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Welcome to Bluebell Estates in Aylesford, Kent
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    Unrivalled local knowledge and friendly professionalism make Bluebell Estates the top Estate Agent in the Aylesford and Surrounding areas.

    Our fresh approach to selling and letting property in the Aylesford area balances traditional values and the latest technology to provide a service that we feel is second to none.

    With moving often being a daunting prospect we aim to make the process for all parties involved as stress free as possible. Enjoy our microsite and we look forward to assisting in any way possible with your property needs.

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Let Your Property
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    The key ingredients for a successful let are finding the right tenant and managing the let effectively. In our view, the way to find the best tenants is captivating photos, promotion on every major portal and setting the rental price at the optimum level.

    We will ensure you meet the growing list of legislative requirements, that the tenants' credentials stack up and that you are fully protected with a water-tight tenancy agreement. We can also fully manage the let for you taking care of rent collection, regular inspections and dealing with maintenance issues. Our rigorous referencing procedure and professional relationship with our tenants has meant that we have never had any significant arrears and never been unable to agree deposit deductions at the end of a tenancy.

    We have made our tariff of fees as simple and as transparent as possible:

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    Landlords Guide to Services and Fees
    All Fees Quoted Are Gross (including VAT)

    FULLY MANAGED
    Initial Set up Fee - £300

    Includes agreeing market rent, advertising the property on Rightmove and Zoopla, erecting a 'to let' board, having 2 front door keys cut in addition to one provided to us, conducting viewings, referencing tenants, creating initial tenancy agreement, providing an independent inventory, deposit registration with DPS, providing written risk assessment

    Monthly Management Fee - 15% of monthly rent

    Includes collecting the monthly rent, periodic inspections with findings reported, dealing with all maintenance issues, paying contractors from monthly rent where sufficient, organising gas and electrical checks where required, checking out the property at the end of the tenancy and dealing with deposit repayment and negotiating deductions where required, providing monthly statements and contractor invoices, renewing risk assessment annually.

    TENANT FIND ONLY - 1 months rent

    Includes agreeing market rent, advertising the property on Rightmove and Zoopla, erecting a 'to let' board, having 2 front door keys cut in addition to one provided to us, conducting viewings, referencing tenants, creating initial tenancy agreement, providing an independent inventory, deposit registration with DPS

    Protected Rent Upgrade (Fully Managed only) - 2% of monthly rent

    Covers non-payment of rent for up to 5 months, including legal expenses cover to evict the non-paying tenant

    Energy Performance Certificate (required every 10 years) - £60 no VAT

    Gas Safety Certificate (annual requirement) - £55 no VAT

    Electrical Condition Report (up to 3 bedrooms) - £96

    Tenancy Renewal Fee - £60

    Extraordinary Activities Hourly Rate - £25 / hr inc VAT

    By prior agreement we can carry out additional duties such as court appearances to provide evidence, overseeing renovations to the property, preparing specialised statements if requested by HMRC, preparing legal notices, liasing with solicitors, insurance companies or other professionals.

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    Book a free market appraisal without any cost or obligation please click on the contact us link below.
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Meet Our Team
  • Introduction

    Ethos

    Our number one priority is providing a service that is second to none, with you, the customer at the heart of everything we do.

    We will guide you through the maze that is moving home, offering you our expert advice at every step along the way.

    Our business has thrived since we opened in 2007 and we understand that repeat business and recommendations are the best way to grow any business and we will continue deliver an exceptional customer experience to ensure that we remain the number 1 agent in this area.

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    John-Paul Rafferty FNAEA MARA Assoc RICS
    I have an untempered passion for property and have been in the industry for all my working life; working as a mortgage broker, as a landlord and property developer and since 2007 as Managing Director of Bluebell Estates. As a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents I bring a great deal of knowledge and experience that will be relevant to your move and I am more than happy to share that with you. I am incredibly fortunate to have a loyal, dedicated and enthusiastic team around me and have no doubt that you will love the 'Bluebell Estates experience' they provide. My promise to you is that we will work tirelessly and honestly to make the house moving process as enjoyable as possible.
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    Wendy Seager MNAEA
    As Branch Manager I take responsibility for the day to day running of the operation to free up John to lead the team and drive the company effectively. I have been a local estate agent since 2001 and a member of the Bluebell Estates team since 2007. I oversee the letting and management side of the business but get involved in the sales too, conducting valuations, viewings or helping with tricky sales co-ordination issues. I live in Aylesford so there isn't much I don't know about the area, and if you have any questions about anything in in our vicinity I'm happy give you the low down. I will always do my utmost to make the moving process smooth and stress free and try and make the whole experience as enjoyable as possible for all involved.
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    Kellie Tapp
    I started here as a branch administrator in 2007 but my role has evolved somewhat since then so whilst I still carry out a lot of back office tasks, I also now get out and about on viewings and property inspections, which adds a great variety to my work. I have lived in Aylesford for many years and love coming to work and being part of the Bluebell Estates team!
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    Debbie Samson
    I used to work with John many years ago when he was an independent mortgage advisor and when he asked me to join the team in 2010 I jumped at the chance. I haven't looked back since and consider the Bluebell Estates team to be part of my extended family rather than just work colleagues. My role is solely office based and you may encounter me when registering your buying or renting requirements or when arranging viewings or I could be drafting your tenancy agreement, either way you will always receive service with a smile.
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    Rachel Davies
    I am the newest member of the team having joined in 2014. My main role is on the lettings side, making sure things run smoothly and resolving any maintenance issues if they arise, as swiftly as possible. I also really enjoy showing potential buyers and tenants around the properties we are offering and love the older, quirkier homes, of which this area has many!
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. 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 Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. 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 Bluebell Estates , Aylesford on 01622 717500.


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    Welcome to Bluebell Estates in Aylesford, Kent
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      Unrivalled local knowledge and friendly professionalism make Bluebell Estates the top Estate Agent in the Aylesford and surrounding areas.

      Our fresh approach to selling and letting property in the Aylesford area balances traditional values and the latest technology to provide a service that we feel is second to none.

      With moving often being a daunting prospect we aim to make the process for all parties involved as stress free as possible. Enjoy our microsite and we look forward to assisting in any way possible with your property needs.

    Contact us

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    Sell With Us
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      Selling property really isn't rocket science and in our opinion, it comes down to the 3 P's!

      The PICTURES have to instantly grab the potential buyer from the endless list of properties they are scrolling through online. We will help you to dress the rooms and take Captivating Photos with the best equipment to make your home stand out from the crowd. The latest tools in our marketing arsenal are a 30ft aerial camera to show your property in its backdrop and GoPro video tours hosted on YouTube meaning your home can be virtually viewed 24/7. We include all of these tools and more at no extra charge.

      Extensive PROMOTION of the property is key to getting your home seen by as many potential buyers as possible, that is why our properties are marketed on all 4 portals

      We also offer premium listing and featured property on the no.1 portal Rightmove, to help the property stand out further from the competition online.

      Launching the property at the correct PRICE is key. Buyers are more sensitive than ever about how long a property has remained on the market unsold so the asking price must be high enough to get you the best sale figure but not so high that you deter prospective buyers and lose that all important initial surge of interest. We only get paid when the job is done and the house sale is completed, so you can rest assured that the advice we give you on price is completely unbiased. Our years of experience selling properties in this area has given us unrivalled knowledge on getting the price just right, first time.

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      Book a free market appraisal without any cost or obligation please click on the contact us link below.
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      GoPro Video Tours Now Live!
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      Check out our new Bluebell Estates YouTube page to see our fantastic new video tours. Enjoy a virtual viewing of the whole property from the comfort of your home or workplace.

      These tours are now available to all our sellers at no extra charge. 

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    • Introduction

      Ethos

      Our number one priority is providing a service that is second to none, with you, the customer at the heart of everything we do.

      We will guide you through the maze that is moving home, offering you our expert advice at every step along the way.

      Our business has thrived since we opened in 2007 and we understand that repeat business and recommendations are the best way to grow any business and we will continue deliver an exceptional customer experience to ensure that we remain the number 1 agent in this area.

    • Team Member

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      John-Paul Rafferty FNAEA MARLA Assoc RICS
      I have an untempered passion for property and have been in the industry for all my working life; working as a mortgage broker, as a landlord and property developer and since 2007 as Managing Director of Bluebell Estates. As a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents I bring a great deal of knowledge and experience that will be relevant to your move and I am more than happy to share that with you. I am incredibly fortunate to have a loyal, dedicated and enthusiastic team around me and have no doubt that you will love the 'Bluebell Estates experience' they provide. My promise to you is that we will work tirelessly and honestly to make the house moving process as enjoyable as possible.
    • Team Member

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      Wendy Seager MNAEA
      As Branch Manager I take responsibility for the day to day running of the operation to free up John to lead the team and drive the company effectively. I have been a local estate agent since 2001 and a member of the Bluebell Estates team since 2007. I oversee the letting and management side of the business but get involved in the sales too, conducting valuations, viewings or helping with tricky sales co-ordination issues. I live in Aylesford so there isn't much I don't know about the area, and if you have any questions about anything in our vicinity I'm happy give you the low down. I will always do my utmost to make the moving process smooth and stress free and try and make the whole experience as enjoyable as possible for all involved.
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      Debbie Kane
      My journey started in retail before I came to Bluebell Estates as a negotiator in 2010 and now, as well as conducting viewings and negotiating offers, I co-ordinate the sales once they have been agreed. I believe that communication is the key to a smooth home moving journey and I always endeavour to liase with everyone involved in the process to ensure all parties are always kept updated.
    • Team Member

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      Kellie Tapp
      I started here as a branch administrator in 2007 but my role has evolved somewhat since then so whilst I still carry out a lot of back office tasks, I also now get out and about on viewings and property inspections, which adds a great variety to my work. I have lived in Aylesford for many years and love coming to work and being part of the Bluebell Estates team.
    • Team Member

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      Debbie Samson
      I used to work with John many years ago when he was an independent mortgage advisor and when he asked me to join the team in 2010 I jumped at the chance. I haven't looked back since and consider the Bluebell Estates team to be part of my extended family rather than just work colleagues. My role is solely office based and you may encounter me when registering your buying or renting requirements or when arranging viewings or I could be drafting your tenancy agreement, either way you will always receive service with a smile.
    • Team Member

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      Rachel Davies
      I am the newest member of the team having joined in 2014. My main role is on the lettings side, making sure things run smoothly and resolving any maintenance issues if they arise, as swiftly as possible. I also really enjoy showing potential buyers and tenants around the properties we are offering and love the older, quirkier homes, of which this area has many.
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      Lisa Bromilow
      I have been an independent mortgage advisor for longer than I care to remember having worked alongside John since 2001. I set up my own company Mortgage Essentials to ensure that I can offer clients the level of personal service and attention they deserve, that many larger companies struggle to offer. I live in Maidstone and have worked alongside Bluebell Estates since 2007 so have an excellent knowledge of the area and a great relationship with the team. I look forward to helping you with all your mortgage and protection needs. Bluebell Estates is an introducer to Mortgage Essentials (UK) Ltd which is an appointed representative of The On-Line Partnership Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. 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 Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. 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 Bluebell Estates , Aylesford on 01622 717500.


      Welcome to Bluebell Estates , Aylesford

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      27 High Street,
      Aylesford,
      Kent,
      ME20 7AX

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01626 919003  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. 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 Bluebell Estates , Aylesford. 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 Bluebell Estates , Aylesford on 01622 717500.