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Flick & Son Estate Agents, Leiston
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    Flick & Son is the primary agent of choice along Suffolk's Heritage Coastline and throughout East and North Suffolk, encompassing Residential Sales and Lettings, and Surveying.

    (Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the gold standard of professional estate agency.)
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    At Flick & Son, we believe in complete transparency giving excellent, honest advice and believe we are unrivalled in our customer care which includes:

    • A full accompanied viewing service
    • Viewing feedback is given to our vendors within 24 hours by telephone
    • In addition to this all vendors are given a unique log in so that they can access viewing feedback 24/7 along with all upcoming viewings
    • An experienced sales coordinator that will guide our vendors and purchasers through the whole sales process
    • A dedicated sales team with an unrivalled phone out culture to get the most interest in our properties
    • The sales team visit every new property so they can explain the benefits to our applicants
    • Each homeowner is given a manager's personal mobile number who will be available around the clock
    • Open all day Saturday so we are available when our clients are

    Call us today to arrange your free no obligation sales valuation of your property.

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    Selling your home with Flick & Son

    Our experienced team at Flick & Son prides itself on making your next house move run as smoothly as possible. From the moment you choose us to market your home, we will be here to guide you through the process until the sale is completed.

    Flick & Son's in-depth knowledge of the area and the latest property trends means we can give you a well-informed expert appraisal so you can achieve the best price for your home and increase the likelihood of a successful sale within a reasonable timescale.

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    Marketing your property for sale

    No two properties are ever the same, so we work with you to design a comprehensive marketing strategy tailored to your home so it gains maximum exposure in all the right areas.

    More than 80% of potential buyers begin their search online so we immediately place your property on this website and the leading property portals, such as Rightmove. Flick & Son makes sure you receive regular updates as to how many visitors have seen your home online. We advertise regularly in the local and regional press and can place bespoke adverts and editorial in national publications.

    Every property we sell is not only featured in the high street Flick & Son branch near you, but we make sure every property in our extensive range is on show in each of our five branches.

    Our register of buyers is the most comprehensive in the area.

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    Creating the right impression

    We prepare a high quality brochure for each property we place on the market with a variety of presentation styles and great photography to show your home at its best. Our written descriptions and free floorplans make your property stand out from the crowd.

    Flick & Son offers accompanied viewings so you can get important feedback from potential buyers.

    As members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we set high professional standards of integrity and discretion and our personal service is second to none.

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Buying your home with Flick & Son
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    The purchase of a home is the biggest financial consideration you are ever likely to have to make so it is worth getting expert advice on the best way to proceed.

    We have included some key pointers below but we are always on hand if you would like further help and information.
    Please drop in at any of our five branches or give us a call.

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    A guide to buying your home
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    It is important to keep a realistic budget in mind when looking for a property. Very often, buyers can forget additional costs, which can impact on their spending power if they are not taken into account.

    When buying, remember you will need to allow for:

    • A deposit payable on the exchange of contracts - normally 10% of the purchase price
    • Lender's charges and arrangement fees
    • Stamp Duty
    • Mortgage Guarantee Premium if a substantial mortgage is required
    • Valuation and Survey fees
    • Solicitors, Land Registry and search fees
    • Removal costs
    • Calculating affordable mortgage repayments
    Finding your home

    If you are marketing a property to sell and looking to find a new home, the decision whether to find the new home first or wait can be a conundrum. Flick & Son can offer the best advice as this decision is very often related to the current market conditions.

    Agreeing a price

    Before you make an offer, make sure you know what exactly is included in the price. Items mentioned in the property particulars will be included but there may be other items in place which could be negotiated with the vendor.

    Subject to contract

    When your offer is accepted it is always 'subject to contract'. This means that either side could still pull out of the transaction right up until sale and purchase contracts are exchanged.

    Ongoing marketing

    It is worth checking whether the vendor will continue to advertise the property for sale or agree to withdraw for a time while contracts are prepared. The agent selling the property should be able to clarify the position. for a time while contracts are prepared. The agent selling the property should be able to clarify the position.

    Arranging a mortgage

    You will need to be ready to pay the purchase price at the time contracts are exchanged so if you need to organise a mortgage or release investments, this is the time to start making arrangements.

    Surveys and searches

    The mortgage lender will want to make their own valuation and you may also want to commission a building survey or HomeBuyer report yourself for your own peace of mind. Flick & Son can recommend suitably qualified local surveyors who can carry this out for you.

    Instructing a solicitor

    Your solicitor will need to be instructed to start local authority and environmental searches as applicable. Once they are satisfied with all the legal aspects of the purchase, and you have the finance in place, contracts can be exchanged.

    Exchanging contracts

    It is likely to be a minimum of four weeks after an offer is accepted before contracts can be exchanged. It can take longer. Once this process is completed you are required to pay the deposit. The sale is then legally binding with no further negotiation although you do not own the property quite yet.

    Property insurance

    Once contracts are exchanged it is advisable to take out buildings insurance even though the vendor should maintain cover until completion of the sale.


    This is normally a further period of around four weeks after exchange when the formalities of the purchase are completed. At this stage the property is yours and you can move in.

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Meet the Team...
  • Introduction

    Chris Burrell-Saward FNAEA MARLA - Chief Executive
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    Co-owner and director of Flick & Son, Chris's career in estate agency has spanned some 45 years, the past 25 with Flick & Son specialising in residential property sales, lettings and management.

    A Suffolk man and Leiston resident, Chris is a devotee of the Heritage Coastline and its surrounding countryside, and is a bona fide expert on residential property in the area. His sound advice to Flick & Son's clients is backed by his unsurpassed experience and know-how.

    Chris is a longstanding Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. In addition to his career in estate agency, Chris served as a Reserve Army officer for over thirty years rising to the rank of Colonel, latterly serving as Commandant of the Suffolk Army Cadet Force before his retirement from the service.

    T: 01728 633777
    M: 07803 077771
    E: cbs@flickandson.co.uk

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    Susie Potter MNAEA - Branch Manager
    Susie has been working as a residential property negotiator with Flick & Son since 2010 and is now the lead negotiator in our Leiston office.

    She works alongside Chris Burrell-Saward and Lara Balls to provide a first class estate agency and property management service in Leiston and the surrounding area.

    Susie has spent most of her life in East Suffolk and her appreciation and knowledge of the area is reflected through her love of photography and her stunning property and landscape photographs, many of which are seen in Flick & Son's brochures, adverts and newsletters.

    T: 01728 833785 
    E: sep@flickandson.co.uk
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    Abigail Clarke - Sales Negotiator
    Abigail was born and bred in the area and after taking her A levels in Framlingham took a gap year working at Camp Tockwogh in the United States. Once Abigail returned her focus was to establish a career in Estate Agency in her local area.

    Abigail has a fantastic approach to customer service and understands the importance of listening to our client's needs. Abigail's favourite part of the job is phoning her clients and keeping them up to date with all new properties that come to the market.

    T: 01728 833785
    E: ac@flickandson.co.uk
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    Helen Brewster MARLA - Director Lettings Division
    Helen is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents and has successfully completed many industry training and award courses in property management. Helen joined Flick & Son in 2001 after moving from Leicestershire where she gained valuable experience in the property management field working for a firm of Chartered Surveyors.Helen is now the Director for Lettings & Management of Flick & Son and is responsible for running the practice's residential property management and lettings department which covers all five of Flick and Son's residential property sale branches. 

    Helen and her all-female lettings team take pride in being friendly and welcoming to clients old and new and provide a comprehensive service whether fully managing properties or providing a 'let only' service.

    She is a convert to East Suffolk since settling here with her family and particularly loves the landscape of the Orford peninsular and enjoys living in nearby Rendlesham. Suffolk is she says, a great place for making friends, many of them clients and tenants met through her work.

    T: 01728 633773 
    M: 07966 613131 
    E: hmb@flickandson.co.uk
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    Margaret Butcher - Senior Secretary
    Margaret is Flick & Son's senior secretary, providing secretarial and administrative support to our residential property, lettings and management teams, whilst also acting as PA to company directors Peter Watson and Chris Burrell-Saward.

    Margaret has lived in East Suffolk all her life and is a leading light in Leiston. She is heavily involved in local amateur dramatics, notably writing, producing and performing in Leiston's annual pantomime. She is a member of Leiston's community choir and also serves as a committee member of the Leiston Film Theatre Support Club.

    T: 01728 633777
    E: mb@flickandson.co.uk
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    Don't take just our word for it....

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      "I am sure we will thoroughly enjoy our new home and we would like to thank Flick for helping us to secure it."

      Fiona Williams

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      "As a family we have used Flick & Son for a number of years now and they have been a pleasure to work with. Helen and her team have always dealt with us in clear and professional manner and it's great that we can just rely on her and her team to get on and look after our properties. My late father always enjoyed popping to say hello and have a catch up which shows that as well as being very efficient at the service they provide, they're also a nice bunch of people to work with. We would not hesitate in recommending Flick & Son to anyone."

      William Straker

    • Seller Testimonial

      "As overseas landlords, we rely on Helen and the team at Flick & Son to manage our property and they always go the extra mile to sort out problems or prevent them happening in the first place. Helen has been a tower of strength as our house has been put together after a flood, managing every aspect of the process, handling all the renovations, insurance claims and putting the house back together for us. It's now as good as new!"

      Fiona Hughes-Daeth

    • Seller Testimonial

      "I have done business with Flick & Son for over seven years, I have used the other local agents but consistently return to Flicks, especially through probate work and because of their in depth experience over their years in this market. All my queries (especially arising from probate work), they deal with efficiently and promptly which is what I really need. They are cost effective, friendly and easy to work with."

      Christina Stohr - Solicitor

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      "I am sure we will thoroughly enjoy our new home and we would like to thank Flick for helping us to secure it."

      Fiona Williams

    • Buyer Testimonial

      "We are serial buyers and sellers in Aldeburgh and our agency of choice is always Flicks where we enjoy unfailing excellent and friendly service. The only time we deviated was on a purchase through a local competitor of yours who managed to make the purchase process really unpleasant. Therefore Flicks are not only our agency of choice but the agency we recommend above all others to our friends."

      Bernard David

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