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Helping people move home now for over 170 years
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    Award Winning Estate Agents
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    Our experience of the Cardiff & Vale property market is second to none, so whether you're selling, buying or letting, you'll be in expert, professional hands. In fact we've been helping people move home now for over 170 years! Your experience at Hern & Crabtree will be one of friendly, proactive property experts who go the extra mile, giving you a comprehensive service every step of the way.

    Without trying to blow our own trumpet, we were voted as Cardiff's Best Estate Agency 2014/15 by Cardiff Life Magazine and we chose to be members of the National Association of Estate Agents, the Property Ombudsman & ARLA; so you know you'll be in safe hands when it comes to your next move.

    Welcome to Hern & Crabtree
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    Busy Selling!
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    In the area we cover we've sold more properties than any other estate agent in the last year! In fact we agreed sales on over 167 properties from November 2014- November 2015!

    Call us today to find out how we can help you sell your home!
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    VALUATIONS
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    START THE BALL ROLLING WITH AN ACCURATE MARKET APPRAISAL

    As a homeowner, you need an accurate market appraisal to help you plan a successful move.

    After all, the price you could get for your home is a significant number. It will affect your new home choices - even influence whether (or not) you put your property on the market.

    Your asking price also affects the market response... That's why our in-depth market appraisals consider a full range of factors - to help your place make the strongest first impression on the market.

    Here's what we'll consider:

    • The buoyancy of the local property market
    • Your home's location, condition, and unique features
    • The current demand for properties like yours
    • The price (and speed) similar properties have sold for
    • The comparable prices of equivalent properties on the current market
    • Whether you want a quick sale or whether you're willing to hold out

    What to expect after your home's been priced

    After weighing up all these factors, we'll recommend a 'for sale' price in writing.

    Your price will be our professional opinion as to what your home is really worth.

    Rest assured we'd never overinflate its value - just to secure your business. Whilst a high valuation can be tempting, an unrealistic asking price is not in your best interests. It can put buyers off, reduce interest in your home, and eventually lead to unnecessary, costly reductions (all of which are very frustrating).

    It's why you can trust us to be transparent and upfront about what you can expect - to prevent disappointment in the long run.

    We'll also explain how we plan to market and showcase your property - Remember... every sales strategy is different and tailored to your needs. For example, where your property will feature, how we'll arrange and organise viewings, and how we'll communicate with you and your potential buyers.

    And our overall aim... That you end the process feeling confident you've found the perfect buyer who buys your property at a price, which feels right.

    So you see there's nothing to lose... Hern & Crabtree market appraisals are free with no strings attached!

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WHY BUY WITH US?
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    Start your property search today...
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    It's easy to get your local Hern & Crabtree team hard at work finding potential properties for you. Either, call in for a coffee or ring ahead to book an appointment. And remember, once we've chatted, we can add you to that priority notification list.

    BOOKING A VIEWING?
    If you want to look round any of the properties on our site just get in touch - we're available between 9am and 6pm every day. The same goes if you'd like us to value your home. Just visit our valuation page or call one of the office for further inforamtion.

    WHY BUY WITH US?
    Our people are serious property professionals. They love working here at Hern & Crabtree because our brand attracts people selling great homes in the best neighborhoods. We know that selling your home is a big deal. Speak with Hern & Crabtree to help guide you step by step.

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NEW HOMES
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    DISCOVER AN EASIER WAY TO HOUSE-HUNT
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    DISCOVER AN EASIER WAY TO HOUSE-HUNT FOR NEW-BUILD HOMES IN SOUTH WALES


    Imagine... High specifications, pristine décor, energy efficiency, and space tailored for modern living.

    Do you dream of being the first to live in your brand new home?

    Following huge investment in the region, lots of stunning new-build properties and developments have sprung up in Cardiff and South Wales. So whether you're a first-time buyer, a growing family, an investor, or planning to downsize, you're spoilt for choice!

    But how do you discover everything that's available, without driving for miles around the region?

    The simple answer is to visit our new homes showroom in Cathedral Road. It's dedicated to new-build properties. You'll find our knowledgeable team on hand to give you expert advice. And with their friendly service and reliable communication, you'll get the information and ideas you need to make the right decision.

    • Want to buy 'off plan' or a recently completed build? We'll walk you through the new home's buying process and show you which properties and developments match your needs.
    • Want to invest? We can advise on projected rental earnings from different developments and help you pick a buy-to-let property that delivers your investment objectives.
    • "Buy land - they're not making any more." - Mark Twain. If you are looking to buy or sell land, we want to hear from you!

    What's more, due to our close links with the region's biggest developers, you can rely on us to keep you fully informed with what's up and coming in the area.

    You'll even discover some fantastic early bird discounts and incentives.


    Not convinced about new-build - yet?

    If you've got your heart set on a Victorian or Georgian character property, don't dismiss new-build until you've had a proper look.

    While new homes have been criticised over the years, the latest properties are built with modern living in mind.

    Just look at all the benefits a brand new property offers you:

    • You'll buy from a developer - not a chain and so you could move in quicker
    • If you're buying a flat, apartment, or other leasehold property, you'll find lease lengths are often longer than older properties
    • New-build properties usually come with a 2-10 year warranty. So if things do go wrong, you're covered
    • There's no need to worry about outdated wiring, poorly maintained plumbing, damp, or other issues that can plague older properties - everything will be in pristine condition and of modern specification
    • You've got a blank canvas on which you can make your mark - and often there's a chance to choose appliances, colour schemes, and the finishing touches
    • New-build home are energy efficient - you could save significantly on heating and lighting
    • Developments often come with extensive facilities and modern amenities such as on-site gyms, swimming pools, spas, and even new schools. Just imagine the lifestyle you could enjoy...

    Ready to view your new-build options?

    It's easy to start your new-build search. Simply book an appointment or pop in for a chat.

    We're open Monday to Friday between 9am-6pm and until 5pm on Saturdays.

    Once we've met and understood your requirements, we'll keep you informed as new opportunities come to market.

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Llandaff Team
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    CARDIFF'S LEADING RESIDENTIAL ESTATE AGENTS

    WE'VE BEEN BUSY MOVING CARDIFF FOR OVER 170 YEARS

    While everyone dreams of owning the perfect home, the process of buying and selling property can get a little bit stressful!

    It's why we believe our job is to remove the hassle and make it easier to sell your house or find a property that you love.

    At the heart of everything we do is really good customer service. Things like reliability, transparency, and friendliness infuse every interaction you'll have with us. It's the little things that matter... We'll phone when we say, respect your time, and serve really good coffee when you pop in for a chat.

    We don't give inflated valuations to secure your business, and we make it easy for buyers to view properties. In short, we'll be hands on and bend over backwards to do whatever we can to accommodate requests - so that buying or selling a home becomes fun.

    We've been doing property for a very long time. Hern & Crabtree originally opened over 160 years ago. This makes us the most established agent in the region - a fact of which we're very proud.

    But it's not just our rich heritage that gets people talking. We're an award-winning agency too. At this year's Cardiff Life Awards, the judges said we are, "easily regarded as one of the strongest Estate Agents in Cardiff."

    Talking of credentials... We choose to be members of the National Association of Estate Agents, The Association of Residential Lettings Agents, and The Property Ombudsman scheme. We hope that reassures you of our professionalism and our desire to serve you well.

    So if attention to detail, extensive local knowledge, and fair valuations are important to you, then you'd better pop in for a cuppa! With four local branches across the city and a brand new homes showroom, we're on your doorstep and ready to help you get moving.

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    Managing Director - Nigel John
    Nigel started with Hern & Crabtree as the managing director in summer of 1998. Having gained many years in the property industry, the opportunity cake to revitalize Cardiff's longest standing residential estate agency, and this was one challenge not to be missed. Today, Nigel's unique visionary outlook and entrepreneurial skills, alongside the innovational and hard working H&C family have placed the company as Cardiff's best estate agency. Nigel is known for thinking outside the box and will always go the extra mile for clients. Alongside successfully managing a dedicated and close-knit team, in his spare time Nigel can always be found socializing, exploring the globe, and keeping fit with the help of his adopted husky Rain.
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    Branch Manager - Owen Llewellyn
    Owen Llewellyn is our Branch Manager for Llandaff, the area in which he also grew up. Having worked in the property industry for over 10 years, there aren't many positions he hasn't held. Owen says: "The great thing about being an estate agent is that it's a very dynamic job. I am a people person at heart and the client always comes first. I love to value properties and the challenge that comes with that, but my biggest satisfaction is negotiating a sale for the client. Away from work, I am a big football fan and like to follow Cardiff City home and away when I have the chance. I also enjoy playing golf but would say I am very much a fair-weather golfer and only play when the sun is shining. If I am not doing either of those, you will more than likely catch me enjoying a pint in a pub in Llandaff!"
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    Senior Negotaitor - Jo Shears
    Joanne is a Senior Sales Negotiator at Hern & Crabtree and is also a valuer for our Llandaff branch. Joanne has worked in estate agencies for an impressive 30 years, and we are proud that the last 8 of those have been with us. Joanne says: "Even after all this time I still really love coming to work. I enjoy the flexibility the company offers me, as I'm also a busy mum of two sports mad boys! It's a very social company too which makes it a great place to work. We go out for meals, have team building days at the races and we even went to Amsterdam for our 2019 Christmas Do!"
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    Sales Negotiator - Harry Roberts
    Harry Roberts is a Sales Negotiator at our Llandaff branch, and is one of the few newer members of the team. Before joining Hern & Crabtree, Harry worked in Deloitte for 4 years, and at a local accountants prior to that. Harry says: "The one thing that I love most about the job is being able to get to know the people we deal with on a day-to-day basis, whether that be our vendors or someone viewing a house with us. I will always try to go the extra mile for them so that ultimately, we can sell someone's house for them or find that dream house for our viewers. Outside of work I enjoy walking my two dogs, Molly and Lottie, playing 5-a-side on a regular basis and attending both Cardiff City and Wales football matches."
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    Administrator - Denise Dobson
    Denise Dobson is a Administrator at our Llandaff branch and has been with us for the past 9 years. Her main duty is to help run a tight ship concentrating on the administration side of the office, which she certainly does. Denise says "The last 9 years working for Hern and Crabtree have just flown by. I really enjoy meeting new clients and building relations with existing ones. I'm usually in the office so I tend to see clients and the start and the finish. It's a lovely feeling when I get to hand buyers the keys to their new home on completion. Outside of work I enjoy getting away with my husband in our campervan with mini-breaks in the UK when we can."
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    Area Manager - Rhodri Humphreys
    Rhodri Humphreys is the Area Manager at Hern & Crabtree and has been with us since 2015, joining us after a 15-year spell at a competitor Agency. Rhodri was brought into the business to bring more structure, without spoiling the key elements that helped to build our excellent reputation. Rhodri says: "I truly love being part of the H&C team. We have a special blend of great people with lots of experience, knowledge and passion. No two days are the same in this job, whether it be fixing a crisis, a funny occurrence or getting a difficult sale over the line with people happily moved into their new home. We really get to know our clients during a potentially stressful time and I think our role helping people during this time is invaluable and easily underestimated. People often think Estate Agency is just about the property, I think it is all about the people. In my spare time I love spending time with my wife and daughter. I also like to read and enjoy sports, especially rugby (Llandaff RFC!) although I'm very much more an amateur golfer now, and enjoy spending time amongst the trees at Whitchurch Golf Club"
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    Director - Michael Baillie
    Mike Baillie is a Director at Hern & Crabtree. Having joined us in 2012 from another company in Cardiff where he spent 5 years, Mike first managed our Llandaff branch for 8 years before moving over to Heath. Mike says: "There isn't solely one thing that makes me love what I do, I think that's the beauty of it, there are many reasons why I have such a passion for my job. After fourteen years as an estate agent I always feel very lucky that I'm able to help people with their move and when I get to build long term relationships with those clients and their families. I enjoy the variety each day brings, the challenges that emerge and being able to work alongside some of the best estate agents I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Outside of work I'll usually be travelling somewhere new. I love to explore places I've not been. Hiking and photography have become passions. Last year was a 40k three-day hike to Machu Pichu in Peru followed by Californian Road trip down Route 1 along the west coast. I also like to cook, read and spend time with my friends and family."
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    Sales Progression Manager - Jan Street
    Jan Street is our trusted Sales Progression Manager and has been with us for an impressive 14 years and has worked as an estate agent nearing 30! Jan says: "Having worked for Hern & Crabtree for 14 years I have watched the company grow but still maintain its core values. Client care is still definitely at the top of the list. For ten years I was a Branch Manager and now head up the sales progression department, so I really feel like I know the business inside out. I find the work rewarding and challenging but with my vast experience in the industry, my working relationship with solicitors is excellent, which really benefits our clients."
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    Lettings Manager - Lance Robertson
    Lance Robertson is our Lettings Manager at Hern & Crabtree and joined us in October 2015, having worked in the lettings industry for over 15 years. Lance says: "What I enjoy most is being part of such a well-established and proud brand that offers quality in everything we do. Here in the Lettings Department we pride ourselves in giving both Landlords and Tenants a premium service that ensures that the rental process is professional, smooth, accurate and ultimately delivers to all our clients expectations. Previously in my career, I lived and worked on the Costa Del Sol in Spain establishing and running my own holiday lettings business. This was truly a great experience for five years of my life and even now in my current role I occasionally am required to use my now slightly rusty Spanish to converse with clients here in the UK! When not in work, I love spending quality time with my partner Bernadette and my two daughters Olivia and Daisy - nothing we like more than a lovely sunny walk along a beach when the UK weather permits!'
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      professional and efficient
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      "Andy, my mother and I would like to say heartfelt 'Thank You' for the professional and efficient way in which you dealt with our respective house move...Thank you for dealing with all our issues so promptly ...We cannot thank you enough or, indeed, praise your services to other people" Mr & Mrs C - Fairwater, Cardiff

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      Impressed from the start with your approach
      "We were impressed from the start with your outfit's approach in particular that no-one expressed shock and horror when we asked if we could have a same day viewing....It has always been a pleasure to deal with Hern & Crabtree and when I called in your Whitchurch branch it was clear that the same approach applies there... very impressed with your camerawork...we were delighted with your approach and with that of Owen." Mr & Mrs B - - Radyr, Cardiff
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      Thank you very much, such a great service
      "Thank you very much for such a great service, I'm recommending you to everyone!" Ms W - Victoria Park, Cardiff
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      Thank you for everything
      "Thank you for everything, we didn't think it was ever going to happen! Thank you all for being so patient, kind and helpful" Mrs K & Family - Llandaff, Cardiff
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      All very much appreciated
      "Thank you all very much for your assistance and support in selling my home...All very much appreciated" Mrs H- Llandaff, Cardiff
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      excellent support +  superb marketing
      My family and I, wish to say a very big thank you!!....because of your excellent support and superb marketing of my property, we were able to actually move home last Friday 16th May.....if we were to move again in the future, we know to whom we would ask 'Hern & Crabtree', and if ever asked to recommend an estate agent, we would have no hesitation in recommending Hern & Crabtree " Mr L & Family, Llandaff, Cardiff
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      no hassle service
      I would like to thank Michael Baillie and his staff at the Llandaff Office for taking on board my requirements & finding me my 'forever home'. Mike listened and provided a 'no hassle service'. He also offered a helpful list of professionals, two of which I used. Thanks a Million." - Mrs G,  Llandaff
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      truly a gold standard experience
      We recently purchased a property via Hern & Crabtree in Llandaff. We would like to say thank you to all the staff who were always helpful and pleasant throughout our discussions and during the period of viewing property and finally achieving our new home. We met with Owen on several occasions during our property search and purchase and he was always very helpful and knowledgeable, just the right mix of professionalism and friendliness. 

      In fact, if it wasn't for his timely contact to inform us of a new property for sale that suited our needs, we are quite sure that we would have missed the opportunity to acquire our new home. Each member of staff that we came into contact with in the Llandaff branch were always pleasant, helpful and efficient. We were in contact with several estate agents during our property pursuit over a period of months but Hern & Crabtree were far and above the most conducive, truly a gold standard experience.

      We will always recommend Hern & Crabtree to our friends and family, and if we intend to sell in the future then we would not hesitate to contact yourselves to manage our sale. Many thanks Mr & Mrs C - Llandaff
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      thank you for an excellent job well done
      Dear Mike,  On behalf of my relative Mrs E, I would very much like to thank you for an excellent job well done. I have been most impressed with the staff from your office who have all be excellent. Having worked in an estate agency office as an IFA for a number of years I do know that the level of service from your office is not always matched elsewhere. With kind regards Mr H, Llandaff
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