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The Lettings Side
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    Thank you for visiting the Thornley Groves Manchester City Centre Rightmove page; our City Centre team is headed up by Thomas Barnes and Oliver Tweats, who share a combined industry experience of over 13 years in the City and have a depth of experience in every aspect of the Letting cycle.

    Both 'Tom` and 'Oli` live, work and socialise in Manchester, they have an extensive knowledge of not only the property market, but the local bars, restaurants, cafes, entertainment and array of cultural activities that encompass a lifestyle focused in the City Centre; so whether you're an Investor with property to rent or a Tenant looking to rent, our team can help you, no matter what your needs.

    Managing a team of 10 Lettings Consultants and 4 Letting Administrators, the team is well equipped to identify the best possible Tenants for our Landlord's property, as well as the best possible rent. Every Tenant enquiry is registered on our database and immediately matched to the available stock, we have a number of liveried pool cars to then chauffeur the Tenant to their chosen property, with the objective being to ensure that viewings are undertaken before they explore any other Agents in the City!

    We are proud of the unique operational set up of our operation, with all of the offices networked with telecoms and databases, helping contribute to a market leading position that has been maintained for many years. In 2015 we completed over 1,300 tenancies in the City Centre alone, a sign of our strength, ability and most importantly that we have the available rental stock to attract a lion share of those Tenants looking to enjoy the lifestyle of the second largest City in the country. #northernpowerhouse.

    Covering every corner of the City, with strategically placed offices in the; Northern quarter, Southern Gateway, Manchester Central and Salford City Point, no other Agent can compete with our business, it's strength, coverage, available stock but most importantly high level of quality property professionals is secondary to none.

    So, if you're a Landlord and fancy having an informal chat about your property requirements or a Tenant looking for some guidance about where to live in the City, please contact one of us personally as we would love to hear from you.

    Contact Oliver Tweats on oliver.tweats@thornleygroves.co.uk or call him on 0161 245 1116

    Contact Thomas Barnes on thomas.barnes@thornleygroves.co.uk or call him on 0161 974 7928

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    Thank you for visiting the Thornley Groves Property Management page, my name is Keeley Child and I am the Director for our two, well established and vibrant, Property Management Departments in the City Centre and South Manchester. Following my studies at Alderley Edge School for Girls I was keen to get stuck into working life. Having always had a passion for property and a love of people, property management is the perfect fit for me, I haven't looked back since!

    12 years of experience within this industry has given me a comprehensive insight into all aspects of Property Management. I am supported by Colin Scarbrough, who is our Department Manager for our South Manchester Property Management Department(also covering North Manchester). Colin was born and raised in Sale and has a personal affinity with the South Manchester region and a wealth of experience in the rental industry.

    We are an award winning estate agency that pride ourselves on excellent customer service for Tenants and Landlords alike. We currently have a significant portfolio of managed properties, circa 3000, across the City Centre and South/North Manchester regions. Our aim is to maximise and protect your rental investment portfolio.

    The size of our managed property portfolio reflects our excellent working practices and customer service. If you want to see first-hand what our customers say about us, please refer to http://www.rateragent.co.uk/branch/thornley-groves-salford-/9138 where you will find an abundance of customer testimonials.

    Our Property Management Departments are located at our Head Office in Altrincham Cheshire and also at our Salford City Point office on Chapel Street in the City Centre. The South Manchester region covers Hale, Altrincham, Sale, Urmston, Knutsford, Lymm, Wilmslow, Northenden, Baguley, Wythenshawe, Partington, Eccles, Stretford, Prestwich, Worsley and Swinton. The City Centre region covers the whole of the City Centre, Salford Quays and Didsbury.

    Our services are all encompassing from tenancy start to end including full inventory service, regular property inspections, end of tenancy check out reports, property maintenance, tenancy renewals, compliance certificates and checks, client accounts and rental arrears. We also offer additional services such as caretaking of empty properties between tenancies and overseeing and arranging property refurbishment upon request.

    In order to best service our customers each individual discipline is run by a highly qualified Team leader and specialised Property Managers who are on hand to meet all the requirements for our much valued Tenants and Landlords. All employees are represented by our brand by wearing corporate uniform and driving branded cars. We aim to achieve the highest professional standards company wide and this is evidenced by our company image and ethos.

    Our operational hours within the department are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm.

    If you are looking for a forward thinking, innovative and professional operation to care for your property then we are it!

    If you would like to speak to me personally for more information, please contact Keeley Child on Tel: 0161 245 1112 or keeley.child@thornleygroves.co.uk

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    Thornley Groves would like to welcome you to your new home here in the vibrant City of Manchester! In order to help you get around and understand how things work here, we have put together a simple guide!

    To start of with we know that you might have many questions about your property and so to make the transition smooth these are the people and contact details you need to know:

    Property Management 0161 245 1111 then choose "option 1"

    Or feel free to contact the:

    Director of Property Management: Keeley Child - 0161 245 1112 Keeley.child@thornleygroves.co.uk

    Our Property Management Department in the City Centre operates Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm and Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

    At anytime, in case of EMERGENCY, the following numbers may be useful:

    Gas leak - National Grid on 0800 111 999

    Fire Service & Police Emergency on 999

    Police - Non Emergency (break in) on 101

    Should you experience a situation where your property is unsecured (i.e., due to a break-in attempt) please contact the following:

    In case of broken window: Manchester Glass on 0161 292 8444

    In case of broken locks: Pro-Locks on 07766 135 960

    The vast majority of property issues can wait to be reported until the next business day when you will be able to contact your Property Manager.

    If you are a tenant in a property that is NOT managed by Thornley Groves, you should contact your Landlord directly regarding any maintenance issue.

    Now that you know what to do if you have a maintenance issue its time to help you with the specifics of your home:

    Appliances

    There are manuals to all your appliances within the property, however if they have been lost or damaged then you will find the same information online. Visit: http://www.manualsonline.com/ and enter the brand and model of the appliance in the search bar.

    Recycling

    When you first moved into the property your Letting Consultant should have informed you about where your rubbish goes when your bin's full. In case you have forgotten, please find the most up to date information about Recycling and when your rubbish is collected on:

    http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200084/bins_rubbish_and_recycling

    Or if you are a Salford Resident on: https://www.salford.gov.uk/rubbish.htm

    Bills

    It is your responsibility to pay your bills during your tenancy. To help you set this up correctly, please find information on all the compulsory bills below:

    Council Tax

    Council Tax is a tax that goes towards paying for many council services such as rubbish collection, maintenance of roads and bridges and the upkeep of parks, open spaces and galleries. You need to inform the Council that you've moved in which thankfully is an easy process. Visit the following website for more information on what you need to pay towards Council tax:

    http://manchesterstudentsunion.com/top-navigation/advice-service/accommodation-advice/council-tax

    If you are a Salford Resident please visit the following link and fill in the form online:

    https://services.salford.gov.uk/contact/SalfordEnquiry/?formtype=CTAX_STUDI&scauser=anonymous&origin

    If you have any more questions concerning Council Tax then feel free to contact your Council directly.

    Gas and Electricity

    During your tenancy you will have to pay for the Gas and Electricity you use. In order to set this up, firstly you need to find out who your Gas and Electricity provider is. You will find this information on your tenancy agreement. If it is not on there, then please contact your Lettings Consultant for this information.

    If your property was empty before you moved in, then most likely a company called Hallmark have switched your supply to British Gas. They will contact you to help you set up your bills.

    The first thing that you should always do however, when you first move into any property, is to establish your meter readings. Then you should call your provider, or Hallmark will already have contacted you, and inform them that you have moved into the property and what the meter readings were on the day you moved in. They will then give you a few options depending on what offers they can give you.

    If you are not happy with the current provider, you have - subject to contract - the possibility to change provider. They all offer competitive prices and tariffs and will be happy to explain these to you in more detail. The main six Energy Companies that you can use are:

    British Gas - 0800 048 0202

    Eon Energy - 0345 059 9905

    Scottish Power - 0800 027 0072

    Southern Electric (SSE) - 0800 980 8476

    EDF - 0800 096 4063

    Npower - 0800 073 3000

    You can find more information about all these companies and even compare the deals on offer using a comparison website online.

    Water

    While in the property you will be using water which must be paid for. Most of Manchester and Salford uses United Utilities as their water provider and so we would advise that you contact them as soon as you move into the new property in order to organise how you will pay this bill. For more information please visit:

    http://www.unitedutilities.com/help-and-support.aspx

    TV License

    Do you plan to watch television on a TV screen or on your laptop? Then you need a TV license. Visit http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/ for more information on how to pay this.

    Internet

    In this day and age, you will almost definitely need internet during your time here. During the process of renting a property you might be contacted by a company called Tentel. Tentel will help you set up your broadband and phone.

    If your landlord has opted out of this service or you want to sort this out individually then you will have to contact an Internet provider and get a router set up. This can take some time so we advise that you get onto this as soon as possible. The main companies which offer competitive internet packages are:

    TalkTalk - 0870 444 1820

    Sky - 0800 151 2747

    BT - 0800 800 150

    Virgin Media - 0345 454 1111

    PlusNet - 0800 432 0200

    Many packages can include telephone and television deals and so it is worth shopping around and finding the best deal for you.

    Now that you are fully caught up on the official bits and pieces, it's time to explore this fantastic city!

    Guide to Manchester

    Manchester is an exciting city full of wonderful things to do and see which are forever developing and changing and so we can only provide a rough guide to help you get acquainted with your new location. As time goes on you will discover you own favourite places, however for the first few weeks this information will help you understand where to go and what to do. To find out the most up to date information about Manchester, please visit: http://www.visitmanchester.com/

    In Metrolink Transport for Greater Manchester they have lovely Maps, free of charge which you can use to get yourself around. Understanding whereabouts you are and what each area can offer will help you get around the city more easily and quickly. These are just some of the areas you might hear others talking about:

    Northern Quarter - The Northern Quarter is popular for its numerous bars and cafes, as well as its mix of music and clothes shops. Amongst these is Affleck's Palace, a former department store which has been turned into a multi-storey bazaar for alternative clothing and knick-knacks.

    Spinningfields - This is Manchester's Business district, home to 35% of Manchester's prime office spaces. However, it is also home to some very fancy restaurants and retail spaces, including Emporium Armani, Mulberry and Flannels to name but a few.

    Deansgate - You will hear many people talking about Deansgate; it's the main corridor connecting the city. When they refer to this, they are referring to the area around the street of the same name which contains many restaurants and bars. It also connects, at its most northern point, to the Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Central Retail District including Piccadilly Gardens.

    Castlefield - Castlefield is a great area of industrial character and is the only Urban Heritage Park in the United Kingdom. It is marked by its mercantile 19th warehouses and adjoining wharfs which were used to transport goods from Manchester during the Manchester's industrial era. Today, Castlefield is quiet and noted for its waterside bars and pubs. Notable structures include Manchester Liverpool Road station which was the first inter-city railway station on the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830.

    Ancoats - Historically in Lancashire, Ancoats became a cradle of the Industrial Revolution and has been called "the world's first industrial suburb". Since the 1990s Ancoats' industrial heritage has been recognised and its proximity to the city centre has led to investment and substantial regeneration. The southern region of the suburb is branded as New Islington, by UK property developers Urban Splash, while the north retains the Ancoats name, with redevelopment centred on the Daily Express Building.

    Chinatown - Chinatown is an area to the south of Piccadilly Gardens with many oriental restaurants and other facilities of a far eastern character. It is the second largest Chinatown in the United Kingdom and the third largest in Europe.

    Gay Village - Canal Street, often known as the Gay Village, is a part of the centre east of Portland Street and west of Whitworth Street through which runs the Rochdale Canal; it contains many bars, clubs and other facilities - many of which are focused towards the gay community.

    Salford - Salford is a whole different city which connects almost seamlessly with Manchester. It is home to the University of Salford and contains places of interests such as MediaCityUK and Salford Quays.

    Public Transport

    Manchester has a very safe and reliable Public Transport system. You can almost go anywhere in the Manchester and Greater Manchester Area with public transport, no need to buy a car quite yet! There are a few different forms of transport which you need to get your head around:

    Buses

    Manchester has literally hundreds of different bus routes which can take you to all kinds of different places. We cannot list all the different routes; however, you will be able to find the information you need online.

    One useful fact however is that Manchester City Centre has three FREE bus services. The Metroshuttle 1, 2 and 3 will get you around all the most important sites within the city centre and is totally free to use. You can find out more information about this particular service on: http://www.tfgm.com/buses/Pages/metroshuttle.aspx

    Metrolink

    Manchester also has a very well developed Tram system that runs through the City Centre and Greater Manchester. To find the nearest station to you or find out more about pricing them visit: http://www.metrolink.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx

    Please note: You must buy a Metrolink Ticket before you enter the tram. You can buy these with card or cash at any station using the machines provided.

    Train

    If you are looking to have a weekend away to explore the rest of the UK then going by train is often the fastest and most reliable way. Manchester has four City Centre train stations.

    Manchester Piccadilly Station

    Manchester Victoria Station

    Manchester Oxford Road Station

    Deansgate/Castlefield Station

    These stations will get you to a plethora of different destinations including London, York, Leeds, Liverpool and Edinburgh. To find out more information and buy tickets before you get on the train visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ You can also buy tickets at the station.

    Airport

    Whether its to treat yourself to a well deserved break from studying or if its just to go home and visit your friends and family, Manchester airport can be reached through many different public transport routes. Trains, buses and even the Metrolink go there, so it's best to look for the best route from your home using Google Maps.

    Now that you know where you are I guess the question is, what to do! Well Manchester has lots of things to do and I can't possibly list them all, however some of the local events each year are a starting point!

    Local Events

    There are many different Local Events which you can be part of or at least join in on during the year. Here are a few which might interest you:

    January - New Years Celebrations

    February - Chinese New Year Celebrations

    March - International Women's Days Events

    May - Great Manchester Run

    July - Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

    August - Manchester Gay Pride

    December - Christmas Markets

    I hope you find the information provided useful and if you have any further questions then please feel free to contact Manchester Student Homes or Thornley Groves at any time.

    Thank you!

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    The Lettings Team
    Our City Centre team is headed up by Thomas Barnes and Oliver Tweats, who share a combined industry experience of over 13 years in the City and have a depth of experience in every aspect of the Letting cycle. 

    Both 'Tom` and 'Oli` live, work and socialise in Manchester, they have an extensive knowledge of not only the property market, but the local bars, restaurants, cafes, entertainment and array of cultural activities that encompass a lifestyle focused in the City Centre; so whether you're an Investor with property to rent or a Tenant looking to rent, our team can help you, no matter what your needs.

    Managing a team of 10 Lettings Consultants and 4 Letting Administrators, the team is well equipped to identify the best possible Tenants for our Landlord's property, as well as the best possible rent.

    Covering every corner of the City, with strategically placed offices in the; Northern quarter, Southern Gateway, Manchester Central and Salford City Point, no other Agent can compete with our business, it's strength, coverage, available stock but most importantly high level of quality property professionals is secondary to none. 
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    The Property Management Team
    My name is Keeley Child and I am the Director for our two, well established and vibrant, Property Management Departments in the City Centre and South Manchester.

    In order to best service our customers each individual discipline is run by a highly qualified Team leader and specialised Property Managers who are on hand to meet all the requirements for our much valued Tenants and Landlords. All employees are represented by our brand by wearing corporate uniform and driving branded cars. We aim to achieve the highest professional standards company wide and this is evidenced by our company image and ethos.

    Our operational hours within the department are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm. If you are looking for a forward thinking, innovative and professional operation to care for your property then we are it!
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    Where we're active

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

    Find us

    25 Whitworth Street West,
    Manchester,
    M1 5ND

    Telephone us

    Buying: 0161 468 0311  Local call rate
    Letting: 0161 468 4087  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Landlords

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      ... extremely satisfied with them.
      "I have recently had a change of tenant in my property. The new tenancy was handle by Gabrielle Roberts of Thornley Groves and she handled it very well despite some issues with new tenants paperwork. The inventory is very detailed and professionally done. In fact the whole process of the previous tenant leaving and the new tenant moving in has been handled to a very high standard by Thornley Groves which has left me feeling extremely satisfied with them."
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      I get the market rent and more.
      "As a part time landlord and full time sales manager I need Thornley Groves to manage my properties for me and just keep me in the loop with a phone call or email and this is what they do every time. They are like the Ronsael of Estate Agents I have 2 Apartments that they look after and they have never been empty. I get the market rent and more. I'm close to buying a third one and they will be getting it to manage."
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      ...very efficient and helpful...
      "I have been very impressed by Thornley Groves, they have been very efficient and helpful at every stage in the process. My particular thanks go to Gabrielle Roberts and Jordan Simms who have both been exceptional. As I now live overseas it's really important for me to feel that the agent cares about the property on my behalf and I can honestly say that this has been fulfilled by the Thornley Groves team. Thanks guys."
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      Excellent!
      "Very friendly and responsive throughout- great service!"
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      ... excellent and constant communication...
      "There was a blip with the letting of my property that was out of Thornley Grove's control. I received excellent and constant communication from Gabrielle keeping me abreast of the situation. I have to say I have found her service to be thorough but also very human. A great experience in a world where it is easy to be too busy to pay attention to the details."
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      Friendly & Professional
      "Pleasure to deal with Jodie at Thornley Groves, she kept me up to date on the progress of re-letting the property and tied in information from other departments. She worked hard to close a prospective new tenancy when there was an issue with referencing, and came up with a solution to help. Quick on email too with regular updates on issues and progress, Thank you."

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

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      So helpful and friendly
      "Marc was by far the most helpful and friendly person I have dealt with at Thornley Groves. Always polite and got straight back to me with every question I had. Couldn't have asked for more."
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      ... more than helpful from start to finish!
      "Abby was amazing helping us get our new flat! Great communication all the way through the process, and worked really hard to get us a good price. Allowed us to view as soon as possible while working around both our schedules, and was really informative when we had any questions about the process. We are first time renters so it was reassuring to have someone so nice and helpful to be there for us! Professional, friendly and more than helpful from start to finish!"
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      ... enthusiastic and genuine...
      "We were in contact with Laura for a couple of months and were always informed of new property listings meeting our criteria as soon as they became available. We felt Laura really took on board exactly what we were looking for and came back with many suitable properties for us to view. Even after a few cancellations due to properties going off the market so quickly Laura managed to frequently find new properties that could be appropriate. Upon first meeting Laura for viewings, we found she was very enthusiastic and genuinely wanted to help us find the perfect place. She lead us round the viewings with confidence so we knew exactly what we would be acquiring. Laura went out of her way to secure the property for us and kept us well informed throughout. We would highly recommend Laura and Thornley Groves to any family or friends looking for properties."
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      ... clear and prompt communication...
      "Gabrielle was our main point of contact throughout the application process for our tenancy and her clear and prompt communication made the process very smooth. As we had just joined with Thornley Groves, Gabrielle provided a professional experience and was very helpful with all queries and questions we had about our flat and tenancy. Since we have started the tenancy she has continued to support any queries and has been a pleasure to deal with making her a credit to the Thornley Groves team."
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      ... the best one...
      "I have had many experience with multiple letting agents but I have to admit that Marc Lynam from Thornley Groves Manchester City Centre is the best one I have come across. He has been helpful to us and has always been ready to answer all our queries. My wife calls him Mr. Know it all. He has answers to all our questions. I am definitely going to recommend Thornley Groves and Marc to all my friends and colleagues. Big cheers to Marc and his team."
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      excellent interpersonal & customer service
      "Abigail helped me to secure the flat I wanted in a short amount of time. Paper work was ready for me to digitally sign and submit within a couple of hours. Abigail has an excellent interpersonal and customer service skills which makes her a valuable asset for Thornley Groves. Definitely one of the best experiences with a letting agency."
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      My name is Stephen Clayton and I am the Sales Manager for the 4 branches of our City Centre operation. I have been working for Thornley Groves over the last four years and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of such an exciting business as well as working within probably the most vibrant market in the country! As a resident of the City, it allows me to personally recommend all that it has to offer, commercially and socially!

      Having witnessed and experienced various changes in our market place over recent years , I can honestly say that Manchester is a great place to live, work and invest in. We have seen excellent capital appreciation along with rental yields becoming some of the most appealing in the conurbation of Manchester. So whether you're looking for your first City Centre home, first investment property or if you're looking to add to an existing portfolio, I can promise you that you'll find the best in Manchester and I would love to personally help you with this journey.

      We have a large sales team in the City, consisting of myself and 6 colleagues all dedicated to living up to and delivering the reputation we have as market leaders. As individuals we have a very pro-active approach to the marketing of each property we have available, managing our buyers from the first point of registration to completing their purchase. It's an American style concept, something that none of our competitors offer and it works!

      When a sale is agreed our Executive Sales Coordinator, Abigail, is dedicated to providing the best post-sale service in the business! Whether it be chasing down the management pack for the building or filling in your fixtures and fittings form, Abbie will be on hand to get the job done.

      Most Estate Agents have a high street office, advertise online and in the local press. This activity will not sell a property; it will generate enquiries. It is how we handle those enquiries that make the difference. Thornley Groves offer an unparalleled and personal approach to each and every enquiry and our team will always be prepared to go the extra mile to satisfy your needs and expectation of a modern Estate Agency.

      If you are looking to buy or sell a property in the City please contact me personally and directly on 01612421684/07765404438 or drop me an email at stephen.clayton@thornleygroves.co.uk.
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      How can you get it ready for those hordes of viewers? Well, first and foremost, you need the RIGHT Estate Agent.

      Selling your home is a stressful process and a huge financial decision. You need an Estate Agent who can guide you through the process, who has a proven track record with a strong local presence and a real handle on selling prices so that your property can be marketed at the very best asking price possible! 

      The RIGHT Agent should:

      - Invite you into their office and explain to you exactly how they are going to sell your house.

      - Introduce you to the team who you will be liaising with.

      - Explain the process of how they deal with offers and the progression of your sale to completion.

      - Be available to accompany viewings in the evenings and weekends to accommodate the buyers who are unavailable during office hours. Viewings, viewings and more viewings sell houses!

      A great way to establish who is the best agent for you, is to pop into the agents offices and pose as a buyer. Establish what your first impressions are; are the consultants in the branch bright, enthusiastic, listening to what you want and getting your details registered? Yes? Well then this is how they will treat your buyers and you are therefore likely to be in good hands. Not a good first impression, it's unlikely to get any better for your prospective buyers, which may cost you a sale and certainly won't give that agent the best opportunity to maximise your sale price. Maybe they aren't the RIGHT agent!?

      When you have the RIGHT Estate Agent, here are our top tips to get your house ready for action:

      First impressions count! Presentation is key! So clean that front door and wash those windows and window sills. You may not be the next Alan Titchmarsh but some pot plants and a hanging basket will help. Sweep the paths, mow the lawn, add a table and some chairs to your external space and even put a new number on the front door.

      1. Declutter, Declutter, Declutter!

      2. Give any tired areas a good lick of paint in a neutral colour.

      3. Make sure all the light bulbs are working and fix the dripping tap.

      4. A large mirror in the hall works wonders and will lighten up any dark hallway.

      5. Think fresh and clean - get some plugins to give a fresh aroma and add a bunch of flowers.

      6. Clear all worktops in the kitchen and make sure that the draining area is completely free - clean that oven!

      7. Make sure that the bathroom is sparkling!!! Always ensure the toilet seat is down, there are lovely fresh laundered towels and clear the toiletries and the children's toys away.

      8. Make sure you get a 'For Sale' board. Sale boards are one of the best marketing tools available as they are outside your property advertising your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and a great way of getting the buyers through the door. It also easily identifies your property for the prospective viewer.

      9. Finally - you love your pets but your potential buyers may not; if possible make sure your home is an animal free zone for viewings as we certainly don't want to frighten off a good buyer.

      10. Remember it's the viewings that sell the house! On average a viewing only takes approximately 10 minutes and this is your time to shine!

      Now that your house is ready for action, instruct your chosen Estate Agent.......we are hoping this will be us and if so please call our Sales Manager Stephen on 0161 242 1684 or 07765 404 438 who can take the strain from here!

      Good luck with your move from all at Thornley Groves.

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      The Sales Team
      My name is Stephen Clayton and I am the Sales Manager for the 4 branches of our City Centre operation. I have been working for Thornley Groves over the last four years and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of such an exciting business as well as working within probably the most vibrant market in the country! As a resident of the City, it allows me to personally recommend all that it has to offer, commercially and socially!

      We have a large sales team in the City, consisting of myself and 6 colleagues all dedicated to living up to and delivering the reputation we have as market leaders. As individuals we have a very pro-active approach to the marketing of each property we have available, managing our buyers from the first point of registration to completing their purchase. It's an American style concept, something that none of our competitors offer and it works!

      When a sale is agreed our Executive Sales Coordinator, Abigail, is dedicated to providing the best post-sale service in the business! Whether it be chasing down the management pack for the building or filling in your fixtures and fittings form, Abbie will be on hand to get the job done.

      Most Estate Agents have a high street office, advertise online and in the local press. This activity will not sell a property; it will generate enquiries. It is how we handle those enquiries that make the difference. Thornley Groves offer an unparalleled and personal approach to each and every enquiry and our team will always be prepared to go the extra mile to satisfy your needs and expectation of a modern Estate Agency.
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      The Property Management Team
      My name is Keeley Child and I am the Director for our two, well established and vibrant, Property Management Departments in the City Centre and South Manchester. 

      In order to best service our customers each individual discipline is run by a highly qualified Team leader and specialised Property Managers who are on hand to meet all the requirements for our much valued Tenants and Landlords. All employees are represented by our brand by wearing corporate uniform and driving branded cars. We aim to achieve the highest professional standards company wide and this is evidenced by our company image and ethos.

      Our operational hours within the department are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm. If you are looking for a forward thinking, innovative and professional operation to care for your property then we are it!
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      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      25 Whitworth Street West,
      Manchester,
      M1 5ND

      Telephone us

      Buying: 0161 468 0311  Local call rate
      Letting: 0161 468 4087  Local call rate

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      Testimonials from Sellers

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        Great work!
        "Couldn't say a bad thing about the way in which my sale was handled by Thornley Groves. Lori and Abigail were fantastic with their updates and pushing the sale through. Great work guys! Will be using again in the future for sure!"
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        Efficient and secured sale
        "Communicated clearly with me me the buyer to ensure the sale an proactively managed any issues."
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        I can't fault the experience...
        "Natalie was fantastic from acceptance of the offer to the final moment of completion. As expected from the solicitors the communication was poor to say the least. Natalie however was always ahead of the game and kept me up to date daily. She was a fantastic go between and kept excellent relations with both the buyers and my solicitors, feeding me information as and when she got news. This enabled me to remain calm and prepare for the move. I can't fault the experience I have had dealing with Thornley Groves and will certainly recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a property. Natalie you are a breath of fresh air in the property sector of business. Thank you! "

      Testimonials from Buyers

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        Excellent Service
        "I would like to pass our thanks to Natalie for the excellent service with handling our purchase. Her level of professionalism and friendly nature has been greatly appreciated throughout this process. Natalie has always kept us in touch with all the twists (stressful at times) and turns and always been attentive with excellent at communication. Thank you Natalie!"
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        ...went the extra mile...
        "Lori and Abigail were always very friendly, efficient and professional. They kept us sane during some difficult moments - and were fab at keeping up the momentum when things slowed down. They definitely went the extra mile to help us complete. Thanks!"
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        ...very professional and approachable...
        "We are new to the rental market and have recently purchased a couple of properties in Manchester, Thornley Groves have been exceptional. We have been dealing with Natalie for the purchasing of the properties, she is extremely efficient and polite and has made this whole process painless. We are now going to stay with Thornley Groves and are dealing with Mariese for rentals - again superb - very professional and approachable. Brilliant - we are looking forward to working alongside this superb team, thanks."
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        ...extremely helpful, polite, friendly and caring.
        "Excellent Customer Service - Natalie in the city centre branch dealt with us and she was extremely helpful, polite, friendly and caring. She was approachable at all times about all matters and helped us find our first home. Without Natalie our experience would have been far more stressful. Cannot thank her enough for all her kind help and support :)"
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        ... best estate agent in Manchester!
        "I registered with most estate agents in Manchester but Lori from Thornley Groves was without a doubt the best. She was professional, had a good sense of humour and without her help I think I would still be looking to buy an apartment in Manchester."
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        Highly Professional and Great Service
        "Dealt with both Stuart Daniels & Abigail Boston in the recent purchase of a property - both were excellent to deal with and responded extremely quickly to queries when needed, Abigail in particular was invaluable in assisting with what turned out to be a tricky sales process Would have no hesitation in recommending Thornley Groves to others."
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      Welcome to Thornley Groves, Manchester Southern Gateway

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      25 Whitworth Street West,
      Manchester,
      M1 5ND

      Get in touch

      Buying: 0161 468 0311  Local call rate
      Letting: 0161 468 4087  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Thornley Groves, Manchester Southern Gateway. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Thornley Groves, Manchester Southern Gateway. 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 Thornley Groves, Manchester Southern Gateway. 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 Thornley Groves, Manchester Southern Gateway on 0161 245 1111.


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