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    About Arden

    Arden Estates was formed in 2010, with the aim of setting new standards in all areas of the way an Estate Agent operates.

    We are proud to be leading the way in each town in which we operate. We believe that by focusing on what our customers actually want, and what is right for them, we can build a loyal and committed relationship.

    By investing and embracing all that has changed in our world in recent times, we never stop trying and testing new marketing methods.

    Our in-house marketing team are constantly researching new methods and ways to further promote your property in this technically driven new age.

    If something new will increase our service level to you by just 1%, then we will incorporate it, as customer satisfaction is crucial to our success.

    It's these critical 1%s that make the difference. These days, people seem to reduce the price of a house as if it isn't real money. However, we believe that the extra services and the multimedia advertising we buy for you is the reason we achieve such a high percentage of your asking prices.

    We won't just advertise your property on the internet and wait for the phone to ring, we provide a comprehensive service with an experienced team of friendly people working for you constantly and proactively to achieve your goal.

    You want your property to stand out from the crowd to give people a reason to view it.

    We don't make false claims or pretend to be something that we're not; if you want confirmation about how good we are, what we're all about and why we are different, then ask one of our clients or call us for an informal chat ...we'd love to hear from you.

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    Our Mission Statement

    Our mission is...to sell your property as quickly and efficiently as possible whilst making sure that we achieve the highest possible sale price. We aim to set new standards in customer service and the marketing of property. While your property is being sold you will not have to worry about a thing.

    You can expect in all our dealings with you that we will:

    - Treat you as we ourselves would expect to be treated
    - Never take advantage of you
    - Be open, honest and transparent
    - Quickly put right any issues that may occur during the process

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    Our Service Promise

    Regular Updates
    We will call you on a regular basis to keep you up to date on how things are going, so you are always in the loop.

    Email/SMS Confirmations & Alerts
    We confirm all viewings via email or text message so you've got a record of who has viewed your property and at what time and date.

    Accompanied Viewings
    You will have one designated point of contact who will carry out your viewings. This person will be specially trained and will have previously seen your property. It is always much easier to deal with the same person.

    Viewing Feedback Within 24 Hours
    We aim to get your feedback to you, from interested buyers who have viewed your property, within 24 hours so we don't miss out on a sale opportunity.

    Fresh Marketing Ideas
    We will often change your advert to make sure it stays fresh and doesn't go stale, giving your property the edge over the competition, keeping it up to date and relevant.

    Internet Statistics
    We will send you regular statistics showing your property performance including website hits, brochure downloads, viewings, offers, etc. From these statistics you'll be able to keep an eye on your property's performance.

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    "We guarantee to offer a 5 star service"

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Information for sellers
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    At Arden we understand that putting your property on the market is a huge step. The good news is that we are always here to make sure your moving experience is a good one. After all, it's an exciting time and we want you to enjoy it.

    Once you've made the decision to sell your house the next big decision you have is finding the estate agent that you feel is right to sell your home. We've invested heavily in technology, marketing and people to provide you with what we hope is an unrivalled service. When you're comparing agents we recommend that you ask them whether they can help you as much as we can:

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    Professional Photography
    We understand how important it is that your property is presented to the highest possible standard, after all this is what gets people through the door. For that reason we have a professional photographer using the best possible equipment to produce the highest quality, wide angle & aerial pictures of your home.
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    Honest and Transparent Pricing
    No hidden charges or surprises.
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    No Long Term Contracts
    We won't tie you into Long Term Contracts like other agents.
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    No Sale No Charge
    There will never be a charge if your house doesn't sell or you change your mind.
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    Helpful and Fully Trained Staff
    All of our staff are fully trained and have extensive local knowledge and experience. We work closely with HL Consulting who are also able to offer you fully qualified Independent Financial Advisors, whole of market mortgage advice, so you can be sure that you're getting helpful advice in all areas.
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    Unrivalled Website Marketing
    We currently reach over 60 Million online customers every month through all the major property portals so we reach more buyers, these include: ardenestates.co.uk, rightmove.co.uk, primelocation.com, zoopla.co.uk and many more.
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    Floor Plans
    Floor Plans create interest and show people how your property fits together. They are so important that we include 2D & 3D versions as standard with every property we market.
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    Distinctive For Sale Boards
    Your home will never go un-noticed with our highly visible green coloured boards instantly attracting buyers to an agent they can trust . Our premium marketing package includes an upgraded 'swing' style board to really make your property stand out.
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    Full Colour Particulars
    We provide you with beautifully presented full colour particulars so that your property is shown off to its full potential. If you choose our premium marketing package we'll provide glossy, professionally printed brochures for your property.
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    Accompanied Viewings
    We take care of the viewings for you and endeavour to provide you with feedback within 24 hours.
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    Sales Progression Team
    Once we've sold your house, the case is handed to a specialist in-house sales progressor who will look after your sale all the way through to completion. You will be contacted and updated at least once a week. This ensures a much quicker and smoother journey through the sales process.
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    Help With Your Onward Purchase
    We do more than just sell your home. If you need any help or advice with your move we are always just a phone call away.
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    Members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme
    Being members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme, provides peace of mind that you are dealing with professionals that have your best interests at heart at every stage of the process.
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    The successful sale of your property can be dependent on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. So, it can really pay off to do some research and make a decision before you put your property on the market, as this may help to avoid delays.

    We have relationships with some of the best Solicitors around, and can offer recommendations and advice if required.

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Information for potential buyers
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    Getting Started...
    Whether you're a first time buyer, a home mover or a landlord you'll need to know what your budget is and how much money you can borrow. We can help you with this by setting up a consultation with one of our fully qualified independent Mortgage Advisors, where you'll soon know how much you can afford and what the monthly payments will be. Our advisors will also provide you with what's called an 'Agreement in Principle' certificate. You'll need this as proof that you can obtain a mortgage to show other estate agents before they will accept an offer from you.
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    Now that you know how much you can borrow and you've got your proof of mortgage, you can start viewing properties. You need to know which areas you want to live in, how many bedrooms you need, your maximum budget and which type of property you want. We will enter this into our system and you'll be kept constantly updated with our latest properties via text, email and phone.
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    Make an Offer
    Once you've found your dream property, you'll need to make an official offer through our sales negotiators.
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    Choose a Solicitor
    You will need to instruct a solicitor to carry out conveyancing. We can arrange for our recommended solicitors to take care of the sales progression. We only work with like-minded, forward thinking solicitors, so you can feel rest assured that you'll be in safe hands with a competitively priced and efficient service.
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    Apply For Your Mortgage

    Now that you've got an offer accepted on the property you wish to purchase, it is imperative that we apply for your mortgage as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary delays. It can all be done within an hour and generally you'll need the following proofs:

    -Photographic ID & Proof of Address
    -3 Months Pay Slips or 2 Year Accounts
    -Proof of Deposit

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    Sales Progression
    Y our file will be assigned to one of our sales progression team who will endeavour to look after your every need through the buying process. They will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way.
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    Valuation or Survey
    When the mortgage company has approved the initial mortgage application, they will instruct a survey for Mortgage purposes, to ascertain the condition and value of the property. Your chosen lender will contact us to arrange the inspection, and if everything is satisfactory, you can expect your mortgage offer to follow shortly after.
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    Mortgage Offer
    Following the successful completion of the survey, your offer will be produced and sent out to you and your solicitor.
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    Signing of Contracts
    Once the solicitors have received all the information requested, prior to exchange of contracts, both sellers and purchasers will be sent the contract to be signed in readiness for the exchange.
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    Exchange of Contracts
    Once everybody in the chain has signed the contracts and solicitors have received everything needed, they will then instruct a formal exchange of contracts. All parties need to agree on a completion date and then the solicitors can exchange on the property, which means everything is legally binding.
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    This is the big day when all parties in the chain move. The keys will only be released once the transferred funds have reached the sellers solicitors (usually around midday). As estate agents, we often hold keys to the property prior to completion and we can only release these once we have had confirmation from the solicitors that the chain has completed.
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What else does Arden Estates have to offer?
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    Our professional team can offer both new and experienced landlords knowledge and advice on all aspects, from current market trends and rental expectations to the best investment options when purchasing a buy to let.
    We pride ourselves on being honest and open so you are always receiving the very best service. Efficient feedback is provided on a regular basis to ensure you are always kept up to date during the process of finding a tenant through to a tenancy terminating.

    At Arden Estates we strongly believe that your property deserves the very best exposure on the market which is why we incorporate professional standard photography when advertising on all major website portals, including Rightmove and Zoopla, along with our own Arden Estate Agents' website.

    There are different services available for each individual Landlord, which can be tailored for a truly personal service:

    1. Fully Managed
    2. Fully Managed with 'Rent Guarantee'
    3. Tenant Find Only

    For more information cal 01527 872 479 (option 2) or email lettings@ardenestates.co.uk
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    Mortgage Advice

    If you're currently looking to buy or sell property, whether it's with us or with another agent, we can highly recommend the expertise provided by the Mortgage Advisors of HL Consulting.

    With team members based at all four of our offices, plus their own headquarters, HL Consulting can help you to find the best rates going. Even if you have been disappointed by your own bank, HL Consulting have access to the whole market of lenders and may be able to attain that all important Agreement in Principle for you.

    In addition, they will also be happy to discuss any relevant insurances you may need, offer financial advice, whilst setting your mind at ease that all the hard work can be left in their capable hands, leaving you to concentrate on the purchase of your new house!

    Call any of our offices and ask to speak to one of our helpful home moving experts.

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    Home Staging Service
    Offering you a unique and affordable Home Staging service, House of Arden can help you to make your property more desirable, while painting a picture of the lifestyle it could bring to potential buyers, increasing the value by up to 10%.
    From one bedroom apartments to five bedroom estates, no property is too big or too small to benefit from the service, and any style can be worked with from classic or contemporary to country chic.

    House of Arden professionally stage empty properties with fitting furniture and a range of stylish accessories, you can choose to dress specific rooms to save on costs or the entire dwelling.

    An experienced team member will meet you at your property to discuss the property's potential, how they envisage the finished project and explain how your property will benefit from the staging service, which is the key to getting the best price for your property quickly.

    Simply call Sarah or Maria on 01527 872479 for further information.
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Meet the Barnt Green Team
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    Geri Galla, Branch Manager
    Geri is the Branch Manager at Arden Estates in Barnt Green. As well as managing the excellent team, her role involves appraising properties, carrying out honest and realistic valuations that reflect the ever-changing market, and conducting viewings. Geri has been selling houses in the village and surrounding areas for more than 9 years. 

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    Hannah Boyce-Mears, Assistant Branch Manager
    Hannah is the Assistant Branch Manager, based at the Barnt Green office.  My role involves a bit of everything including professional photography of our properties,  domestic energy assessments, sales progression, plus more.

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    Robyn Fellows
    Robyn joined Arden Estates in August 2017, as a Sales Negotiator within the Barnt Green branch. After previously working in the hospitality industry as a Restaurant Manager, Robyn is now developing her career and gaining experience in valuing and selling property.

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    Lesley Barnfield, Sales Progressor
    Lesley became an estate agent  more than 20 years ago and has never looked back! Her role as a Sales Progressor at Arden Estates Barnt Green has allowed her to focus on the element she's always enjoyed most. 

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    Jonathan Hems
    Jonathan has been with HLC since the beginning as a Mortgage & Protection Adviser, advising clients with mortgage and protection policies. Previously a tournament golf professional, Jonathan entered into financial services after an initial meeting with HLC Co-Founder, Matthew Quigley. jonathanhems@hlconsulting.co.uk
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    Client testimonials
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      It is our aim to set the standards that all other estate agents and letting agents aspire to. A genuine commitment to transparency is a real part of this for us, and so we are happy to link you to Google Places, where you can read what others have thought of our services.

      If you have recently used our services and are a member of Facebook or Google Places, please do add a review of your own.

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      a pleasure to do business with
      "I would not hesitate to recommend Arden Estate Agents, Barnt Green, Gerry and her team are absolutely first class. Exceptional personal service, sound advice on local market, selling property, presentation etc and competitively priced. Excellent communication throughout, which I appreciate, a pleasure to do business with." - Ian Moseley (October 2020)
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