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Feel at home, whilst we sell yours.
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    Hi! I'm James Kendall.
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    Thanks for checking our page out I'd like to tell you a bit about who we are and what we do! - Differently!
    At James Kendall we specialise in getting the best possible price for our clients and delivering outstanding customer service!

    I formed the business in 2011 having worked in the industry for 13 years, I was fed up with the way things were - I knew there was a better way to do things.

    Lets be honest with each other here, when you think of that word "Estate Agent" you're probably visualising a slicked back haircut, wide boy attitude dressed like they're about to shoot a few games of snooker... Am I Right?

    I banished suits here as I believe our customers much prefer our smart casual approach and friendly, down to earth attitude.

    Take a look at the points below and see why we really are different!
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    Flexible Contracts
    Stay with us because you want to, not because you have to.
    Most agents expect you to sign up for a long period of sole agency with them.

    Whilst there is no doubt that a sole agency is far preferable to asking two agents to market your property, particularly in terms of accountability, many agents insist on a sole agency tie-in period of 12, 14 or even 20 weeks! Our question is....why?

    In our opinion, a long period of sole agency suggests a lack of confidence on the agent's part, and it's a way of preventing the seller from sacking them if they fail to deliver!

    What sort of accountability is that?!

    It means that the agent can say whatever the seller wants to hear in order to secure the property on their books, and then wait for the property to sell itself. Indeed, some agents take on properties under a long-term sole agency agreement, only to recommend a price reduction shortly after the initial marketing period. Sole agency periods protect agents not sellers!

    We are breaking the mould in this area, as we believe property sellers deserve better. We feel that if, at any time, you no longer enjoy working with us, you should have the right to fire us! We simply ask for two weeks' notice and we find that our clients really appreciate this transparent approach. It certainly keeps us on our toes, and ensures you get the commitment we promise at the outset.


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    Virtual Viewings
    State of the art technology to sell your home.

    What is it?

    Think Google Street View....Inside!

    Why?

    In real life, we experience things spatially. Our brains are constantly calculating distances, sizes, and volumes to understand the world around us. Our 3D Spaces give users more than visuals - they provide the feeling of being in a physical location.

    Real 3D data is the only way to give your audience a true sense of presence - the feeling of being in a place. That's why our 3D Spaces are the most immersive way to experience a physical location online.

    Try it for yourself - www.jameskendall.co.uk/rosary5

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    No Jargon
    Property descriptions in Plain English.

    Many Estate Agents write long room by room descriptions detailing how many Radiators there are, frosted glazed window to front aspect, coving to textured ceiling, carpeted hallway blah blah blah!

    At James Kendall we believe in "less is more" so we make sure every property has at least 8 good quality photos, a floorplan (with the room sizes on!) and a short description on where the property is located with it's own individual benefits.

    We are able to offer an A6 double sided tri-fold brochure if required, we previously used to offer an A3 option but found after research it was very big and bulky for viewers to carry on a viewing and take away with them.

    Our beautifully crafted brochures fit perfectly into a small handbag or pocket and offer superb information following or preceding a viewing.

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    HD Walkthrough Tours
    Selling the lifestyle.

    We produce stunning videos to show your property off to its best (not a few badly taken photos with some cheesy music + ken burns effect!) we ensure they're short and dynamic for todays consumer.

    Lets face it, if your property backs on to fields or has acreage, a photograph of the front of the building isn't going to show it off to potential buyers.

    We make sure we tailor each individual video to every property and get the experts in with drones for those breathtaking aerial shots.

    Designed with handheld devices and social media in mind these portable adverts allow people to view them from anywhere in the world!

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    A Floorplan as standard
    Maximise your chances of finding a buyer with a floorplan.

    Rightmove research suggests that floorplans are one of the most important aspects of property presentation to buyers.
    Buyers are less likely to enquire about a property without a floorplan!

    Over a third of buyers surveyed said that they were less likely to enquire about a property without a floorplan.

    They stated that they want to see the room layout, to see where rooms fit in relation to others rooms and to understand the flow of the property and a floorplan is undoubtedly the best way to gather this information.

    Every property we market gets a floorplan included Free of Charge

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    Virtual Reality
    Your property in immersive Virtual Reality.

    We digitally reconstruct real-world spaces for use in Virtual Reality with ease.

    This amazing technology enables us to offer clients one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences that give viewers a realistic sense of actually being there.

    What does this mean for you?

    We want to ensure every viewing of your property is of the highest quality by qualified buyers, it also means overseas investors are able view your property from anywhere in the world.

    The more high quality viewings we conduct, the more likely we are to get the best price for your home.

    Interested? Ask us for a demonstration.

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Why we are different.
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    We don't claim to be better, we're different!

    At James Kendall we genuinely believe that selling your home shouldn't be a hassle, and we are determined to make the entire experience a better one for all of our clients.

    We are unusual (if not unique) in that we boast both local knowledge and County-wide experience, and all without the Del Boy attitude. 

    More importantly, we understand that our Town is changing fast and so is the typical buyer, and we'll find the best for your home whether they are first-timers, buy-to-let hunters or new parents looking for green space and good nurseries.

    Get in touch to find out how we do things differently, or simply drop by our 'Home-Themed' office anytime for a chat about how we can help.


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    No 'Tie-in' Period
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    We are breaking the mould in this area, as we believe property sellers deserve better.

    We offer a zero week sole agency period for several reasons - In our opinion, a long period of sole agency suggests a lack of confidence on the agent's part, and it's a way of preventing the seller from sacking them if they fail to deliver!
    What sort of accountability is that?!

    It means that the agent can say whatever the seller wants to hear in order to secure the property on their books, and then wait for the property to sell itself. Indeed, some agents take on properties under a long term sole agency agreement, only to recommend a price reduction shortly after the initial marketing period.
    Sole agency periods protect agents not sellers!

    We feel that if, at any time, you no longer enjoy working with us, you should have the right to fire us!
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    Floorplans
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    At James Kendall we believe no property details are complete without a floorpan. 

    Floorplans give buyers a clear picture of the layout and size of the rooms which helps them imagine how they would live there. 
    Why it is so important to have a floor plan? Well  95% of clients we surveyed between March-July in 2014 commented that a floor plan was very important to them. (some even commented they may dismiss a property if it did not have one!)
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    In the know! (Our Staff)
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    When it comes to selling your home with us, our wealth of local knowledge is invaluable. 

    We know the parks, the schools, the places to eat, and where to walk the dog, so when a buyer comes looking for 'a 3 bedroom house', we find out what they're really looking for beyond just the bricks and mortar.
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    Charities and Community
    After years working for others we are finally doing business our way, and having a positive impact on our community is integral to our way of working.

    We support local events such as the Chill in the Park, Sue Ryder St.Johns Hospice and we have helped various local charities such as the Kings Arms Project, James's Journey (A Brave young man battling brain cancer) and Kempston Rural Lower Schools Christmas Fete.
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    James
    Hi I'm James Kendall, we are a new estate agent for Kempston(Est.2011), Bedford and the surrounding Villages. 

    Why Bedford? Simple, it's my home and myself and my team live, work and play here.I started James Kendall Estate Agents because I believe that selling, buying, letting or renting of property shouldn't be a chore. 

    Me and my team are determined to make the experience a better one for everyone, whether you're a first-time buyer or seasoned seller, professional landlord or new tenant.At James Kendall we're proud to 'keep it local' and aim to be a positive and active part of the community, so we use local companies where possible for all of our artwork, printing and other business needs!

    We are also a support of Sue Ryder St. Johns hospice, have sponsored local school and community events and much more!

     Call James on 01234 852434 or email james@jameskendall.co.uk
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    Michael
    Hi I'm Michael, I'm the Sales Manager at JKEA, I've been a part of the team since the original office opened on the High Street and have seen the business flourish which I believe is down to our honest and ethical approach to our customers.

    We're all "Normal" (Whatever that means these days!) people who live work and play locally so we know what we're selling is beyond just the bricks and mortar.

    With an increasing number of buyers moving to the Bedford/Kempston areas from AL. HP and other outer London postcodes it is so crucial that you know where you're talking about and not just what.

    I've lived locally all my life and enjoy playing Saturday and Sunday league football I also enjoy trips to the cinema to see the latest films.I'm a big fan of eating out and discovering new hidden gems within our town with Rice Thai on St. Cuthberts being one of my favourites! 

    Call Michael on 01234 852434 or email michael@jameskendall.co.uk
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    Matthew 
    Hi! I'm Matthew, I'm a Property consultant at James Kendall.I joined the team in 2015 having worked locally in a customer service role since leaving school.I wanted to join James Kendall having seen the office and the website when the job was advertised it's a great place to work!I'm a Luton Town fan and I've lived in area since my early teens. Call Matthew on 01234 852434 or email matthew@jameskendall.co.uk
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    Carol 
    Hi! I'm Carol, I was born in George Street, Bedford (Castle Road Area) in 1958 and have seen the Town I love change so much over the last 50 years but there are still a few favourites that are still as beautiful as they were back when I was a child!

    Bedford's Embankment was a favourite of mine as a child, I used to enjoy sitting by the Great Ouse on a Summers day with an ice cream !

    I was part of the original core when James Kendall Estate Agents was formed in 2011 when the business was in it's infancy and have it seen it flourish built on the core values I'm really passionate about which are Honesty, Integrity and Customer Service.I live locally with my husband and our dog Max who we rescued from a local rescue centre. 

    email carol@jameskendall.co.uk
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    Oscar
    Oscar is the office Dog (probably a first in Estate Agency) although he's not permanently based in our office (for obvious health and safety reasons) he is often deployed to check out the local parks and open spaces so that we can give the best info on the local routes for our purchasers!
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    194 Bedford Road,
    Kempston,
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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      James and his staff looked after everything. 
      James Kendall Estate Agents have provided an excellent service throughout the sale process and have gone"above and beyond" on several occasions. This has been so very helpful as I now live over 2 hours by car from the property and their "extra" service has saved me returning to the property to sort out various issues including the aftermath of an attempted break in. James and his staff looked after everything. I would use them again if I were selling another property. Thanks to the whole team.

      Mr Cadman - The Firs, Kempston

    • Seller Testimonial

      sold it within a couple of days to the right buyer
      We can't recommend this enthusiastic, professional and honest service enough. James Kendall put our house on the market for the right price and sold it within a couple of days to the right buyer. We were impressed with the support and communication from start to finish in what could have been a stressful process.

      Mr & Mrs Haslam - George Street, Clapham
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      like a breath of fresh air.
      We chose James Kendall Estate Agents in Bedford as they seemed to have a positive attitude to selling our house and had already sold my son's house having marketed it very well. 

      We were concerned that two other estate agents had not been able to sell our house, the first one over-valuing the property and the second not getting anyone to view and we were pleasantly surprised. James Kendall Estate Agents were like a breath of fresh air. 
      They made some constructive suggestions with regard to the garden and ways to market the property to the correct audience and we had viewings almost immediately. 

      They knew the price we would accept and only brought prospective buyers that were seriously interested and were in a position to proceed quite quickly, as my new job had already taken me to the South of England and the property was vacant. 

      When we received an offer on the property, James Kendall Estate Agents negotiated with the buyers on our behalf and, once the offer was accepted, dealt with all aspects of the solicitor's requirements for ourselves and the buyer, ensuring a clean and quick sale. 

      They kept us informed of the progress at all times. I would highly recommend James Kendall Estate Agents and cannot thank them enough for the way in which they handled the sale of our property. We are now in a beautiful home on the South Coast thanks to James and his team.

      Mrs Carter - York Street, Bedford
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      Very professional, no messing, honest estate agent
      Very professional, no messing , honest estate agent who can't do enough to sell your house. Very highly recommended.

      Mr & Mrs Fleet - Russet Close, Stewartby
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      James & the team were simply brilliant.
      I was recommended to James Kendall by a friend who had sold with them and whilst I had heard good things I wasn't expecting to have sold my house with three days for the full asking price!

      We had a few complications below in the chain with mortgages and solicitors but James & the team were simply brilliant.
      They chased down the chain relentlessly and kept me updated throughout the process.

      Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

      Mr Kalsi - Westminster Gardens, Kempston.
    • Seller Testimonial

      The service received is excellent.
      Hi James, just wanted to thank you again for all your help and assistance. Would recommend James Kendall Estate Agents to anyone looking to sell their property. The service received is excellent.

      Miss Knott - Ryswick Road, Kempston
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      buyer found within 3 days of listing
      Fantastic advice and service, buyer found within 3 days of listing. All parts of the sale handled brilliantly, and kept informed throughout the process. Highly recommended, will certainly be using next time.

      Mr Chandi - Ryswick Road, Kempston
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      took away all the stress.
      Thank you so very much for all your hard work in selling the house for us. 
      As you know I had previously used another Agent and found them useless but I had no problems when you took over, you did all the work and took away all the stress. Once again, thank you.

      Ms Timmins - Rhineland Way, Brickhill
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      gives estate agents a good name
      I had originally used other large estate agents. 
      The service received from them and the price they are prepared to charge is really poor.

      I was given and introduction to James Kendall and the service I received was great along with a good structured price, I would recommend him to anyone as he gives estate agents a good name for a change.Hard working and honest with good communication.Well done and thanks !

      Mr Mayes - Dart Road, Brickhill
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      what a brilliant job you did selling my house!
      Hi James, I wanted everyone to know what a brilliant job you did selling my house! 
      J ames is a no nonsense says it how it is estate agent and it was a pleasure to do business with him.
       In just two weeks I will have completed on the sale of my house, just can"t beat that!! Thanks James you really are the best!

      Ms Wall - Rhineland Way, Brickhill
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      Was a pleasure dealing with you.
      Hi James,Just wanted to say thanks for your hard work on getting our house sold. Was a pleasure dealing with you. Anyone considering using James Kendall Estate Agents, do not hesitate, James sold our house in 11 days for more than what we wanted. He kept both sides of the purchase updated with progress and actively pushed for exchange and completion. We saved money and hassle with the sale of our house and were very pleased with the service.Thanks again

      Mr & Mrs Gibbs - Littledale Street, Kempston
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      I would not hesitate recommending the agency.
      I have sold 8 houses and without doubt James Kendall is the best, most enthusiastic, good value for money and communicative estate agent i have ever used. I would not hesitate recommending the agency.

      Mr & Mrs Welton - Riverview Way, Kempston
    • Seller Testimonial

      Friendly and honest service would recommend.
      Thank you for all of your help. Was really quick and easy. Well for me as everything was taken care of by a great team. Friendly and honest service would recommend to anyone 5*
    • Seller Testimonial

      I highly recommend James Kendall to anyone 
      James and Michael sold our house in Kempston in July 2015, within 2 days being on the market. They were both very professional throughout the process, even though our purchase was a little difficult at times. Nothing was too much trouble and even provided assistance with the property we were purchasing. I highly recommend James Kendall to anyone wanting to sell their property. Thank you to you both.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      making buying a house so easy
      Thank you for all your help along the way, making buying a house so easy and took the stress right out of it! Professional, knowledgable and such great service by all!! Couldn't recommend enough ! So a massive Thank you to all the team. Best agent in town.
    • Buyer Testimonial

      professional and extremely helpful in every detail
      Estate Agents like no other.Friendly and casual atmosphere though still professional and extremely helpful in every detail customer service , without this 'corporation' like ,concrete ,faceless approach.
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