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    Sales, Lettings, Land and New Homes and Financial Advice, all under one roof.

    Established for 30 years, Bernards Estate Agents are a successful independent, estate agent with offices in Southsea, Portsmouth and Waterlooville and we market properties throughout South East Hampshire.

    Bernards prestigious high street premises are fully equipped with the latest technology to allow us to effectively handle every aspect of selling your property.

    Our experienced, friendly staff have extensive local knowledge and are on hand to offer free, expert advice to our vendors.

    We offer unique 3D colour floor plans, bespoke property details and professional photography.

    We promote properties in local property press, on social media, property portals such as Rightmove.co.uk and on our own website.

    We can help you with your financial decisions via the independent services of ADN Financial Solutions who conveniently reside in our Portsmouth branch.

    Bernards are members of the National Association of Estate Agents, the Ombudsman Scheme and the Portsmouth Property Association, all of which uphold the highest professional standards.

    Bernards carry Professional Indemnity and Client Money Protection insurance to ensure our clients are fully protected and have complete peace of mind.

    Call today for your free, no obligation market appraisal.
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    Why choose Bernards?
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    We have been established in Portsmouth for almost 30 years and we pride ourselves on local expertise. We offer the highest level of personal service and our staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.

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    Property Valuation

    If you are considering selling your property or simply want to see what your home is worth, Bernards offer a free, no obligation market appraisal. An experienced member of staff will provide you with expert advice and an accurate valuation using their knowledge of the local area.

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    Optimising the value of your property
    In appointing Bernards to market your home you will be taking the first step towards achieving a successful sale. You will also receive the kind of service and attention to detail that singles Bernards out from its competitors. However, there are certain other points that can help maximise the value of your property
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    Marketing your Property

    The key in today's climate is presentation - 3D floor plans, professional photography, glossy brochures will all help your property stand out from the competition.¿

    Our marketing techniques are based on extensive experience and comprehensive local market knowledge that allows us to accurately assess realistic market values. This is supported by bespoke IT systems that allow us to swiftly identify prospective purchasers and also to rapidly prepare and distribute property details, generate advertising

    We also market your property on our website and many leading property portals including Rightmove, On the Market and Zoopla. This will ensure that your property details and brought to the attention of the widest possible audience of potential buyers

    Viewings

    Having identified potential buyers, we will accompany them on viewings, subject to your instructions, and handle all subsequent negotiations concerning your property efficiently, effectively and transparently; all with one thing in mind - the complete satisfaction of you, the client.

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    Top tips to sell your home
    First impressions count! It is often said that potential buyers form an opinion about a property within the first 15 seconds. That is why the way in which you present your property is important. This includes those things that the potential buyer will see even before they enter the property, from a well tendered garden to the paintwork on the front door - even the street and the verge - can all make a difference. Once inside, tidy away clutter and make your property look light and airy and more spacious.Again tidiness, clean paintwork and even the smell of freshly brewed coffee, all are known to positively influence potential buyers. The rule is not to let the buyer be put off from really seeing the positive things about your property because of negative first impressions.
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    You have decided to buy a home - but what next? The maze of legal work, negotiations, dealing with surveyors and solicitors, finding a good mortgage deal and worrying about your deal falling through, on top of actually hunting down the home of your dreams, is enough to make anyone's hair stand on end.

    Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. It is a lengthy and complicated business, which while exciting is often fraught with stress and worry. But luckily there is a lot of good advice around helping you to make your home-buying experience as easy and problem-free as possible.

    After finding a home you like, which can take anything from a few days to many months, the process from having your offer accepted to completion of the sale takes about 12 weeks. This is about twice as long as in many other countries - home-buying in Britain is a notoriously drawn-out business.

    It is important to have a good understanding of the process as it will help you to avoid some of the most common hazards of home-buying. Home.co.uk has prepared an introduction to the home-buying process to help you to understand how it all works, how to plan it and what to watch out for. After reading this you should have a better idea of what to expect and how to set out to buy a home feeling prepared and ready to go!

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    Lettings

    Guaranteed rental

    • Guaranteed rent if the tenants fail to pay • No void period

    • No set up fees

    • Guaranteed payment date

    Fully managed

    We will collect the rent and pass it to you promptly and arrange for any repairs and maintenance to be carried out on your behalf. This service includes:

    • Marketing, advertising and accompanied viewings of your property

    • Careful tenant selection and professional referencing

    • Preparation of tenancy agreements

    • Full photographic inventory preparation

    • Full rent collection service

    • Landlord paid via Faster Payments each month

    • Regular property inspections

    • Full property maintenance service, if required

    • Serving of legal notices

    • Legal assistance

    • Notifying utilities at the beginning and end of tenancy • Landlord buildings & contents insurance available

    • Detailed monthly and end of year landlord statements(simplifying tax returns)

    Rent collection

    We will locate suitable tenants for you, undertake thorough professional referencing and collect the rent for you each month. This service includes:

    • Marketing, advertising and conducting accompanied viewings of the property

    • Careful tenant selection and professional referencing

    • Preparation of tenancy agreements

    • Full photographic inventory preparation

    • Full rent collection service

    • Faster landlord payments each month

    • Notifying utilities at the beginning and end of tenancy

    Tenant introduction only

    We will locate a suitable tenant for your property utilising our extensive marketing capabilities. This service includes:

    • Marketing, advertising and conducting accompanied viewings of the property

    • Careful tenant selection and professional referencing • Preparation of tenancy agreements

    • Setting up standing orders for direct payment to the landlord's bank account

    • Checking tenants into property

    • Optional photographic inventory service

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    FINANCIAL SERVICES

    At Bernards we can also help you on your financial decisions via the independent services of Wallace Nicholls and A.D.N Financial Solutions.

    In today's tough economic climate it has never been more important to get clear, concise and carefully considered independent advice to help you make the right choice.

    Most banks/building societies are only able to offer their own specific products whereas an independent financial advisor, tied to no individual lending institution can trawl the entire marketplace for you. This means that they focus on ascertaining your needs and then locating the best solution.

    Our IFAs will carry out a thorough review of your current financial situation, taking into account your income, expenditure, type of employment and any products that you may already hold. Most importantly, they will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available, always considering your attitude to risk and any other financial considerations and aspirations you may have.

    Following the first meeting they will carry out extensive research, checking with the lenders known to be competitive in the marketplace and talking to providers
    to provide a tailor-made solution to your needs. Because they can offer anything that is available in the marketplace we are confident that their proposed solution will not only meet your needs but will also be the most competitive deal available.

    Our IFAs financial services include mortgages (of course) but also extend to:
    • General insurance including home, motor and pet • Pensions
    • Investments and savings
    • Tax planning
    • Equity release
    • Long term care planning
    • Corporate financial advice

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    Bernards Southsea: Meet Our Team
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    Established for over 30 years, Bernards' Southsea team offer a wealth of expertise and local property knowledge. With each member of the team aiming to provide the very best service possible, Bernards independent approach to selling and letting means that we can tailor an individual marketing plan for each property utilising the best tools for the job including professional photography and three dimensional floor-plans. We want to hear from you so please call now to discuss your requirements for buying or selling!
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    Daniel Byrne - Managing Director
    I have worked in estate agency since 1999, having worked for a large independent estate agent for nearly 10 years I decided to join Bernard\'s initially as Southsea office as branch manager. The company has grown the five years having gone from one office to now four high-street offices. In 2018 I took over from Jason Parker as Bernards Managing Director. At the weekend you will find me, probably working again, maybe at Fratton Park, Swimming with my daughters
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    Tom Eyre - Branch Manager
    I have been an Estate Agent since 2014 in the local area having grown up in Waterlooville. I specialise in sales but have also done my fair share of lettings. I am 30 years old, married and live down in Portsmouth. In my spare time I play a lot of Squash and like to escape to the French Alps when I can to go Snowboarding. I love my job and am passionate about delivering a 5 star service.
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    Zowie Somerset - Sales Negotiator
    I am a Senior Negotiator for Bernards, I joined in 2015 as a trainee sales Negotiator and worked my way up to senior. In 2016 I won awards for top sales negotiator and shortly after took a few years out to start a family and train to become a mortgage advisor. I have recently joined Bernards as a Senior Negotiator. I grew up in Southsea so I have strong knowledge of the area. I am highly driven and a strong team player.
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    Rob Graham - Sales Negotiator
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    Gemma Thomas - Senior Lettings Negotiator
    I am a Senior lettings negotiator where I divide my working days between our busy Southsea office and City and Student office. I have worked in the Southsea lettings market for 5 years and I joined the Bernards team in 2016 after seeking a new challenge that suited my life style better. I am highly driven and competitive with a good work ethic. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my young nephews and socialising with friends.
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    Kieran Magee - Negotiator
    I started my career in Estate Agency as an 18 year old trainee negotiator and since then have performed in both Sales and Lettings roles. Over my years at Bernards, I have worked in the Portsmouth, Southsea and Waterlooville branches which has given me a wide knowledge across the PO postcodes. I firmly believe in delivering a high level of service to all customers and do my upmost to do so. In my personal time, I am a keen sportsman and you will often find me between the sticks on the football pitch
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    Lucky Fenton - Lettings Negotiator
    I joined Bernards in early 2019, I am based in our busy Southsea office working as a lettings negotiator. I recently joined the team from another independent estate agent and i am fiercely ambitious and determined to do well. I have a fun and bubbly attitude with a strong work ethic, as i wish to peruse a career in estate agency. In my spare time i will be found in the gym or on the beach in her home town of Hayling Island.
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    Matthew Sankey - Take on Manager
    I joined Bernards as their photographer back in January 2015. At this point I was still studying for my Degree at the University of Winchester, so i was working for Bernards on a self-employed basis. After graduating I was approached by Daniel Byrne, who offered me the position of Take-On Manager. As Take-on Manager, i'm responsible for the marketing of properties for both sales and lettings for all offices. I also manage the social media for the company, a responsibility I very much enjoy.
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    Ashlegh-Louise Adams - Accounts Assistant
    l work alongside the Accounts Manager and support all four of our offices ensuring everything behind the scenes runs smoothly. More recently I've been studying towards a qualification in Book-keeping with the support of Bernards. I love to keep busy so outside of work I spend a lot of time with my friends and family, in the gym or exploring new places.
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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      sold it within a week of being marketed
      After 6 months of my property languishing on the market, my 3rd consecutive estate agent - Bernards (Southsea), sold it within a week of being marketed by them. The team were amazing, all through the rollercoaster experience (due to a difficult buyer) they were amazingly supportive and took control of the whole process. I'm so grateful to Dan and the team for finally selling my property. I can sleep soundly now!
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      I would highly recommend them as a property agent.
      Bernards have dealt with letting my property for nearly 20yrs I found them to be very thorough and professional. They also dealt with the sale of the property very efficiently.. I would highly recommend them as a property agent.
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      Absolutely amazing service
      Absolutely amazing service, and I do believe that without Bernards, and Dan in particular, this sale would not have gone through. Very friendly and extremely professional service.Thank you!

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Professional and thorough in understanding 
      Bernards in Southsea, I cant recommend highly enough. They helped make the process very easy looking for a new home for myself and daughter. Professional and thorough in understanding what I was looking for.
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    Sales, Lettings, Land and New Homes and Financial Advice, all under one roof.

    Established for 30 years, Bernards Estate Agents are a successful independent, estate agent with offices in Southsea, Portsmouth and Waterlooville and we market properties throughout South East Hampshire.

    Bernards prestigious high street premises are fully equipped with the latest technology to allow us to effectively handle every aspect of selling your property.

    Our experienced, friendly staff have extensive local knowledge and are on hand to offer free, expert advice to our vendors.

    We offer unique 3D colour floor plans, bespoke property details and professional photography.

    We promote properties in local property press, on social media, property portals such as Rightmove.co.uk and on our own website.

    We can help you with your financial decisions via the independent services of ADN Financial Solutions who conveniently reside in our Portsmouth branch.

    Bernards are members of the National Association of Estate Agents, the Ombudsman Scheme and the Portsmouth Property Association, all of which uphold the highest professional standards.

    Bernards carry Professional Indemnity and Client Money Protection insurance to ensure our clients are fully protected and have complete peace of mind.

    Call today for your free, no obligation market appraisal.

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    8 Clarendon Road, Southsea, PO5 2EE

    Buying: 02382 200014  Local call rate
    Letting: 02382 200016  Local call rate
    Fax: 02392 874999
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