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Philip James Kennedy
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    Philip James Kennedy are part of the industry recognised Philip James Estate Agency Network. A privately owned independent company, Philip James emerged as market leader in both sales and lettings for the areas of Didsbury, Heaton Moor, Manchester City Centre, Denton and Reddish. In this more challenging market, clients expect an estate agent who is dynamic, driven, has innovative sales and marketing ideas and achieves results.

    Philip James Kennedy is the area's leading independent estate agent specialising in Didsbury and West Didsbury villages. We have a proven track record of achieving the highest prices within the shortest times, so you'll find more people instructing us to sell their Didsbury homes than any of our competitors.

    Our enviably positioned and eye-catching corner office in Didsbury village features large window displays with LED halo lighting. Our team have a wealth of combined experience and local knowledge, and can expertly navigate buyers through the house buying process.

    To arrange a valuation, viewing or for general enquiries please pop into the office or call a member of the team on 0161 448 1234.

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Why Choose Philip James Kennedy?
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    Experience The Difference

    With 15 years experience of knowing the people, the places and the properties in Didsbury and West Didsbury villages, Philip James Kennedy offers you the most comprehensive, creative and well-informed estate agency package in the village, maximising the price you can achieve in this extremely buoyant market.
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    Expert Advice


    · We employ and train a market leading team

    · We have the highest staff-to-property ratio

    · We provide excellent knowledge of Didsbury and West Didsbury villages

    · We know the properties we're selling, including the best selling features

    · Our consultants are skilled in negotiation, sales and completion

    · We guide you through the legal and selling process

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    Accurate Valuation


    · We have a unique insight locally due to the high volume of properties we sell

    · We complete many valuations every week

    · We have an intimate knowledge of property prices in your immediate area

    · We consider local features, village access, restaurants, parks and schools

    · We use iPad technology for valuations and presentations

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    The Didsbury Office


    · Centrally located, prestigious corner position

    · State-of-the-art, illuminated windows showcasing our properties for sale

    · Inside is the largest marketing suite in the village

    · Spacious enough to discuss specific requirements or just have a chat

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    Showcasing Your Property

    We have created a strong and distinctive brand to make Philip James Kennedy the most recognizable estate agent in the village, attracting hundreds of buyers every month.

    We apply this creative approach to marketing your property skillfully and efficiently, to achieve a faster sale at a higher price. This is our strength.
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    We Don't Just Take a Picture

    Our specialist copywriters create well-written glossy brochures with:

    · Scaled and measured floor plans

    · 3D images, including location, land registry maps and aerial views

    · Contemporary design templates


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    Professional Photography

    Professional photography is essential to show your property to its best advantage. We use:

    · Wide angled lenses

    · Optimum lighting

    · Creative framing

    · Advanced photo software

    · Architectural photographers

    · Mast images when appropriate

    · Moving drone photography

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    The Weekend Viewing Event

    Brand new properties are highly sought after, so we have pioneered 'The Weekend Viewing Event' marketing strategy to ensure your property receives maximum exposure the day it goes on the market.

    We allocate a weekend allowing the property to be prepared for viewings in advance, and organise appointment times introducing an element of competition between buyers on the day. Unlike 'Open House' when buyers turn up at the same time, our events are strictly view by appointment which is far more likely to generate offers from buyers who have had a professional viewing of your home.
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    Longer Opening Hours

    - We have introduced extended weekend and late opening hours
    - 80% of our accompanied viewings take place during evenings and weekends
    - We provide accompanied viewings until 8pm for busy professionals
    - We offer viewings seven days a week
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Buying
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    Residential

    At Philip James Kennedy we pride ourselves on delivering top quality, personal customer service. We do not believe in leaving you hanging once an agreement has been made and ensure you are kept fully up to date. Not only will we help you find your dream home, we will also guide you through the entire buying process, liaising with all third parties on your behalf.

    For those looking for something very specific and perhaps hard to find, we also offer a sourcing service.

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    Investors

    Whether you are looking to buy your first investment property or are an experienced investor we are able to help. We have experience working with those looking to buy just one property and those with a larger budget looking to invest in a portfolio, commercial property or land. Please feel free to contact us for advice and/or to discuss the types of investments you are interested in.

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    Get in touch

    We understand that, as with everything, one size does not fit all and offer a bespoke service tailor made to you. We are open 7 days a week, please get in touch today to discuss our services.

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Additional Services
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    Finding that perfect property comes from knowing your financial position and having the right mortgage means that you can potentially save thousands of pounds over the mortgage term.

    Philip James offers independent financial advice from highly competent and knowledgeable mortgage and protection advisors who are always on hand to advise you on the most suitable financial solutions. Simon Chapman is based in our Didsbury office and has worked in financial services for over 13 years. Simon's history as Premier Relationship Manager for a major international banking corporation means that he is able to provide bespoke solutions tailored to the needs of each and every client. Offering whole of market mortgage advice and working independently of Philip James, our mortgage advisors always aim to offer the most cost effective mortgage and protection solutions that meet the need of their clients...

    "As a whole of market mortgage broker with Direct Mortgages Ltd, I am not tied to any lender and always offer the most cost effective solution to my clients. Also, as Direct Mortgages is an appointed representative of Intrinsic Financial Services I also have access to exclusive deals not available to direct customers. Purchasing a property can be a stressful experience and I am there to advise and guide each client every step of the way. I also offer evening and weekend appointments to suit so that I can go that extra mile to delight my clients."

    Simon Chapman. December 1st 2017

    Why seek a mortgage through Philip James

    • In-branch advisors who are whole of market and provide impartial advice.
    • Direct Mortgages Ltd strives to delight each and every client - over 90% of our business comes from existing business and client referrals and is one of the North West's leading mortgage brokers.
    • Professional and friendly service from experienced advisors who only have your best interests at heart.
    • Complete 'in house' service with Office Managers who liaise with solicitors and lenders to ensure a smooth and timely completion.
    • Conveniently placed in-branch advisor who can help you be prepared before you make an offer on a property, which puts you in the strongest position possible.
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    Property Investment
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    If you're looking to invest in property you've come to the right place; we always put our landlords first and guarantee to offer you the best advice in the business. Our specialist buy-to-let team will guide you every step of the way to making your investment, offering impartial advice, we can even manage your property to maximise returns.
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    Property Management
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    Philip James Property Management provides a first-class service to landlords, ensuring their lives are simpler and less stressful when letting properties. We manage over £410m of property and work hard to make our landlords investments work harder, find out more about our property management services by calling the team.
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    Solicitors


    Choosing the right property solicitor is vital to make sure your property deal goes smoothly.

    Our solicitors have brought in initiatives to help you complete your sale more quickly. They have introduced an innovative online conveyancing system, which brings the conveyancing process 'up to date with modern day living'. The principal objective of the system is to reduce the transaction time, by breaking down the process into smaller individual tasks, clients are sent email reminders to let them know what needs to be done at each stage.

    It is also important to be legally prepared as early as possible. Having a solicitor instructed and your documents ready ahead of the start of your house move process can help immensely and save time later on. It will also make you stand out as a prepared buyer or seller, giving the other party confidence. Once the sale or purchase has all been agreed, being legally prepared means that you have all the necessary documentation in place ready for the exchange.

    If you are selling or buying through Philip James and want to know more, please contact our branch and they'll introduce you to the best solicitor.

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Meet the team . . .
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    The Didsbury property market has always been veiled in mystery with perfect homes being sold off market with the whole process being a potential minefield to navigate through to get the home you want.
    We understand that our clients want the highest levels of service and direct communication from our sales team. A pre to the market phone call informing clients of the best new properties coming to the market; luxury and bespoke marketing to showcase our properties and welcoming sales offices are just a few of the services our clients can rely on from us.
    The team at Philip James Kennedy are experts in the sophisticated marketplace and after accounting for nearly 40% of all properties sold in M20 during 2017, it is clear that we are best placed to identify and secure your perfect home.
    The success is borne from the strength of our team across all departments. With no weak link in our chain and great chemistry our office is able to produce results beyond expectations. Here are the real people that give Philip James Kennedy the edge.

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    Rob Kennedy - Managing Director
    Originally from Hale, Rob always appreciated some of the incredible homes he would deliver papers to on his three paper rounds. After graduating from Newcastle University Rob joined a large corporate agent and successfully ran the Sale office followed by the Timperley and Hale offices, coming to the hallowed turf of Didsbury in 1998. Under Rob's leadership, each office was transformed into a top performing Branch office. Always uncomfortable with the restrictions of leading inflexible corporate companies, Rob craved the freedom of his own business to practice his own style of estate agency forming Philip James Kennedy in 2003. More recently Rob has become a shareholder in the whole of the Philip James Group which still remains one of the only truly independent local estate agencies.
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    Danny Kyles - Senior Manager
    Danny is a fantastic motivator and an inspiring leader for the team. ' After working in Didsbury for 11 years, joining Philip James has been a great career move and fantastic fun. The team are particularly professional and skilled in their approach to selling, and are extremely organised to deliver the best service. I chair the daily morning meetings which can get quite lively but we will always make sure everyone is up to date and nothing has been missed.
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    Adam Grimshaw - Operations Manager
    Adam has been with the firm for 14 years and is in charge of all marketing and brochure content with a deep vault of descriptive vocabulary and a weakness for expensive marketing gadgets; the latest being a drone camera. ' I love the value attached to property that Didsbury clients have so they really appreciate the lengths I go too to produce the most lavish and polished brochures I can. I'm a perfectionist so to get the photos right I will move wheelie bins; drag out dog beds; move draining trays and tea towels and take the picture a certain times of the day so the front shots are sunny. Philip James provide only the best equipment for my role so I use the best architectural cameras with wide angled lens and specialist image software. I deliver the creative for billboards, websites and they are very supportive if I want to try different marketing ideas and put a ' bet down .'
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    Anthony Rigby - Senior Valuer
    Anthony is one of the longest serving team members starting work in Didsbury 18 years ago at the tender age of 17. Nicknamed 'fast Tony ' in the office for his honest and no nonsense approach such is his reputation he advises many clients who aren't even buying through Philip James on price and strategy. ' When Rob Kennedy first came to Didsbury in 1999 I was an apprentice working for one of the corporates and we have been a winning team ever since. I enjoy being part of a successful team where I have the time and support to deliver for my client without being sidetracked. I understand what makes the Didsbury market tick and Philip James allow me to keep pushing and challenging myself to do more '.
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    Rick Austin - Sales Negotiator
    Started as an apprentice at 17 Rick has established himself as one of the highest performing negotiators in the company. 'After school I wasn't sure what I wanted to do but as soon as I walked into the front office of Philip James the atmosphere was buzzing with activity and atmosphere . The client expectation is massive so my approach to detail has to be meticulous otherwise we will lose properties to sell or the client will buy elsewhere. We all want to win and I hate mistakes but we relax with lots of team nights out courtesy of the very generous Philip James Kennedy entertainment fund '.
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    Philippa Batt - Sales Negotiator
    Philippa like Danny worked previously for another agent in Didsbury bringing all her local knowledge and expertise when she joined us two years ago. ' I was fed up with not having any in demand properties to sell when the opportunity came to work with Philip James in Didsbury. I am very sales driven so the chance to be incentivised with no upper limit was really attractive to me . I love calling clients with rare properties that I know they are going to want and making a difficult situation clear and controlled. I started studying for a SAVA surveying degree this year which Philip James have fully supported, being flexible with time worked and giving me access to their surveying contacts and mentors.
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    Josh Parrott - Sales Negotiator
    Josh joined this year as a trainee estate agent and has made a real impression in Didsbury bubbling with positive energy and enthusiasm. ' I've always been interested in property and when I was offered the role of trainee estate at Didsbury out of over 20 hopefuls I couldn't have been happier. You can tell the team I work with are really good at their jobs so I've learnt a lot already
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    Deborah Sutton - Senior Sales Progressor
    Debs only recently joined the company in March this year to work with Rob Peake on sales progression. ' Straight away I felt that I had stepped into a really proactive environment where the team are passionate about selling homes. My previous role was with a large corporate agent and I can honestly say that our clients receive a much higher level of customer service which is fantastic. I have far more time to get to know both our buyers and sellers and can keep everyone updated and advise correctly. Also I've been told that the company 'Christmas do' is a weekend away in a mystery European city!!
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    Robert Peake - Sales Progressor
    Rob joined the company straight from school at 17 when we first opened in 2003 and is an integral part of the sales progression department at the Didsbury village office. ' I have had the pleasure of seeing Philip James move from a small independent firm into the market leader with the West Didsbury office opening last year. I've tried to leave a couple of times but have always come back as it's a great place to work. I started after school but I now specialise in progressing the sales from offer stage to completion which can be quite a journey. Its when the offer gets accepted that my job gets started. I'm proud we have one of the lowest fall through rates in the area and our clients really appreciate the support we give during what can be a stressful time. '
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    Jorja Hutton - Viewing Representative
    Jorja originally worked front of house in a local restaurant so knew the area and the people of Didsbury really well before becoming our senior viewer five years ago. ' I had never thought about selling houses but I love meeting different clients and making viewing properties a really enjoyable experience. I prepare all the details about the new properties as I always want to be able to answer any questions a buyer might have about a property. I sometimes see the same clients at different properties so its really rewarding when I find the perfect property for them' .
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    Elke MacKenzie - Viewing Representative
    Elke is genuinely obsessed with bricks and mortar and is an absolute natural for selling properties. ' I've always worked in property from when I worked in London before coming to Philip James Kennedy. I love the fast paced nature of my job and having the best homes to sell means that you get to see some amazing properties. This year I started a three year building survey degree in Manchester and the company couldn't have been more supportive. Hopefully they'll open a survey department as well.
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    Simon Chapman - Mortgage Advisor
    Simon stays late most nights and is the only member of the team I have to suggest to take a holiday and can often be seen working late behind the pink and blue window displays. He is a financial wizard and a popular one at that. ' I love helping my clients turn their property dreams into reality and to help my team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients. Many of my clients have become friends and my diary is kept busy from recommendations which is the ultimate compliment for any financial advisor.
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    679-681
    Wilmslow Road,
    Didsbury,
    Manchester
    M20 6RA

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    Buying: 0161 468 0407  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

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      I sold my family home and bought a lovely new house through  PJK . The process was seamless and totally pain free thanks to the amazing staff at PJK. Philippa, Elke and Jorja showed my house as if it was their own and Deborah in after sales was totally professional while being very mindful a delicate balance.  I would highly recommend PJK for both selling and purchasing. Thank you all so much
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      Fab service from start to finish. Sold my property for more than the asking price and in such a short space of time. Would definitely recommend!
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      I recently sold my property with Philip James Kennedy; I couldn't thank the staff enough. The sale process was completed with ease and they kept me up to date with absolutely everything. I would definitely recommend anyone who wants the professional service and easy completion to go with these guys. Thanks
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      ONE WORD: THANK YOU! I could thank you enough on helping me and my fiancé buy our first home. The office staffs are so friendly and welcoming. They told me so much about the area in Didsbury which made me fall in the love with our amazing new home. Finally all settled in and that's because of the amazing team at Philip James Kennedy.
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      Great service, staff are friendly and very professional. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy in Didsbury area.
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      Super team, great job all round. A very high level of service from start to completion.
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      I have just bought my first property with Philip James and couldn't be happier. The staff had extensive knowledge of the area and made the process an enjoyable one!
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      Kennedys have been amazing! Honestly they have been so helpful in the sale of my dads house...as i dont live near it was a god-send...they helped me in so many ways - checking the house, finding gardeners/workmen, keeping my updated, keeping enthusiastic when things looked a bit slow...i am so grateful to them, their customer service is fantastic...highly recommended!
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      I've bought and sold with this estate agent a few times in the last 15 years and can't fault the service. The last sale had a few problems which Rob Kennedy sorted out and managed to 'seal the deal'. I can happily recommend them to anyone buying or selling a property especially as they know the area so well.
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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.”

    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 Philip James Kennedy, Didsbury on 0161 448 1234.