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    Richard Watkinson & Partners is one of the East Midlands most established estate agencies having had a presence in the area for 30 years. Our experienced and trusted agency has offices across the region specialising in residential and commercial sales as well as lettings. With friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff, Richard Watkinson & Partners is known for its expertise in all areas of property.

    "I set up Richard Watkinson & Partners is 1988 with just three staff in a small office in North Gate, Newark.

    "A lot has changed since then - we now have more than 50 members of staff, seven offices across the East Midlands as well as dedicated lettings, new homes and commercial agents - but the core values I set out when I started the business have remained.

    "High levels of customer service, a friendly, personable approach to estate agency and excellent local knowledge are all paramount in delivering a professional and effective service. These are the values upon which I built Richard Watkinson & Partners and I'm proud that these are always at the forefront of our agents' minds when dealing with customers.

    "Estate agency itself hasn't changed, it's still a business which orientates around people and that is something we instil in all of our staff. People still like to walk into their local estate agency, browse properties and talk to an agent who knows the area and can provide useful advice on how to buy or sell a home. All of our valuers live locally and are able to provide the best possible local knowledge, providing customers with a personal service on which they can rely.

    "I'm proud that we remain a local, family-run business - always putting the customer first - and that our strong roots in the East Midlands continue to enable us to act as one of the region's leading agents across residential and commercial lettings and sales." - Founder, Richard Watkinson

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    The Mansfield branch opened on Albert Street in January 2004 operating from a large corner office with multiple window displays only moments from the Market Square. 

    The office quickly gained an excellent reputation in the area selling a wide range of homes at all price ranges, courtesy of our experienced valuers and sales negotiators' sheer hard work and dedication. 

    Our team is passionate and knowledgeable about our local area and we pride ourselves on offering an exceptionally high quality service through good communication, efficiency and professionalism.

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    If you're looking to sell your home in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Lincolnshire then one of Richard Watkinson & Partners' seven regional branches are here to help.

    Our team of friendly and professional valuers and negotiators with a combined 65 years of experience provide:

    · An accurate and free market appraisal of your property
    · Advice on the best method of sale
    · High profile brochures
    · A comprehensive marketing campaign
    · Property website advertising
    · Social Media Coverage: Facebook & Twitter
    · Network of 7 offices covering 4 counties
    · Proven track record of selling all types of property
    · Access to an extensive database of buyers linked to all of our other residential offices
    · High Street branch coverage from our large corner office on Albert Street close to the Market Square
    · Accompanied viewings
    · A detailed sales progression - handling the sales process from offer to completion
    · Out of office hours contact availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for sellers and buyers
    · A team focused on helping you achieve your ambitions

    Our valuers are very knowledgeable and experienced about the local market.

    The market appraisal usually takes about an hour. The valuer will explain our different fee options which can include everything from advertising to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

    You will be shown samples of our marketing including our brochures, photography and floorplans.

    Ready to go to Market?

    Once ready to come to the market we would revisit your home to prepare a draft brochure for you to approve along with a large selection of interior and exterior photographs. We would discuss our marketing campaign with you. Quite often our sales staff will pop out as well so they are more familiar with your home when talking to buyers.

    Your home will feature on numerous property websites including our own professional website, plus of course www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com.

    Viewings can be accompanied by our staff if you are busy at work or would just rather leave the selling to us. After every viewing we will aim to gather as much feedback for you, good or bad to help with the sale.

    For empty properties we can be key holders, visiting the property regularly and checking it is in order. We are happy to organise maintenance and repairs for you if necessary.

    Getting an Offer:

    When we get an offer for your home we will negotiate with you and the buyer to agree a sale and to qualify the purchasing position of the buyer. We will use our negotiation skills to achieve the best price possible and select the most suitable buyer by the fairest means.

    Monitoring the Sale:

    After agreeing a sale we will use our skills to monitor the sale through to the day of completion and the key hand over. On average in the U.K. 1 in 4 sales unfortunately fall through before they reach exchange of contracts but by closely looking after the sale and sorting out any problems that may arise with for example the survey, we are able to reduce this figure considerably saving time and hopefully creating a stress free move.

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    Buying a property can be an intimidating and confusing process - knowing where to start can often be difficult but our team of professional and friendly negotiators are here to demystify the process with helpful, practical advice to find you your dream property.

    Whether you're looking to upsize to a home with some land or dreaming of a quaint, cosy cottage - we have a variety of homes available to suit every budget and requirement.

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    At Richard Watkinson and Partners we pride ourselves in selecting partners who offer the same exacting standards of service that we do.

    We are privileged to offer the expertise of James Akers and his Award Winning team at Wright Mortgage Ltd, who have access to 'whole of the market' products in all aspects of financial planning.

    We recommend both sellers and buyers to local solicitor firms in the town who we have established strong relationships with for many years.

    Please contact Richard Watkinson and Parnters on 01623 626990 for further information.

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    Our experience in the valuation, marketing and sale of new homes in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire is something we're renowned for across the East Midlands.

    The local knowledge we have developed over the last 30 years as a business means that we're able to support developers from land acquisition through to marketing and sales. We have strong relationships with local and national developers and our team work closely alongside housebuilders to provide and an efficient, professional and complete service.

    From investors to private buyers, those looking to get onto the property ladder to up-sizers - we understand every type of buyer and have a comprehensive marketing strategy to reach each one looking to buy a new build home.

    We offer:

    · Professional development appraisals
    · Sale and acquisition of development land
    · Market appraisals of proposed new schemes
    · Bespoke new homes marketing
    · Full sales progression

    For further information please call Alistair Smith, Company Director on 07817 283521.
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    We specialise in the sale of country homes with land for equestrian interests. Having strong roots in the rural counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire means that our experience in the valuing and marketing of homes with land is extensive and we are known throughout the region as experts in this area of property. Valuing properties with land requires a specific understanding and expertise, one which we have developed over 30 years.

    If you're looking to sell your home please call Alistair Smith, Company Director on 07817 283521.
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    Our commercial property team have sold and let commercial units, offices and land across the East Midlands for more almost 50 years. Based at the Newark office, Richard Watkinson & Partners are well-known across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire as an established, well-regarded and trusted commercial agency which achieves excellent results across both occupational and investment properties.

    As a proactive agency, which keeps up-to-date with all of the local market's activity, we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible customer service to all of our clients and have considerable experience in both the letting and sale of commercial property.

    We offer:

    · Free initial market advice
    · Sales and lettings of all types of commercial properties
    · Investment sales
    · Acquisitions on behalf of retained clients
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    We specialise in a wide range of commercial and residential valuation work, providing advice in all aspects of commercial, residential, agricultural and equestrian property. We provide comprehensive coverage across the whole of East Midlands through our regional network of offices.

    Over many years our clients have continued to utilise our services on the basis of trust and recommendation. Our Surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and are part of the RICS REGISTERED VALUERS SCHEME and well known for providing a high quality service. With over 40 years' experience in the East Midlands property market, you can be assured of professional working ethics by qualified and experienced surveyors.

    The strength of our valuation team lies in its detailed knowledge and understanding of our market, coupled with the ability to offer a quick efficient service, tailored to meet each client's specific requirements. We are able to undertake valuations on all types of property including commercial, residential, development land and portfolio work. Our services are as follows:

    · Secured Lending with banks and building societies
    · Probate Valuations
    · Matrimonial Valuations
    · Company Accounting for balance sheets
    · Expert Reports for Court Inheritance Tax Valuations (IHT)
    · Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
    · Charities Act 1993
    · Development Appraisals
    · Insurance Re-instatement Valuation
    · Rental Value Assessment

    Our clients include private individuals, property developers, property companies, pension funds and corporate occupiers alike, also undertaking valuations on behalf of number of the UK banks, including Handelsbanken, RBS/Nat West, Barclays and HSBC.
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    Alistair Smith Director
    Alistair has been in the property business for 14 years, having joined the company in 2004 as a trainee negotiator, and has moved through the business now acting as a director based at the Mansfield Branch. Alistair has a wealth of experience having previously worked at both the Bingham and Newark offices before taking the helm at Mansfield in January 2012. He is a knowledgeable and trusted Valuer citing his attention to detail as being integral to his success. Alistair also specialises in the sale of development land and new homes forming strong relationships with both local and national house builders. In his spare time Alistair plays at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) and always manages to bump into a client or two on the course which he enjoys.
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    Kirsty Morley Office Manager
    Kirsty joined the Mansfield office in 2017 to take the position of Office Manager, bringing with her almost 10 years' experience in the local property market. Building relationships with vendors and buyers is of particular importance to Kirsty as she handles the negotiations side of selling homes, citing communication as being her key attribute. Kirsty bought her house in 2014 with its fame being a deciding factor. It was once featured on Channel 4's popular programme 'Come Dine With Me'.
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    Ben Pycroft Branch Valuer
    Ben joined the sales team at the Mansfield branch of Richard Watkinson & Partners in 2013. He enjoys customer communications and always strives to provide outstanding customer service. His enthusiasm for the job and his understanding of Nottinghamshire's property market has enabled him to progress through the business. Having previously worked in the office as a sales negotiator he is now utilising his experience and industry knowledge in his role as Branch Valuer. Ben was once the fastest swimmer in the country for the 100 metre breaststroke and swam competitively across the UK for almost 10 years.
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    Clare Bradshaw Senior Sales Negotiator
    Clare joined Richard Watkinson & Partners in 2007. Her day to day roles include dealing with viewing and valuation enquiries, putting offers forward for consideration, sales negotiation and sales chasing through to completion. Clare is fully committed to her role as a sales negotiator and particularly enjoys the feeling when offers are accepted having dealt with the clients from the start of their journey. Clare is no stranger to moving house herself having relocated 11 times. She is originally from Kent but is now very settled in Nottinghamshire having lived in various places in between over the years.
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    Tracey Unwin Senior Sales Negotiator
    Tracey joined the Mansfield office when it first opened in 2004 and has more than 25 years experience in Nottinghamshire's property market. Tracey is a trusted and experienced member of the team working across sales, valuations, negotiations and agreeing offers. She has a wealth of local knowledge and understands the industry, enabling her to accurately advise clients. In her spare time Tracey is extremely passionate about football and enjoys travelling abroad on holiday a couple of times a year.
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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Friendly, professional and met every expectation.
      We felt immediately at home in the company of Alistair both in the literal and metaphorical senses whilst visiting to value the property and explain the processes inherent within modern day buying and selling. The experience was friendly, professional and met every expectation. 

      When contacting the office, we always got the impression that the staff were intimately acquainted with our individual house sale without having to access any files i.e. ever knowledgeable and with fingers on the pulse. Friendly, cheery and with an overwhelming desire to facilitate customer needs as if each property deal was their own. Handling and completion were within the predicted time parameters where updates were conveyed at regular intervals as developments came to light from all concerned parties e.g. buyers, sellers, solicitors etc. 

      The choice of RW was initially by recommendation though this was backed by a study of written reviews and further word of mouth testimonies. There are cheaper options on the market and though not necessarily strong advocates of the % commission system, we are believers in the maxim that 'you get what you pay for.' We were NOT disappointed and feel that the overall, high quality of service matched the level of outlay. We received exemplary service from Kirsty and Tracey within the office but also from Alistair and Ben who tended to be based a little more in the field! Total commitment to excellence and all round professionalism came from all, where nothing was too much trouble and that little personal touch was always evident. 

      Recommendations are a no-brainer and we would have absolutely no reservations in advocating the services of the Mansfield branch of RW, as indeed has already been the case with friends and family. 

      Many thanks and best wishes. 

      Mr and Mrs Webster
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      Professional and straightforward advice
      We decided to sell our home through Richard Watkinson and Partners after our research showed they sell a high percentage of home like ours. We had Alistair to value who gave very professional and straightforward advice, with well prepared local knowledge of property values. His brochure presentation and photographs were excellent, which enhanced the marketing of our home. During the selling process the staff were helpful and information management was excellent. All staff were fully informed of the situation and reacted accordingly. Kirsty handled the sale very well in difficult circumstances! I have recommended this company to friends and family.

      Mr and Mrs Parrish
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      You were nothing short of exceptional.
      Dear Ben and the Richard Watkinson Mansfield Office

      We were immediately impressed by Clare who took my initial call to arrange the valuation. Out of 4 local Estate Agents I spoke to, Clare was the only one who inspired confidence and proved knowledge within her field. The initial valuation by Ben was nothing short of professional and proved his experience in property valuation. Many aspects of our property where we had made small but high standard alterations were immediately identified. He gave me complete confidence that he would make every effort to market our home with upmost effort. His description in addition to the photographs were incredible and attributed in making us excited to place our property on the market. His attention to detail was apparent in every aspect. 

      The interaction with the entire team during the marketing period was excellent. Kirsty handled any queries at once without hesitation. She kept me fully informed of any progress without any chasing or prompting required. She was easy to speak to and really did make the process of the sale very easy and stress free. Her cheerful approach and competence were greatly received. Again, thank you to Kirsty for her help in handling the sale, she took all the worry out of the negotiations and completion. She kept me informed and up to date on all matters right up until the last minute. She clarified and resolved any concerns I had with the purchaser's solicitors without hesitation. 

      I would like to give special mention to Ben and Kirsty, both of whom I truly believe displayed absolute professionalism, proved expert knowledge within their specific roles and gave complete confidence our sale was receiving their full commitment and effort. I credit and thank them both for a quick sale at the asking price. 

      In addition, branch staff clearly work as a team and there is good communication which was evident in the whole process. Furthermore, they appear happy within their roles and display professional and knowledgeable conduct. 

      I cannot thank the staff at Richard Watkinson enough for the quick sale of our property at the full asking price and their incredible customer service which really was outstanding. Their fee was worth every last penny! I shall recommend this company and have already done so. 

      Best wishes

      Mr & Mrs England
    • Seller Testimonial

      Definitely the best agent in the area.
      Dear Kirsty, Alistair and all the team at Richard Watkinson & Partners Mansfield office.

      I'd like to thank you all for the sale of my building land.  Alistair has a first class knowledge of potential buyers in the area, and right from the start he gave me good advice on pricing etc. He always made himself readily available to answer my questions and try different approaches. I valued his expertise and enthusiasm, and I'd say that his knowledge of selling land is second to none in the area. Kirsty was equally excellent to deal with, and her tireless communication with potential buyers and my lawyer was very much appreciated. She chased up on everything, and a happy completion of sale was the result of her attention to detail and quick responses. I was very impressed and trusted she would do the best for me. All the other members of staff in the office were friendly, accommodating and efficient. 

      All in all, a winning team. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Watkinson's Mansfield to everyone. It was a good experience with a successful outcome. In my opinion they are definitely the best agent in the area.

      Mrs Warner
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      Communication throughout was exceptional.
      Dear Kirsty and Ben 

      Excellent work from the outset. Ben's valuation proved to be spot on and the sale by Kirsty negotiated professionally and without a hitch. Communication throughout was exceptional. Kirsty proved to be an incredibly important anchor person. She was a delight to deal with - clear, concise and charming.  Communication was great, I was always informed and felt part of the process in spite of being over 200 miles away. 5* service throughout. 

       Many thanks once again. 

       Mr Whetton
    • Seller Testimonial

      Polite, professional and knowledgeable.
      I would like to express my thanks to Richard Watkinson & Partners Mansfield office for selling my home. We decided to market our home due to the success they had selling our neighbours property. The initial valuation from Ben was exceptional. He is polite, professional, knowledgeable and informative. 

      The interaction with the office staff during the marketing of our home was excellent and all members of staff were helpful. There was as expected, efficient and professional negotiations of offers and handling of the sale through to completion was top notch. We were very happy with the service you provided and will recommend you to family and friends.

      Best wishes 

      Mr Cotterill
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      We will have no hesitation recommending your firm.
      Dear Alistair and all the team 

      We would like to say how pleased we were with the service you and your team offered during the sale of our home. We will have no hesitation recommending your firm and, should we be looking to sell in the future we will come back to you.

      Many thanks again.

      Mr and Mrs Bennett
    • Seller Testimonial

      The staff were very professional and polite.
      All the office staff were very professional, polite and clearly knew the property. Confident any conversations with potential viewers would be confident and able to answer questions. Kirsty and Ben were particularly helpful and Kirsty was our main point of contact in the last few weeks and was very helpful.  A big thank you to all the staff!

      Mr and Mrs Warsop
    • Seller Testimonial

      Friendly yet professional. 
      The staff worked tirelessly during the marketing period and on the same day that our house went on the market, we were getting communications & appointment arrangements from them. We felt that everyone in the office were doing their utmost to help us achieve a sale. We were impressed with the appointment confirmation texts which clarified the information we were given over the telephone by the office staff. All areas, from the first telephone call we made requesting a valuation, through to completion, have been undertaken in a friendly yet professional way by everyone at the Mansfield branch. We have already made recommendations to friends and family based on our own experience, and will continue to do so in the future.

      Best Wishes

      Mr and Mrs Spencer
    • Seller Testimonial

      Kind, understanding and professional.
      To all the staff

      Just a big thank you for selling our house.  Thank you for being so kind, understanding and professional.  We will be recommending you.

      Best Wishes

      Mr and Mrs Hornsby
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      My thanks for a very satisfactory service.
      Their portfolio of properties like mine suggested expertise in that field. Alistair's involvement was very professional with a sensible valuation and excellent photographic presentation of the property. Sales staff answered calls promptly and returned calls when promised. They were consistent, courteous and always helpful. I would highly recommend this firm. My thanks for a very satisfactory service. It will be almost a pleasure to pay your bill!

      Mr Sharpe
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      Interaction was very good.
      Dear Alistair and all the team,

      Many thanks for your work in the sale of the bungalow. The interaction with you all was very good throughout the marketing period, combined with a smooth sales transaction through to completion. I'd like to give a special mention to Clare who kept in touch with regular updates throughout the selling process. We will certainly recommend Richard Watkinson and Partners to family and friends. 

      Mr Cooper
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      We will certainly recommend you.
      To Alistair and all the staff at the Mansfield office.

      We would like to say a big thank you to you all for helping us with our house sale and purchase. Everyone was so helpful and dealt with everything in a very professional way. You were friendly and helpful and we will certainly recommend you to friends and family. We have settled in to our new bungalow and we absolutely love it!

      Mr and Mrs Smyth
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      Fantastic team you all are!
      To all the team at Richard Watkinson Mansfield office.  Thank you for all your hard work. What a fantastic team you all are!

      Best Wishes
      Miss Fowlke
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you.
      To Alistair and all the staff at Richard Watkinson Mansfield office. Thank you for all your help in selling our mum's house.

      Mr Brocklehurst - Gent
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      Many thanks for all your help.
      To Alistair and the team, many thanks for all your help selling our house in Mansfield Woodhouse.

      Mr and Mrs Dugdale
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      Thank you for all your hard work.
      To Kirsty, Tracey, Clare, Ben and Alistair

      Thank you for all your hard work in selling our house.  We are looking forward to very happy times in our new home.

      Best Wishes
      Mr and Mrs Holland
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      We could not have done it without you.
      To Clare

      Thank you so much for everything you have done for us.  We could not have done it without you.

      Thank you again, Donna and Rob
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      Fantastic photography skills!
      Dear Ben

      Thank you so much. It's all down to the fantastic photography skills why my property sold so quickly!

      Thank you again.
      Miss Breedon

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Very efficient, approachable and friendly.
      Dear Alistair, 

      I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to your team for the way in which they have handled this transaction. Throughout the process they have been very efficient, approachable, friendly and have gone out of their way to keep me updated and respond to questions or issues raised. 

      In comparison to the agents who handled our recent sale, I can say that my experience with Richard Watkinson has been much more positive. Indeed if I had been the seller I could not have asked for a better service than I have experienced as the buyer and would like to think that if I was selling this was the manner in which my agents handled the sale. I would not hesitate in using your agency in the future or in recommending you to anyone else. 

      I would particularly wish to bring to your attention the excellent customer service provided by your office manager Kirsty Morley. Kirsty has kept me fully informed throughout, gained answers to questions made of the seller very promptly and maintained the impetus with both legal agents encouraging them the complete the transaction as soon as reasonably possible. She has been brilliant and I could not have asked for more - especially considering I was the purchaser not the seller!

      Kind regards

      Mr Walker
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you for all your help!
      To Kirsty

      Thank you for all your help when we were moving into our new home!

      Best Wishes 
      Mr and Mrs Morris
    • Buyer Testimonial

      All your time and efforts are much appreciated.
      To Alistair, Tracey and the team. Just a note to say a big thank you for finding a lovely house for us. All your time and efforts are much appreciated.

      Mr and Mrs Mathew
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