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    KIMBERLEY'S is totally independent and is owned by the local resident Sole Principal, Steve Kimberley MNAEA. Unlike many of our competitors, our priority is selling your property with less emphasis placed on mortgages and insurance products. Kimberley's are licensed members of NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) with our staff being comprehensively trained industry professionals. We are members of the Property Ombudsman scheme so you know that by choosing a licensed NAEA agent you are covered by a Client Money Protection Scheme together with Professional Indemnity Insurance.
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    SALES
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    As a team we have many years of experience collectively between us in Estate Agency, many of those within the Falmouth/Truro catchment area. Our office is centrally located with car parking availability close by. We have double window displays to showcase our clients properties in a heavy footfall area. We pride ourselves on being passionate, committed and knowledgeable enabling us to offer a professional and efficient service to all our clients. Our aim is to provide the best personal service in the area that goes beyond your expectations and makes the process of buying or selling a property a more enjoyable experience for all parties involved. We are a forward thinking company who draw on technical innovations and embrace positive change within the industry to ensure we maintain the highest standards at all times.
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    FREE VALUATION
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    For your free valuation or if you wish to discuss any aspect of buying or selling a property why not call us NOW on 01326 311400
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Advice for Sellers
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    Ensure that your property has the best chance to sell

    The skill and expertise of your chosen agent will be instrumental in attracting potential buyers to your property and negotiating a successful sale.

    The way a property is presented however is a key contributing factor to achieving a prompt sale at market price. Good first impressions are vital, as is the need to appeal to the broadest range of buyers as possible.

    Below are some tips for ensuring your property is presented in a way that gives it the best possible chance to sell.

    Pre-marketing stage

    Listen to your Agent

    Listen to your Agents advice on a realistic marketing price. You may have in mind what you think your property is worth but your property should be valued based on condition and comparable evidence of actual property sales not properties on the market. Properties that are pitched either too high or too low may limit viewing interest.

    Preparing Your Home for Sale

    People tend not to buy bricks and mortar, but a 'home.' If a house doesn't 'feel' right it will be difficult to sell. The 'feel' of your house can be influenced by a host of individual factors. Here are a few hints to help you make your house 'feel' like your viewers' new 'home.'

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE VITAL. Ensure that the front garden is neat and tidy and that the front elevation of the house, at least, is well maintained - particularly the front door! A hanging basket by the front door is well worth the investment.

    TIDY UP! Clutter really does make a house look smaller. A tidy house has the feel of a much larger one. Think about any unnecessary furniture as well. If in doubt - get it out!

    PAY ATTENTION TO THE SMELLS. Homebuyers use all their senses when getting the 'feel' of your home. Clean the curtains and carpets and give the whole place a good 'spring clean'. There's a lot of truth in the old adage of employing the aroma of freshly baked bread and a pot of fresh coffee. At least, use a little pot pourri around the place. A couple of bunches of fresh fragrant flowers make a huge difference.

    In addition to preparation of the house itself, gather together a portfolio of paperwork that any serious potential buyer may very well want to see. Gas, electricity bills etc., plus any guarantees for damp proofing or other remedial work that have been undertaken.

    Whilst these tasks may seem something of a chore, they really will make a tremendous difference to the saleability of your house.

    Availability

    Ensure your property is readily available for viewings as much as possible. Remember - everyday is potentially a viewing day!

    Pets

    If you have pets ensure they are out of the way during viewings, that the property is cleaned of any hair and that any mess in the garden is picked up.

    Vacate the property

    It is also important to give a true representation of the space in your property - too many people will reduce the size and may well make a real difference to how much a potential purchaser may offer you. During the viewings vacate the property if possible as potential buyers communicate more honestly with agents if vendors are not around, which in the long run will provide you with accurate feedback on your home.


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Advice for Purchasers
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    Before you look:

    Prepare your finances: it is always a good idea to have your finances in place before you start looking at properties. Approaching an agent with a 'mortgage in principle' from your lender might give you an edge over other potential buyers and the estate agents will view you as a serious buyer.

    Research the local area: sometimes local housing market trends vary from the broader national trends. A good local agent, (preferably one who is a licensed member of the National Association of Estate Agents), can help you identify trends in certain areas which can help in finding suitably priced houses for the area. Once a property is found always take a walk around the local area surrounding the property, check for anything that may cause annoyance like any main roads etc., that could cause a lot of noise pollution. Look at off-street parking and any planned developments as well.

    During the search

    Understand what is included in the purchase price: additional fees relating to white goods and removable furnishings are much more common in today's market, and may even be used as a negotiating tool. Therefore it is vital to check the sales particulars to see what specifics are included. Generally, white goods that are integrated or plumbed in are included, but that's not always the case.

    Keep records: record details of any phone conversations, including who you spoke to, on what date and what was said. This will help to avoid any disputes further down the line if something you'd thought was agreed is later denied.

    Decided to buy?

    Don't bid too low: offering a substantially lower price could increase the risk of you losing your chosen property and could position you as a nuisance buyer who is not serious about purchasing. Make a sensible offer based on the guide price and be prepared to negotiate.

    Make an offer: this can be discussed with the agent over the phone or in person at the estate agent's office. If you have offered the asking price ensure that the property is taken off the market immediately.

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KIMBERLEY'S TEAM
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    PRINCIPAL - STEVE KIMBERLEY MNAEA
    Steve Kimberley started in the profession in 1979 and has gained considerable and valuable experience in corporate and independent residential estate agency practices where he achieved the position of Associate Partner. His background in estate agency started in Surrey and South London and he has now been resident in this area since 1982 where he has gained unrivalled local knowledge and insight into the community. He is a licensed member of the National Association of Estate Agents (MNAEA) and has been chairman for the local branch of this association. Steve is an avid football fan and has strong connections and sponsors many local sports in the area. Having lived locally in Penryn, Mabe and Helston for many years he is now residing on the outskirts of Falmouth.  He has been chairman of a local football club, President of the Cober Valley and Helston/Lizard Rotary Clubs and past President for the Stithians Show committee for 2014.
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    ABIGAIL ORCHARD - SENIOR NEGOTIATOR SALES
    Abbey has had a connection with Kimberleys for over 20 years, having been employed after a successful work placement from Falmouth School at the age of 15. We are fortunate that Abbey has experience in both sales and lettings and is an extremely hard working and popular member of the Kimberley's family. In more recent years Abbey has reduced her hours and is now a part time member after having her first child in September 2016. Abbey lives locally with her partner Simon and alongside a house renovation their little boy keeps them busy!
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    SUSIE LAWS - NEGOTIATOR
    Susie grew up in Falmouth and attended Truro High School for Girls. Whilst studying at school Susie worked Saturdays for an Independent Estate Agent in Truro. After completing her first year of A' Levels Susie went on to work full time in estate agency. Wanting to come back to her home town and work for an Independent Estate Agent, Susie joined Kimberley's in September 2018. Outside of work Susie is a Scout Leader for the scout group in Lanner and spends her spare time camping and doing activities throughout Cornwall. When not with Scouts or selling properties, you will find Susie helping her partner with his Coffee Van Business selling Barista Coffee.
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    CLAIRE RETCHFORD - NEGOTIATOR
    Claire, originally from Bristol, relocated to Falmouth recently and joined Kimberley's in 2018. Claire has worked within the property industry for a number of years and has already built up good working relationships with new and existing clients and work colleagues alike. Having a positive and bubbly personality Claire is always happy to help and go that extra mile.
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    JULIE SYMONS - SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR
    Julie is proud to be Cornish, having been born and brought up in the lovely village of Porkellis. near Helston. Following her marriage to Neil in 1984, Julie moved to Falmouth and in 2017, moved to Pool, near Redruth. Julie joined the company within weeks of its opening in August 1997 and is now responsible for all aspects of administration within the firm. During her spare time, Julie attends an art group in Redruth, enjoying flower arranging and baking which includes her part-time role as official supplier of birthday cakes for her colleagues at Kimberley's!
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    GILL HAYWOOD - BUSINESS MANAGER/NEGOTIATOR
    Gill has been working alongside Steve since Kimberley's foundation in 1997. Gill is the company accounts and business manager responsible for the organisation of the office. Behind every good business man they say there is a woman and in Steve's case this is Gill. Gill regularly attends the local area meetings of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Gill is married to Robin and has grown up children with their own families for which she is a very caring Grandma.
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    GARY PORTMAN - SENIOR LISTER/NEGOTIATOR
    Gary has worked in estate agency for over 20 years, gaining experience in both corporate and independent environments as well as the new homes sector. He started his career in St. Ives with his father where he grew up before moving away and finding his way back home a few years ago. He now resides in St. Ives with his wife Tiffany and their three children who keep him busy. During his spare time Gary enjoys an occasional game of golf.
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    FENELLA DEERING - SALES SUPPORT
    Fenella and her family re-located to Falmouth from the North West in 2010, in order to give their son the healthy outdoor lifestyle that Cornwall offers. With a strong background in sales, marketing and customer support, Fenella joined Kimberley's in March 2019 in a sales support role. A team player with an open and friendly personality, Fenella enjoys meeting new and returning clients. She has a strong belief that in this digital age, a good firm handshake, listening ear and a warm greeting are important aspects of delivering the professional friendly service established by Steve and the Kimberley's team.
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    TESTIMONIALS
    • Introduction

      We have received some lovely feedback over the years and we have added a few of our favourites.

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      patience and determination
      We have been delighted with the service that your company has provided.  We are very aware that there have been a number of challenges in bringing about the sale and we much appreciate the patience and determination that you, Adam and your other colleagues have shown.  We would like to make particular mention of Abigail, who has been extremely efficient and supportive.
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      you have earned your commission

      Dear Mr Kimberley,

      I am writing in response to your letter on the 24th regarding the sale of our property. We felt that we would like to express in writing our appreciation of the excellent service we have received from your Agency, particularly from Abi, Adam and occasionally Liz. The sale was not straightforward (are they ever?) two false starts with sales that fell through but each time another buyer was quickly found and it was third time lucky. Adam wrote 'Well Done' on the bottom of your letter but we feel the 'well done' should be directed to you and your Staff. They have kept us informed of the progress of the sale, any conversations with Solicitors and the Purchasers, all the way through. This was very reassuring and made us feel that you were working for us quickly and efficiently throughout the process. I have to say this has not been our experience with Estate Agents in the past. I would also like to commend Abi for her enthusiasm and politeness. She made us feel our property was very desirable throughout and every conversation I had with her was a pleasure. In fact, every member of your team I spoke to was unfailingly polite and friendly. One often hears people complaining that Estate Agents get their commission for doing very little. This has certainly not been our experience with you. We feel that you have earned your commission and deserve it for the work you have done and the excellent way we have been treated. Thank you and well done!

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      progressed the sale
      We have been very pleased with the way you have progressed the sale of the property and we would like to wish continued success for your business in the future.
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      nothing which Kimberley's could not handle
      May we take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for their assistance in the sale of the property. There were the usual headaches but nothing which Kimberley's could not handle. We are pleased that we changed Estate Agents, it was a good move.
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      tactical manoeuvres with the links in the chain
      Dear Adam and team at Kimberley's Estate Agents Just a note to thank you all for the selling of our house at Penhale Road.  We are finally settled into our new home only took 3 months. We were grateful for all your help and support (and tactical manoeuvres with all the links in the chain).

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      for believing in us as buyers
      Dear Abby and Adam, thank you SO much for believing in us as buyers you are both brilliant and I so appreciated your time and advice. - Katie and Nigel
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      informed all the way through
      With your excellent help, we moved from North Somerset to Cornwall..... We would sincerely like to thank the team for all the help we received during the negotiations and moving process, we were left informed all the way through and can't fault the professional and caring way we were treated.
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      Efficient, cheerful and optimistic!

      We would like to thank you and your staff for the professional way they handled the sale of our property.

      Susie was an absolute delight and on many occasions helped us over the difficult times, she was always cheerful and optimistic. The company we are buying our new bungalow from Bloor Homes have also commented how efficient Susie has been.

      We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company in the future.


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      We really went above and beyond!
      Thank you for being so helpful with getting our property sale through - you really went above and beyond and I really appreciate it!
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      A massive THANK YOU!
      A massive THANK YOU, you did it! We knew you could. This will make a massive difference to all our lives. What an awesome team! Thanks guys.
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