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Why Michael Hardy?
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    Michael Hardy has been a familiar sight on the High Street in Wokingham and Crowthorne for over 30 years. As an independent agency, we are a strong team of mature yet dynamic professionals with a forward thinking attitude. Our vast experience and knowledge of not only the property market but the local area, have helped us become the successful brand we are today. We strongly believe in treating our customers how we would like to be treated. Keeping everything in house, with Sales and Lettings under one roof, all calls answered by our sales teams and with dedicated staff to constantly update you as we reach the crucial points in the selling or letting process of your property, means our clients are reassured that we will go that extra mile to not only get them that all important acceptable offer but see the sale or let through to completion. Having prominent High Street offices allows us to give our clients the comfort of face to face help and advice during what can be a very stressful process.

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    Our experience
    So why is it that this agent can do a better job than the others? What is it that we can use to make Mr and Mrs Buyer offer on your house rather than the one down the road? What is our unique selling point? It is our experience! In fact between the principal selling staff in Wokingham and Crowthorne we have over 100 years of handling properties in the area.
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    Our biggest Asset
    There are those who believe that all estate agents have to do is place an advert in the paper or on the internet and then sit back and wait for the offers to flood in. If that perception were true then all the agents with good staff and high profile offices would have closed during the credit crunch. Instead the reverse is true; those who relied on inexperienced staff and low cost marketing techniques closed their doors first. Our biggest investment is our staff because it is those very staff that have consistently made us one of the most successful estate agents in the areas in which we operate.
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    How we do things
    Often we get calls from homeowners who will say, "I don't want to know what you do, I just want to know how cheap your fee is?" Fair enough, but ask yourself this. If the agent responds to the question by immediately dropping his fee how hard will that agent work to get you the best possible price. If he caved in on what he gets paid how much does he care about what you get?
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    What we do for you
    We do everything we can to get as much money from a prospective buyer as possible. Why? Because that is what you, the homeowner, have employed us to do. If we get it right you will remember what we have done and will hopefully use us again when you make your next move. We are a small local firm and our reputation is everything to us. Between 65 and 70% of our clients are repeat business or by recommendation. Given the poor reputation of estate agents this is no mean feat!
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Selling your house
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    Selling your house can be a stressful time, but a small amount of work and some careful thought can sell your property sooner, reducing the stress on you and your family.

    Our experience at Michael Hardy has taught us that the most stressful time for you the client is after the sale has been agreed and we go through the process of progressing your sale to exchange of contracts.

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    How we market your home
    • Full colour property particulars with professionally taken photographs
    • Professionally produced detailed colour floor plans
    • Full colour advertising
    • Prominent High Street offices
    • Feedback on all visits with regular market updates
    • Accompanied viewings 6 Days a Week
    • Open House Marketing Available
    • Dedicated sales progression with regular updates
    • Members of the Ombudsman to Estate Agents Scheme, our professionalism is guaranteed
    • All sales staff required to adhere to professional guidelines
    • Fixed price conveyancing from our panel of local solicitors, on a no sale -no fee basis

    Supporting this package Michael Hardy ensure that their clients are fully informed as to the progress in the marketing of their property and are regularly updated on reaction from any applicant who views the property. For many years the company has been associated with some of the most respected developers in the South East. The list of companies for whom Michael Hardy have acted includes: Berkeley Homes, Bewley Homes, Bovis Homes, Bryant Homes, Bryant Country Homes, Charles Church, Garth, Construction, Luff Developments, Millgate Homes, Oxford House Properties, Robert Evans Construction, Thomas & Co, Westbuild.

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    Professional photography and floorplans
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    Many vendors comment on the quality of the photographs that we provide, comparing them to the images that were supplied when they first bought their home. We believe that every property brought to the market, irrespective of size or price, should be showcased to its full potential.

    Also the introduction of floor plans to our marketing portfolio has probably been one of the most popular innovations with purchasers and vendors alike. After viewing ten houses in one day it is so much easier to refresh one's memory by consulting a plan which sets out each room's shape and denotes total square footage of the property.

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    Sales Progression

     

    Negotiating Skills

    When a member of our team receives an offer we get every available detail about the buyer: their chain, mortgage lender and estate agent details, so that we can research their situation thoroughly before we submit their offer to you.

    We then draw on our years of experience in order to negotiate the best possible price.

    Sales progression

    Our experience at Michael Hardy has taught us that the most stressful time for you the client is after the sale has been agreed and we go through the process of progressing your sale to exchange of contracts.

    It is an emotional time both as buyer and seller. You have to be kept informed as to what point your property has reached in the transaction.

    If there are any problems, you need to feel that your agent is doing everything they can to "iron them out".
    Sales progression is a new phenomenon to many estate agents. Michael Hardy have used it since they opened their doors in 1985.

    Both Michael Hardy offices have a dedicated member of staff whose job it is to constantly up date you as we reach the crucial points in the selling process of your property.

    It is this particular element of our service which has resulted in many of our clients using us again and again. They have been safe in the knowledge that we will go that extra mile to see the sale through.

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Buying through Michael Hardy
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    Finding your new home
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    We have our own property database covering hundreds of fantastic homes for sale throughout Wokingham and Finchampstead.

    You can search by price, property type and location - and there's a search by school acceptance areas that's invaluable for parents and parents-to-be. Plus we have a travel time search function to allow you to find your dream home within good travelling distance of work or family!


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    Always working for you
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    All our staff live locally and know the area well, many having gone to school here themselves, or with children in the current school system, so we believe we are best placed to be able to give you the local knowledge you will need to help you find your new home. 

    The vast experience and high customer service levels of our team mean that we are always motivated to find you suitable properties, help you make the right offer and be there whenever you need us right through to when you get the keys for your new home!


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    Making your property search easy
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    We know how frustrating it is when you can't get to an estate agent during office hours. That's why we offer longer opening times and seven-day opening

    Call us or drop in to our relaxed high street office any time to speak to a member of our team where we will listen to your property requirements and best match you with the properties we have available. Not only will we still provide you with a property brochure but many of our properties have 360 degree virtual tours on our website as well so you can get a feel for the property without even leaving your house!


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    Support every step

    Unlike some agents, we don't walk away as soon as your offer's accepted.

    Our owner Neal still takes care of the after-sales and sales progression for our town centre office and  will make sure your purchase goes smoothly, right up to the day you move in.

    To talk to an agent right now, call us on 0118 977 6776 (option 1)

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    Solicitors - Star Legal - C J Giles
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    StarLegal Solicitors - CJ Giles has built an enviable reputation for its work in all types of property matters including sales, purchases, transfers of equity, and re-mortgages. The work is handled by the firm's two highly experienced partners who have deliberately chosen to remain practising in this field and whose aim is to provide an efficient, high quality and realistically priced service. CJ Giles was established in 1986 by Charles Giles and in 1992 Ann Dobson joined Charles as a partner expanding the range of legal services offered by the firm.

    Evolution House, 53-59 Peach Street, Wokingham, RG40 1XP | Tel: 0118 978 1017 | Email: Charles.Giles@star-legal.co.uk

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    Solicitors - E.J. Winter & Son Solicitors
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    E J Winter & Son LLP, straightforward and professional legal advice since 1927. We are solicitors serving private clients and businesses in England and Wales from our central Reading & Bracknell offices. Make us your first call when buying or selling property, for any family law matters or enquiries relating to wills and probate.

    READING HEAD OFFICE - Address: 10-12 The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EJ | Email: sols@ejwinter.co.uk | Tel: 0118 957 4424

    Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

    BRACKNELL OFFICE - by appointment only - Address: Ocean House (12th Floor) The Ring Bracknell RG12 1AX Email: sols@ejwinter.co.uk | Tel: 01344 53 44 24

    Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

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Meet the team
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    An experienced and helpful team!
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    Michael Hardy was founded in 1985 as an estate agency specialising in the sale of residential property of all types and in all price categories from its offices in Wokingham and Crowthorne. A Lettings Division was established in 1998, based in Wokingham but managing properties throughout the Crowthorne, Reading, Finchampstead and Wokingham areas. Over the years the company has built a strong reputation for honesty, professionalism and innovative marketing.

    One of the fundamental differences between Michael Hardy and its competitors is the maturity, professionalism and experience of the sales team, coupled with the company's attitude towards providing excellent service and ensuring clients are updated after every viewing and kept fully in the picture with regard to progress of the subsequent sale. With over 100 years of combined local knowledge in Wokingham and Crowthorne, vendors can have faith in the advice and guidance they receive from the Michael Hardy team.

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    Neal Mackenzie - Owner
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    Barnaby Styer - Wokingham Branch Manager
    I have worked as an estate agent in Wokingham since 1998 and joined Michael Hardy a year later. I am passionate about property and take great pride in giving clients good advice and a great service. I am a family man, married to Katie who works in marketing, and we have two beautiful young daughters aged 6 and 2½ who help bring out the child in me. I have an active social life and enjoy running, cycling, football and snowboarding to keep fit. I love listening to a variety of music and spending time relaxing, producing and mixing my own dance music.
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    Ricky Wootton - Wokingham Sales Manager
    I started my career in Banking where I learned that excellent customer service brings customer loyalty and customer satisfaction. I moved over to Estate Agency just over 12 years ago and have never looked back, it's something I'm very passionate about and enjoy making the dream move happen. I've worked in some of Berkshires most exclusive areas such as Ascot, Windsor and Wokingham and feel this has given me a wealth of experience when dealing with different types of clients. For me it's about communication and providing a journey that will never be forgotten. I am a proud husband and father and being together as a family is very important to me. We enjoy weekends away and finding new restaurants to enjoy!
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    Ian Roache - Valuer
    I live in Wokingham and have worked for Michael Hardy since May 1997. Having lived in the area all of my adult life I have a wealth of local knowledge along with many years of estate agency experience. In my spare time I enjoy walking, cycling and foreign travel and have family in both Portugal and Canada whom I try to visit as regularly possible.
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    Sarah Ankerson - Negotiator
    I moved to Wokingham in 1995 after meeting my husband Tony, having grown up in Luton.We have a teenage daughter and two cats! Before moving into Estate Agency I had a long career in the Marketing and Planning Department of NHS Blood & Transplant. I enjoy meeting people and am dedicated to giving great customer service. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and going to the gym in an effort to keep fit!
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    Michael Hardy Recent Testimonials
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      It easy for property agents to publish glowing testimonials on their websites and omit any criticism. While this is a widely used practice, companies and individuals are not being completely open with consumers, so 'Buyer beware' still rules. That's why Michael Hardy actively promote the views of their customers by linking directly from our website to Feefo website where you can find independent reviews from our customers - http://www.feefo.com 
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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 Michael Hardy, Wokingham on 0118 9776776.