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Welcome To Hardimans
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    Hardimans recognise that quality of service, along with a knowledgeable, helpful and practical approach for both vendors and purchasers, are the keys to success.

    A good proportion of our business is by recommendation and we are proud and work hard to reinforce the good reputation that we enjoy.

    A member of the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents), we also subscribe to the Ombudsman Scheme for Estate Agents and our Lettings Manager Dawn Mailley is a member of ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents).

    "Whether selling, buying or letting Hardimans offer traditional Estate Agency values that combine seamlessly with modern sales and marketing techniques - the difference is a tailored service as individual as you

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    Why Us?

    WWW.HARDIMANS .CO.UK

    In addition to our hugely popular website and Rightmove, your property will also be promoted on 'On the Market'

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    Energy Performance Certificates &  Floor Plans

    It is the sellers legal requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate prior to marketing. We are pleased to arrange this on your behalf at very competitive rates and within a few days of instructions.

    We use the highest quality colour floorplans for your property. 


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    Lettings

    Hardimans Residential Lettings will offer you a superb level of service and we believe that the key to success is to provide a professional approach to ensure that the whole Lettings process is made simple and effective for you.

    We would be delighted to offer you a free no obligation rental valuation advising you of the rent achievable and to advise on any works that need to be carried out to the property and your legal obligations as a Landlord. Call 01502 516042

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    The Team

    The Directors and Staff have many years experience to provide good old fashioned personal service from perhaps one of the most experienced team of professional estate agents in the local area. We take extreme pride in the way we work together and what we do for our clients. There are many pitfalls in the buying and selling process and we have probably come across them all at some time or another. We can use this experience to help guide you through what is likely to be one of your biggest commitments.

    We genuinely look forward to hearing from you

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The Essential House Seller's Guide:
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    Here at Hardimans Estate Agents we want to make selling your home as stress-free as possible as well as getting the best price. If you are planning to sell your property we've put together our best tips to help you on your way:

    · The first thing to do is find out exactly how much your property is worth and set a realistic asking price. It is worth getting round at least two estate agents for a market appraisal to get an idea of price, but just as importantly to learn more about the estate agent, their approach and services offered.

    · Think about whether this is the best time to be selling. Particularly popular times include the New Year and early summer but property in Lowestoft tends not to be affected by season. A good estate agent will advise you as they will have a thorough understanding of the current market.

    · Look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer. Your estate agent should give you honest advice on how you can increase the value of your home and make it more appealing. Get done any of those DIY jobs you've been putting off! Kitchens and bathrooms are particularly important so it is worth considering updating them if they really have seen better days. If you're thinking of doing any major work before you sell, we're always happy to come round and advise you on what's going to make a difference to the sale price for minimal cost. Getting us in first could save you money and hassle.

    · Choose an agent. It's really important to choose one that will give you the best service and get the best price for your property. Don't make a decision solely on who has the cheapest commission fee or gives the highest valuation - this can be a false economy in the long run.

    · It sounds obvious but the more people that see your property the quicker you'll get that sale. Make sure you work with an agent that will regularly advertise your property in local press and on the Internet .We feature our properties regularly in the Waveney Advertiser, they also feature prominently in our Town centre office as well as various web portals including our own website and Rightmove.

    · When considering an offer your agent should give you as much information as possible about the potential buyer, and their ability to proceed, to help you make a decision. As well as considering the minimum price you'd accept, the position of the buyer makes a big difference to achieving a successful sale. Your agent should also be able to get the offer qualified by an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA).

    · To make sure you get the best possible deal leave all negotiations to your estate agent. Hardimans staff are very experienced and will do everything possible to get you the best price for your property.

    · Once a sale has been agreed you will need a conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal side. It is essential that you get someone you can trust who will work with you and your estate agent to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible, so get recommendations.

    · Once your property is sold you get to move, which for most people is the fun part! Moving into a new home is brilliant but not without its challenges so good organisation is key. Please do not hesitate to ask us for advice.

    · For lots more helpful advice on selling your home and moving just give us a call on 01502 515999 or email us at info@hardimans.co.uk

    PLEASE GIVE US A CALL, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN!

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Essential Buyer's Guide
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    Buying property can be an exciting but daunting process. Here are our top tips to help you find your perfect home.

    Set yourself a budget
    Work out how much you can realistically afford. You need to consider what your monthly mortgage payments will be and if there will be any additional costs. It's a very good idea to talk to an independent mortgage advisor who will help you work out a true picture of your finances. Call or email us if you'd like to discuss your mortgage options.

    Your budget needs to include all the additional costs involved in buying a home. Mortgage fees, stamp duty, legal fees, surveyors fees and removal costs may be a one-off payment, but need to be considered in your financial planning.

    If the property you're interested in needs work doing to it, make sure you consider that in your budgeting, to decide whether you can afford it.

    · Location
    Property prices can vary greatly depending on where they are. It's worth considering how important location is to you and whether you'll consider a smaller property just because of its location. Think about what your priorities are and what an area can offer you in terms of schools, amenities, transport etc. If an area is new to you, have a drive or walk around it at different times of the day to get a feel for it and a realistic idea of what it would be like to live there.

    · Checklist
    It's advisable, especially if there's more than one of you buying, to agree what your priorities are and make a checklist. That way, when viewing a property you can ask your key questions, keep a clear idea of what you've decided is important and what you can be a bit flexible on. A checklist helps you focus and is a good memory aid if you're looking at lots of properties and want to compare them.

    · Details, details
    Before you go and view a property make sure you've read the particulars to make sure it fits your requirements and avoid wasting time. Also consider how long you intend to live in the property and whether it could 'grow' with you. Look at loft space and any outside space and consider how that could best be utilised. If you like the property, go and view it again and at a different time of day. Try to imagine living in it with your things around you and making it your home.

    · Use your estate agent
    Get the most out of your estate agent. It's our job to find a property for you. Help us to do that by keeping in regular contact and being open and honest with us about what you want. That way we can understand what your priorities are and will avoid time-wasting trips around properties that are just not right for you.

    · Don't be afraid to act!
    If you see something you like, snap it up! Take advice from us and make a serious offer. If your offer is accepted, be ready with your identification, solicitor and finance details so that the seller knows you are serious and you can get things moving quickly.

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    RORY ROBERTSON 
    (Director and Co- Founder) FNAEA MARLA I live and breathe property, my business philosophies are to keep it simple and provide Professional and honest advice. I am passionate about getting the best result for my clients ensuring that My Team are giving the highest quality customer service from start to finish. My Staff, are in my opinion, the most qualified in the area and have proved themselves to be indispensable. I know that clients are in very capable hands when dealing with them, they have all built up excellent relationships over the years with our local Solicitors, Surveyors and other Property Professionals. There are many pitfalls throughout the selling, buying and letting process and believe me, my staff have seen them all! In my limited spare time away from the office, I enjoy hacking my way around the Golf Course and spending time with My Wife and family. 
        
    Connect with Rory Robertson 01502 515999   rory@hardimans.co.uk
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    DAVID MURPHY (Office Manager)   FNAEA
    A Dedicated and motivated Estate Agency Professional, David's entire working life has been in the property industry and his career spans some 35 years. Having worked for other local Agents across Norfolk and Suffolk, Hardimans feel very lucky that he chose to join us in 1999 as our Office Manager. He has an immense wealth of knowledge in property values having worked in Great Yarmouth, Beccles and Lowestoft areas and has gained extensive experience operating in a wide range of differing housing markets over the years . David's way to relax is by walking his dog Louie through the Norfolk countryside finishing off with pint of ale at his local. 

    Connect with David Murphy 01502 515999    david@hardimans.co.uk
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    MAGGIE GODFREY (Sales Negotiator)   MNAEA
    Maggie has been selling houses since 1985 and has a friendly can do attitude. She is also one of our founder Members and has gained priceless experience over the years. She is passionate about Customer Service and always goes that extra mile to help her Clients achieve their home moving plans. She understands what her clients are looking for and ensures that they are the first to know when new properties come onto the market. She loves the fast pace of selling houses and feels a great sense of achievement on completion day when she hands over the keys. Out of work, Maggie likes nothing better than escaping on foreign holidays with her husband. 

    Connect with Maggie Godfrey 01502 515999   maggie@hardimans.co.uk
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    DENISE BJORCK (Sales Negotiator) FNAEA
    Denise started her career in Estate Agency in 1979 as an "Office Junior" and hasn't looked back since. She is one of Hardimans founder Members and is proud to have been part of our success story. Denise is dedicated to giving a top class service to her clients. She enjoys speaking with our vendors and applicants and thinks it is important to listen to their needs and work with them to achieve their goals. Her attention to detail and customer care ensures strong results. Over the years, she has built good working relationships with the local Solicitors and speaks to them regularly to monitor ongoing sales. Denise loves playing practical jokes on us and her singing in the office is legendary but for all the wrong reasons!

    Connect with Denise Bjorck 01502 515999     denise@hardimans.co.uk
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    LISA SAUNDERS (Sales Negotiator)
    Having grown up in Lowestoft, Lisa knows the area extremely well which has benefited her hugely in her work. She has been part of the Team since 1997. Her friendly and approachable personality resonates well with both buyers and sellers alike. Her role here involves all aspects of the sales process from arranging viewings, finding the buyer and seeing the sale all the way through to completion. She is a perfectionist and finds her job very rewarding and thrives on giving excellent customer care. Lisa has recently got married so spends most of her time away from Hardimans with her new "Hubby" 

    Connect with Lisa Saunders 01502 515999   lisa@hardimans.co.uk
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    DAWN MAILLEY (Lettings Manager) ARLA
    Dawn joined Hardimans in 2011 to further expand and develop our Lettings Department. She has been a Member of ARLA since 1998 and has gained a wealth of expertise in the rental industry. Dawn has an in depth knowledge of all aspects of letting property, including your legal responsibilities as a Landlord. She is happy to advise you when looking for a buy to let investment, including what to buy and where. In short, she gives our Landlords the highest level of customer service and advice and since she has worked at Hardimans, our Lettings Department has gone from strength to strength. Dawn enjoys going to the Gym and dancing and also loves spending time with her family. 

    Connect with Dawn Mailley 01502 516042     dawn@hardimans.co.uk
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    JANE JACKSON (Secretary/Personal Assistant)
    Jane has been an integral part of the Team since 1996. She runs the engine room! She is in charge of all of our marketing material. She oversees the preparation of our sales brochures, does all of our typing, arranges our Energy Performance Certificates/ Floorplans, manages all of our IT needs and gives great support to the Sales Team. Jane has a wacky sense of humour and can be relied upon to lift our spirits when needed. 

    Connect with Jane Jackson 01502 515999   jane@hardimans.co.uk
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    HARDIMANS TESTIMONIALS

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Hardimans didn't just get us a sale, they went the extra mile, in fact several miles, without their efforts our sale probably wouldn't have completed. We would recommend them to anyone looking to sell in the Lowestoft or Kessingland area"
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      Dear All staff at Hardimans, My husband and I would like to thank you all, who helped us these last few months whilst we brought our new home. Also for your help and advice when we sold our home in Malvern Rise. You were all so knowledgeable and your cheery smiles calmed our fears. As I must admit we found the whole process rather daunting at times! Please accept the little gift as a taken of our gratitude. Yours sincerely."Mr & Mrs Burwood
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      Sold property very quickly and brochures were very professionally presented.  
      Sarah T
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      Professional and reliable
      I am very impressed with the service I receive from Hardimans.  They are always quick to respond and deal with any issues.  I find them professional and reliable and would highly recommend them.
      Richard A
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      Professionalism personified.  Polite and both pro-active and responsive.  Second time I have used Hardimans in 4 years and would not hesitate to do so again.
      David L
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      Hardimans helped us to sell an old property in need of renovation, keeping us well informed of the progress.  Job done and no complaints!
      Neil J
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      Efficient, pro-active organisation
      An efficient, pro-active organisation which continually kept myself up to speed on the progress of the transaction with extremely knowledgeable and competent personnel, I would have no problems in recommending them.  
      Stephen H
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      Excellent service
      The service I received from Hardimans was excellent.  Most of the time I dealt with Lisa who was most efficient and helpful.  However, the rest of the team were also helpful and were able to answer any queries.  Well done to the Hardimans Team and your efficient systems!
      Marion D
    • Seller Testimonial

      Fantastic people and very professional.
      Elisabeth D
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      I was very pleased with the presentation
      I was very pleased with the presentation of my mums bungalow.  Also how I was kept up to date on the various showings and the final sale.  Thanks to all at Hardimans
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      Kept informed of progress
      The service I received from any member of staff we had contact with was excellent especially Maggie.  We were kept informed of the progress and developments in the sale of our home by e-mail, telephone, mail and through the confidential portal.
      James M
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      Would recommend them
      I had very good service right from initial survey to completion.  Whenever I asked for an update, Hardimans would go out of their way to chase solicitors and tell me the latest news.  I would certainly recommend them.
      Mark A
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      Good service
      Thank you for a good service and quick sale.
      Peter H
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      Friendly and efficient
      Hardimans staff were very friendly and efficient in all aspects of the house sale, making it an easy process in what were difficult circumstances (selling my mothers and my childhood home after she passed away).
      Sally C

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      To all at Hardimans, Thank you for helping us to buy our first home, your help is very much appreciated, All the best."Mr Bartlett and Miss Uusimaki
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      To Lisa, Thank you very much for all your help and co-operation in the purchase of Thirlmere Walk, We are both very grateful, Best Regards."Mr & Mrs Nutt
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      Rory, David, Lisa, Maggie and Denise

      Just to say, thank you all so much for your help and support with my in-laws recent sale and purchase.  It is much appreciated.  

      Kind regards,
      P. King
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      David and staff at Hardimans, Many many thanks for all your help and patience with making the purchase of the house happen.  Please extend my thanks to the vendor.  
      Mandy G
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Good humoured, excellent service
      Service from staff was excellent, good humoured, kept us totally updated on progress of our purchase, liased with services on our behalf ensuring we had a comfortable move in over the holiday period, always a pleasure to visit their office, YEAH!
      Brian/Sheila
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      Friendly and extremely helpful
      I'm very happy with the service that Hardimans has provided.  Their friendly and extremely helpful.  And was always able to help with any worries or concerns that I had with the moving of my new home.  I couldn't thank them enough for helping to make my move go smoothly.  I've mostly had most of my contact with Denise but also found other agents in Hardimans very helpful and friendly too.  Will definately recommend them.
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Hardimans Estate Agents, Lowestoft. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Hardimans Estate Agents, Lowestoft. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Hardimans Estate Agents, Lowestoft. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *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 Hardimans Estate Agents, Lowestoft on 01502 515999.