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    Hamilton Smith is Suffolk's largest independent Estate Agent. The group comprises seven other offices with a strong reputation for marketing town, country and period homes. Hamilton Smith - Leiston was opened in 2004 by Justin Bahar who wanted to provide a truly personal, efficient and cost effective service from staff with a strong local knowledge of Leiston and the surrounding villages.


    1. We offer you an extensive marketing package at a competive price with regular advertising in the East Anglian Daily Times. We advertise on all the major websites including Rightmove.co.uk and Zoopla.co.uk, which reaches buyers throughtout the UK and overseas.

    2. There is NO tie in period in our agreements, so we continuously work hard to sell your property.

    3. Experienced, friendly and proactive staff who know their area well. Their knowledge and experience of the area is imperative when valuing your home.

    4. We offer FREE Open Houses to all our vendors. Our Open Houses are accompanied by us at all times.

    5. Our office is based in the centre of Leiston and will display your property in our large front window every day until it has sold so as not to miss out on any potential buyers.

    WE OFFER FREE MARKET VALUATIONS. If you are thinking of moving and would like an experienced and motivated agent on your side then give us a call today on 01728 833007 for a free valuation, with no obligation.

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    NO tie in period in our contracts

    NO up front fees

    NO extra charge to be in our front window

    NO extra charge for Open Houses

    NO withdrawal fees

    NO sale, NO fee.

    We do offer an extensive marketing package at a competitive price which includes colour details with 3D floor plans and internal photographs, advertising in the local paper. We have invested more money on Rightmove.co.uk to make sure your property has more coverage and exposure to a wider audience. We also use other major websites like Zoopla.co.uk and Primelocation.co.uk. Our Leiston office is based in the centre of the busy town and will display your property every day in our front window until it has sold so as not to miss out on any potential buyers. We accompany all viewings and all of our Open Houses are free to our clients and are accompanied by us at all times. We never leave owners to do an Open House on their own.

    Hamilton Smith is Suffolks largest independent Estate Agent with seven other offices throughout Suffolk.

    All our staff have many years experience and are very professional in what they do. To find out more about our staff go to 'Meet Our Team'.

    There are many things that change over time and the use of computer technology is one of them. We hold all of our applicants on our computer system for easy mailing and keep regular contact with them to ensure that we are able to find them the perfect property. As soon as new properties come to the market we have a hand full of applicants ready to go for every property we take on.

    If you are thinking of selling and want a proactive agent to be on your side then give us a call today on 01728 833007.

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Residential Lettings & Property Management
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    Our Lettings department has established itself as one of the leading lettings agencies throughout East Anglia. We have been established in excess of 10 years and manage over 350 individual properties. We firmly believe in offering a quality service unmatched by other agents. Our services are designed to put the landlord first and to ensure the successful management of your property.

    We offer 2 services "Let Only" and "Full Management" which gives you flexibility about how involved you want to be as the landlord.

    As qualified members of the NAEA, ARLA, APIP and The Property Ombudsman you can be sure that our team is wholly committed to delivering the highest possible standard of service and customer care.

    Please click the links below for more information on the NAEA, ARLA and APIP.




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    When you are looking for a friendly, reliable and professional service from a local team of mortgage brokers in Leiston, look no further than The Mortgage Centres. With five branches serving clients from across the local area, we are well-established as a leading provider of high quality mortgage advice to people at all levels of the property ladder. From first time buyers to those looking to finance a second home, and from those who want to remortgage to release equity or those who need a buy to let mortgage, we can tailor our service to help all of our clients to find the perfect mortgage for their individual needs.

    Since 1996, we have been helping clients from across the area to arrange mortgages for a range of requirements. If you are looking for a team of mortgage advisers who you can trust to find you the very best deal, you have come to the right place.

    Find the Best Deal on Mortgages

    With over 25 years of industry experience, we truly are the local experts when it comes to advising on mortgages and helping our customers to receive a great deal. We search the whole mortgage market on your behalf to find the best mortgage for your requirements, and can offer a range of exclusive deals which you won't find elsewhere, either online or on the high street.

    Why not pay a visit to our mortgage advisors in Leiston to take advantage of our friendly, local mortgage advice service. Alternatively call our team today and we will talk you through your options. Arranging a mortgage can be much easier with our help, so let us do the hard work for youJohn joined the company in June 2003 and has held a number of different roles during this period. This means that as well as being very experienced advising customers on their individual requirements, he also understands the administrative side of the mortgage application process.

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    Our friendly and efficent staff have been with us for many years. They enjoy providing a high level of service to all our clients so whether you are buying or selling you can be assured of their best attention at all times

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    Luke Vale - Partner
    Luke is the head of our sales department and is a qualified member of both the National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Residential Letting Agents. Luke joined the lettings department at the age of 16 and is about to celebrate 10 years with the company. He is a perfectionist, extremely competitive and has a calm and gentle approach to any situation.
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    Justin Bahar - Partner
    Justin is the head of our lettings department and is a qualified member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents and is also an associate member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Justin started the business in 2004 and is passionate about ensuring that all staff are highly trained. Justin has also worked as a consultant adjudicator for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
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    Joe Flaherty - Negotiator
    Joe joined us in 2011 as an apprentice after finishing college in Ipswich. Joe has proven himself to be a key member of the team and handles viewings and administration for both our sales and lettings departments. 
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    John Pollard - Mortgage Advisor
    John joined The Mortgage Centre in June 2003 and has held a number of different roles during this period. This means that as well as being very experienced advising customers on their individual requirements, he also understands the administrative side of the mortgage application process. John first started advising in our Leiston office in August 2007. He has since returned to the Needham Market Office although he regularly visits customers for pre-arranged appointments in our new Leiston office
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      We like to keep our feedback up to date so that you can ensure that you make the right decision when choosing your agent.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you!

      To Luke,

      Thank you! All of your advice and patience has been very much appreciated during the sale of my house.

      Best Wishes for 2015, Sylvia and David

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      I am one satisfied customer!

      I was recommended to the services of HS by my nephew, as you have a very good reputation.

      I have used your services on a few occasions now and have nothing but praise for all you do.

      I was kept up to date on a daily basis of everything that was going on. Everyone is very pleasant and helpful. I am one satisfied customer!

      J. Woods

    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent service

      Excellent service from Luke and his team, kept us up to date throughout the sale. Would definitely use again for purchase or sale of a house.

      Mr & Mrs Mays 

    • Seller Testimonial

      We would gladly recommend Hamilton Smith

      Thank you for all your help with the sale of our property.

      We would gladly recommend Hamilton Smith to anyone wishing to sell their property.

      Mr & Mrs Last

    • Seller Testimonial

      Very professional & friendly

      Very professional & friendly, kept me informed every step of the way. They went out of their way to make sure everyone knew what was going on and made sure that everything went smoothly. Will definitely recommend.

    • Seller Testimonial

      absolutely superb

      The service that we received was absolutely superb, even on Luke's day off we still had his full support and without the help, I do not think that we would have got this far. I would personally like to thank Luke and his team for their fantastic service and I would recommend them to anyone wishing to buy or sell a house.

      Thank you

      Mr & Mrs Murphy.

    • Seller Testimonial

      already recommended you to friends

      Now things have finally settled down ,I would just like to say a massive thank you for all you done for us in what was a very stressful time right up to the end!! Your offer of storage/ parking etc was a lovely touch when we were in panic mode!! I think somewhere along the line we may have been sent a questionnaire but didn't return it (sorry!!) But I hope this counts toward our opinion! Have already recommended you to friends, One of which I believe is going through at the moment, and will definitely recommend you in the future.

      Thanks Again Jo and Matt Hurren

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Extremely capable

      Extremely capable, very helpful staff. Always available for viewing appointments and answering queries from me.

      Would certainly recommend Hamilton Smith to anybody thinking of selling or buying.

      W. Brown. 

    • Buyer Testimonial

      So many thanks to Hamilton Smith.

      We have just completed a house purchase in Cross Street, Leiston after a lengthy process not helped by a incompetent mortgage broker.

      We have dealt with Luke throughout and would highly recommend him.

      He has been a pleasure to deal with at all time, incredibly helpful, reliable and always professional.

      So many thanks to Hamilton Smith.

      L. Smith

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