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    Winkworth Southbourne are constantly researching the most effective ways in which to market properties for sale and have invested in a wide range of routes to finding your best buyer.

    Whether you want us to shout from the rooftops about your property or you need a low-profile campaign, we know the best ways to introduce your home to interested buyers and will tailor our strategy to suit you.

    All buyers are future sellers and vice versa, so we believe in building lasting relationships with everyone we help. Feedback consistently cites our bespoke approach and local insight as reasons our clients return to us time and time again. This is priceless expertise that you won't find anywhere else and it's why our reputation for excellence precedes us. This gives us a network of pre-approved people who wish to stay local with their next move and your home could be there next dream home.

    Winkworth Southbourne has been established since 2007 and is proud to be one of the leading Estate and Letting Agents in the area. Our experienced, pro-active staff are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the sales and lettings market and pride themselves on offering a truly professional, yet personal service. We pride ourselves on the excellent service levels we provide our clients and understand that the future growth of our business is dependent on our reputation's.

    Our recently refurbished Southbourne office is situated on a prominent corner position in the centre of the high street and is furnished with the latest state of the art LED window displays ensuring that all of the properties we market are displayed in the best possible way.

    Winkworth was established in 1835 and, in 1981, became the UK's first franchised estate agency operation. Formed of a national network of individually owned and operated offices, we're unbeatable in our ability to offer you a service that is at once personal, local and reliable yet has all the clout of a widely recognised and respected brand. For you, this means a different experience to what you might have expected and the power to make informed decisions.

    Local expertise is reinforced by the might of our network. All Winkworth offices work in collaboration which means a buyer in central London could visit their local office and walk out with a property on the coast. What's more, our network reaches far beyond the UK into Europe and China, reaching foreign buyers keen to buy into the UK market.

    If you instruct us to sell your property, we will ensure that details are circulated through our neighboring Winkworth offices in Penn Hill, Westbourne and Highcliffe applicant base. This allows us to mutually benefit from an increased applicant database, thus granting your property further exposure to the market.

    We strongly believe that our network of offices, particularly in London, give us a huge advantage over many Estate Agents in finding you a suitable buyer at the best price possible price.

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    If you are contemplating selling your property in our area, we would be delighted to advise you on the best marketing strategy to suit you. We believe that our long standing experienced team are best placed to advise you on all aspects of the sale process and pride ourselves in giving our clients an honest and factual appraisal of their properties.

    We work extremely closely with our neighbouring Winkworth offices and this, coupled with the national network of Winkworth branches ensures that all of the properties we market receive the best possible exposure.

    We take pride in the way we present our properties and we recognise the importance of the quality of photographs and floorplans. We ensure that the brochures we prepare and indeed the way in which our properties are displayed on the property portals are first class. Professional quality photographs and accurate floor plans are essential. We are able to tailor make our sales brochures dependant on the property we are marketing and to suit our vendor's individual requirements. We advertise on all major property portals including our own website www.winkworth.co.uk which receives in excess of 300,000 visits each month.

    We are accredited members of voluntary regulation schemes including Ombudsman Services and The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) which will give you peace of mind that you are dealing with a reputable and reliable Estate Agent.

    If you are considering selling and would like to discuss your requirements with one of our team, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01202 434365

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Some useful advice for buyers
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    · Exciting times

    Exciting times, buying a property. There's a lot to think about though.There's nothing quite like a face-to-face chat with an expert, but here's a quick summary of useful tips and reminders for you buyers.

    · Finances in order?

    Before you do anything else, we say do your research and find how much you can actually afford to spend on a property. Take into account any available cash you have for a deposit and then speak to a mortgage broker, or a selection of providers and find out what they'd be willing to lend you. Make sure they put their 'in principle' offers in writing.Don't forget, you'll need to put money aside for the stamp duty land tax, too.

    · Looking at properties

    So, you've scoured the estate agents' websites and windows, poured over the property portals and pounded the streets figuring out where you might like to buy. Time to book in some viewings.

    When looking around a property, use the estate agent and ask questions. You might want to think about things like:

    · The number of years left on any lease (if it's a leasehold property)

    · Does the property have things like gas central heating, modern insulation and double glazing? If not, these are big ticket items to get fitted

    · The council tax band the property falls in

    · Any service charge

    · Local transport links

    · Outdoor space

    · If you like a property, be sure to get in a couple of viewings at different times of the day and invite friends and family along for a second opinion

    · Making an offer

    You've found a property you're sure you want to buy. Call the estate agent and let them know how much you're willing to offer. Don't be surprised if your first offer is declined - that's the name of the game and buying a property is all about negotiation.

    If there are a number of people keen to buy the property, you might be invited to take part in a sealed bid.

    Fingers crossed!

    · Everything in order?

    When your offer is accepted, you'll need to employ a conveyancer. This legal specialist will manage any negotiations to do with the purchase of the property on your behalf. They'll check all the paperwork is in order and look after the details of the contract for you.

    Most people hire a chartered surveyor, too. The surveyor will do a full survey of the property, highlighting any possible problems that might need looking at. There are two types of survey you can buy; a homebuyer's report and a building survey.

    · Money, money, money

    Buying a property costs money; a lot of money. You'll be asked to hand over your hard-earned cash throughout the process.

    · Mortgage arrangement fee

    · Mortgage indemnity fee

    · Lender's valuation fee

    · Conveyancing

    · Land Registry fee

    · Surveys

    · Stamp duty land tax

    · Removals

    · Contingency fund (there are always unexpected costs along the way)

    · Building and contents insurance

    Got a question? Contact Winkworth Southbourne on 01202 43 43 65

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    James Hadley-Clift - Estate Agent
    Born in Cambridgeshire, James has spent much of his life moving around England, but has been brought up predominantly in Harrow, North London. He moved to this area in 2006 to be closer to family. He has previously run a company in the photographic and publishing sector for 15 years, which gave him the opportunity to travel to 25 different countries in 5 different continents. 

    Now with Winkworth, Southbourne, he has been in local Estate Agency since 2007 having cut his teeth in difficult market conditions, thereby learning agency the hard way. He joined local independent Hearnes in 2010, became Branch Manager in 2013 and Director in 2015. 

    Having married Abi in 2012 they now have two daughters Jasmine  and Azalea.  If not in the garden with his daughters James can be found either playing Golf or following his beloved Tottenham and Middlesex Crickets Club.
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    Lori Leon - Director/Estate Agent
    Having grown up abroad, Lori moved to England and has been settled in Southbourne since 1993. She was a golf professional for 8 years before embarking on her career as an estate agent. In 2004 she joined the team at Hearnes where she has enjoyed the last 16 years, learning all aspects of the industry and working through various market conditions. 

    Having spent 25 years living in Southbourne it is an area she is hugely passionate about, she has two teenage children who attended the local St James primary school. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and going on cruises!
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    Ariana Woolrych - Associate Director/Estate Agent
    Ariana has a background within the estate agency sector having trained at a national corporate firm & then worked her way up within a well-known local estate agent. After spending a year travelling in Australia, she gained some valuable life experiences and we are fortunate to have Ariana join the company. 

    Ariana prides herself on extremely high standards across all parts of the industry and has a real drive for achieving the best for her clients. Within her free time Ariana enjoys spending time with her family, beach walks, cooking and yoga.
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    Aimee Hurst - Property Photographer
    Aimee joined our team in July. After living in the Midlands whilst working as cabin crew she relocated to Southbourne 12 years ago to pursue her passion for photography. She worked as a wedding photographer for many years but has always had a passion for property. She lives with her husband and daughter who attends a local primary school. She enjoys spending time with her family and beach walks with her beloved dog Barney
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    Rachel Clarke - Estate Agent
    Rachel joined us in Autumn last year, after relocating from Barbados to Bournemouth. She brings over 15 years' experience in the luxury real estate industry. Her passion for home design and decor led her into real estate. 

    Rachel studied in Rome, Italy and Caracas, Venezuela where she learned to speak Italian and Spanish fluently and enjoys meeting new people across the cultures. In her time off she spends quality time with her family and friends and getting active outdoors.
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      I would happily recommend you to anybody.
      Thank you for the way in which you and your team dealt with what was an extremely difficult sale on my property. Despite numerous issues that were encountered along the way, you always had a solution where I am sure that many agents would have given up hope! I would happily recommend you to anybody. Mr Garside
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      your advice was invaluable
      "I cannot thank you enough for the help and advice you have given us throughout the recent sale of our apartment. Having not moved for many years, we were somewhat 'wet behind the ears' to the whole process! Nothing was too much trouble for you and your advice was invaluable when negotiating our forward purchase which tied in perfectly with our sale. We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others and would certainly use you again; albeit I sincerely hope this won't be for some time!"

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      your team ensured the purchase went smoothly
      "I would like to thank all of the staff  for their tireless efforts in ensuring the purchase of our dream home finally happened. After losing two properties prior to this purchase through different estate agents, we lost trust in the whole process however the professionalism and tenacity of your team ensured the purchase went smoothly. We couldn't be happier with our new home!" Peter & Helen
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