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    GL & Co, the multi award winning and licensed estate agent, is a key player in the Sussex property market. It is the philosophy of our firm to be better today than we were yesterday. In a competitive marketplace we know that we have to work harder than our competitors to achieve greater efficiency and strive to continue to be the leader in our field.
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    GL & Co have been selling, letting and buying all types of property; flats, houses and country estates and farms; for clients in the towns and villages of Pulborough  and Storrington for over 25 years. The Company is renowned for handling some of the finest houses and homes in Sussex, and we consistently receive excellent feedback from our clients.
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A guide to preparing your house for sale
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    If you're looking to sell your house and maximise the value then it's worth spending some time and effort on it before the viewers start to come round. To assist you with this, we have put together our top recommendations of things to do that can really help sell a property from an estate agents viewpoint:
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    Get ahead and get a board - even if you live in a cul-de-sac, you may have people who use your road to turn round and who will see a For Sale board. Your neighbours will also see your home is for sale and will tell other people, helping spread the word. Make sure the name or number of your house is clearly visible so people can find it easily. 
    First impressions count - from our experience, people make their minds up very quickly. Make sure the front garden is tidy, lawn mowed and hedges trimmed. Put the bins out of sight if possible so people don't focus on these. Flowering plants in pots by the front door make a good impression and make sure the front door itself is clean and well painted. It's worth getting those windows washed as well. 
    Make a snag list and action it - all of it! All those jobs that you've meaning to do but never got round to, now is the time to do them. Potential buyers will notice a windowsill that needs a coat of paint or a cracked floor tile that needs replacing and this could put them off.
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    Presentation, presentation, presentation - it's all about the presentation! Inside, declutter and tidy up - ask friends who opinions you trust for their thoughts and ideas of how you can make the house most saleable. If you have a lot of belongings to declutter, ask friends if they can help you with storage whilst you are selling.  
    Right furniture, right rooms - people often find it hard to visualise how they can use rooms. If you have a study that could be used as a bedroom, it can be worth putting a bed in whilst selling the property so people can see that a bed will fit. If you have a dining room you are using as a playroom try and show it as both to appeal to the widest possible audience. 
    Leave it to us - we accompany all of our viewings as the experts in selling homes. If you can take the children, pets or relatives out whilst we conduct a viewing then it means the viewers can really focus on the property itself - make sure the radio and TV is off as well to allow people to concentrate on your home. Leave interior doors and lights on to make the property look as light and airy as possible.
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    Different strokes for different folks - everyone is looking for something different in a home and we can show your property to viewers focusing on the aspects that we know are important to them, detailing how it can meet their needs.
    Get ready, set go! Once your house is on the market, think about your next move and where you are going. Viewers often ask about vendors position and how flexible they can be on dates, so it is well worth thinking about this in advance of agreeing a sale. 
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    With over 75 years combined property experience in our West Sussex offices, the team here at GL & Co have sold a fair few homes. Our recommendations should help you sell your home quickly and maximize its' value at the same time.
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    Shhh...Get In The Know
    Being 'In the Know' is all about understanding your local market, all our staff live locally in West Sussex and know the area very well. If you are looking for a house and can't find what you're looking for, please contact us to discuss your requirements - we may have an 'In The Know' property for you. 
    If you are looking to sell but do not want your property on the open market just yet, we can keep your property on file for those buyers who are quite specific on the type of property they are looking for and are a good match for you. Our buyers are qualified by us and we make sure that they have as much information as possible before they view your home.
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    Premier Selection
    The area we cover in West Sussex is a target destination for many prosperous buyers moving out of London and other parts of the U.K or overseas. We also attract buyers from within the immediate area. Buyers are drawn to West Sussex by the convenient transport links to London, access to major airports and motorways, excellent schools and fine local amenities. 
    At GL & Co we understand this and use our unrivalled experience to match people to property in a highly effective and professional manner. The key to marketing the many individual homes we sell is to reach a worldwide market place via our Mayfair and local offices. The brochures we produce with location and floor plans make a great first impression and this encourages keen viewings. We attract buyers that aspire to live in some of the best homes in West Sussex and our reputation together with the extensive knowledge of the area consistently achieves excellent results. 
    Our Premier Selection service includes extensive marketing in the press and the internet with specific focus on making the individual homes stand out from the crowd. Dedicated sales executives look after our clients and accompany all viewings. The team at GL & Co can design a marketing campaign that is specific to your individual home. Through our extensive connection with the national media we can also obtain favourable rates in the press, which we are happy to pass on to our clients.
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    GL & Co has been letting and managing properties in West Sussex for over fifteen years and our business is ever expanding.
    We believe our success is based on a strong commitment to provide a professional yet friendly service, great attention to detail and a desire to provide real value for money with many of our landlords and tenants echoing these sentiments. With the working population becoming more transient and house prices continuing to make it very hard for first time buyers to jump onto the property ladder, many more people are choosing to rent rather than buy. This can provide more flexibility than home ownership as it does not tie up capital and has meant that the number of good, reliable tenants has increased - and continues to do so.
    Changes in legislation in recent years have allowed landlords to let their properties safe in the knowledge that they can regain possession at the end of the tenancy. However, other legislation and changes in the nature of tenants have forced improvements to the standard of typical rental accommodation and required landlords to comply with more regulation. At times this can be confusing and quite daunting, especially for the first time landlord. The Lettings Team at Guy Leonard & Co can help you to attract the best tenants, minimise rental voids and ensure that you are meeting all of your legal obligations.
    GL & Co is a proud member of the letting industry's regulatory body, ARLA. This requires us to adhere to their exacting criteria, which demands the highest standards of professionalism and commitment to customer service from its members. Being a member of ARLA we are required to work within their Code of Practice and to comply with their rules on the handling of Clients' money and be a member of their Client Money Protection Bonding Scheme as well as a number of other matters.
    To contact our lettings department, please call 01903 744166 or email lettings@glproperty.co.uk
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    Auction Department 
    We have an Auction Department in house at GL & Co to offer our clients an alternative method of selling. Rather than the traditional auction method, we have launched the Modern Method of Selling which is a more client-friendly process, still based around a fixed timescale but allowing longer periods for exchange and completion to further accommodate the residential buyer and seller. 
    To give a brief overview of the modern method of selling, the keys points include: 
    • Reservation fee paid within 48 hours of auction completion (this is a reservation fee and does not form part-payment of the final selling price. This can vary so please check the terms & conditions against each property) 
    • 28 days for exchange of contracts 
    • 28 days for completion of contracts (Maximum 56 day timeframe, but it can be done sooner!) 
    • A more client friendly process allowing time for buying with a traditional residential mortgage 

     Please contact one of the team to find out more about the modern method of selling.

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    Farms, Equestrian & Rural Property
    We are actively selling country and equestrian properties, commercial farms, blocks of agricultural and amenity land. We are also involved in the management of farms totalling over 4500 acres for clients across the South of England. Focusing in the West Sussex and Surrey area we can respond quickly if you are contemplating a sale and need valuation advice. 
    Having purchased your house in the country, you may well be in need of some management advice, particularly if this is your first home with land attached. We are ideally placed to assist you in a variety of ways. Many clients are now using our farm management and consultancy service, making use of our busy and dynamic rural management team. We offer a range of services tailored to suit the individual needs of each landowner's unique requirements. We can provide: 

    • Day to day farm management services 
    • Consultancy services offering strategic advice on farms from 5-1500 acres 
    • Financial planning including detailed budgets and cash flows 
    • Advice on organic conversion and environmental schemes 
    • Single farm payment and cross compliance advice 
    • Farm assurance advice 
    • Commercial diversification and letting 
    • Residential property management 
    • Advice and help for new entrants to farming 

    Selling an equestrian property is not like selling a house. More often than not it needs a specialist approach by a specialist agent. Equestrian properties range from cottages with pony paddocks to internationally renowned stud farms and racing stables. Properties in this area of the market, however large or small, are bought and sold by people who have one thing in common - a love of horses! 
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    Steve Maslin - Branch Manager
    Steve started his career in corporate estate agency 32 years ago and moved to the independent sector 20 years ago. He believes in old fashioned values where service and people come first. His last position was as an associate for another local reputable agency which he left to concentrate on fostering and helping disadvantaged children. Whilst continuing with this the time is now right for him to return to work for a reputable company like GL & Co. His experience and training have given him a good knowledge of the business. He was born and grew up in the local area and has many interests including motor racing, keeping fit, running and other sports.
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    Alex Travell - Assistant Branch Manager 
    Alex has plenty of experience working in the Storrington, Pulborough & West Chiltington areas and was delighted to join GL &C o in 2014. Growing up Alex has always had an interest in property, and has qualifications including Interior Design and Photography. He has worked in customer service roles since 2001 which fits in well with GL & Co who specialise at building an exceptional customer experience. Outside of work he loves to travel and has previously worked for an international cruise company. While at home he enjoys reading and watching films.
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    Anna Truman - Sales Negotiator
    Anna has recently returned to work after a career break to bring up her four children. She started her career in London working for a busy estate agency in Wimbledon. She has lived locally for over 10 years and her children are at school locally. Anna believes that the customer should never have to ask twice and should always be aware of what is going to happen next, strong communication and inter-personal skills are her strongest attributes. She enjoys being around horses, country walks, supporting her children in their sporting pursuits and being outdoors in general.
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    Anne Cooper - Secretary
    After working as a PA for an IT company in Wimbledon for 13 years, Anne and her partner decided it was time to flee the hustle and bustle of the area, so after selling up in Cheam, followed her brother, sister-in-law and niece down to West Sussex finally settling in Stopham near Pulborough. Now happily settled, she's wondering why she didn't do it sooner! Anne joined GL & Co Pulborough office in 2007 and got to know the surrounding area better than she'd ever anticipated! Anne helps out at the annual beer festival at Amberley museum and when she's not sampling the delightful ales in the many traditional English hostelries, you'll find her gardening, out cycling or doing a spot of DIY.
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    Jan Burfoot - Secretary 
    Jan moved to Storrington in 2001 with her husband and daughter, working locally in Adult Education as an administrator before joining GL & Co in 2014. 

    She enjoys walking in the South Downs, going to local farmers markets, supporting village events, cooking and gardening.
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    • Introduction

      Our customer service is extremely important to us and every member of the GL & Co team strives to provide the best possible service to each and every one of our clients. 
      We ask all our sellers and buyers to complete Customer Satisfaction Questionnaires so we can measure how we are doing. This enables us to constantly evaluate and improve our service. 
      Below are a selection of genuine comments from Questionnaires completed by our clients.

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      A very favourable impression 
      No issues whatsoever with Guy Leonard & Co. A very favourable impression left, far more so than when liasing with other estate agents in the past.
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      I don't know how you could improve on my very good experience. The whole business of moving is very stressful and all Guy Leonard & Co staff were always patient and understanding.
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      a pleasure to deal with you
      Guy Leonard & Co thank you for all your help and advice, and for the efforts that everyone made on my behalf, I felt it was all done very professionally and it was a pleasure to deal with you.
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      We were pleased to sell our property through Guy Leonard & Co thank you.
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      exceeded all of our expectations
      Andrew exceeded all of our expectations in our house transaction we are extremely grateful.

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      We had quite a difficult transaction on the purchasing side but Guy Leonard & Co went well beyond what was expected to keep it on track and bring it to a conclusion.
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      excellent service from you all
      Thank you so much for all of your help on selling us our new home. We felt very well supported and appreciated the excellent service from you all.
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      If other estate agents took the trouble to conduct their business like the team we dealt with at Guy Leonard & Co, then buying a house would be a pleasurable experience. We will be recommending you to others.
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      Guy Leonard & Co employs the right people with customer service skills.
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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    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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