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About Us
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    Durbins Estate Agents are an independently owned and run Estate Agents with over 40 years experience of selling properties in South-East Wales. Established in 1975, we've helped thousands of people find their ideal home.

    Our team is comprised of local people who know and love the areas in which we work, providing not just industry knowledge and expertise but also that personal touch that can help you find a home that's right for you and your family.

    We're trained and skilled in valuing homes, which surprisingly isn't always a given in the industry today. That means we won't just tell you what you want to hear to get you signing on that dotted line - we'll tell you honestly and reliably what your property is worth, so that you can move forward knowing that you'll get the right price at the right time, with a swift and simple experience.

    We offer both buyers and sellers a highly professional service based on traditional values and local knowledge, coupled with modern marketing techniques (more on those on our Selling page). We never forget that our clients are our priority; we listen to you and keep you informed throughout every step of your move.

    If you'd like to pop in and see us, we're prominently situated on the main road in Tonteg. We're a small but mighty team that offer extensive experience and vast local knowledge, and we'd love to chat about how we can help you with your property. Give us a call on 01443 204 240.

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Selling your home
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    Looking to sell your property? We'll work closely with you to sell your home and guarantee you an informed, smooth transaction from the first day of marketing through to the day you move out.

    We know this time can be stressful as well as exciting, so let us do all the hard work. It looks something like this;

    1. Your property will be accurately valued by one of our qualified National Association Registered Agents who will advise you on your correct marketing price
    2. If you decide we're the ones for the job (and we know you will!) we'll get to work marketing your property with;
      - a beautifully presented property brochure
      - coloured floor plans
      - professionally created video tours
      - social media marketing
      - targeted email marketing
      - Domestic Energy Performance Certificates
    3. We use all these tools to make your property stand out on the most popular online Property Portals
    4. We keep you updated every step of the way!

    As an established agent for over 40 years we pride ourselves on our excellent service; we don't just advertise your home, we truly care about selling it. That's why our high level of customer service is so important to our business.

    If you're ready to get started, you can call our office to discuss your options on 01443 204 240.

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    Sell your home with one of our eye catching Boards
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Buying a New Home
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    You've decided to take the plunge and buy a new home, but now what? The purchase of a property is one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make and it can be a daunting task. We're here to help make everything as easy as possible for you, and we'll provide everything you need to find and buy the right property for you. That includes information on making an offer, negotiating, financing, mortgages, conveyancing, moving... and everything else involved in making an informed decision in today's market. And we promise to keep it simple! This is an exciting time too, and we want you to enjoy it.

    Before you start booking in all of those viewings, it's important to know at what price level you can afford to purchase. That's why your first task should be to contact an Independent Mortgage Adviser, who will be able to tell you how much you can afford to borrow, what size deposit you'll need and what the monthly repayments will be.

    Our partner Andy Gardner of DPT Financial Solutions will be able to offer more information about mortgages.

    Once you know your budget it's time to start thinking about which location would suit you and any specific requirements you might have; garage, garden, driveway, 5 bedrooms and a pool room... you may find you need to compromise a little, but write a list of what your ideal property would have. When you're ready to start looking, register for free alerts that will be emailed to you as soon as a property comes on the market that fits your criteria.

    When viewing properties, make notes! Is the garden south facing? Where was that boiler again...? Making notes is the only way you'll remember half of what you saw when you're back home and comparing your options.

    A second viewing is always advisable, and at this point it's crucial to find out if the property is leasehold or freehold. As a general rule most flats and maisonettes are leasehold and most houses are freehold, but there are exceptions to the rule and it's important to check. If you do decide on a leasehold property it's important to find out how many years are remaining on the lease, with 80 years plus being advisable. Also check if there are any maintenance and ground rent charges and how much they'd be.

    When considering a property it's always worth asking your agent how old the boiler is, where the garden faces, who the neighbours are and what the owner's position is.

    When making an offer do some research to see what similar properties have sold for (many websites show land registry figures, like Zoopla). If you notice lots of sold boards and properties are selling fast then make a good offer. Similarly if the property has been on the market for a number of months and prices are falling, there may be some room for negotiation.

    Choosing a good solicitor is vital. Local solicitors will have excellent knowledge of the area and dropping in to sign documents is much quicker and convenient. We're happy to recommend excellent local solicitors. On average, exchange of contracts in England & Wales takes 10 weeks, with completion (move-in date) coming in the following 1-2 weeks. At Durbins we're on hand to answer any questions you have throughout the process, keeping you regularly updated on your progress along the way. On exchange of contracts we'll contact you to discuss the procedure for completion. And then the new house fun can really begin!

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    Contact us when you see a property you like
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Meet The Team
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    Karen Phillips MNAEA - Sales Manager
    Our very own wine connoisseur, Karen's dream is to one day retire to Italy on her very own Vineyard. However, as she's responsible for the smooth-running of everything we do here at Durbins, we're not letting her go just yet!Karen has been a part of the team for over 14 years, is an Experienced Property Appraisal Expert and a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents. Before joining Durbins all those years ago, Karen worked in the Banking and the Insurance sector, which compliments her role with us nicely.
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    Teresa Manning MNAEA - Branch Valuer
    Teresa has been with Durbins for over 8 years, but has been in the estate agent business for over 20 years so far, is an Experienced Property Appraisal Expert and a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents. Fun fact; Teresa was once the only female driving instructor in the country!
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    Matthew Underwood - Senior Sales Negotiator
    The newest member of our team, Matthew joined us in 2018, brining over 30 years of sales experience. When he's not assisting clients as our Senior Sales Negotiator, Matthew enjoys DIY, mountain biking and a pint down the local.
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    Sarah Churchill - Marketing & Creative
    Sarah joined the team in March 2018, and is the woman behind our brand new look. With over 13 years in the design and marketing industry she has big plans for Durbins! When she's not behind a screen you can find her on YouTube reviewing books and journalling for her 20k followers, or creating makeup masterpieces on Facebook and Instagram.
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    Andy Gardner CeMAP - Independent Mortgage Adviser 
    With over 14 years in the residential mortgage market, no one is better placed to give you independent advice and support you need in finding the right mortgage for you.
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    Don't just take our word for it...

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      Thanks for all your help and perseverance.
      To Joanne, thanks for all your help and perseverance best wishes Linda and Sean. Mr & Mrs Pattison - 13 Acorn Grove. 
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      You've made my parents so happy!
      To all at "Durbins" a huge thank you for all your hard work, support and kindness. You've made my parents so happy! Best wishes Jamie Brice. Mr Brice - 15 Cae Ffynnon
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      Remembered me from 15 years ago
      Julie Hill reviewed Durbins Estate Agents - 5 star1 November 2018 · Second time I've dealt with Durbins and what a fantastic team. Karen remembered me from 15 years when I first moved to the area which was lovely. Moving day was quite stressful, no fault of there's but Karen couldn't do enough to help and ensured that the move went ahead. We are so grateful and would definitely recommend them! Thank you so much, Julie and Symon
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      Always prompt in answering questions
      Neil Alan Dodd recommends Durbins Estate Agents.10 January · I decided to bring Karen and her team at Durbins on board to try and sell my property. They were always prompt in answering my questions and I just found the whole experience a breath of fresh air in an industry that I had little faith for. Durbins found a buyer for me on my first viewing, Karen marketed my property for more than I had originally expected to sell the property for. The entire process was fantastic and I cant thank the team enough for all their hard work and commitment. Well done all. Will certainly not hesitate recommending Karen and her team at Durbins.Thanks again Guys.
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      Helped me buy my new home
      Lindsey Davies reviewed Durbins Estate Agents - 5 star5 July 2018 · Durbins kept me well informed through sale of my house, answered all of my questions (I had lots) and helped me buy my new house too. Highly recommend!
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      Went that extra mile
      Darran Fox recommends Durbins Estate Agents.15 August 2018 · About to complete on my house this Friday. Karen and Jo did an amazing job. Went the extra mile. Pictures they took were amazing. Worked so hard to not only sell my home but find me a lovely new home too. Made the whole experience so much nicer. Forget online sites there is no substitute for the web page that Karen created on my property which I know sold It. Wouldn't use anyone else again thank you Karen and Jo and team x
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      Couldn't do enough for us
      Morgan Owen reviewed Durbins Estate Agents - 5 star22 June 2017 · Fantastic service from Durbins. Couldn't do enough for us during a really stressful period when buying and selling our house! Highly recommended and will use again in future. Thank you all!
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      Excellent service
      Holly Evans reviewed Durbins Estate Agents - 5 star21 June 2018 · Fantastic team at Durbins! Excellent service from the first meeting until post completion. Karen and her team go the extra mile to make sure the selling and buying process goes to plan. Thanks ladies!1 Comment

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      Thank you for your help and support.
      To Josh, Karen and staff. Just a note to thank you for your help and support in our recent sale and purchase Sandra and Peter. Mr & Mrs Brice - 22 Heol Y Foel.
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      Kept us fully up to date on our sale and purchase!
      To everyone at Durbins, thanks for all your help. You kept us fully up to date on our sale and purchase! Sian and Rob. Mr & Mrs Guest - 'The Cedars'
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      Integrity & Honesty "
      10 Years ago i met Karen of Durbins Tonteg . when times for me were not good . She came and valued my house in Efai Isaf and within 30 minuetes of taking photos had 2 prospective buyers outside bidding to buy which we sold to the highest bidder and pleased with price . .Over the past 10 years my wife and i have bought numerous properties ans resold through Durbins . Karen and her team have allways been at hand for help and advise in our transactions , they access prospective buyers before viewing and you know if they make a offer they can proceed and not just coming to have a look . There integrity on honest approach is refreshing in these days and with the popularity of internet agents , its still good to see the agent face to face where you gain confidence in the agent , not just a email .Mr & Mrs Thomas of Pencoedcae
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      Excellent Service was demonstrated
      After 6 months of house buying stress, seeing 2 houses fall through and dealing with other estate agents who lacked customer service skills I can honestly say that the Service provided by Karen and her team was exceptional throughout the process. The way they dealt with my partner and I was professional and we would purchase/sell through this agent again. Their excellent service was demonstrated on our completion day which turned out to be nothing short of a disaster due to a near collapse of our chain. With two distressed new home owners desperate for their keys the team leaped into action discussion the situation with our vendors and both solicitors to ensure we got the keys as planned. The staff stayed past their opening hours without putting any pressure on us! Although late we got our keys on the agreed day! Thank you Durbins! Mr Mathew Evans - Summerfield Drive Llantrisant
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      Staff being thanked for all they do
      Thank you to all the customers, surveyors & solicitors that sent these to us today glad we helped you and look forwawrd to doing the same in 2018
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      helping the community where we can
      Lovely letter dropped to us today. Durbins Estate Agents are proud to help where we can.
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    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

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