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    Here at Tortoise Property, we pride ourselves on doing things differently, by offering a complete partnership and consistent approach to construct a comprehensive marketing package tailored for the single purpose of selling your property as agreed at the initial valuation.

    "Tortoise provided me with a comprehensive property management service over a four year period, offering a friendly, transparent and consistent relationship.
    When I decided to sell my property I immediately engaged with Tortoise to undertake the action. They actively advertised my property, were proactive with local sale opportunities and provided timely updates on progress. The sale on my property was agreed, exchanged and completed within five weeks. I would highly recommend Tortoise Property for their professional and friendly approach."
    - Tracey Matthews - Testimonial 


    We concentrate on the maximum price your house is likely to sell for then agree a sensible timeframe for which the property should be sold whilst clearly explaining how the fee you are charged, is invested in enabling us to find your buyer from across the country.

    "I recently used Tortoise to sell my house, Chris came round and went through everything there price was better than all others I had received and they seemed a lot more genuine." - James Richards - Testimonial 

    Relationship management

    Our relationship managers are here to personally look after you offering complete transparency and guidance throughout the sales process, following a 12-week programme that provides regular viewings with prompt feedback.

    "They say selling your home can be very stressful, not with this team, there was never a time you could not get in touch with these guys. You will be in safe hands all the way from start to finish." - Maxine Ambrose - Testimonial 


    The growth of our sales portfolio into the wider Peterborough area we believe is the result of our unique strategy to capture maximum exposure. Facebook provides us with the opportunity to target our property marketing and expand our reach beyond the property portals.

    Facebook live

    The potential reach of a digital tour is limitless. Our live feed property tours on facebook are great for potential buyers to not only view the property but to ask relevant questions and get instant replies from wherever they are based.

    Online and traditional auctions

    Our property auction service gives you the ability to sell your property at auction either online or at a live auction. The buyer pays a commission so your house is sold at no cost to you. The buyer must complete within 28 or 56 days meaning your property is sold fast.

    Performance-related fees

    Here at Tortoise we do offer traditional fee structures based on a standard percentage of the purchase price or a fixed fee. However, we are so good at what we do that we are confident enough to offer you performance related fees we believe we should win together.

    24/7 services

    Property sales can be daunting, especially if it is your first time. Here at Tortoise, we have real people available to talk to 24 hours a day 7 days a week as well as a live web chat so that you can chat to someone at your convenience.

    Negotiator awards

    In 2017 Tortoise Property was shortlisted for website of the year in the negotiator awards competing with large national estate agency chains illustrating the quality and presentation of our brand and level of service.

    Our micro-site offers plenty of information so please choose from one of the tabs on the left that is applicable to your requirements and we look forward to seeing you in the near future or to find out more about us and our services visit www.tortoise property.co.uk

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#OurDifference at Tortoise Property 
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    The Neighbourhood Advantage

    At Tortoise Property we believe estate agency is changing and understand the need to continuously deliver outstanding results. Our skilled team apply both local market knowledge and innovative technology and digital marketing strategies simultaneously, to attain industry-leading results.

    "I would thoroughly recommend using Tortoise. Mike, Chris and team have market knowledge that is current and informative. A fresh and modern approach to marketing/selling properties. A pleasure to work with." - Steve Pretsell - Testimonial 

    Relationships are very important to us here at tortoise and provide the foundations of how we as a business operate on a day-to-day basis. From the very start of the selling process you will be assigned your very own relationship manager who will personally look after you for the duration of the selling process offering complete transparency and guidance. Each of our relationship managers is enriched with insightful local market information based on detailed research so that the launch of your property onto the market is as effective and as visible as possible.

    That's our 'Neighbourhood Advantage'

    The 12-week plan

    The way your property is marketed is important. We employ professional photographers to stage, video and photograph your home to make it stand out when we launch and invest in featured and premium listings.

    Your property will receive the most interest and the highest offers from buyers within the first 12 weeks. Consequently, your relationship manager will carefully formulate what we call a 12-week programme that best defines a clear path (agreed upon by you) for advertising, presentation, pricing and feedback.

    We always back our investment in you and your property and support our professional listings, that include both Rightmove premium and featured listings, and also directing buyers to your home through our social media channels.

    That's #OurDifference

    What's Next?

    The difference here at Tortoise is distinctive, when you sign up with us; you are entering a partnership with real people that are working toward a common goal, that's why we invest in you and your property. Call us now on 01733 592020 and get acquainted with your relationship manager today.

    Alternatively, if you're not quite ready to move just yet and would like more information on the 12-week plan or any of our other services then why not take a look at our website www.tortoiseproperty.co.uk and keep up to date on the property market by visiting our www.tortoiseproperty.co.uk/blog

    We look forward to meeting you and hope we can make a difference that works for you.

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Buying with Tortoise Property #OurDifference
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    With over ten years of experience in the local market, Tortoise has now simplified the process of buying a home or investment property to help us, help you. We have a proven business formula, of which we are incredibly proud of evident by our success in selling our properties very quickly. You may find it a good idea to register with us so that you can be the one of the first to know when a property becomes available in the mean time, here's what you need to know

    Step 1 - What Can I Borrow?

    There are a number of mortgage products available, which means it can sometimes be quite difficult to find a package that's right for you. Here at Tortoise we are dedicated on offering you the best mortgage advice based on your circumstances. To book a meeting with Chris Plummer, our relationship manager and practising mortgage broker is to be a step closer to understanding the products available today as well as help you find your perfect property. Alternatively, if you just want more information before you decide to meet with us, the visit our website to access our mortgage calculator and other useful information at www.tortoiseproperty.co.uk

    Step 2 - What are my one off costs?

    You need to make sure that you budget for one-off costs such as stamp duty, conveyancing, estate agency fees, surveys and removal costs as there are many expenses to consider when buying a property separate from the property price itself.

    Step 3 - Buying a property with Tortoise

    Our relationship managers will be with you throughout the entirety of the process. They are experts in local market knowledge and have built a relationship with each and every vendor. Not only is our presentation of the highest quality when we list a property but our accompanied viewings are comprehensive, as we like to know our properties and the people in them - that's our neighbourhood advantage. We work with you and the vendor to negotiate a viable offer that we are all happy with.

    What Next?

    If you are still unsure or have more questions about how we as a company will look after you through the process visit our website or get in touch on 01733 592020.

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    The Help To Buy Scheme 

    The Help to Buy scheme (for new builds) was introduced by the government to assist buyers to get a foot on the housing ladder. It was due to run until March 2016 but now with the Conservatives heading into another term one part of the scheme has been extended to 2020.

    The Help to Buy Scheme quite simply helps you to buy any brand new or existing home with a 5% deposit. With private rental prices gradually climbing it makes sense to consider the opportunity this scheme presents.

    Homes up to £600,000 can be purchased and the scheme tends to fall into two brackets: Help to Buy - Equity Loan and Help to Buy - Mortgage Guarantee.

    Help to Buy - Equity Loan
    This is for new build homes only and is available to anyone. The government will lend a minimum of 10% up to 20% of the cost of your home adding to your 5% deposit meaning you only need to get a mortgage for the remaining 75%. You will not be charged loan fees on the 20% for the first five years allowing you the budget properly.

    The government loan needs to be repaid after 25 years or earlier if you sell your home and after the first five years you will pay 1.75% interest rising annually on the loan. During the term you can choose to pay more or pay in full if you would like to. Much like your mortgage, the government loan is secured via a second charge on your home. Talk to our Relationship Manager Chris Plummer for more information on how this route could help you buy a home which has been extended through to 2020.

    Help to Buy - Mortgage Guarantee
    This scheme works in more or less the same way as the above - you still need at least a 5% deposit and be able to secure a mortgage for the remainder. The government then allows the lenders taking part in the scheme the ability to purchase a guarantee on your property, which in turn allows them to lend you a higher loan to value mortgage. This part of the scheme is due to be withdrawn in December 2016

    All of this is good news for people who have been struggling to get a foot on the housing ladder. At Tortoise, we can talk you through these schemes and help you buy the house of your dreams here in Peterborough

    Contact us on 01733 592020 to see how our professional Relationship Managers can help you buy, rent, sell or let. More information can also be found at www.tortoiseproperty.co.uk

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Partnerships with Tortoise Property
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    Mortgage Services
    Our Relationship Managers are also qualified and practicing mortgage advisors.  They are authorised and regulated by the FCA and practice through JP Financial Solutions.  Mortgage advice can sought for both residential properties and buy to let properties.  Advice can be sought if you are employed or self employed and our initial fact finding and advice is free of charge, so please feel free to call our Relationship Managers on 01733 592020.
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    Conveyancing Services
    At Tortoise Property we work with a national panel of conveyancing firms.  The panel is monitored and managed so that service levels are consistent and professional. Please call our Relationship Managers on 01733 592020 for a quotation of costs and timescales.
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    Survey services
    At Tortoise Property we work with a national panel of surveying firms.  The panel is monitored and managed so that service levels are consistent and professional.  Please call our Relationship Managers on 01733 592020 for a quotation of cost and timescales.
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Meet the Tortoise Team
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    The beauty of Tortoise Property is that we understand every client's individual needs and circumstances and tailor our approach accordingly. We ourselves are part of the community, and trust that we have built a team that believes 'something better' is available in estate agency by offering you a partnership that doesn't just reflect a property transaction, but understands the importance of finding a home, selling a home or investing in property.

    "They say selling your home can be very stressful, not with this team, there was never a time you could not get in touch with these guys. You will be in safe hands all the way from start to finish." - Maxine Ambrose - Testimonial
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    Mike Matthews
    Mike started Tortoise in 2007 when the housing market was in recession. Drawing on his career in financial services with Pearl Assurance and Countrywide, his consultancy work with Haarts and his qualifications in lettings & property management, financial planning he was able to direct the company to where it is today. In addition to managing Tortoise, mike also owns his own portfolio of properties and has been landlord since 2000. His passion and breadth of knowledge for the industry provides every client with relevant and insightful advice from the challenges facing the market today.
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    Chris Plummer
    Chris joined Tortoise in January 2015. Chris' role as our relationship manager ensures that constant communication is maintained between all our buyers and vendors. Chris regularly provides clients with extensive knowledge of the sale and purchasing process, having worked within both the mortgage and residential sales industries. As a qualified practising mortgage broker, Chris is incredibly experienced in the complete cycle of property sales enabling him to provide rare alternative insights to maximise your experience here at Tortoise.
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    Helen Bliszczak
    Helen joined Tortoise in 2009 and is pivotal in the management of our lettings portfolio. From ensuring our landlord's properties are let to the right tenants with the help of referencing and insurances to organising safety checks for everything from gas to Legionnaires. Helen simultaneously, schedules maintenance work, accompanies viewings and organises inventories alongside offering insightful interior design outlooks on our properties.
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    Roger Tarrier 
    Roger joined us in January 2018. With many years of experience within operational planning, scheduling and customer service roles, Roger's responsibilities are many and his ability to consistently deliver outstanding customer service is unparalleled. As a property manager Roger works closely with Landlords, Tenants and tradesman. Communication and organisation is essential for Roger in arranging viewings of properties to let, check ins of new tenants, check outs of existing tenants, compiling inventory's, inspections, arranging maintenance works and dealing with customer enquiries.
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    Donovan Bell
    Donovan joined Tortoise in 2014 with ten years of IT sector experience. During this period, Donovan worked as an account manager at a digital agency working for clients such as the BBC, Grand Designs and Ideal Home Show gaining valuable experience and expertise in digital marketing, which is supported and implemented here at Tortoise. Donovan is responsible for the technical development of our website and the management of our online presence. He is responsible for the maintenance of our marketing channels and will ensure that your property is seen by thousands of potential buyers and tenants.
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    Our Client Testimonials

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      We had 3 offers within weeks.
      Mr Gibbs - Vendor
      I put my property on the market with another agent initially and for 6 months we had very little interest, once we changed to Tortoise we'd had 3 offers within a few weeks. The photographs, video and social media coverage provided by Tortoise certainly seemed to help along with their great communication and helpful staff.I will definitely be recommending them to anyone looking to sell their property in the future.
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      They found me a buyer within 6 weeks.
      Mr Mcfadzean
      I can highly recommend Tortoise Property. Having spoken to a number of local agents prior to marketing my property, I chose Tortoise to sell my property due to their professional approach. This included pricing my property realistically, providing a personal 1 to 1 service and finding me a buyer within 6 weeks.
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      Martina Parker - Vendor
      We have just completed on the sale of our home in Hampton having contracted with Tortoise to market and sell the property. Chris and the team have been fantastic from start to finish. Very professional, reliable and nothing is too much trouble. We were certainly in very capable hands. This was our first time using Tortoise and I have to say it has been the smoothest sale! Thank you Chris for the outstanding service you provided.
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      Maxine Ambrose - Vendor
      Recently sold 2 properties with this amazing team, you are kept in the loop every step of the way. They say selling your home can be very stressful, not with this team, there was never a time you could not get in touch with these guys. You will be in safe hands all the way from start to finish. Thank you for advice and reassurance. 
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      Brian Wilkie - Vendor 
      I recently used Tortoise to sell my house. Chris and Gary were absolutely amazing. It wasn't an easy process but these two guys are on top form. My house sold within 3 days of going up, Chris and Gary were there every step of the way, evening and weekend phone calls, even helped out when I was getting shoddy mortgage advice elsewhere. I cannot rate these guys highly enough. In fact, I will never use anybody else ever again.
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      James Richards - Vendor 
      I recently used Tortoise to sell my house, Chris came round and went through everything there price was better than all others I had received and they seemed a lot more genuine. House sold very quickly and everything went smoothly with regular communication as to what was going on. Thank you for all your services.
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      Gary Peck - Vendor 

      Very professional from first contact through to completion. Always there to answer any questions, be it face to face or over the phone. The whole team works together to sell your property rather than in fighting over it, which is refreshing to see. We also looked over all our related paperwork and ended up almost halving the cost of insurances, etc. for better, more appropriate policies. Everything fully explained and we felt like all the options were laid out in front of us to choose from.
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      Rachael Smith - Vendor 
      Highly recommend this estate agent, great customer service from beginning to end of sale process. Fantastic market knowledge. They go the extra mile to help. Thanks for all your help tortoise.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Ian Hardie - Buyer and Vendor 
      Gary and Chris were equally helpful when I bought and sold a property with them last year. Chris offered great mortgage advice whilst Gary was very reassuring in every step of the buying and selling process. I was always able to get an answer for a question. I would definitely recommend Tortoise. Thank you guys.
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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 Tortoise Property Limited, Peterborough - Sales on 01733 592020.