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    We are an exciting and forward thinking property company specialising in high quality homes for sale and rent throughout Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. As property specialists, we pride ourselves on delivering a first class sales and lettings service with a wealth of local knowledge, excellent customer care and a refreshingly modern proactive approach.
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Choosing the right Estate Agent
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    When the time comes to sell your home, how do you choose which agent to appoint? You have a tremendous choice of agencies and, on the surface, most appear to do more or less the same thing. But there is far more to moving than simply finding a buyer and it is critical that when the time comes, you choose the right agent for you, your property and your situation. Many agents make unrealistic claims and rash promises, so here are some guidelines which we hope will help you choose the right agent to sell your home.
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    The Valuation or Market Appraisal
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    It is well known that some agents will deliberately over value in order to impress you to secure your instruction. Don't be fooled in falling into the trap of simply choosing the agent with the highest valuation and the lowest commission. An over inflated price attracts the wrong buyers to your property, puts off the best buyers and can often result in the property going stale on the market. This can often lead to the property falling below its true market value.
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    Local Expertise
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    Buyers overwhelmingly prefer to work with local experts, whom they regard as 'in the know', so choose a well established local agent. All our staff members live locally. We feel this is invaluable as we are able to give best advice to buyers and sellers, with an in depth knowledge that is gained from living locally.
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    Fees
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    Many sellers are unaware of the considerable differences between agencies and have no alternative than to decide whom to appoint on the level of commission charged. This is often a huge mistake and is a bit like buying a car purely on price considerations. All cars go from A to B, but the vast price differential is related to issues of quality, reliability, security performance and the whole driving experience. The same is true of estate agents. Some agents simply cannot afford to provide a level of service that is either effective, or makes the selling experience hassle free. For example, they are often that last firms to provide adequate staff training or post-offer support, resulting in missed offers, slower sales and lower prices. Cut-price estate agents usually require a higher turnover of stock in order to survive and therefore are less likely to be concerned about securing the best price for their clients. The net amount in your pocket is surely more important than the fee charged!
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Helping Buyers find their Home
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    DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET, LOCATION AND REQUIREMENTS

    Considering the elements that are most important to you will help you find the right property more easily.

    Here are some elements to consider:

    • Budget - set yourself a realistic budget and consider where you may need to be flexible
    • Areas - think about the areas and property types in which you would like to live, as well as outdoor space and commutable distances.
    • Amenities - consider the amenities you would like to live close to, such as schools, shops, restaurants and transport links
    • Buy-to-let - If you are buying to let, think about what your tenants would like, as this may influence the type of property and area you choose to invest in. For example, a young family would be attracted to open spaces, good schools and convenient transport links
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    CALCULATE YOUR MOVING COSTS
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    Once you have identified the type of property you would like to buy, we advise that you calculate your moving costs before you begin your search. This will give you a better picture of exactly how much you can budget for your purchase. There may be other costs to consider when buying your property, these include:

    • Agent fees
    • Solicitor fees
    • Valuation or survey
    • Stamp duty
    • Land registry
    • Local authority searches
    • Bank transfers
    • Insurance
    • Removal fees

    A contingency fund to cover any unexpected costs is also worth considering.

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    ARRANGING YOUR MORTGAGE
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    Our mortgage and protection advisers are on hand to advise you on the whole mortgage market. They will help you find the right mortgage and insurance products to suit you, ensuring key timings are clear throughout the process.

    Our mortgage specialists will assess whether the mortgage you are thinking about is affordable for you using a detailed budget planner. There are many factors that need to be taken into account including your income, any debts you may have (eg: loans and outstanding credit card balances) and how you manage your finances.

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    INSTRUCTING A PROPERTY SOLICITOR
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    When buying a property, you want the transaction to move as quickly as possible. In order to do this, you need a property solicitor to take care of the legal and administrative details.
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    Country & Equestrian Department
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    An independent estate agency with a specialist team headed by Victoria Jewson, focused in the sale of country houses, equestrian properties, land, farms, smallholdings, cottages & lifestyle properties.

    Victoria is well respected in Buckingham and the surrounding villages, specialising in Country & Equestrian properties, with an in-depth knowledge of the local area for over 22 years. Activity involved in the equestrian world with excellent contacts across Buckinghamshire, with landowners, developers and prospective buyers.

    Should you be thinking about selling a farm, smallholding or country property, contact Victoria Jewson on 07721 418628 or email victoria@bb-estateagents.co.uk to book a full market appraisal in complete confidence.

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    Residential Lettings
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    Whether you are a landlord new to letting your private or first investment property, a landlord residing overseas or an experienced landlord with a portfolio of properties, Bonners & Babingtons can provide a custom made Letting Service to your individual requirements.
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    Property Management
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    Bonners & Babingtons has experience managing investment properties. Our extensive property expertise and qualified support team of Property Managers offer a full property and rental management service for landlords who trust us to maintain and oversee every aspect of their property.
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    Home Staging Advice & Virtual Tours
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    It is just as essential that your home has the "make-over" and "WOW" factor that makes it stand out from the crowd, as much as it being realistically priced in your efforts to obtain the maximum price and a sale or let in the fastest possible time. Why not take advantage of one of our professional "360 degree virtual tours" bringing your home to life and giving you the best chance of selling.
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    Contract Ready Properties
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    By getting your property "Contract Ready" it will make it more desirable to buyers and also speed up the home selling process without incurring additional costs.
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    Solicitors
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    We have been working with solicitors for a number of years, and have built strong relationships with these companies. We are working in partnership with several firms, so we can offer conveyancing to all our customers. You do not have to be buying or selling through us to use this service and we are here to help and guide you through the moving process. The solicitors we are in partnership with are all regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. You can deal with them face to face, over the phone or by email. If you would like a free no obligation quote, please contact us.
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    Mortgages
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    Our advisors are here to recommend the best mortgage deal to suit your needs. Whether you are moving, buying your first home, mortgaging or considering a buy to let investment property, our expert mortgage advice will guide you through the mortgage maze. We appreciate how important it is to find the right mortgage for you. We'll do this when it suits you - over the phone, in person or online. You don't need to buy or sell through Bonners & Babingtons to use our advisors, and they will be happy to spend as much time with you as you need to make the right decision.

    "Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage."

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    Auctions
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    The sale of properties by public auction has increased in popularity as it is a cost effective, efficient and fast way of selling all types of property for the highest possible price. Our auction partners are able to offer specialist advice in residential, commercial, investment and development properties throughout the region. It is our responsibility to identify which properties are most likely to achieve a higher price at auction as opposed to the traditional private treaty route. Please ask for our thoughts regarding auctioning your property.
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Meet the team
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    Your local property experts
    For most of us, our home is not only our most valuable asset, but also the object of great emotional attachment, so choosing the right estate agents that are experts in their local market place and adhere to the very highest professional standards is imperative.
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    Simon Bonner, Director
    Simon is the co-founder of the company and has worked within the estate agency industry for 33 years. Over the years Simon has developed a wealth of expertise, built many good client relationships and is always on hand to try and help. He lives locally with his wife and their 3 daughters and enjoys the "outdoor life". He likes swimming, walking, keeping fit and is a keen martial artist. He loves entertaining, is known for his skills on the barbeque and can usually recommend a good local pub!
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    Leonie Coveney, Director
    Leonie is the co-founder of the company and is a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents. (MNAEA). As the company has grown, she has expanded Lettings side of the business to one of the largest in the area managing a sizable portfolio. She believes in developing excellent customer relationships. Her interests include walking, tennis and modern jive dancing and she loves and appreciates the art of food so knows all the best restaurants in the area
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    Dale Vickers, Branch Manager
    Dale has been working in estate agency for over 34 years, making him one of the most experienced agents in the region and he has become an expert in his field. He is also a proud member of the National Association of Estate Agents. He lives locally and in his spare time he has a passion for walking, socialising with friends and looking after his 2 grand children.
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    Jack Smith, Sales Manager
    Jack has been working for Bonners & Babingtons since 2016 and is our Sales Managers at the Princes Risborough Branch. He has a real passion for the job, gaining vital experience & knowledge and will go above and beyond for his clients to give them the best customer experience possible. Out of work hours, Jack likes to socialise with friends down the local pub over a nice cold beer and is an keen Golfer and plays as regularly as possible.
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    Robbie Hearn, Lettings Manager
    Robbie has worked within residential lettings since 1997 specialising in advising clients on market rental values and residential property Investment. Robbie is keen to create a long-term relationship with clients and provide them with a bespoke service that is suitable for them and is he is also a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. (MARLA) In his spare time Robbie likes to spend time with his family which include his wife, two sons and their dog Sidney.
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    Michelle Baker, Property Manager
    Having worked in the Property industry for over 16 years, Michelle has a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience. Giving and receiving positive feedback to customers both internally and externally is Michelle's aim. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and is an avid football fan! Michelle is a keen follower (in her words) of the 'mighty' Spurs for which she is a Season Ticket Holder and tries to go as much as possible, wishing and hoping that one day .... !!
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    Charlie Fitchett, Senior Lettings Negotiator
    Charlie has grown up in the countryside and has a great love for the outdoors; whether it is playing cricket, golf, fishing or shooting. Previously he managed a pub which has given him an understanding of how important it is to have strong customer relations. In his spare time if he isn't playing sport you will find him at the Crazy Bear having a few pints with his friends
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    Sophie Male, Sales Negotiator
    Sophie joined the Princes Risborough team in August 2021. She has lived locally all her life and previously worked in local pubs gaining local knowledge and connecting with lots of different people. She has a real passion for the job and likes gaining new knowledge. She also enjoys meeting new people and will go above and beyond to give a great customer experience. When she is not at work she enjoys going to the gym keeping fit and spending time with friends.
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    We pride ourselves on the service we provide...
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      But don't just take our word for it...
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      The following comments and quotes illustrate the advice, support & service that we are able to provide to our clients. We also welcome you to call us or drop in for a chat and discuss any property related issues. We provide a personal, professional and first class service - call us today to discuss how we can help you.

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      definitely went above and beyond
      So glad we chose Bonners & Babingtons. Dales valuation, Simon & Millie's photographs and Jacks eye for detail made the end to end process relatively painless. We felt the whole team were working for us and nothing was too difficult. I must make special mention of Jack who most definitely went above and beyond to keep the cogs and wheels turning. It was a pleasure to have an Estate Agents working for us who were genuinely interested not only in making a sale but achieving the right result for us and doing this is in a transparent and honest way. Well done team and a big thank you from us. Mr Flynn
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      the B & B team pulled out all the stops
      Most impressed from the very beginning to the very stressful end to our moving house process. Jack met all his commitments to us in a professional and receptive manner very ably supported by Milly. Our house move took place at a most difficult time due to the race to beat the Stamp Duty holiday and the B & B team pulled out all the stops to see things through. Due to Jack's illness at a critical time for everyone Milly worked extremely hard in getting us over the line. Thank you all so much. Mr H
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      Absolutely brilliant
      Absolutely brilliant, I seriously can only say good about my experience. Jack was so professional, and when there was a problem with my house he spent loads of time sorting it out. This was the first time I moved in 25 years and he helped me so much. Thank you very much. I would highly recommend them. Mr Y
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      went more than the extra mile
      We have dealt with numerous estate agents over time but have never dealt with a team who, as a whole, are as professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Dale upon our first meeting was honest in regard to the market situation and was realistic in valuation. Jacks photographs were great and showed the property in a very good light, without photo shop, and Millie was extremely friendly and helpful, as was Jack, when they conducted viewings. A number of potential buyers doing viewings spoke of the friendliness of the team at Bonners and Babington which was good for us to hear. I would say that, as the process of sale was drawing to a close, Jack went more than the extra mile and Dale stepped in to ensure things progressed as smoothly as possible when required. We would highly recommend the team at Bonners and Babington, Princes Risborough. Top team offering a great service and, most importantly for us, they are responsive, they keep you updated and they treat you in a very friendly but professional manner. Mr J

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      we felt in safe hands
      We picked up the keys to our new home at the end of September having viewed the property back in February. Without Dale's consistent efforts and numerous phone calls, I doubt that with the long delay plus the uncertainty over the way the market was heading - due to being ordered inside in March - that the chain would have held together. The transparency was refreshing and we felt in safe hands, to put it simply Dale is very good at what he does. I would not hesitate to recommend using Bonners & Babingtons. J Heath 
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      so helpful and a great support
      Throughout the process Jack was so helpful and a great support. The process of selling and buying is not an easy process but having the Bonners Team to guide me though was invaluable. I would definitely recommend them. R Viney
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      professional and personal service
      We have recently both brought and sold a property through Bonners and Babingtons and have been delighted with their professional and personal service. They spoke to us after every viewing giving us honest feed back. Both Simon and Jack were great at keeping in touch and they always responded whenever we needed advise. We would certainly recommend their wonderful service. Mrs L
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      very helpful, attentive and polite
      Huge thank you to Jack and the rest of the team. The team were very helpful, attentive and polite. Jack ensured the process of me buying a property went smoothly, which made moving a lot less stressful. If you have a choice, I highly recommend going through this estate agent. A Whitmee
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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 Bonners & Babingtons, Princes Risborough on 01844 343334.