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About Us
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    Seekers are an independent family owned company established in Maidstone for over 30 years. Our driving force is the " Delivery of Excellence". We are passionate about customer service and care about all our clients. Renting properties is a long term relationship, with many of our landlords having been clients for over 10 years. We have landlords who started with one property and we have watched their portfolio grow over the years.

    We combine traditional values with innovative modern technology .
    Seekers staff are local people which gives us an excellent knowledge of the Maidstone and Medway area. Our High Street location is the most visible Lettings Agency office in town .
    Some of Our Service Features:
    Enhanced marketing & Professional photographs
    Floor plans
    Clear Fee Structure
    Advertising on Rightmove and Zoopla
    Advertising on our web site www.seekershomes.co.uk
    Extensive social media presence
    Accompanied viewings
    Professional referencing
    And so much more !
    Proud Members of The Property Ombudsman and The Tenancy Deposit Scheme
    Please call our Zoe Gearing our lettings manager today to discuss the Seekers difference.


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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    53
    High Street
    Maidstone
    ME14 1SY
    ME15 6LH

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01631 808017  Local call rate
    Letting: 01622 922055  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Seekers, Maidstone. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Seekers, Maidstone. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Seekers, Maidstone. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *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 Seekers, Maidstone on 01622 671878.


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      Seekers are an independent family owned company established in Maidstone for over 30 years. Our driving force is " the Delivery of Excellence "
      We are passionate about customer service and care about all our clients. Our success is built on many recommendations from happy customers.
      Our aim is to offer a service that far exceeds the expectations of our clients.
      From instruction through to completion you will have a specific member of staff dealing with your property. Seekers staff are local which gives us an excellent knowledge of the Maidstone & Medway area. Our High Street office is the most visible Estate Agency office in town.
      Some of our service features :
      No Fixed Term Contracts
      Professional Photographs
      Floor Plans
      Advertising on both Rightmove and Zoopla
      Advertising on www.seekershomes.co.uk
      Targeted marketing campaign
      "Featured Property" and" Premium Listings" on Rightmove
      Accompanied Viewings with trained negotiator
      And so much more!
      Members of The Property Ombudsman
      Please call Nigel Harvey our sales director today for friendly professional advice.
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    Marketing & Selling Your Home
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      Prior To Our Visit

      Using both our experience, our extensive data base, Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and The Land Registry we will review all sales in your neighbourhood and prepare a personalised market report for you. We will bring this on our appointment.

      Seekers offer two sales packages :

      1. Our traditional full service no sale no fee package 1% + vat
      2. Our Hybrid service for £850 + vat for the vendor who is keen to be more involved . Again this is no sale no fee.

      We will explain both these services at the appointment and you can then decide.

      At Your Property

      We will ask you all types of questions about your property including why you bought your home originally. We would like to know why you are selling and your desired timescale.

      Estate Agents need to know if there are any issues with the property which might affect the sale or the value of the property. Examples of this could be rights of way or boundary disputes.

      To sell your home we need to present it in the best possible light. See our Essential Selling

      Guide which is crammed with tips on how to present your home.

      We will ask you to escort us around your home and point out all the features that add to your homes appeal.

      We will answer any questions you may have.

      We will then present our marketing report and agree a price for your home.

      After You Instruct Us

      We will ask you to sign our sales agreement.

      We will make an appointment to, measure rooms, prepare floor plans and take a series of quality photographs. If an EPC is required we will arrange for it to be undertaken.

      To comply with money laundering legislation we will require proof of identity.

      We will place an initial eye catching description on Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and our web site.

      We will contact registered buyers who may be interested in your property.

      Once we have the photographs, floor plan, EPC a full set of details will be produced, these will be sent to you for your perusal and posted on the property portals and our web site.

      Marketing Going Forward

      All viewings are accompanied by a member of Seekers staff. We prefer owners not to be present during viewings but that would be your decision. The reason being that buyers are often more relaxed when the owner is not there and the agent is more in control! Owners often apologise for their property which is never a good plan or over sell the property.

      Our fully trained estate agents know how to conduct a successful viewing. ,listen to positive signs and deal with any questions.

      You will receive feed back after the viewing - even if just to say we havent heard back from the viewers yet.

      You will receive regular updates and we may send you activity reports from the portals.

      The Offer & The Sale

      You will receive notification of any offer in writing as well as receiving an immediate phone call from us.

      We will obtain all relevant information from the buyer such as mortgage details, any linked sale of a property, conveyancer and so on. We will want to see proof of funds for the deposit where there is a mortgage or the whole purchase price if a cash purchase. Is a quick completion sort.

      We will advise on acceptance of an offer. We will negotiate with the buyer to receive the highest offer that is obtainable. We will find out whether the offer is conditional i.e are carpets & curtains to be included.

      All the above is relevant to whether you accept the offer or not.

      Once all parties are happy we will issue the memorandums of sale to the conveyancers. We will recommend a good firm for your consideration.

      We can also arrange quotations for your own mortgage and removals.

      During the sale process we will progress the sale, keeping in touch with mortgage providers and conveyancers to ensure there are no unnecessary delays.In many ways sales progression is the most important part of the whole transaction.

      We will see it through to completion and your home move.

      We will ask you , if you would be kind enough to provide us with a testimonial

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    Buying Guide
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      This is a simple guide highlighting the most important points. Seekers fully trained staff are there to help answer any questions you may have.

      1. Work out what you can afford.

      Buying a property is probably the biggest financial commitment you will make. Please think long and hard about it.

      2. Getting a Mortgage

      It is essential to secure a mortgage with a lender before starting the searching process. make sure you know everything there is to know so you can choose the right mortgage for you.

      We have a independent financial advisor who we recommend. Please call Seekers for more details 01622-671878.

      3. Finding your Ideal Property

      We all have different ideas about what we are looking for in our ideal property. Number of bedrooms or close to schools, maybe transport links. It is Seekers job to show you the house that ticks all your box's.

      4. Viewing

      Viewing an be over quickly, so it is essential you know what you are looking for before you reach the front door. You may be viewing several properties so it can become a blur. Take notes! maybe photographs ( if allowed).

      5. Making the offer

      Seekers will ask you to complete a Application to Purchase form. This provides us with the details we need to submit the offer to our clients for their consideration and ensures there is no confusion as to what the offer is and any associated details.

      6. Instructing Solicitors

      Once your offer is agreed you will need to instruct a solicitor or conveyancer in order to complete the prchase for you. Seekers can provide details of a recommended firm. However, the choice is yours.

      7. Moving Day!

      This can be both a stressful day and yet a wonderful day, probably both at the same time! The tick is to be organised and your home will feel like your home in no time at all.

      8. Make a cup of tea- you deserve it!
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    Lettings
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      Thinking of Renting?

      Many people rent their home and there can be a whole range of reasons that make it wise to do so.

      • To rent can be cheaper
      • Bills may be more predictable
      • Renting is flexible.
      • The rental process is much quicker than buying a property.

      Finding a rental property. - Start to look about 6 weeks before you need to move in to a property. This allows time for looking and the administrative procedure to be completed.

      How much rent can you afford? - As a rough guide subtract your monthly expenses from you income- the amount left over is the amount you can spend on rent.

      Decide what sort of property you want - A house or a flat, do you want furnished or unfurnished ? Is a garage important? maybe a garden.

      Generally Seekers have a number of properties to chose from and the staff are trained and ready to help you.

      Now book a viewing on properties that may be suitable. If you like it then complete an application form. Reference checks will ned to be done, this includes credit checks so advise Seekers if there are any issues. We will approach your employer for confirmation of income.

      Before you move in you will need to pay both deposit and one months rent. Deposit is normally 1.5 times monthly rent. The deposit is held in the Tenancy Deposit Scheme against any damages during the tenancy.

      You will then sign the lease and move in.

      Seekers staff will be there to help you every step of the way

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      Thinking of becoming a landlord!

      Seekers are one of the main letting agents in Kent. We have reached this position by being transparent in all our dealings with clients and providing a quality service.

      Below are some of the matters that, you, as a landlord need to consider:

      1. Does renting your property make financial sense.

      There is a lot of work involved, and you are unlikely to have the time or expertise to deal with it. There is a considerable amount of legislation which can be a minefield. Seekers provide the expertise to deal with all legislation and assist you in returning a profit. We will ensure you achieve the maximum rent for your property.

      2. Consider the tax implications

      We can introduce you to expert advisors who will advise you items you can offset against tax ,and advise you of your particular circumstances.

      3. Ensure your property is a tempting proposition

      Consider being flexible with your requirements, and avoid placing unnecessary restrictions on children and pets unless their is a real reason to do so.

      4. Make sure your home is safe to be rented out

      You may need a gas safety certificate or an energy performance certificate. The wiring may need to be checked and fire detectors installed. Seekers can arrange all this for you.

      5. Talk to your insurer.

      You are responsible for building as well as your own contents insurance. It is recommended that you have rent guarantee insurance. It will not surprise you to know that Seekers can arrange specific landlords policies to cover all these issues!

      6. An adequate deposit is essential.

      The deposit needs to be lodged with a landlord deposit scheme. Seekers use "The Tenancy Deposit Scheme".

      7. Chose your agent well.

      At Seekers our staff are all passionate about property and looking after the needs of our client. We carry all the relevant insurances and others beside such as Client Money Protection.

      8. Call our lettings manager today

      Call Zoe Gearing on 01622 671878 to discuss how we can help you.

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      Nigel Harvey - Director
      Claire has been with Seekers for over 10 years and comes from a background selling homes in both the USA and Spain. Claire has a degree in Criminology and uses her forensic skills to ensure that the many technical innovations Seekers have introduced work to ensure customer satisfaction. Claire is both ARLA and NAEA trained. In her free time Claire enjoys long walks with her Bijon Frise "Pixie".
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      Claire Harvey - Director
      Claire has been with Seekers for over 10 years and comes from a background selling homes in both the USA and Spain. Claire has a degree in Criminology and uses her forensic skills to ensure that the many technical innovations Seekers have introduced work to ensure customer satisfaction. Claire is both ARLA and NAEA trained. In her free time Claire enjoys long walks with her Bijon Frise "Pixie".
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      Zoe Gearing- Assistant Branch Manager
      Zoe Started her letting experience in 2009 working in East London and the Docklands area as a Trainee Negotiator. In 2010 she started her role as a Lettings Negotiator working for Your Move in Bromley, then she made an overseas move to Portugal to continue her career in the Property Industry later developing a career as an Events Manager. After 5 years in Portugal she returned to the UK in November 2015 where she started working for Seekers to focus of growing the Lettings portfolio and managing the Maidstone office. She is an active member of ARLA. In her spare time she spends time with her family and friends.
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      Rachel Witt - Property Specialist
      Rachel has been working for seekers for 5 years as a Property Specialist. Before joining Seekers, she worked in London where she worked in property management for multi let office and retail units for Broadgate Estates. Prior to this she worked with Kent county council in the department for schools and children centres and maintained the preferred contractors lists for tenders into new build schools. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and as a mother of 2 they love days out to the zoo.
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      Kym Hastie - Lettings Negotiator 
      Kym has recently joined the seekers team with over 15 years' experience in sales and delivering excellent customer service. She became a negotiator as she has a passion for property with a view to assisting people with their homes not just houses her spare time she can be found climbing mountains, walking her three springer spaniels or riding her horses.
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      Carly Sands- Property Administrator
      Carly has worked for Seekers for over 12 years and has a wealth of experience in the lettings industry. She is ARLA trained and has completed the NFOPP level 3 Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management. In her spare time she likes nothing more than to be with her son, friends and family.
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      Rosa Hinsley - Property Inspection Assistant 
      Rosa immigrated to the UK from New Zealand in 2009 and started her UK career in the Financial Services in London before moving to Seekers, and into property where her passion lies. She is an experienced landlord having held property here in the UK and in New Zealand for more than 10 years. She was a keen traveler in the past visiting more than 40 countries but is now more content with the one week holidays closer to home with her family.
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      Lynne Harrison - Accounts Assistant
      Lynne has worked at Seekers for 4 and a half years in the Finance & Administration Dept. She has over 30 years' experience working in an Accounts/Payroll environment for various Industries over the years. Her spare time is spent enjoying life with her friends and family.
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      Pat Namai - Saturday Office Assistant
      Pat moved to Rochester from Maryland USA. Native of Poland, she studied Political Science and Political Marketing and proceeded to work in customer services in fast and upscale environments for 8 years. In her free time, Pat enjoys fitness and yoga and loves to travel with her two children. Grateful for an amazing group of real estate colleagues, Pat makes sure the challenge of great customer experience is delivered.
    Contact us

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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      53
      High Street
      Maidstone
      ME14 1SY
      ME15 6LH

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01631 808017  Local call rate
      Letting: 01622 922055  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Seekers, Maidstone. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Seekers, Maidstone. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Seekers, Maidstone. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *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 Seekers, Maidstone on 01622 671878.


      Welcome to Seekers, Maidstone

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      53
      High Street
      Maidstone
      ME14 1SY
      ME15 6LH

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01631 808017  Local call rate
      Letting: 01622 922055  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Seekers, Maidstone. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Seekers, Maidstone. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Seekers, Maidstone. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *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 Seekers, Maidstone on 01622 671878.