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An introduction to Jackson Bailey
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    Jackson Bailey is a newly established Hampshire estate agent specialising in property buying and selling in Southampton and surrounding areas.
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    About Us
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    We focus on property based in Southampton's Hedge End, West End, Fair Oak and Botley, we aim to quickly build a reputation for having excellent local knowledge and providing a professional experience, every time.

    Our director has many years of industry knowledge in the buying, selling and effective marketing of properties.  Being a local resident he is the perfect property specialist who truly understands the ins and outs of the local lifestyle.

    If you want to find out more about the exceptional property service that Jackson Bailey offers visit our website, www.jacksonbailey.co.uk.

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    Why Use Us
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    Providing a professional service, coupled with a great property presentation, we aim to get the desired result effectively every time we list a property for sale.

    We at Jackson Bailey understand that your time is precious, this is one reason why we have moved away from the traditional shop front, which in many cases has become redundant allowing us to be far more competitive with our commission rates and offer fully bespoke contracts. We do however still conduct a fully traditional service and being that we are not restricted by normal working hours means we operate every minute of every day, and we can provide a flexible and efficient service.

    More than this, what makes us really different is our passion and dedication to you, our client. Our independence allows us to be a uniquely personable Southampton estate agent, and one that takes immense pride in what we do. Not only do we invest in and represent our clients' properties properly, but we work very closely and in an accommodating manner to ensure that for both our buyers and sellers, the process is an enjoyable and exciting time - just as it should be.

    Here is a brief overview of what to expect when you use Jackson Bailey:

    · Full sales brochure with colour photos and floor plan

    · Viewing booking system which can operate every minute of every day

    · Accompanied showings

    · Professionally negotiated offers

    · Qualified buyers

    · Full sales progression through to completion

    · Bespoke contracts

    · Excellent property presentation

    · Effective communication via your chosen format

    · Home seekers and relocation service

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    Making The Move With You

    As moral and refreshingly independent Southampton estate agents, Jackson Bailey have your best interests at heart.

    All of our services are delivered through a small friendly team of professional property specialists who are well versed in not only managing local real estate, but also in the local area itself.

    By going above and beyond, each and every one of our team members are dedicated to delivering the experience that you would expect from a full traditional estate agents, but through a modern approach that guarantees an honest and open service.

    Working closely with those on both sides of the fence, we make it our business to ensure your move is as seamless as possible. Not only ensuring that all property sales are efficient and stress-free, but also providing specialist advice with regards to property prices and suitability. We don't only manage your move; we make the move with you.

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Selling with Jackson Bailey
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    Selling your home

    Arguably, the most important stage of selling a property is the initial property appraisal.

    This includes a full assessment of your property's assets and market potential. It is a key part of the process as it will ensure that we will be able to not only properly present and represent your property, but it will also ensure that a suitable price is associated with it.

    Many mistakes a lot of estate agents make is related to ambitious pricing. In the fragile property market of today, this is even more important. An overly ambitious property price can often lead to a lengthy and frustrating sales period, which can lead to price adjustments and final sales prices falling far below what you were anticipating. This can not only affect you, but can slow down the whole buying and selling chain that you are involved in.

    At Jackson Bailey we understand the importance of accurate property valuations to ensure that our clients - buyers and sellers alike - are assured of a fair valuation to match their expectations and budgets. Our team of experienced property specialists are on hand to make a preliminary visit and initial asset appraisal prior to drawing together an appropriate marketing strategy.

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When buying in the area...
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    Lifestyle & Location

    Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire and is rich in history and culture.

    Having been a major trading port throughout British history, home to the Spitfire and standing as one of the world's largest natural harbours, it is no surprise that the city is home to many historical buildings and sites. Notable landmarks include the Titanic museum, Southampton's 14th century town walls, which are the UK's third longest example of surviving medieval defensive walls and, not to mention a plethora of locally listed buildings that act as remarkable examples of Tudor and early Medieval architecture.

    However, the city centre was transformed in 2000 with the addition of West Quay shopping and dining complex. Opening its doors to the public, West Quay offers Southampton's residents an astonishing variety of shops and restaurants in a pleasant and architecturally sound environment. Now in its second phase of development, the leisure hub offers even more opportunities for those looking to relax, such as a multiplex cinema and bowling complex.

    Beside the city's brilliant culture and vibrancy, with Southampton hosting an annual International Film Festival, today the city is also renowned for its sport. Home to the Saints, Southampton FC is a Premier League club, offering Sotonians the chance to witness the UK's top football experiences and matches right on their doorstep. The city is also the home of Hampshire cricket, with the famous Ageas Bowl being situated in the West End, along with a David Lloyd Health & Tennis club. Southampton is an amazing sporting community where all the family can get involved.

    For those appreciating the more peaceful activities life has to offer, Southampton again offers something for everyone. Located on a peninsular between the river Test and Itchen, and lying on the Solent, Southampton is a beautiful coastal city. Offering breath-taking walks, beaches and seascapes, the city is only a stone's throw away from the New Forest and Isle of Wight, offering its residents inner city living with countryside activities in close proximity.

    Located 75 miles Southwest of London, the city itself is a booming economy and business centre. Thanks to established travel infrastructure including an inner city bus service, numerous respected cab firms and a mainline train station with direct links to London Waterloo and the West, Southampton certainly is accessible. With proximity to both the M27 and M3 motorways, as well as the offer of ferry docks linked to both France and other UK ports, moving around the city and out of it couldn't be easier.

    Jackson Bailey focuses predominantly on property for sale in Southampton's Eastern suburbs where the transport links and shopping facilities continue in force. Hedge End itself hosts an array of superstore shopping outlets including M&S, Sainsbury's, Next, B&Q, as well as several furniture and home furnishing stores.

    There are also many excellent schools in the area with Wildern, Wyvern and Bitterne Park school being very popular secondary schools, as well as excellent primary schools with good and outstanding Ofsted reports, catchment areas are nothing to worry about.

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Services
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    Home Seekers & Relocation

    Here at Jackson Bailey we understand that many of the clients we work with may not be familiar with the areas they are looking to move to.

    With many years of experience in the relocation sector of property buying and selling we are focused on making that move as easy as possible by doing any research for you to save you time and providing all the information you need to know about a new area and the next chapter of your life.

    A new home is not all about the property, it is also about the lifestyle that property and area has to offer. We have positioned ourselves to be able to offer a wide range of properties in specific locations that prove popular for home buyers due to transport links, schooling, shopping and leisure activities. Whether you need to access Southampton itself or a wider area such as London, the motorways and mainline train stations are within a reasonable distance to the areas we focus on.

    We take the time to really understand your move, not just how many bedrooms you require but if you are looking to cater for any particular hobbies or even if you need garaging for a classic car the more we know about your search the easier it will be to seek out your perfect new home.

    So get in touch today so we can start our home seeker process and make the move with you.

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    So, what happens next?

    The buying and selling process can be confusing, so we have compiled the key stages to help you through the process:

    • Consider your finances - Speak to your bank or an independent financial advisor. So, you understand what you can afford and the cost implications associated with moving home.

    • Book your free valuation - Have agents to value your house and produce a marketing strategy of how and when best to market your home for sale to achieve the best price in your preferred time frame.

    • Prep your house & arrange your photos, measurements and floor plan - We produce excellent brochures and online adverts for the properties we represent, we take pride in our marketing and take the time to produce the right advert for a successful marketing campaign.

    • Launch your advert - Once you have signed off your property brochure we will launch the property on our website and Rightmove.

    • Viewings take place at your home - Our professional team show your property to prospective buyers. These applicants will have been qualified so we know their budgets, we know their position and so we know the property suits their needs. After a viewing takes place you will receive accurate feedback from your agent.

    • Negotiating offers to achieve the best price - As we will have qualified the potential buyer and met them in person this gives us the edge when negotiating to achieve the best possible price.

    • After an offer has been agreed - We work hard to get everything in place to start the sales progression process. This includes: Financially qualifying your purchaser, getting the solicitors in place on both sides of the transaction to send out the sales memorandum and changing the internet listing and board status to SSTC.

    • The sales progression process begins - We will communicate on a regular basis between you, your purchaser, other agents involved in the chain and the solicitors to reach exchange and then completion as quickly as possible. We understand that the longer a sale takes to complete the likelihood of it falling through increases...nobody wants that!

    • During the sales progression - Solicitors will start searches, raise enquiries and answer enquiries, your financial advisor/lender will arrange the mortgage valuation on the property you are buying or selling. If everything is acceptable then dates will be finalised for exchange and completion.

    • Exchange of contracts and completion - Exchange happens and makes the transaction legally binding. Now you need to pack up the house organise your removals and on day of completion collect your keys for your new home, pop the champagne and celebrate!
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    Tips on getting your home ready to sell.

    Before putting your property on the market, it is crucial that you properly get your house ready for viewers.

    Staging is crucial to ensuring that your property will attract not only the right buyers, but by spending the time on properly preparing your property, you can ensure a faster and more financially rewarding process.

    As a result, our expert property team here at Jackson Bailey has put together their top industry approved tips on getting your home ready for potential buyers.

    Declutter

    Decluttering is key as it allows your viewers to envisage how they would have your property look if it was up to them. By removing unnecessary knick-knacks and having open window sills and surfaces, you also allow your property to feel large, spacious and really show off all the living space your home offers.

    However, when removing clutter, it is important that you don't take the personality away from your home. People want to feel like they are entering a proper home, not just a house. This will allow them to see the lifestyle that goes along with your property. For example, in Southampton where there are so many things to do outdoors, a pair of wellingtons in the hall can represent this active family lifestyle in a charming and simple way.

    Freshen up

    People say first impressions count, and nothing could be truer than the crucial first impression that you form when entering your potential new home. One way to ensure that this impression is as good as it can be is to freshen up your property. This can be achieved simply by giving those tired rooms an all-important lick of paint. A newly painted neutral wall will not only make your property feel clean and inviting, but it will also brighten up the space, making it feel spacious.

    A tidy and neat environment will allow viewers to really see how their life would look here, not to mention give them peace of mind that minimal work needs doing to the property.

    Another handy tip to allow your living spaces speak for themselves is to remove any overlarge furniture pieces and perhaps replace them with smaller ones. This will give viewers the impression of space and value for money, which when selling property, really can make all the difference. When choosing these extra pieces, always bear in mind that they should be simple, but homely. You don't want to overpower your potential buyers with one specific style, but an open and generic one, which can spark their imagination and allow them to consider how they would use the spaces.

    Tidy and refine

    Just as important, if not more, as freshening and decluttering, is making sure that your property sparkles! A dirty kitchen, out of control garden or dusty windows can immediately put buyers off. It will give them the impression that you haven't taken care of your property, which for them, will signal that there may be lots of DIY and fixing work to be undertaken. And for those with tight budgets, this can be an immediate turn off.

    Ensure that you get the price you deserve by paying extra special attention to preparing your property for viewings and the staging process. In the week before this process begins, give your house a deep clean and repair or retouch all those minor aspects that could give off the wrong impression. Also, do not forget to pay attention to your garden to make the most of any outdoor space you may have. Simple things like removing washing lines, re-gravelling paths and making sure the lawn is mown can make the crucial difference between sale and refusal.

    So there you have it, three simple things to ensure that you give your property the best chance once it is on the market. It is crucial to remember that you are presenting your property as a lifestyle choice, a lifestyle in a vibrant, busy and beautiful coastal city.

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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Jackson Bailey, Botley on 01489 854101.