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    Welcome... Michael Comyn and Simon James welcome you to our bespoke, independent estate agency selling town and country properties in West Sussex. We are wholly dedicated to providing a comprehensive, up to date service where the client 's interests always come first.
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    Why use us

    Why should I use Comyn & James to market my property?

    For most of us the selling of our own property is a significant responsibility and one of the largest financial transactions we will ever undertake. It therefore makes sense to use a professional service to handle the marketing of the property from start to finish. The aim is to obtain the best possible price with the minimum of stress.

    But how does one choose the right estate agent? At Comyn and James our considerable experience and understanding of the pressures involved in selling a property are the bedrock of our business. We are wholly dedicated to providing a comprehensive and personal service where the client's interests always come first. It is all about...

    People

    No matter how good an estate agency declares itself to be - it is the quality of its staff that makes the difference. They are usually the first and last point of contact in selling property and the seller's personal representative. At Comyn and James the marketing and sales is handled by the Directors themselves thereby assuring you of a professional and fully committed approach. Careful handling and considered advice requires...

    Experience

    With over 50 years combined experience we have the vital in-depth knowledge - not just of the local property market and surrounding regions but in London and beyond. We have worked through many recessions and periods of expansion and both live locally - we understand what it takes to succeed. But what about...

    Reputation

    The Directors have hard earned reputations built over many years - founded on trust and integrity.

    Respect for the client's requirements is paramount. Michael Comyn has worked in estate agency in West Sussex since 2002. Prior to this he was a Director of John D Wood & Co (residential sales) in London for many years (earning a nomination by a national broadsheet newspaper paper as "the best, most professional estate agent in Wandsworth"). He is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and holds the appropriate qualifications. Simon James is a well known local figure having lived in the area since 1965. His considerable experience in the industry more recently includes 10 years of very successful management of a branch of a well respected local independent Estate Agents.
    Local knowledge leads to...

    Accurate market appraisals

    When it comes to advising on a suitable Guide Price for a property our detailed knowledge of local and national market conditions combined with professionally supplied market data provides essential and relevant information. We review all factors including local demand, recent prices achieved, social influences, the location and character of a property, market trends and the client's requirements. Then what is needed is...

    Good property presentation and effective marketing

    We produce compelling and professionally presented sale particulars with colour floor plans in satin or gloss finish - essential in attracting potential buyers. Our printed brochures are carefully composed to highlight the main 'selling features' of each property normally with large format photographs - after all, we live in a visual age. These pictures include properly lit interiors, impressive elevated overviews using a 25ft camera mast for unique angles and wide panoramic shots to promote views. Instead of a 'one size fits all' approach we treat each property as individual aiming to expose it to its natural market. Our highly visible local office 'shop window' is in a prominent 'high street' position attracting a very high level of footfall with large format window displays including A2. It is our belief that the image of the property should take priority over the advertising of our name. We also inform potential buyers by...

    Promotion

    We advertise in the West Sussex County Times, the West Sussex Gazette, The Resident, Etc Magazine and Sussex Life magazine. We produce our own regional Property Magazine in conjunction with our associated London Office in Pall Mall and can discuss further national advertising in publications such as Country and Town House magazine. We send editorial pieces to both local and national press with photographs to the various property correspondents as well as submitting articles to the media department at the Guild of Professional Estate Agents - very useful for obtaining extra publicity particularly for unusual properties. Buyers today focus on...

    Websites

    With over 80% of enquiries generated 'on line' it is essential to be well presented on the right property websites. At Comyn and James we feature all our properties clearly, with full brochures, impressive photographs and floor plans on our own dedicated website www.comyandjames.co.uk. We also use Primelocation, Rightmove, Zoopla, Guildproperty (website of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents), Findaproperty, Globrix, Homes24 (Sussex Life Magazine web site) and Propertylive (The National Association of Estate Agent's own dedicated website).... Vital to this is....

    'Our' Pulborough Office

    Prominently located on the main east west thoroughfare through Pulborough, the offices of Comyn and James together with its window displays are highly visible to prospective purchasers. Together with our Associate London office, we cover the towns and rural villages around the South Downs along the axis of Steyning, Storrington, Thakeham, West Chiltington, Pulborough, Billingshurst, Fittleworth, Little Bognor, Petworth, Tillington and Midhurst. We market property for sale in the Downland villages Bury, Amberley, West Burton, Bignor , Sutton, Houghton, Duncton, Graffham, as well as the larger towns of Arundel and Horsham . What about London buyers

    Our' London Office

    Many London and International buyers are interested in relocating, upsizing, investing and purchasing property across the UK. Promoting property in this potentially lucrative market place, demands something a little more special. As exclusive members of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents we are able to use a London presence together with our local expertise to ensure a very comprehensive national coverage for the property. Our Associate office and showrooms are located at a prestigious Park Lane address providing unprecedented access to the London market. The Guild itself encompasses over 600 "Best in Class" independent agents throughout the country and enables us to tap into other regions including the Surrey market for prospective buyers.

    Keeping you informed

    Successful marketing and sales rely on accurate information and regular communication between the agent, the seller, the buyer, solicitors, surveyors and financial advisors. We aim to give our clients prompt feedback after viewings and to ensure they are kept up to date on a regular basis with progress in respect of marketing and/or the sale transaction. Knowing people is the key..

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    "Our experienc at your service...."
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Selling through Comyn and James
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    Why should I use Comyn & James to market my property?

    For most of us the selling of our own property is a significant responsibility and one of the largest financial transactions we will ever undertake. It therefore makes sense to use a professional service to handle the marketing of the property from start to finish. The aim is to obtain the best possible price with the minimum of stress.

    But how does one choose the right estate agent?

    At Comyn and James our considerable experience and understanding of the pressures involved in selling a property are the bedrock of our business. We are wholly dedicated to providing a comprehensive and personal service where the client's interests always come first. It is all about...

    People -  No matter how good an estate agency declares itself to be - it is the quality of its staff that makes the difference. They are usually the first and last point of contact in selling property and the seller's personal representative. At Comyn and James all our marketing and sales is handled by the Directors themselves thereby assuring you of a professional and fully committed approach. Careful handling and considered advice requires...

    Experience - With over 50 years combined experience we have the vital in-depth knowledge - not just of the local property market and surrounding regions but in London and beyond. We have worked through many recessions and periods of expansion - we understand what it takes to succeed. But what about...

    Reputation - The Directors have hard earned reputations built over many years - founded on trust and integrity. Respect for the client's requirements is paramount. Michael Comyn has worked in estate agency in West Sussex since 2002. Prior to this he was a Director of John D Wood & Co (residential sales) in London for many years (earning a nomination by a national broadsheet newspaper paper as "the best, most professional estate agent in Wandsworth"). He is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and holds the appropriate qualifications. Simon James is a well known local figure having lived in the area since 1965. His considerable experience in the industry more recently includes very successful management of a branch of a well respected local independent firm over 10 years. Local knowledge leads to...

    Accurate market appraisals -  When it comes to advising on a suitable Guide Price for a property our detailed knowledge of local and national market conditions combined with professionally supplied market data provides essential and relevant information. We review all factors including local demand, recent prices achieved, social influences, the location and character of a property, market trends and the client's requirements. Then what is needed is...

    Good property presentation and effective marketing -  We produce compelling and professionally presented sale particulars with floor plans - essential in attracting potential buyers. Our printed brochures are carefully composed to highlight the main 'selling features' of each property normally with large format photographs - after all, we live in a visual age. Instead of a 'one size fits all' approach we treat each property as individual aiming to expose it to its natural market. Our local office 'shop window' is in a prominent 'high street' position with large format window displays. It is our belief that the image of the property should take priority over the advertising of our name. We also inform potential buyers by...

    Promotion - We advertise in a wide range of local press as well as colour magazines including fine Sussex,  Sussex Life. Contry and Townhouse and Etc magazine. We produce our own Property Magazine in conjunction with the Guild of Professional Estate Agents. We send editorial pieces with photographs to the national property correspondents - very useful for obtaining extra publicity particularly for unusual properties. Buyers today focus on...

    Websites - With over 80% of enquiries generated 'on line' it is essential to be well presented on websites. At Comyn and James we feature our properties on our own website ( www.comyandjames.co.uk ) plus Primelocation, Rightmove, Zoopla, Guildproperty (website of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents), Findaproperty, Globrix, Homes24 ). Through thes portals the property is also featured on amny of the National Newspapers property portals including The Telegraph, The Times and The Independent. What about London buyers...

    'Our' London Office - Comyn and James are honoured to be selected to be the local representatives of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents. The Guild is a network of over 400 independent estate agents across the UK with a head office and showrooms in Park Lane, London. This network enables us to promote our clients' properties, not just across West Sussex but to the lucrative London market and beyond. A dedicated 'Guild intelligence' service also provides its member agents with comprehensive and regularly updated market data.Vital to this is....

    Keeping you informed  - Successful marketing and sales rely on accurate information and regular communication between the agent, the seller, the buyer, solicitors, surveyors and financial advisors. We aim to give our clients prompt feedback after viewings and to ensure they are kept up to date on a regular basis with progress in respect of marketing and/or the sale transaction. Knowing people is the key...

    Useful contacts - Having lived and worked locally for many years the staff of Comyn and James have built up a remarkably wide range of contacts both personal and professional. This includes specialists in many fields from solicitors and surveyors to relocation agents, cleaners, removal firms, local councillors, storage firms and more. This can often be of assistance to our clients and buyers - especially to those new to the area. Ok, but what about the Contract...

    No long term fixed contracts -  We believe in earning the privilege to market our clients' properties. We do not tie them into long term contracts as we would rather be judged by our performance. All we ask is for a short notice period and our clients are free to take their instructions elsewhere. Naturally we hope this will not be necessary as it is our aim to provide a first class service. And to complete our service...

    The client's protection -  As professional agents we provide our clients with the peace of mind that in the event of any concerns Comyn and James abide by the Codes of Conduct of the following bodies of which we are proud members:

    • The Ombudsman Scheme for Estate Agents (approved by the Office of Fair Trading).
    • The National Association of Estate Agents. (NAEA).
    • The Guild of Professional Estate Agents. (Park Lane, London).
    We are also registered under the Data Protection Act.
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Staff Profile
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    Comyn and James
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    Simon, Michael and Lucinda welcome you to our bespoke independent Estate Agency - dedicated to providing clients with a first class 'personal' service. Together with our associate London office in Park Lane we specialise in the market appraisal and sale of all types of residential and country house property in the towns,villages and wonderful countryside of West Sussex.

    "Our experience at .......your service"

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    Michael Comyn  -  Director
    After 12 years in the armed forces Michael joined a renowned central London estate agency - becoming a branch manager/ main board Director after 6 years. Having weathered many recessions and enjoyed the challenges of residential agency in central London he chose to move with the family to West Sussex (always his favourite county and where he was educated) and worked for a local firm before starting Comyn and James with Simon. Michael is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and an Associate of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents.
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    Simon James  -  Director

    Simon has lived in the area since 1965 and is passionate about property and the area. His considerable experience in town and country agency includes 10 years successfully managing the Pulborough branch of a highly respected independent Agency. His has extensive local knowledge and over 30 years experience in residential property. He has been involved in raising money for charities by performing in comedy reviews and musicals and is a lifelong member of the Orion Players. When time permits he indulges his other passion..archaeology for which he has a Honours degree.

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    Lucinda Comyn

    Lucinda has over 20 years experience in property sales - her particular forte being close liaison with clients and potential buyers. Her previous professional experience has included posts with solicitors in the City of London, the retail trade, the Institute of Directors, an international executive search firm and school teaching assistant. This background is invaluable when it comes to assisting buyers and sellers - especially in stressful situations - where the key to success in invariably good communication. When time permits she helps with Labradors and their rescue.

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    Ebony and Molly
    Office dogsbodies (mother & daughter..) perfectly suited to meet and greet.
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    Testimonials

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      No hesitation recommending

      "... we would like to recognise the enthusiasm and professionalism that has been our experience in our dealings with all the team at Comyn and James.

      ..from your initial taking of instructions, to the high quality imagery and brochure presentation, the marketing plan, communication and the professional manner in which accompanied viewings were conducted, we have been impressed...

      ...the real test is the end result and we have been able to fulfil our relocation plans smoothly without worry...

      ...Comyn and James have fully earned their fee and we have no hesitation in recommending your services to others." Mr and Mrs Cave

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      Nothing too much trouble

      "...thank you for the help you gave to us all, right from the beginning of our property search. Buying a first home is a daunting process..but you ensured that it wasn't.

      ...my daughter found other estate agents to be either very pushy, unhelpful or both. ..when they approached you, there was absolutely no need for them to worry as they were made to feel valued right from the start.

       Viewings were arranged to fit in with our differing work patterns, without any inconvenience...we were assured that nothing was too much trouble.

      We were given time and space to make our decision, which made things so much easier for us. Questions were welcomed with patience and answers given quickly.

       ..we all said what a wonderful company Comyn and James had been. Each of the 4 of us had our own different story about what had made us feel this way...

       Emma was so impressed that she recommended you to her landlady and we have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. In fact we would urge any prospective buyers or sellers to contact you as quickly as they can ! Thank you so much for all your help.".. Mr and Mrs Fishwick

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      The only human ones
      "The floor plans are just right, the link to google street view is a stroke of genius and the pictures look great. We wish you all the luck in the world. Of all of the estate agents that we encountered on our year long look for a property (finally ending up in Whales Cottages in West Chiltington) the pair of you were the only human ones. " Mr and Mrs Rawlins
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      Customer experience far and above
      "On a personal note, the quality of the "customer experience" you provided is far and above the other agents in the area" Mr and Mrs D Jones
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      Restored my faith
      " ..thank you for all your hard work firstly for getting our offer accepted and thereafter maintaining contact with us with regular updates. Personally you have restored my faith a little in estate agents. Mr and Mrs Tunnicliffe
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      Best for your clients
      "A huge thank you for all your help and support with the cottage. You all show true professionalism with a large dose of wanting the best for your clients. Many thanks again .." Mr and Mrs Copus
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      Best in the street
      " Comyn and James were able to find exactly the right clients to view in all cases and sooner rather than later their expertise, courteous professionalism and attention to detail brought rewards and secured the sale. Comyn and James, you are the best in this street " Mr Aubry
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      Doubly fortunate to have had excellent service
      "Thank you all for such a professional personal service. We regard ourselves as doubly fortunate to have had excellent service in the purchase the cottage " Mr and Mrs Avery
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      ..really impressed by your service

      "..I thought that I would send you all my deepest thanks and appreciation of all your efforts in making our transaction go so smoothly.

        It was a long, drawn out transaction and you must have real fortitude to have persevered so patiently.

      I was really impressed by your service, pragmatism and understanding. Please pass my thanks to Lucinda and Simon." Dr & Mrs M. 2018

    • Seller Testimonial

      professional and helpful manner..

      "We would like to compliment you on the way you conducted our recent purchase in such a professional and helpful manner.

      Things could not have gone smoother...and special thanks to Simon  for his personal attention..his depth of local knowledge was extremely helpful. Mr & Mrs W.

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