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    Winkworth Westbourne
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    Winkworth Westbourne has been established since 1995 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 dependant on our reputation. The Westbourne branch is owned and run by Ben Jesty who carries a wealth of knowledge and experience and has become one of the leading Winkworth offices on the South Coast.

    Our recently refurbished Westbourne 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. Now, with a network of over 100 offices and, as an active supporter of industry regulation, Winkworth is a familiar and trusted feature of the estate agency landscape. Along with an extensive London presence, Winkworth has offices spanning the UK and an increasing international presence.
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Considering Selling? Call Winkworth Westbourne
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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 767633
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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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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!
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    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.
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    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

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    Got a question? Contact Winkworth Westbourne on 01202 767633
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  • Team Member

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    Ben Jesty MNAEA MARLA - Director
    Ben Jesty has been at the helm of Winkworth Westbourne since 2003. His knowledge of the Westbourne property market is second to none and Ben has taken the Westbourne office from strength to strength over the years with the help of his experienced, long-standing team and has built up a fine reputation within the local community. Ben is often asked to comment in both local and national property publications and his opinion and experience of the local market is valued by many. Ben strives to ensure Winkworth Westbourne remains the top performing office in the area by maintaining the high service levels he prides his office on. Ben also owns Winkworth Southbourne.

    Ben was born locally and now lives in Lymington with his wife Natalie, daughter Mia and son Jack. In his spare time, Ben is a watersports fanatic and spends most of his spare time either on the Solent or enjoying a long walk in the New Forest with his family and dog followed by a pint in his local pub!
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    Patrick Hester - Assistant Manager
    Patrick joined Winkworth Westbourne in January 2014 having worked for two years with another local Estate Agency. He had stood out as an excellent sales negotiator whilst working for one of our competitors and we were delighted he chose to join our enthusiastic team. He has quickly become one of our top sales performers, is now the Assistant Manager and has built up an excellent knowledge of the local area since he joined us.

    Patrick is a semi-professional footballer in his spare time and applies the same dedication and teamwork as he does on the pitch, in the office and plays an important role within the Westbourne branch.
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    Katy Gray MARLA - Lettings Manager
    Katy has worked in our lettings team since 2010 and has built up an impressive client base in her time with us. Katy is fully ARLA qualified and her knowledge of the ever changing lettings industry is second to none. Her excellent customer service skills coupled with her drive to constantly improve the business and the service we provide our clients has earned her an excellent reputation within the local lettings market. Katy is always happy to advise both landlords and tenants with any queries or questions they may have, hence the excellent relationships she has built with our clients. Katy runs the Westbourne and Southbourne Lettings Portfoiio covering Christchurch to Poole.

    Katy lives in Christchurch with her two children and loves to spend time with them when she's not in the office.
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    Lauren Farmer - Sales Negotiator
    Lauren began working with us in 2015 after previously working for a local Estate Agent in Canford Cliffs. Lauren has already become an invaluable member of the team and has impressed many of the clients she has dealt with in finding them their perfect property. Lauren has a strong customer service background which is clear to see when dealing with her.

    Lauren lives in Lower Parkstone with her partner and having grown up in the area knows the area extremely well.
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    Hugh Dunsmore-Hardy FRSA FNAEA MloD
    Hugh is an eminent figure in the industry and was formerly the president of The National Association of Estate Agents so his knowledge is second to none. Hugh ensures that Winkworth is constantly up to date with regards to compliance and regulation to ensure our customers are protected and receive the highest standards of service.

    Hugh has put in place rigorous service and compliance procedures to give our clients the confidence they are using a reputable, responsible and trustworthy agent they can rely on. He takes all feedback extremely seriously, following our approved complaints procedure.
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    • Service counts
    • Introduction

      We pride ourselves on the excellent service levels we provide our clients and understand that the future growth of our business is dependant on our reputation.

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

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      "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" Richard
    • Seller Testimonial

      "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

    • Buyer Testimonial

      "I would like to thank all of the staff at Westbourne 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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