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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 Towcester office is located on Watling Street within the main town centre. There is free 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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    Auctions

    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 Towcester residential sales team
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    We'd be delighted to hear from you...
    You can either give us a call on: 01327 353 575

    Or you can email is using our contact details below...
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    Karen Bishop, Sales Manager
    Karen joined Howkins & Harrison in 2017 and now manages our Towcester residential office. She has a background in sales and marketing, and is passionate about providing excellent customer service. Having lived in Northamptonshire for many years and being familiar with Towcester and the surrounding villages, Karen is ideally placed to help vendors make successful sales and purchasers to find their dream home in this beautiful part of the world.
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    Martin Broadbent, Head of Residential Sales
    Martin started his career in estate agency in 1986, in the days of applicant boxes, cameras with 35mm film, measuring sticks and no internet. Times have certainly changed, but the attention to detail and customer service focus has remained the same. Martin oversees the Residential Sales team, encouraging his staff to welcome new technology whilst embracing traditional values. Martin lives locally and lives for sport.
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    Helen Edwards
    Helen is a key member of the team at Towcester, loves property and is very keen on interior design. She is meticulous with detail and has a fabulous local knowledge, having lived around the Towcester area for 25 years. Helen is a keen runner in her spare time. 
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    Some example of what our clients say about us!
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      We are always delighted to receive feedback. Below are some recent testimonials from our Google Reviews 

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      We cannot praise highly enough
      Having recently used H&H to sell our property, we cannot praise highly enough our dealings with everyone. In particular, Karen, who was delightful, efficient and went beyond the call of duty to assist us in every way she could. Nothing was too much trouble. Without hesitation, we would use H&H again. Neil & Lola-Anne Drane
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      I would highly recommend Howkins and Harrison
      Very helpful and personable staff. Karen was so positive when she initially met with us at the house, which helped enormously. They did everything they could to sell the house and kept us informed along the way. They also chivvied the solicitors along to complete the exchange. I would highly recommend Howkins and Harrison to anyone wanting to sell a house. Thank you.
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      What a great team at H&H
      What a great team at H&H, they made the whole process seamless and smooth. Always honest and upfront, no misleading responses, professional and very approachable. I never felt like I was being a nuisance, when I am pretty certain I was! Always happy to answer your calls and help you as best as possible. I Highly Recommend!
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      a fantastic and friendly service
      We recently purchased and moved into our first house together through Howkins & Harrison and we couldn't recommend them highly enough. (The whole process took less than 6 weeks!) Jordana and the team were so helpful, friendly and professional. As first time buyers we had a million and one questions however Jordana and the team were always available to answer any questions we had and made time for us (no matter how silly or small they were!) and overall we received a fantastic and friendly service. Thank you Howkins & Harrison
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      I can't praise the team enough
      Thank you Howkins and Harrison Team for all your support during a difficult house sale. I can't praise the team enough, Karen is the one of the finest estate agents I have ever met . Martin is always there to help and answer any worries or queries in a timely fashion. Kelly was fantastic at explaining the house buying process and keeping matters less stressful. Jordana was also exceptionally helpful when showing me around prospective houses . Thank you team

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      highly professional, knowledgeable and honest
      An amazing estate agents. Karen was highly professional, knowledgeable and honest when valuing our property - offering lots of advice and options. We viewed properties with Jordana, who again provided a professional and courteous service, explaining things very clearly. Thank you.
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      professional and willing to help
      My partner and myself would like to thank Karen and the rest of the staff at Howkins And Harrison. We found that everyone who we dealt with were professional and were all willing to help us every step of the way to buying our first house.
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      helpful and informative
      We have recently bought our house sold by Howkins and Harrison. Karen and the team were so helpful and informative with the whole buying process, which was all new to me. Karen was always a phone call or email away for any queries I had. She kept me up to date with the whole progress. I was very pleased with their service and would highly recommend them.
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      good level of communication
      The team at Howkins and Harrison were fantastic from start to finish. They were professional, knowledgeable/insightful about the market and kept up a good level of communication throughout the process. We would definitely use them again!
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    *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 Howkins & Harrison LLP, Towcester on 01327 353 575.