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    One of Plymouth's leading independent estate agencies has strengthened its position in the waterside property market by opening a new office in the Barbican.

    Lang Town & Country was created earlier this year following the merger of Town & Country Estate Agents & Letting Agents and Lang & Co Estate Agents- two of the best-known and most respected property businesses in Plymouth.

    The merged business already has offices in Mannamead, North Hill and Plymstock - as well as Mayfair in London - and the opening of the new office near Plymouth's waterfront underlines the success of the company.

    Around a fifth of Lang Town & Country's current business comes from the waterside market. The new high profile office, is located in Notte Street and will be the base for Lang Town & Country's waterside property team, which is headed up by director Gareth Forrest.

    Gareth, who has more than 15 years' experience in the property market, has been involved in the sale of many of Plymouth's waterfront and new home developments during their initial construction and has handled scores of after sales within each development. He will be joined at the new office by Becky Ford who will be the Sales Manager & Chelsea Parrot as Lettings Manager.

    Gareth explained "The waterside property market in Plymouth and Surrounding Areas is extremely buoyant and there is continuing demand for good quality houses, flats and apartments on or near the water - whether coastal, river or estuary."

    Our exclusive membership of the Waterside Properties Network, which has offices in the 14 Counties in the UK and overseas, ensures a high level of awareness of waterside properties in the Plymouth area among potential buyers.

    As a member of the network, Lang Town & Country is represented at the prestigious London and Southampton boat shows providing an important showcase for Plymouth properties among the yachting and sailing community.

    Gareth said that an in-depth knowledge of the waterside property market was essential to ensure that vendors achieved the best price for their property.

    "Over the last 15 to 20 years we have seen a number of new developments in and around Sutton Harbour, while more recently the Millbay and Royal William Yard have come on stream, stimulating further sales.

    "A lot of people are downsizing and choosing apartments for retirement and Plymouth certainly has plenty to offer to this market."

    He said that the market for waterside rental property also remained strong and he was confident that the new office will provide a further boost to this side of the business for Lang Town & Country.

    "Being right in the heart of the Barbican gives us the opportunity to provide landlords with an even stronger service than we currently offer. We certainly expect to see our portfolio of rental properties grow in the future."

    For more information visit www.langtownandcountry.com or Telephone 01752 200909

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    We have listed some helpful tips & what to look out for when trying to sell your home based upon the experience we have gained over the many years of working in the industry. Please take a look at the testimonial section to see what are clients say about us, after all there is no better form of advertising than a personal recommendation.
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    Contract
    There are many things to consider when choosing the right Estate Agent to market your property, but the MOST important factor should be the terms & conditions of their contract. Below are some tips form the consumer advice company "Which" that you should take the time to read. It's important to read estate agent contracts thoroughly. Pay particular attention to the following areas and, if necessary, seek to clarify the relevant clauses: 
    • If you're not happy with the agent's service, how long does the contract tie you in for? Ideally aim for a six to 12-week break clause.
    • What happens if you're unhappy with the agent's service and want to complain?
    You should be very clear about the arrangement you're entering into, so if you don't understand the contract, don't sign it. Legally, your estate agents contract must use clear terms. Your estate agent must pass on all offers promptly in writing, reveal any financial interest they have in offers made on your property, keep records for six years and be a member of one of the two Office of Fair Trading-approved redress schemes At Lang Town & Country we offer a ZERO week contract that can be terminated at any time by giving us 14 days written notice.
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    Fee
    The first question and probably the most important one that people ask is "What are you fee's?" In the current economic climate you can understand that if you pay less for the same product somewhere else then you are probably going to use the cheaper option. When you choose your Estate Agent you are not buying a product you are paying for a service! You are entrusting the agent with potentially your biggest asset, when you break down the costs between Estate Agents you may save a couple of hundred pounds on the fee but a good Estate Agent will be able to negotiate you a better price for the property potentially gaining you thousands. We charge a percentage of the agreed sales price that we achieve for you. You should always work with an agent who charges a percentage of the sale price of the property because it is in their interest to get you the best possible price for your property because they will also earn more. When you are selling a property for such a large sum of money £500 or £1000 may not seem allot, but when the time comes to pay your solicitors, removal companies etc. that few hundred pounds extra will make all the difference
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    Presentation is key
    First impressions are important, so check your kerb appeal, tidy the garden front and back, paint window sills and the front door if needed .. Rooms inside should be kept tidy (even when you're not expecting a viewing. De-clutter - consider putting some of your stuff in storage, tidy and clean, neutralise animal smells, get someone to take the kids and pets out during viewings. Finish Any DIY Projects , but you don't have to spend a fortune. Paint - a lick of paint can transform a room and bring it up to date. Use the space - a double bedroom has more value than a single, and a single bedroom has more value than a study, so show the rooms off to their best advantage to maximise their appeal. House full of family photos? Tone it down - the viewers need to imagine themselves living there, not you. Clean, dust and tidy everywhere, open windows and, yes, put that pot of coffee on
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    Viewings
    With the years of experience that we have gained within the industry most purchasers tell us that they prefer it when the Estate Agent shows them the property, we feel that the first time someone looks at your property all they want to do is get a feel for it, let them, and let them do it with the agent. When they want to come back for another look it is a that point you should probably be there as they may have some questions to ask you
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    As well as looking in estate agents windows, the internet is also an excellent research tool for finding properties. There are now many websites specifically geared for property searches. Most estate agents also have their own websites our web site is www.langtownandcountry.com  . Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when looking for the house of your dreams:
    • View the properties as soon as possible. Leave it too long and you could lose out.
    • Make good use of your lunch hours or make appointments on the way to and from work.
    • If two of you are buying together, decide who will be the chief viewer, and weed out all but the strongest candidates.
    • Don't be afraid to make numerous visits with tradesmen to find out what you're letting yourself in for.
    • If you're tempted to buy a run-down property to renovate and sell on, check how long it's been on the market. If it's been there a long time, it suggests there isn't a lot of profit to be made.
    • New carpets, bathrooms and kitchens can be signs of a superficial renovation that is hiding more serious work to be done.
    • Visit the property at different times during the day and even at weekends to get a true picture of the area when everyone is home from work.
    It's human nature to try to strike a deal, but if you find your ideal home and it seems to be priced correctly, consider offering the full asking price. This means you'll be taken seriously, there won't be any time-wasting and it will lessen the possibility of another party stepping. All offers should be made with the stipulation of taking the property off the market. Getting a 'Sold' board outside is a good way to dissuade others from looking. You might also want to ensure that all internet adverts for the property have been removed, to prevent any further interest. The best way to ensure a chain progresses smoothly is through to completion is good communication. Stay in regular contact with your conveyancer and estate agent to make sure everything possible is being done to speed things along. It can also help to stay flexible. Be prepared to move in with your family or rent as a short-term measure if it means you can keep the chain going.
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    Our Director Gareth Forrest is our Waterside Homes expert. Over his many years in Estate Agency he has been involved in the sale of many of the waterfront and new home developments during their initial construction and with dozens of aftersales within each development. This fantastic knowledge enables Gareth to share his experience with his colleagues and to understand the various demands and requirements that buyers ask for to find the right location and home.

    Gareth and the sales & lettings team are friendly and experienced property experts who will guide you through every stage of the process, making it as stress-free as possible. When selling your home we have the marketing advantage with our Waterside Properties Network and the dedicated specialist website watersideproperties.com. link here to the watersideproperties.com website.

    The network of offices are in prime coastal, river and estuary locations across the country which enable us to reach buyers from much further afield. The Waterside Properties network have exhibitions both at the London and Southampton boat shows which reach high net worth buyers that have strong aspirations to live by the coast. We are the only agent to advertise your property at the international Boat Shows.

    Waterside Life magazine is a publication distributed at exhibitions, from our offices and within local and regional outlets, with thousands of copies being distributed to serious potential buyers.

    With many buyers coming from further afield, particularly London, the Home Counties and Midlands our financially incentivized referral network enables offices to introduce buyers across the country and be rewarded. Our database of serious property buyers are constantly updated to ensure we are matching the requirements of our clients properties at every opportunity.

    Editorial - The Waterside Homes Network has strong links with the key journalists who work for national newspapers and property publications, in particular Coast magazine where you will often see network properties featured.

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    Gareth Forrest

    BSc (HONS) MNAEA

    Gareth, who has more than 15 years' experience in the property market, has been involved in the sale of many of Plymouth's waterfront and new home developments during their initial construction and has handled scores of after sales within each development.

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    Becky Ford

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    Becky who joins the team as our Office Manager has worked in the waterfront for the last few years and brings a wealth of experience negotiating sales and assisting both buyers and sellers with their sales and purchases.

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    Bryony Green
    Our Waterside property manager heads up our letting department assisted with our head office in North Hill.
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    Kiera O'Donnell
    Kiera is our latest member of the team to join our busy office having worked in the business for six months on Saturdays and proved she has what it takes. Kiera is an enthusiastic individual who is settling in nicely.
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    Testimonials from Sellers

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      Thank you for all your help along the way, very best wishes from Roy and Carole
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      It would seem that Gareth at Lang Town and Country has been so efficient at selling our house that it sold before going on the market. - Mrs Easson

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      A very big thank you, champagne rooftop house warming coming up!! THANK YOU THANK YOU.
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      We wish you had been able to help us sell our home in Wales. Mr and Mrs Corry
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      We finally made it, thank you for all your help with my purchase and sale on the Hoe. - Mr Moulds (Seller and Buyer)
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      We're so excited to be moving to our new home - Mr and Mrs Tarling (Buyer and Seller)
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      Thank you for all your help and patience during my purchase - Mrs Cooke
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      Another completion with Kiera handing over keys and our move in gift.
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      Mrs Leigh collecting keys and her move in pack from our director Gareth
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