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Now is a great time to sell!
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    Knowing when the right time to put your home on the market is can be a tough decision but for a pre-Christmas move, September is the perfect choice.

    Historically, people have believed that spring is the best time to sell - after all, everything and everyone seems brighter after the cold winter and the sense of new beginnings lingers in the air. However if you ask estate agents the very same question and look at their sales results, many would argue that in a strong market, September could be the best time to sell.

    The summer isn't thought to be a good time to sell a house as many people are away on holiday and if they have children, they are usually preoccupied with the school holidays. This results in a huge part of the market being missed, especially those looking for family homes. Once children are back at school, parents then have the time to pick up the viewing process, giving it their full attention. In addition to this, houses are still glowing from the summer months with gardens in full bloom. The evenings also stay light until early October, making viewings easier to arrange and very often, the UK is blessed with an Indian summer, once again making homes look brighter.

    We all dream of putting a property up for sale, accepting an offer and moving out in quick succession but the reality is that if you want to do things properly then it takes time. Buyers see Christmas as a key-influencing factor, with many people determined to move in time for the big day. As a result, this means that September is the perfect month to sell if you are considering a pre-Christmas move. Just imagine putting up your Christmas tree in your brand new pad.

    The sense of the New Year also affects potential homebuyers. During September, people use New Year as a goal, determined to be moved in for a fresh start. However, the further through winter we get and the closer December reaches us, often people hold the belief that they should wait until next year so don't wait any longer - put your property up for sale now!

    School application processes are also another reason why September is a great time to sell your home. Families with young children, looking for a property, will want to be settled into a new address in a desired catchment area in time for the deadline at the end of January/ beginning of February.

    There are many contributing factors that can determine when the best time to sell your property is but September can be quite a successful choice. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

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    With planned expansion....Sterling are recruiting!
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    Sales Manager OTE £50 - £75k pa, including company car/ or car allowance (Jag/ Merc or similar), office commission and annual branch target commission.

    The successful candidate will already be running a successful office but no doubt feel limited by the plans for growth and investment in their existing company and therefore be looking to seek a new challenge with a market leading agency with aggressive growth plans and excellent performance based rewards. The successful candidate will be in charge of a highly experienced and successful sales team and walking into an office with a generous pipeline and excellent property stock. Averaging 60% market share consistently year on year. You will have a minimum of 4 years experience. You will have a full driving licence

    Senior Sales Progressor OTE £25,000 - £35,000 Basic with commission.

    The successful candidate will have a proven experience of the conveyancing process and with an extremely polite but tenacious attitude to get the job done! Following up agents and solicitors within a chain and aiming to get all our properties exchanged in under 6 weeks. Working out of a central office but managing the companies whole sales portfolio and delivering first class customer service to our buyers and sellers keeping them informed at every step of the way and working closely with all of our branch managers.

    Lettings Negotiator OTE £20,000 - £25,000 Basic, commission and car allowance.

    This role would suit either someone looking for their first job in the property industry or those considering progression their career and already working in a lettings environment. The job involves the successful candidate being computer literate, have excellent communication and organisational skills and love working with people. As one of the areas largest lettings and management agents there is excellent prospects for career progression should this be of interest. You will have your own car and full driving licence.

    In confidence please email an up to date CV to recruitment@sterlinghomes.co.uk

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Do you have a property to sell or let? Contact us!
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    Innovative High Street Offices
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    Sterling informal-style offices have modernised the traditional estate agent presence on the high street. The eye-catching design was created to provide a better service and a more comfortable one-to-one experience.

    Our clients can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to browse through our property details and ask any questions about properties of interest before booking a viewing. This ensures we have a higher conversion rate of viewings to offers and maximises our chance to sell or let your home in a quicker timeframe.

    Our Berkhamsted office could not be more centrally located in Berkhamsted High Street and is also a Grade II * listed building reputed to be the oldest timber framed shop in the whole of England. Alongside the stunning exposed beams there is a 34ft well at the back of the shop. 

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    Longer Opening Hours
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    Sterling first introduced longer opening hours in 2002 in response to the demands of living and working in the local towns & London in order to accommodate the demands of our clients. As a result over 35% of Sterling's viewings are now carried out during early evenings and weekends.

    Sterling phone lines are open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and both Saturday and Sunday inclusive of Bank Holidays.

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    SterlingLife - Our Monthly Property Magazine
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    SterlingLife is a unique way to 'launch' properties onto the market. You could call it modern estate agency if you like.

    New-to-market properties are highly sought-after which is why Sterling have developed SterlingLife Magazine - exclusive previews designed to ensure that properties receive maximum exposure the day they go onto the market. The publication is distributed to tens of thousands of potential buyers and tenants every month and features the very latest lifestyle news in addition to all our new listings for the month. You can view this months copy online at www.sterlinghomes.co.uk

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    MORE PROPERTIES = MORE EXPERIENCE = BETTER ADVICE
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    Sterling have the advantage of having a unique insight into the property market, through the sheer volume of properties that available for sale and to let. Our expert valuers carry out high volumes of valuations every month, giving us intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire.
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    ONE OF THE AREAS LEADING PROPERTY WEBSITES
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    sterlinghomes.co.uk is widely regarded as one of the best in the business. Every property, regardless of price, features floorplans, numerous colour photographs, slide shows, local information, location maps, aerial views and full colour brochures.

    See what our clients say:

    'The best presented estate agents website I have ever seen: excellent plans, maps etc. Very comprehensive coverage for anybody buying a house, especially in an unfamiliar area.' (Mrs Arazzi)

    'Very impressed by the site, user friendly, well designed...excellent. I see you have great pictures and floorplans to present your properties online to buyers' (Mr Jones)

    'Website is great, floorplans, pictures etc. Yours is the benchmark for others' ( T. Lacey)

    'This is one of the most impressive websites I have visited in many years of surfing. I'm an experienced IT consultant so am not easily impressed. Well done. The floorplans are very useful. Plus, the ability to map the selections is most impressive.' (Mr Uddin)

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    PHOTOGRAPHY
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    Historically agents would need several visits to a property to collect enough information, photos, floorplans, write ups etc.

    To minimise this disruption and to speed up the marketing process, Sterling have created a unique, in-house team who are trained specifically to collect information for interactive floorplans, and multiple photographs and a comprehensive write up of your home all in one visit.

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    WE ONLY EMPLOY FULL TIME NEGOTIATORS
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    We understand that buying, selling or letting your property can be stressful so we do our best to make it happen efficiently and with as little stress as possible. This is why we only recruit FULL TIME NEGOTIATORS to sell your property. All of our negotiators live locally and have vast experience in estate agency ensuring you get a comprehensive service at all times.
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    · Residential Lettings

    You want to let your property. You need a company you can trust and which gives you and your tenants a peace of mind, you need a company with experience, a company with the necessary skills and regulatory qualifications, and you need a company with the hunger to make things happen for you.

    Having provided a broad range of services for tenants and landlords over the last decade Sterling are one of the most experienced residential letting agents in Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead & Kings Langley.

    Our dedicated ARLA-trained team of experienced staff would welcome the chance to assist you, whether you are looking to let your own property, or enter the buy-to-let market. Please - Let Sterling Letting Agents in Berkhamsted, Tring, Hemel Hempstead & Kings Langley have the opportunity to market your property. With our enthusiasm, passion and tenacity, you will not regret it.

    If you have a property to let please do not hesitate to call us on 01442 879996 or email berkhamsted@sterlinghomes.co.uk

    · Land & New Homes

    Sterling Land and New Homes are well-versed in dealing with the disposal of plots, gardens and redundant or dilapidated buildings, and will be more than happy to advise private clients on which route to take including methods of disposal to suit individual needs. We also advise developer clients on the sale and marketing of one-off units and multiple developments.

    Sterling have had the pleasure of working with many local and national developers over the years, and have a range of experience from selling apartments to select & country homes.

    Please contact Benjamin James Bird BA(HONS) MNAEA MARLA in the first instance for an informal and confidential discussion. benbird@sterlinghomes.co.uk

    · Select & Country Homes

    Headed up by company partner Benjamin James Bird BA(HONS) MNAEA MARLA Sterling has quickly established as one of the areas experts in the sale and let of select & country homes.

    Our clients say that what makes us special is that they trust us - and trust is quite an issue in the property world. Trust can't be wished for, it has to be earned. And the way to earn it is by giving and getting clients the best advice and getting them the best price - always. How do we manage that? We're passionate about property. We aim to be progressive in our thinking. And above all, we are consummately professional in everything we do.

    · Reputation
    We have built a reputation as the property firm for discerning people with high value properties covering a wide area across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

    · Skills
    Our skill is knowing who the buyers or tenants are and how to best market your property to them. Selling a select or country home requires a different marketing strategy.

    · Experience
    Our longevity is testimony to the experience we have in every kind of market environment. Equally, with most negotiations dealt with by the company partner, you can be assured the best price will be achieved.

    · Knowledge
    Our knowledge is unrivalled and our ability to promote your home to the widest possible selection of buyers is second to none.

    · Best people
    We retain the very best people in the industry and nurture our rising stars recognising ability and skill with internal promotion at every opportunity.

    · Research
    Our research is detailed, respected, and reported on both a local and nation level.

    · Communication
    We believe that keeping our clients informed is essential which is why we place communication at the top of our list using telephone, fax, email and personal meetings to discuss progress of marketing and offers.

    · Efficiently
    We understand that buying, selling or letting your property can be stressful so we do our best to make it happen efficiently and will as little stress as possible.

    · We provide a dedicated in house sales progression team to keep you advised as to progression from start to finish.

    If you are considering selling or letting a select or country home please contact Benjamin James Bird BA(HONS) MNAEA MARLA to book a personal appointment: benbird@sterlinghomes.co.uk

    · Conveyancing, Mortgages & Surveys

    Buying or selling your house can be a very stressful time. It is likely this will be the most important financial decision you ever make, not to mention the rafts of paperwork required. Why not let Sterling take some of the stress out of buying or selling with our services. We can arrange your solicitor, mortgage and even the survey on your purchase.

    Contact us at your local branch for a quote: 01442 879996 or berkhamsted@sterlinghomes.co.uk

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Meet Your Local Property Team:
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    Trust & Reputation
    Our clients say that what makes us special is that they trust us - and trust is quite an issue in the property world. Trust can't be wished for, it has to be earned. The way to earn it is by giving and getting clients the best advice and getting them the best price - always. How do we manage that? We're passionate about property. We aim to be progressive in our thinking. Above all, we are consummately professional in everything we do.

    Reputation
    We have built a reputation as the property firm for discerning people with all nature of properties from apartments and cottages, to country estates covering a wide area across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

    Welcome to your Sterling Berkhamsted Team:
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    Benjamin Bird - COMPANY OWNER
    Having worked for a corporate estate agency in the early part of his career Ben soon became disenchanted with the lack of flexibility, low investment in marketing, and general lack of service - all of which prohibited an estate agent generating the best price of his clients. In 2001 Ben grasped the nettle and opened Sterling Estate Agents which delivers our customers the very best marketing available, the best service and an honest approach all of which results in the optimum price being achieved from the best quality buyers. 

     Since 2001 Sterling have now grown to be the only estate agent with 4 prominent high street offices in Dacorum, supported by strong teams of experienced estate agents from each office 

    Ben comments:

    'When we opened Sterling Estate Agents we always had a vision of delivering the best of everything. I am lucky that having such experienced teams allows me to be a very 'hands on' business owner, ensuring I can still do the job I love - being an estate agent. This means I am still have a very proactive and effective input on the day to day running in all the offices including valuations, viewings and overseeing all offers which come in on our properties.'
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    Lewis Hall - BRANCH MANAGER
    Lewis has been in the estate agency industry for 16 years and within that time has progressed on from a trainee negotiator to a Branch Manager of a nationwide firm of estate agents. Local to the Berkhamsted area Lewis jumped at the chance to work in such a competitive market to really test his skills and ability to the full, and what better place to do that, than with Sterling Estate Agents.

    Lewis comments:

    'When I was approached by a head hunting company about a job in the Berkhamsted market my ears immediately pricked up! Obviously I was aware of what a competitive market it is, however when I realised the role was for Sterling Estate Agents I knew this was an opportunity I didn't want to miss. Being local to the area I was aware of Sterling and I knew they offered their clients a far superior marketing package than any other local estate agent and plus they are renowned for investing in the areas best sales negotiators a combination of which always results in getting clients the best price for their home.'
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    Meka Davies - SENIOR SALES NEGOTIATOR
    With a long background in the cut throat industry of media sales in the city then moving on to new home sales, Meka's skills and ability transferred seamlessly into the world of residential sales. Having joined Sterling in 2015 Meka has already made her mark with boundless energy and enthusiasm and is committed to giving a first class service to our sellers and buyers alike. Local to the Berkhamsted area there isn't many local residents who don't know Meka, and those Berkhamsted residents who do not know her yet - will soon!  Meka is literally on hand 24 hours a day 7 days a week and always goes over and beyond to help her client database.

    Meka comments:

    'It is so lovely to be working in a job where you are making a real difference to client's lives. The job of initially registering a buyer then seeing them through to keys being handed over on completion really does make you feel like you are making a tangible difference to someone's lives. With so many clients looking to move into Berkhamsted from out of the area, my local knowledge really helps clients settle into the area and I welcome the chance to work with such a mater and experienced team at Sterling.'
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    Stephen Elvin - SALES NEGOTIATOR
    Stephen has been involved in estate agency for the last 25 years with the last 8 years directly in the Berkhamsted market. Known for being straight talking and very  trust worthy, his experience of the property market in Berkhamsted is second to none. Having spent the main part of his estate agency career dealing with the sale of select and country homes Stephen is a font of information and knowledge and really does break the mould of the general perception of an estate agent.

    Stephen comments:

    'Having work with 'traditional' country home style estate agents in the past it has been a breath of fresh air working at Sterling. Their approach is totally different and rather than having an attitude of expecting the business due to a name trading on past successes of 'yester-year', Sterling really do work hard to win your business and even harder to ensure they really do get you the best price. Ben has instilled an attitude of work work work when offers are being negotiated and the expectation with attention to detail, checking finances of buyers and their chains is the company rule without exception. If you want the best price for your home book a valuation with us now:'
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    173 High Street,
    Berkhamsted,
    HP4 3HB

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    Buying: 01442 738011  Local call rate

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    Customers Reviews
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      We don't say we are the best.....our customers do!

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Significantly higher sale price than expected
      By: 'Happy vendor' 
      Dec 15,2015
      Services:   Sales (as a Vendor)
      Sold price: £900000
      Would you recommend?:   Yes
      Postcode: HP4

      We sold our home through the Berkhamsted office of Sterling. They achieved a sale price that was significantly higher than our expectation from a buyer who was in a position to proceed and monitored the whole process to ensure that the sale went through. Special thanks go to Ben Bird and Meka Davies who provided excellent, personal and responsive service throughout. 
    • Seller Testimonial

      Much better than some of the other agencies
      By: 'Emma' Dec 15,2015
      Services: Sales (as a Buyer)
      Sold price: £675000
      Would you recommend?: Yes
      Postcode: HP4

      Meka was amazing in helping us to buy our new house. We had been trying for over 2 years and were about to give up but Meka was very positive and Sterling's approach was so much better than some of the agencies we have dealt with in the past. A huge thank you to her for helping us to secure a property that we really love!
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      had no problems with the fee - they earned it!
      By: 'Tinkerbell' Dec 10,2015
      Services: Sales (as a Vendor)
      Would you recommend?: Yes 
      Postcode: HP4

      Sterling were instrumental in the sale of our property having had a bad experience previously. We sold with the Berko office having had a previously bad experience with another high street agent. While they were not cheap they proved why and we ended up with a price far higher than our expectations so had no problems with the fee - they earned it!
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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 Sterling Estate Agents, Berkhamsted on 01442 879996.