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WE ARE LICENSED ARLA AGENTS
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    WE CARE ABOUT YOUR PROPERTY

    We are local independent agents providing residential lettings and property management services for the Falmouth/Penryn and surrounding villages.

    We are ARLA Licensed Agents and manage a small portfolio of properties and we feel that this enables us to offer our landlords a more personal, friendly and professional service.  As we specialise solely in residential properties we are fully focused on the priorities and needs of those looking to let.

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    KIMBERLEY'S is totally independent and is owned by the local resident Sole Principal, Steve Kimberley MNAEA, MARLA. Unlike many of our competitors, our priority is selling or renting your property with less emphasis placed on mortgages and insurance products.
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MARKETING YOUR PROPERTY
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    Your property is regularly advertised in the local paper, displayed in our shop front and marketed online on our website at www.kimberleys.co.uk together with several top property search sites.

    Call in to the office or register on our website to receive our helpful Landlord Information Pack which is informative and helps you with the process of letting your property. There is even a checklist of things to do before you let your property out.

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    ARLA LICENSED AGENT

    You wouldn't use an unlicensed Dentist or Doctor so why choose an unlicensed Agent?

    FACT:

    Every year, unlicensed agents cost Britain's Landlords and Tenants thousands of pounds because they do not have

    protective measures in place to guarantee your money.

    By using a Licensed ARLA agent you are guaranteed the following:-

    To be consulting with qualified and trained agents who can give you professional up to date advice and guidance

    That your money is protected by a Client Money Protection Scheme

    That you are dealing with an agent who follows a Code of Practice and Rules of Conduct laid down by their professional

    body

    That your agent has Professional Indemnity Insurance

    That you have a route to redress should something go wrong

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    WHY YOU ARE BETTER PROTECTED WITH A LICENSED AGENT

    A Licensed ARLA agent is qualified and is required to keep up to date with the latest developments in the market and with the

    changing legislation affecting letting and property management.

    Without this knowledge and expertise, whether you're a Tenant or a Landlord you may be badly advised or misled - or you may

    even suffer financial loss as a result.

    By choosing a Licensed ARLA agent you are protecting your money because it is covered by a Client Money Protection Scheme.

    A Licensed ARLA firm will also have Professional Indemnity Insurance in place for your protection.

    A Licensed firm also abides by a Code of Practice as well as Rules of Conduct. This means you can be assured that the service

    you receive is to the highest standard and your enquiry will be dealt with professionally and fairly.

    In the unlikely event that things go wrong, a Licensed ARLA firm has a written complaints procedure. If you are not completely

    satisfied with the service you have received from a Licensed ARLA agent and cannot resolve the issue directly with the agent or

    firm, you have the option of taking your complaint to independent adjudication and redress through the Property Ombudsman.

    To check whether your local letting and property management agent is Licensed by ARLA, please visit the ARLA website at

    www.arla.co.uk or telephone them 01926 496800

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    LETTINGS MANAGER - CATHRYN PRYOR (MANDY) MAPIP
    Mandy has been living in Falmouth since 1983 with her husband Colin, she attended Truro Grammar School and she has two grown up sons and two grandsons who also reside locally. She has been with Kimberley's since the business started in 1997 working alongside Gill and Steve and she is responsible for setting up and managing the Administration, IT and Lettings side of the business. In 2008 she set up and opened Kimberley's Lettings and this is now a very successful branch of the Kimberley's business. Mandy has attended several training courses through the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and is a qualified member of the Association of Professional Inventory Providers (APIP).
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *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 Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth on 01326 311400.


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      KIMBERLEY'S is totally independent and is owned by the local resident Sole Principal, Steve Kimberley MNAEA, MARLA. Unlike many of our competitors, our priority is selling or renting your property with less emphasis placed on mortgages and insurance products. Kimberley's are licensed members of NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) and ARLA (Association of Residential Letting 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 and ARLA 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 over 200 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, selling, managing or renting 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, selling or renting a property why not call us NOW on 01326 311400
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      LETTINGS
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      KIMBERLEY'S set up their lettings department in 2008 and this business has gone from strength to strength ever since. The success of this department is down to having a reputation for high standards, delivering excellent customer service and achieving results.
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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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    SALES TEAM
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      PRINCIPAL - STEVE KIMBERLEY MNAEA MARLA
      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, he is also a licensed member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (MARLA). 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 in 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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      ASSISTANT MANAGER - ADAM PRYOR
      Adam was born in Falmouth and attended the local Falmouth School. He has been connected with Kimberley's since 1998 when he was employed as holiday and Saturday cover at the age of 13! After a short break working elsewhere Adam returned to full time agency work with Kimberley's in 2005 and after excelling in sales in Truro he moved to Falmouth in 2007 to enhance the team. In Spring 2011 Adam was made Assistant Manager, a long way from his early days at Kimberley's photocopying and filing! Adam is a keen sportsman creating many connections through a long period of playing for successful local football teams and more recently in rediscovering his love for the game of golf. Husband to Victoria, father to two sons Redley and Elwood, Adam enjoys spending his leisure time with the family, playing and watching football or relaxing with a round of golf which often includes a trip to the 19th hole!
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      ABIGAIL ORCHARD -  SENIOR NEGOTIATOR
      Abbey is a Falmouth girl and was employed with Kimberley's after a successful work placement from the local Falmouth School. Abbey continued her studies whilst working for Kimberley's on a part time basis and has a degree in Leisure and Tourism from Plymouth University. Having worked for Kimberley's in residential sales for a few years Abbey left to get some experience within the Letting side of the business with a local competitor only to return to Kimberley's in 2010. Kimberley's are very pleased to have her back home where she belongs! She is an extremely hard working and popular member of the Kimberley's family. Abbey is engaged to her partner Simon and they have recently undertaken and completed the refurbishment of their own home.
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      SOPHIE COOKE - NEGOTIATOR

      Sophie started to help with Saturday cover in 2010 and helped out occasionally during holiday times whilst she completed her college course. Sophie is now employed full time and has progressed well into an excellent negotiator she has a friendly and helpful personality and her knowledge of the area has developed well. Sophie has become a very valuable asset to the Kimberley's team.

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      BEN STEVENS - NEGOTIATOR
      Ben joined Kimberley's team in January 2015 and is showing exceptional promise.  Having previously worked in telesales he had already developed excellent negotiation skills.  "I've always wanted to work in estate agency and when an opportunity arose Hayley put my name forward and I am so glad that she did - it feels like working in a family, everyone has been great and very welcoming!"  Ben is a local boy and therefore knows the area well he has recently finished university at Exeter, he is a keen sports fan including Cricket, Rugby and Golf and he regularly plays for Redruth Cricket Club.  Ben has fitted in well and has a very calm, pleasant and efficient demeanour.
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      LETTINGS MANAGER - CATHRYN PRYOR (MAPIP) (MANDY)
      Mandy has been living in Falmouth since 1983 with her husband Colin, she attended Truro Grammar School and has two grown up sons and two grandsons who all reside locally. Mandy has been with Kimberley's since the business started in 1997 working alongside Gill and Steve and she is responsible for setting up and managing the Administration, IT and Lettings side of the business. In 2008 she set up and opened Kimberley's Lettings and this is now a very successful branch of the Kimberley's business. Mandy has attended several training courses through the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and is a qualified member of the Association of Professional Inventory Providers (MAPIP).
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      JULIE SYMONS - SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR
      Julie is proud to be Cornish she was born in Porkellis and attended Halwin Primary and Helston Comprehensive School and has been residing in Falmouth for the last 30 years. Having worked with Mandy previously Julie was her first choice to come and assist her within months of Kimberley's opening in 1997. Julie is very competent and accurate and her workload is astounding, not a lot fazes her and she is a very popular member of the Kimberley's team and general public alike.
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      BUSINESS MANAGER/NEGOTIATOR - GILL HAYWOOD
      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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      TESTIMONIALS
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        We have received some lovely feedback over the years and we have added a few of our favourites.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        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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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *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 Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth on 01326 311400.


      Welcome to Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      29/29a Killigrew Street,
      Falmouth,
      TR11 3PN

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01326 311400  Local call rate
      Letting: 01326 311400  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *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 Kimberley's Independent Estate Agents, Falmouth on 01326 311400.