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    We have been helping people sell their homes for over 175 years. This is the foundation on which our business is built. Starting from a single office in Mayfair, our network has grown to just shy of 100 offices across England.

    The thing that sets Winkworth apart from other estate agencies is the people who run our offices. Our directors own their businesses; they are local folk who, quite simply, love their patches and know them inside out. And then there are the mechanics of the Winkworth network; our offices work together, systematically sharing properties and buyers, and matching them up wherever they may be in the country, or the world.

    Our way of doing things just works. It's all in the detail, from the unique approach we take to marketing each property, to the care and attention we give to buyers and sellers alike.

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    • If you are contemplating selling your property in our area, we would be delighted to advise you on the best marketing strategy to suit you. We believe that our long standing experienced team are best placed to advise you on all aspects of the sale process and pride ourselves in giving our clients an honest and factual appraisal of their properties.

      We work extremely closely with our neighbouring Winkworth offices and this, coupled with the national network of Winkworth branches ensures that all of the properties we market receive the best possible exposure.

      We take pride in the way we present our properties and we recognise the importance of the quality of photographs and floorplans. We ensure that the brochures we prepare and indeed the way in which our properties are displayed on the property portals are first class. Professional quality photographs and accurate floor plans are essential. We are able to tailor make our sales brochures dependant on the property we are marketing and to suit our vendor's individual requirements. We advertise on all major property portals including our own website www.winkworth.co.uk which receives in excess of 300,000 visits each month.

      We are accredited members of voluntary regulation schemes including Ombudsman Services and The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) which will give you peace of mind that you are dealing with a reputable and reliable Estate Agent.

      If you are considering selling and would like to discuss your requirements with one of our team, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01202 733000
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    Exciting Times
    Exciting times, buying a property. There's a lot to think about though. There's nothing quite like a face-to-face chat with an expert, but here's a quick summary of useful tips and reminders for you buyers.
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    Finances in order?
    Before you do anything else, we say do your research and find how much you can actually afford to spend on a property. Take into account any available cash you have for a deposit and then speak to a mortgage broker, or a selection of providers and find out what they'd be willing to lend you. Make sure they put their 'in principle' offers in writing.Don't forget, you'll need to put money aside for the stamp duty land tax, too.
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    Looking at properties
    So, you've scoured the estate agents' websites and windows, poured over the property portals and pounded the streets figuring out where you might like to buy. Time to book in some viewings.

    When looking around a property, use the estate agent and ask questions. You might want to think about things like:

    • The number of years left on any lease (if it's a leasehold property)
    • Does the property have things like gas central heating, modern insulation and double glazing? If not, these are big ticket items to get fitted
    • The council tax band the property falls in
    • Any service charge
    • Local transport links
    • Outdoor space
    • If you like a property, be sure to get in a couple of viewings at different times of the day and invite friends and family along for a second opinion
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    Making an offer
    You've found a property you're sure you want to buy. Call the estate agent and let them know how much you're willing to offer. Don't be surprised if your first offer is declined - that's the name of the game and buying a property is all about negotiation.

    If there are a number of people keen to buy the property, you might be invited to take part in a sealed bid.

    Fingers crossed!
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    Everything in order?
    When your offer is accepted, you'll need to employ a conveyancer. This legal specialist will manage any negotiations to do with the purchase of the property on your behalf. They'll check all the paperwork is in order and look after the details of the contract for you.

    Most people hire a chartered surveyor, too. The surveyor will do a full survey of the property, highlighting any possible problems that might need looking at. There are two types of survey you can buy; a homebuyer's report and a building survey.
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    Money, money, money
    Buying a property costs money; a lot of money. You'll be asked to hand over your hard-earned cash throughout the process.

    • Mortgage arrangement fee
    • Mortgage indemnity fee
    • Lender's valuation fee
    • Conveyancing
    • Land Registry fee
    • Surveys
    • Stamp duty land tax
    • Removals
    • Contingency fund (there are always unexpected costs along the way)
    • Building and contents insurance

    Got a question? Contact Winkworth Penn Hill on 01202 733000

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    Neil Roff MNAEA - Director
    Neil has worked in the Bournemouth and Poole residential property market since 2002, becoming a Partner at Poole in 2007 and eventually acquiring the franchise in 2013.
    With a wealth of experience in dealing with family houses and modern apartments, Neil is extremely proud of his dedicated team and is confident in both his and his staffs ability to provide an all-round excellent service.

    In his spare time Neil loves spending time with his wife and two young children. He also is a keen a golfer playing off a Handicap of 4 at Parkstone Golf Club and enjoys all sports.
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    George Webb - Associate Director
    George has been an integral part of the sales team since 2009 with many clients commenting on the excellent service levels he provides and as a result, George enjoys numerous recommendations from both past and present clients.
    George was born locally and grew up in the Lower Parkstone area and now lives locally with his partner, therefore his knowledge of Lower Parkstone and surrounding areas is second to none.
    George's success and passion has seen him work his way through the ranks and now owns an equity stake in the business and was made Associate Director in 2017.

    Previously a Professional Footballer George applies the same dedication and teamwork as he did on the pitch in the office.
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    Sara Bevis - Head of Office
    Having worked for three highly successful local Property Developers  Sara possesses invaluable, educated experience.
    With a particular keen eye for advertising and marketing Sara is able to ensure every instruction looks as good as it physically can, keeping Winkworth's clients happy and catching the keen eye of prospective buyers.
    Sara lightens up the Poole office with her infectiously sunny disposition, she always has a huge smile on her face and provides a warm and welcoming greeting day after day.

    In Sara's spare time she enjoys keeping fit and kayaking out of Sandbanks is just one of the many ways she does so. Sara is a little socialite and regularly travels up to London where most of her friends reside. She also enjoys spending time with her close knit family and exploring new (hot) destinations.
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    Louise Glass - Senior Sales Consultant
    Louise started her career in estate agency 20 years ago and offers a wealth of knowledge in buying and selling properties.
    She takes a huge pride in offering a second to none service with honesty and integrity being her key assets.
    Due to strong connections with AFC Bournemouth, Louise offers a property finding service for the premiership players, having found many of them new homes in the BH14 and BH13 area.

    In her personal life Louise cherishes being a mother to her twins Jack and Ella and enjoys being a fitness enthusiast.
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    Helena Lumley -  Sales Consultant
    Helena has lived in Poole her whole life and has an extensive knowledge of the area.
    She previously worked in the construction industry, focusing on timber framed houses, building up relationships.
    Helena  is a highly driven and motivated individual with great attention to detail. She has a warm and friendly attitude with a strong drive for success.

    On her days off Helena enjoys spending her time paddle boarding, going on coastal walks and swimming. Having been titled British Beach Volleyball Champion when she was younger, fitness is a huge hobby of hers.
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    Melanie Jane - Sales Negotiator
    Melanie has been working at Winkworth for five years and previously worked in our lettings department.
    Prior to Estate Agency Melanie worked at Bournemouth and Poole College for sixteen years.

    Melanie is married with a son and two beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies include golf, bridge and travelling.
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    Frederick Biss - Client Services
    Our connection to our many London offices is one of the things that make Winkworth stand out in the local marketplace.
    Frederick ensures that a family selling through Winkworth Wimbledon are personally introduced to the best houses on offer at Winkworth Poole - broadening the audience for your home and taking the stress out of buying too.
    Frederick is the connection between London and the country and can bring in applicants from other coastal areas to Poole properties.

    In his spare time Frederick enjoys partaking in country sports and playing tennis both in London and back in his home town of Taunton, Somerset.  He also enjoys exploring the restaurants and bars of central London.
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    David King - Head of International
    David King is a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor having studied at both the Royal Agricultural University and Grenoble University in France. With a farming background, he has many years' experience of selling exclusive property in the UK and internationally. His interest in architectural history and the countryside is a great asset in his role at Winkworth and David will use his expert knowledge and experience in the field to find the perfect match for Country House buyers and sellers.

    David oversees the running of the Winkworth Country House Department from its base in Mayfair to enable country offices and their clients to fully benefit from the Winkworth network locally, nationally and internationally.
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    Hugh Dunsmore-Hardy - Compliance Director
    Hugh is an eminent figure in the industry and was formerly the president of The National Association of Estate Agents so his knowledge is second to none.
    Hugh ensures that Winkworth is constantly up to date with regards to compliance and regulation to ensure our customers are protected and receive the highest standards of service.
    Hugh has put in place rigorous service and compliance procedures to give our clients the confidence they are using a reputable, responsible and trustworthy agent they can rely on.
    He takes all feedback extremely seriously, following our approved complaints procedure.
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    Why move to Penn Hill
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      Known locally as the 'village' Penn Hill is a fashionable area close to Bournemouth and Poole. The local award winning beaches and harbour views only add to our areas charm.

      Penn Hill is located a couple of miles West of Bournemouth Town Centre and along side Ashley Cross offers excellent independently owned shops, bars and restaurants. We also benefit from a seven-mile stretch of golden beaches from Sandbanks to Hengistbury Head.

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      Eating and Drinking

      Look no further than the award winning Bennetts Patisserie for simply the most delicious cakes croissants and coffee's. We also love Jenkins and Sons for locally sourced steaks and British craft beers. If your a fish lover, do try the Cruel Sea, a lively bar and kitchen, serving fish, meat and vegetarian tapas-style dishes alongside a contemporary fine wine list. For delicious authentic yet modern Indian cuisine, we recommend the Rajasthan where you always guaranteed a friendly welcome from Shar and his team. Finally for the romantics or for those with something to celebrate try Isabel's, offering French and English cuisine set in a candlelit dining room with intimate booths.

      Ashley Cross offers a more vibrant nightlife, alternatively Bournemouth has a wider variety of restaurants bars and Clubs. 

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    Where we're active

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

    Find us

    135 Penn Hill Avenue,
    Lower Parkstone,
    BH14 9LY

    Telephone us

    Buying: 03339 873353  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

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      "Neil heads a experienced, hardworking team, who have a wealth of local knowledge. Really genuine nice people who have always been a pleasure to deal with over the years."      Richard Stubbs
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      "I just wanted to write to you Neil and convey my thanks to you and your team! From the moment we instructed Winkworth we received continual professionalism and genuine interest in securing the best possible buyer at the best possible price. George was outstanding in his ability to provide me with up to date feedback and his problem solving awareness guaranteed us the effectual result in a timely fashion. Being in the Property business myself I understand the potential hazards and George and the rest of your team have been exemplary in every single area. We look forward to using you and your services in the future and will thoroughly recommend you to our work associates, family and friends."     Denise Bickley
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Thanks to Neil and the Penn Hill team for such a professional and efficient job in the recent sale of my property. Louise was extremely proactive throughout the process and managed to negotiate a successful sale in less than 2 weeks of instruction. Always felt I was kept in the loop with sound advice and honest feedback. Would be happy to recommend and look forward to working with Winkworth again in the future."  Richard Takle
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      Dear Neil , Louise and the team,

        Just wanted to say a big thank you for your hard work in finding a buyer for Approach Road , and for all your professionalism and diligence in managing the whole sale process . As you know, I work in the property industry and my experience tells me that without your expertise and your constant attention to the individuals concerned , the whole sale process could have easily have fallen through. Given the difficulties elsewhere in the chain , we both feel that choosing Winkworth to market our property was one of our very best decisions. From our perspective, and having recently tried to find and view properties with other agents, we would also like to let you know that Winkworth stands way ahead of others, and we will be recommending you to anyone we know who is searching for a property in Lower Parkstone and surrounding areas.

      Kind Regards Simon & Venke

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      Dear Neil,

      Just a line to thank you and all your staff for the friendly and professional way in which you managed the sale of our late Mother in laws flat at the Cheviots. It all went very successfully from the family's point of view and we are very grateful. Thanks to you all, your happy natures made a stressful situation more comfortable.

      Yours sincerely, Frank Hackforth

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