327 316 880

    Or you can email in using our contact details below...
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    Neal Bedford
    Residential Sales Office Manager-
    Neal has lived in Daventry for over 30 years and has worked in estate agency for the last 29 years. He has  a wealth of local and regional knowledge covering Northern Home Counties and South East Midlands. During his free time Neal enjoys football, music and quizzes.
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    Jenny Ponder
    Residential Sales Negotiator-
    Jenny has strong local and regional knowledge after spending the last 15 years in estate agency. She deals with a wide range of properties from first time buyer homes to large country village homes. Jenny enjoys dog walking and travelling the world.
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    Clair Parkes
    Residential Sales Negotiator-
    Dealing with a wide range of properties from first time buyer homes to large country village homes. Clair has strong local and regional knowledge after spending the last 10 years in estate agency. Clair enjoys walking and keeping fit.
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    Angie Frank
    Residential Sales Secretary and Sales support-
    All administration duties supporting the  residential sales team. Angie has been working in estate agency for the last 10 years and lives locally. She has a NVQ level 3 in Business Administration. Angie enjoys the Arts and interior design.
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    Martin Broadbent
    Residential Sales Department Manager and Partner-
    Martin heads our Residential Sales Department and covers all our offices, he is based in Daventry and Towcester. He has a wealth of local and regional knowledge after working in the financial sector and estate agency all of his working career. Martin has a passion for golf and football.
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    Where we're active

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    Find us

    Market Square
    NN11 4BH

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01327 611051  Local call rate

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      Amazing customer service from start to finish!

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Restored our faith in estate agents
      We have had occasion to use The Daventry office on three separate occasions in the last eighteen months and I can honestly say the staff have gone the extra mile for us every time. They have understood our requirements and instructions and delivered brilliantly! When the time comes we will for sure use them again. They restored our faith in estate agents after many years of bad treatment. Many thanks to you all, David & Georgina Campion.
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      Hard work in securing two sales
      Thank you, thank you Jenny (and of course Clair & Neal) for all the hard work over the last few months securing my two sales in Dodford.
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      Consistently excellent!
      Neal, Jenny & Claire from the Daventry Office have completed the sale of two properties for us over the last six months. It's been a complex and consuming process at times, but throughout they have provided consistently excellent advice & guidance on marketing the properties & managing 'the journey'. Importantly, they've always been accessible, professional & very personable and therefore I would recommend their services very highly.
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      Highly recommend
      Superb Estate Agency, covering every discipline that the industry can offer all under one roof. I'll use them every time and can highly recommend their services.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Use them with confidence
      I have purchased 2 properties in the past 12 months from their Daventry team we discussed my requirements and then steered me towards the right purchase. Communication and their openness is far better than many other agents have worked with and the team are pleasant to deal with. I have a choice who supports and manages my properties and H &H do an excellent job for me and remain a key supporting player with what we do. Having worked with many estate agents the team particularly at Daventry are one of the most professional I have worked with. Use them with confidence!
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      Happy to recommend
      Our contact, Neal Bedford, was polite, knowledgable of property and efficient in dealing with questions. The whole purchase went smoothly. More than happy and would recommend Howkins & Harrison to any other buyer/seller.
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      Would not hesitate to recommend them
      We were looking for a property with quite a long list of very specific requirements and Jenny found us the perfect property. The sale did hit a number of problems, but Jenny kept in touch throughout and we were always informed of the situation. In addition, Jenny suggested a number of other properties for viewing whilst we were waiting. Unfortunately, in the end we did not buy the property, but the team at Howkins were extremely helpful throughout our dealings with them and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
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      A good team of people!
      This estate agent is so professional, polite helpful and freindly.The photographs for their houses are the best I have ever seen. Negotiators like Clair are fantastic! The rental team is so friendly too. All in all, a very good team of people to do business with - Thank you so much everyone. Barbara.
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