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    On average, we negotiate an additional £10,571 when comparing the first offer to the final accepted offer. Based on 12 months of internal data collected during the whole of 2019.

    Over the course of 2019, we sold (subject to contract) 80% of the properties we were instructed to sell. Based on 12 months of Rightmove data collected during the whole of 2019.

    On average we take 78 days to secure a buyer for our clients. Based on 12 months of Rightmove data collected during the whole of 2019.

    589 Five Star Reviews - the highest rated customer service.




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Selecting an agent to sell your home...
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    3 Important Factors to Consider

    1) How will the agent present and market my home to attract a buyer?

    2) Who will be negotiating on my behalf to achieve the best possible price?

    3) How will the progression of the sale be handled to ensure a swift and successful completion?

    Here's how WellingtonWise address these 3 points.

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    How will you market my home to attract a buyer?

    How an estate agent markets themselves, is usually a good indication of how they'll market your home.

    We take a fresh and modern 'no stone unturned' approach to marketing your home. Removing the risk of missing a potential buyer. If you instruct WellingtonWise to market your home, you'll receive:

    Free Professional Photographs - our in-house photographer has over 15 years of experience, we highly recommend comparing the quality of images when selecting your agent, after all, it's the first thing a potential buyer will see. Since introducing professional quality photography, we have seen a 4-week reduction in the time taken to find a buyer on average.

    Local Property News - Our quarterly newsletter, produced in house, is delivered to 16,000 homes throughout St Ives and the surrounding villages. In total, 106,000 copies are delivered across Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire marketing our clients' homes and drawing buyers to register on our database.

    Cambridge Office - Cambridge house prices are high, we've seen a vast increase in the number of buyers looking further afield to find more for their money. As the only independent estate agent in St Ives with an office also in Cambridge, WellingtonWise have unique audience to market your home to. Our local network of offices ensures we have a large database of local buyers who may be interested in your home.

    Property Portals - We advertise on the largest and most successful property portals in the UK, Rightmove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation. Each have their own loyal following and audience, so we'll never cut costs by leaving them out and ultimately risking the sale of your home.

    wellingtonwise.co.uk - launched in 2015 and with a major update in 2018, our website receives a large volume of traffic from buyers and seller alike. We've partnered with some of the best SEO providers and Google Partners in the industry to ensure our website and your home is seen by more people.

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    Negotiating the best possible price.

    Having advertised your home to as wide an audience as possible, we've now received some offers and need to negotiate on your behalf to achieve the very best price possible.

    Negotiating the best possible price for your home is clearly an extremely important responsibility and one that could mean the difference of £000's. There are a few things that can impact how much we achieve for your home.

    The first step to maximising the best price of your home is with a high quality and comprehensive marketing approach as we've already discussed above. The more interest generated on your home, the higher initial and subsequent offers will be. In 2017, WellingtonWise achieved 98% of the asking price on average for our clients.

    Ultimately the negotiation is down to the person acting on your behalf, all our negotiators are trained and experienced. The only way to truly know if they are the right person to represent you is to have a chat with them.

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    How to achieve a swift and successful sale.

    Having successfully marketed your home and agreed on a fantastic sale price, we now need to guide the sale through to its completion. WellingtonWise work on a no sale no fee basis, so we only get paid when you do.

    Sales progression, like offer negotiation, comes down to the people who are working for you. An experience sales progressor can guide your sale through swiftly, with little stress and prevent the sale falling through. Often skipped over by Estate Agents in favour of discussing the marketing, sales progression is long, labour-intensive process where we really 'add value'.

    Communication is the name of the game here, which is why WellingtonWise has a dedicated team of sales progressors to guide your sale through to a swift and successful conclusion. We base our sales progression team off the shop floor. They aren't involved in the marketing and selling of homes so can always dedicate their time to progressing your sale and keeping you informed.

    Unsurprisingly you'll find most estate agents will say they do a great job at sales progression, so we prefer to let our clients do the talking. In 2017, we received 279 reviews from both sellers and buyers rating our service 4.8 out of 5. In February 2018 we were awarded the Feefo Gold Service Award, reflecting the effort our team applies to deliver the very best experience. All our reviews are available on our website, Feefo.com or alternatively, a selection can be found on the 'Testimonial' tab on our Rightmove Microsite page.

    About Feefo

    Feefo is a global review and customer analytics solution to boost business & build trust. Feefo collects reliable customer feedback to deliver up to date insights so businesses and consumers can make better decisions. Feefo does this on behalf of 4,000 companies, providing reviews and customer analytics for more than 5,000 websites. Clients include Expedia, AXA, Next, The White Company, Moss Bros & Notonthehighstreet.com.

    For more information please visit: www.feefo.com

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Looking to buy in or around St Ives?
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    We understand the importance of finding the perfect home and that in today's fast moving market, it can seem daunting starting your property search.

    With properties selling so quickly we thoroughly recommend that you register with the St Ives office. One of our team will get to know the type of property you are interested in so that we only contact you when we feel we have something of interest. 

    If you have specific streets in certain towns or villages that you really desire to live in, let us know. We'll proactively target those specific areas with our tried and tested canvassing techniques to try and find your ideal next home.

    Our team of professionals are not only there to help you find your ideal home but also provide guidance and advice, whether it be the legal process, local area information or more details about a property.

    Our customer service is second to none, just check out our testimonials!

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Additional services from your local experts
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    Our WellingtonWise offices focus on property sales but we also have a strong lettings business branded 'The Lettings Agency'. If you are a potential landlord or tenant and we can be of any assistance then don't hesitate to contact us and find out more.
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    Excited about your first house purchase and don't know where to start? Then mortgage and conveyancing advice is one of the first things you'll need. WellingtonWise are here to help, whether you're a first time buyer or looking for that next move and need to check your mortgage capabilities and moving costs. All of our offices have local mortgage partners and conveyancing solicitors who we work with, all of whom we have used and experienced to ensure that our high level of service is reflected.
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    EPC
    It is now a legal requirement that any property offered for sale has an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), with the exception of listed properties. WellingtonWise are happy to organise an EPC for you to avoid any delay in marketing your property. Once complete, your EPC will be valid for 10 years.
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Meet your local property experts in St Ives
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    The first WellingtonWise office was established in 2005 in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Since then St Ives has become a property hot spot for many Cambridge commuters, with the introduction of the guided bus route that links St Ives to Cambridge Science Park and the town centre.

    With a prestigious office in the market square, WellingtonWise has become the go-to local estate agent, renowned for our long standing property specialists - all of whom are local people.

    St Ives is a picturesque market town on the river with traditional independent stores, bars and restaurants. The town also has all the local amenities, including dentists, doctors, a leisure centre and some excellent primary schools, as well as the St Ivo secondary school.

    As well as the town of St Ives, WellingtonWise also serves many of the highly desirable surrounding villages, including Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots, Fenstanton, Houghton, Wyton, Needingworth, Bluntisham and Colne to name a few.

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    RICHARD AUSTEN - Branch Partner
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    SIMON BURDETT - Senior Valuer
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    SARAH KERR - Senior Sales Negotiator
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    JEREMY SCOTT - Sales Negotiator
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    CLAIRE HIRST - Sales Negotiator
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    CONNOR LENTON - Sales Negotiator
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    SARAH LEACH - Administrator
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    What our clients have to say about us!
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      We're very fortunate to receive hundreds of positive reviews every year from happy clients, giving us an average feedback score of 4.8 out of 5 stars for service.

      In February 2018, WellingtonWise won the Feefo Gold Service award. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Only those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with verified customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business' commitment to outstanding service.

      Below is a small sample of our previous clients experience selling or buying through WellingtonWise.

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      the best estate agent that we have dealt with
      We have moved may times over the years and we can honestly say that WellingtonWise are the best estate agent that we have dealt with. From the start they were very efficient, good at communicating essential messages and just nice people who understand that buying a new property can be stressful. It was a pleasure to deal with such a professional company and other estate agents could learn much from them! Thank you! I will certainly be recommending the company to my friends.
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      I wouldn't hesitate to use WellingtonWise again
      I used WellingtonWise to sell my property in Fenstanton, they managed to secure me a buyer within a few weeks of marketing and always conducted themselves in a professional manner. They produced a good set of details and always take very good photos over other agents which always set their details apart from the rest. They conducted all the viewings for me and always got back to me with the feedback from the viewings the day after. I found their 'after sale' approach very proactive and often chased the solicitors for me giving me regular updates. In the past I have found other agents tend to go quiet once they have put a buyer in place. I wouldn't hesitate to use WellingtonWise again.
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      Very friendly team, always happy to help!
      Brilliant service from start to finish! Very friendly team, always happy to help! We will definitely sell through WellingtonWise again in the future due to how well everything was handled.
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      by far the best to use in the area
      We used Wellington wise to sell last year. They were fantastic and by far the best to use in the area! I would highly recommend to any one who is looking to buy or sell
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      honest, helpful, friendly and efficient
      We found all the staff to be honest, helpful, friendly and efficient. They put up with us asking what were probably very silly questions!
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      wonderful, professional, personal service
      Can't say enough good things about WellingtonWise, who both sold our old house and found our new one. They have a comprehensive understanding of the local market and take the time to listen to and understand their client's needs. A wonderful, professional, personal service that removes the unnecessary stress. Wouldn't use anyone else to sell our house (though they found us such a perfect house, that's not a service we'll be looking for any time soon!)
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      incredibly happy with the level of service offered
      I was incredibly happy with the level of service offered by the company the marketing and presentation of our property was something we were particularly happy with.
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      photos and details are always very professional
      Does a grand job, photos and details are always very professional
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      no pressure or lengthy sales pitch
      Richard was great, seemed very genuine and there was no pressure or lengthy sales pitch at the initial valuation. Since then, he has provided all the necessary information clearly, and acted quickly to get the property on the market. So far, very happy with the service from this agent.
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      professionalism, energy and support
      We have been impressed with the service by Wellington Wise, from start to finish. Their professionalism, energy and support during the sales and after-sales process has been excellent. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.
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      offer on our property in less than 7 days
      Got an offer on our property in less than 7 days! Excellent service from Wellington Wise, they were very proactive as soon as we they came on board. We got around 5 viewings in just a few days of the advert going live and an offer! Couldn't be happier! Thank you so much!
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      very professional job
      We have bought and sold a property with Wellington Wise on previous house moves, and after meeting with their staff again, we felt they would perform a very professional job, in selling our house this time around.
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      Sold within 48 hours
      Sold within 48 hours of being on the market. Great and friendly communication
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      professional and her communication excellent
      Kerry was friendly, professional and her communication excellent. She is quick to respond to any queries and proactive to any issues.

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      above and beyond
      I think the term 'above and beyond' would be the most apt thing that I could say. Tom and Jeremy especially kept things going when we were ready to give up, during a very testing and trying process in trying to buy our new house. We really couldn't have asked for more in the help they gave and in the drive to make things happen in the face of apparent disinterest from the various solicitors involved. I would thoroughly recommend anyone intending to purchase their new property to look no further because, in my honest (and completely unsolicited) opinion, you just won't find a more efficient and professional agent than the guys at Wellington Wise. I would also like to add my personal thanks, publicly, for all that they did for us.
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      Communication excellent
      Sold and bought a property through WellingtonWise. We were very impressed with how quickly WellingtonWise managed to get our house to market with good visual imagery. Communication excellent (phone, letters and e-mail). Strong knowledge of the local area and did not push a sale when you went for a viewing. We would happily recommend. Thank you
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      the process felt seamless 
      Our experience with Wellington Wise and with Laurence was fantastic from start to finish. For a start, Wellington Wise were the ONLY estate agent we registered with which actually listened to our requirements and only got in touch when they had a property that genuinely matched our needs and budget! The first property we were contacted with was the best property we had viewed and the property we bought! Laurence was fantastic from the start, was always available if we needed anything and when he showed us around the property, he knew any information off hand when we asked. Then we made an offer, the process felt seamless and any information was promptly relayed to us. Overall, the experience with Wellington Wise in St Ives and with Laurence was fantastic and would be the only place I'd recommend you go.
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      Fantastic personal service
      Fantastic personal service from the whole Wellington Wise team. Always kept informed of what was going on and they went out of their way to ensure the entire process went as smoothly as possible.
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      they put my mind at ease
      I would strongly recommend WellingtonWise. As a first time buyer they put my mind at ease and maintained a constant dialogue over a very nerve-wracking offer process. They clearly work well as a team and ensure all matters are dealt with in a friendly yet confident manner. My recommendation for this firm come without reservation.
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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.”

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