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    IBay homes is a family run independent estate agency specialising in residential sales and lettings.

    We pride ourselves on our customer services and professional attitude to all aspects of the industry.

    We can be contacted on 01524 825060 if you require our services or indeed if you would like to utilise our local knowledge.

    Ibay homes strives to take the stress out of the selling or letting process to keep the procedure as simple as possible.

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    Sell with ibay homes
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    Everything you would expect from your estate agent except the FEE!

    ibay homes take pride in delivering services of the highest quality.

    Our staff are dedicated to assist you in every step of your property transaction.

    We utilise the latest in digital technology and multi-media marketing strategies to keep our brand and properties firmly in the public eye. The photographs that we take are of the highest caliber.

    We advertise all our properties on:

    • Rightmove
    • Zoopla
    • Find a property
    • Prime location
    • And of course, our own website.

    Our visually striking 'for sale' boards and bold ibay car help to attract further interest.

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    Buying through ibay homes

    Starting your property search?

    Finding the perfect property to buy can be a daunting process.

    We endeavor to make the process as easy and as exciting as possible for you. We are at hand, round the clock, to offer you friendly local advice ensuring we are honest at all times.

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Meet our team
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    ibay homes is a genuine family run business whose owners and staff pride themselves on the reputation we have built up thus far and our responsibilities to our clients in the future.

    We are an independent estate agent, fully aware that selling your home is one of the most financially and emotionally significant transactions you will ever make. Therefore we understand that our role as your estate agent involves much more than creating a property listing. We cater to your specific needs, using our experience and friendly approach to ensure your sale and/or purchase is as stress free as possible.

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    Graham Fort - Managing Director
    Graham, our managing director, has fifteen years experience as an Estate Agent. He lives in Slyne and has an extensive knowledge of the local areas. Graham conducts our valuations and negotiations, priding himself in helping to change the way Estate Agents are perceived.In 2015 Graham led the team's decision to donate over £10,000 to two local charities St John's Hospice and Unique Kidz.Graham has gained an excellent reputation as an extremely professional, friendly agent - always achieving the best possible price for his clients. Graham was delighted to be joined in the Company by his son and daughter, Paul and Laura.Outside of work, Graham enjoys spending time with his family, socialising with friends, cycling and the occasional holiday in Europe.
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    Paul Fort - Valuer
    Paul is one of our valuers and a Director here at ibay Homes. He holds a degree in Business Management and in addition is a fully qualified Domestic Energy Assessor. In keeping with the ethos of the company, his focus is firmly on customer service and delivering on the expectations of the people he works for in his role as an estate agent.He completes all the EPCs required by clients of iBay Homes and has an extensive knowledge of a wide range of property in the local area and is comfortable dealing with all aspects of estate agency.Of a weekend Paul spends time with his Fiance and child, spending regular weekends in Centre Parcs.
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    Laura Fort - Office Manager
    Laura is our Office Manager and a Director at ibay homes. She has been ever present in the development of the company, helping her father set up the estate agency back in 2011. Laura's dedication to her role at ibay means our customers always receive the highest possible level of service.Whilst her role is primarily in the office, Laura regularly does out of hours viewings for prospective purchasers and helps Julie with the marketing of our clients properties. Laura is currently studying for her National Association of Estate Agents Award while studying for her Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management.Laura enjoys going to the gym, socialising with friends, going on City & Sun holidays and taking her niece and nephew out on exciting day trips.
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    Julie Hall - Marketing Specialist
    Julie is our marketing specialist; her main role is to ensure that our clients' properties are presented to prospective purchasers in the most positive, accurate and informative way possible. Julie provides quality photographs and well detailed brochures and is served very well by her meticulous attention to detail. Julie has a wealth of industry knowledge and having lived locally all her life, she has proven to be a fantastic addition to the team. Outside of work Julie spends a lot of time with her children, walking 'Lily' her boxer, socialising with friends and attending festivals in the summer months.
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    Ann Cartmell - Viewer
    Ann, our viewer, has over 10 years experience working within the industry. She has a natural flair for identifying potential purchaser's requirements and highlighting a properties best features. Having lived in the Bay area all her life, Ann is familiar with the local amenities, schools and infrastructure holding a wealth of information relevant when purchasing your new home. Ann spends a lot of time with her Children and Grandchildren and enjoys long walks round Heysham Village and sea shore.
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    Gina Hodgson - Senior Sales Negotiator
    Gina is the newest member of the ibay homes team. She has an outgoing and friendly personality.With 20 years experience in conveyancing, she is 'go to' person for all sales progression and solicitor chasing. Gina has proven to be very popular with our clients, providing a superb and professional service for all she deals with.Gina has two beautiful greyhounds which take up a lot of her time, but when she isn't walking them, she is spending time with friends and visiting family in Spain.
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    Find us

    2 Station Road,
    Hest Bank
    LA2 6EA

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01524 930026  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      We would like to thank you and all your staff for the efficient manner in which you sold our property.The sale took place exceptionally quickly and you all dealt with some difficult situations relating to the "chain" behind our sale, keeping up the pressure to resolve other transactions.We would heartily recommend IBAY HOMES in the selling of properties.
    • Seller Testimonial

      To everyone at ibay homes, just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your help and support with my house sale. We got there in the end! I really appreciate all that you have done to make it happen.
    • Seller Testimonial

      To all the team at ibay homes. Well what can we say, but its been emotional. We still cant believe we're in our dream home. Special thank you. To Gina - you've been amazing and you really are fabulous at your job.
    • Seller Testimonial

      To all at ibay homes, Thank you so much for your dedicated help in the sale of our property and the extra advise with some of our difficulties! We are so relieved that completion of the sale has happened. We are feeling very happy and settled in our new home.
    • Seller Testimonial

      The service we have received both buying and selling has been a pleasure. All the way through we have had the best of support and advise. I am certain your internet advertising yielded the buyer for our property and it certainly helped us find our new home. On every phone call to your office we had friendly and helpful staff to talk to. It made a world of difference when dealing with very important issues. With sincere regards to you all, a very happy and satisfied customer.
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    *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 ibay Homes, Hest Bank on 01524 825060.


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