Howkins & Harrison
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    At Howkins & Harrison, we are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers, Estate Agents, Valuers and Chartered Planners, with a reputation for providing a professional service.

    We have been supporting homeowners, landowners and landlords since 1888 and we have 7 regional, high street offices and over 80 employees. We also have the benefit of an office on St James's Place in London, to promote our portfolio to commuters.

    Covering a wide area of the Midlands, working across Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, We offer total land, property & estate services for residential, commercial and agricultural clients.

    If you're looking to buy, sell, let, rent, auction, extend, finance or develop, our experienced team are here to help.

    Our Rugby office is located on Albert Street within the town centre. There is metered on street parking just outside the office. If you are able to pop in, we'd be delighted to see you.

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Considerations when choosing an estate agent:
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    • First impressions count
      The majority of buyers will first encounter your property either online or via contact from an agent. We work with all our sellers to present a property in the best possible way; quality photography, detailed floor plans and great room by room details. We also use all the tools available to us to get your property seen by the most potential buyers.

      We pride ourselves in the quality of our service and marketing materials, nothing will be too much trouble for us; quality presentation is considered in every aspect.

    • We spread the net far and wide
      Having a local network of 7 high street offices all working together across the Midlands, we are able to promote your property to a wide audience.
      Not only will your property be part of our wide marketing network, but we also have an office in London promoting your home to commuters and 2nd homeowners. We are able to give you significant geographical exposure so the biggest audience possible see your property.

    • Quality brochures

      Having a well-presented property brochure is a vital part of our sales strategy. Being able to give potential buyers an impressive and professional document that they can have before or after a viewing, helps to keep the property alive in their minds.

      This is one of the reasons we focus on providing great photography, detailed floor plans, as well as location maps, energy rating graphs and descriptions of key features.

    • Photography that sells

      The importance of great photography when marketing a property should never be underestimated. You have seconds to get someone's attention and a great first image can do just that.

      With the majority of buyers flicking through properties online, your home needs to stand out and the best way it can do that is with great photos.

      Your property will be considered or dismissed in a moment by its representative photographs, regardless of the accompanying description, location or floor plan. Even the most desirable properties on paper can be hindered by poor photographs.

      We work hard to get the right images and we will refresh them to keep interest levels as high as we possibly can.

    • Coverage
      Our property marketing strategy is to always use a mix of tools to promote your home.

      We use all the traditional methods; for sale boards, newspaper advertising and direct mail. And we combine those with online methods such as our website, Rightmove and social media.

      Depending on the property, we might also use magazine, leaflet, poster, radio and event marketing for promotion.

      We believe in approaching each property with fresh eyes and not just opting for what is traditional or standard to market your home.
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Considerations when buying a property...
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    What are your needs?

    Buying property is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases of your life. We understand this and we want to support you with this journey.

    We are always here to speak to and help you define your requirements.

    We recommend you think about:

    • Researching your desired area - where is 'in' and 'out'? We have a wealth of local knowledge and we can help with any questions about locations.
    • What is your top budget?
    • What are your timescales to make a purchase?
    • What do you need from a property?
    • What is on your list of 'must haves' against 'nice to have'?

    We can also help you with:

    • Selling your current home
    • Recommending a surveyor
    • Appointing a Solicitor
    • And recommending Financial Services providers

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We're more than just an estate agency
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    At Howkins & Harrison we have a wealth of services available to you:

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    Residential property sales

    Our residential sales teams specialise in selling town and country properties, from starter homes to manor houses. Working from 7 regional offices we cover Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

    All of this gives us great exposure with local buyers and investors, as well as investors and commuters from further afield via our London office.

    To boost the sales potential of your home, we don't just apply the standard sales techniques, we also gain coverage from:

      • Move to the Country Show

    Working with our London Office, we get together with over 30 experienced agents, with objective, balanced advice who showcase some of the finest property outside the Capital, from chocolate box cottages to Country Estates.

      • Local initiatives with schools

    We enjoy good relationships both supporting and working with some of our local schools.

      • Aquire magazine

    Working with our London office, we publish the twice yearly 'Aquire' magazine, which provides a selection of the countries finest properties for sale with the aim of reaching buyers and sellers across the whole UK.

      • The View magazine

    We also publish our own magazine called 'The View'. We have two publications a year and they are distributed by post to our mailing list, they are also available in our offices as well as from local businesses. The View showcases properties, locations as well as our genuine passion for our work, our customers and our wider team.

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    Residential Lettings

    Our team of fully ALRA regulated lettings agents, register more than 6,000 prospective tenants each year, administer over 2,500 tenancies on behalf of private individuals and corporate landlords, and let about 650 properties a year.

    Our residential lettings service levels include:

        • Full Managed Service - Our Landlords are in safe hands will this full service package. It covers every aspect of letting a property; rental valuations and reviews, property advertising and marketing, tenant vetting, tenant referrals, tenancy agreements, deposit handling, rent collection, property maintenance and management of work, full inventory checks.

        • Letting Only Service - If you are happy to manage your property and your tenant, we can value and market your let, conduct the tenant vetting, tenant referrals, tenancy agreements, and deposit handling. Then you manage everything from there on.

        • Letting Only with Rent Collection Service - This is the same as our Let Only Service, with the addition of us collecting the tenants rent on a monthly basis on your behalf.

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    Rural, professional and commercial services
    We have a dedicated team who specialise in rural, agricultural and development properties such as farms, building plots and land. 

    They also work with planning applications, compulsory purchases and estate management on behalf of our clients. We can also value, sell or let your commercial or agricultural premises or land.
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    Planning and development
    Our team of Chartered Planners can provide you with an effective planning consultancy service, using their many years of experience working with and alongside local authorities in the Midlands.

    As well as planning applications, they also work on planning appeals, development plans and enforcement cases.
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    We host property and agricultural auctions across the Midlands, covering a wide range of lots; rural and urban properties, farms, land, machinery, farm equipment and livestock. 

    We regularly have cows, pig troughs and tractors to be bid on, as well as urban homes, farms and land.

    All our auctions are managed by experienced and qualified professionals, and we design and produce quality sales brochures to support our highly publicised sales.

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    Get in touch...
    We would be delighted to talk to you about any of these services and to put you in touch with the right member of the wider Howkins & Harrison team.
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Our Rugby residential sales team
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    We'd be delighted to hear from you...
    You can either give us a call on: 01788 436 024

    Or you can email is using our contact details below...
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    Rob Eyton-Jones, Managing  Partner
    Managing Partner, Robert, has more than 24 years of agency experience with an unrivalled knowledge of property within Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Robert joined Howkins & Harrison in 2003, as the manager of the Rugby residential team and has worked in all of our offices over the years. He is now mainly based between Rugby and Lutterworth and specialises in market appraisals and all types of property sales and advice, as well as overseeing and steering the whole business.
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    Julie Tavinor, Senior Branch Manager
    Julie has over 20 years experience in estate agency and prides herself on her vast local knowledge. Previously from a customer service managerial role in media, Julie's attributes include her commitment to delivering the best possible service to her clients. She enjoys all aspects of her role, in particular finding new homes for her clients, whilst striving to obtain the best possible price for her sellers.
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    Clair Parkes, Assistant Sales Manager
    Clair has been working in estate agency for 17 years, starting out as an accompanied viewer, working her way up to a senior sales negotiator. She loves all aspects of her job, nothing gives her greater pleasure than guiding people through the buying and selling process and achieving the end goal of handing the keys over on completion day. Clair enjoys keeping active by gardening, walking and regular Yoga classes.
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    Helen Thomas, Sales Negotiator
    Helen started working as an accompanied viewer for Rugby & Lutterworth in September 2020, then worked part time for both offices. She now works as a full time Sales Negotiator since January 2023. Helen previously ran her own HGV Driver Recruitment Agency and is from a Transport background. Outside of work, Helen can be seen around town following various local bands.
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    Jayne Mahendren, Sales Secretary
    Jayne began her career with Howkins & Harrison in 2018 as a part time accompanied viewer for both the Rugby and Lutterworth offices. She now works full time in the Rugby branch. Within her role she assists the Rugby Residential Sales team with administration and launching properties to the market. Outside of work, Jayne has a passion for renovating properties and enjoys putting her own interior design stamp on her various projects.
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    Testimonials from Sellers

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      Communication and Negotiation skills.
      Thank you Julie for all your hard work in getting this one over the line for us. Your communication and negotiation skills are second to none, and without your support we don't believe this move would have been possible for us.
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      Supportive or thoughtful people.
       We anticipated that moving house after 45 years living in our family home was going to be emotional and stressful. However, Julie Tavinor and the staff at Howkins and Harrison were just brilliant! At every step of the journey, they were there supporting and advising either by phone or email. I couldn't have asked for more supportive or thoughtful people working for me. Julie was really quick to resolve any issues that arose and kept the communication between me and the buyers really effective. In the end, it felt like she drove the whole process and made it happen. Thank you to Howkins and Harrison for a superb service! If I had ever have to do this again, I'd come straight to you! Thank you all!
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      Work Hard!
      From start to finish I have been looked after. Enquiries answered pretty much straight away and they work hard chasing the slow lenders! Highly recommend.
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      Thank you just doesn't seem enough to say
      I have recently put my property on the market with Howkins & Harrison (Rugby Branch). I have bought and sold houses over the last 30 plus years, I have seen attitudes in how some estate agents behave and just see their clients as their commission and pay packet. These are the agents that sadly give the estate agency industry a bad name. From my first initial contact with the team to having my property valued, and then being marketed I am beyond impressed with how this Estate Agent goes above and beyond for their clients. I have been met with nothing but professional standards, courteousness, and kindness, which is huge for me. It is evidently clear after speaking to the team at H&H and witnessing first hand, just how dedicated they are to their clients and how passionate they are about their jobs. It makes a refreshing change to see this and gives me confidence knowing I have chosen the right agent to market and sell my property. Denise, Julie, Clair, and Jayne thank you for everything that you have done for me and continue to do too, you have all taken so much pressure of me so I have little to be worried about with regards my sale, I cannot thank you enough for that. You are all lovely people; thank you just doesn't seem enough to say.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Efficient and professional !
      Julie and the team at Howkins & Harrison were so easy to work with for our recent purchase. Communications were friendly, efficient and professional from the first viewing, all the way through to completion and the day I dashed frantically into the office to pick up the keys to our new home - mere minutes ahead of the movers arriving!
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      Very Smooth and Easy.
      I purchased my home using Howkins & Harrison - RUGBY. Helen Thomas and Christopher Ollerenshaw were our sales negotiators and they made the process very smooth and speedy. They were very helpful and professional. I would recommend them to all of my friends.
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      Helpful in passing communications between parties.
      Can't recommend Howkins and Harrison enough, especially Chris Ollerenshaw. As first time buyers it has been great to have a friendly voice on the phone to support us all the way from offer to completion. Chris worked hard to move our purchase forward in the final stages and was helpful in passing communications between us and the seller. He always got back to our calls or emails quickly. We will use Howkins and Harrison in future & recommend them 100%
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