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    Welcome to Thomas James Estate agents Banbury we are Situated in the historic and thriving market town of Banbury, covering all surrounding areas including town and country properties. As a local independent agent we understand the importance of service and are truly flexible to fit in with today's busy lifestyle. Weather buying or selling with a wealth of local knowledge and experience you will find our enthusiastic approach refreshing and valuable. We have a passion for property and would love your property to be our passion. call today to discuss your marketing options.
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    Your local independent Estate Agent

    It has been widely reported that one of the greatest causes of stress is moving house.
    The trauma of selling your home and packing everything up is likely to cause stress to the most placid person! The best way to minimise the problems is to instruct your local independent Estate Agent to act on your behalf.

    Thomas James is owned and run by us, Matthew and Mandy, with Thomas James being the names of our children. Being situated in Banbury, and living locally, we have a wealth of local knowledge and a good understanding of the house prices and housing market in your area.

    We are contactable 7 days a week, so if you want to view a property or obtain a valuation give us a call on 01295 271797 or drop us an email at sales@thomasjamesbanbury.co.uk and even if it is out of usual office hours we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. After all, it's our business and we care.
    We believe in offering genuine and realistic advice at competitive rates and we don't tie you in to a long contract. So for your free market appraisal call us today and let us help take the stress out of your move.

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    We pride ourselves in offering a very personal service to all our clients as well as marketing properties in the right way to reach a suitable target audience. Our professional, pro-active and unique methods stand out from the rest, aiming to give you peace of mind every step of the way.

    · Available 7 days a week

    · An Effective, pro-active approach to selling your home

    · Free no-obligation valuations

    · Accurate and honest pricing

    · Competitive Fees with a two tier fee option.

    · Extensive internet advertising including all major property portals

    · Feedback, regular contact and updates

    · State of the art technology incorporating cloud based software which enables us to access your property where ever we are.

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    Step 1 Accurate valuation

    Your aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Our expert valuer carries out a large number of valuations every month, giving him intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values in your area.

    Step 2 Selecting an estate agent

    When choosing an estate agent, consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings, their high street presence and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum exposure and price for your property.

    You should also check if your agent will organise your government-required Energy Performance Certificate on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself?

    Thomas James can arrange this for you. You must have commissioned an EPC before your property can be marketed.

    Step 3 Instructing a solicitor

    The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and make a decision before you put your property on the market as this will help to avoid delays. We can offer recommendations if required.

    Step 4 Presenting your property

    First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale. Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger.

    Step 5 Marketing your property

    To find your perfect buyer you need to give your property maximum exposure across a wide range of media. When you instruct Thomas James to sell your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package, including: exposure on our personal website, plus Rightmove and On the Market, plus full colour property details and email alerts.

    Step 6 Accompanied viewings

    Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property. Accompanied viewings also mean we can use our expertise to help sell your property.

    Step 7 Receiving an offer

    As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing. Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated in writing and we will check the buyer's ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.

    Step 8 Offer agreed

    Once you accept an offer we will do the following:

    •Prepare a memorandum of sale

    •Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price

    •Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details

    Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.

    We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way.

    · Step 9 Exchange of contracts

    Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:

    •Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract

    •Evidence of a good title

    •Specific issues highlighted in the Lease, if applicable

    •Local search queries

    •Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale

    •The buyer's mortgage offer

    Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft by the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor.

    The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

    Step 10 Completion

    Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account. Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.

    Congratulations, your property is now sold!

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Our Buying Guide
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    Step 1 Arranging your mortgage

    Before you begin your property search, it is advisable to arrange your finances and, if required, have a mortgage agreed in principle. This will confirm how much money you will have to fund the purchase, which will ultimately influence your property search.

    Step 2 Register your interest

    The first step to finding the right property is to register with us either by calling us on 01295 271797 or visiting our high street office where you can discuss your property requirements. You can also register your interest about a specific property online if you are short of time.

    Step 3 Finding the right property

    Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria. We can also keep you constantly up-to-date via email alerts when the latest properties become available.

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    Step 4 The key to successful viewings

    In order to secure a property we recommend an early viewing. We will accompany you at your viewing so that we are on hand to answer any questions immediately and advise where necessary.

    Step 5 Instructing a solicitor

    The successful purchase of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to use a solicitor who knows the area that you're moving to and specialises in conveyancing.

    We have a tried and tested local solicitor that is an expert in property, who we would be happy to recommend.

    Step 6 Making an offer

    Once you have identified a suitable property we will put your offer forward to the seller both verbally and in writing stating any special conditions of the offer. You may need to demonstrate, if requested, that you are able to proceed (e.g. provide evidence of your mortgage agreed in principle).

    There are no legal obligations on either side until contracts are signed.

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    Step 7 Offer agreed

    Once your offer is accepted we will do the following:

    •Prepare a memorandum of sale

    •Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price

    •Ask you to confirm your solicitor's and mortgage broker's details

    You will now need to instruct your solicitor to proceed with the conveyancing process and your mortgage broker to proceed with your application.

    Step 8 Conveyancing

    As part of the conveyancing process your solicitor will do the following:

    •Raise any enquiries on receipt of the draft contract from the seller's solicitor

    •Request their own local searches

    •Agree on a date for exchange of contracts We will assist your solicitor and negotiate throughout the process, keeping you informed every step of the way.

    Step 9 Survey and mortgage offer

    A survey of the property will be booked by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to identify any structural problems and advise on the property's value.

    After the mortgage valuation report is received, a formal mortgage offer will be sent to you and your solicitor which you will need to sign before it is returned.

    Step 10 Exchange of contracts

    Exchange of contracts occurs when all enquiries have been confirmed and agreed.

    Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor.

    The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

    Step 11 Completion

    Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor's account.

    We will release the keys once the money has cleared in the seller's account.

    Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!

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    Find us

    30 High Street,
    OX16 5ER

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      We would like to thank Matt and the team at Thomas James,they sold our home in one day at the price we wanted.I would certainly recommend them great service.
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      "Mr Burn and his team sold my house for me and managed every aspect with great professionalism, I can't recommend their friendly approach and local knowledge highly enough. I find a smaller agent will give more time and energy to their customers, and make the process so much more pleasurable, thank you Thomas James." Mrs Turner
    • Seller Testimonial

      "We highly recommend Thomas James Estate Agents. They have excellent local knowledge and a wealth of experience, which we found to be invaluable. Matt Burn and his team have a trustworthy, friendly approach which is refreshing in this competitive industry." Mr and Mrs Simester
    • Seller Testimonial

      "We would like to recommend Thomas James Estate Agents in Banbury to everyone. Matt appraised our house and expertly marketed our property which concluded with a successful sale. Matt and his team worked hard, were always punctual with their arranged viewings, and always gave quick feedback. Their professionalism and attention to detail paid off with a sale agreed at the asking price. Their excellent service continued with Matt keeping us up to date and informed until completion date when our sale was concluded. We cannot praise Thomas James Estate Agents highly enough and suggest that you use them too. Linda & Colin
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Thank you all for your professionalism and kindness. You're the best!" Mrs Davies
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Thank you for everything you did for us. Have a few drinks on us!" Matt, Kate and Holly
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Thanks for all your help and going the extra mile. We both hope your new venture goes well". David and Sheila

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      "Just a message to thank you for all your assistance in our purchase. We are very happy there. "Mr and Mrs Mouat
    • Buyer Testimonial

      "Thank you so muchfor your help! Many thanks." Roxy and Andy
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