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    Autograph Estate Agents is a client focused business with a passion for property and people. Our staff love selling, sourcing and letting houses, this really shows and brings great energy to the industry. We invest in top of the line equipment and products in order to generate the best property presentation for you. Our aim is to generate a first class service with first class results to be the best estate agent for you.
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A lettings service you can believe in
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    At Autograph Estate Agents we are extremely proud of the service we provide to our clients. We offer a competitive and flexible service to landlords from our Tenant Find Only service to our comprehensive Managed service. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the options in further detail please do not hesitate to contact us.
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    The Standard Management Service includes:

    1. Advising as to the likely rental income.

    2. Advertising and generally marketing the Property.

    3. Interviewing prospective tenants and taking up full references including bank reference, and employer or previous landlord character reference. Where necessary, additional security would be requested by means of a guarantor. In the case of a company, a full bank reference would be taken.

    4. Preparing the tenancy agreement necessary for the Landlord to gain protection of the relevant Rent and Housing Acts.

    5. Liaising with a Landlord's mortgagees where necessary with regard to references and tenancy agreement.

    6. Taking a deposit from the Tenant, dealing with this deposit under the requirements of the chosen deposit protection scheme until the end of the tenancy when the Property and contents have been checked for unfair wear and tear and handling any termination issues with the Tenant and the tenancy deposit scheme provider.

    7. Collecting the Rent monthly and paying over to the Landlord monthly (normally sent within 5 days of collection) less any fees or expenses due or incurred for the period. Payments will be made by direct bank transfer and a detailed rent statement will be forwarded to the Landlord.

    8. Arranging with service companies (principally electricity gas & water) for meter readings and advising them of the transfer of service contracts to the Tenant at the beginning of each tenancy.

    9. Regular inspections of the Property are carried out on a quarterly basis. Responsibility for and management of empty property is not normally included, and will only be carried out by special arrangement agreed in writing between the Landlord and the Agent.

    10. Co-ordination of repair or maintenance including arranging for tradesmen to attend the Property and obtaining estimates where necessary, supervising works and settling accounts from rents received.

    11. Making payments on behalf of the Landlord from rents received for costs in managing the Property.

    12. Carrying out a full property inspection and inventory check at the end of the tenancy and, if necessary, preparing and agreeing a schedule of costs relating to any damage or unfair wear and tear prior to releasing the Deposit.

    13. Collecting and forwarding Landlord's mail.

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    Call us today to arrange a FREE RENTAL VALUATION
    01626 897555
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  • Introduction

    Meet The Team at Autograph
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    John Smedley, Director
    John is passionate about property and thoroughly enjoys working within the industry hence the opening of Autograph in 2015. John and his team of senior negotiators have successfully developed the business selling twice as many properties in Chudleigh as their nearest competitor over the last few years. He is a firm believer in honesty and keeping his word. John carries out the property valuations for both sales and rentals and is exceptionally knowledgeable about the local housing market and the conveyancing process. He ensures the smooth day to day running of the business and will always make himself available to give guidance and assist with any housing questions you may have. John has a keen interest in property renovation and enhancement and carries out projects in his spare time. John has an upbeat and positive approach and makes moving as stress free as he can for his clients.
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    Joely Smedley, Sales & Lettings Manager
    Joely carries out the marketing for all new properties coming to the market for both sales and rentals and is a professional photographer with a real passion for what she does, which is evident by looking at her work. Joely's attention to detail is remarkable and she is always happy to give guidance on how best to present your home. She has an exceptional level of knowledge about the property market, gained over her 9 years working within the estate agency industry and has been with Autograph since its opening in 2015. Joely will be on hand throughout the transaction for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants.
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    Phil Jeffery, Senior Sales Negotiator
    Phil carries out most of the viewings for Autograph, allowing him to gain a detailed knowledge of each property. He values clear communication and will spend time carefully matching viewers to the perfect property, following up viewings, and providing prompt and detailed feedback to sellers. Restoring and refurbishing a number of properties has resulted in a practical knowledge of building, enabling Phil to offer guidance and advice when required. Phil believes buying a house should be an enjoyable experience, and Phil's enthusiasm, personal demeanour, and attention to detail ensures both buyers and sellers are able to relax.
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    Samantha Conway, Senior Sales Negotiator
    Samantha has been working in the property market for 17 years, in that time she has developed an in-depth understanding of the property industry. She has a great deal of experience dealing with all aspects of the sale process, including marketing, negotiations and the conveyancing process. Samantha enjoys the role of sales progressor and follows each transaction closely, liaising with the solicitors, other estate agents within the chain, surveyors and mortgage brokers and her clients directly so that the sale is always progressing and keeping all parties informed. In a complex industry Samantha takes pride in making the experience as simplistic and stress free as possible for her clients. She is proactive in her approach and also has been praised for the personal interest she takes in her clients needs. Her attention to detail and care is undeniable, and she prides herself on listening and understanding her clients.
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    Ruth Barber, Senior Sales Negotiator
    Ruth has worked in Chudleigh and Newton Abbot as an estate agent for the last 15 years and knows the local market exceptionally well. Ruth has recently joined the team at Autograph and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome her aboard. Ruth has a very happy demeanor which makes her approachable whilst maintaining a professional attitude and nothing is ever to much trouble. Ruth has a keen interest in property and, like her colleagues feels communication is the key to making a client's journey on buying and selling a better experience. Ruth is very knowledgeable in the sales process and shares the role of sales progressor with Samantha. Ruth strongly believes that during the buying and selling process, it is vital is to keep it simple with honest communication that everyone can understand and follow.
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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 Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh on 01626 897555.


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      We are an independent firm based in the character town of Chudleigh, covering a large radius of the area due to the fantastic road links this location has to offer. We have created an open, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for our office to invite buyers in to peruse over our extensive LED property display wall. We make the most of our local knowledge and love of the area when marketing our clients' homes. Autograph Estate Agents take pride in offering a personal level of service by experienced professionals to deliver the very best results for our clients.

      With effective marketing, prominent central location with large window frontage, extensive and varied property portfolio we are often the first port of call for buyers looking in the area. We utilise social media to reach younger buyers who are constantly on the move while also advertising across the most popular websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla. Using state-of-the-art technology combined with a traditional hands on approach enables us to offer our clients a slick and successful service.


      Call us today for a free valuation on 01626897555

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      At Autograph Estate Agents we understand selling your home is a major event, it will be one of or if not the most important transactions you will be involved in. Our aim is to help our clients achieve the maximum possible value for their property in the smoothest and most time efficient manner.

      Firstly, the starting point of any sale is establishing the value of the property and determining the asking price. We provide free market appraisals which include:

      · The best way to present the details

      · Best method of pricing

      · Advice on the best way to present your home

      · Best time to bring the property onto the market

      · Best method of sale

      Deciding on the asking price will include:

      · Comparative actual sales in the area

      · Historic values

      · The condition of the property

      · Market trends

      · Your own personal circumstances, timescales etc.

      How we will market your property?

      The marketing of your property is one of the most important aspects when selling, so getting it right is crucial. Most buyers now search online with websites like Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation and first impressions do count... With less than 3 seconds to get your property noticed by potential buyers. We pride ourselves in our marketing and presentation of all of our properties, making sure it is your property that is clicked on and generating the maximum interest to increase your chances of selling. Upon receiving a new instruction we actively phone and email potential buyers. We have built up a large applicant database and understand our applicant's wants, needs and budget.

      Why use Autograph Estate Agents?

      · Exceptional level of property presentation, free premium photography and card brochures! - Standout and make sure it is your property which is viewed!

      · Proactive approach - we don't just wait for the phones to ring!

      · Accompanied viewings, our team will actively sell the benefits of your home - achieving more offers and a higher sale price!

      · Evening and weekend appointments available - never miss a buyer!

      · Marketing across a large number of advertising mediums including Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation - putting your property in front of thousands of buyers, giving you the best chance of selling!

      · Passion and enthusiasm - guiding you through the excitement of moving house

      · Vast negotiation experience

      · Attention to detail

      · Prominent town centre office with A3 multi-photo window display for each property

      · Bespoke card brochures with floor plan

      · Regular feedback following viewings, and weekly marketing reports to keep you fully in the loop

      · Advanced technology from high end cameras to responsive websites and social media - to make your property stand out

      · No sale, no fee, and no hidden withdrawal fees

      Sales Progression

      We vet every buyer to make sure only genuine, interested people view your home. When a buyer makes an offer, Autograph act on your behalf to negotiate a mutually agreeable price. We keep all involved parties up-to-date and ensure that the sale progresses as smoothly as possible. This entails liaising with solicitors, mortgage brokers, surveyors and other estate agents in the chain. 

      Exchange

      When you have reached exchange of contracts, you're nearly there! A completion date will have been set and it's time to confirm removals and start packing.

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      Buying

      SUMMARY

      · Search begins - register details

      · Financing the move

      · Viewings

      · Make Offer

      · Legal

      · Sale Agreed

      · Draft Contract

      · Local Authority search

      · Survey

      · Contract Approval

      · Formal Mortgage Offer

      · Exchange of contracts

      · Completion and keys to your new home

      · Congratulations, you can now move in!

      Why buy through us?

      At Autograph we are here to support and guide you through the buying process. From our initial contact we will be here to help. We will register your details for your property search (the better we get to know you, the easier it is to find you the right property i.e. we need a large garden - because we have 2 young and bouncy dogs that love a tennis ball thrown. So we will not send you properties with small gardens or a top floor flat!) We will keep in contact by your preferred choice whether it is by email, SMS, Post or phone and keep you fully up to date with new properties as and when they come to the market. Sometimes we can book one off viewings for you, so you can have a sneak peek before the properties are brought on to the market - so it is always worth registering your details so you don't miss out!

      Remember, we are here to help and have a wealth of knowledge on the subject so do feel free to pop into the office or phone us if you would like to chat about the process.


      Please register your buying details now on 01626 897555

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    • Introduction

      Meet The Team At Autograph
    • Team Member

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      John Smedley, Director
      John is passionate about property and thoroughly enjoys working within the industry hence the opening of Autograph in 2015. John and his team of senior negotiators have successfully developed the business selling twice as many properties in Chudleigh as their nearest competitor over the last few years. He is a firm believer in honesty and keeping his word. John carries out the property valuations for both sales and rentals and is exceptionally knowledgeable about the local housing market and the conveyancing process. He ensures the smooth day to day running of the business and will always make himself available to give guidance and assist with any housing questions you may have. John has a keen interest in property renovation and enhancement and carries out projects in his spare time. John has an upbeat and positive approach and makes moving as stress free as he can for his clients.
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      Joely Smedley, Sales & Lettings Manager
      Joely carries out the marketing for all new properties coming to the market for both sales and rentals and is a professional photographer with a real passion for what she does, which is evident by looking at her work. Joely's attention to detail is remarkable and she is always happy to give guidance on how best to present your home. She has an exceptional level of knowledge about the property market, gained over her 9 years working within the estate agency industry and has been with Autograph since its opening in 2015. Joely will be on hand throughout the transaction for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants.
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      Phil Jeffery, Senior Sales Negotiator
      Phil carries out most of the viewings for Autograph, allowing him to gain a detailed knowledge of each property. He values clear communication and will spend time carefully matching viewers to the perfect property, following up viewings, and providing prompt and detailed feedback to sellers. Restoring and refurbishing a number of properties has resulted in a practical knowledge of building, enabling Phil to offer guidance and advice when required. Phil believes buying a house should be an enjoyable experience, and Phil's enthusiasm, personal demeanour, and attention to detail ensures both buyers and sellers are able to relax.
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      Samantha Conway, Senior Sales Negotiator
      Samantha has been working in the property market for 17 years, in that time she has developed an in-depth understanding of the property industry. She has a great deal of experience dealing with all aspects of the sale process, including marketing, negotiations and the conveyancing process. Samantha enjoys the role of sales progressor and follows each transaction closely, liaising with the solicitors, other estate agents within the chain, surveyors and mortgage brokers and her clients directly so that the sale is always progressing and keeping all parties informed. In a complex industry Samantha takes pride in making the experience as simplistic and stress free as possible for her clients. She is proactive in her approach and also has been praised for the personal interest she takes in her clients needs. Her attention to detail and care is undeniable, and she prides herself on listening and understanding her clients.
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      Ruth Barber, Senior Sales Negotiator
      Ruth has worked in Chudleigh and Newton Abbot as an estate agent for the last 15 years and knows the local market exceptionally well. Ruth has recently joined the team at Autograph and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome her aboard. Ruth has a very happy demeanor which makes her approachable whilst maintaining a professional attitude and nothing is ever to much trouble. Ruth has a keen interest in property and, like her colleagues feels communication is the key to making a client's journey on buying and selling a better experience. Ruth is very knowledgeable in the sales process and shares the role of sales progressor with Samantha. Ruth strongly believes that during the buying and selling process, it is vital is to keep it simple with honest communication that everyone can understand and follow.
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      Hear what our clients have to say about us...

      Testimonials from Sellers

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        Recommend them to anyone looking to move 
        "I have today completed on the sale of my property using Autograph Estate Agents. From the initial consultation and valuation through to completion they acted with the upmost professionalism, having found a willing and delighted purchaser within two days of the property going onto the market. I cannot recommend John and Joely enough and would highly suggest you give them a call if you are considering selling your property. " David Cunningham

        "Amazing company, young and fresh. John and Joely are delightful people to deal with; very straight, helpful and positive throughout. They gave me good advice on presentation, excellent photographs and presentation material and found me a buyer at a very good price in very short order. I can't say I'm looking forward to house selling again, but I've a great deal more confidence for the next time." Sid Clough  

         "By far the best estate agents I have ever used. Friendly and efficient service at every stage. Autograph take a real interest in your property and go well beyond other agents in discovering and highlighting features that will appeal to buyers. Our house sold in days at full asking price and Autograph then tracked the sale to a successful conclusion. Highly recommended on every count!" Stephen Barnes
      • Seller Testimonial

        "I'm still slightly shocked (in a good way) at how fast John and Joely managed to sell our house! Both enthusiastic and helpful, even when issues arose John provided more than enough information to help resolve.The photographs of our old house were of a high standard and the brochure very professional. All viewings were attended by John or Joely and at convenient times.We'd happily recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their house." Rob and Kate Pearse
      • Seller Testimonial

        "John and Joely guided me as a nervous house seller through the process. I had every confidence in their advice and guidance and they were never too busy to answer my numerous queries.I would highly recommend them as their honesty, integrity and professionalism has been a refreshing change compared to other estate agents we have encountered."   Cathy James
      • Seller Testimonial

        "We challenged John at Autograph estate agents in Chudleigh to sell our house quickly as we were going to lose our next property. John and Joely were fantastic and quite quickly had a stream of suitable viewers and within 4 weeks the house was sold. It had been on the market with other agents for 11months. The communication following the sale was excellent and I would highly recommend them to any potential seller. Friendly, professional service with a great team. Thank you again." Paul and Gayle Bloomfield
      • Seller Testimonial

        "We have just completed on both our sale and purchase with Autograph Estate Agents. Their service is a breath of fresh air .On the sale every single viewing was accompanied and every feature of our house was pointed out to prospective buyers ...without doubt this helped achieve a quick sale . When the sale hit problems John stepped in and gave our buyers lots of options ...without that advice the sale would have fallen through .Our purchase was equally impressive ..stress free and simple from start to finish including several escorted visits to sort furniture and accessories ...Joely was always available and always there to advise us.If it were possible to give 10 stars they would deserve them .If you are looking to buy or sell i would strongly suggest you give them a call ....you will not find a better estate agent in Devon.Thank you both !" Chris and Sue Fellows
      • Seller Testimonial

        "Joely and John make a great team at Autograph Estate Agents. Their fresh, enthusiastic and professional approach made the process as easy as could be and they were always on hand to give us information at every stage. They worked really hard to secure the sale and this was reflected in the final result. We can't recommend Autograph enough!!"  Phillip and Diane McCaffley

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Buyers: "This was our first experience of buying a house and it couldn't have gone more smoothly. John and Joely were extremely helpful from day one. They were both very professional, responded promptly to all our enquiries and kept us updated on the sale throughout. They were always friendly and approachable. We can't recommend them highly enough." Kate Smith

        "Extremely professional but very friendly and makes you feel at ease, some estate agents are a bit pompous unless you are looking for a grand estate to buy but Joely treated us as though she had known us for years, even came out on a Sunday afternoon to accommodate us, nothing is too much trouble and now we are in the process of buying a property they had on their books. If Joely or John are not in the office when I have rung they are very prompt ringing or emailing us back, that means a lot as you all know house buying can be very stressful but it's nice to know help is on hand. Selling or buying I would certainly recommend them!" Christine Grenham
      • Buyer Testimonial

        "Autograph Estate Agents are an extremely professional couple. From the initial property viewings to the final purchase of our new house, Joely and John kept in contact with us throughout.We have moved many times over the years but can honestly say that they have been the best estate agents that we have used, and would recommend them to anyone looking for a new property!" Nigel and Barbara Hill
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      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh. 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 Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh. 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 Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh on 01626 897555.


      Welcome to Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      31 Fore Street,
      Chudleigh,
      TQ13 0HX

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01626 919018  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh. 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 Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh. 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 Autograph Estate Agents, Chudleigh on 01626 897555.