20,000+ People See Philip James Manchester Daily*
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    Welcome to Philip James Manchester
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    We're the most hard-working, honest and friendly estate agent in town and nobody knows the market as well as we do. We've just celebrated our fifth year in our landmark Deansgate office and we're going from strength to strength. Our sales team are the best in the business; nobody works harder to make sure your property is sold
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    Nobody Works Harder
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    If you want to buy a property in town we have the biggest contact book in Manchester, we regularly work with private landlords, investors, banks and developers and can find the right property for you. Our Director Rob Cuffe is the most experienced seller you'll ever meet and his straight-talking team will hold your hand every step of the way.
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    We rent, sell and manage properties
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    Philip James Manchester rents, sells and manages apartments across Manchester city centre from Ancoats in the east to Castlefield in the west. Our luxury offices are superbly located on the corner of Deansgate and Great Bridgewater Street, right next to the Beetham Tower. With over 20,000 people passing our office every day, we have more footfall than any other agent in town.
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    What's Different About Us?
    You want your property to look as good as possible when you sell it, so we'll provide you with an experienced photographer and a property stager for free. Our property stagers are employed to rearrange your apartment to make it look fantastic. From moving large sofas and dining tables to adjusting the lighting and the colours - your property will never look better than it does with Philip James. We also use 3D floorplan so buyers can get to know your property before they see it in the flesh.If we're going to sell your property with Philip James Manchester you'll want to be sure we're spending money advertising it for you. 
    Unlike smaller agencies in town we're backed up by a large city-wide chain and our budget is big. We recently upgraded our window displays with a top-end £10,000 LED display and every year we spend five-figures on Rightmove advertising and mailshots.
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    Early Doors
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    Life's pretty hectic, right? If you're tired of estate agents who won't let you view apartments out of hours give Philip James Manchester a call on 0161 828 8200. You don't have set hours or regimented timetables and neither do we, so if you want to see a property we'll make sure you can. We work Monday to Friday, late evenings and all-day Saturday and if a property is empty and we're not disturbing a tenant or owner, we can show at night as well. We're flexible that way!
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    Covid 19 Update

    Government Guidance

    The Government have released detailed guidance on moving home - buying, selling and renting property during the coronavirus outbreak.

    • People are now free to move home
    • You can put your home on the market to sell or rent
    • You can start to look for properties you want to move into
    • You are free to make or accept an offer or reserve a property as normal
    • Physical viewings are now allowed, provided that strict social distancing is continued
    • Estate agents are permitted to visit properties to value them under the proviso of social distancing
    • Surveyors an undertake surveys of properties

    Philip James Manchester will be following all of the Government guidelines set out for estate agencies to ensure the safety of our clients, customers, staff, suppliers, and anyone else that we come into contact with throughout the course of conducting our business.

    We will be asking everyone to adhere to strict procedures which include - but is not limited to - the following measures:


    • We will continue to offer video viewings in the first instance wherever possible. Please use these in your initial search and only request physical viewings of properties you are seriously interested in offering on
    • Please make your own way to the property as we are unable to offer transport. Where possible, and for your own safety, please try and avoid public transport, especially at peak times
    • Physical viewings can only take place with other members of your household
    • Before viewing, you will need to confirm that you are not suffering any symptoms
    • You will be asked to apply hand sanitiser before entering a property. You may also be asked to wear a mask and gloves
    • You will be asked not to touch anything whilst in the property. Anything you do touch will need to be wiped down
    • The occupier of the property will be asked to ensure the property is well ventilated and that internal doors are left open
    • The occupier of the property will also be asked to leave the property while the viewing is taking place

    Market Appraisals

    • We will continue to offer video market appraisals and can continue to value properties without physically entering them
    • If we do visit a property to value it, we will need to maintain a 2 metre distance and we will remove our shoes and wear facemasks and gloves throughout the appointment
    • Before we visit, please ensure the property is well ventilated
    • We will not touch anything in the property unless absolutely necessary

    Visiting Our Offices

    • Although all of our offices are open for business, many staff will continue to work from home
    • We ask that you avoid coming to our offices unless absolutely necessary
    • If you do need to come into one of our offices, you will need to call ahead and book an appointment
    • Our staff will be working from home when they can, so less staff will be physically in our offices at any one time

    Thank you for your patience whilst we adapt to this new way of working and please be assured that we are as committed as ever to supporting you through these difficult times.

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Why Choose Philip James Manchester
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    Experience The Difference
    With 15 years experience of knowing the people, the places and the properties in Manchester City Centre, Salford Quays and the surrounding areas, Philip James Manchester offers you the most comprehensive, creative and well-informed estate agency package in town, maximising the price you can achieve in this extremely buoyant market.
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    Expert Advice
    •  We employ and train a market leading team
    • We have the highest staff-to-property ratio
    • We provide excellent knowledge of the City Centre, Salford Quays and the surrounding areas.
    • We know the properties we're selling, including the best selling features
    • Our consultants are skilled in negotiation, sales and completion
    • We guide you through the legal and selling process
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    Accurate Valuation
    • We have a unique insight locally due to the high volume of properties we sell
    • We complete many valuations every week
    • We have an intimate knowledge of property prices in your immediate area
    • We consider local features, transport, restaurants, parks and schools
    • We use iPad technology for valuations and presentations
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    The City Centre Office
    • Centrally located, prestigious corner position on Deansgate
    • State-of-the-art, illuminated windows showcasing our properties for sale
    • 1000's of people passing our window on a daily basis
    • Spacious enough to discuss specific requirements or just have a chat
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    Showcasing Your Property
    We have created a strong and distinctive brand to make Philip James Manchester the most recognizable estate agent in the City, attracting hundreds of buyers every month.

    We apply this creative approach to marketing your property skillfully and efficiently, to achieve a faster sale at a higher price. This is our strength.
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    We Don't Just Take a Picture

    Our specialist copywriters create well-written glossy brochures with:

    • Scaled and measured floor plans
    • 3D images, including location, land registry maps and aerial views
    • Contemporary design templates
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    Professional Photography

    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
    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 property.
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    Longer Opening Hours
    • We have introduced extended weekend and late opening hours
    • 80% 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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Using Philip James Manchester to Buy
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    At Philip James Manchester we pride ourselves on delivering top quality, personal customer service. We do not believe in leaving you hanging once an agreement has been made and ensure you are kept fully up to date. Not only will we help you find your dream property, we will also guide you through the entire buying process, liaising with all third parties on your behalf.

    For those looking for something very specific and perhaps hard to find, we also offer a sourcing service.
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    Whether you are looking to buy your first investment property or are an experienced investor we are able to help. We have experience working with those looking to buy just one property and those with a larger budget looking to invest in a portfolio, commercial property or land. Please feel free to contact us for advice and/or to discuss the types of investments you are interested in.
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    Internation Markets
    We have identified that it is not only English speaking clients that want to buy properties in Manchester. In make the process of buying a property with Philip James Manchester even if you done speak English we have employed the services of highly skilled staff who can speak various languages from Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, French, Arabic and many more.
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    Get in touch
    We understand that, as with everything, one size does not fit all and offer a bespoke service tailor made to you. Please get in touch today to discuss our services.
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We do More
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    If you own a property development and want to bring it to market in the fastest time and at the best price you'll want to speak to Philip James. We offer personally tailored solutions to property investors, building companies, buy-to-let investors, international banks and pension funds. Collectively we sell and manage over £440m of property every year so we're always the first choice to sell developments across Greater Manchester. Whether it's a niche collection of private houses or a multi-million apartment block, we can sell it better than any of our competitors. Take a look through our completed schemes and give my team a call today.
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    Lettings and Property Management
    The three most important factors in letting a property are price, local knowledge and visibility and nobody does this better than Philip James Manchester. We let property faster than anyone else and we achieve the best market rates. Many letting agents offer the world but never deliver, you won't get that with Philip James. We never over-promise and we're realistic about prices. Our lettings team have the largest tenant database in Manchester and when it comes to online and print advertising, nobody spends more money in the right places; * Our average time to let a property is just 10-working-days * Every branch has the best location in its respective area * More people walk past our office windows than any other agents * We spend more money advertising online than any of our competitors * We have Manchester's best property photos * We give detailed property descriptions with key information bullet points * Our pro-active lettings team match your home with tenants on their database
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    Internation Market

    We have identified that it is not only English speaking clients that want to buy properties in Manchester. In make the process of buying a property with Philip James Manchester even if you done speak English we have employed the services of highly skilled staff who can speak various languages from Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, French, Arabic and many more.

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    Finding the right 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.  Offering whole of market mortgage advice and working independently of Philip James, the 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, are not tied to any lender and always offer the most cost effective solution to the client. Also, as Direct Mortgages is an appointed representative of Intrinsic Financial Services they also have access to exclusive deals not available to direct customers. Purchasing a property can be a stressful experience and they are there to advise and guide each client every step of the way. They also offer evening and weekend appointments to suit so that they can go that extra mile to delight my clients.

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

    Our solicitors have brought in initiatives to help you complete your sale more quickly. They have introduced an innovative online conveyancing system, which brings the conveyancing process 'up to date with modern day living'. The principal objective of the system is to reduce the transaction time, by breaking down the process into smaller individual tasks, clients are sent email reminders to let them know what needs to be done at each stage.

    It is also important to be legally prepared as early as possible. Having a solicitor instructed and your documents ready ahead of the start of your house move process can help immensely and save time later on. It will also make you stand out as a prepared buyer or seller, giving the other party confidence. Once the sale or purchase has all been agreed, being legally prepared means that you have all the necessary documentation in place ready for the exchange.

    If you are selling or buying through Philip James and want to know more, please contact our branch and they'll introduce you to the best solicitor.

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Meet the Philip James Team
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    Philip James Manchester is the agent that offers unrivalled customer service and gets the best possible price for your property. We only employ the industry's best-performing staff, and as a result, in the last 12 months we have been achieving at least 99 percent of asking prices on properties we have sold. We also managed £147m of property across the area.

    Managing Director Rob Cuffe has been selling and letting properties in Manchester City Centre, Salford Quays and the surrounding areas for the past 18 years: property really is his passion. He shares this passion with his successful team, who are dedicated to providing excellent customer service whilst achieving the best possible price and in shortest time frame.
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    Rob Cuffe - Director
    Rob became a Director of Philip James in 2015 after spending 25 years within the Sales Industry, 20 of these years being specifically within the Property Sector. Having worked his way up from Office Junior, at a South Manchester Estate Agent, to Head of Property Management, where he managed 7 staff members and over 1000 properties, Rob had a vision to be a part of something bigger. In 2006, it was the right time for him to take a leap, this is when he joined forces with Philip James and helped build the company from managing 15 staff members and 300 properties to managing over 65 staff members and over 3000 properties. Due to Rob's determination and drive, he has helped shape Philip James into the largest independent Estate Agent in Greater Manchester, whilst sharing his expertise and knowledge to build a successful team. Rob's team, alike him, are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and ensuring they achieve the best results possible for our landlords, in an efficient and time conscious way. Rob believes that the key to being market leader is down to constantly changing with the times and reviewing the market in line with this, this way Philip James are always staying one step ahead of the competition.
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    Danny Kyles - Sales Manager
    Danny has been working in the real estate industry for 20 years, starting off as a 'trainee negotiator' and worked his way up to senior management in a short period of time. He learnt the trade in the suburbs of Newcastle upon Tyne before moving back to the North West in 2003, joining Philip James in 2016. Having worked in Manchester for many years he takes great pride in enthusing about the vibrant city and particularly enjoys helping people purchase their residential property or invest in the area. "I worked for many years for a smaller independent agent in South Manchester but sometimes felt there was a lack of resources preventing us to provide the professional service that vendors and buyers expect. At Philip James Manchester, we can provide that service, imparting our local knowledge and adding a personal touch that I would expect as a customer myself. We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding customer experience as well as exceptional communication, this enables us to inspire confidence, get positive results on behalf of our clients and helps us build long term relationships. I would be delighted to help and advise on any property related services you may need".
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    Tom Roberts - Sales Negotiator
    Tom joined Philip James Manchester two years ago, having started work in the property market eight years prior with an Estate Agency in Blackpool. Tom is happy to go above and beyond for all clients and has a reputation for being an approachable yet hard working member of staff, and prides himself on always putting the customer first. Tom has experience with both the pre and post sales process and is always on hand to help with any queries, or even just for a chat about the market in general.
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    Lewis Hamilton - Sales Viewing Representative
    Lewis has been working in the property industry for several years and has an extensive knowledge of the property market. "I enjoy meeting people daily and helping people find the property that suits their needs" I really appreciate working for an independent company as I feel it provides a friendly and personal environment for both staff and clients. 
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    Testimonials from Sellers

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      So smoothly and in such a timely manner
      "I have been involved in a lot of property deals but I don't believe I saw one which happened so smoothly and in such a timely manner and for this thanks must go to you and the lawyers in Gorvins that you recommended. Best of luck for the future. Kind Regards, Matt"
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      in the most professional & proavtive fashion
      I would have no hesitation in recommending Philip James & their sales team, I recently sold a property in Manchester & Philip James managed the process in the most professional & proactive fashion, I would definitely work with them again.
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      From start to finish there was never a problem
      I could not praise your work enough. From start to finish there was never a problem. Above all you kept in touch with me constantly. I cannot think of any way that your service might be improved If someone is in doubt, you are free to ask them to contact me. I occasionally go to Manchester (wearing red!!!). Next time I will call and treat you all to champagne Thanks a million
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      We felt we could rely on you
      We're very pleased with the service you've provided for us. You and Claire have put in every effort trying to sell our apartment. You're communications were excellent. We felt we could rely on you to deal with any queries and you dealt them promptly. Overall we were happy from the start to finish of this process of selling.
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      deliver an excellent service
      I manage a small portfolio of residential properties in & around Manchester. I contacted Philip James Manchester at the end of 2008 as I needed some prompt assistance as my existing agent had left me down badly. I gave them an instruction to handle the letting of 3 residential investments & they filled them promptly. They pay on time, their admin & paperwork are easy to follow & accurate. They deal with problems as if it were their own. Indeed they always have a suggested solution to any issue that arises. I instructed PJ to sell one of the properties & in this difficult market located a cash buyer who completed in a satisfactory time scale. In my view, PJP to a man (woman) deliver an excellent service that I appreciate & have no concerns recommending to anyone.
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      knowledgeable and trustworthy team
      I recently completed the sale of an apartment in Manchester and Philip James managed the process for me . I am not resident in the UK and as such I needed to work with a knowledgeable and trustworthy team on the ground. The whole process was completed within six weeks and I was extremely satisfied with the prompt and professional manner in which all aspects were dealt with. I found the staff to be very competent and courteous in my dealings with them. I have no reservation in strongly recommend the company to potential customers.
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      Their service is excellent
      I recently sold my flat with the assistance of Philip James. This was after I had used them to find me tenants when I was letting it out. Their service is excellent. Unusually for the industry I found them to be straight-talkers. They know what they are doing and keep their clients in the loop at all times. I also found them to be very approachable. I would recommend Philip James to anybody looking to buy or let a property. I have also had experience of renting a property with their assistance Which was also a positive experience. In my experience it is rare to find an estate agent who pleases both letters and tenants!

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Overall everything was excellent
      Overall everything was excellent with my purchase of the flat. As I was barely in the UK for the purchase it was great that everything was taken care of with minimal input from me. I can't think of anything you guys could have done better.
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      very efficient and help and quick to respond
      Thanks for all your help, we were very happy with the service provided and always found yourself and Claire very efficient and helpful and quick to respond to any queries we had. We appreciate that the sellers solicitors drove you as mad as us and our solicitors, but you managed to get them to speed up in the end!!! We were obviously pleased as we are using you to rent the flat and would be happy to recommend you to anyone
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      Fab!! I must say out of all the estate agents I met that day, she was by far the most friendliest and she knew her biz, very impressed! x
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      I cannot speak higher of my experience with PJP
      I cannot speak higher of my experience with Philip James. From the moment I made my offer, to the completion of the flat some two months later, I was kept constantly in the loop. Sarah was a massive help to me. This was my first purchase, yet Sarah guided me through the process fantastically well and no question was too much. I am very grateful to her.
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    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 Philip James Manchester, Manchester Sales on 0161 828 8200.