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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 and surrounding areas of Storrington and Pulborough 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 maximise its' value at the same time.
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A Guide for Buyers
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    GL & Co have been selling homes for over 20 years and from our experience there are four main reasons why people should buy houses:
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    Equity: Home ownership is about investment. When you buy a home, there are associated costs such as solicitors and stamp duty but over time you should make that money back as equity builds in the property. By paying the mortgage each month, you are investing in your home and making it your property - if you pay rent to a landlord each month the money makes the property his, not yours! Historically, property values usually appreciate each year. Although prices can dip, generally the market recovers in the long term. Owning your own home is about investment. 
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    Ownership: As mentioned above, through paying the mortgage each month you make the property your own. What an opportunity! If you rent, you usually have very neutral décor and are very restricted as to putting up pictures and shelves etc - you can't really tailor things to your taste. On the other hand, if you own the property you can make changes to your heart's content - you can decorate, change the kitchen and/or bathroom, landscape the garden, renovate or build an extension (subject to planning permission!). It's your home and you can really go to town on making it yours - GL & Co can even supply you with the interior designer to assist you!
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    Predictability: Costs are predictable - well, if you have a fixed-rate mortgage it's predictable. If you like to know exactly what you'll be paying every month regardless of what interest rates do then fixed-rate is designed for you - the higher fee to secure the product is probably worth it for the stability element. It means the payment amount is fixed for a certain period, so if its £800 per month now then it'll be £800 each month for the term of the fixed-rate deal. The fixed-rate stability enables you to make solid financial plans and budget effectively - people on variable rate deals are seeing low monthly repayments at the moment but if interest rates rise so will their monthly payments and they could reach a point where these start to become unmanageable. Please contact us if you need to find a mortgage adviser as GL & Co have several local advisers we can recommend to you. Generally, owning a home means you'll have a reasonably predictable list of outgoings. Even the big purchases are predictable - most roofs last a good 50 years (or more) whilst each year you may need to pay for the gutters to be cleaned etc.
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    Good Deals: If you have some money for a deposit and a regular income, its worth talking to a local reputable mortgage broker and the team at GL & Co about which homes we have that could work for you. Owning your own home can be one of the best feelings in the world; to come home from work and shut the door on the world and enjoy your haven - it's time to take that step!
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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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    Lettings 
    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 GL & Co can help you to attract the best tenants, minimize 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 time frame, 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 for sale 
    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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    Neil Moore - Managing Director
    I have worked in estate agency since the early 80s and established Guy Leonard in 1992 with my then business partner. Since Guy's retirement, I have continued to run the practice with the same ethos of 'Striving for excellence and accepting only complete success', under the new company name of GL & Co. My wife, Cathy, joined me at the 'helm', and we are proud of the business we have created and the team of people who work within it.
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    Peter Hossack - Director
    Having previously worked in IT and Media, I started in estate agency over  years ago and have been with GL & Co for 15 years. I have overall responsibility for both our Storrington and Pulborough branches and enjoy not only overseeing the day-to-day activities in each, but also planning the strategic direction of both. Living and working in the area, I have built successful relationships with numerous customers who return to GL & Co time and time again.
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    Craig Bellas - Director
    I have been with GL & Co since 2009 and have worked exclusively in Storrington and the surrounding area for much longer. I pride myself on offering excellent advice, outstanding customer service and building a team of professionals at Storrington who go that extra mile for our clients. If you need any advice on your next sale or purchase in or around this area, please visit us.
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    Will Papworth
    Will has been working in Agency for over 16 years mainly for corporate Estate Agents. Will joined GL and Co for their determination and reputation where the customer is at the heart of what matters. Will loves his sport especially rugby but family life has taken over and does stop him from actually playing any sport except for the occasional round of golf or sailing in the Solent and of course watching rugby on TV. Will has lived in the area in excess of 20 years and lives in Pulborough with his wife Kim, 2 children and their dog Bailey.
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    Nadine Armer
    Having started my career in recruitment, I found my love of property and sales very early on. I'm lucky enough to work for the best independent estate agency and I think that will show. I relish working for clients and vendors from the initial first call to handing over the new keys to your new property. I have good knowledge of the villages and surrounding outstanding countryside, and I'm fortunate to enjoy them too. There are not many jobs that you get to look forward to every day so I hope to see you soon at your new future home.
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    Simon Francis
    Simon has recently joined the team!
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    Pat Barnes - Secretary
    Pat joined GL & Co, Storrington office as an administrator in 2000 and also worked in estate agency prior to this. Starting on a part-time basis, Pat has been working at the office full-time for a number of years now and enjoys the varied role and busy front office atmosphere. Having lived in the area for over thirty-five years she definitely has much knowledge of the local neighbourhood and when not working, Pat enjoys family life with her Grandchildren and helping in the local community.
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    Anne Cooper - Secretary
    Anne joined GL & Co over ten years ago and has got to know the surrounding area better than she'd ever anticipated! Anne was born and raised in Surrey and worked as a PA in and around London for many years. As life and traffic in that area got busier, Anne and her partner decided to escape the hustle and bustle and moved down to West Sussex, finally settling in Stopham near Pulborough. Now happily settled, she's wondering why she didn't do it sooner! When she's not sampling the delightful ales in the many traditional English hostelries, you'll find her cooking up some Asian extravaganza, gardening, cycling or kayaking up the Arun!
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    Angie Blunden - Lettings Manager
    I've lived and worked in West Sussex all my life, and joined GL & Co at the very start of its journey. I have seen it grow over the years and have always enjoyed the fact it is a family run business. My in depth knowledge of the local area and lettings process means I'm well placed to help you find your next home.
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    Tom Clarke - Lettings Business Development 
    I enjoy working both in lettings and with the team here all of whom are passionate about providing excellent customer service. I have worked in the industry for over 5 years and again live in the local area so am well placed to help you find a home to let which exactly suits your requirements.
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    Chris Lovegrove - Lettings
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    Laura Turner - Lettings 
    Laura has recently joined the team!
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    Moira James
    Moira joined GL & Co in 2019 after many years of working in social housing in London and the South East. Although she had worked at a senior level in 2019 Moira decided to work locally in a more customer facing environment. Moira has lived with her family in Storrington for over 25 years. She is passionate about working with people and providing excellent services in all circumstances. Outside of work Moira enjoys riding on the South Downs, travel and skiing. I am also a Trustee of Turning Tides Homelessness (previously WCHP) which provides services to vulnerable people across West Sussex.
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      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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      Craig was very supportive
      It was the first time I have sold a house and Craig was very supportive throughout, keeping me updated and even putting my bins out for me when I was no longer living at the property. Thanks very much!
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      First class service
      We were lucky to have Nadine represent us as our GL agent. She sold the house before it even went onto the market. She kept the sale together through several 'breakdowns'. She pressured the solicitors to do their jobs in a timely fashion. Without her our sale and purchase would never have completed. First rate communication. From day one we knew we were in safe hands. I'm sure all GL team are great but if you get the chance ask for Nadine.
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      Promptness of communication and professionalism
      Second time we have worked with Angie to secure a tenant for our flat and we have been very pleased with the overall service, including promptness of communication and professionalism.
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      Excellent service
      Will was fantastic and kept us informed at every step of the move. The last few weeks were difficult for various reasons but Will went above and beyond to ensure our move went smoothly

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      Highly recommend using the team
      Could not fault the staff at GL&Co from the viewing through to us buying our dream home. Will looked after us keeping us updated weekly on how the process was going and updating where he could giving us complete confidence in the process which, is usually stressful but he made it feel the complete opposite. Highly recommend using the team to anyone looking to buy their dream home.
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      Restored our faith in Estate Agents 
      Peter Hossack has restored our faith in Estate Agents. It is a great shame that GL&Co is the exception rather than the rule but at least they are there to maintain standards. Nothing was too much trouble and at times they were the only people we felt were helpful and constructive.
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      GL made our purchase a dream
      We can't speak highly enough about the team at GL&Co Storrington. We met most of the team and they were all easy to work with and professional often going above and beyond to help us with viewings and negotiations to completing our purchase and moving in. Will Papworth was a joy to work with, he is very knowledgeable and full of sage and practical advice. We're thrilled with the move and the pace at which everything happened and we're really happy in our new home. Thanks to all at G&L - five stars!
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      We will be recommending you to others 
      If other estate agents took the trouble to conduct their business like the team we dealt with at G L & Co, then buying a house would be a pleasurable experience. We will be recommending you to others.
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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.”

    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 GL & Co, Storrington on 01903 742354.