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Setting the standard for 30 years
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    Who We Are

    Harker & Bullman were Wimborne's very first dedicated letting agent when we opened for business in 1988.

    For the past 30 years, we have maintained our position at the top of the local lettings market and have established an excellent reputation for service, efficiency and reliability.

    We are an independent family owned business and manage over 300 properties across East Dorset, Blandford, Poole and Bournemouth.


    Why Use Harker & Bullman

    > Devoted to Property Letting and Management. We are not Estate Agents.

    > Regulated members of ARLA Propertymark. This brings with it Client Money Protection, ensures our staff are fully trained and our systems are checked on a regular basis.

    > First-Class customer service from efficient staff who go the extra mile.

    > Competitive fees for both Landlords and Tenants.

    > Dedicated Property Managers act as point of contact for each property.

    > Our Landlords and Tenants say they feel safe renting with Harker & Bullman.

    > Consistent positive reviews on Google, RaterAgent and AllAgents websites.

    > The people! Our team's experience, judgement and attitude sets us apart.


    What We Stand For

    Our principles underpin our strategy plus they make good business sense.

    By behaving in a transparent, ethical manner, by paying attention to the finer details and by making the right (sometimes hard) decisions, our customers trust us and the business operates more effectively.

    Our reputation has taken a long time to build and we are determined to keep it. We try to care for every property as if it were our own and deliver a First-Class customer service to both Landlords and Tenants. By taking the time do things properly and by understanding our clients' needs, many common problems are avoided and customer satisfaction is increased.

    Letting a property is just the beginning of our work so we are not interested in making a 'quick buck' if it comes at the expense of long term relationships or greater rewards for our clients.


    Please telephone 01202 856022 to discuss your requirements with a member of the team or find us on Facebook!

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Landlords
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    Why choose Harker & Bullman?


    Whether you are considering letting your own home or making a Buy-to-Let investment, we understand what an important decision this is. You will be looking for an agent you can trust, who has local knowledge and the drive and experience to achieve the best possible results for you.


    Harker & Bullman offers a range of comprehensive services to make your life easier and can be flexible to meet an individual landlord's needs. 


    Key advantages include:

    > 30 years in Lettings - you benefit from the experience and knowledge we have built up.

    > Dedicated solely to Lettings and Property Management. We are not Estate Agents and prefer to specialise in what we know best.

    > Free, Honest Advice on how to prepare your property for letting or what to look for when purchasing a Buy-To-Let investment .

    > A Quick Let - Effective marketing, automatic alerts for prospective tenants and a pro-active follow-up to enquiries will ensure that your property is seen immediately and is consistently let with the minimum delay.

    > The Right Tenant - Our experience and comprehensive tenant reference systems help us to find the best tenants possible.

    > Prompt Rental Payments - We have a dedicated accounts department who will pay your rent directly into your account as soon as it is received and chase any late payments promptly on your behalf.

    > Your own experienced Property Manager -who will know your property and your tenant really well, will be your regular point of contact and deal with any issues that may arise.

    > A Well Maintained Property - Your Property Manager will visit your property on a regular basis and report back to you - only this way can you be fully aware of how your asset is cared for. They will liaise with you to ensure that maintenance is dealt with swiftly and at reasonable cost.

    > Minimal Void Periods - We aim to be ahead of the game so that we know in advance when your tenants are planning to move on. This way we can re-advertise the property early enough to locate a suitable tenant and avoid your property standing empty

    > Protecting your property - A schedule of condition showing full details of your property will be drawn up before the start of the tenancy. Against this we will take a security deposit from your tenant, held until the final check-out by your Property Manager.

    > Guidance On Safety Regulations and Legal Matters - We always strive to keep our landlords up to date with any changes or new requirements, to make sure you and your property comply with all regulations.

    > Regulated by ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents). This guarantees that we employ Qualified staff, offer Client Money Protection, undergo external auditing and are up-to-date with any legislation changes.

    Real Value for Money

    Don't take our word for it - see the 'Testimonials' section of this Microsite and our positive feedback on the Google, AllAgents and RaterAgents websites to hear what our customers say about us.


    For full details of the services we offer, Buy-To-Let advice, or to arrange a free appraisal- call one of our friendly team on 01202 856022.




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Tenants
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    You can feel safe with Harker & Bullman


    At Harker & Bullman we know how important it is that a property feels likes home. That is why we will take the time to help to understand your needs and to find your ideal property. We will take you step by step through the letting procedure and make it as simple and straightforward as we possibly can.

    When you register with us you are registering with a quality Letting Agent. We always aim to treat customers with respect and operate fairly between landlords and tenants. Communication is at the heart of what we do and we have an excellent track record for maintaining the properties we manage. A large number of our tenants have been renting through us for many years.

    Our fees for tenants are also very competitive!

    As we are regulated by ARLA Propertymark, tenants can be reassured by our Client Money Protection. This means whatever happens, all the rent and deposit you pay to us is safeguarded.

    All of our properties are shown on our own website or within the 'Current Properties' tab on the right.

    Alternatively if you wish to speak to a member of our friendly team please telephone 01202 856022.

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Our Team
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    We've got a great team at Harker & Bullman and they make the company what it is. Most have been with us for over 10 years which is a tremendous compliment and ensures stability and continuity for our customers. There is rarely a situation that we haven't already experienced between us.

    Although the office is always busy, we take time to deal properly with each query that arises - and we do it with a smile!

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    Stephanie Richardson MARLA - Director
    Stephanie's early career was quite varied- from selling antiques in France when she was 18 years to being P.A. to the famous boxer Billy Walker and his brother George in London's Piccadilly. She and her husband David also renovated many old buildings including one of England's first Anabaptist chapels and a bonded wine warehouse which they converted to a successful indoor market.

    In 1994 Stephanie joined Mrs. Joan Harker and Mrs. Ann Bullman as a Manager at their offices in East Street, Wimborne. She purchased the business with David the following year when the two partners decided to retire. Since then, Stephanie has devoted considerable energy to making the company what it is today and quickly qualified as a member of ARLA Propertymark as she saw the benefits this could bring to her clients. She served for many years on the Wimborne Chamber of Trade and still found plenty of time to spend with her family.

    Living in the village of Spetisbury, Stephanie loves gardening and makes the most of village life, getting involved in local activities such as yoga and the Christmas Pantomime - she made an excellent Fairy Godmother! She speaks French fluently and loves to be in France whenever she can, visiting new places, walking, canoeing or simply enjoying the local food and wine!
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    Scott Blunden MARLA - Office Manager
    Scott was born in Dorset but spent his early years in North America, before returning to the UK to complete his secondary school education at Bournemouth School. Scott has always had a passion for property and can boast 20 years' experience in the industry.

    In 1996 he began working for an estate agent in Bournemouth followed by 10 years for a respected independent agent in South West London where he led a team specialising in Residential Lettings and Property Management. In 2009 Scott re-located back to Wimborne with his wife and 2 small children, working in a managerial position in Poole for a Sandbanks agent.

    Scott was appointed as Office Manager for Harker & Bullman in February 2015. He is a qualified member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and is passionate about providing a 1st class service to all our clients. In this role he is determined to enhance the excellent reputation Harker & Bullman already enjoys and is looking forward to building new long-standing relationships with clients in the local community.

    Away from the office Scott enjoys spending time with his family and he also enjoys playing golf, walking and travelling.
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    Amanda Clifford MARLA - Senior Negotiator
    Amanda is a local girl having grown up in the villages of Chalbury, Gaunts Common and Holtwood. She currently lives in Colehill and seems to know half the people of East Dorset. It is rare for Amanda to walk through Wimborne without bumping into someone she recognises!

    Being the daughter of a local Wimborne builder, Amanda developed a keen interest in property from an early age and enjoyed watching the progress of her father's projects, especially in the Purbecks where a site visit usually ended in a coastal path walk!

    With 20 years' experience selling and letting property, combined with a love of meeting and helping people, Amanda feels she has the perfect job as Senior Negotiator. As a Landlord herself she knows first-hand what makes a good Buy-To-Let property and the importance of finding the right tenants. In 2012 she studied for the ARLA technical award and is now a proud member of ARLA Propertymark.

    Out of work Amanda enjoys baking and keeping fit and hopes one counteracts the other. She recently took up cycling and enjoys riding through the Dorset countryside, which reminds her what a beautiful county we live in.
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    Sue Pritchett - Senior Property Manager
    Sue has always worked in demanding Customer Service roles. She was employed for twenty years in and around London for high profile companies, with responsibility for European Logistics, budgets and British Standards, before moving to Dorset with her family in 2001.

    She originally joined Harker & Bullman as an Inventory Clerk but her exceptional focus and attention to detail quickly established her as our Senior Property Manager. She sets herself high standards and expects the same from her team with an accent on fairness and consistency. Sue lives in West Moors and her portfolio covers Ferndown, St Ives, Ringwood and Three Legged Cross.

    In her spare time Sue enjoys visiting National Trust properties, keeping fit at Verwood Hub and eating chocolate but not necessarily in that order!
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    Lynne Phillipson-Masters - Accounts Manager
    Lynne was born and grew up in Bournemouth. She married her husband Forbes in 1978 and moved to Southampton, Plymouth and Bristol due to his football career. They returned to Dorset and have now lived in Verwood for over 30 years. They have two grown up sons.

    Lynne joined H&B in 2007 as Accounts Manager following a successful career with Barclays Bank. She deals with all the tenants', landlords', and contractors' payments as well as all the office accounts.

    Lynne works part-time and when not at H&B enjoys walking, going to the local gym and spending as much time as possible at the family beach hut on Sandbanks, Poole.
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    Ben Richardson - Marketing Manager
    Ben grew up in the village of Spetisbury, near Blandford and first joined Harker and Bullman over 15 years ago as the Saturday boy before returning as negotiator several years later. It was during this second stint that Ben realised he had a passion for all things property and great customer service, so he decided to study Property Agency and Marketing at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.

    Following several years as the Assistant Land Agent for a large rural estate, Ben has returned to the fold with responsibility for marketing, rebranding and the new website.

    Ben's passion is surfing and he can regularly be found across Devon, Cornwall and even Dorset when conditions are 'right'. Apparently he has a love hate relationship with the wind! On the rare occasions Ben has any spare time, he spends it renovating his flat.
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    Mo Church - Negotiator
    Born in Somerset, Mo moved to Dorset in 1996 and now lives in Poole. 

    She joined H&B in 2008 as a negotiator after a career in customer liaison in the printing industry.She is in her element dealing with people and loves matching our properties to the right tenants.

    When not letting properties Mo's passions are music, travel and the local art Studio in Wimborne.
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    Joanna Broadbridge - Lettings Administrator
    Jo is from Buckinghamshire but moved to the Lower Parkstone area of Poole just over 20 years ago, so she is almost a local to Dorset! 

    Jo first started working in the Residential Lettings industry in 2008 where she was based in Penn Hill. She has been with H&B since 2013, and initially worked as Property Maintenance Manager and as one of our three Property Managers before settling into her current role; responsible for tenancy renewals, new agreements and referencing.

    In her spare time, Jo's passion is photography and she has been known to sell the odd print or two on-line. Jo also loves to paddle board in Poole Harbour and enjoys hanging out with friends and family and especially with Mr Wilson...... her dog!
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    Catherine Connell - Property Manager
    Cathy grew up in Hamworthy, Dorset and in addition to her excellent local knowledge brings a diverse range of lettings and property management experience to Harker & Bullman.

    Initially working in customer service and tax administration, Cathy found her communication skills and attention to detail transferred well into the lettings industry and she hasn't looked back since. Having been a Senior Accounts Administrator, Inventory Clerk, Property Maintenance Coordinator and Lettings Manager for several respected firms across Bournemouth, Christchurch and the New Forest, Cathy has a real appreciation of every aspect of the lettings industry.

    As the newest member of the H&B team, Cathy's skills above coupled with her cheery disposition and helpful attitude means she is well equipped for life as one of our Property Managers.

    Cathy lives in Poole and enjoys spoiling her (now retired) horse of 27 years. She has been lucky enough to see some beautiful corners of the world from Canada to Fiji, New Zealand to Thailand and would love to see more!
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    Why do our customers stay with us for many years?
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      Many of the comments below were taken from our 2017 Landlord Survey - where almost 50% of our clients took the time to respond and tell us what they really thought of us.

      Over 97% of clients said we were "Professional, Dependable and Knowledgeable".


    Testimonials from Landlords

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      If I had to score you out of 10, it would be 11.
      Thanks for every piece of advice you have ever given us, for each and every Tenant and for every effective transaction.   If I had to give you a score out of 10, it would be eleven.
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      delighted with the service provided!!

      Harker & Bullman have successfully managed my property for the past 7 years and I have been delighted with the service provided. They have always found good quality tenants and they have meticulously performed the routine inspections to handle anything that has arisen.


    • Landlord Testimonial

      you have far exceeded our expectations.
      We would just like to take this opportunity to thank the whole team at Harker & Bullman for providing such an excellent service. You have always worked tirelessly on our behalf and you have far exceeded our expectations.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Couldn't wish for a more efficient service.
      Couldn't wish for a more friendly and efficient service
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      look after our property as if it were their own.
      Friendly staff that look after our property as if it were their own. Good communication even though I am based overseas. Having same contact and continuity. Maintenance is sorted quickly and promptly and is never an issue. I can not be happier with the service Sue gives me at Harker and Bullman!!
    • Landlord Testimonial

      A reputation for efficiency.
      A reputation for efficiency. I have found H&B to be particularly professional and helpful.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Tenants and landlord have good reason to feel safe
      Good local reputation. A business of good professional character. Tenants and landlord have good reason to feel safe with H & B.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      I could not ask for better service.
      I could not ask for better service.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Help always available.
      Friendly, personal service. Sensible advice offered. Help always available.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Excellent, professional service.
      Excellent, professional service.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      I have peace of mind in your very capable hands.
      Thank you for your kind and helpful service over the years. You have been such a help to me and have become good friends.I have peace of mind leaving my property in your very capable hands and know I have no worries. That you will be prompt in rectifying any maintenance issues and tenant enquiries. Thank you for your kind, efficient and helpful service.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      polite, reassuring, communicative and reliable.
      Always helpful, polite and reassuring, communicative and reliable!!!!!
    • Landlord Testimonial

      would willingly give them our recommendation.
      We have always found Harker & Bullman to be very efficient and friendly and would willingly give them our recommendation
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Selected 20 years ago, happy ever since.
      You were selected over 20 years ago when you had just started and have been happy ever since
    • Landlord Testimonial

      very satisfied with the service you all provide.

      I am very satisfied with the service you all provide from the moment I call/pop in through to selecting a tenant or resolving a maintenance issue in the flat.

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Thank You so much!

      You've been so helpful from day one and have re-assured me throughout the whole process of moving into our new home. We look forward to many happy times in our new home. Thank You so Much! 


    • Tenant Testimonial

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