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    Key Drummond Estate Agents in Lower Parkstone strive to always offer a high standard of service to our property sellers and buyers. We believe that our greatest asset is you, therefore we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make sure your experience goes as smoothly as possible. (Don't just take our word for it, see our testimonials!) 

    Key Drummond are specialists in a wide variety of property matters including planning, development, refurbishment and investment with significant experience of sourcing waterfront properties, luxury homes and land for the discerning buyer. 

    Key Drummond Estate Agents are the longest established independent property agents serving the BH13 and BH14 post code areas, otherwise known as Canford Cliffs, Branksome Park, Lower Parkstone, Lilliput and the more commonly known Sandbanks Peninsula.

    Established in 1977, as a family business, Key Drummond is still run by Managing Director Jamie Drummond. The company still holds true to its traditional trading principles of honesty, integrity, experience and personal attention, whether dealing with your search for that special property, or the sale of a main or second home. Key Drummond are keen to offer their clients the best marketing available, including investing in the most influential advances in technology, all with the aim of achieving the best possible results. The staff and their families at Key Drummond have all lived and worked locally for many years. This has provided them a wealth of local knowledge and experiences that they are keen to share with those aspiring to live in arguably one the most sought after coastal locations in the United Kingdom. Key Drummond are specialists in all matters relating to property and one of our dedicated sales and lettings specialists are always on hand to deal with your enquiries efficiently.

    At Key Drummond we pride ourselves on our personal attention to detail, our discretion in dealing with matters of property and our ability to be on hand whenever and wherever our assistance is called for. We are open seven days a week for general enquiries and we aim to answer all enquiries efficiently and professionally. So whether your enquiry is to buy, sell, rent or manage a property please feel free to contact us at any of our offices and one of our experienced staff will be on hand to assist you with you enquiry.

    Offices at:113 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JD (Sales) 01202 732321

    Or you can find our properties on any of the major property portals:



    Contact details:

    Telephone - 01202 732321

    Email - ashleycross@keydrummond.com

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Poole's Leading Independent Estate Agent
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    KEY DRUMMOND has been one of the leading agents selling property in the Bournemouth & Poole area since we were first opened in 1977. We pride ourselves on offering a professional transparent service & consistently delivering results of which our reputation is built upon. 
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    When valuing a property, we take care to do our research to ensure we can give you an accurate and professional valuation/ market assessment. In doing so, we go through local agent reports on the large websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla and also look at what prices have actually been achieved via the Land Registry as well as compare with properties we have sold or sale agreed over recent months.

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    At KEY DRUMMOND we pride ourselves on presentation and professionalism. It is key to get the marketing material correct from the get go and for this, we offer a range of services from professional photography to floorplans & video tours. All viewings are accompanied by one of our professional property agents 7 days a week with initial feedback always given within 24 hours. Not only will your property be advertised on all the leading internet based property portals, we also advertise on London-based property websites. We work closely with our network of FOUR OFFICES in Poole, sharing applicants and properties to ensure your property is being seen by a wide audience giving you the best chance of achieving the 'Best Possible Price'.
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    KEY DRUMMOND work on behalf of you, the vendor. We take steps to ensure that the best possible price is achieved whilst negotiating with a prospective buyer. Once a sale has been agreed we will continue to work closely with all parties involved to make the sales transaction through to exchange & completion as smooth and stress-free as possible.
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    The whole process of buying and selling can be a mixed bag of emotions and here at Key Drummond, we are the professionals with vast experience in all aspects of property and we are here to help make your dream move an exciting and enjoyable experience. Call today to speak to a member of the Key Drummond team to see how we can help get you started.  01202 732321
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Your Guide to Buying a Home
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    • Getting started

      Purchasing a home is the largest investment most of us are likely to make, so it is essential to be properly informed. Searching property portals can be a good starting point, but it is also important to instruct an experienced estate agent. Their professional advice is an excellent resource and will offer further insight into the market.

      Talk to KEY DRUMMOND and you'll soon discover how our experts bring insight and guidance that cannot be found elsewhere. We're often asked to bring properties to buyers before they appear in the public domain.

      Being prepared

      The market moves quickly, so getting organised early can pay real dividends. Be ready to instruct a solicitor to draw up the purchase contract. Most importantly of all, get your mortgage in place as quickly as you can. Engaging an independent mortgage broker can help you find the right product and advice. Don't forget all the paperwork you'll need for your application, including proof of ID, bank statements and pay slips.

      Leasehold or freehold?

      A freehold property and the land it stands on are owned outright, making buyers responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and repair. Most houses fall under this category. Leasehold properties are only owned by the buyer for a defined period of time. Most apartments are leasehold.

      In a leasehold property, you pay ground rent and service charge to the freeholder. In return, they maintain the shared parts of the building and repair the exterior. After two years of owning a leasehold property, you can usually extend a lease subject to you and the freeholder qualifying. If a lease isn't extended by the end of the specified term, its ownership passes to the freeholder.

      Some properties in apartment blocks are for sale with a share of the freehold. This means that the residents collectively own the building and the land it sits on. As such, they're responsible for appointing a managing agent and setting service charges.

      The purchasing process

      Every purchase is different, but there are some set steps. The important point is to work with experienced agents that can support you at every stage.

      Step 1: The offer

      When you've found the home you want, make an offer through the estate agent. Negotiate if the vendor doesn't accept your initial offer, but don't forget that in most cases the agent is paid by the seller to achieve the best price. When you've agreed the price, the estate agent will prepare a Memorandum of Sale confirming the terms of the sale.

      Step 2: The critical period

      There is no binding legal obligation for a vendor to sell the property to the prospective buyer. Until contracts are exchanged, they can sell to someone else or withdraw the property.

      As a buyer, you could lose the fees for the professional services you've paid if the seller pulls out of the deal.

      You need to keep the ball rolling by instructing a solicitor to conduct searches, review the contract and negotiate any issues. You will also need to engage a surveyor to inspect the property. They'll either complete a basic assessment in the form of a home buyer's report or a full structural and building survey. Finalising the financing is important at this point as finance-related delays are a common cause of sellers pulling out. You'll need a formal mortgage offer letter from your lender, who will complete a valuation of your home.

      Step 3: Exchange and completion

      Contracts are signed and exchanged when both parties are happy with the terms of the deal. At this point a completion date is set and the buyer makes a deposit payment - usually 10% of the purchase price. You may forfeit this if you fail to complete the purchase.

      Costs and fees

      Budgeting carefully is important. Don't forget these additional costs:

      • Mortgage fees - for arrangement costs, valuation survey and legal services

      • Legal fees - for drawing up contracts

      • Local Authority searches - conveyancing

      • Land Registry fees

      • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) - which is 0% on the first £125,000 of the property price; 2% on the next £125,000; 5% on the next £675,000; 10% on the next £575,000; 12% on the rest (in excess of £1.5 million). SDLT is charged at 15% on residential properties costing more than £500,000 when companies and collective investment schemes buy them

      • Moving and storage costs

    If you have any questions relating to the above please contact us on 01202 732321
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    Additional Services

    Local Network Service

    Working with all our local branches to help find properties for;

    Lettings Service

    An exclusive service for Landlords with properties of exceptional quality, Premium Lettings properties are marketed to relocation and home search agents, and corporate partners.


    From Exclusive Harbourside Homes to Penthouses with Panoramic Views. Our expert staff can help with Waterside division and ensure such properties enjoy the tailored marketing they deserve.

    Residential Development & Investment

    Services for developers of residential and mixed-use new build schemes.

    Property Management

    A full property and rental management service for Landlords.

    Tenancy Management

    A comprehensive and thorough tenancy management service.

    Professional Valuation

    Quality advice on all forms of residential valuation.


    A bespoke service tailored to the individual, providing access to specialist property lawyers.

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Help and communication

      Thank you for all your help and communication throughout the selling journey. You are amazing!

      Miss M


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      Chasing up the buyers solicitor endlessly

      Thank you very much for all your help in selling our property and chasing up the buyers solicitors endlessly to make sure we got in to our new home on time!

      Mr & Mrs B

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      Warmest thanks

      Wanted to pass on our warmest thanks in finally selling our home so that we could buy our dream, forever home! Feel free to pop in for a coffee any time.

      Miss C & Mr F

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      Making sure all of the chain behaved well!

      We are so thrilled to be moving into our new home. Thank you for all your hard work in making sure all of the chain behaved well! I'm not sure we would have got it through this quickly without you.

      Mr and Mrs G


    • Seller Testimonial

      Persistence to get things moving forward 

      In all the madness of moving I never got a chance to say thank you for all of your help. It wasn't exactly an easy process, and I really appreciate all that you did and your persistence to get things moving forward. We would recommend you to anyone who is looking for an agent to sell their property and you will be the first person we contact should we decide to move again.

      Mr & Mrs D

    • Seller Testimonial

      As painless as possible!

      Thank you for making the process as painless as possible!

      Miss H

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      Great work!!

      Thanks for all your help and support with the sale of our flat. Great work!!

      Mr & Mrs T

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      We will definitely be contacting you again

      Thank you for all your hard work on our behalf. We will definitely be contacting you again one day!

      Mr & Mrs T

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      I couldn't have wished for better service

      Hi Leah, Lucy, Ben, Thank you for acting so efficiently and professionally with my sale. I couldn't have wished for a better service.

      Mr S

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      We are extremely grateful

      Thank you so much for all the hard work and support you have given us in order to finally purchase the house. We are extremely grateful.

      Miss P & Mr C

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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 Key Drummond, Lower Parkstone on 01202 732321.