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    Recognised by reputation as professional, reliable and efficient firm of property agents , we provide a personal and friendly service when selling, buying, letting or renting property across the Reading area.

    At Sansome & George we have a highly enthusiastic, motivated and committed team who are proud to consistently provide excellent service and personal advice to all our customers.

    With in depth local knowledge and experience twinned with representation in London, we are even better placed to help you find your ideal home, perfect buyer or model tenant.

    Local knowledge and communication in Estate Agency is the key to successful property transactions. Unlike many large chain organisations that move their sales and lettings negotiators from branch to branch, you will find that at Sansome & George there is a bedrock of local experience and expertise.

    • Accurate no obligation Valuations carried out by experienced members of our team
    • Tailored marketing strategies for each property and your needs
    • Passionate, approachable & motivated staff
    • Members of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents & Property Ombudsman scheme
    • 4 Networked prominently located branches
    • Multiple website exposure including leading sites such as Zoopla, prime location & Rightmove
    • Accompanied viewings - 7 days a week with proactive& constructive feedback
    • High quality sales brochures and national property magazines
    • Confidential independent mortgage advice
    • Competitive fee structures - fixed price, fixed percentages, sliding scales
    • The option of exclusive in house removals & storage service
    • Personal & dedicated sales progression department

    To arrange a market appraisal or, for more information about our comprehensive and unique service, please complete the form below or telephone 0118 942 0500 or email paul@sansome-george.com

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Top tips for sellers..
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    Preparing your home for viewings is vital..
    Clean & Tidy   

    First impressions are everything so keep everything neat and tidy, this includes the garden, cleaning windows inside and out and getting carpets professionally cleaned (especially if you have pets). Even the front door may need freshening up as this is the first thing that will catch the eye of the viewer.

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    De-clutter and de-personalise
    Store, throw or give away anything that isn't needed or doesn't belong, to really open up the space as potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in your house. If possible do however leave some personality as it may give unimaginative buyers suggestions as to what they might do with the property.
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    Freshen up
    Give the walls a fresh lick of paint making rooms seem bigger and brighter. Keep it neutral so viewers can easily imagine how they can adapt the rooms to their needs. If the decoration is neutral it will also appeal to those who want to move in and live in the space straight away.
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    Fix it
    Make any necessary minor repairs - leaking taps, cracks and holes in walls, broken cupboards and door handles, cracked tiles, torn or stained carpets. These are things that can stand out like a sore thumb and put buyers off without seeing the full potential in a property.
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    Light & airy
    Buyers are always looking for light and airy homes so ensure you do everything possible to create this impression. Replace light bulbs if not working and add soft lighting to those dark rooms or corners. Consider putting mirrors up to create the illusion of a light and airy home. Open up blinds and curtains when viewings are taking place. Open windows to let fresh air in and keep the home well ventilated, particularly bedrooms.
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    Once you have found a buyer what happens next?

    Find out if the agent has a dedicated Move Manager to efficiently progress the sale through to a smooth completion. Move Managers are an extremely valuable resource. Solely located in branch, they are always available to offer guidance and help throughout the entire process.

    Check the agent has the facility to vet the financial position of potential buyers. This can ensure those viewing your property are in a position to proceed with an offer.

    Can the agent help you find a home locally or out of the area? With houses few and far between in the current market, having an agent which is linked to a UK network could help you in your search for that 'dream home'.

    Can they give you the personal touch? Communication is vital throughout the whole process, so does the agent go above and beyond others? This could be as simple as a contact number so you can speak to your agent out of normal business hours and offering advice on what may be the smallest of detail but of significant importance to you

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Buying your home
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    Sansome & George are proud to offer the finest selection of property across the region which we hope will include something for everyone. We can typically offer homes for the first time buyer or investor, modern family homes and individual homes of all periods. Our branch network allows us to offer a wide selection of property in Reading & the surrounding towns . Full details, photographs and floor plans of all our properties are available from any one of our branches and we will be delighted to arrange to show you over the properties you like. Our team of Negotiators are keen to get to know you and to fully understand your requirements with an aim to find you the right house and then guide you through your purchase at every step of the way. We are also able to point you in the right direction to ensure that your purchase is sound and that you get the very best financial advice
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    Sales Progression
    At Sansome & George we feel it is essential to nurture sales through to a successful completion, once a sale is agreed it is immediately taken under the wing of our specialist Sales Progressors who then look after every aspect of that transaction through to moving day! Not only do we keep all parties fully informed every step of the way, we are also able to call upon the many years of experience 'at the sharp end' to solve any issues which may arise on the way! Being office based our progressors are therefore accessible when you need to speak to them, and without doubt their diligence and determination keeps many sales together which would otherwise falter!!
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    Removal Service

    Its Often said that moving home is one if life's most stressful events so why not let Sansome & George take the strain out of the big day - Choosing Sansome & George as your moving partner will ensure that everything goes according to plan

    Every move is different, be it the size of the property, the budget or the timescale, moving locally of nationwide. Whatever your situation Sansome & George offer a comprehensive range of removal and storage service, so that each and every move can be personalised to suite your individual needs

    We offer the following packages

    Pack By Owner

    We understand that sometimes your relocation is a personal experience that you want to enjoy and take full control of - we provide the packing material for you to pack your possessions

    Fragile Pack

    You pack your own possessions and our fully trained team pack your fragile items using our expertise care.

    Full Pack

    You sit back and put your feet up and let our fully trained staff take care of everything,. This lets you go about your daily business and you never have to worry about the packing of your possessions


    With a 25,000 square foot facility available at Reading, we can offer both short and long terms storage, The secure purpose-designed facility means that your valuable possessions will be held safely until needed, whether is just for a few days longer


    Moving abroad? if you are planning to move to Europe of overseas, We have an intonations network of moving professionals and associated services

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Meet the team
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    Paul Bampton - Managing Director

    Paul joined the company in 1997, having worked for Richard George (co-founder) for 8 years, he purchased the business in 2005 - obtaining the Oxford and Knowsley Road offices. Over recent years Paul has expanded the business by acquiring Neville Turner estate agents based in Pangbourne and has opened a new contemporary office in Tilehurst village.

    Paul is very proud to have grown the business along with putting together a fantastic team including an extensive lettings and management department. Paul part-owns an established Reading based removal firm - Ferriday and Alder and is delighted to be able to offer this additional service to all past and present clients, which include, local/long distance moving, storage and even worldwide shipping. Having lived in Tilehurst and Purley all of his life, Paul has a vast amount of local knowledge and expertise in the local property market having been involved in thousands of successful property transactions within the company and is very hands on with the day to day running of the business. Paul attended St Catherine's, Springfield and Little Heath Schools and was involved with many local clubs, mainly playing football for his school, Barton Rovers and Manor Colts.

    Paul enjoys spending time with his family when he can get away from the office!  Apart from property and his boys, Paul is passionate about long distance running and swimming having completed several marathons and open water swims. Paul has also enjoys raising money for well known charities and has recently completed a two-way channel swim relay with three other men; being only the fourth four-man team in history to swim to France and back non-stop.

    Email: paul@sansome-george.com

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    Patrick Dyer - Branch Manager
    Patrick joined the industry in 2005 and started in agency in Reading town centre and joined Sansome & George in 2011. Not only does Patrick have in depth local knowledge of the Tilehurst and Purley areas, he lives on the local development with his wife and daughter. Patrick prides himself on offering the very best customer service and approaches all of our clients with sincere care and attention. Due to this combined with his experience and excellent feedback from clients, Patrick manages the successful School Road office. Out of work, he enjoys family life a young family and to keep fit by visiting the gym and playing competitive football. 

    Email: patrick@sansome-george.com
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    Vickie Cripps- Sales Negotiator
    Mum of two, Vickie joined Sansome & George in 2014 and has become an integral member of the team. She has lived in Tilehurst all of her life and knows property inside out. Offering a well received enthusiastic approach to all clients, taking time to understand our clients requirements. We hope Vickie progresses quickly in a long career with us.

    Email:  vickiec@sansome-george.com
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    Georgee Paluk - Head Administrator
    Georgee is the heart and soul of our administration. Georgee takes care of the day-to-day running of company admin. Georgee is diligent, reliable and very conscientious with her work and enjoys preparing the property particulars and supporting our sales team. Georgee lives in Calcot. Out of work she thrives on a busy social life, is involved in charity events and is a huge animal lover. Georgee also enjoys running an entertainment agency placing acts to venues across the south of England. 

      Email: georgee@sansome-george.com

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    Lewis Kapp - Negotiator
    Lewis joined Sansome & George early 2017 to assist our busy sales department and develop his career in estate agency. Lewis has an energetic and proactive approach that will make a great addition to the team. He possesses a high level of drive to provide excellent customer service to all of our customers . Lewis lives in Purley on Thames and has exceptional knowledge of Tilehurst and surrounding areas.
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    Praise Indeed....
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      At Sansome & George we value our client's feedback and each member of staff works hard to offer the highest levels of customer service. Please see below what some of our clients have to say about our staff.....

      The below are all real testimonials from buyers and sellers we have worked with. We can provide written copies on request, with their permission

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      significantly more than other agents had quoted

      Dear Sansome & George,

      Now that I am settled in my new home I wanted to write to thank you and your teams for making all this possible. When I viewed my new house through Neville Turner I fell in love with it. However, as the house I was living in at the time was not even on the market, I never thought I would be able to buy it. I then contacted you and thanks to your efforts and those of your staff at Sansome & George my house sold in just 5 days for the asking price, which was significantly more other agents had quoted. Your efficiency put me in a position when I could then purchase my dream home. Throughout the process your teams at both Neville Turner and Sansome & George kept me fully informed on the sale of my old home and the purchase of my new one. When it came to the move your partner company Ferriday & Alder were brilliant. They were highly efficient and reliable. Due to the care they took nothing was damaged and on the day all went smoothly. I was in my new house by early afternoon. All in all I could not have hoped for a more professional and reliable service. With sincere thanks Halina

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      Rare qualities in an agent believe me!
      Thank you so much to sansome and George for the fantastic service I received in selling my property. Having been very disappointed in a competitors services and having been on the market a while I went to sansome and George for help. They were brave enough to be honest with me about pricing and secured me two potential buyers and drove up the price to get me over and above asking. They recommended... me a solicitor who I was very pleased with. The transaction was smooth and having been in the industry myself and therefore having high expectations I can honestly say they performed exceptionally. Special mention to Patrick who is helpful, up front and prompt to respond at all times. Rare qualities in an agent believe me! Well done! Sarah Flemming
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      reassuredthat progress was being made
      I just wanted to put in writing how much I appreciate all of your help and support over the last six months in helping me to complete on the sale of my property. Although I'm told that the complications and stresses that were experienced are common when moving house, the service you provided left me reassured that progress was being made, and that you had my best interests at heart. I'd be more than happy to recommend Sansome & George to anyone I know thinking about moving house. Emma
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      Wholehearted recommendation
      Towards the end of last year I decided to leave my property in Reading as was moving in with my new partner in a completely different county and she did not want to relocate due to career I needed to consider whether to sell or let and had no idea what to do or whom to use I looked up the Tilehurst Directory and was impressed with an advert from Hasting with an inclusive fixed rate management deal for rental management which looked just what I needed To balance I thought I will get a quote from S&G who also were featured in said magazine The guy from Hastings was very professional, extremely helpful and gave me all the options and answered all my questions S&G did exactly the same but Paul's sales pitch and promise of value added benefits swung the deal even though they were slightly more expensive than Hastings I decided to go the landlord route and sit on my capital till the market improved, using S&G to manage the rental and then sell when the market was more profitable I have now been using S&G for some time and am sure I made the correct decision - there have been various value added areas that probably Hastings would not have helped with quite the same Mark the letting manager is a first class contact always ready to roll up his sleeves to assist, always ready with professional advice and ready to play devil's advocate on issues arising Any changes? - well none in the service& management but would love to pay less ( wouldn't we all ) but that being said I believe I get value for money at the present and if they do not make a profit they will not be around in the future to carry on with the high level of service so there is always the catch 22 on where to pitch the costs Wholehearted recommendation Duncan West
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      made the whole process of selling very easy
      Sansome & George in Tilehurst made the whole process of selling very easy and worry free. I would not hesitate in recommending them. I was kept informed at every stage and knew I could contact Paul at anytime if I had something on my mind. That was very reassuring. The house was sold before the property details were circulated! Gill Gough
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      excellent honest advice
      I have nothing but praise for the entire team at Sansome & George. The initial consultation with Anthony was extremely helpful in highlighting things that I didn't need to do to sell the house!! Ollie managed to find a buyer on the very same day the house went onto the market, which was extremely pleasing, but the star of the show has to be Helyn who was nothing short of phenomenal. The support she gave was invaluable. She kept me informed at every stage of the sale and tirelessly managed what was a lengthy and challenging legal period. Without her support I can only imagine how stressful the whole process would've been and I can't thank her enough for it. I can thoroughly recommend Sansome & George to any prospective customer. Jon
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      more than we had hoped to achieve
      Prior to choosing Sansome and George to sell out family home I turned to social media to get views on the best Estate Agents in the Tilehurst area. I received a resounding response with almost everyone recommending Sansome and George, and in particular mentioning Charlie. As such, I swiftly invited Charlie to value the property. From the very first meeting, the Charlie and his colleague Chris were professional yet friendly and made me feel at ease. Charlie was able to offer the most competitive charges to sell the property and the proposition to include and arrange removals via Farraday and Alder was very attractive and something no other Agent in the area could offer. Our property was marketed incredibly quickly via all the key online property search sites, the S&G website and the local newspaper. We held an open-house day, managed by Charlie and Chris, which enabled a high volume of viewings to take place in one day, ideal for our small family. The open-house day was administered with the utmost of competency, measures were taken to ensure only genuine potentially buyers were invited and as a result of Charlie and Chris' hard work we received eight offers following the viewings. We have sold our home for the top asking price, which was more than we had hoped to achieve. The service provided by Charlie, Chris and all at S&G has exceeded my expectations, with a dedicated sales team and after-sales staff, in particular Helyn, that have kept us up to date with every step of the way. I would strongly recommend S&G to anyone who is looking to sell, or indeed buy, a property within the area. Further to this, the service we have received from Ferriday and Alder has been excellent, with high attention to detail and genuinely putting the customer at the core of what they do. Thank you to Charlie, Chris and the ever-patient Helyn for all your hard work, professional approach and helping us make our dream to move home come to true! Hollie & David Gavin

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      I could not recommend them enough
      Just used Samson & George for our move, I could not recommend them enough. Always had enough time for us, even if this included stupid questions. Great service, great people. Thank you so much!! Katie Howkins
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      HUGE thanks for all your help
      Hi Helyn, I just wanted to reach out and say a HUGE thanks for all your help, its been so nice having someone coordinate the buy. You seriously are amazing, I couldn't be as patient as you are. Thanks for setting the pace and momentum and for just getting things done.... I will miss having our calls, its been a fantastic experience and I cannot thank you enough. WOW - I actually own a house! (or is that when I pick up the keys lol) Speak then Rachel
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      my highest recommendation
      I am writing to give Helyn Collins and Sansome & George my highest recommendation. As the first time homebuyer I was cautious about the whole process of purchasing my house, but in every instance Helyn was a great help. She was both very professional and friendly with me. Helyn has all the essential qualities to be an excellent estate agent: she knows her market extremely well. Helyn is attentive, approachable, and patient with her clients. B Nazarov, Reading
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      work tirelessly in your best interests
      My wife and I bought our first property together over seven years ago through the West Reading branch of Sansome and George. Being first time buyers we had so many questions to ask and were feeling nervous about taking the plunge into home ownership. They managed to take some of the strain out of the whole experience so, when we came to moving on from our first property it only seemed natural to go back to the estate agent who we purchased our first home from to market it for us. The whole process caught us by surprise as an offer was made on our property within weeks of putting it onto the market. We eventually bought and sold the first home and new second home through Sansome and George. We were very happy with them; the team are professional, provided lots of advice (as they did on our first purchase all those years ago) and were not afraid to "step into the ring" and sort out tricky issues as they developed where they were able to. They really take on board the term "agent" and work tirelessly in your best interests. Our thanks and gratitude to Paul, Anthony and the rest of the Sansome and George team.!" Brian Wilson
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      no stage did I feel under pressure
      I have used Sansome & George twice in the last 18 months both in the original purchase of my property and then the sale. The service I have received from both Paul and Patrick has been second to none. At no stage did I feel under pressure to use them as a selling agent, Paul went through the benefits with using Sansome & George and then just left it with me to make my own decision, whereas other agents who I enquired with did tend to constantly phone me for my decision. After taking some fantastic pictures of my property and marketing it in a way that really impressed me, Charlie then took control of the sale and amazingly delivered the sale within 48 hours of going on the market. His customer contact up to exchange and completion was excellent and he always kept me up to speed with developments with our buyer. I would certainly recommend Sansome & George to any potential buyer or seller, as in my opinion they are the agent with the best local knowledge for the Tilehurst and Purley on Thames area. I for one will be using them again in the future.
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