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    We concentrate on what we are great at...and that is selling houses!

    We are here to sell your property for the best price in the quickest time, to ease you through the move, cushion any hiccups along the way, and never stop until you are happily ensconced in your new home.

    Everybody knows that people only recommend EXCELLENT service, good and ok do not cut the mustard, so unless we provide you with the best service possible, then you are not likely to recommend us! When our purchasers and vendors were independently asked (*Awards for Business) to rate our customer service, 97% said that they would highly recommend us.

    3 out of every 10 valuations carried out come from personal recommendation, our aim is to make one of those recommendations come from you.

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    What makes our sales service stand out from the competition?

    The customer service we provide differentiates us from our competition and nearly 30% of our valuations and 60% of our instructions come from personal referral.  We get these recommendations by listening to our customers, having processes in place to deliver the very best sales exprience possible, to meet and exceed your expectations at every level.

    • Honest advice, backed up by experience
    • We answer the phone when you call and call you back when we say we will
    • We provide viewing feedback as soon as we possibly can, we know that 24 hours later is not good enough!
    • We get the best possible price that we can for you
    • Once a deal is agreed we let you know when you are likely to be moving and we keep you informed throughout the sales process
    • We truly want your move to be as stress free as possible and are compassionate at all times
    • Fundamentally we treat our customers as we would like to be treated ourselves


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    Our aim is to give every person who walks through our door the same level of commitment and service, whether they are ready to move right now, or are just having a ponder. We always have time to chat about your circumstances over a cup of tea or coffee, we are in no rush, we shall be here for you when the time is right. We aim to give our customers a remarkable experience, ensuring that we act with honesty and integrity at every contact point, truly, nothing is too much trouble!

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    Events organised in conjunction with Clearplan Project Management in order to educate and advise clients on the current property market, and in particular, provide specific information on architectural services and project management, alongside presentations on insurance and financial services.  For more information please contact joe@sewellgardner.com or call 01923 285886.
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    We aim to make the buying journey as memorable as possible, for all the right reasons!

    We know that traditionally buyers are not seen as the 'clients' because the seller pays the fee, but at Sewell & Gardner this is simply NOT THE CASE.  We will treat you to our expert service, to our kind, honest & very approachable staff (most of whom have years of industry experience and expertise, all of whom are here to find you the perfect home) and we promise to keep in touch and keep on trying until we succeed in handing you the keys to your new home.

    We are here to give you invaluable advice on the following aspects of the buying process:

    • Discovering our towns:
      • Rickmansworth
      • Chorleywood
      • Croxley Green
      • Watford
      • Northwood
      • Abbots Langley
      • Kings Langley
      • Bushey
      • Oxhey
      • Harefield
      • Maple Cross
    • Discovering all of the wonderful things on offer in the area:
      • Clubs, societies, schools, theatres, shops, cinemas, restaurants, pubs, roads, railways.
    • Setting your price, adjusting your price, organising your finance
    • Settling on your 'must haves' and 'must not haves'
    • Accompanying your viewings and discussing your thoughts afterwards
    • Helping you to make a wise offer
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    Help to Buy
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    1. Help to Buy Phase 1

    Allows first time buyers to take their first step onto the property ladder by borrowing up to 20% of the value of a New Build home from the Government, interest-free for the first five years. Borrowers need a 5% deposit and must take out a mortgage to cover the remaining 75% of the cost of the property. After the five-year interest-free period ends, borrowers will be charged a fee of 1.75% of the loan's value. This fee will increase every year at 1% above inflation. These fees only count toward the Government loan and come on top of the mortgage repayments. Borrowers must pay back the equity loan when they sell the home or at the end of the mortgage period, whichever comes first.

    2. Help to Buy Phase 2

    Available to both first time buyers and existing home owners buying New Build or 2nd hand residential (older) properties. Borrowers will need a 5% deposit, while the lender will be able to buy a guarantee from the Government covering up to 15% of the value of the property. This will make it less risky for lenders to offer a mortgage to a borrower with only a 5% deposit and should enable them to offer cheaper rates.

    3. Both phases of the scheme are available on properties worth up to £600,000.

    4. The Government will guarantee up to 15% of the loan at a cost to the lender, allowing the borrower to access cheaper mortgage deals. The Government has set aside £12bn of guarantees for up to £130bn of mortgage lending and the scheme will remain open for three years to January 2017. Borrowers will be able to register their interest as soon as the banks launch their Help to Buy products.

    5. Two banks are signed up already: Lloyds, which owns Halifax, and Royal Bank of Scotland, which owns NatWest. A third lender, Aldermore, committed to offering the Government's Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, but said it will not launch products until next year. RBS and Lloyds said they have not yet decided how much their products will cost but experts are predicting the interest rates are likely to sit between 4.5% and 5% for a two-year fixed rate at 80% loan to value. Borrowers who use the scheme will present a lower risk to lenders because the Government is guaranteeing up to 15% of the loan. This will allow lenders to give them a cheaper mortgage, however they are unlikely to get the same deals as someone who has a track record of saving a large deposit.

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    Buying a Brand New Build
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    Many of us dream about buying a lovely period home. But beneath the original features & beautiful character, there may lie a long list of nightmare problems which could potentially cost you more than you expect!

    A recent report has proved that more than one third of home buyers fork out on an average of £2,500 in repairs when they buy a second hand property. The main (and most expensive) offenders tend to be boilers, old windows & insulation - none of which are a problem when buying new.

    Buying a home is one of the most exciting things you can do, however it also brings much emotion and stress for you & your family. The thought of a lengthy chain with many links and a long time delay can really put off purchasers. On top of that, the chances of things going wrong in the chain can be endless, including vendors pulling out of a transaction which is out of your hands.

    By purchasing from a reputable developer or house builder, you are often provided with guarantees and warranties. Many British house builders provide purchasers with a NHBC 10-year warranty, as well as a developer guarantee which covers anything they have provided in the property. You also have the chance to view the property in detail before completion to raise any problems or 'snags' which can be rectified before you move in.

    It's not only your personal finances you are helping when buying a brand new home; it also helps the environment. Newly built homes are much better built than older properties which mean cheaper energy bills. House builders have to work with the most up-to-date building regulations which include double-glazed windows as standard & high quality insulation.

    A brand new home is a fresh start for any purchaser. Contemporary design suiting modern lifestyles, integrated appliances and a quality finish means you can easily put your own mark on your new home without ripping out bright red carpets and dated bathroom suites! Many developers also give you the option to have your own say for every part of your new home; right down to the last tile in your stunning bathroom. A chance to purchase a new build property "off-plan" can often mean a discounted price before the properties come onto the market.

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    First Time Buyers
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    Getting your foot on the first rung of the property ladder can seem to be an uphill struggle but Sewell & Gardner are here to help you fund a savings plan, get a mortgage, choose your very first home and move in as quickly and stress free as possible.

    It is all about the planning, and we are here to help you get that deposit together so that we can whisk you off to view some of the very best first time properties in the area!

    Speak to a savings expert, we have one in our office, Mark Stannard from Heron Financial can get the best savings plan organised for you, so that you know you will be able to get that deposit saved as quickly as possible.  Mark can be contacted on mstannard@heronfinancial.co.uk or telephone the sales office on 01923 776400.

    You will need to save at least 5% of the purchase price, so if you are looking to buy at £200,000 you will need to have £10,000 saved.  The larger deposit you can save, the cheaper the mortgage deal you can get.

    As well as saving for your deposit, you will need to pay for:

    • Mortgage & Valuation Fees
      • These can be £250 to book for a mortgage (this is usually non-refundable if the purchase falls through for any reason) and then you may have an initial one of payment from anything up to £2000 to arrange a particular rate.
    • Stamp Duty
      • Up to £125,000 = 0%
      • £125,000 to £250,000 = 2%
      • £250,000 to £925,000 = 5%
      • £925,000 to £1.5 million =  10%
      • Above £1.5m = 12% (lucky first time buyer!)
    • Solicitor's Fees
      • Between £500 - £750, we can organise a quotation for you from our local recommended solicitor Archer Rusby.
    • Cost of the Mortgage Survey, Homebuyers Report or Structural Survey
      • Mortgage Survey fees are usually in the region of £250 and for this you will get the most basic & cheapest survey.  It is best for new-build properties.
      • Homebuyers Report is a fuller survey where the surveyor looks thoroughly through the inside and outside of the property and also looks at the value against comparable properties recently sold.  This will cost over £400 typically.
      • A structural survey is the most comprehensive type and is advisable if you are buying an older property.  It will usually cost in excess of £600.
    • Removal Costs
      • Very dependent upon how much you have to move!  Also do you need assistance with the packing or just help on moving day?  Estimate between £300 - £700 and let us get you a quotation from our recommended movers, Storeys.
    • Furnishings & Decorating Costs
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    Buying an Investment Property
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    Property is one of the 4 most common types of investment, alongside cash, bonds & shares.

    Property investment takes many forms from pooled funds to buying a property to live in or buying one to rent out.

    If you are considering buying a property to rent out, you have come to the right agency.  Sewell & Gardner have a specialist new homes department who work very closely with our award winning lettings division, and we can guide you to the best purchase for yield and capital growth.

    A buy-to-let investment property is right for you if:

    • You prefer an investment which is more tangible than stocks and shares
    • You are willing to tie up your money for a long period of time
    • You understand that property prices can go down as well as up
    • You are willing to take the risk that you may not earn a profit on your investment
    • You understand and accept the additional risks that go along with borrowing money to buy a property
    • You understand and accept the costs and time involved in owning and running a property and the impact that this will have on your potential return.

    If you are happy to proceed, the very first thing to do is speak to our sales team and let us find out exactly what you want, and then we can put you in touch with our lettings partner who will give you accurate advice on yields, expected rental prices, landlord obligations and how they can assist you in finding the right property and getting a tenant lined up from day one.

    Sales Team 01923 776400 

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    Kate Woodward- Senior Branch Manager
    I started my career in Estate Agency in 1999 starting as a trainee and working my way up to Head of Sales. I am passionate about giving exceptional customer service and achieving the best possible price for my clients along with honest advice, empathy and understanding for all situations. I will always go the extra mile and my motto is Client For Life.
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    Lois Power- Property Consultant 
    I started at Sewell & Gardner in 2015, having learnt the basics at another local agency. I work as a Property Consultant in the Chorleywood branch and love being part of such a close knit team. I pride myself on offering the highest quality customer service to all clients and maintaining relationships even after the property transaction ends.
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    Jamie Smart- Property Consultant 
    Having always had an interest in the property industry, I am thrilled to have joined the award winning team at Sewell & Gardner. As a Property Consultant, I am looking forward to building rapport with clients and providing them with the best possible service throughout the sale process and beyond.
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    Deanna Jackson- Office Administrator
    I joined the Sewell & Gardner team in March 2016 and am working in the Chorleywood office. Since starting I have been made to feel so welcomed throughout the company and I'm thrilled to be part of successful and expanding business. My day to day role as the administrator is to make sure the office runs smoothly. I am involved throughout the sales process and have a variety of tasks that can be different each day. These include managing all the necessary paper work, liaising with clients, creating brochures, advertising properties and working with business software.
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    47A Lower Road,
    Chorleywood,
    Rickmansworth,
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