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    Our resident Partners have been successfully selling and letting property at Quirks since 1986. Their 70 years of combined experience ensures you receive 'hands on' accurate and practical advice, designed to achieve the best price possible. Their well-honed negotiation skills and unrivalled expertise have made a crucial difference to many a transaction.

    By instructing Quirks, you may be assured you're in safe hands.

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    Quirks' reputation for quality and exceptional customer service has been built on relationships that span decades serving the property markets of Billericay & Wickford.

    Our instructions are exclusive, because our clients trust us exclusively. They trust in our honesty, experience, integrity and wealth of intimate local knowledge. They trust us to take the whole process personally. Most of all, they trust that we are committed to getting the job done. We marry tried and tested techniques with the latest marketing and communication tools, to find the right buyer or tenant, at the right price, in the best time frame possible.

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Selling your property?
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    Fear not Quirks are here to help!
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    Selling your property

    Selling can be a stressful business, but by choosing a professional estate agent like Quirks to sell your home and following a few simple rules and ideas it really doesn't have to be.

    The three 'P's, Price, Presentation, Preparation

    • Price

    Realistic asking prices which reflect the quality of your home and which places your property in a competitive place within the current market is key to achieving the highest possible price within the shortest timescale.

    • Presentation

    The way your property is presented to any potential buyers is another crucial factor in selling your home. A poorly presented property can take ages to sell, and usually disappoints with regards to its final sale price when it does eventually sell! However, a well-presented property will often sell quickly and generally reaches the higher end of its pricing scale.

    • Preparation

    It may be sound simple, but you must be prepared to sell your property, both physically and mentally.

    The reason your house is on the market is probably because you want/need a 'NEW' one, and this is the reason for you putting your 'old' house up for sale.

    But it's that very 'old' house that will be bought by someone, like yourself, who wants/needs a 'NEW' one in which they can build the next part of their lives...

    So, we'd like, if we may, to suggest that you begin to think about

    de-personalising your mental attitude to your property as well as the property itself, for one reason only, and that is so that the viewers who visit you don't see it as your 'old' house, but as their 'NEW' one.

    9 Reasons to instruct Quirks today!

    • The only agent with 3 OFFICES in 5 mile radius of Wickford.
    • 100% RISK FREE- we only get paid when you move!
    • GOOGLE internet marketing.
    • Professional wide angle PHOTOGRAPHY.
    • Dedicated Full time office based SALES PROGRESSOR, we will get you moved!
    • Open 7 DAYS per week.
    • TRAINED STAFF with lots of experience.
    • Proud members of the National Association of Estate Agents.

    CALL US NOW FOR YOUR FREE VALUATION 01268 560650- We would love to hear from you !

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    Quirks top 10 tips to help you sell your property.

    • First impressions count and the image that your property presents on the outside will, to a certain extent, shape the opinions as to the suitability of the property inside.
    • Even before your viewers have crossed your threshold they are assessing the property. So, make sure the approach is attractive, the front garden is tidy, the grass cut and wherever possible make room for viewers to park on your drive, there's nothing worse than trying to find a parking space is there?...
    • Make sure every room in the house is clean, tidy and free from clutter, if you do have lots of nick-nacks to tidy away, why not pack them properly and store them elsewhere ready for the move?
    • Greet your viewers warmly; remember they will probably be as stressed as you are, but it is up to you to break down any barriers.
    • The most visibly inspected room in your house will be your hallway, simply because your viewers will spend so much time in it.
    • Don't have too many doors open for your viewers to look into when they first arrive in your hallway, this creates an overload of information and could lead to confusion.
    • Practice what you'll be saying about every room that you have. Highlight the good points, and don't talk about any areas that you feel are negative points.
    • Tasteful lighting will help create moods within the property and stimulate emotions. Sympathetic lighting with lamps rather fluorescent strip or ceiling lights will help to make your viewers feel more relaxed and homely.
    • Decide in advance the order in which you're going to take your viewers around the property. It's a good idea to start and finish in one of the rooms that you're most proud of and finish where you can both sit and relax ready to answer any questions your viewers may have.
    • Encourage every viewer to come back for a second look, and if they do you know you've succeeded in getting that bit closer to receiving an offer and hopefully that all important sale.
    Dont forget CALL US NOW FOR YOUR FREE VALUATION 01268 560650- We would love to hear from you !
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Honesty, Experience & Integrity-That's Quirks!
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    Simon Burtonshaw- Resident Partner.
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    Simon has been helping people buy and sell homes in Wickford since 1988 and having worked in the industry for over 35 years, uses his considerable knowledge and experience to help our clients through, what can be, a complex process.

    Married with three grown up sons, Simon has been through the moving process on numerous occasions, so understands the pitfalls and the roller coaster of emotions that a move can bring. He's proud of the friends he's made in Wickford along the way and now, some 30 years later, has successfully moved three generations from the same family.

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    Trained staff with OODLES of experience!
    If you've ever moved before then you may remember the trials and tribulations. The general lack of communication, misinformation and frustration that often ensues. 

    Quirks are different. Our trained staff have been with us for an average of 6 years or more and as such they are part of the Quirks 'family' of property professionals. In an industry renowned for high staff turnover, our staff's proficiency and competence makes them special. 

    Our Sales Progressors are at the heart of our business, walking you through the journey from beginning to end. They are in-house experts, trained to ensure no detail is overlooked and nothing is left to chance. They are the glue between all parties involved. Fall-through rates can be cut, and transactions speeded up thanks to the practised skill of a Quirks specialist.
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    • Introduction

      Its nice to be appreciated !
      We talk about service levels all the time, good service generates repeat business and above all referrals; the heart of Quirks business.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Fast efficient sale at the right price
      Hi Simon, 
      Wanted to thank you and the Quirk's team for the successful sale of my mother's property. Of course the key criteria of success is a fast, efficient sale at the right price and I believe you succeeded in that respect. Moreover I would like to give some feedback; -
      At the outset when me, my wife and brother met with you at the property we were comfortable with your knowledge ,personal approach and integrity ( and personal car number plate!). You did not oversell Quirks. This was in contrast to our meeting the same morning with Purple Bricks. 
       - Your track record and footprint on RightMove showed that Quirks have a leading market position
       - You quickly let us know you were prepared to work with a fixed fee which stopped us from shopping around - I found it really easy to deal with all your staff - to a person they were proactive, professional and cheerful. 
       - We received good advice on doing the deal at the point when we received offers for the Property
       - When there appeared to be difficulties in the Buyer's getting confirmation of their Mortgage, Jemma stayed in close contact with the Buyer's Mortgage Adviser and myself, and helped us to 'keep the faith' in the Buyers, which paid off.
       So many thanks to you, Chris, Sally, Sean, Jemma, Cara - apologies if I've forgotten any members of the team because everyone was great. 
       Best Regards, David
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