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    Our Website:  www.homesinmelksham.co.uk
    Lock and Key Independent Estate Agents opened the doors of their exciting and contemporary agency practice in November 2007 during which the worst recession in 60 years started to take its grip on the UK and World economy.
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    Lock & Key Independent Estate Agents was created in 2006, by founder and CEO Nigel Fitzgerald, Melksham's leading estate agent, specialising in residential sales & lettings, and property management. It is now a flourishing estate agency practice and is one of the area's leading estate agents specialising in all types of property in and around Melksham, and the lovely surrounding villages and charming rural hamlets. "I decided to create a revolutionary estate agency business, and started from scratch, avoiding all the legacy issues of a traditional estate agency business. Understanding it was time to develop a brand new service around the needs of busy people in the 21st century, without compromising on the dedication to customer care and service that people expected. Using the latest developments in technology, and innovations, I soon realised there was a more convenient way for our customers to interact with us without losing the human touch. That is why at Lock & Key we staff our business with the brightest people in the industry and empower our 'local property experts', to put the needs of our customers first. By building our business on the quality of service in the most reliable way possible, we are changing people's property habits with the wonderful convenience of being able to get the service you should expect, when you want it."

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Successfully Selling Property...
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    "We Are Your Local Property Experts...."
    If you want to sell your home fast, and at the best possible price, you need an estate agent who knows the local property market inside out and upside down. Oh yes, and back to front. That would be Lock and Key. In any case, we know your neighbourhood. We know your street. And we know pretty much exactly the right price to ask for your home to find the right buyer.
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    Our 1st Class Website - www.homesinmelksham.co.uk
    We are in a league of our own with our web site usage and functionality for our customers.  Please use it and you will see the fabulous advantages our web site has.  The extra benefit too is it is mobile friendly so will be compatable with your ipads, laptops, any mobile device which means we are always with you when you are on the go.
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    The Very Best Marketing Programme In Town

    We have such a strong presence on the largest online portals such as Rightmove, Primelocation, Zoopla and Globrix, which attract millions of potential buyers every day. In fact we advertise on over 27 different sites. 

    Exceptional brochures and marketing materials, utilising quality photography, floorplans and a large choice of brochure styles.

    Partnerships with national house builders, job relocation companies and a national network of independent estate agents.

    Use of social media to raise awareness of your property, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

    We have strong links with local, regional and national publications to help promote your property Distinctive, eye-catching sales boards

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    Experienced & Knowledgable
    We are proud to have been selling property for many years and it's no secret that we know a thing or two. Our dedicated team of highly motivated, professional staff pride themselves on their valuable local knowledge and pro-active approach to helping you sell your property.
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Your Local Property Experts...
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    If you want to buy a property in Melksham, and our stunning villages and lovely rural hamlets, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for.  All our agents live locally and know the area inside and out and will spend the time to get to know you.
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    We have a wide selecton to buy
    We'll take the time to get to know you, listening carefully to your description of your ideal home and making sure that we present properties to you that are a close match to your requirements. If you're looking for a four-bedroom house with garden, we won't waste your time by trying to sell you a two-bedroom first-floor apartment. We want your experience of buying a home through us to be as pain-free as possible.
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    Our Local Knowledge Is Second To None
    If you're new to the area, we can tell you everything you want to know - from transport links to schools - because we know the area so well. We are in this journey with you and as our people have lived here for so many years their knowledge is priceless, so you can rely on us for sound advice and help with your decision-making.
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    After Sales & Beyond With Lock & Key
    Our team will take your through the sales process and with our in house sale progressing team we are here to take you through the process once an offer is agreed and it is in the hands of solicitors.  In the future, when you want to move again, we hope that the relationship we have built with you will mean that Lock & Key is your first choice to sell your property - there is no better recommendation.
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    Lettings

    We have a residential lettings and property management department with experienced lettings negotiators and property managers able to offer lettings valuations with advice on Buy To Let investment purchases, preparation of properties To Let and have a proven record in matching and securing quality tenants within a given time scale.

    We offer an introduction only or management service, whilst we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive range of quality rental properties throughout the area both furnished and unfurnished.

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    Rent Recovery Plus

    When tenants can't or won't pay, we can protect and benefit our Landlords.

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    Property Refurbishment and Renovation
    No project is too big or small but we can look after your property projects from start to finish.
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    Additional Services
    - Gas, electrical and furnishings safety testing
    - Energy performance certificates
    - Key cutting
    - Utility updates
    - Pre and post cleaning services
    - Tenancy deposit schemes
    - Buildings and contents insurance cover
    - Rent & legal protection
    - Inventory / schedule of condition
    - Overseas tax exemption
    - Property maintenance, repairs and refurbishment
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    PROVIDING A FIRST CLASS SERVICE THATGIVE OUR LANDLORDS PEACE OF MINE, A GOOD INCOME AND THE KNOWLEDGE THEIR INVESTMENT IS IN SAFE HANDS.

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"Your Local Property Experts...."
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    Lock & Key's Support Team
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    If you want to sell your home fast, and at the best possible price, you need an estate agent who knows the local property market inside out and upside down. Oh yes, and back to front. That would be Lock and Key. In any case, we know your neighbourhood. We know your street. And we know pretty much exactly the right price to ask for your home to find the right buyer.
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    So that you can put a name to the face, here is an overview of the key staff at Lock & Key who work together as a team to help you move.
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    Nigel Fitzgerald MNAEA - Managing Director
    Nigel heads up the sales team and office and is the driving force behind the business, he is very passionate about property. Reliable, approachable and professional. In an industry where trust is paramount, Nigel is renowned as a straight talker who puts his money where his mouth is, another trait that ensures he enjoys a constant number of repeat clients and referrals. In his downtime Nigel is a keen sportsman and enjoys fitness/ training in his spare time. He is also glued to the football during the season making predictions about the latest football transfer news, whilst encouraging his team Liverpool to win the league, he also fancies himself as a sports pundit on Sky Sports!.
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    Julie Packer - Senior Marketing Consultant
    Julie has worked with us for many years and she has a wealth of professional estate agency experience having been in the business for over ten years. Julie has lived locally all her life and will have detailed knowledge of your property. She will know your street and your neighbourhood and she will take the time to get to know you.
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    Amanda Burrows - Senior Marketing Consultant
    There is one thing that can be said about Amanda and that is her enthusiastic approach to sales and her eagerness to sell property is undeniable. Amanda has grown up in Melksham and continues to live locally. She has a unique perspective and insight into the town therefore knows the local area intimately. Amanda joined the Lock and Key team in 2012 and has achieved superb results in the short space of time she has been with us. She enjoys cinematic film, reading and looking after her grandchildren, who keep her fit and on her toes at the time.
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    5 Church Street,
    Melksham,
    SN12 6LS

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    Buying: 01225 686099  Local call rate

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      Our aim is simple, to have delighted customers...
      What our customers say about us.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      big on everything that counts, above the rest

      Small and independent you may be, but ... you are BIG on everything that counts ... the customer. House moving, buying and selling are at the top of the list for stress, not if you have Lock and Key in your corner though. Lock and Key give 100% plus in commitment to what you want and it's all done with no rush, a cheery word and smile, as if you were the only one they were dealing with. A service second to none. p.s There has never been an agent who has impressed me as much as Lock and Key. This coming move will be my 12th. You at Lock and Key stand alone for service of excellence and all has been done with a smile. You really are above the rest.

      Yvonne Crocker, Sells Green

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      high standard of customer service

      Lock & Key have impressed us from the very first moment we walked into their office. As the letting agent managers of our property, they have endeavoured to provide the best service possible. We have been completely satisfied with their work ethos, continuous professionalism and high standard of customer service, which makes us very content and willing to recommend them to any potential client of the future. My wife and I can and have relied on Lock & Key to mange our property exactly as we expected, and in addition, on many occasions they have added their personal touch and cared for our property as if it was their own. This is a quality you will not find easily in an agency and makes Lock & Key a cut above the rest.

      Kind regardsAntony Betts, Britannia Close, Melksham

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      prepared to go that little bit extra

      Having had dealings with estate agents numerous times in the past we would like to share our thoughts about Lock and Key in Melksham. My partner and I made the decision to buy a house together and therefore wanted to sell our respective properties. We found a house we loved which was being sold by Lock and Key estate agents. From our very first dealing as a prospective buyer we found the staff at Lock and Key to be efficient, friendly and always prepared to go that little bit extra.My partners' property was in Westbury and already for sale with a local agent, viewings were sparse and feedback had to be chased. She was also tied in for 3 months. Because of the excellent service we had already experienced with Lock and Key I invited them to value my house. I had previously had two other estate agents around and was pleased to find Lock and Key had no tie-in but Nigel impressed me in particular with the way he operated so duly instructed them to sell my property in Melksham. Within a day viewings had been arranged even though the photographs had yet to be taken. After each viewing feedback was prompt and honest. The property sold within two months and i was relieved to find that even post sale, Lock and Key maintained close contact liaising with all parties, nothing was too much trouble. We would thoroughly recommend this local estate agent and would like to take this opportunity in thanking all the staff for their help during this potentially stressful time.

      Bryan Taylor and Catherine Gilbert, Sweetbriar Road, Melksham.

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      always greeted with sincerity and a smile

      Dear Nigel, Julie & Mandy We would like to thank you for the very quick sale of our property. You have showed a very professional approach to the way you run your business. We have always been greeted with sincerity and a smile. We both wish you all good fortune for the future.

       Maureen & Fred White, Stirling Close, Bowerhill.

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      proactive, honest approach

      Hi Nigel We are writing to thank you and your team for all the continued support and guidance that you have given us over the past few months. Moving is never easy and can be a stressful and strenuous task, but your proactive honest approach has made it a whole lot easier. Of all the local Agents that we have registered with, Lock & Key is the only one that has given regular updates on new properties that have come onto the market within our requirements. We hope that all will continue as it has up until our completion date.

      kind Regards Ian and Clare Saunders November 2012

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      54 years in one home, express my gratitude

      Dear Nigel, just a few lines to express my gratitude to you for your assistance and help with the sale of my property. As you know it was quite a wrench, 54 years in one home is quite a long time, but it has all gone smoothly and I am now settling into my new home. Once again, many thanks to you and your team.

      Best Wishes, Jill Godwin, Bradley View, Seend

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      definately recommend lock & key

      Dear Nigel, We would like to thank you for all of your hard work in marketing our property. Even though we have decided to extend what we have got and stay where we are we recognise your efforts and how well you worked on our behalf. We will definitely continue to recommend Lock & Key. Once again thank you for an excellent service.

      Best Wishes, Mr/S Hillman, Melksham.

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      highly motivated, efficient & very supportive

      Nigel and his team at Lock & Key have been brilliant! We have found them to be highly motivated, extremely efficient and very supportive. We are in no doubt as to how hard they have worked to sell our house so quickly and help us purchase our dream home and would certainly recommend them to others.

      Elaine and David Cade, Daisy Close, Melksham

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      quick to follow up on all questions

      Just a posting to say how pleased we were with the service we received from Lock and Key with regard to the sale of a family members house. They were quick to follow up all our questions and queries and offered a fast and very professional service. They made it clear that they were acting on behalf of us as the client and understood the tricky market we were selling in. I would be most happy to use them again.

      Sarah Clover, Church Walk, Melksham.

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      they were always able to help

      'Lock & Key offer a personal service which is second to none. From the start of the selling process, their team take care of every aspect to the final detail. I was secure in the knowledge that should I need assistance, they were always able to help'.

      Linda Williams, Beanacre Road, Melksham

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      delighted, attention and care

      Dear Julie We were absolutely delighted with the way you handled the sale of our house and all the attention and care we received from start to finish. Achieving the full asking price was the icing on the cake! We thoroughly recommend Lock & Key.

      Mr & Mrs Paget, Berryfield Park, Melksham.

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      fantastically smooth, stress free

      Would just like to thank you and your staff for all the help and assistance I was given with my recent property purchase at 36 Woodcombe in Melksham, Everything went fantastically smooth and without a hitch and to be honest with your help was completly stress free, I will not hesitate to use your company again and will definitely recommend you to friends and family in the future.

      Rob Bailey, Woodcombe, Melksham

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      your help has been invaluble

      I would just like to say how professional you have both been in introducing me to the landlord world. Your help has been invaluable and your contacts have always been excellent. Thank you again and I hope we can maintain a successful partnership for the coming years.

      Kind regards Laurence Bailey, Wellesley Close, Melksham

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      noticed mainly all your sold signs

      We chose Lock & Key because we noticed that they have a lot of property for sale in the Melksham area which says a lot about the company,(Mainly SOLD Signs) When we first met with the estate agent she was very friendly and talked us through the whole process and put our minds at ease, as we were selling for the first time. A superb team with professional service throughout and our house sold within a week. we could not have asked for more from an estate agent.

      Thank you Lock & Key James and Fiona Hutchings, Daisy close, Melksham

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      highly motivated & very supportive

      Nigel and his team have showed a very professional approach with the way they run their estate agency. After no luck with another agent I choose them based on a recommendation. I have found them to be highly motivated & very supportive especially Amanda. Not only did she sell my place she worked hard to achieve the price I wanted.

      Best Wishes, Carl Baker, Cotswold Close, Melksham.

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      hassel free, everything was faultless

      We found the service we received from Lock and Key to be faultless from the very first smile we received from Den when she was waiting for us (early!) outside the property we were viewing. She was very informative whilst at the same time allowed us to look around on our own without being pushy. Everything was done well, on time and our move in day was hassle free. When the time came to move out again everything was faultless and Den again went out of her way to ensure our deposit was released in full promptly.  I Would highly recommend Lock & Key if someone wants a hassle free rental experience in Melksham.

      Anna Ross, East Wing, Shurhold

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      Nigel was spot on with his comments

      I would like to thank Nigel for finding our perfect family home; you were very helpful in making sure that all our expectations were met. The lock and key team, were always professional in dealing with all enquires and making sure that both me and my wife were made aware of all proceedings related to the sale and purchase. We are both very grateful for everything that the lock and key team have done for us and we will definitely be recommending them to others. Nigel quoted 'Our house would sell in 2 weeks' he was spot on with his comments.

      Thank you so much Mr M & Mrs N Ogden, Hornchurch Road, Bowerhill

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    Lock and Key Independent Estate Agents opened the doors of their exciting and contemporary agency practice in November 2007 during which the worst recession in 60 years started to take its grip on the UK and World economy.

    It is now a flourishing estate agency practice and is one of the area’s leading estate agents specialising in all types of property in and around Melksham, and the lovely surrounding villages and charming rural hamlets. Many clients turn to Lock & Key to sell their most valuable asset recognising their ability to prosper in tough times and being able to grow their business and succeed when more established agency’s were closing down due to the downturn.

    Both Directors, are dedicated property professionals with over 40 years combined experience in the property market, so they know a thing or two about what really matters to their clients and recognise above all else great communication is a pre-requisite and is paramount to their customers receiving the very best service one can expect.

    “Everything we do is on a personal basis, it’s all hands on here at Lock and Key and all our clients are always regularly kept informed and updated from start to finish. We have been involved with thousands of completed house sales transactions over the years so we understand what people are going through and we are on their side. Our commitment is to be personally involved from point of instruction through to your completion and beyond”.

    “We pride ourselves in being different and are innovators in our field. Everything we do is of the highest quality and all our customers will experience a new forward-thinking and dynamic approach, all done on a personal and friendly basis.”

    Melksham itself is a bustling market town and has a population of over 20,000. The office is situated in the heart of the town’s conservation area amid the banks, the post office, the tourist information centre and the main town car park where parking is free for an hour.

    It is in a prime location, ideal for potential property buyers to walk by and have a look at our exciting office with our range of properties showcased by us. We’ve lost count of the times customers have come in and enquired about a property from walking past our office, something catches their attention more often than not by the way we promote our clients properties whether it ‘s the bespoke range of displays or the media screen technology and further down the road have ended up buying that property because of our attention to detail.

    All staff are fully trained and undertake professional qualifications provided by the National Association of Estate Agents, the UK’s leading professional body. Membership of the NAEA is voluntary and demonstrates that the professional member agent is happy to be bound by a stringent code of conduct and will adhere to the highest ethical standards. Not anyone can become a member either as members have to obtain the right qualifications through the association’s stringent examination process. This means you can feel secure in the knowledge that you and your property are in safe hands.

    We are proud of our membership of the NAEA and believe it is an indication of the type of service excellence you can expect to receive should you decide to buy or sell through members such as ourselves. After all, when the time comes to sell there is much at stake, so you owe it to yourself to choose the right agent wisely.

    At Lock and Key, we work very hard at recruiting the most enthusiastic and energetic people we can find. But, vital though they are, energy and enthusiasm can only take you so far. When things get a little bumpy, as they sometimes do in our business, professionalism and problem-solving ability come into their own. Which is why we take training and staff development very seriously.

    We offer a service that is totally focused on the customer with an undiluted approach to selling your property. There is no extra or hidden agenda. There is no ‘hard sell’ that the majority of estate agents will try to present you with, especially if they have additional vested interests in mortgages, insurance products, conveyancing and overseas properties etc.

    By focusing on our core traditional values, we can preserve our commitment to our customers, they will always come first. We pride ourselves in being a unique Estate Agent, offering our clients an unrivalled and exceptional service.

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    5 Church Street, Melksham, SN12 6LS

    Buying: 01225 686099  Local call rate
    Fax: 01225 707917

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