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Our knowledge is your knowledge!
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    By concentrating exclusively on Colchester and Surrounding village property, David Martin Estate Agents (DMG) have become one of the area's leading independent specialist estate agencies. Since we were established in 1995, our business has expanded to include: residential sales and lettings; new developments; property investment and development; property management; surveying; conveyancing; mortgage/financial services and general professional advice.As a result, we have earned an enviable reputation for our genuine resolve to meeting our numerous clients' needs. Whether landlord or tenant, vendor or purchaser. Our expertise has been publicly acknowledged by way of our clients feedback and recommendation for excellence.We have a network of offices in key locations in and around Colchester these were opened specifically to meet proven demand for top quality, efficient and professional service in all areas.Each office is linked by a sophisticated computer system which keeps every member of our staff up-to-date with developments on each transaction. Our web site is kept up-to-date and displays pictures, floor plans and location maps as well as general information and advice. Regular training ensures that we are not only informed, but ahead of market developments.It is the principle aim of DMG to provide an exemplary service. Dedication, skill and hard work go hand in hand with an ever increasing knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the property market.We are committed to professionalism and efficiency, with close, personal attention to the individual requirements of all our clients. Staff work together as a team to co-ordinate with all departments to ensure that each client maximises their property investment.
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    10 reasons why David Martin are different
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    1. David Martin Group is a respected agent with over 100 years combined experience in selling residential property in the Colchester and surrounding Area
    2. Are independent which means you get a service that's harder working and more personal.
    3. Has a Director at front of sales in each office ensuring your property is being professionally marketed for maximum exposure.
    4. Has extremely high staff retention which means you should see a familiar face every time you visit one of our offices
    5. Recognises the potential of internet advertising through davidmartin.co.uk, rightmove.co.uk and numerous other well known property portals
    6. Guarantees regular contact to give feedback on viewings and advise on future marketing proposals.
    7. Has dedicated departments for residential sales, Land & New Homes, residential lettings and property management
    8. Are fully conversant with the Property Misdescriptions Act and is updated with changes in legislation ensuring that your transaction runs to procedure. Are also members of NALS and PROPERTY OMBUDSMAN. Full professional colour photographs and floor plans gives you property the limelight it deserves.
    9. Have a prolific telesales team with email and sms available to instantly dispatch new properties and colour details to waiting buyers instantly.
    10. David Martin group pride themselves on constant customer feedback ensuring your transaction is completed smoothly
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    Tried and trusted.
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    DMG Estate Agents have earned a reputation for providing a first class service at the very highest levels of customer satisfaction, delivered by a team of skilful, trained and highly motivated property professionals. Instruct DMG to sell or let your home and you will benefit from our years of local expertise as well as:
    • Independently run local business.
    • Latest technology working to sell your home
    • Local & National advertising & PR
    • Floorplans
    • Map locations
    • Immediate inclusion on the davidmartin.co.uk website
    • Professional photographs of your home along with high quality brochures
    • Member of TDS, NALS, and the Property Ombudsman Scheme
    • Have your home appear on some of the country's biggest property websites including Rightmove and Zoopla
    Call DMG today for your free no obligation valuation and see what makes DMG the right choice when it comes to marketing your home. We believe in providing a professional service that is both courteous and efficient. Our experienced staff are highly motivated and have an intimate knowledge of the area. We're also one of Colchesters most successful and well established estate agents. We have still retained our identity and believe in the traditional values of achieving results through service and experience
    AdvertisingDMG advertise in a range of local publications. This, combined with full particulars and internet advertising, ensures that your property will receive optimum coverage.
    Professional PhotographsWe have invested heavily in the very latest software so that we can offer our clients one of the most innovative and user-friendly websites in the property industry.Photographs are taken and full particulars prepared so that we can immediately start to market the property without any unnecessary delays.
    Social MediaSocial media platforms have become an important tool to communicate with potential buyers, keeping them immediately informed of the hottest properties and local updates.DMG has led the way in embracing social media such as Twitter and Facebook so that anyone interested in the property market can get information from us on a regular basis. This means we can direct potential buyers to our website, ensuring your property gets the maximum exposure. Follow us on facebook and twitter for up-to-the-minute properties.
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    Unrivalled Coverage
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    Call one of our dedicated sales team to ensure your property needs are registered and allow us to find your next dream home or investement.
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    Property Management
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    DMG Property Management takes the pressure away from being a landlord. We will organise every aspect of your rental property for you, allowing you more free time and peace of mind. We are able to arrange EPC's, Gas Safety Certificates and professional independent inventories. We will conduct all the viewings for you, arrange legal agreements, professionally referencing and negotiating rent increases on renewals.DMG will register your tenants for all relevant utility companies, council tax and lodge the deposit on your behalf in a government backed scheme (TDS). To ensure your property is being well maintained we will conduct periodic inspections on your behalf and report. In the event there is a maintenance issue with your property we can have the matter resolved in a timely and cost effective manner. We have a number of trusted and reliable, trade specific contractors. We will collect the rent and transfer it directly to your account as well as providing you with monthly statements for tax purposes and your own records. In the unlikely event, we can chase rent arrears to ensure these are corrected immediately. We can also offer an insurance backed Rent and Legal Expenses Cover, should you wish. Keep your investment as a business, not personal. Calls us today to find out more about the management option.
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    Mortgages by Hayley Kirk

    With over a decade of experience in advising and placing mortgages, we are able to provide a tailored, individual and personal service, offering the best suited product for your needs. With NO FEES or charges, we save you money from the very first instance as we are remunerated by commission from the providers. We excel in excellent customer service and go out of our way to liaise with solicitors and estate agents to assist you, as well as offering home visits even out of work hours (by appointment only). So whether you are a first time buyer or have a property portfolio, I can always obtain a great product and save you money.

    Our company policy is to provide the best service and value for money. This means being professional and reliable whilst being flexible to cater for our customers needs.

    A high percentage of our work comes from repeat business. We only belive in running an honest and reliable business which provides a first class service for our customers. We are friendly and professional, so please don't hesitate to give us a call to discuss your requirements.

    www.hayleykirkfinancialservices.co.uk
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    Legal Conveyancing (Solicitors)
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    We offer access to in-house solicitors. Both firms have been carefully selected. They are among the foremost legal companies in Colchester, providing all forms of legal advice. They will liaise directly with all parties, giving you constant feedback and updates to ensure a smooth transaction to completion of contracts.
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    Letting property/Property Management - Landlords
    • DMG offers a comprehensive range of services designed to meet the needs of all types of landlords.

      So whether you are a first-time landlord or an experienced buy-to-let investor with a substantial portfolio, we can help you to achieve your goals and make the best return on your property.

      With more than 20 years of experience in the lettings market, we are the ultimate safe pair of hands to oversee the letting of your property. Each of our branches across the county is staffed by local property experts, allowing us to provide a tailored service packed with local knowledge that is backed up by the professionalism and resources of a independent company.

      Unlike many of our competitors, we have retained in-house property management teams, meaning we have local staff who are ready to respond to any repair or maintenance requests that are received. It means our teams not only know the area in which they work, they also know your property.

      If you are interested in letting out a property, we would love to hear from you. One of our specialist lettings professionals will visit your home and provide you with a valuation and an accurate and up-to-date market appraisal.

      We pledge to do all we can to help you get the highest possible rent for your property, as we understand your investment needs to work for you.

      Having grown from a single branch in 1995 to become one of the areas largest independent letting agents, we would now like to help you enjoy a similar rise as a landlord.

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    Renting - Tenants
    • Looking for a property to rent can be a time-consuming task, so having the support of an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly letting agent can make all the difference.

      At DMG, we aim to help every tenant who registers with us to find a new home that meets all their requirements.

      Whether you can only view properties at a certain time, you have a strict budget, or you need to move at a specific time, we will do all we can to match your needs with suitable properties to rent on our extensive database.

      With a network of 4 branches across the county, our choice of properties to rent is varied in terms of size, location and price. You can view all of our properties at from registration at one branch.

      Once you decide to rent through your local DMG branch, our friendly and experienced team will be on hand to guide you through every stage of the process. We boast membership of NALS and SAFEagent so you can rent with confidence that our services meet all legal requirements.

      Many of the properties we offer are fully managed by our local branch, so you will benefit from having our team on hand to respond to any queries or issues you may have.
      If you are planning to rent a home and would like to do so with the help of an experienced and trustworthy letting agent, we would like to hear from you.

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The Team
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    Meet DMG Team
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    • Free marketing appraisal
    • Advice on where and what to purchase, with over 20 years experience in the area.
    • Extensive marketing via the major websites: Rightmove and Zoopla, well lit window displays, coverage on social media and striking 'street boards' boards
    • We are registered with the Property Ombudman
    • Mortgage broker in-house and associated legal firms for fast competitive convayancing service.
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    John Beton - Director
    Having managed the whole of the south-east region for one of the UK¹s leading corporate firms before joining David Martin Group, John¹s knowledge of the property industry is second to none. David Martin Group has grown since John joined in 1995. His expertise and tenacity has built strong relationships with his clients and local developers which has been key to delivering more business and creating a personal approach. Being one of the leading/ local independent estate agency firms in Essex David Martin have 4 branches in the local area and villages which John manages. Together with his business partner, Steve are always looking to expand their business and create more exciting opportunities for their staff to develop and grow. Out of work John spends time with his wife, four children and enjoys traveling when he can.
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    Stephen Wright - Director
    Stephen has been a director since 1995 supporting his staff to excel in all areas of professional estate agency and customer service. Coming from a strong corporate background, Stephen has acquired a wealth of knowledge of the local area and surrounding villages. Stephen's friendly and passionate approach to business gives David Martin Group the cutting edge within this busy market place building important relationships with his clients. He has lived in Colchester most of his life and away from work he spends time with his 4 children whilst his other passion is to play golf.
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    Jonathan Green - Senior Branch Manager
    Jonathan was born and raised in the Tendring area, having worked locally for the majority of his 14 years within the industry. Jonathan started his career in one of Europe's largest independent Estate Agency's working his way through the ranks picking up various top performer awards along the way. He has also gained an exceptional reputation for his enthusiastic and tenacious approach to all aspects of buying and selling homes in your area. Jonathan believes in providing his clients with excellent customer service, transparency and exceeding all his clients expectations.
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    Hayley Pennick - Branch Manager
    Hayley has been with David Martin since 2007. Hayley is now the Branch Manager and Senior Valuer in the Tiptree Branch. Hayleys local knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry is unriveled and the reason she is highly respected and successful. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children out of work.
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    Wendy Maguire - Property Management 
    Wendy works with Property Management handling rental accounts, gas safety certificates and other maintenance issues. Wendy has been with DMG for many years and ensures your properties are very well looked after.
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    Amber Welham - Property Management Manager
    Amber joined the Property Management team in 2015 to start her career within the property industry. With her proven customer service skills and management style she has fast tracked her into this role and managed over 300 properties. Amber will ensure all your property needs are met every time and your investments are very well looked after. 
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    David Watson - Senior Valuer
    David is one of the newest members to the David Martin Group team, having joined in early 2018. He has been heavily involved in the industry for 13 years and has, as a result gained extensive experience in all aspects of estate agency. He is unrivalled in understanding the true needs of all his clients and goes above and beyond to exceed their expectancy levels. David has a friendly and approachable personality, and prides himself on being professional, thorough and reliable in all aspects of his work. During his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing football, while also spending time with his wife and three lovely children. If you are considering marketing your home, David is the 'go-to' person!
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    Nicky Faulkner - Senior Lettings Negotiator
    Nicky joined the Hythe team in 2014 with her wealth of knowledge in Lettings; she has 18 years' experience in the business. Nicky knows the market in Colchester very well and will always be sure to find you your next home!
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    Stephen Robinson - Senior Sales Negotiator
    Stephen has been heavily involved with the property industry from an early age, and has gained an exceptional understanding to be able to assist his clients and exceed their expectations. Stephen has a friendly and charmful charisma, as well as being very reliable, punctual and professional. Making him the 'go-to' person for all your buying and selling needs.
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    Alice-Rose Green - Senior Lettings Negotiator
    Alice has recently joined the Lettings Team but has worked in the property industry for over six years; in both Property Management and Lettings. Her approachable, friendly and professional manner makes her the ideal person to make our Landlords and Tenants feel valued and informed. Living locally means Alice has a wealth of knowledge on the current property market and having previously worked for a competitor, Alice is able to bring a refreshing outlook to the team. Alice enjoys travelling, going to the gym and spending time with her partner and British Bulldog, Maggie.
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    Grace Smith - Sales Negotiator
    Grace  joined David Martin in 2017 after working for one of the UK's largest independent estate agents for two years. She is a friendly, bubbly and personable character who prides herself on delivering exceptional customer service to all our clients. Grace constantly works above and beyond the call of duty to try and find her clients their perfect home.
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    Connor Murphy - Sales Negotiator
    Connor joined DMG as a trainee estate agent having lived locally all his life, has progresses into a Sales Negotiator due to his hard work and continuous good results in assisting clients buy and sell their homes. Connor has a lot of drive and ambition and enjoys providing clients with feedback and helping buyers find the right property. His knowledge base is growing all the time and he is proving a big asset to the team.
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    Chelsea Caines - Property Management
    Chelsea has recently joined us as part of the property management team carrying out our routine visits on the managed properties she also helps in the office with any maintenance issues. Chelsea has a strong background in customer service and strives to always give the best possible service, going above and beyond her job role. Chelsea lives locally with her partner and 2 year old son. In her spare time she loves to socialise with her family and friends and enjoys going on dog walks with her cockerpoo Jarvis.
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    Danielle Mallison - Property Management 
    Danielle handles property maintenance issues and carries out all managed property visits. Danielle has been with DMG since 2012 and has eight years previous experience within the business. Danielle was recently married and lives locally with her family.
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    Claire Newton - Company Administrator
    Claire works within our Lexden office managing our property portfolios, details and marketing. Claire takes pride in ensuring high standards throughout her work having come from a strong admin focused background, specialising in audio typing, credit control and human resources. Claire's attention to detail and excellent customer service plays a key role to the smooth running of the office. Claire lives locally with her husband and two daughters.
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    Jessica Dunn - Lettings Branch Administrator
    Jessica lives just a stone's throw away from our Tendring office, having estate agency background makes her the perfect person to look after and oversee all our administration within the Tendring Area. Jessica prides herself on delivering excellent customer service and is always available for your admin needs.
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      High Customer service is always a goal for our team at DMG , don't take our word for it, here are just a few testimonials from happy customers.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      The service I received was amazing 
      The service I received was amazing in comparison with others I have dealt with in the past. So often people are eager to complain and I think its only fair in this instance to write to inform you how pleased I am. Grace was so patient with me (constantly phoning her), she was polite and always friendly - I imagine she is a highly valued member of the team. I was in a tough situation and needed to sell quickly and she was more than helpful at every hurdle. Stephen who sold my house and also dealt with me on the phone many times, he was always quick to respond to any inquiries I had. He was also very patient and friendly. I will be a returning customer in the future purely because of the service I received from Grace and Stephen.
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      hard work and professionalism throughout
      I'm so glad we went with David Martin to sell our home. They did what they promised and sold our home quickly. We had feedback from all viewings and they were always quick at coming back to us via phone and emails and answering our questions. We'd like to thank Grace in particular as nothing was too much for her and she always responded well in sorting out hurdles throughout the stressful buying/selling process. We're now in our 'forever home', but if we did ever have to move again we would certainly use David Martin. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and professionalism throughout.
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      would certainly recommend you to others.
      Thanks very much for all the hard work you put into finally selling our house at Byron Avenue on Friday. It took a lot longer than anticipated, but we're very happy to have achieved close to our original marketing price, and also that a lovely family has now taken up residence there. We're pleased to have gone with the David Martin Group, and would certainly recommend you to others.
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      really well from start to finish
      DMG looked after the sale of our house really well from start to finish - thank you, wish everything else went as smoothly!!!
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      would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone
      Just a big thank you to the David Martin team for all help and assistance with sale of Britten Close, would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Thanks again Andy.
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      Thank you so much
      Thank you so much for helping me with the sale of my flat, I never expected it to sell to the first viewer or how quick  the process would be.
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      Thank you DMG for being the best out there
      I purchased my first property 7 years ago with David Martin Group, and recently sold and purchased my new house with David Martin and the team at the Lexden Office. I have had amazing customer service, help and advise throughout and nothing is a problem. Thank you DMG for being the best out there, and making the whole experience so easy for me!
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      I would definitely use David Martin again
      I would definitely use David Martin again if I was ever to move again, we had a sale fall through after nearly 10 weeks, no fault by them or us, back on the market & sold within days. We exchanged contracts today less than 5 weeks after agreeing a sale and will complete next Friday. I would highly recommend them

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      efficient service provided by David Martin
      We recently purchased our first home with Grace at David Martin. As a couple who have never bought a house before we definitely felt a bit clueless and intimidated by the process. Grace made it all feel really easy and answered all of our questions in a way that simplified it for us. We had constant updates and lots of communication to make the purchase really easy and painless. We were very fortunate to have our house sale go through very quickly due to not having a chain but I imagine that some of this was as a direct result of the efficient service provided by David Martin
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      we couldn't have had a better service
      My husband and I bought with David Martin,it's the first time we have used them,and we couldn't have had a better service,we dealt with the same person all the way through,and I had an update every Monday,which I really appreciated,we haven't had that with other estate agents. Will use again definitely and will reccomend to other people.
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      Fabulous agents. Honest and intelligent staff
      Fabulous agents. Honest and intelligent staff. A rare thing these days. David Martin team kept me totally sane through the whole stressful process. Would highly recommend using these guys. Brilliant!
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      most helpful/pro-active agents
      You guys have defiantly been the most helpful/pro-active agents we have dealt with ¿¿¿¿
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      level of service  has been impeccable
      Thank you for this and everything else you've done over the past few months. Your level of service and attention to detail has been impeccable. I hope I never have to move from this house because I adore it, but if I do you will be my agents of choice. I will also refer anyone who asks my advice to go with you, above the agents I used to sell my house. You have without doubt made this a very smooth process and for that I can't thank you enough. Very best regards, George.
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      great communication and regular updates
      As a first time buyer I have to say how fantastic I have found dealing with David Martin has been. What made my experience great with David Martin was the great communication and regular updates which really helped my situation as I work in the city Mon-Fri. David Martin team understood fully exactly what I was looking for and was always on the end of the phone to answer my questions. I found booking viewings very easy and the information on the properties was sent over quickly and full of information. I was recommended David Martin by a friend who is also a very happy customer. I'm very impressed and thankful for the service I received. B.Bethell
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      your team went the extra mile
      Good morning, I just wanted to thank you and your team for your exceptional service during our move . Although I may have been unfortunate with my solicitors I was able to rely on yourselves. I felt you and your team went the extra mile querying things I was unsure of on my behalf. I don't feel that people are praised enough and sometimes people just expect to receive a good service from companies and wanted to let you know that I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I hear of that will be moving in the future. Kind Regards, Michelle
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    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 David Martin Estate Agents, Colchester and Villages on 01206 764626.