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Our Abingdon Office
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    The Abingdon office is headed by Director Nicholas Lindsey and Sales Manager Colin Steel, between us we have over fifty years' experience in Estate Agency and can provide a vast amount of local and general knowledge of the area. Both Nicholas, Colin and the rest of the team live in the local area.

    The office was opened in 2006 to complement the existing network of Oliver James offices, concentrating on servicing the riverside town of Abingdon and the general South Oxfordshire area. Our principle aim is to offer a mature and knowledgeable service, we are all homeowners so we can appreciate the stresses that come with buying and selling residential property.

    Each property and every client's situation is different and therefore we look to approach all property sales on an individual basis and look after the client from the initial marketing stage through to completion, a complete property service.

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Why Choose Oliver James ?
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    Selling your property, buying or letting, selecting the right Estate Agent can be a challenge. Oliver James are Independent Estate Agents and below are some of the reasons why we feel we can offer you the service you are looking for-:

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    Agent Skills

    Each office of Oliver James is headed up by a Director of the company, career estate agents with over 30 years individual experience in the property market. We strive to obtain the best outcome for our clients, aware that each property and situation can be very individual and back this up with a very experienced team of professionals in the office.

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    Communication

    When you invite Oliver James into your home this is the start of a journey that we understand can become very stressful at times and your situation will be individually managed by a Director or vastly experienced sales manager in the office. This individual will be your main point of contact throughout the transaction, taking charge of negotiations and being by your side when difficult decisions need to be made or addressed.

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    Transparency In Our Dealings

    We will communicate with you on a regular basis and provide useful feedback from viewings that have taken place. Between us we will be building a picture of the response to our marketing campaign and be able to advise on any changes we feel the property will benefit from. It is certainly not a one size fits all approach, we have the flexibility to adapt to any situation.

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    After Sales Service

    Finding a buyer and negotiating the sale is only 50% of the job done. We are on hand to help progress the sale to that all important exchange of contracts and completion. Checking out the financial arrangements for your buyer, liaising with Solicitors, Surveyors and Mortgage companies and keeping that nervous time between sale agreed and exchange to a minimum is part of what we do. You are our client and your best interests are at the heart of everything we do.

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      It is not just about selling or letting, It is about people

      Treat people as you would want to be treated yourself, this is a good base to start..............

      Since the company was founded in 1999 this has been at the core of the service we strive to provide. We offer a mature and knowledgeable service and can appreciate the stresses that come with property transactions. We actively encourage feedback from our clients to progress as a company and take the opportunity to share some recent feedback with you.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      professional service throughout
      Nicholas has very good local knowledge of the housing market in Abingdon and negotiated a good price for our house. The whole team provided a professional service throughout the selling process and kept us informed at all times.
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      excellent communication
      We'd used two agents prior to instructing Oliver James, to sell my parents home; which was a little disheartening, as minimal viewings and little feedback. Feeling a little despondent; we made contact with Nicholas and proceeded to market with Oliver James. Within a few days of marketing, we'd more viewings than the other two agents, put together, which they'd marketed over a period of months. Quite soon, we had an offer on the table, which was accepted and after several months of excellent communication ... completion took place today and the whole process was pretty stress free for me (as appointed LPA) and my parents. So a BIG 'thank you' to Nicholas and Team OJ.
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      A professional service throughout
      Nicholas has very good local knowledge of the housing market in Abingdon and negotiated a good price for our house. The whole team provided a professional service throughout the selling process and kept us informed at all times.
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      He kept our spirits up
      Colin oversaw our sale and he was amazing. He was professional, knowledgeable and courteous from the start. He achieved us a good price for our property. He communicated with us regularly and saw us through a long and occasionally frustrating process of selling and buying. The problems we encountered were with our sale in another area with a different agent, but Colin stayed on the case and gave us sound and valuable advice. He kept our spirits up and kept us believing that it would all turn out well in the end! Nicholas and the office staff were always helpful if Colin was not available. We would definitely recommend this branch of Oliver James.
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      Very professional service
      Very professional service in selling a house. Left the matter completely in the hands of the staff at Oliver James, Abingdon since I was not able (nor wanted to be) to be present for viewings etc. Kept informed of progress throughout. Obtained the agreed price and didn't not have to enter into any negotiations which was pleasing.
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      He was helpful in keeping us constantly updated
      Colin was excellent in managing the sale of my uncle's property. My uncle is a vulnerable adult due to developing dementia. Colin was courteous and respectful from the outset and gave a realistic appraisal of the likely sale price whilst preserving my uncle's dignity. He spoke of the potential of the property without emphasising the neglect which had occurred during my uncle's deterioration. He was helpful in keeping us constantly updated on the status of the viewings and the level of interest which allowed us to modify our sale price accordingly. He was also very helpful in giving numbers for local services such as house clearance, which made the task of supporting my uncle's move much easier. This painful process was hugely facilitated by Colin's exceptional care and attention- we cannot thank him enough
    • Seller Testimonial

      Oliver James provided an excellent service
      The Directors and their team at Oliver James provided an excellent service from the time they came to value the property through to completion. They kept me fully informed throughout the process, and gave guidance and advice that was always helpful and accurate. I am happy to reassure any prospective clients that they would be placing their business with a highly professional and trustworthy firm.
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      Oliver James are wonderful!
      Oliver James are wonderful! My first experience of the Abingdon branch was when the people I bought my house from used them as their estate agent. I was so impressed that I went back and sold the same house using Oliver James. They go well beyond the call of duty to take care of you. They're fair, patient, very experienced, quick to respond, and thorough. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them. As a natural born worrier, they made the whole process of selling a house so much easier and less stressful for me.
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      Nicholas and his team have been superb
      From the initial contact with Nicholas Lindsey to exchange of contracts, Nicholas and his team have been superb. Problems have been dealt with rapid professionalism and always with great regard for the pressure we were under. I would recommend Oliver James to anyone seeking the BEST!
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      I have no hesitation in recommending Oliver James
      The aim was to relocate from Abingdon to Wantage if a suitable house could be found there. Nicholas Lindsey and his team at Oliver James provided a very complete, speedy, professional and polite service. Nicholas found a buyer for our Abingdon property and searched amongst our preferred range of possible houses in Wantage to find one for sale. It all worked very well and I have no hesitation in recommending Oliver James to others.
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      1st class service
      Colin was the most helpful, professional, pleasant person to deal with. Everything that was asked of him was done immediately in a cheerful and efficient manner. This agency handled the sale of my property with absolute competence from beginning to end I would not hesitate to recommended Oliver James as Estate Agents to anyone wanting to receive 1st class service.
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      They were always upbeat & positive
      Having had our property on the market with another local agent for 4 months with little interest and no communication from them for over 2 months we decided to move to Oliver James. Although the property still took some considerable time to sell Nicholas and his team were always upbeat and positive throughout. They supported and encouraged us at times when we were considering withdrawing from the market and thankfully this encouragement ultimately led to the property being sold at its asking price.
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      Excellent teamwork
      The sales process took 25 weeks and 2 days from the day we first met Nicholas Lindsay- and 19 weeks from the first viewing (12 viewers in all). Excellent teamwork. After each viewing, the vendor e-mailed feedback to OJ - and normally, within 24 hours OJ e-mailed their feedback to vendor, following their discussions with the viewers. The 7 weeks from agreed sale to Exchange of Contracts was an exercise in \'keeping the vendor patient\' that Oliver James managed very well.
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      From valuation to completion took 8 weeks
      The photographs Colin took of my property were excellent. I had complete confidence in him. He was professional and always available to answer any questions. He kept me informed of the progress of the sale. From valuation to completion took 8 weeks. I would not hesitate to use Oliver James again.
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      the team there were always helpful
      Colin was excellent in arranging a double-quick sale when we found the house we wanted (also through Oliver James) and the team there were always helpful, including having pre-arranged with the seller that we would want to install central heating before moving in.
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      The sale was concluded very efficiently
      Agent communicated promptly and fully with all relevant information and valued the property accurately. Viewings were conducted swiftly with due concern for the security of the property. All offers were transmitted promptly to the vendor and dealt with fairly and with impartiality.The sale was concluded very efficiently despite some indecision on behalf of the prospective purchasers.
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      We would not hesitate to recommend this firm
      We have used Oliver James in Abingdon to sell two properties and also the purchase of three properties, all in the last two years. They were found to be most professional and helpful in every way. Whilst we mainly dealt with Colin all members of staff were extremely courteous. We would not hesitate to recommend this firm of Estate Agents and plan to use their Letting Service in the near future.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent customer service
      First class local knowledge counts for a lot these days. So does knowledge of his buyers. The pace of the sale was steady----no rush---no pressure. The most important thing was that Colin was always there when I had a query or problem. Every problem could be solved. Excellent customer service achieved a good result.
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      diligent attention to detail
      As co-executor for my mother's will (deceased Jan 2015) and one of 4 siblings, between us we interviewed and shortlisted three agents in Abingdon. We rapidly reached the unanimous decision to run with Oliver James Ltd (Colin Steel) as the smaller and personal agency who clearly knew the local market, in preference to the two larger 'bells and whistles' agencies which we felt could lose interest if a quick sale did not provide their bonus. Colin Steel built our confidence, with a low key manner and diligent attention to detail, from sales particulars (photos/ text vetting by us all!), through to calming the anxious buyer when Grant of Probate held up contract exchange for reasons quite beyond our control. Contract completion went through smoothly, the entire process from first publicity to handover took 3 months, and we believe Colin Steel achieved a near record figure for the Fitzharry's estate. In summary of Oliver James: professional, local knowledge, convincing and business-like, a welcoming office, excellent value for money.
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      I have already recommended them to a friend
      This is the first time that I have ever had any dealings with Oliver James and Nicholas Lindsay in particular. From the first time we met to the very end of the house sale, he was excellent. Through out the long drawn out attempts to sell the property, he came across to me as being very professional in every thing that he did and totally committed to selling the property for us. I would not hesitate to use Oliver James again in the future should the need arise. I have already recommended them to a friend who is also selling his house.
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      efficient and professional
      The staff offered a sound and sensible view of the property's strength and weaknesses coupled with a valuation which proved an accurate interpretation of the market conditions. The system operated by Oliver James for viewings was efficient and professional and lead to a successful sale.
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      Jackie was extremely professional
      All staff were extremely professional and calm in the process of selling our house. A stressful experience was made bearable by their determined approach to capture the right buyer. The inevitable problems arising from a long chain were dealt with quickly and the communication between Colin, myself and other agents was clear and helpful. A special mention to Jackie who was extremely professional and reassuring and Wayne whose enthusiasm was totally refreshing.
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      would thoroughly recommended Oliver James
      A professional, highly efficient, friendly service from Nicholas Lindsay and colleagues at Oliver James. Nicholas was very knowledgeable about the local housing market. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and all actions were organised and carried out quickly. I would thoroughly recommended Oliver James to anyone looking for an estate agent in the Abingdon area.
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      The team provided an excellent service
      Nicholas and his team provided an excellent service during a very traumatic and protracted process due to a difficulty further down the chain. We had initially placed the property with Purple Bricks but the service from the beginning was non-existent so we decided to instruct Oliver James' to handle the sale and we firmly believe that if we had remained with an online agency the outcome would have been very different. Nicholas and his team have extensive local knowledge and were therefore able to deal directly with the other local agencies and solicitors acting for the other parties in the chain face-to-face. I have been recommending Oliver James to everybody I have spoken to about our house sale and have no hesitation in continuing to do so. Nicholas and the team were extraordinarily patient, always professional and, most importantly, kept us constantly informed of progress with our sale.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent service
      Really helpful and was kept informed from start to finish. Good, clear communication. Excellent service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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      We would recommend them most highly.
      Can't thank all the staff at Oliver James enough for everything they did in helping us with our house move. We only moved 600 yards to a different road but things weren't always plain sailing with our potential buyer. However, Oliver James helped in every way they could and we are so happy in our new home. We would recommend them most highly.
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      We would thoroughly recommend Colin/Oliver James
      Colin was extremely professional throughout the process of selling our house. We couldn't have wished for a better service. He kept us fully informed and was prepared to progress issues with other parties in a timely manner. We would thoroughly recommend Colin and Oliver James to anyone contemplating selling their property.
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      Colin gave us excellant advice throughout
      Colin gave us excellant advice throughout the sale of our property and kept us well informed at all times. In Colin's absence (during his holiday) the other members of the Abingdon office always went out of their way to answer our questions.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Completely satisfied and impressed
      This is the second time we've used Colin and Oliver James in Abingdon. If ever we were to sell again we would, without hesitation, commission them again. Completely satisfied and impressed with service throughout.
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