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    About Carman Friend Independent Estate Agents
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    We have worked in the industry for over 25 years combined and more recently together at Minchin Fellows Independent Estate Agents in Chester. Sharing the same passion and beliefs we have now joined forces to offer Carman Friend Independent Estate Agents.

    Our exclusive service at Carman Friend sets us apart in a crowded Chester market. Sellers and buyers deal directly with either Sami, Gareth or Chrissy from start to finish, ensuring a swift and stress-free sale.

    We are proud to offer a fresh, energetic and passionate approach to selling property. Honest and knowledgeable, Gareth, Chrissy and Sami are experienced property agents and have lived and worked successfully in the Chester and surrounding areas for over 25 years combined. In fact, due to our local knowledge, marketing expertise, personal touch and exceptional hands on approach and having sold countless properties like yours in the past, we're confident that we can sell yours quickly and for the best possible price.

    We can offer you all the benefits you should rightly expect of a first-rate estate agency, and we are committed to working in your best interests, understanding you and your individual requirements, and making sure that we achieve the outcome that suits you.

    Not surprisingly, much of our business is via referrals from existing clients. Take a look at our testimonials to see how others rate the service that Carman Friend offer...

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    Why choose us?
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    Since the launch of Carman Friend Estate Agents in September 2016 it has become very apparent that the Chester industry has very much needed an agent offering a refreshing change and something that little bit different. The proof has been in the results of the amount of sales agreed with Carman Friend, importantly within an outstanding 98% of asking price on average. Hard work, the one to one service with one of the directors, and an "intentionally different" approach of marketing homes has certainly paid off. The recommendations, word of mouth and past clients returning to use Gareth, Sami and Chrissy speaks volumes and is certainly the best endorsement any company can receive... take a look at the testimonials to see how others rate the service that Carman Friend offers.

    We aren't just about getting your property on our books... we are about building fantastic relationships that last, where you would be happy for us to stop in for a quick cuppa just because we are passing. Experience within the industry is key, embracing an ever changing market and learning there is always better ways of doing things whether it being modern marketing technology or a new and worthwhile service to help our clients. There's no middlemen and no nonsense - just knowledgeable, straight talking and friendly estate agents who are here and ready to help.

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    Get in touch!
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    Give Gareth, Sami or Chrissy a call or email today to discuss your property and how they can help!

    Samantha Carman - samantha.carman@carmanfriend.com

    Gareth Friend - gareth.friend@carmanfriend.com

    Chrissy Gray - chrissy.gray@carmanfriend.com

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    Are you ready for your next home?
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    We would love to sell you one of our properties and will do everything we can to provide you with the information you need to make the best possible decision. Registering with Carman Friend Estate Agents is by far the most effective way of ensuring you know about new properties, we will send the details of any new properties meeting your requirements, within minutes of it going live... First dibs!

    Importantly, you as buyers are the important part of any property sale so be sure to pick our brains, we are here to help! We certainly don't take the approach of finding a buyer for a property and leaving you too all it, oh no, much more than that, you have the same one-to-one contact with one of the directors as the sellers. Important when you are having a last minute stress and need our advice! We never promise that buying a house is stress free, but we certainly try to help!

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    Get in touch!
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    Give Gareth, Sami or Chrissy a call or email today to discuss your property and how they can help!

    Samantha Carman - samantha.carman@carmanfriend.com

    Gareth Friend - gareth.friend@carmanfriend.com

    Chrissy Gray - chrissy.gray@carmanfriend.com

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    Knowing what you can afford is vital... look into your finances!

    Simon Poole - Independent Mortgage Advisor

    Since Simon left university in 1995 he has spent the last 20 years in the financial services industry, the majority of this time spent particularly in the mortgage market gaining valuable knowledge and a wealth of experience. His continuation of study and ability to advise in an ever changing mortgage market allows him to continue to provide such quality mortgage advice and a great service to existing and new clients alike.

    Simon has become very well known, mainly for his friendly, reliable and outstanding service where putting the clients first is always at the centre of his approach. His dedication to providing such a great service, coupled with quality advice has lead to many recommendations being made by existing clients over the years.

    He has worked closely with local estate agents in the Chester area for the last 18 years, providing an excellent service for their clients, as well as clients of his own. Simon has worked closely with Samantha and Gareth through both previous employment and currently now at Carman Friend Estate Agents, where they are happy to recommend him due to a shared aim in providing a service second to none.

    Get in touch with Carman Friend and they can happily get everything arranged for you!

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Who are we?
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    Gareth Friend - Director
    Gareth began his time in the estate agency world as a trainee back in 1999 at Minchin Fellows and with this, is a very important point; he got to understand and know the estate agency business before the internet came along - yes that long ago! Back then the focus was all about people and working direct, one to one with both the sellers and buyers, getting to know all about the various requirements and needs of all parties, something that today is still at the forefront of what he believes in.

    Minchin Fellows quickly became arguably one of Chester most recognised and exclusive independent estate agents at the time. He worked his way up the ladder helping to build the business and in 2010 become an Associate. Gareth's aim has always been focused on treating clients as 'people' and not just as property owners; this quickly became something that clients valued and appreciated and why word of mouth and recommendation became the key to his success.

    As time has moved on, the way properties are currently marketed reflects this. Having a true enthusiasm for marketing, design and photography, Gareth's keen eye for detail has always allowed him to advise and market every seller's property to its full potential. Whether you're a first time seller or shall we say "experienced" seller, know that you are dealing with someone who will put his heart and soul into ensuring your needs are met and expectations exceeded.
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    Samantha Carman - Director
    Sami's first full time job started off in estate agency some 8 years ago now. The day she left further education, she walked straight into the office of the leading Wirral Estate Agent, Karl Tatler Independent Estate Agents, and from that day on she never looked back, flourishing and fine tuning her skill set. Some years later, Sami was approached to join Minchin Fellows, one of Chester's leading agents at the time, she quickly shone and was given the opportunity to manage her own team and office in Hoole, Chester. With great success she quickly made the office the market leader for achieved sales and new instructions within the area, she quickly grew a reputation for being very tuned into the local market.

    Having grown up and lived in the Upton area of Chester, she is a familiar face to the locals. Knowledge of the market and local area is everything in her role when it comes to advising clients through the buying and selling process. Having completed her National Association of Estate Agents awards in Residential Sales, rest assured she knows what she is talking about.

    Sami has true enthusiasm and a love for her job, which makes her an infectious and positive personality to be around, and this will be apparent from the first moment you meet her. You can rest assured that you're in the hands of someone that will look after your very best interests and be there for you from start to finish. We believe this makes a refreshing change and gives a comforting feeling given that the co-owner of the business is personally involved with you.
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    Chrissy Gray - Property Sales Manager
    Chrissy is as approachable and enthusiastic as they come, whilst remaining entirely professional along the way! 

    She's an invaluable addition to the Carman Friend team.Reunited again! Previously working with Gareth and Sami back in the day, employing Chrissy was an easy decision when it came to choosing somebody to work alongside them at Carman Friend. With that fantastic personality and exceptional service coming as part of the package, Chrissy has settled right into the "intentionally different" way. She has superb knowledge of the local market and has a professional yet totally approachable manner, both of which are of paramount importance for all she does, from valuations to viewings, offers to sales and everything in between.

    A complete reflection of Sami & Gareth's role in the business, she works incredibly hard to exceed expectations, noticeably going that extra mile, displaying nothing is ever too much trouble. If you are lucky enough for Chrissy to be your personal contact, you will know you are in safe hands as she is there throughout the process with a smile on her face, solid advice where you need it and a consistent desire to ensure you walk away happy!
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    Lindsey Carman - Directors Assistant
    A truly irreplaceable asset to the company, Lindsey can only be described as "our super glue".

    She holds everything together thanks to her infectiously positive personality and incredible organisation skills. Her enthusiasm for all she does is difficult not to notice, managing every part of Carman Friend's administration from the production of brochures to every letter and everything in between. Lindsey is not only extremely skilled within her field, she is a true grafter.

    Lindsey's always found working tirelessly to ensure each client's property is portrayed in the best possible light. On top of all this, all correspondence is dealt with in record-breaking time, as well as keeping her team smiling at all times, especially when she arrives with cake! As they've said "she is the glue that holds us together!"
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    Emma Friend - Property Liaison Co-ordinator
    Not only has Emma had the hard task of growing up with her brother, Emma is a truly incredible addition to our team! 

    Emma is not only a life saver in her assistance to Gareth, Sami and Chrissy, but having years of experience within the property industry has allowed her to have imperative knowledge of the local market. Emma's enthusiasm to help buyers find their ideal property makes her an absolute must within the team. She deals with everything from applicant management, arranging viewings and general property enquiries, gaining a true understanding of client's needs to ensure they end their conversation with a smile.
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    Lauren Moran - Property Liaison Co-ordinator
    Lauren is new to the big world of estate agency, but isn't afraid of learning and don't we know it! 

    With a long-standing background in customer relations, she has quickly picked up the Carman Friend way and has become a key member to our growing team. We are so happy she has joined us! When we first met Lauren, we couldn't help but notice her bubbly and infectious personality, meaning we absolutely had to have her on our team. From the moment you speak to her, it is instantly apparent she has an ability to listen and deliver on your needs and requirements, which is why we have found clients returning to speak to her time and time again. We couldn't wish for more from a member of our team.
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What do others think of us?
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    The recommendations, word of mouth and past clients returning to use Gareth and Sami speaks volumes and is certainly the best endorsement any company can receive... take a look at the below testimonials to see how others rate the service that Carman Friend offers.

Testimonials from Sellers

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    exceptionally talented, just plain lovely people
    I chose Carman Friend because of their friendly, positive attitude. Gareth has been astonishingly good at reaching out to potential buyers and getting great results in the form of 3 offers in the space of 5 weeks! His photography skills are fantastic and he really captured the best shots of my house. Also, what estate agent brings you costa coffee around at 10am before a house viewing?! Gareth does! You will find two exceptionally talented and just plain lovely people in Gareth and Sami and I wish them all the best for 2017. I wouldn't use any other agent having experienced their service. Truly excellent.
    Nola Harrison
    Upton, Chester
    January 2017
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    they will work tirelessly on your behalf!
    Having experienced the commitment and enthusiasm of Gareth Friend when selling our previous property we were delighted to find Gareth and Sami had joined forces to form Carman Friend and equally delighted to hand over the marketing of our present property. Gareth and Sami have provided an efficient, enthusiastic and comprehensive service with lots of advise and support. I would highly recommend this new independent estate agents, with their vast knowledge of the local market and a personal touch that leaves you confident that they will work tirelessly on your behalf.
    Helen O'Reilly
    Vicars Cross, Chester
    November 2016
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    Such a personal approach, hard to find these days
    I can't recommend Carman Friend enough. Such a personal approach, which is very hard to find these days. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Fantastic photos and write up of our property and always keeping you up to date with everything! I wouldn't recommend anyone else.
    Laura Lloyd-Fishburne
    Cefn-Y-Bedd, Wrexham
    February 2017
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    It has been a pleasure, a 24 hour service!
    Just sold my house with Carman friend, Sami has also just negotiated the purchase of our new house, all part of the service! It has been a pleasure, a 24 hour service! If you are selling in the area do not consider any other agents, these guys offer a very bespoke and personal service at a very competitive rate. They know their stuff x
    Beth Loudon
    Hoole, Chester
    November 2016
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     Always willing to go the extra mile!
    Gareth gives a service like no other, he is always willing to go the extra mile. Couldn't recommend him more highly.
    Mark Ryder
    Hoole, Chester
    December 2016
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    extremely professional and committed to the task.
    I would like to wish Gareth Friend and Samantha Carman every success in their new business Carman Friend Estate Agents. I had the pleasure of meeting Gareth several years ago when he acted on my behalf on the sale of my property. He was extremely professional and committed to the task. I had no hesitation in contacting him again to handle the sale of my present home.
    Vivien Brookshaw
    Saltney, Chester
    November 2016
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    Fabulously refreshing!
    I can't speak highly enough about the CarmanFriend team, as they say they are intentionally different. Of course, the company is a relatively new player but the individuals involved are vastly experienced and knowledgeable in the local market. They are immensely proud to be different and stand out from the crowd and they bring a level of enthusiasm and personal commitment that I have rarely seen before with traditional estate agents. And its not just about enthusiasm, they know what they are talking about and have got all the tools and experience to ensure that you get the best chance of selling your property for the maximum value. Finally, they never forget that there number one priority is to serve you in the best way possible. They are committed to understanding your individual needs and delivering an outcome that suits you. Intentionally different - fabulously refreshing!
    David Hanson
    Northop, Mold
    October 2016
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    A seamless service
    "I've been trying to write this review for a week so that I can do justice to how amazing my experience has been with Carman Friends Estate Agents. I first came across Gareth when I viewed a property on their books, his enthusiasm & knowledge capped with a natural friendly nature prompted me to change my agent and come with these guys! Since then I've not looked back, a seamless service that provided me with timely updates, fantastic photos (that made me think twice about selling!!) And finally a sale on my first viewing as Gareth continued to negotiate until 10pm for the best possible price. I would and have already recommended this firm to my friends and family and without hesitation if I needed to sell again they would be my first choice. Good luck and thank you xx
    Christine Siddons, Hoole
    March 2017
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    clearly reflected a sound knowledge of the market
    I instructed Gareth Friend to sell two properties for me recently. With each he was able to give sensible advice concerning a likely settlement price. His advice concerning the properties and presentation was observant and professional, which clearly reflected a sound knowledge of the local market. Gareth & Sami were attentive and gave good and immediate feedback on viewings which was excellent therefore allowing me to monitor progress. A sale was achieved within the expected price range, and this was achieved within a short time from the presentation to market. Overall therefore I would have no hesitation in advising a prospective customer to use Carman Friend Estate Agents.
    Ed Danczak, Newtown
    April 2017
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    help as that of a very close, caring friend
    I viewed a property I was interested in buying last September and Gareth showed me around. He was amazing, not pushy just genuinely helpful. I was not keen on the property he showed me but he offered his help with any other houses I was interested in purchasing even if not being sold with Carman Friend. I was surprised, but put his offer to the test. True to his word he did help me with a number of properties all with different agents with no benefit to himself at all. I can only describe his help as that of a very close, caring friend. My sale fell through and I took my property off the market and waited to put it back on the market this Spring. I had a number of agents around to value my property but my loyalty lay with Gareth. I believe that people buy into people and I bought into Gareth. He took the photos yesterday and with the assistance of his equally helpful partner Sami who was busy compiling the property description until 8pm last night and emailing it to me for my approval, my property was live and on the website this afternoon. Plus they have a viewing already! I can not recommend them enough. They will be a real force to be reckoned with and top of their game in no time at. They both truly deserve all the success that is coming their way. If you looking for a different selling experience then contact Carman Friend.
    Jackie Richards, Curzon Park
    April 2017
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    like a friend to us all the way through
    Sami and Gareth were brilliant , they sold our house within a month after being on the market for quite a long time with other estate agents . Sami has been like a friend to us all the way through , the feedback from viewings was always informative. We will definitely be recommending Carman Friend , many thanks Sami and Gareth.
    Lindsey Deponeo, Upton
    April 2017
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    communicated everything brilliantly throughout
    Gareth was extremely helpful, prompt, and knowledgeable when it came to getting our house on the market; photos and write up were organised immediately, and this meant that we could move very quickly to buy the house we wanted. We had many viewings in the first few days, and the house sold within a week. Sam and Gareth communicated everything brilliantly throughout, and I can't think of anything that could have been improved on in terms of the level of service we received. I am really pleased that we decided to use Carman Friend to sell our house.
    Eiffion Burke, Hoole
    March 2017
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    endless patience and most of all kindness
    MASTERCLASS IN HOW TO BE AN ESTATE AGENT... We write to thank you for your help, professionalism, endless patience and most of all kindness (anxious female) in the sale of our property. We were, indeed, very fortunate to instruct your company and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wishing to sell their property with an outstanding agency.With best wishes for the future.
    Mr & Mrs Hewitt
    April 2017
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    the best advice
    All I can say is you are amazing! That is hand on heart Sami. From start to finish if we needed anything you were on the end of the phone ( all days and times ) and to calm me down when everything got stressful with the best advice and a plan.We bought our onward purchase from another local agent and I have only had communication with them once, even on completion day we were having to chase them and in the end ended up sorting the keys out with the owners.Your attention to detail on the pictures was brilliant when we went up for sale, even I wanted to buy my own house!There arn't enough words to describe how thankful I am to you and all your hard work and dedication.Promise I wont be moving again but I will the first person who shouts and raves about you to people who want to move.Thanks again,Emma
    Emma McGloughlin, Saltney
    July 2017
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    can only be described as consummate professionals
    Simply perfect... We would just like to say that Gareth and Sami from Carman Friend estate agents are what can only be described as consummate professionals. We dealt mostly with Gareth who is clearly an exert in his field.We would happily recommend them to anybody thinking of selling a property, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
    Chris Bate, Upton
    November 2017
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    Sami was the best estate agent we have dealt with
    Service second to none. From the very first meeting to the day of completion, Sami was the best estate agent we have dealt with. She was always available and because you only deal with the same person and so does your buyer, there is never any cross information and no need for callbacks etc. I would highly recommend Carmen Friend, as after moving three times in the last two years whilst working on house projects they were the best estate agent we have dealt with and spoken to. Thank you for making our move easy and making it feel stress free. Sarah and Ash x
    Sarah & Ashley Thomas, Lache
    November 2017
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    She basically did everyone's job for them
    I'm so pleased with the service Sami provided to me. She basically did everyone's job for them! With a difficult sale, if I had used other agents I know the sale would have probably fallen through or I'd still be waiting for the sale to go through. Definitely would use her over everyone else!
    Becky Williams, Blacon
    December 2017
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    Sami and Gareth have taken the market by a storm
    Everytime I see Carman Friend for sale signs on properties around the Chester area, I know Sami and Gareth have taken the market by a storm. I know why... They do such a truly fantastic job!Keep up the good work!
    Peter Allman, Vicars Cross
    December 2017
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    truly outstanding service from start to finish
    We were very pleased with the way everything went throughout and Sami gave a truly outstanding service from start to finish.We would not hesitate to recommend Carman Friend to anyone!
    Dylan Rogers, Hoole
    December 2017
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    delighted with her handling of the whole process
    "We remember telling Sami at our first meeting that, if she did everything she said she would, it would be a "first" in our numerous house sales over the years. Well we must admit to a "first"! She kept us informed of every appointment, reaction and follow up and, even though we were abroad, we even negotiated and agreed a sale through her whilst on holiday. We were delighted with her handling of the whole process from start to completion. It was refreshing to deal with such a hard working and professional person who delivered in terms of in-depth of market knowledge, commitment and empathy. When you did have a rare weekend off, Gareth was equally available and efficient."
    Ken Henderson, Newton
    January 2018
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    Gareth was superb from start to finish
    "Such a good estate agents, Gareth was superb from start to finish. Friendly, helpful and always keeping me updated. Brilliant salesman too!"
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    we could not have had a smoother sale
    "From initial contact with Gareth to handing over our keys we could not have had a smoother sale."
    Phil Shine, Upton
    March 2018
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    A marathon, but well done Gareth
    "Gareth was most enthusiastic from the start and worked hard keeping us informed of progress of the sale. After 2 'definite' buyers let him down he identified serious buyers and we completed last month. A marathon but well done Gareth - very pleased."
    Simon Ely, Littleton
    May 2018
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    They know property and they know how to sell it
    "A first class all round estate agency service. From Day one Sami Carman was one hand to offer guidance and advice throughout the whole process, from the day we asked her to do a valuation to the day we exchanged contracts. This is a full estate agency service and you really feel taken care of. We were given clear pragmatic advice as to how best to market our property and what price we should expect to receive. Then as the conveyancing process was underway they were on hand to provide updates, chase up matters and provide clear lines of communication between us and the buyer. The marketing materials produced were of the highest standard and really showed the best qualities of our property. Carman Friend know property and they know how to sell it. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone and we would only want to use them again in the future when required."
    Daniel Stear, Tattenhall
    May 2018
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    I could not be more happy with the service
    "Within the last year I have bought and sold property through Carman Friend, and can honestly say that I could not be more happy with the service provided to me as both a buyer and a seller. I hope to never have to deal with any other agent again. With Carman Friend you get a truly personal service - they get to know you and your property or property requirements, and then work to suit that. Always friendly, always helpful, always knowledgeable, always available - I even had a text at 9pm on a Saturday evening telling me that my offer had been accepted. With most other agents you're lucky to even be able to get hold of an answerphone beyond 5pm! If the above all sounds a bit too good to be true, walk the streets of Chester at the moment and see how many Carman Friend 'Under Offer' boards there are by comparison with those of other agents. Sami, Gareth and co seem to be fairly successfully sweeping up the area - and long may that continue! Good luck to you all, it's been so nice to be part of your success, and hopefully our paths will cross again soon."
    Sue Cowley, Newton
    June 2018
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    much more professional than another agent
    "Chrissy, I'd like to complement you on the presentation pack you left and your knowledge and demeanor, although I wasn't there Rachel tells me you were much more professional than another agent we've had visit!"
    Jason Graham, Upton
    June 2018

Testimonials from Buyers

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    provides extra advice and a personal touch
    For first time buyers, Gareth has been very helpful, accommodating and has that personal touch when it comes to finding the right property. All questions have been answered and always easily reachable on the end of the phone. Would definitely recommend to those looking for that extra advice and personal touch! Thanks for your help so far Gareth, we can't wait to own our first property.
    Sammie Wilson
    December 2016
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    kept up to date throughout the process regularly
    Great professional estate agents. Although I didn't end up buying a property through them, Gareth was extremely friendly and helpful. I was kept up to date throughout process regularly and were a pleasure to deal with. Would definitely use in the future.
    Amy McPherson
    November 2016
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    Like I mattered, you were always there to help
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    Through the entire process I felt very supported by you and felt like any questions I had I could come to you with and I still feel like if I get stuck I can give you a call and you'll help me out so I really appreciate that as I haven't got a clue what I'm doing half the time haha! Your friendly approach to everything meant I didn't at any point feel intimidated or felt like I couldn't call wth a question.

    I will certainly be recommending you to others, as a client I felt like I wasn't just another number for the books I felt like I mattered to you and you were always there to help and as a first time buyer that means so much knowing someone actually cares so thank you ¿¿
    Lynwen Harris
    January 2017
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    by far the best estate agents we dealt with
    I think we were both impressed by how you dealt with the sale. You had an excellent understanding of the property and if you didn't have have an answer straight away to our questions you came back to us very quickly with a response. I think it's that relationship you have with your clients which sets you apart from the competition.
     
    Our house was sold by another local agent and whilst we were initially impressed, that soon faded when we were chasing them for things or having to show people around our house when they had nobody available to do it (which was the majority of time). We just seemed like a number on the books rather than a client they were acting for.

    We would definitely recommend your services to our friends and family as you were by far the best estate agents we dealt with.
    Paul Kenyon
    January 2017
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    no hesitation in recommending
    Sami it was a pleasure to do business with you! Compared with our previous experiences of Estate Agents (as buyers and sellers) we found Carman Friend to be excellent communicators....friendly, open, practical, professional and above all very approachable. Buying a house can be a scary and, at times, confusing process. It has been 10 yrs since either Stu and I had bought a house and you guided us through the process very well! We are both pleased to see lots more Carman Friend boards popping up around Chester and beyond (Georgie often points them out to us too!) and would have no hesitation in recommending you as an agent of choice to our friends (we however are not planning on moving again any time soon!!).
    Joanne Moore
    March 2017
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    extremely helpful and flexible fitting in viewings
    As for dealing with yourselves from the beginning I found you very good to deal with you and extremely helpful and flexible fitting viewings in around myself and Gemma's available time, once at the viewings you made us feel very comfortable and were knowledgeable about the properties you were showing us. After visits there was no hard sale or pushing for decisions which was appreciated giving us time to make the right choices. Once an offer was made there did seem to be delays in responses but I know this was from the sellers side and appreciate it was a big decision for them also but you kept us update regularly and finally got our offer accepted. Once offer was accepted things moved quickly which was great for us as we were excited to get the keys and start the next step of our life. All in all in was a very smooth and stress free experience and enjoyed dealing with you and I would not hesitate in recommend you to friends and family.
    Nick Farrell, Newton
    March 2017
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    undoubtedly recommend you to everyone we know
    Joe and I cannot thank you enough for ensuring that the whole process was manageable. We have heard some horror stories from friends and family when they have gone through purchasing a house and ours was nothing like that. You kept us up to date with everything and was able to fit us in for viewings in and around your busy schedule! We will undoubtedly recommend Carman Friend to everyone we know!
    Joe & Caley Collins
    June 2017
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    more personable than any previous experiences
    Sami, it's been a pleasure dealing with you throughout the entire process. I appreciate the time spent arranging access for architects etc and you were always on hand for queries. It was a very smooth process and certainly more personable than previous experiences in general. Thanks again and I look forward to future business. Ben
    Ben Davidson, Upton
    June 2017
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    great service
    Thank you to you and Sam for your great service and help with purchasing the property in Holt. If I know anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a property I shall certainly recommend you! All the best for with your business I am sure it will be very successful.
    Neil Whittaker, Holt
    May 2017
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    Sami and Gareth did a great job!
    Purchasing Oldfield Crescent certainly wasn't the most straightforward and smooth running transaction in some respects, but I think Sami and Gareth did a great job! They certainly seem to have some nice properties on their books. I still look on Rightmove just out of interest and when something that appeals to me pops up, I find it's often one of theirs. I'd certainly be happy to ask them to sell a property for me in the future, should the need arise!
    Jenny Wynn-Edwards, Westminster Park
    July 2017
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    Gareth was professional and honest
    A big thank you to Gareth, who supported me through the sometimes stressful process of house buying. Gareth was professional and honest and kept me informed of proceedings. Answering calls and voicemails promptly, unlike my solicitor! Thanks again Gareth, I love my new abode!
    Ann Rutter, Boughton
    July 2017
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    nothing was too much trouble
    I was pleased with the personal service that Sami offered, nothing was too much trouble and she was always reachable. Whereas other estate agents are only open office hours and you deal with a team of people instead of an individual. They are also rubbish at returning calls, not mentioning any names! At a stressful time, good customer service is very important! I would definitely, recommend your company to others and would use you in the future, not that I am planning on moving anytime soon! I wish you all the success for the future, your sale boards are popping up everywhere! Andrea
    Andrea Willis, Saltney
    July 2017
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    answering my queries at any time of day and night
    Just a quick email to say thank you to you and Sami, for guiding us through the entire process with such ease. During the moments that were a bit more stressful, you were always at the end of the phone to offer advice and reassurance, even answering my daft queries at any time of day and night! As mentioned, it will definitely be Carman Friend we turn to when we are on the other side of the buying/selling process as the service and professionalism was faultless from start to finish. Thank you!
    Catherine & Munro Cathcart, Chester
    September 2017
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    I honestly could not be more complementary
    I honestly could not be more complementary! It was so refreshing to have an estate agent who was available to help and responded so quickly to everything - even more surprising to us was that Sami helped us like this and we weren't even her client, as we were on the buying side! Some of the little things that immediately caught our attention was the letter that she sent introducing herself and providing details about the sales process and general time frames etc and that she responded so quickly to every query that we had. It actually felt like she was only dealing solely with this transaction since day one. We never got the slightest impression that she was focused on other people or transactions even though I know she has got loads on. Customer service really was excellent!
    David Hogan, Tarvin
    December 2017
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    offered viewing times no other estate agents could
    "My girlfriend and I recently purchased our first house through Carman Friend. We had the privilege of meeting both Sami and Gareth and they couldn't have been anymore helpful! Contactable 7 day's a week and offered viewing times that no other estate agents could. We would recommend these guys in a heartbeat to anybody out there looking for an easy, painless and quick sale or buy!"
    Tom Burton, Vicars Cross
    November 2017
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    so impressed with the way she stayed in contact
    I have to say, I couldn't have had a better first experience of buying a property with Carmen Friend. Considering I started my home-seeking journey with another estate agents and to be quite frank they made me loose all hope in estate agents! They were quite rude and unhelpful. So I couldn't believe it when my family and I met Sami and started a new process with Carman Friend.Sami and the staff have been so incredibly helpful and I really couldn't fault them in any way. Not only was Sami so responsive, she was a great assistance in pushing the process along with both mine and the sellers solicitors. I was so impressed with the way she stayed in contact and would keep me up to date with everything.My Mum, Dad and I are immensely grateful for all the work Sami has done for me!
    Alice Tow, City Centre
    January 2018
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    Carman Friend will be the first port of call
    "Everything went so smooth, Sami made it so easy. She said I had nothing to worry about and I'm wondering why I got so stressed over it all. I couldn't recommend her enough to anyone buying in Chester and I really mean that. If I look to move in the future Carman Friend will be be the first port of call."
    Craig Chesworth, Saltney
    January 2018
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    Excellent service from start to finish
    "Excellent service from start to finish (less than 6 weeks to complete!) Gareth was very efficient gently prompting without being pushy - kept everyone informed and things moving. Would definitely recommend
    Sarah Johnson, Clutton
    February 2018
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    Fantastic Estate Agents to deal with
    "Fantastic Estate Agents to deal with, excellent communication and transparency all the way through the process of purchasing our house."
    Ben Quinn, Christleton
    April 2018
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    at all times friendly and professional
    "Excellent service, really interested in selling us a property unlike several other local agents who didn't even bother to send out any details. Kept us informed at all times and Gareth, Sami and Emma were at all times friendly and professional. Will certainly use again."
    Martin Cash, City Centre
    June 2018
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