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    Lane & Holmes, independent and established in Bedford since 1985, have in excess of 100 years knowledge of the business ensuring we can make accurate valuations, which means less wasted time for our clients. We apply well-judged marketing strategies, which lead to faster sales and offer ongoing advice and support which means our clients are never forgotten.
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About Lane & Holmes
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    Lane & Holmes, an estate agency established in 1985 by founding partners Andrew Willmer and Nick Kier, is one of Bedford's leading estate agent dealing with the sale of quality homes in and around the Bedford area.

    2002 saw the service offered by the original company enhanced with the formation of the Lane Group of companies networking the expertise of 12 offices in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire together with the Mayfair Office in central London firmly establishing the brand. Lane & Holmes were also founder members of Move with Us, a network of over 1,200 offices nationwide ensuring that Lane & Holmes offer the best local, county and national coverage.

    In 2007 Lane & Holmes launched Lane & Holmes Lettings the fastest growing lettings agency in Bedford serving North Bedfordshire and stretching across the A1 into Cambridgeshire in association with Whites Property Services to cover St Neots, Huntingdon and St Ives and the surrounding areas.

    Lane & Holmes have embraced the technological revolution and offer a fully computerised database linking all of our offices together, enabling property details to be distributed quickly and efficiently by email, text messaging and other more traditional methods.

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    Our online database showcases a wide range of houses for sale in Bedford that would suit all types of buyers who are looking for that ideal new home. Not only can we provide you with properties to view, we are in a perfect position to offer supporting services in professional mortgage advice and legal guidance.

    We understand that you have a set list of features and requirements that you look for in a property for sale in Bedford, which is why we encourage you to let us know what they are. Taking this information, we can set you up with viewings of our homes in Bedford and the surrounding areas that we think you will be excited about living in. The relationship that we have with our clients is based on trust and honesty, which is why we will not suggest a home for you unless we are confident it is suitable for you.

    From the very first time you approach us until the completion date, we strive to put you in a comfortable position throughout the process of purchasing your home. If you need anything simplifying, our trained and qualified employees are at hand to explain any complicated terms and procedures, alongside our useful buying tips.

    Buying a house or flat can be time consuming and sometimes overwhelming, which is why our search function makes it easier to look through our list of Bedford properties. Input your desired location and browse through your main features, then contact our Bedford office to organise a viewing for a time that is suitable for you.
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Meet our team
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    Ross Dougall
    Ross thrives on being in the thick of things and is an experienced negotiator. He has worked in the Bedford market since 2000 and consistently carries out market appraisals across the Bedford area. He uses his extensive knowledge to put together effective, bespoke marketing strategies for clients across varying sectors of the residential sales market.
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    Katherine Russell
    Katherine is a lively member of staff, who always has a smile on her face and likes nothing better than being out and about selling property and meeting people. She offers a friendly and efficient approach which is popular with buyers and sellers alike and frequently receives positive feedback from the clients she deals with.
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    Lucy Harper
    Lucy has grown over the past two years into an extremely confident and efficient member of staff who displays maturity way beyond her years. Lucy loves working the mailing list helping to ensure that our marketing is pro-active - not re-active and she also enjoys working on innovative and new ways to promote our clients' properties. She also works alongside our social media arm, to ensure Lane & Holmes have exposure for their clients across all current platforms, not just the traditional ones.
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    Cathy Clark
    Cathy is one of Bedford's most experienced agents with considerable knowledge of all aspects of the industry. From sale negotiation through to completion, Cathy thrives on managing the process from start to finish and liaising with all parties involved in a transaction.
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    Nick Kier
    Nick was a founding Partner of the Company in 1985 and continues to relish the opportunity to bring people and property together. Nick has a considerable number of local connections across the town through the property sector and associated fields. Nick consistently uses his knowledge of the area to match buyers with property and he also brings a wealth of experience in managing sales and problem solving.
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    Andrew Willmer
    Co-founder Andrew recognises the importance of maintaining the hard won reputation for a Company that delivers service above self. He prides himself on retaining a hand's on approach to the business and his personal approach has been and continues to be popular with many a client, old and new.
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    Lucinda Fensom
    Lucinda is a calm and collected young lady who along with Maria runs the highly pressurised and intensive administration department within our office. With the range of services and presentation we offer clients, this is one of the most challenging roles in the office, which Lucinda thrives upon managing.
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    Maria Luisa Giancontieri
    Maria is the newest member of the team, and works with Lucinda in the administration side of the business. She has a cool head under pressure which is a key attribute within the office.
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    Carmen Myburgh 
    Carmen has moved from a weekend position to a more full time role and works with the team handling viewings, negotiations and varying tasks in the office. She regularly receives positive feedback from those who she is in contact with.
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    What people say about us...

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you again for your support.
      I wanted to express in wiring my sincere thanks and appreciation of all the hard work and support you have provided me with the sale of my late father's property. Lane & Holmes is the best estate agent I or my husband have ever worked with in either buying or selling a home. You have made me feel valued as a customer and that in managing the sale you have been looking after my interests as the seller and not trying to sell it to the first person at the lowest possible price. I have really appreciated the fact that you have managed absolutely everything related to showing interested buyers around the house and all associated follow-up visits. The information that you have provided regarding any enquiries and subsequent visits has been excellent. Please can you also think Cathy for the help she provided in finding an appropriate contractor and for arranging the work they undertook. I will have no hesitation in recommending Lane & Holmes to any friends or relatives looking to either sell or buy homes as your service have been second to none. Thank you again for your support. DS
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      Communication was great.
      Lane And Holmes did a great job selling my property for me. I had a buyer within a week and the sale went through in a couple of months. Communication was great.....this was particularly important to me. All the staff are great but a particular mention goes to Ross who pulled out all the stops when it looked like the chain might collapse. He was very reassuring and really earned his money on this one. I highly recommend these guys! JW
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      Great job guys keep it up .
      Ross and his team do a great job I highly recommend them. I was kept updated and the sale went through with no stress ¿ that's what you want when moving. Great job guys keep it up . KM
    • Seller Testimonial

      Dear Andrew, A sincere thank you for you kindness and support. It's been a real pleasure doing business with you and the team. From the initial valuation and sound advice on setting the asking price. The price I accepted was exactly the one I wanted and I do hope the new owners will be as happy as I was. I've been incredibly impressed with the professionalism, approachability friendliness and expertise of the Lane & Holmes team. I highly value the real time email updates about viewers and viewings and found the viewers' feedback invaluable. Special thanks to Cathy and Ross and everyone else who has been involved in making this a worry free and enjoyable experience. I was approached quite a few times by people wanting to arrange a private sale with me to 'save the estate agent fees'. Frankly this was never an option as I wanted the best professionals to handle the sale for me and I must say not only was the fee very reasonable it was worth every penny! I have already and will continue to recommend Lane & Holmes. Yours Sincerely CH
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      Ross did a marvelous job in selling our mum's house. As I live in the USA, I was kept up to date on all the showings and how well each showing went. I would highly recommend this company for anyone selling their home. AE
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      I strongly recommend Lane & Holmes 
      If you are buying house I strongly recommend Lane & Holmes estate agents. They were absolutely amazing throughout our house sale. The high levels of contact and their personal touch made it feel so much easier for us and stress free! Personal thanks must go to Ross Dougall and Katherine Russell who were fantastic throughout and are obviously very talented at what they do! Thank you Lane & Holmes I highly recommend you! HQ
    • Seller Testimonial

      Their local knowledge was invaluable
      Thoroughly professional and sensitive service. Their local knowledge was invaluable and made a potentially stressful experience as easy as possible. I would certainly use them again. Particular thanks to Ross who really put himself out.
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      Always fantastic service.
      Always fantastic service. Have used Ross and the rest of the team many times over the years! MC
    • Seller Testimonial

      Cathy efficiently sorted the transaction.
      I am very impressed with the friendly efficient service we have received with our house purchase. I had looked at many houses with other agents, none of which met my criteria. Annabelle found me the perfect house at the right price and Cathy efficiently sorted the transaction. We completed yesterday and thank everyone at Lane and Holmes for their help. I would unreservedly recommend them to everyone. VS
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      Lane & Holmes made it easy!
      Buying & selling houses can be a stressful experience, Lane & Holmes made it easy! They're great to deal with, offer advice and support and always do what they say they will! Would highly recommend Lane & Holmes every time...NP
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      Very good communication highly recommended! GT
      Thank you to everyone at Lane and Holmes for there help and professionalism throughout the process of selling our home. Very good communication highly recommended!
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      A big thank you to Ross for his support
      A big thank you to Ross for his support and understanding , throughout the sale of what was my family home , from getting buyers through the door , to the update emails , thank you again and would def recommend The Lane and Holmes team. MR
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      Great team approach.
      A year ago we sold our house through Lane & Holmes they were always helpful and aided us through the process. Great team approach. NK

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      stress free first step onto the property ladder.
      Ross and the team were really helpful with our purchase this summer. As first time buyers we had a fair amount of questions but the team were very helpful, know...ledgeable and easy to get on with over email or on the phone. Made for a very stress free first step onto the property ladder. Not planning on moving again anytime soon! But would certainly recommend Ross and the team. CR
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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.”

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