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Welcome to Martyn R Cox
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     Free Valuation & Expert Advice  01993 779020
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    We are Independent Estate Agents and Valuers based in Witney and have been selling a wide variety of Town & Country property in West Oxfordshire since 1988. Our objective is to ensure your home move is as smooth as possible from start to finish and to achieve the optimum price. Friendly, dedicated staff will be with you all the way, helping and advising both the buyer and seller, from valuation to hand over of keys, from accepting an offer to moving in. 
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    Who we are and what we do
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    Martyn R Cox & Co has long been associated with integrity and quality in the competitive business of property marketing, valuation and general advice. Our staff members are among the most experienced and proficient in Witney and the office is run in the style of a family business rather than a corporate entity.

    This leads to greater understanding and a higher level of communication and helps create a more relaxed and comfortable client/agent relationship. We also believe that sales progression is crucial to the transaction and seeing the sale through to completion is a vital part of our after sales service.

    Our marketing policy still includes extensive use of the local press which we feel is important and our excellent website and associated portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla, take our property to both local buyers and a global audience. We also have a London connection through our Mayfair office, which advises on Country Property, produces potential buyers and superb editorials for principal national newspapers and magazines.

    Our offices are centrally located in Witney where our whole team is based. A recent advertising campaign suggested that we are "the only office you will ever need". We believe our focus on the individual, independent minded person, creates a perfect alternative to "virtual offices" and multi-branch corporate companies with their ever-changing staff.

    We are proud of the fact that our team has been together for an average of ten years, which is quite an achievement these days. We believe that our cohesive nature and consistency can only benefit our clients and our aim is to bring about a successful sale at a price and time frame that will leave you smiling.

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    The London Connection

    Martyn R Cox and Co are proud members of Mayfair Office and play an important and strategic role in the dynamic 400 office international network, 300 of which are in the UK and 100 in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

    Why is this good for buyers and sellers?

    Because all our offices are linked through the powerful website - www.mayfairoffice.co.uk to ensure that home movers from around the country are helped to find suitable property. We also share an influential marketing office in London's West End, staffed by highly experienced professionals, to ensure that many of the superb houses and flats we have to sell do reach the widest audience.

    Our network of associated offices gives us unprecedented access to buyers moving from all over the UK.Our records show that whilst most of our buyers are either local or from London and the Southern Home Counties, our area remains ever popular for those relocating from other parts of the UK and overseas, and we are uniquely able to tap into this rich seam of relocation opportunity.

    Our firm enjoys the unique benefit of close links with other leading independent firms in the region. This close association through the Mayfair Office network ensures that buyers from other locations can be focused on our own market and our clients' properties in particular.

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Selling with Martyn R Cox
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    Market Appraisals
    Our market knowledge is based on experience and research from our own extensive data base and various local and national sources. We will provide you with a full marketing appraisal and a recommended asking price. The asking price is of course your decision, but there are many reasons why prices are suggested and it does not necessarily have to be the highest figure possible to produce the best end result. Our valuers are always on hand to discuss any ideas or concerns you may have in this respect.
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    Energy Performance Certificate
    An energy performance certificate known as an EPC is a legal requirement for anyone selling a property. The EER (Energy Efficiency Rating) has to be shown and be available for prospective purchasers and their solicitors to consider. We will arrange for an Energy Performance assessment to be carried out by a qualified inspector immediately we receive instructions to proceed with marketing.
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    Accompanied Viewings
    A large proportion of viewings will be accompanied by a member of our staff. Some owners prefer to conduct the viewing themselves, but in our experience buyers are more likely to be relaxed and open with their comments during an exclusive visit with the agent.
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    Accepting Offers
    Offers received are submitted and confirmed to all parties in accordance with current legislation, both verbally and in writing. This is also in accordance with our Code of Practice. We always give you our best advice on how to respond to an offer and will deal with the negotiations in your best interest at all times while respecting the position and status of the prospective buyer. A deal is only a deal when both parties agree.
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    Agreeing a Sale
    When an offer has been accepted subject to contract, it is essential that the financial position of the buyer is confirmed and checked with lenders and financial advisors where possible. The matter can then be placed in the hands of Solicitors. We will handle Building Society valuations and structural surveys and advise buyers of alternative lenders if it becomes necessary to find better terms or a quicker conclusion. During the course of the transaction we will negotiate suitable and mutually agreeable dates for exchange of contracts and completion.
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A Guide to Buying Property
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    A step by step explanation of the buying process
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    Step 1. Arranging your mortgage

    Before you begin your property search, it is advisable to arrange your finances and if required, have a mortgage agreed in principle. This will confirm how much money you will have to fund the purchase, which will ultimately influence your decision. Our recommended mortgage broker, The Mortgage Company, has access to the entire market, as well as exclusive deals and rates to help find you the best mortgage available.

    Step 2. Register your details

    The first step to finding the right property is to register with us either by calling us on 01993 779020 or visit our office to discuss your property requirements with one of our experienced staff. You can alsoclick here to send us an email.

    Step 3. Finding the right property

    We will have a clear understanding of your requirements and will keep you up-to-date via email and SMS alerts when new properties become available. Full colour brochures will also be available.

    Step 4. Schedule viewings

    We will meet you at the property or drive you there and show you around, answering any questions you may have. We are available six days a week and alternative arrangements can be made for out of hours requests.

    Step 5. Making an offer

    Once you have found your ideal property, we will put forward an offer to the seller on your behalf, both verbally and in writing including any special conditions regarding your offer. We will verify with you at this time, your ability to proceed with a purchase (eg your mortgage agreement in principle). There are no legal obligations on either side at this stage, until contracts are signed.

    Step 6. Offer agreed

    Once your offer is accepted we will:- ? Prepare a Memorandum of Sale ? Write to you, the seller and your solicitors, enclosing a copy of the Memorandum and confirming the purchase price and any other relevant points relating to your purchase.

    Step 7. Instructing a solicitor

    The successful purchase of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is advisable to use a solicitor who knows the area you are moving to and specialises in conveyancing. We will be happy to advise you of a selection of solicitors in Witney so that you can make your own decision on who you would like to represent you.

    Step 8. Conveyancing (The legal process)

    Unlike many agents, we have a dedicated member of staff who will liaise with your solicitor and the seller's solicitor to ensure the transaction is completed as swiftly as possible, informing you along the way. Your solicitor will ? Raise any enquiries on receipt of the draft contract from the sellers solicitor ? Request local searches ? Agree on a date for exchange of contracts

    Step 9. Survey & Mortgage Offer

    A survey will be booked by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to advise on the property's value and identify any structural problems. We will advise you when this takes place. After the mortgage valuation report is received by your lender, a formal offer of a mortgage will be sent to you and your solicitor for you to sign and return to the lender. There are no legal obligations until contracts have been signed.

    Step 10. Exchange of Contracts

    Exchange of contracts occurs when all enquiries, legal and otherwise have been confirmed and agreed. Your solicitor will advise us when this has taken place. When the contract has been signed by both parties, a deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor. You are now committed to the purchase of the property and the seller committed to the sale.

    Step 11. Completion

    Legal completion occurs when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor's account. Once this has been confirmed to us and the money has cleared in the sellers account, we will contact you to advise that we can release the keys. Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!

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    We do more for you!

     

    We have a talented team looking after your sale from the moment an offer is received to the point of legal completion and handing over of keys. It is essential that everyone involved is kept informed and problems that arise are dealt with at an early stage. Good communication is essential to a successful sale and generally we find that both buyers and sellers appreciate our involvement in negotiations and discussions that solicitors sometimes find they cannot so easily carry out. Instant communication by phone or e-mail is a crucial part of keeping the sale on track and statistics show that our "aborted sale rate" is extremely low due to our dedication in this respect.

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    Mortgages

     

    Martyn R Cox & Co recommends The Mortgage Company, local Independent Financial Consultants who will provide professional advice regarding mortgages and other loans. An appointment can be arranged, without obligation in your own home, your place of work, or at our offices in Witney at a time to suit you.

    You will find out how much you can borrow, details of the likely monthly repayments and given a choice of appropriate lenders and types of mortgages available. A member of our staff will be happy to put you in touch with The Mortgage Company or make a suitable appointment on your behalf.

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The Team
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    About us
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    As one of the longest established independent Estate Agents in Witney, we have sold a considerable number of properties over the years in all price ranges. Our prominent office has been specifically designed to attract potential buyers and also benefits from high levels of passing traffic. In this age of on-line sales and marketing, we still believe that an office is an important factor and encourages browsing, private discussion and face to face meetings which are crucial to the success of any truly professional Estate Agent and greatly increases the chance of converting offers into a sales. We remain one of the most successful owner operated agents in town and have many testimonials on record from satisfied clients.
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    Martyn Cox FNAEA - Sole Principal

    Martyn has been in the Estate Agency profession for over 45 years and began his career in London and quickly moved on to High Wycombe and Oxford. In 1976 he transferred to Witney to manage the local Buckell & Ballard office, which became one of the most successful branches

    .In 1988 he opened Martyn R Cox & Co and expanded the office in 1992. Martyn has a wide variety of interests and belongs to numerous clubs and organisations. He has two daughters and three grandchildren living locally.

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    Simon Daughton MNAEA - Residential Sales Manager

    Simon is one of the most knowledgeable Estate Agents in Witney with 25 years experience in the profession, 22 of those working with Martyn R Cox & Co.As Residential Sales Manager, he is responsible for sales, marketing and management.

    He was raised in Witney, attended local schools, colleges and sports clubs and still lives in the town. Over the years he has developed a large client base and is a trusted figure in public and professional circles. He enjoys attending rugby tournaments and is a keen motorcyclist, but now spends much of his spare time trying to keep up with his Jack Russell.

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    Andrew Wright MNAEA - Assistant Branch Manager

    Andy has been working in Estate Agency for 12 years. He has a real depth of knowledge and experience and is a born salesman, always searching for creative ways of finding a buyer and promoting the company. If anyone can sell your home, whatever the price range, Andy can.

    He decided to make the change from a Health and Fitness personal trainer to become an Estate Agent in 2002 and now has the appropriate NAEA qualification. Andy lives locally, has a young family and in his spare time, sings in a band.

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    Chris Poole - Senior Negotiator
    Chris has recently joined the team and comes with a wealth of local knowledge and experience in the property market. He has a background in business and possesses excellent communication skills, commercial awareness and has a caring nature. He can discuss property related matters at all levels and is capable of overcoming obstacles and objections by mature negotiation and logic. He is now working closely with Simon and Andy and together they represent a formidable sales force, which can only be good news for our clients.
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    Joanna Steedman (Jo) - Marketing Co-ordinator

    Jo became a member of the team in 2003 with over 25 years experience in customer services, administration, marketing and PR. Having previously worked in both the Public and Private sectors, she has held positions with Royal Sun Alliance, Oxford University and Past Times.

    Her role is to market our properties across all channels, working together with our sales staff in preparing valuations, new instructions, designing property brochures and liaison with vendors throughout the period of the transaction. Jo is a highly trained and experienced team player.

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    Vicki Smith - Sales Co-ordinator
    Vicki joined the firm in August 2012 and is a valued member of the team. She has a strong customer service and sales background having previously worked in insurance and the motor industry with 8 years spent at Mercedes-Benz. Having been raised in Witney, Vicki knows the area extremely well and having carried out two major renovations understands property potential. She is now responsible for ensuring that all our sales reach a satisfactory conclusion.
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    Lucy Murphy- Sales Co-ordinator
    Having joined us in 2015, Lucy comes with a vast knowledge of customer service having worked in the banking and finance sector for over 26 years, mostly in Witney. She has an excellent understanding of the property market, has renovated three houses and is currently updating her present home with her husband. Lucy loves home life with her children and enjoys socialising with friends and family, especially eating out. Together with Vicki, she is now responsible for ensuring that all our sales reach a satisfactory conclusion.
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    Andrea Withers -  Administrator & Sales 
    Andrea joined MRC in June 2015 having gained a wealth administrative experience supporting the public and clients alike, primarily within the NHS and private sector. Her new role includes administration, marketing and sales and she is an integral part of our highly experienced the team.Having been raised in Witney, Andrea has invaluable knowledge of the local area and has a particular interest in property. She has a young family and can often be found supporting their many sporting interests.
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    Tracey Davies - Viewings and Sales Consultant

    Tracey has recently joined the team as a weekend sales negotiator. She worked in Sales and Marketing for an Oxford publisher for many years, has strong negotiating skills and vast experience in customer service. Having lived in Witney for over 20 years, she has an extensive knowledge of the town and the surrounding villages.

    Tracey can be found most other weekends on the sidelines of either a football or a rugby pitch supporting both her children regardless of the weather. She is a keen member of the local gym and on a night out, enjoys watching and listening to local bands.

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    Louise Flemming - Viewings and Sales Consultant
    Louise is one of our four weekend sales negotiators and joined MRC in June of this year. For several years she has been out of the working environment raising her children, but always retained an interest in property. She brings with her many years experience in customer service dealing with the public and also worked in Estate Agency some years ago. She recognises that much has changed in the way of technology, but the need to communicate with people hasn't altered and is as important as ever.
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    Claire Bowl - Viewings and Sales Consultant
    Claire joined the company in May this year as a Viewings Consultant. For several years she has been raising her three children, but previously worked for a well known transport company, so brings with her good people skills and customer service qualities. She was born in the local area so has an excellent knowledge of Witney and the surrounding villages. When not busy with renovations, Claire can be found enjoying walks in the Cotswolds with her family and her dog, Bella. Family is an important part of Claire's life.
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    6-8 Corn Street,
    Witney,
    OX28 6BL

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    Buying: 01993 655032  Local call rate

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    Client Testimonials
    • Introduction

       

      Here at Martyn R Cox, we believe our clients deserve the best of our time and endeavour, dealing with problems and minimising delays in order to achieve the result they are rightfully expecting. A successful sale!!

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you for all your help along the way

      "Just a note to thank you for the beautiful flowers we received this morning. We absolutely love our new home. Thank you for all your help along the way, particularly Jan"

      Leona and Sam

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      No reservations about recommending your firm

      "I would like to thank you for all your hard work and professionalism when dealing with the sale of my former property and the purchase of my present one. I have settled in really well and will have no reservations about recommending your firm and services. Best wishes"

      Evelyn Scarlett

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      You helped to make it a smooth transaction
      "I would like to thank you for the efficient and professional way you conducted the sale of our property. It was hard to sell off what had been my family home, but it had to be done and you helped to make it a smooth transaction. Thank you all for your excellent service".
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      You went that exra mile to keep the deal alive

      This is just a quick note to thank you for helping my daughter and her boyfriend with their purchase. I cant think of another estate agency that would have gone 'the extra mile' that you have done to keep the 'deal' alive. The difference between yourselves and other agencies is huge. I certainly will always use yourselves and recommend you continually.

      Bob

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      You helped enormously and made the move easy
      On behalf of my mother I would like to say thank you very much for the lovely flowers that were sent. We would also like to thank you and your colleagues for all your help over the past few months which has made the move much easier and helped enormously in what has been a very stressful time. I would be grateful if you could pass our thanks and gratitude on to all your colleagues who we have had dealings with. 
      Karen Harwood
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      All your staff were able to help when asked
      I was very happy with the service provided by Martyn R Cox. You dealt with any questions from my side efficiently and quickly, and, although I think I dealt with at least four staff from your office during the three-month process, each one seemed well-informed about the sale. So thank you for making it easy for us. As I plan to move house myself later this year, I can only hope that the estate agents here in Surrey are as competent and helpful! Kind regards. 

      Gill Snow 
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      For someone to really mean what they say
      I just wanted to thank you all for the wonderful service regarding the sale of my house in  Standlake. From Andy's excellent marketing, Chris's thorough and positive viewings and negotiating, keeping me informed at all times, to Lucy and Vicki seeing the sale and purchase of my new house through to its conclusion. It helps so much to be told to ring any time, and for someone to really mean it! Not always the case. All queries and worries were dealt with efficiently and courteously, so reassuring. Thank you all again, from my new home in Norfolk. Kindest regards,

       Glenda Boulter

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      You answered our endless questions
      We wanted to say a big thank you to you for all your help in purchasing our house recently and for putting up with our endless questions. It was much appreciated. Best wishes, 

      Steve & Clare
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      You made it all so straight forward
      Thank you so much for all your help and support throughout the process of buying our house in Brize Norton. We both very much appreciate how straight forward you made what can be a stressful process. Best wishes. 

      Catherine & Mark Doig
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    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.”

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