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Philip James Kennedy
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    ROB KENNEDY AND THE DIDSBURY TEAM 
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    Welcome to our bespoke microsite which i hope will encourage you to become a client of Philip James Kennedy.

    Didsbury village & South Manchester have been identified as national property hotspots for 2021 with prices and transactions set to increase faster than any other region over the next five years.

    Independently owned and run by Robert Kennedy.

    We enjoy a reputation as Didsbury's most innovative and hard working estate agent.

    Rob Kennedy consistently sells Didsbury's most expensive and exclusive homes.

    During 2020 we sold 63 PERCENT of all prestigious homes   marketed up to £5 MILLION  in the M20 postcode. Rm stats                          

    We are the market leader as our marketing will give you the edge and is tailored to local and international buyers.


    During 2020 we sold 37 PERCENT of all properties sold within Didsbury and West Didsbury. Rm stats.  


    We are a progressive company who financially support, and are actively involved with local charities and schools.

    This contributes to making our teams a true part of the community and helps to make the selling process as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

    IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING MOVING IN 2021...  

    Please call our market leading Didsbury team for a free valuation of your home and a warm welcome on

                                                            0161 448 1234 

                                               didsburysales@philipjames.co.uk


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Why Choose Philip James Kennedy?
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    Experience The Difference in 2021
     
    Didsbury and South Manchester has been identified as one of the national property hotspots for 2021 with prices and transactions set to increase faster than any other region over the next five years.

    Rob Kennedy and the Didsbury team will give you the marketing edge.  

    Our pledge is to sell your house faster, achieve a higher price for it and give you a better service than any of our competitors.

    We understand the Didsbury property market and what makes it tick.

    With all clients looking for a marketing edge we are the only agent who can offer targeted marketing in both Didsbury and West Didsbury villages generating more viwings and potentially achieving a higher price.

    The people at Philip James are our biggest asset.

    In an industry where turnover is high, the longevity and experience of our teams is a real asset enabling our clients to liase with the same individuals year after year.

    Our aim for 2021 is to continue to support local groups and organisations to create places, events and spaces that bring local people together.


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    Expert Advice 2021


    Rob Kennedy holds every morning meeting at the Didsbury office at 08.30 am sharp. 

    We employ and train a market leading team who communicate.

    We have the highest staff-to-property ratio in the village.

    We know the properties we're selling, including the best selling features

    Our consultants are experts in negotiation.

    Brand new properties are highly sought after so we have pioneered the ' Weekend viewing event ' to ensure your property  receives maximum exposure the day it goes to market.

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    Accurate Valuation 2021


    37 PERCENT of Didsbury's comparables have been sold by Philip James clients which gives us far more authority when applying them to valuations.

    We have a unique insight locally due to the high volume of properties we sell.

    Rob Kennedy and Josh Parrott complete many valuations every week.

    We have an intimate knowledge of recently achieved property prices in your immediate area 2021.

    We consider local features, village access, restaurants, parks and schools when reaching our recommended marketing price.

    We use iPad technology for valuations and presentations.

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    The Didsbury Office 2021


    The only agent who can jointly market your property from Didsbury and West Didsbury villages.

    Brand newly refurbished in 2020 with new laser desks and beautifully finished stylish interiors.

    Private office for more discreet conversations regarding property moves or investment / development sites. 

    Centrally located with prestigious double fronted corner position

    State-of-the-art, illuminated halo windows showcasing our properties for sale

    Inside is the largest marketing suite in Didsbury village.

    Spacious enough to discuss specific requirements or just have an informed chat with one of our property experts.

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    Showcasing Your Property 2021

    We have created a strong and distinctive brand to make Philip James Kennedy the most recognisable estate agent in the village, attracting hundreds of buyers every month.

     As a long established and highly reputable independant estate agent we accurately showcase the distinctive values, differences  and attractions of both Didsbury and West Didsbury villages.




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    We Don't Just Take a Picture 2021

    Weather permitting we can create a finished brochure for your approval within 12 hours of instruction.

    Our specialist copywriters create well-written landscape brochures with; 

    Luxury finish on thick paper.

    Scaled and measured design floor plans.

    3D images, including location, land registry maps and aerial views

    Contemporary design templates.


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    Professional Photography 2021

    Professional photography is essential to show your property to its best advantage. We use:

    · Wide angled lenses

    · Optimum lighting

    · Creative framing

    · Advanced photo software

    · Architectural photographers

    · Mast images when appropriate

    · Moving drone photography

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    The Weekend Viewing Event 2021

    Brand new properties are highly sought after, so we have pioneered 'The Weekend Viewing Event' marketing strategy to ensure your property receives maximum exposure the day it goes on the market.

    We allocate a weekend allowing the property to be prepared for viewings in advance, and organise appointment times introducing an element of competition between buyers on the day. Unlike 'Open House' when buyers turn up at the same time, our events are strictly view by appointment which is far more likely to generate offers from buyers who have had a professional viewing of your home.
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    Longer Opening Hours 2021

    - We have introduced extended weekend and late opening hours
    - 90 PERCENT of our accompanied viewings take place during evenings and weekends
    - We provide accompanied viewings until 8pm for busy professionals
    - We offer viewings seven days a week
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Buying
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    Residential 2021

    Philip James Kennedy agreed sales on 37 percent of all properties sold within Didsbury in 2020.

    Philip James recognise the importance of working with buyers to help them find their dream home.

    The Didsbury property market is geographically small so we often have too many buyers chasing too few properties.

    We aim to deliver an exceptional level of service to both buyers and sellers equally.

    With so many moves within Didsbury we appreciate that as the clear market leader we are the most likely agent to find you a house as well as securing the highest price for your current home.

    Register as a HOT BUYER with the Didsbury team and you can arrange viewings on properties which have not yet uploaded to Rightmove.

    Register at the office to reserve plots at the following developments for 2021.

    Silverwood on Barlow Moor Road - 17 apartments and homes.

    OVER 50% RESERVED

    Old House At Home - 12 stylish townhouses close to West Didsbury village.

    OVER 40% RESERVED

    Oakwood - 6 mansion apartments within a converted Victorian mansion.

    OVER 50% RESERVED

    Philip James Kennedy market Didsburys best properties  


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    Investors 2021

    As a company we manage over 3000 properties for our landlords worth a staggering £410 million pounds.

    We are the preferred sole agent for residential developments and currently are marketing the five sites above on behalf of five different developers.

    We source land for development; large building for conversion and buy to let opportunities

    If you would like to discuss becoming a trusted client of Philip James on investments please contact

    Rob Kennedy at the Didsbury office

    Neil Ryder

    New Business and Investment Manager

    0161 434 5009

    neil.ryder@philipjames.co.uk

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    EXCLUSIVE TO PHILIP JAMES
    THE WEST DIDSBURY OFFICE

    Demand for properties to buy in West Didsbury in phenomenal with limited availability and a desire amongst buyers to be within walking distance of Burton Road with its unique mix of independently owned restaurants, bars and boutiques.

    Our eye catching and impressive West Didsbury village office is positioned within the original gardens of the Metropolitan freehouse on Burton Road and jointly markets all our properties alongside the Didsbury office doubling your coverage, marketing and exposure.


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Additional Services
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    Mortgages
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    Finding that perfect property comes from knowing your financial position and having the right mortgage means that you can potentially save thousands of pounds over the mortgage term.

    Philip James offers independent financial advice from highly competent and knowledgeable mortgage and protection advisors who are always on hand to advise you on the most suitable financial solutions. Simon Chapman is based in our Didsbury office and has worked in financial services for over 18 years. Simon's history as Premier Relationship Manager for a major international banking corporation means that he is able to provide bespoke solutions tailored to the needs of each and every client. Offering whole of market mortgage advice and working independently of Philip James, our mortgage advisors always aim to offer the most cost effective mortgage and protection solutions that meet the need of their clients...

    "As a whole of market mortgage broker with Direct Mortgages Ltd, I am not tied to any lender and always offer the most cost effective solution to my clients. Also, as Direct Mortgages is an appointed representative of Intrinsic Financial Services I also have access to exclusive deals not available to direct customers. Purchasing a property can be a stressful experience and I am there to advise and guide each client every step of the way. I also offer evening and weekend appointments to suit so that I can go that extra mile to delight my clients."

    Simon Chapman. 12th February 2020

    Why seek a mortgage through Philip James

    • In-branch advisors who are whole of market and provide impartial advice.
    • Direct Mortgages Ltd strives to delight each and every client - over 90 Percent of our business comes from existing business and client referrals and is one of the North West's leading mortgage brokers.
    • Professional and friendly service from experienced advisors who only have your best interests at heart.
    • Complete 'in house' service with Office Managers who liaise with solicitors and lenders to ensure a smooth and timely completion.
    • Conveniently placed in-branch advisor who can help you be prepared before you make an offer on a property, which puts you in the strongest position possible.
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    Property Investment 2021
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    Philip James Kennedy is a hub for all types of property investment with Rob Kennedy personally responsible for brokering a number of high profile deals in 2020. 

    Philip James Kennedy are marketing five brand new developments in Didsbury & West Didsbury.

    Rob Kennedy specialises in sourcing land for development; large buildings ripe for conversion / demolition and buy to let portfolios on behalf of corporate clients and banks

    If you would like a private meeting to discuss any investment matters please contact the Didsbury sales team.


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    Property Management
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    Philip James Property Management provides a first-class service to landlords, ensuring their lives are simpler and less stressful when letting properties. We manage over 3000 properties with a property value of over £410m of property and work hard to make our landlords investments work harder. If you would like advice on investments to purchase and the full rental service please contact

    Neil Ryder
    New Business & Investment Director
    0161 434 5009
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    Solicitors


    Choosing the right property solicitor is vital to make sure your property deal goes smoothly.

    The Didsbury office progress on average over 100 sales for our clients at any one time with the solicitors playing a pivotal role in how smoothly the transactions progress and how many sales fall through. We are dealing with solicitors every day and are in a fantastic position to recommend solicitors who we feel will be best placed to deal with your sale and purchase professionally and efficiently.

    If you would like us to refer a conveyancing solicitor then please contact the Didsbury sales team on;

    0161 448 1234

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Meet the team . . .
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    The Didsbury property market has always been veiled in mystery with perfect homes being sold off market with the whole process being a potential minefield to navigate through to get the home you want.
    We understand that our clients want the highest levels of service and direct communication from our sales team. A pre to the market phone call informing clients of the best new properties coming to the market; luxury and bespoke marketing to showcase our properties and welcoming sales offices are just a few of the services our clients can rely on from us.
    The team at Philip James Kennedy are experts in the sophisticated marketplace and after accounting for nearly 40 PERCENT of all properties sold in M20 during 2019, it is clear that we are best placed to identify and secure your perfect home.
    The success is borne from the strength of our team across all departments. With no weak link in our chain and great chemistry our office is able to produce results beyond expectations. Here are the real people that give Philip James Kennedy the edge.

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    Rob Kennedy - Managing Director
    Originally from Hale, Rob always appreciated some of the incredible homes he would deliver papers to on his three paper rounds. After graduating from Newcastle University Rob joined a large corporate agent and successfully ran the Sale office followed by the Timperley and Hale offices, coming to the hallowed turf of Didsbury in 1998. Under Rob's leadership, each office was transformed into a top performing Branch office. Always uncomfortable with the restrictions of leading inflexible corporate companies, Rob craved the freedom of his own business to practice his own style of estate agency forming Philip James Kennedy in 2003. More recently Rob has become a shareholder in the whole of the Philip James Group which still remains one of the only truly independent local estate agencies.
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    Nowshia - Sales Manager
    Nowshia is a fantastic motivator and an inspiring leader for the team. ' After working in Didsbury for 5 and half years, joining Philip James has been a great career move and fantastic fun. The team are particularly professional and skilled in their approach to selling, and are extremely organised to deliver the best service. I chair the daily morning meetings which can get quite lively but we will always make sure everyone is up to date and nothing has been missed.
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    Adam - Operations Manager
    Adam has been with the firm for 15 years and is in charge of all marketing and brochure content with a deep vault of descriptive vocabulary and a weakness for expensive marketing gadgets; the latest being a drone camera. ' I love the value attached to property that Didsbury clients have so they really appreciate the lengths I go too to produce the most lavish and polished brochures I can. I'm a perfectionist so to get the photos right I will move wheelie bins; drag out dog beds; move draining trays and tea towels and take the picture a certain times of the day so the front shots are sunny. Philip James provide only the best equipment for my role so I use the best camera with wide angled lens and specialist image software. I deliver the creative for billboards, websites and they are very supportive if I want to try different marketing ideas.
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    Josh  - Senior Sales Negotiator
    Josh has now been at the company for 3 years and has made a real impression in Didsbury, bubbling with positive energy and enthusiasm and has established himself as one of the best sales negotiators within the company. 'I love working in the fast-paced Didsbury market, buzzing with activity. The client expectation is massive so my approach to detail has to be meticulous to keep standards high'. Josh has recently been promoted to a senior position at the Didsbury office.
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    Adam L- Sales Negotiator
    Adam started at the Didsbury office this summer 2019 with a strong background in sales and building customer relationships from a previous role. Adam has bounded into the role with genuine enthusiasm and has produced amazing results for his clients. 
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    Elke  - Viewing Representative
    Elke is genuinely obsessed with bricks and mortar and is an absolute natural for selling properties. ' I've always worked in property from when I worked in London before coming to Philip James Kennedy. I love the fast paced nature of my job and having the best homes to sell means that you get to see some amazing properties. This year I started a three year building survey degree in Manchester and the company couldn't have been more supportive. Hopefully they'll open a survey department as well.
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    Simon Chapman - Mortgage Advisor
    Simon stays late most nights and is the only member of the team I have to suggest to take a holiday and can often be seen working late behind the pink and blue window displays. He is a financial wizard and a popular one at that. ' I love helping my clients turn their property dreams into reality and to help my team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients. Many of my clients have become friends and my diary is kept busy from recommendations which is the ultimate compliment for any financial advisor.
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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      I sold my family home and bought a lovely new house through  PJK . The process was seamless and totally pain free thanks to the amazing staff at PJK. Philippa, Elke and Jorja showed my house as if it was their own and Deborah in after sales was totally professional while being very mindful a delicate balance.  I would highly recommend PJK for both selling and purchasing. Thank you all so much
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      Fab service from start to finish. Sold my property for more than the asking price and in such a short space of time. Would definitely recommend!
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      I recently sold my property with Philip James Kennedy; I couldn't thank the staff enough. The sale process was completed with ease and they kept me up to date with absolutely everything. I would definitely recommend anyone who wants the professional service and easy completion to go with these guys. Thanks
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      ONE WORD: THANK YOU! I could thank you enough on helping me and my fiancé buy our first home. The office staffs are so friendly and welcoming. They told me so much about the area in Didsbury which made me fall in the love with our amazing new home. Finally all settled in and that's because of the amazing team at Philip James Kennedy.
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      Great service, staff are friendly and very professional. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy in Didsbury area.
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      Super team, great job all round. A very high level of service from start to completion.
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      I have just bought my first property with Philip James and couldn't be happier. The staff had extensive knowledge of the area and made the process an enjoyable one!
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      Kennedys have been amazing! Honestly they have been so helpful in the sale of my dads house...as i dont live near it was a god-send...they helped me in so many ways - checking the house, finding gardeners/workmen, keeping my updated, keeping enthusiastic when things looked a bit slow...i am so grateful to them, their customer service is fantastic...highly recommended!
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      I've bought and sold with this estate agent a few times in the last 15 years and can't fault the service. The last sale had a few problems which Rob Kennedy sorted out and managed to 'seal the deal'. I can happily recommend them to anyone buying or selling a property especially as they know the area so well.
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