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    "Our team are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable in Norwich and are renowned for delivering the best results for our clients"
    Mark Bird - Managing Director.   

    With over 100 years combined experience in the property industry we have developed extensive knowledge of the local area and we are able to give our customers genuine, professional advice at all times. We don't practice as 'stereotypical' estate agents; talking at people and hard selling - We listen to our clients. Every customer is different, has their own needs and time scales and we are dedicated to putting these first. We strive to provide people with a customer service beyond their expectations.
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    Selling your home...
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    "We don't practice as 'stereotypical' estate agents; talking at people and hard selling - we listen to our clients. Every customer is different, has their own needs and time scales and we are dedicated to putting these first."

    • Local Unthank Road office covering The Golden Triangle, Eaton, Cringleford and South West Norwich.

    • Independent director run estate agency with an open, honest and transparent approach

    • We have over 70 years' experience selling homes in and throughout Norwichwith our team living in the area and having a genuine local knowledge and expertise.

    • Enhanced photography and floor plans

    • Rightmove premium listing, feature property and Zoopla listing as standard

    • No upfront costs

    • Competitive fees on a no sale no fee basis

    • Flexible contract terms

    • Full viewing service by experienced members of staff

    • Open day/weekend launch plan to ensure your property is full exposed to the market and achieves the best price

    • Pro-active and motivated approach - always working for you up to the day the property is sold

    • Client base of ready and waiting buyers looking in for their next home in your area

    • Customer focused, one point of contact offering a personal service every step of the way

    • After sale support - making sure your sale goes through smoothly up to the day of exchange

    Some things are a given when you're selling. You want the minimum hassle, a speedy sale and the best possible price.

    But what about adding an agent that really thinks about the detail?

    An agent who is immersed in the local area and totally gets what the buyers want?

    An agent who will walk into your home and know instantaneously which little things will make the world of difference to the sale.

    We believe every seller and their home is unique. We like you to tell us what made you fall in love with your home and what you enjoy most about it now. We highlight this information when we start marketing your home to like-minded buyers.

    We'll be there with you from start to finish, from managing viewings to sorting out complicated chains.

    We will give you honest advice and do everything to ensure your sale or purchase proceeds as swiftly and stress free as possible

    We work with two clear objectives in mind - deliver a level of service which is truly exceptional and to achieve the very best price and result for you.
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    Are you thinking of buying a property?

    Buying a home can be one of the biggest commitments you will make in life so you need to make sure that everything is done correctly and smoothly.
    We strive towards delivering a top class service which we believe is second to none. When buying a new home, we offer help and assistance with all aspects of the process and aim to deliver the service that every home owner desires.
    Please feel free to call us so we discuss your requirements but below are some basic tips to help prepare towards buying your new home. Rest assured that we are always here to help you and are only a phone call away.

    1. Finances

    Get your finances organised on time and bear in mind all the additional costs of buying a house:
    1. Mortgage arrangement fee
    2. Mortgage indemnity fee
    3. Lender's valuation fee
    4. Conveyancing
    5. Land Registry fee
    6. Surveys
    7. Stamp duty land tax
    8. Removals (unwanted things on the property)
    9. Contingency fund (there are always unexpected costs along the way)
    10. Building and contents insurance

    2. Property finding

    When looking for properties don"t be shy and ask questions.
    You may be looking to ask:
    1. Where"s the local transport links
    2. How far are the local parks
    3. Where are the closest shops
    4. When was the property previously sold
    5. The council tax band of the property
    6. Does the property have; double glazing, modernised insulation, fully fitted central heating etc.
    7. How long is left on the lease
    8. How much is the service charge and ground rent if any

    3. Offers

    Don't delay in making any offers; in today's market you could lose your potential house in the blink of an eye. Don't be surprised if your first offer is rejected, property buying is all about negotiation.

    4. Agents & Solicitors

    Get yourself a good and efficient solicitor to make sure the sale process goes smoothly throughout the entire sale. Keep in touch with your agents and solicitors to get continuous updates from them.
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    Mark Bird, Managing Director
    Born and raised in Norwich, Mark's local knowledge is unparalleled. He has worked as an agent in Norwich for over 20 years, building an exceptional reputation for himself with his professional, tenacious and friendly approach to his job. Working his way from a trainee to area manager in one of the country's largest estate agency groups, Mark has worked through all kinds of markets, good and bad and therefore has a huge amount of experience and knowledge in valuing and selling property in all market conditions whilst upholding excellent standards of personal customer service. He lives in Eaton with his young family who attend the local school and nursery and as such has a wealth of knowledge about the local south west Norwich area. In Mark's spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, socialising and eating out.
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    Darren Claxton, Managing Director
    Darren moved to Norfolk in 1991 when he was stationed at RAF Coltishall. After leaving the Airforce in 1997 Darren settled in Norwich as he had developed a deep affinity with the city. Darren joined one of the country's largest corporate estate agents soon after and quickly established himself as one of the most accomplished agents in the region. After a successful spell running a local market town office Darren was promoted to the position of Branch Manager of the flagship Norwich office. After several years of unparalleled success Darren was promoted to the role of Area Manager, with responsibility for many branches throughout south Norfolk and North Suffolk. Having worked through various different market conditions and with the widest range of properties Darren has an unrivalled amount of experience in dealing with all types of buyers and sellers. In partnership with Mark, he decided to form Claxtonbird residential as he believes that with his knowledge he can provide an outstanding moving experience to everyone and aims to deliver a level of customer service that will make you glad you chose Claxtonbird residential. When he's not working Darren enjoys relaxing with his partner Julie at their home in Norwich as well as taking part in a wide range of sports.
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    Julie Dixon - Office Manager
    Julie brings to the team over 30 years experience in estate agency. Born in North Norfolk she started her estate agency career in North Walsham but soon moved into Norwich city centre where she has worked for two of the largest corporate agents in the city before spending 16 years at an independent estate agency. Julie has extensive knowledge of the local area that we specialise in and lived in the city for over 25 years before recently moving out to Stoke Holy Cross. Outside of work she enjoys taking long walks in the countryside with her cockapoo Trevor as well as spending time with her family and meeting friends for dinner at one of Norwich's many fine restaurants.
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    Kim Dewing - Senior Negotiator
    Prior to joining Claxton Bird in 2017, Kim had studied at the College of Law in London before working as an editor at the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting and The Law Society. During that time, she bought and renovated her first house and discovered a passion for property which would ultimately lead to a new career path after moving back home to Norwich with her husband Haakon and two daughters Britt and Josie. Kim took this opportunity to work with a well-regarded country homes agent to help market and sell high value properties across Norfolk. She then went on to join a large national agency as Head of Marketing & PR for their prestigious homes division, advising on marketing strategies for multi-million pound houses around the country and liaising with the national and regional press to maximise both brand and property exposure. It has been an exciting journey so far during which her love for property has remained steadfast. When not at work, Kim can be found exploring the north Norfolk coast, visiting art fairs and galleries or travelling with friends and family.
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    Sherry Meredith - Aftersales/Senior Negotiator
    Sherry has joined the team at Claxton Bird with over 15 years experience in estate agency having previously worked for another local independent firm. Sherry enjoys all aspects of her job from matching clients with properties, to negotiating offers and finally seeing the sale through to exchange and completion - this is something she is passionate about and is keen to help guide buyers and sellers through the sometimes daunting process. With two children to keep her busy Sherry enjoys spending her free time with her family.
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    Testimonials from our clients...

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      "From our first meeting with Darren we knew ClaxtonBird would be the best agents for us. All of the team were professional, accommodating and easy to communicate with. They presented their marketing strategy well and the idea of an Open Day for all viewings fitted in well with our busy schedules. We had an extremely busy open day and the quickest sale imaginable! When they told me the first buyer had pulled out a solution was offered at the same time and another offer had been contacted so there was no stress at all in a potentially stressful situation! We would definitely recommend ClaxtonBird to anyone looking to sell." - Rebecca Morton
    • Seller Testimonial

      Great at getting things over the line for us when we were worried having had a bad experience with another estate agents. Claxton Bird were professional and personable. Thank you! - William Tew
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      Claxton Bird were absolutely brilliant from start to finish - selling a house can be so stressful, but they took all the worry away from every part of the process. The whole team were friendly, professional, honest and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. The photographs of our house made it look amazing, and every viewing was organised so brilliantly - this was really important to us as we have very young children. They were wonderful at liaising with our buyers, and with the estate agents of the property we have purchased, and kept us up to date with absolutely everything. They are genuinely lovely people and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them! - Sarah Spooner
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      ClaxtonBird are professional, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Importantly, they're great at selling properties too. They sold my flat in two days, where another agent had failed to do so after weeks, meaning I could buy the house I loved. Moving house is stressful but these guys made it as smooth as possible and I felt I had someone on my side every step of the way. I can't thank or recommend them enough! - Charlotte Stratta
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      Claxton Bird have a highly effective sales process based on data analytics and years of experience; excellent value for money. - Kevin Hill
    • Seller Testimonial

      Big thank you to the team at Claxtonbird, especially Mark, for all their help, advice and support during my recent move.I would highly recommend them. - Chris Adcock

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      For first time buyers, speaking and dealing with estate agents can seem daunting. Many we spoke to in the Norwich area attempted using pushy tactics in order to try persuade us to use their mortgage advisers and their lawyers etc. ClaxtonBird have broken away from this mould. They're professional, honest and buying our house from them was a refreshing experience. They were all incredibly accommodating, as we had to fit house viewings in via our working hours, and they kept us fully informed of new properties coming to the market.If and when we come to sell in the future they will definitely be top of the list to market our property. - Rachael Hogg
    • Buyer Testimonial

      A very professional outfit, delivering a high standard of service without any "pushy" salesmen techniques. Went the extra mile to communicate with parties on both vendor and purchaser sides to ensure transaction proceeded smoothly. Would thoroughly recommend. - Luke Hurren
    • Buyer Testimonial

      A thoroughly professional service from start to finish. The best estate agents that I dealt with by far in Norwich when searching for my property. James, Darren, and Mark were active, switched on, and knowledgeable in dealing with the purchase of my property. Thank you. Thomas - Thomas Osborne
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