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About Us
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    We are an independently owned company of Estate Agents specialising in residential property Sales and Lettings. Peter Joy has been operating since 1997 but many of the team have been in Estate Agency for far longer than that.

    With offices in Nailsworth and Stroud and extensive knowledge of both the local area and Gloucestershire generally we are ideally placed to help you with your property requirements. From period cottages to new build, we offer a wide portfolio of properties for sale and to let in both town and village locations.

    At Peter Joy we take time to understand your needs, whether as a vendor, purchaser, landlord or tenant to ensure that you receive the best possible service.

    Talk to us today to discuss your property needs and find out how Peter Joy can help.

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    Why are you called Peter Joy?

    The Agency is named after the founder, Peter Joy. A successful Estate Agent with a track record of excellence, Peter started Peter Joy in Stroud in 1997 after becoming disillusioned with corporate agency and its focus on revenue rather than the client. It was an immediate success and he expanded, joining forces with Philippa to open a second office in Nailsworth. Sadly, Peter died unexpectedly not long after this. The team here are proud to continue working in his name, to the same exacting, customer focused standards that Peter originally envisioned.

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Selling
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    Selling your home
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    If you are considering selling your property, why not contact us for a free market appraisal of your home. Our experienced team will not only be able to advise on the current market value of your property, but will also be happy to discuss how you can maximize your chances of securing a sale. Our local knowledge means we can share with you accurate information regarding sale prices achieved, and the time taken to secure offers on properties similar to yours. We can discuss how best to market your property and are happy to advise on both presentation and improvements that will help get your best price. At Peter Joy we offer a comprehensive service to our sellers, which include:

    • Busy high street offices

    • A variety of colour brochures to suit every property

    • Presence on all major online property portals such as Rightmove, Prime Location and Zoopla

    • Dedicated Peter Joy website

    • Exclusive TV based website plus your very own microsite to share across social media netwoks

    • Local and regional advertising

    • Accompanied viewings

    • Regular communication, support and feedback from our highly experienced sales team

    • Dedicated sales progression service

      For more information and to book your free market appraisal, contact us today.

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Buying
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    Finding your perfect property
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    At Peter Joy we understand that buying a house is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make.

    From the location you choose to the style and size of property (and not forgetting the financial considerations), we will help and guide you every step of the way.

    Our expert knowledge of the area will help you decide where is right for you. From town centre apartments to cosy rural cottages, you can rely on us to steer you towards suitable properties with ease.

    Even if you're just at the start of your search pop in and see us for a chat. We can talk through your requirements and advise on school catchment areas, local shops and facilities and transport links to help narrow down your search.

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    Buying Advice

    Think about what you really want from a property

    We're here to help you focus on what is most important for you in your search for a new property. We'll take time to listen making sure we fully understand how you live. Together we can build an accurate picture of the key criteria you are looking for, along with the elements you are willing to compromise on.

    Ask yourself the following questions to help narrow down your search.

    It may be necessary to compromise later on but for now, the clearer your requirements, the easier it will be to focus on suitable properties.

    Key factors for consideration:

    • Decide on your budget. Make sure you have a clear idea on affordability. If you need a mortgage, get an agreement in principal from a lender before you make your offer. It'll make you more appealing to your vendor if you're ready to proceed.

    • What style of property suits you best? Many buyers want character features but a newer house can offer more space for the money.

    • How much alteration are you prepared to undertake? Could a currently unsuitable space be adapted into a great family home with the removal of, say, a wall between a kitchen and dining room? Consider the budget required when committing to a major overhaul of a property.

    • What is the extent of your search area? Establish how far you are prepared to commute to work or how long the school run will take. You may need to factor in catchment areas and bus routes. Our experienced, locally based team can advise on the best routes for your daily drive and suggest good local schools.

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    Professional help & advice

    Buying a home can be a daunting financial prospect so it's important to feel confident in your purchase.

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    Survey

    A surveyor's report can help put your mind at rest regarding the conditions of your new property and identify any possible problem areas that may impact your buying decision.

    At Peter Joy we can help you decide which type of survey is most appropriate for your needs from the three principal options of:

    • RICS Conditional Report

    • Homebuyers Report

    • Full Building Survey

      We can put you in touch with qualified local surveyors who will be able to advise on the cost.

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    Solicitors

    Once you have found your perfect home, it is normal practice to employ the services of a conveyancer to deal with the legal aspects of the transaction.

    As an established local firm, Peter Joy Estate Agents have built relationships with local solicitors and are happy to make recommendations if required.


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    New Homes

    Discover the benefits of owning from new.

    Peter Joy can help you secure the perfect property with many years of experience in dealing with new build sites and plots.

    Talk to us about current and upcoming developments in the area. We can provide accurate and up to date information on plot and property specifications available.

    If you have never considered a new build before, there are many benefits associated with a brand new home, namely:

    • There is no onward chain to worry about meaning the process is quicker and much less stressful for buyers.

    • You don't have to worry about the time or money you need to redecorate as everything will be brand new when you move in. You may even be able to choose colour schemes and fixtures and fittings before your home is complete.

    • The average new build is up to six times more energy efficient then an existing property*

    • You may be able to benefit from a part exchange deal on your current home.

    • There are often great deals on finance or fixtures and fittings from builders keen to secure sales on a new development.

      *Source: The New Homes Marketing Board www.nhmb.co.uk

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Meet the team
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    As you will read the Peter Joy team have bags of estate agency experience but we are also truly local. We live and work in the area and are proud to be a local independent agency. We're small enough to give you a unique personal service but have years and years of experience in commercial and residential sales and lettings so you can be confident that you will get best advice at every crucial point in what is arguably one of the most important transactions anyone will ever make. Call in and get to know the team... We'll be with you every step of the way.

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    Philippa Kenzie, Managing Director

    Energetic, Positive & Enthusiastic

    How long have you lived in the Stroud valleys? 40 years.

    What do you love most about your job? The variety of the job and the autonomy to choose our clients (if we wish to).

    What's the most surprising fact about you? My hippy past - known only to a very few! 

    Describe your perfect Sunday. Cooking at home for a family Sunday lunch.

    What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Count to 5 before passing an opinion (I try very hard but seem to fail frequently!) 

    Your dream dinner party guest? James Corden (for his voice and his humour) - preferably with Freddie Flintoff as well please!

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    Jake Mortlock MNAEA, Director

    Workaholic, Determined & Chatty

    How long have you lived in the Stroud valleys? Since I was six - I moved here from Liverpool, complete with accent!

    What do you love most about your job? Helping people, giving good advice. Hopefully being a sensible, calming influence at what can be a stressful time. 

    What's the most surprising fact about you? My Mum used to date Paul Kossoff from the band Free, and I'm named after the song 'My brother Jake'.

    Describe your perfect Sunday. Early dog walk, then poached eggs and avocado on toast with my latest vinyl acquisition playing in the background.

    What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Sleep on it - you very rarely have to make an important decision on the spot. Particularly relevant, as I can be a bit impulsive!

    Your dream dinner party guest? The legend that is David Attenborough.

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    Rachel Kenzie, Director

    Organised, Honest & Diplomatic

    How long have you lived in the Stroud valleys? All my life. 

    What do you love most about your job? The people I work with. 

    What's the most surprising fact about you? I was on an episode of The Antiques Roadshow when I was younger.

    Describe your perfect Sunday. A nice pub lunch with friends.

    What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Don't just listen to good advice, take it. 

    Your dream dinner party guest? Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

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    Clare Davis MNAEA, Sales Manager

    Organised, Happy & Caring

    How long have you lived in the Stroud valleys? All my life - so 46 years!

    What do you love most about your job? Helping people move.

    What's the most surprising fact about you? !!!!!

    Describe your perfect Sunday. Spending time with my family.

    What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Never give up and do your best.

    Your dream dinner party guest? David Beckham.

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    Katie Turner FNAEA, Senior Sales Consultant

    Enthusiastic, Energetic & Sociable

    How long have you lived in the Stroud valleys? 13 years. I moved from London and never looked back. Still feel like I'm on holiday and have to pinch myself.

    What do you love most about your job? Most love the variety of my role. Dealing with different people on a daily basis and spending so much of my day driving around our beautiful area visiting such a wide variety of Cotswold homes. Also being part of the fabulous family that is 'Peter Joy'. 

    What's the most surprising fact about you? Successfully completed the Dirty Dozen 12k Mud Run complete with 20 hideous obstacles. Still have mud in my ears!

    What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? 'Travel the world'. And I certainly did! 

    Your dream dinner party guest? Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp.

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    Becky Sage, Sales Consultant

    Calm, Organised & Diligent

    How long have you lived in the Stroud valleys? 5 years

    What do you love most about your job? Meeting people, understanding their needs and using this to help them achieve their goals.

    What's the most surprising fact about you? Property isn't my only passion. When I'm not wearing my estate agency hat I work as a nutritional coach specialising in family nutrition.

    Describe your perfect Sunday. A bracing walk to exhaust the kids, a Sunday roast and a bottle of red in front of the fire. 

    What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

    Your dream dinner party guest? Kevin McCloud, Alan Rickman or Yotam Ottolenghi depending on my mood, or maybe all three!

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    What our customers say about us
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      We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to all of our customers, being straight talking and straight-forwards; taking time to fully understand your needs and to help and support you every step of the way. Most importantly our brilliant, experienced team are renowned for their after-sales skills with no chain too complex and good communication always our number 1 priority. It really is what sets us apart from our competition, here is what our clients have said about us: 

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      professional and hugely supportive
      'I have nothing but praise for the team at Peter Joy Nailsworth (specifically Clare and Philippa) following my recent house sale. Their open and regular dialogue with both sets of solicitors and the purchasers meant that I was fully informed at all times during the sale process. I was away for much of the sale period and the team had no issue at all popping into the property at regular intervals to keep an eye on it for me, they even helped me find a local removal company (the equally excellent Swift Removals) who were able to fit in the move at short notice. Throughout the process they were professional and hugely supportive despite the time pressure and stress which came with a pre-Christmas completion on 20th December. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the local area.'
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      expert guidance
      We've been really impressed by everyone we've dealt with at Peter Joy. From our first viewings to then deciding to put both our houses on the market, we felt supported by a team that took the trouble to both understand the type of property we were after and offer expert guidance on how to attract the right buyers for our existing properties. When we were viewing properties the Peter Joy team were all knowledgeable and guiding without ever being 'pushy'. When it came to selling we felt they understood our properties and gave great advice throughout. Every member of staff has been proactive and courteous in their communications, offering a professional service that we'd be happy to recommend to anyone. Thanks to everyone at Peter Joy ... at one stage we weren't 100% we'd be in by Christmas but you've done everything you could to make it happen! Pat & Sue
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      look no further than Peter Joy in Nailsworth
      If you are looking for an estate agent who will sell your house in an efficient and professional manner, look no further than Peter Joy in Nailsworth. I really can't recommend them enough. We first became familiar with Philippa and her team when buying our first house in Horsley. When coming to sell 4 years on, there was only 1 agent we wanted to talk to. So we have experienced them on both sides. Throughout the process of selling, Peter Joy worked tirelessly to generate viewings to promote our house in its best light. But best of all and most importantly, they were always on the end of the phone or email to help and exceptionally approachable. Philippa you have a fantastic team but special thanks to Clare! Have a good Christmas all. Thanks again. Adam
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      they certainly go the extra mile
      I would wholeheartedly recommend the team at Peter joy for a thoroughly professional and timely 'end to end' service. Agency is all about customer service and they certainly go the extra mile. Very pleased to know such a fab group of people.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      I would recommend them in a heart beat
      Peter Joy has helped facilitate our move every step of the way. They helped keep the whole chain moving and provided very clear and concise information at every step. I would recommend them in a heart beat- they deserve a medal after our complex chain issues! Graham
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      you've done everything you could to make it happen
      We've been really impressed by everyone we've dealt with at Peter Joy. From our first viewings to then deciding to put both our houses on the market, we felt supported by a team that took the trouble to both understand the type of property we were after and offer expert guidance on how to attract the right buyers for our existing properties. When we were viewing properties the Peter Joy team were all knowledgeable and guiding without ever being 'pushy'. When it came to selling we felt they understood our properties and gave great advice throughout. Every member of staff has been proactive and courteous in their communications, offering a professional service that we'd be happy to recommend to anyone. Thanks to everyone at Peter Joy ... at one stage we weren't 100% we'd be in by Christmas but you've done everything you could to make it happen! Pat & Sue
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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 Peter Joy Estate Agents, Nailsworth on 01453 833747.