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About Us
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    Kingsbridge Office of Luscombe Maye
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    Luscombe Maye is a multi disciplined firm dealing with many different aspects of property but one of the main cores is its Residential Estate Agency Department.

    Six prominent property showrooms are strategically situated in Kingsbridge, Totnes, Modbury, South Brent, Yealmpton and Newton Ferrers. No matter what part of the South Hams you are in, one of them is conveniently placed to handle your sale or purchase.

    Although the offices are all distinctly different, every member of staff shares the one common goal of providing you with the best service possible.

    Whether you are a first time buyer, just getting your foot on the ladder or an investor adding to your property portfolio; if you are moving to a larger home as your family expands or downsizing as retirement approaches, We are here to help you with a team of dedicated and well-trained professionals who will guide you through the whole process from initial valuation to completion and moving day itself.


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The Selling Process
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    Preparation
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    Preparing your property correctly can make a big difference to the final selling price and the speed of sale.
    - Tidy the lawn and garden, try to make it look as large as possible.
    - Make sure the front door and any path/driveway are immaculate, as first impressions count.
    - Clear away any clutter and if possible store some things off-site. Make the rooms look as large and light as possible.
    - De-personalise by removing items such as most family photos and 'nick-nacks'.
    - Choose the correct lighting for each space. This can improve the mood of the rooms.
    - Organise rooms so that their purpose can be seen clearly
    - Carpets and windows should be cleaned, surfaces dusted.
    - Air the property by opening windows and perhaps purchase a few air fresheners.
    - Remember, some buyers may not appreciate pets.
    - Complete any outstanding DIY jobs.
    - If any of the rooms have very bright colours or carpets, you might neutralise them.
    - If your bathroom or kitchen looks tired then you might re-paint the doors, ceiling and walls, clean or re-grout any tiled areas that are going black.
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    Asking Price
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    To sell your property, the asking price is critical in attracting potential buyers.

    Too low and you could lose thousands of pounds, too high and nobody comes to view. Luscombe Maye have the experience and expertise to advise you.
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    EPC's
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    All properties coming on to the market require an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).
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    Marketing
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    With Luscombe Maye your property will receive comprehensive marketing on the internet, in the press and high profile magazines and through our South Hams offices.

    We will undertake accompanied viewings and provide feedback.
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    Offers
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    When an offer is made we will inform you as soon as we can by telephone and by letter. We will discuss with you the purchasers' position and expectations so that you have enough information to make the right decision. We aim to get you the best possible price from the best purchaser.
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    Sale Agreed or Under Offer
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    When you see this outside your property it means that you have agreed to sell your property to a purchaser at an agreed price and that solicitors have been instructed.
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    Surveys
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    Once an offer has been accepted and solicitors instructed, you know that the buyer is serious, as they have to start paying out money. The types of survey that may be asked for vary from a simple mortgage valuation, to a homebuyer's survey, to a full building survey.
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    Exchange of Contracts
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    This is when all enquiries have been raised and answered, all searches (if needed) are in and the mortgage has been agreed. The purchaser will also have provided the deposit, which will be held by the solicitors until completion. Both parties will have signed the contracts and they will be exchanged. At this point the completion date is agreed, and if the purchaser pulls out then there is a penalty which will be paid to the vendor as compensation for costs incurred etc. This rarely happens and generally once contracts have exchanged everyone can breathe a sigh of relief!
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    Completion
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    Now the deal is finally sealed. On completion the money is transferred and the new owners can start moving in. The time taken from exchange to completion varies greatly. Usually there is at least a week between them to allow time to organise removals and obtain the money from the mortgage company etc.
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    Possible Costs
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    Selling costs include cleaning, decorating, storage costs, EPC and solicitor's fees, estate agent's fees, conveyancing fees and any removal costs. Buying costs include stamp duty, survey fees, conveyancing and removal costs.
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    Moving Out, Moving In
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    At the appointed hour, Luscombe Maye will be instructed by the vendors' solicitor that we are allowed to release the keys, which can then be picked up by the purchaser, and everyone can move into their new home!

    Please contact your local Luscombe Maye office when you are ready to begin your move, and move with us.
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Services
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    What We Can Offer

    No property is too small nor too large for Luscombe Maye Estate Agents. We readily handle the sale of all types of properties from apartments and cottages to family homes and country houses across the whole of the area covered by our six strategically located offices. If you live in the South Hams then we have an office near you. We use the latest technology to help us with bespoke software linking our offices so that information about buyers and sellers is readily available throughout the firm. But we are experienced enough to know that there is no substitute for good old fashioned methods of communications which is why we take the trouble to speak to our buyers and sellers on the telephone as well as sending emails and texts to them. This business is, after all, all about people as much as property.

    As no two properties are the same, we plan a specific marketing campaign for each client and we tailor the sales particulars to highlight the unique selling points of each individual home.We are members of the National Association of Estate Agents and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and are bound by their strict codes of conduct and ethical behaviour so you know that with Luscombe Maye you are with an agent you can trust.

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The Kingsbridge Office Team
  • Introduction

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    Meet The Sales Team at our Kingsbridge Office: 01548 800178

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    Gillian Luscombe
    Gilly has worked with Luscombe Maye since 2008 across our network of six offices before settling at Kingsbridge. From this she has gained a huge amount of experience within estate agency, which is helped by working with a strong and enthusiastic team."I grew up on the family farm near East Allington where I continue to have a keen interest in all aspects of farming activities. I am an active member of Kingsbridge Young Farmers club and my last holiday was spent skiing in Sestriere, Italy."
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    Antony Stumbles MRICS
    After initially gaining experience with a national firm of estate agents in Bath and Bristol, Antony moved to the South West in 1983 working in the residential and commercial sectors in Torbay before joining Luscombe Maye in 1990.
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    Gemma Hayes
    "I have worked in Property for thirty years. Starting my career working in Conveyancing in a Solicitors. Then working closely with the Loss Adjuster Industry conducting market appraisals on property throughout the UK. Buying and Selling Property. I have worked in block management of office buildings and managed a portfolio of Commercial and Residential Properties. I have Developed large sites for Residential Property throughout the UK. Dealing with Local Authority Planning and Planning Consultants and Construction Contractors and I have also Project Managed my own self build properties in Salcombe.My Family, five children are all grown up now and live and work locally."
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    Kingsbridge Office Testimonials
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      Thank you
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      To both buyers and sellers alike - it is great to know we are doing a good job, but better still to be told so and thanked for it

      Here are some recent comments from both sellers and buyers...


    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

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      ... help with every aspect of the sale...

      We would like to thank you for the help and assistance that you gave us with the sale of our holiday home. As you know one problem we had was distance, therefore we couldn't be there all of the time, however you took control of the situation and arranged a number of viewings, which we felt was very important, and you managed to find a buyer.

      You gave us help with every aspect of the sale, plus all of the questions that came up along the way, as you are aware we had the property for 25 years, and had much pleasure and enjoyment, but time had come for it to be sold, we really appreciate what you did.

      We wish you well for the future.

    • Seller Testimonial

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      I would recommend Luscombe Maye to my friends...

      I would like to thank you and your colleagues for all your help and guidance in the sale of my our cottage.

      Having no experience in the selling of property we found your expertise invaluable.

      We always found everyone at Luscombe Maye very understanding, polite and helpful.

      I would recommend Luscombe Maye to my friends and if I ever need an estate agent again I would not hesitate in returning to yourselves.

      Many thanks.

    Testimonials from Buyers

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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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