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    Welcome to the Flatman family firm, it's not a gimmick, Flatman really is our surname and the family has been in Reading for several hundred years.

    We don't just sell flats we sell anything property, from family homes to Industrial Estates, Investment property and land for development.

    What sets us apart is being hands on business owners, this is our livelihood and our family name over the door. We are not run by Accountants and Shareholders we just concentrate on You and Your sale or purchase.

    If we are selling your home there are no blurred edges in terms of our interests versus yours, we act for You the seller (our client) and Your best interests are paramount. Our ambition is best price for you in a timescale to suit you. 

    We also have the skill sets and experience to provide more complex property solutions in areas like Lease extensions, Healthcare, Social Housing, Planning, Project appraisal and Project Management  

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    Let's face it, today all properties are sold by connecting with the buying public via the Internet, there are a number of major Portals and agents will select which ones they feel are most important or in some cases which ones they can afford to subscribe to. No serious agent will fail to offer their properties via the overarching giant Rightmove.co.uk.

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    Of course well written particulars and pretty pictures help, although they generally appeal more to the seller than the buyer, who will be looking to compare location, accommodation and price before arranging to view.
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    Most good agents are strong enough to give their sellers presentation guidelines and encourage sellers to show their home at its most appealing and least chaotic. Most good agents will accompany the viewing where at all possible.

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    From the point a potential buyer makes an expression of intent to buy it is the experience and professionalism of the agent in properly vetting that buyer that is paramount in avoiding tears later.
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    No agent should be making a representation about a buyer they think could be serious and at the right ball park price until they have done their homework and this often involves asking penetrative questions that anyone 'winging it' will seek to avoid answering.
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    Discussions about value and offers require the agent to take a strong line in protecting the sellers (his Clients) interests and to ensure that everything is done to protect the sellers financial and logistic interests and this can often involve some fairly robust but necessary conversations if it is to be done right and proceed to completion.
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    The bottom line is that it is the quality of the agent at point of sale agreement that will make all the difference. Getting the best price for your home really comes down to the experience and professionalism of the agent negotiating terms and a home is most people's largest asset.
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    At risk of sounding ageist, to put point of sales negotiations into inexperienced or young hands carries a very different risk for a seller than putting it in the hands of a mature qualified negotiator with decades of experience as a professional and as a home owner. It is at point of sale where the agent earns his fee and the rewards are there for all to see.
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    In addition to the vast industry experience each of the team has had, we are also all experienced home owners in our own rights and see the property world from both sides.
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    There is much support and advice an agent can provide to the buyer without conflicting with their Clients interests and we are happy to support where we can.
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    This may include elucidation on points of Property Law, Building Structure, Tenure, Planning and Leasehold Reform or more local issues such as Schooling and local services.
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    As we work with most of local Lawyers on a daily basis we have a clear idea of who would work best in what circumstances and who we think you would best get on with for guidance though the legal process.

    We are happy to make an informed recommendation

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    We can also offer independent regulated advice in respect of Mortgage products and through our association with Advoco Financial so that you can be assured that any financial product is tailored to meet your needs.
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    Whatever your concerns come and talk to us and we will listen and we will help. We want you back as a client of our own when you decide to move again.
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    Acquisition Disposal Assembly Planning Strategic opportunity
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    Development
    Financial appraisal Project management Property sales and site sales set up Regeneration Affordable Housing Mixed use Healthcare Hotels Permitted Development
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    Private Equity Funds
    (minimum £1.5m purchase price) Freehold industrial Estate Acquisition Rapid major freehold disposal/acquisition Major residential (acquisition) High risk major unconditional acquisition City centre regeneration (acquisition) Major investment with scope for betterment acquisition
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    Freehold or Long Leasehold investment sales and acquisitions VP sales
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    Jamie Flatman
    38 Years in property both in Estate Agency and House-Building in the UK and mainland Europe Jamie has an indomitable thirst for property knowledge. He specialises in Land and Planning but retains an active involvement in transactional, commercial, legal and planning issues, development project management and the general running and performance of the business. Jamie is a useful advisor on Leasehold Reform.
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    Tracy Flatman
    Tracy's career began 28 years ago in the Banking Sector from which she quickly moved into the Financial Services arena within Corporate Estate Agency. Since inception of the Flatman Partnership in 2005 she has specialised in her passion for New Homes sales and taken an important role in lettings and property management. Tracy is guardian of all things financial and a qualified member of ARLA.
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    Michael Flatman
    Michael came straight into Estate Agency after successfully completing his 'A' Levels at Maiden Erlegh School 12 years ago. Michael is an enthusiastic team player both in the office as well as on the football field in his Flatman Partnership sponsored strip. With his sharp intellect and high levels of energy and fitness Michael is very much a driving force. He frontlines Sales and Lettings Valuations and Listings and takes principal responsibility for property maintenance.
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    Nick Barker
    Partner Nick Barker heads the team of sales and lettings at our Langley office. Nick has vast experience and in depth knowledge of the Langley and Slough property market having left Burnham Grammar school in 1982 to work as a trainee negotiator at a busy Slough town centre agency. Nick is responsible for all new business and his calm and helpful nature will ensure your property experience is a pleasurable one.
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    Anand Mistry
    Having successfully completed a graduate internship with The Flatman Partnership Anand is responsible for new business for our extremely busy residential lettings department. His enthusiastic and focused approach ensures our clients receive a high quality personal service second to none.
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    Find us

    Stable Cottage Donnington Gardens,
    Reading,
    RG1 5LY

    Telephone us

    Buying: 0118 453 0155  Local call rate
    Letting: 0118 453 0154  Local call rate

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    • Introduction

      Testimonials

       

      Below are some of the comments our clients have said about us. To find out what everyone is talking about, contact us.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      What will you do with all that spare time! I'm having a party when this is all over!!Seriously can't thank you enough for all you've done on this. You've been amazing. Wish all agencies were like you guys...

      Hayley

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      We originally chose Flatman's because they were the cheapest but soon realised we had hit the jackpot with estate agent choice. From the outset Flatman's were friendly, dependable and worked hard to find us a buyer and negotiate a good price, constantly keeping us informed of progress and even ensuring our cats where all present and accountant for after viewings. Between agreeing on a price and completion of our chain, the transaction was traumatic with numerous problems! I truly believe had Flatman's not been so supportive and proactive in the process, our move would never have happened. They were the central communication point for everyone in the chain from our buyer up to building contractors at the top being heavily involved in every aspect of the transaction. The service they provided was far above what is expected from an estate agent, they keep us constantly updated to the point I often felt like I was their only client. Even my solicitor sent her thanks to Jamie Flatman for his support as it made her job so much easier. I will forever be thankful and faithful to the Flatman partnership and would encourage everyone to use them. Alan and Jamie in particular are worth their weight in platinum! If you chose Flatman's you will soon feel indebted to them like I do, when that moment comes, Jamie's favourite tipple is Chateauneuf Du Pape J

      Claire Matthews

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      It was only 2 years ago that you telephoned me with a proposal to build a 2 bedroom bungalow for a couple who were looking to downsize and then buy there existing plot and try and get planning for 2 large bedroomed detached properties.The agreement that you drew up was by its nature complicated to cover all eventualities. Happily due to the Architect, Client and Wokingham Borough Council Planning Department all working together well under your guidance, it was in fact a very straight forward set of transactions.I think 2 years must be a record to get planning permission on the bungalow for the Mc Minns, building the bungalow, getting them moved in, getting an acceptable planning permission for their old plot, then building and selling the 2 large houses.Now that we have completed on the sale of the last property I would like to thank you and your team for the professional and friendly way that the whole development went. From the first meeting with the Mc Minns to the sale of the last property I have felt supported and that the outcome was fair and equitable to all parties concerned.I would be delighted to work with you and your team should any similar opportunities come up in the future.

      David Payne

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      Now that the final stage of our project is complete Pam and I would like to say a big thank you to all at The Flatman Partnership. Without your expert help we cold not have moved from an aspiration, to a project, to a successful conclusion. Guiding us through all the elements of land purchase, new build and marketing of our old property so expertly has, we feel, been the difference between frustration and satisfaction. Thanks once again to you all. Sincerely,

      Pam and Ian McMinn

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      That is perfect, I cannot thank you enough. You and Justin have been very helpful! I will not hesitate to recommend your company.

      Kate

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      I wanted to take this opportunity to write to you and thank you on behalf of Zoe and myself for the first-class services you have provided us over the past 3 years. From the outset, it has always been a pleasure to speak with you about any matter concerning our property and we have constantly felt that our interests were never compromised and were always prioritised by you and your team. Should we ever require property services in and around the Langley area again you can rest assured that we will be in touch and have no hesitation in recommending Flatman's to potential new clients. With kind regards,

      Damien.

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      I'm really happy with my relationship with you - both you and Nick are approachable responsive and pragmatic. As a landlord living abroad, I have found your service to be invaluable. Everything happens as it should and I have as much or as little as involvement as I choose. I like the ability to communicate and receive my statements by email and when I do need to get in touch you are always responsive and friendly. Long may it continue!

      Mandy Knight - Marsbrook ( landlord)

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      Hi Mark, I had a very good experience of working with you (twice!) and as I understand it, I was one of Flatman's first clients when the firm started. As a company you were professional and efficient, straightforward to deal with. HTH.Best regards,

      Nick

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      I have been dealing with ''Flatman Partnership'' for about 2 years and have found all the staff to be very helpful and always sorted out any matters without delay. I would recommend Flatman's any day.

      Khaliq Sheikh ( Landlord)

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      As I live abroad I needed my property looked after. Flatman's have been doing so for many years. They have provided excellent service and are very responsive to any queries the tenants may have.

      Patricia Williams (landlord)

    • Seller Testimonial

      As professional Landlords with a growing portfolio of domestic and commercial properties, it is vital to us that we have a Letting Agent that we feel is really working on our behalf, keeping a close eye on matters day-to-day; identifying new prospective purchases, ensuring that rental levels are appropriate and are collected and, of course, ensuring that any problems are identified and dealt with in a timely manner.Naturally, we were looking for an Agent that would consider our commercial interests - in terms of both the financial return and safeguarding our valuable assets - which the team at The Flatman Partnership definitely do. But we wanted much more than this. We were keen to find an Agent that would be friendly, reliable and professional for us to deal with AND one which would ensure that our tenants enjoyed a reliable, professional and friendly experience from beginning to end. In the Flatman Partnership we have found this - and more.

      VT Partnership

    • Seller Testimonial

      From start to finish, our experience with Flatmans has been superb - very painless and professional. From considering a 'buy-to-let' investment, to being contacted with a potential property the experience has been made very easy for us; everything has been done without it affecting our busy lives. At every turn, Nick and his team were there to answer all our questions . They went 'above and beyond' what was expected of them to make the buying process as smooth as it could be - and then went on to let the property with minimal fuss. Tenants were found within a couple of weeks of completing and moved in on 23rd December which significantly reduced any 'void' period and stress over the Christmas period. Overall, the service scored 10 out 10 and we will be approaching them again when we are ready for our next investment.

      Peter & Caroline Shrimpton (new Buy-to-Let investors)

    • Seller Testimonial

      The renting service of The Flatman Partnership is very efficient and to the point. Very happy with it. I have been with them for many many years. I want to sell one of my houses and have put it on the market with The Flatman Partnership without even thinking of using another agency.

      Ann Astleford (Landlord)

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      Dear Michael and The Flatman Partnership,

      Having recently completed a rental agreement with you, we just wanted to let you know how professional we found you to be. In an industry such as yours, it was refreshing to deal with a company as efficient, courteous and friendly as you proved yourself to be. Unfortunately, we found many agencies who did not operate to a similar standard so thank you and we will not hesitate to recommend you in the future.

      Regards, Tim and Hannah

    • Seller Testimonial

      Just a quick email to say thank you so far for the impeccable Service, never met a better letting agent.Cheers,

      Steve

    • Seller Testimonial

      From start to finish, our experience with Flatmans has been superb - very painless and professional. From considering a 'buy-to-let' investment, to being contacted with a potential property the experience has been made very easy for us; everything has been done without it affecting our busy lives. At every turn, Nick and his team were there to answer all our questions . They went 'above and beyond' what was expected of them to make the buying process as smooth as it could be - and then went on to let the property with minimal fuss. Tenants were found within a couple of weeks of completing and moved in on 23rd December which significantly reduced any 'void' period and stress over the Christmas period. Overall, the service scored 10 out 10 and we will be approaching them again when we are ready for our next investment.

      Peter & Caroline Shrimpton (new Buy-to-Let investors)

    • Seller Testimonial

      Dear Jamie,

      Following the successful conclusion to the sale of part of my mother's garden for development, I should like to take this opportunity to thank you and your company for your help in achieving this.I remember you saying, before you took the property on as agent, that selling land was not like selling a house How right you were! Without your personal help - informed, patient and good humoured - and that of the excellent specialists you were able to draw on, both legal and planning, I doubt whether we would have achieved the result we did. This especially in light of what proved to be a complex and frustrating affair.My heartfelt thanks to you all and my best wishes to your company for the future.

      Sincerely,

      Christopher Sims

    • Seller Testimonial

      I ended up needing to sell my Mum's house after she moved into a flat closer to my family, more than an hour from Langley. Nick Barker handled the sale as well as many other issues to do with the house saving me a great deal of time, money and energy. We found Flatmans to be excellent and would highly recommend them to anyone. The house was sold in a difficult market and we are very satisfied with service provide and grateful to Nick and his team for all their help.

      Nick Brummitt

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      Jamie

      Thank you once again for all the hard work you and your team have put in throughout the last few months. There were so many occasions when I thought it seemed too good to be true and that the process was running too smoothly. The reality was just that - everyone at Flatman Partnership made buying and selling a home seem so easy (even with a 9 month old baby)!!I'm very glad that Flatman Partnership dealt with both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home. It just meant that there was so much clarity and control and I was kept in the loop at all times. Justin's professionalism and consultative approach was second to none. Who would have thought that even in tight market conditions, Justin was able to find us lovely first time buyers to put an offer down just 3 days of the house being on the market (when we were on holiday!)?!Flatmans is like a "one-stop shop". Not only are your staff extremely capable and helpful, you were able to recommend Rob from Advoco Financial who helped us out with building and contents insurance. The excellent relationships you have built with partners like Rob and Claude Fenton are obvious. They all share the same ethics and customer service excellence as yourselves. Where most external companies will forget about the customers after the transactions have gone through, Flatmans and Claude Fenton have both provided ongoing support to demonstrate the passion you have for your jobs.As Fitz at Sahana Enterprises said, they don't build houses, they try to build a home for families. You and Sahana have done just that.We have, and will continue, to recommend Flatman Partnership to all those who are thinking of buying or selling houses.Thanks again.Best,

      Celine Plum

    • Seller Testimonial

      To Nick and Trudy

      You both made the process very smooth, it was very much appreciated.

      Buyers Fox Road

    • Seller Testimonial

      I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and The Flatman Partnership in the very professional and caring way in which you handled and ultimately successfully conducted the sale of my late uncle's house.These situations can be very delicate and your sensitive approach combined with excellent market knowledge helped not only quickly identify us a buyer for the property with your "open house" approach but also to ensure that we reached a sales and an acceptable price - not easy in this present economic climate!I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone.

      Yours faithfully

      Gary Goodenough

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thanks so much for all your help with our purchase. We love the house and are so pleased that with your help and proactive action we could buy it without sharing the equity.We will certainly come back to you in the future and recommend you to friends and professional acquaintances.I will certainly not use the same solicitor who for the past two weeks has ignored all my calls and only responded to emails when I have sent automated requests. He has even undercharged us by £100 so he can't even add up!Thanks again and best wishes for the future.

      Kind regards,

      Sonia

    • Seller Testimonial

      Dear Nick & Co,

      Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and support selling our house over the last few months. Your care and understanding also, it has been so appreciated. We would recommend your estate agency to anyone. Brilliant customer Service.

      Lynn and Dave Hill

    • Seller Testimonial

      Dear Jamie,

      As you are probably aware Katie is now settling into her flat.We could not let this event pass without writing to you to express our sincere thanks for all your efforts over recent months - you were a tower of strength! Whilst the Homebuy route did not prove successful we know that it was your assistance which put Katie on the way to a successful outcome.We admire the way you spoke to the young people. You always seemed to have a moment for us on the phone.Thank you also for recommending Rob to the family - he has been a champion and we would like him to know just how very much Katie and her parents appreciated his patience, guidance and constant availability for them.We send our very best wishes and, of course, our sincere thanks.

      Carol and Sammie Armstrong

    • Seller Testimonial

      Dear Nick and Team

      Just wanted to say a big thank you. I could not do your job, how do you remain so calm and patient?!!!

      The Rakes - Brands Road

    • Seller Testimonial

      To Michael & Jamie,

      Thanks so much for all your help and patience with selling my house. A bit of a marathon run but we got there in the end and all without loosing our cool, temper or profit!!Well done and thanks again

      Kirsten Jones

    • Seller Testimonial

      Nick,

      Many thanks for all your help and going the extra mile on our behalf. Very best wishes for the future Langleys No 1 estate agent!!! Thanks again.

      John and Irene

    • Seller Testimonial

      Hi Tracy,

      Thanks for an update. It's good to see some stats from RightMove. We do monitor the market as well and could see that the buyers are not there at the moment. Gloomy economy predictions are not helping either.We also agree with you that the property is there at the right price at the moment and with 14 viewings so far we think you guys are doing great job. All other agents have tried by now to get the business, but once I said we had 14 viewings, usually they go quiet. We will carry on trying to keep the frustration to ourselves and hopes high for good outcome later on.Thanks very much for all your hard work,

      Majo

    • Seller Testimonial

      Ian and I would like to send the whole team at Flatmans a huge Thank You! We struggled to sell our property with Parkers for months (about 6!) thinking that we we're just unlucky with people pulling out and messing us around. However, at the same time we started to have reservations about our agents. At this point we'd lost hope and were starting to feel the stress, especially with a wedding to organise too... Then came along Flatmans! You are the opposite of everything I have experienced with other agents. You treat us like individuals, taking the time to get to know us and giving a much more personal service. You are thorough, organised, prompt, efficient and very knowledgeable. But I also feel that you go above and beyond what you could expect from most other agents, especially larger or national companies. You have been so extremely kind, helpful and genuine. I can say that I trust you and feel that you show respect, honesty and integrity to not just us but the buyers too. I would definitely use you again, even if our house wasn't in Reading!! You can't put a price on that sort of trust. My advice to anyone being bombarded with lower and lower percentages or fixed rates from agents is to not be sucked in; it is a very false economy! Once we had moved over to Flatmans we sold our house within weeks and the sale went very smoothly, I am certain this is not luck but due to the diligence of the Flatmans team. Many thanks again for finally relieving us of the stress that can be house selling. We are now looking forward to setting up a new home and getting married.

      Regards

      Julia and Ian

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Hi Tracy,

      Hope you are well. We are all settling in, not missing London and feel like we have been here ages already! Thanks for the help you and your team gave us over the last 8 months in moving home. We are really pleased that we got in touch with the Flatman Partnership from the beginning as the service you gave us in helping us find a new home was excellent, especially as we have two very young children which meant endless trips to look at new houses was not really viable. We had a difficult time with our buyer and lost the house we wanted and the house we were going to buy. However due to you knowing what we wanted you always had an alternative house which always made things seem not so bad! The regular communication, even at times when there was nothing to report helped tremendously, spurring us on to keep going and sell our house and also in letting us know what was happening. It is the not knowing that can be so frustrating at times. As a company you certainly gave us a 110% effort for which we are very grateful. We will certainly be back in touch if we decide to move again and would recommend you to others. We wish the Flatman Partnership the best of luck.

      Many thanks again.

      The Barnes Family.

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    Incorporated in 2005 but with property roots going back to the mid seventies, The Flatman Partnership offers one the most diverse range of property services and depth of expertise available in Reading and Langley today and, as a result, has rapidly established itself as the frequent agent of choice for Property Professionals and experts in both the private and public sectors.

    As a family run Independent business with a tightly knit, mature team and a vested interest in the Reading and Langley communities, the depth of client care is unrivalled. We are frequently told by our customers that we are nothing like their perception of dealing with Estate Agents.

    We know that good service is about effort. It is about strong communication and the willingness to wholeheartedly engage with the buying and selling public rather than hiding behind a computer sending emails. The readiness to go the extra mile has spectacular results.

    Our warm public profile is important to us and we believe is key to making us approachable. We know the quality of the service we are offering and we are confident in the knowledge and experience which supports it, hence our ability to provide a sincere and no nonsense approach to our clients' property matters.

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    Stable Cottage Donnington Gardens, Reading, RG1 5LY

    Buying: 0118 453 0155  Local call rate
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