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READING'S LEADING FAMILY RUN BUSINESS Est. 1991
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    Samuel James Properties
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    Samuel James is an independent family run property services company offering original and dedicated expertise for a range of property associated techniques.

    We maintain a personal and professional standard of service and continue to grow and expand into one of Reading most successful property agencies.

    Our head office is based in the heart of Reading town centre, a few minutes' walk of Readings mainline railway station.

    Don't hesitate to contact our office for further information on our comprehensive range of services or to benefit from a confidential discussion regarding your situation and requirements.

    Call  01189569595 or email us at info@samueljamesproperties.co.uk and request a call back at a time convenient to you. 

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    Landlords
    It doesn't matter whether you are a professional investor landlord with a portfolio of properties or a first time landlord seeking sound advice and second to none service, our personal and professional level of service delivered through our experienced team will ensure you are offered the best possible tenants whilst at the same time receiving a market value rent for your properties. 
    With our highly recommended level of customer service we can offer current and future landlords an in house facility to accommodate all of your requirements as a landlord. We're here to ensure the smooth running of your investment. We can assist with locating you the most rentable investment property achieving the best finance and insurance package, together with sourcing the best professional tenants while using our extensive letting service. We will design a management package Tailor- Made for each individual landlord.

    • We guarantee to secure our landlords the best tenants in the shortest time scale at the right rental price.

    • We have connections with the UK's leading relocation agencies and blue chip companies to ensure we provide the highest quality tenants for your property. Through ongoing success and a first class personal customer service we are the first port of call for individuals employed as full time staff and contractors within a number of Readings leading businesses. Word of mouth is a powerful tool for securing tenants, as we maintain the standard of service we would expect to receive when enduring a property search.

    • Online Marketing- Samuel James properties also receive additional online exposure on the top property portals including Rightmove, Primelocation, FindaProperty, Globrix and Zoopla.

    • Other advertising- our distinctive To Let boards use one of the combinations of colours to attract the eye, providing your property with clear and useful roadside marketing. Our To Let boards include a QR code that point clients directly to our website

    • As a family run business we have the energy and dedication to make our business as successful as possible. This means all of our landlords benefit from a first class personal and professional service- from the initial letting to the ongoing management of your property. Nine times out of ten, we always win properties when instructed by a NEW landlord to assist with letting their unit due to another agent's inability and lengthy completion time.- Example - last year (2011) a landlord had his one bedroom apartment available to let for two and a half months with one of Readings flag ship agencies- when SJP were instructed we let it within one week to high quality professional tenants for the asking price.

    • Samuel James won a deal to manage a professional landlord's portfolio consisting of 52 properties- we were up against at least six other agents. This is due to our competitive price structure and the high quality personal service we maintain.

    • We offer a range of services with a competitive fee structure all of which can be tailor made to each individual landlord. These include, Full Management, Rent Collection and Let Only (Tenant Finding).

    • Improvements- We are always looking for ways to improve our service to ensure we have an edge over other agencies-We offer an Absolute Rent Guarantee service for landlords-The total monthly rental is covered-Landlords receive 100% of the monthly rent for a maximum of six months-Free legal assistance to deal with eviction and loss of rent.-Receive 50% of the rent for two months after the eviction-Choose 6 or 12 months guarantee to suit the tenancy type-We'll automatically continue the rent guarantee at the end of the initial tenancy term-Even if you change tenants, the rent guarantee continues.

    Absolute peace of mind- for your total rent.
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    If you're searching for your ideal property that is located anywhere in and around Reading then you have come to the right agent. With our extensive database of landlords we can offer you a range of properties, from cost effective house shares and studio flats to executive apartments and family homes, we can facilitate the whole market of prospective tenants.
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    Tenants - why choose Samuel James?
    • We receive a huge number of referrals from existing tenants for their friends and family due to our personal and professional standard of service. We have a number of tenants who only use Samuel James when searching for property in Reading, whether it is for a contractual role at one of Readings businesses or a change of property due to size increase/decrease or location change. We maintain long standing personal relationships with as many clients as possible.
    • We operate a comprehensive management service to ensure your tenancy is as comfortable as possible, including our 24 hour alert system for emergencies.
    • As a family run business you will always deal with the same team of staff who are dedicated to providing a first class service. We provide our mobile phone numbers on our business cards to maintain the close personal relationship we would expect to receive when enduring a property search.
    • We cover a huge range of areas throughout Reading and surrounding locations and therefore can offer a larger variety of properties.
    • Don't hesitate to contact Olly Lee - at SJP to discuss your property search in more detail and to receive a brochure of currently available properties.
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    READING'S LEADING INDEPENDENT & FAMILY RUN LETTING AND ESTATE AGENCY 
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    Bruce Lee, Proprietor and Founder of Samuel James
    Bruce has over 20 years experience in Readings property market and founded Samuel James in 1991.
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    Oliver Lee, Lettings Manager
    Oliver joined the team in 2006 and has had a major influence on the progression of business over the past ten years. He maintains positive relations with existing landlords/investors and builds long standing relationships with new landlords/investors. He has a positive approach to managing the lettings team and continues to improve the day to day running of the business. Contact Oliver directly to discuss your investment property and to arrange a free no obligation valuation:  01189 519902 or click the tab to send him an email.
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    Samuel Lee, Sales Manager
    Sam joined the team in 2010 having successfully achieved a BA at Northampton University. The addition of Sam's intuition and skill has brought further impetus and momentum to the growth of Samuel James. He maintains existing relationships as well as forming new ones with investors and prospective buyers. Due to Sam's proactive and positive approach to business Samuel James sales has continued to expand and develop.
    If you are thinking of selling or buying you can email him by clicking on the tab or call 01189 519905
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    Lisa Beckley, Lettings Negotiator 
    Lisa joined Samuel James having previously worked in the lettings industry. She began as a lettings Coordinator and has received a promotion to Lettings Negotiator. She maintains communication with prospective tenants and facilities viewings for suitable properties. Lisa conducts viewings and negotiates to secure positive lets for both landlord and tenant. Her proactive nature and her ability to adopt the unique methods used by Samuel James assisted in increased results.
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    Somer Jones, Sales Negotiator
    Somer has recently joined the team and is proving a valuable acquisition in providing support for our ever expanding sales department. Her enthusiasm and eagerness to succeed has allowed us to maintain our level of customer service as the business expands and develops.
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    Wendy Devereux, Property Manager
    Wendy begun her career in Property Management in the 1980's. She had many years' experience in customer facing roles. Her management experience encompasses the management of property portfolios, AST's, Company lets, regulated tenancies and day to day commercial management.
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    Linda White, Accounts Assistant
    Linda joined Samuel James in 2011. As a fully qualified book keeper, Linda assists with handling payments to landlords and contractors. 
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    Stephanie Watson, Accounts Assistant 
    Stephanie recently joined the team as a PA. Her main role is to provide assistance to the Accounts Manager and the Proprietor of the business. This involves paying invoices and the raising of landlord statements, processing rent payments among other things. Prior to joining Samuel James she worked as a self-employed PA for a number of years. She hopes to develop through training to eventually become qualified in accounts.
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    Rosalind Pontin, Accounts Manager
    Rosie has worked alongside Bruce since 1992 and assisted with developing the business into what it is today. She began as a lettings negotiator and has now taken the role of our accounts manager. Rosie is qualified in accountancy and keeps the smooth running of incoming rents and payments to landlords.
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    Find us

    10/11 Harris Arcade,
    Reading,
    RG1 1DN

    Telephone us

    Buying: 0118 453 0235  Local call rate
    Letting: 0118 453 0183  Local call rate

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    This is what our clients say about us...

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

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      Found a Tenant in Three Days
      "I was fortunate to engage Oliver who was able to find a tenant for my apartment within 3 days. He took the best photographs of my apartment and was very quick to process the necessary documents once the prospective tenant confirmed his acceptance" Ms Lim
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      The Best Letting Agent
      Thanks Oliver . You're unbelievably one of the best letting agents I've ever come across :)  Donna P
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      The Best Outfit I've Ever Seen
      "Very strong, good cohesion between family members working together and sharing information, not forgetting the client's wishes and very good communication throughout. Best outfit I've ever seen." Mr J McNicol
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      Cracking Bunch
      "As a business and as individuals you are truly a cracking bunch to be associated with." Mr M Zeolla
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      Helpful and Sympathetic
      "Very quick in responding to our enquiry. Helpful and sympathetic to our situation and not pushy. Very flexible and accommodating." Mr & Mrs L Humm-Gaska
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      Excellent Service from Bruce and Oliver
      Dear Bruce and Oliver I am writing to Thank you for the excellent service and help I have received from both of you. I am delighted to say your customer service is second to none. I have found you both very helpful and reliable. I would certainly recommend Samuel James to my friends and family. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can provide you any testimonials/ references. Once again Thank you. Best wishes Rahul Gupta
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      Personal Service
      I've been impressed with the personal service and the speed of response to queries etc. Oliver has been proactive in managing the property and finding tenants and has been a pleasure to deal with. J Hodkinson
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      A Pleasure to Deal With 
      Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers which you sent me following completion of the purchase of 5 Cirrus Drive. It has been a pleasure dealing with Samuel James Properties and I am confident that I will be using the services of your company later this year. Kind regards M Hale
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      The Best and Very Efficient
      " I've had dealings with a number of Reading lettings agencies and Samuel James is by far the best - very efficient and organised and all run by a small, friendly, family team. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to either tenants or landlords". Jon Ewing
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      Found a Tenant within Two Days
      "About 3 months ago I asked Samuel James Property Agents to help me find a tenant for my 1st rental property and to manage the whole process. Within 2 days Samuel James had found me a tenant, but what was more important it was the right type of tenant for my property. Since then they have managed the whole process, keeping me fully informed of all progress and ensuring every part of the process is smooth and hitch free. Giving me the comfort that my property and investment is secure and well managed, in what has the potential to be a very stressful investment if I was to manage the process myself. Therefore I would have no hesitation in recommending Samuel James to anyone who is looking for a tenant for their property or for their property to be managed" Many thanks Mitch
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      Best Agent
      "By far the best agent in Reading" French Montana
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      Friendly and Polite
      "The members of staff are friendly and polite. There were a few teething problems but these were dealt with promptly" 
      Would you recommend?: Yes". Mariana Swann
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      Always Go The Extra Mile
      The team at Samuel James did an extremely good job at helping secure two purchases for me. One of the purchases was particularly fraught with difficulties and tensions with the vendor, and they managed, through reassuring and expert communication, to see both sides through to completion. Bruce, Sam, Ollie and Summer have all been fantastic: they listen, respond quickly, and are always prepared to go the extra mile. J Ashworth

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Hi Angela, All sorted! A big thank you to yourself and to Kevin for such a quick response and remediation. Kevin was superb and very professional. In addition I've learnt how to rectify the boiler in the future and I'm deeply grateful for the wonderful service I've been receiving. Thanks again. Kind regards Norman
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Hi Olly Got your messages, sorry I was in Brussels. I have now found somewhere to rent so am no longer looking. Just wanted to say however, out of all the agents I saw you guys were the best as far as customer service etc go, just a bit of positive feedback. Regards Jason
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Hi Sam,Thanks for showing me the house yesterday and appologies for not getting back to you earlier when you rang. With regards to the level of service Samuel James Properties offers, (irrespective whether or not I get a house through yourselves) I can say that your company professionalism is significantly better than most of the agencies I have contacted in Reading. As mentioned yesterday I actively looked at houses through your company as opposed to others for this reason. So please do pass on the good word to everyone there. I will consider writing a review for you. Thanks.Kind Regards,Mike
    • Tenant Testimonial

      "I would highly recommend Samuel James Estate agency to anyone i know. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Samuel James Properties staff specialy Bruce was very help full that have been involved with my move in and out of the property" Youssef
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    Having spent the past ten years cutting our teeth in Estate Agency as part of a successful franchise network, we took the decision to buy out of the franchise and develop our business by building on our experience and cultivating new ideas and methods in order to improve our service to our clients.

    Since founding the business in 1991, we have established a significant portfolio of rental properties in the Reading area together building a sound reputation in house sales. In 1999 we launched our Spanish Property sales department, which continues to grow beyond our expectations.

    Samuel James Properties prides itself in offering an efficient friendly service, whose sales staff offer a combined experience exceeding thirty years.

    We would like to include you in our ongoing growth and success.

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    10/11 Harris Arcade, Reading, RG1 1DN

    Buying: 0118 453 0235  Local call rate
    Letting: 0118 453 0183  Local call rate
    Fax: 0118 956 9993

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