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No one negotiates harder for you than Bridges

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Our expert negotiators gained an extra £7,826 per property sold*

We achieved 99.9% of our asking prices in 2016*

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*Bridges Aldershot Office 2016

HOW TO NEGOTIATE

THE THINGS TENANTS SAY!

ASK THE EXPERT

THE SECRET AGENT

An insider’s look into the world of negotiation.

Tenants can say the funniest things, read some of their quotes!

Our experts give answers to common property problems.

The life of a busy Bridges Estate Agent.


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what I was always told in the classroom, something along the lines of ‘Baldry, ast back to the summer of 1993 you’ve always got a lot to say for yourself’ when Meatloaf was at number one in the and ‘You certainly aren’t shy when it charts and the much awaited Jurassic Park comes to communicating with anybody’. was smashing records at the box office. It This was when I applied for and accepted was to be the coolest summer on record my first position in estate agency as a ‘sales and on that news I thought, why not apply negotiator’. Back then I didn’t really know for a summer job? But what could I do? what it meant but I thought I had an idea, Fresh out of school, tall and gangly and surely it was all about selling people houses, you know, doing deals, buy, buy, sell, sell, the finest set of curtains for a haircut onto the next one. How very wrong I was! you’ve ever seen I cast my mind back to

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Negotiate 1. obtain or bring about by discussion. 2. find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult route). Typically early (and this hasn’t changed!) I turned up on my first day excited to see my new desk, my own phone and my own personal rolodex which I had seen on the desks when I went for the interview. For the two weeks in-between accepting the job and starting I had dreamt incessantly about this day, phone on my right ear whilst noting down the details of the offer, celebrating the sale with a punch of the air, high fiving my colleagues….Stop Dream. What actually happened was that although I was half an hour early, my new manager was already at her desk preparing for the day, ‘Morning James’ was her greeting as she looked up from her paperwork, ‘If you just want to pop your coat out the back and put the coffees on the other guys will be here shortly for the morning meeting’. Where’s my desk I thought? In flooded the team, chattering away about their final appointments of the night before, some with leather presenters

and others with handfuls of property details, these guys were the real deal, but one thing didn’t escape my attention, by the time everyone was in, I noticed there was not a spare desk in sight, there were more people than desks, who was leaving?

“Did they know? Had I come a day too early? The short answer came at the very start of the morning meeting. I didn’t have a desk.” ‘Guys, this is James, he is our new trainee negotiator, look after him. As you all know you started in the same place, he will be helping you all out with your photocopying, doing your leaflet dropping, getting the keys ready for your appointments, ordering your photos for printing and in return you guys will teach him everything you know, so hopefully in six months to a year he can have a desk of his own, get on the phones and start speaking


Tel: 01252 361540 | Email: info@bridges.co.uk FIND US ONLINE: www.bridges.co.uk www.facebook.com/BEAltd to some clients - SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR!! Did I just hear that right, I can talk to people, why aren’t you letting me hit the phones day one, I thought (of course I didn’t say it out loud). As the days went by I started to realise why and then began to enjoy the structure of my days, photocopying in the morning, letter dropping at lunchtime and the opportunity to listen to the estate agents in the afternoon, amidst a whole lot of coffee making! What became very apparent very quickly was that in no way was I anywhere near ‘getting on the phone’. Negotiating is not just a conversation, it is a skill and unless you are, like anything, prepared to learn, listen, practice and hone, it is something that you will continue to do very badly. The sad fact is that if you fail at being a good negotiator in estate agency, it doesn’t cost you personally anything at all, just the client and that cost could be thousands of pounds. Now, 23 years later and looking after all of Bridges sales offices and staff I still refer back to my infancy as an agent and use my experiences as a great basis for giving our staff the very best of coaching and mentoring to be the best. In fact, not one person without the correct knowledge or training at Bridges is involved in a client’s negotiation, we believe that nobody works harder for you than Bridges when it comes to negotiating your sale and it is no secret that we have built our success on repeat business from clients that not only have received a great service but have walked away with more money for their property than they believed they would achieve. Since my debut in this fantastic business I have seen many different guises of agents try and take a place in the market professing that there is a unique selling

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point to their business, more so recently with the advent of the internet only agents. However there is one thing a website simply cannot do and that is negotiate, once that email has arrived with the offer you simply have the ability to say yes or no.

“No reasoning, no comparisons, no empathy and no timing, how can you possibly negotiate by clicking a No button.” For those estate agency models that leave it to you to negotiate your own price on your own home, remember, the most difficult thing in any negotiation is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with facts. It is wise not to take anything personally. If personalities are left out of it, opportunities are seen more objectively. However it is not just the new entries to the estate agency market that we believe are making mistakes when it comes to negotiation. If you want to know how hard your estate agent is going to negotiate for you see how they negotiate with their own income, the commission charged for negotiating the very best price. If they simply say we normally charge X but we’ll do it for this X, this agent isn’t interested in negotiation and wants a quick agreement at any price and wants to move on, however, if you get an agent that justifies their commission by displaying why they are value for money and

that they will achieve you the very best price which makes your move comfortably affordable, that agent will take their time to select the right buyer who can move at a timescale convenient to you and will make your transaction run smoothly. This agent is confident in their service and believes in the old adage that you do indeed get what you pay for whilst charging a fair commission based on your expectations of their service.

If truth be known I am a little sad that we don’t photocopy details anymore, stick photos onto color details or indeed write our new instructions on the chalkboard in the front window, it was a great grounding for me at such an early stage in my career, but one thing remains, and I still join my guys in this on a regular basis, leaflet dropping! So if you receive a Bridges leaflet through your door, before sticking it on the side to read it later, it may well have been the guy who has been trudging the streets for the last 23 years who put it through your door!!

Not afraid to publish our figures, you will see below how we measure our success and I think you will agree with my manager from 1993, preparation and anticipation is everything when dealing with a client’s biggest asset.

ALDERSHOT Average Percentage of Asking Price Achieved £ More Achieved Per Property Sold

ASH VALE

99.9% 98.1% £7,826 £11,879

FARNBOROUGH

98.5% £9,420

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FARNHAM

£1,150,000

A simply stunning detached home situated within a prestigious and private cluster of homes. The vast downstairs accommodation includes an enviable open plan living area which includes kitchen, dining and relaxing environments all opening out to the rear garden.

Additionally there is also a separate utility room leading from the kitchen as well as access to the integral double garage. Viewing highly recommended. To view this property call Bridges on 01252 723723

FRIMLEY

98.6% 98.8% 98.7% £10,725 £12,015 £11,045

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Winterbourne Close, Farnham

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Falcon Court, Frimley A modern two double bedroom third floor apartment situated in a select development within walking distance of Frimley village centre and Frimley Park hospital. The property benefits from a lounge, modern kitchen and bathroom,

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Field Way, Aldershot • Open Plan Kitchen • Fully Refurbished Throughout

• Stunning Family Home EPC: D (62)

• Driveway • Spacious Living • Quiet Location • Simply Must Be Seen

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Cranmore Gardens, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • Enclosed Rear Garden • 26` Lounge/Dining Room • Driveway EPC: E (52)

• Garage • Sought After Location • Highly Recommend To View

GUIDE PRICE

£399,950

Westbury Way, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • 15`2 Lounge • 14`9 Kitchen/Diner • Downstairs Cloakroom EPC: TBC

• 13`7 Conservatory • Garage • Enclosed Rear Garden

GUIDE PRICE

£350,000

York Crescent, Aldershot Three Bedrooms • Lounge • Kitchen with Dining Area • Refitted Bathroom •

Conservatory • Driveway Parking • Popular Location •

£480,000

EPC: D (66)

Kingsway, Aldershot

• Immaculate Order

Throughout • Three Bedrooms • Downstairs Cloakroom EPC: E (45)

• Utility Room • Double Driveway • Ideally Located • A Must Be Seen Property

GUIDE PRICE

£349,950

Holly Road, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • Driveway • 100ft Rear Garden • Planning Consent EPC: E (59)

• Well Presented Throughout • Wet Room • Simply Must Be Seen

£319,000

Verge Walk, Aldershot, • Four Bedrooms • Immaculately Presented • Converted Annexe • En-suite to the Master EPC: D (52)

• Stunning Entrance Hall • Conservatory • Enclosed Rear Garden • Driveway

GUIDE PRICE

£475,000


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Belle Vue Road, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • Log Burner • Landscaped Rear Garden • Immaculate Condition EPC: E (43)

• Fitted Kitchen • Highly Recommended To View

• Excellent Location GUIDE PRICE

£299,950

Churchlands, Aldershot • Six Bedrooms • Cul De Sac Location • Fantastic Family Home • Refitted Kitchen EPC: C (73)

• Study • Enclosed Rear Garden • Detached Garage • Off Road Parking O.I.R.O. £549,950

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Kingsley Court, Aldershot • One Bedroom • Guest Facilities For Visitors • Secure Camera Entry System & Intruder Alarm

• Large Lounge/Dining Room • Parking • Owners Lounge And Restaurant

£140,000

EPC: B (82)

Fawn Drive, Aldershot • Four Bedrooms • Garage • Sold With No Onward Chain

• En Suite To The Master • Enclosed Rear Garden • Popular Location • Large Family Home

EPC: C (79)

£349,950

Northbrook Road, Aldershot • Four Double Bedrooms • Stunning Kitchen • Living Room With Wood Burning Stove

• Dining Room • Corner Plot & Vegetable Garden

• Off Road Parking

£525,000

EPC: D (58)

Aspen Grove, Aldershot • Five Bedrooms • 15`6 Lounge • 16`7 Kitchen/Diner • 17`1 Family Room EPC: TBC

• Downstairs Cloakroom • En-suite To Master Bedroom • Family Bathroom & Further Shower Room

GUIDE PRICE

£349,950

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Field Way, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • Lounge/Diner • Kitchen • Detached Garage

• Enclosed Rear Garden • No Onward Chain

£330,000

EPC: TBC

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Cargate Avenue, Aldershot • Double Bedroom • Ground Floor Apartment • 14`9 Lounge/Diner • 8`10 Kitchen EPC: E (52)

• Excellent Order • Close To Train Station • Popular Conservation Area

GUIDE PRICE

£189,950

Lysons Road, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • 13`3 Lounge • 12`7 Kitchen/Diner • 8`6 Utility Room

• Lovely Vintage Style Bathroom

• Separate Cloakroom • 17`5 Loft Room

£310,000

EPC: D (65)

April Cottage, Ayling Lane, Aldershot Three Bedrooms • 22`11 Lounge/Diner • 15`9 Kitchen/Breakfast Room • 20`10 Conservatory •

En-suite Shower • Garage • Tastefully Decorated Throughout •

£525,000

EPC: F (37)

North Lane, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • 13` Lounge • 12`6 Dining Room • 8`10 Kitchen

EPC: E (39)

• Excellent Order Throughout • Enclosed Rear Garden • Modern Bathroom • No Onward Chain

GUIDE PRICE

£284,950

Newport Road, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • No Onward Chain • Enclosed Rear Garden • Two Reception Rooms EPC: D (55)

• Wonderful Family Home • Easy Access To The A331

GUIDE PRICE

£280,000

Perowne Street, Aldershot • Three Double Bedrooms • Victorian End of Terrace • Two Reception Rooms • Modern Fitted Kitchen EPC: E (54)

• Modern Bathroom • Close to Town Centre • Own Private Parking • Good Size Rear Garden

£329,950


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Firacre Road, Ash Vale • Four Bedrooms • En-suite To Master • 23Ft Kitchen • Woodburning Stove

• Large Garden • Cloakroom • Close To Station

£550,000

EPC: TBC

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Hawker Road, Ash Vale • Three Bedrooms • En-suite To Master • Semi Detached • Driveway

• Garage • Double Glazed Windows • Gas Central Heating

£324,950

EPC: D (64)

Ewins Close, Ash • Detached Bungalow • Two Bedrooms • Requiring Modernisation • Cul-De-Sac

• Corner Plot • Potential To Extend STPP • Driveway Parking • Vendor Suited

£314,950

EPC: D (55)

Glaziers Lane, Guildford Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Integral Garage • Large Plot •

Mature Garden • Gas Central Heating • Double Glazing • Semi Rural Location •

£825,000

EPC: F (27)

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• Garage • Cul De Sac • Driveway

• Three Bedrooms • En-suite To Master • Double Garage • Driveway

£399,950

EPC: E (54)

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Avondale, Ash Vale • Three Bedrooms • Detached • Double Glazed • Gas Central Heating EPC: E (55)

• No Onward Chain • Quiet Rural Location.

O.I.E.O.

£250,000

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Oxenden Road, Tongham • Semi Detached House • Five Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • Two Bathrooms

• Double Garage • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Close to Schools

£459,950

EPC: D (63)

Coleford Bridge Road, Camberley • Detached House • Four Double Bedrooms • Four Reception Rooms • En-suite and Bathroom

• DSWC and Utility Room • 100` Rear Garden • Off Street Parking • Very Good Condition

£625,000

EPC: TBC

Underwood Avenue, Ash Semi Detached House • Three Double Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • 15`2 Kitchen •

Off Street Parking • En-suite Shower and DSWC • Four Piece Family Bathroom •

£450,000

EPC: D (67)

Harpers Road, Ash • Detached Chalet Bungalow • Five Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room EPC: D (60)

• Refurbished Throughout • Third of an Acre Plot • An Abundance of Parking

£775,000

Alexandra Road, Ash • Three Bedrooms • Mid Terrace House • Turn of the Century Cottage • Through Living/Dining EPC: D (65)

Ash Street, Ash Room

• Modern Kitchen • Neutral Bathroom Suite • Summerhouse/Office GUIDE PRICE £369,950

• Detached Character Property • Two/Three Double Bedrooms EPC: E (39)

• 16` Kitchen • Two/Three Reception Rooms • Off Street Parking to Rear • Large Rear Garden

£425,000


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Grange Road, Tongham • Edwardian Mid Terrace

House • Three Bedrooms • Through Lounge/Diner EPC: TBC

• Upstairs Bathroom • Extended Kitchen • Enclosed Rear Garden • Good Condition Throughout O.I.E.O. £400,000

Shawfield Road, Ash • Four Bedrooms • En-suite To Master • Two Reception Rooms • Cloakroom

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• Utility Room • Integral Garage • Large Garden • Non-Estate Location

£550,000

EPC: E (45)

Oxenden Road, Tongham • Three Bedrooms • Semi Detached • Conservatory • 110 ft Garden

• Garage • Driveway • No Onward Chain

£369,950

EPC: E (52)

Enfield Road, Ash Vale Gated Detached House • Five Bedrooms • Two En-suites and Family Bathroom •

EPC: E (54)

Beautifully Landscaped Gardens • Double Integral Garage • 21` Hobbies Room •

O.I.E.O. £675,000

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Tenants say the

funniest

things!

Dealing with 1000’s of properties and tenants we do hear the strangest things sometimes, but none as strange as the ones you will see on this page.

An exceptional testimonial received for the lettings team.

Each of these quotes is a genuine point raised by a tenant to a letting agent in the UK! Some are funny, some are ridiculous, but the most important thing is they can’t fail to make you laugh! “I am a single woman living in a downstairs flat and would you please do something about the noise made by the man on top of me every night.” “My lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand?” “I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is coming away from the wall.” “The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it is cleared.” “Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny colour & not fit to drink.” “50% of the walls are damp, 50% have crumbling plaster and 50% are plain filthy.”

“Will you please send someone to mend the garden path. My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant.” “It’s the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow.” “I request permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen.” “Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third so please send someone round to do something about it.” “I am still having problems with smoke in my new drawers.” “I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet roof. I think it was bad wind the other night that blew them off.”

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s a landlord, I have received an exceptional level of service from Bridges. From project managing the total refurbishment of my property to finding and installing tenants, I have found the team to be professional, friendly and well informed. They have liaised with the Contractor ensuring works are carried out to a high standard, keeping me up to date at all times and fully discussing plans with me before implementing them. They are readily contactable and extremely helpful and I would thoroughly recommend Bridges lettings agency.” Well done Lynne and the rest of you! Fantastic feedback for a fantastic performance all round! We are the best!

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Old Dairy Close, Fleet • First Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • En-suite Shower Room • Modern Kitchen

• Lounge With Juliette

Balcony • Gated Development • Secure Resident Parking

EPC: C (69)

UNFURNISHED

£950 pcm

Lulworth Close, Farnborough • Spacious Terrace Home • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Popular Residential Location EPC: D (66)

• Easy Access Of Local

Schools And Shops • Garage In A Block • DSS & Pets Considered

UNFURNISHED

£1,050 pcm

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Connaught Road, Fleet

Tamworth Drive, Fleet

Detached Bungalow • Three Double Bedrooms • Conservatory

Apartment • Double Bedroom • Patio Area

• Refurbished

EPC: D (68)

• Refitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Appliances • Refitted Bathroom • Walking Distance of Fleet

UNFURNISHED

£1,400 pcm

Sandy Lane, Farnborough • Modern Detached Family Home

• Three Good Size Bedrooms • En-suite Shower Room EPC: C (76)

• Newly Re-Fitted Kitchen With Appliances

• Allocated Parking • Popular Ancells Farm

EPC: C (69)

FURNISHED

Parking

£1,500 pcm

• Modern One Bedroom

Starter Home • Modern Open Plan Kitchen With Appliances EPC: D (67)

• Modern Bathroom • Two Allocated Parking Spaces • Area Of Side Garden

UNFURNISHED

Collier Close, Farnborough • Brand New • Three Bedroom

Semi-Detached • Lounge/Diner EPC: C (82)

• Integrated Kitchen • Cloakroom • Off Road Parking • Cul-De-Sac

UNFURNISHED

£1,250 pcm

£795 pcm

Ashridge, Farnborough

• Modern Kitchen • Non-estate Location • Garage And Driveway UNFURNISHED

• Modern Ground Floor

01252 645262 info@e-ventory.co.uk

£850 pcm


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Union Street, Farnborough • Available Early March • Ground Floor Maisonette • Double Bedroom • Allocated Parking EPC: C (69)

• Lounge/Diner • Walking Distance Of Town Centre And Station • No DSS - No Pets

UNFURNISHED

£750 pcm

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“What our customers say about us”

Chilham Close, Frimley • Two Double Bedrooms • Area Of Private Garden • Garage And Parking • Kitchen With Appliances EPC: D (66)

• Popular Paddock Hill Development

• Close To Schools And Amenities

UNFURNISHED

£925 pcm

“Hey Chilton, I would rate you 5 stars been very helpful with your services, just wish I was communicating with you the whole time during my experience with Bridges. As at times it was a nightmare but that was no fault of yours, top man! Really enthusiastic throughout the viewing and took an interest in what I was looking for, and a pleasure to speak to, definitely one of the better agents i’ve dealt with throughout my viewings for new properties.” BRENDAN

Falcon Court, Frimley • Third Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • Modern Kitchen And Bathroom

EPC: D (61)

• Garage In Block • Gas Radiator Heating • Walking Distance Of

Frimley Village Centre

UNFURNISHED

£975 pcm

“Appreciate your support, and thank you to all at Bridges for your professionalism for the past 10 months. We will 100% use you again for any rental opportunities that come out way.”

Alison Way, Aldershot • Immaculately Presented • Character Property • Two bedrooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room EPC: E (48)

• Quiet Location • No Onward Chain • Utility Room • Unfurnished

UNFURNISHED

£1,050 pcm

GAV “It’s been a great experience letting through you and Bridges. You and your team have always been quick to respond and answer any questions and the information you have given has always been factual and correct and you have dealt with any issues that may have arisen in a professional manner. I have no problem recommending you to my friends and have done so. Its quite sad that I will not get to mail you anymore!!!” DAVINA KHULPATEEA

Hospital Hill, Aldershot • Brand New Cottage • Gated Development • Two Double Bedrooms • Lounge/Diner EPC: TBC

• Kitchen With Integrated

Appliances • En-Suite To Master Bedroom • Allocated Secure Parking UNFURNISHED

£1,200 pcm

Gordon Place, Aldershot • Town Centre Location • Close To Train Station • Two Bedrooms • Open Plan Living EPC: D (56)

• Lounge/Diner • Security Entry System • Lift Facilities • Parking

UNFURNISHED

£1,000 pcm

“We would just like to thank Jason for helping us find our first home together he has been fantastic with everything so far and has been a great support talking us through everything helping us find what we need and discussing with the landlord our doubts it has all gone very smoothly and this is all thanks to him. We would also like to thank Jan for getting things moving so quickly and helping with things we didn’t understand.“ ALEX & JACK


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Weybourne Road, Aldershot

North Lane, Aldershot

Family Home • Kitchen With Appliances • Enclosed Rear Garden

• Sun Room

• Three Bedroom

EPC: E (44)

• Driveway Parking • Borders Of Aldershot/ Farnham

• No DSS/No Pets UNFURNISHED

£1,250 pcm

• Available Mid March • Three Bedroom Family Home

EPC: TBC

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• Off Road Parking • Kitchen With Appliances • DSS and Pets Considered

UNFURNISHED

£1,250pcm

Holly Road, Aldershot • Brand New Development • Three Bedrooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Lounge/Diner EPC: C (78)

• Enclosed Rear Garden • Two Allocated Parking Spaces

• Close Proximity To Schools UNFURNISHED

£1,295 pcm

Chichester Road, Ash Available Early March • Three Bedrooms • Lounge/Dining Room • Kitchen With Appliances •

EPC: E (54)

Carters Walk, Farnham • Available Now • Ground Floor Maisonette • One Double Bedroom • Modern Kitchen EPC: D (55)

• Popular Cul-de-sac Location • Resident Parking • Newly Fitted Carpets

UNFURNISHED

£825 pcm

Cody Close, Ash Vale • Available Mid March • Two Bedrooms • Ground Floor • Lounge/Diner EPC: D (64)

• Entry Phone System • Allocated Parking • No DSS - No Pets

UNFURNISHED

£850 pcm

Family Bathroom • Private Garden • Garage And Driveway • DSS Considered/ No Pets •

UNFURNISHED

£1,450 pcm

The Street, Tongham • Four Bedrooms • Newly Refurbished • Lounge/Diner • Four Piece Bathroom Suite EPC: TBC

• Close To Amenities • Radiator Heating • Roof Terrace • UPVC Windows

UNFURNISHED

£1,395 pcm


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Q What are the benefits of using an agent with a dedicated sales progression department? A This is the million dollar question,

which once you’ve found the right buyer and accepted an offer on your property, it is so important that you have solid support from your estate agent throughout the process from offer to legal completion. There can be ups and downs with any sale and this is where a dedicated Sales Progressor can be invaluable, at best we are able to foresee and offer solutions to problems that may arise but at the very least we are there to ensure you are kept up to date and are aware of what is going on not just with your sale but the chain as a whole. My clients often tell me that the process is a lot less stressful simply because we keep the lines of communication open every step of the way. Effective Sales Progression involves a lot of speaking with solicitors, a good estate agent will often spend most of their day out of the office on viewings and valuations but a dedicated Sales Progressor will be office based so they can make those calls during the solicitors working hours. Even more importantly, being in the office means that if you call or pop in you can rely on the person dealing with your sale being there to answer any queries you may have or help with filling in any forms or enquiries you may get from the solicitors. It is so helpful at this stage of the moving process for you to have

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one point of contact, someone who can track and manage the various elements of your move, who will be familiar with your requirements and provide that continuity. Often the solicitors will rely on the agents agreeing a completion date, if you have a dedicated Sales Progressor then they will usually already be aware of your needs and expectations for a move day and will have communicated that to your buyer and the chain. Local knowledge is another huge benefit, having looked after sales across all of our offices over the span of my career I know that being aware not just of the local market trends but also, for example, the type of survey issues that are more common in certain areas is critical to helping ensure a smooth process and swift exchange of contracts. It enables me to give sound, reliable advice to our clients and buyers so that potential delays can be headed off early in the sales process. A dedicated Sales Progressor is a crucial part of your estate agent’s team, not only is that person an asset to you but they are an asset to your estate agent by providing essential support and ensuring that any issues are addressed with a proactive approach. At Bridges, we work incredibly hard and are proud that our fall through rate remains steadfastly well under the national average, but occasionally problems do occur and with the experience and knowledge gained from having focused on Sales Progressing we can often keep those deals together by presenting solutions and offering reassurance. Ultimately, as a Sales Progressor it is our objective to reduce the time it takes to get to the point of exchange of contracts and minimise the risk of your sale falling through by managing the

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progress, being proactive and effectively communicating with our client. The Bridges Sales Progression team is made up of dedicated Sales Progressors that are based in your local Bridges office but as a team we also work closely together to share knowledge and experience so we can provide a tailored, focused and first rate service to our clients. Jo Hodgson is Manager of Bridges Sales Progression Department

Q We have lived in our property for 30 years and have over the years had letters about selling off my house or part of my garden for development? How would I go about this and what would it involve? Should I just answer to one of the letters from a builder? A The simple answer is not without

taking some sound advice! Selling a portion of your garden can be an excellent way of releasing equity from your home without the need to move, however it’s not without its complications. There are many developers out there, some with outstanding reputations and some less so. There are also a number of different legal ways a land sale can take place, from option agreements, subject to planning contracts and unconditional sales, all have their own merits and pitfalls.

“Our advice would be to seek an expert opinion to make sure any proposal is fair, in your favour and doesn’t have you tied up in knots for years to come.” Here at Bridges we have a team specialising in land and development, if you would like our assistance please contact us on 01252 788101, we can give you a fair and accurate appraisal of your land and discuss all the options available so you can make an educated decision. Alan Dolman is from Bridges Land, New Homes & Development Department

Q Our flat has 79 years remaining on the lease. Should I extend the term before selling, I have heard it can be quite costly? A Ownership on a leasehold basis gives a right to an occupation and the use of a flat for a lengthy period – that is, the term of the lease. Some leases are granted for as long as 999 years and others as low as 99 years. Whilst a flat may be sold and bought during this period the term does not change but as the years go by the lease will reduce in length and value. This can cause problems when coming to sell or mortgage lenders may not lend if the remaining term is too short. As the lease reduces in years the cost of extending the lease increases significantly particularly true for leases of less than 80 years so if the term of your lease is less than 80 years you should act quickly before it becomes too expensive. If your lease is 90 years or less you should act before it reaches 80 years. Below is a guide of how costs may increase the shorter the length of the lease. LEASE EXTENSION PROFESSIONAL LENGTH COST FEES (1)

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95 years 85 years 79 years 70 years 60 years

£7,500 £8,500 £10,500 £16,500 £26,500

£5,000 £6,000 £8,500 £14,000 £24,000

£2,500 £2,500 £2,500 £2,500 £2,500

(The above figures are for demonstration purposes only and not intended to reflect a particular property as prices will vary on a number of factors)

“You can approach the landlord at any time to extend the lease but you do not have a right to a lease extension until you have owned the flat for two years and the terms you agree may be less desirable, also the landlord may not be willing to extend.” Under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (subject to owning the flat for two years) the leaseholder does have a right to force the landlord to extend the lease and on attractive terms. The flat owner is entitled to an extra 90 years on top of what is remaining and with the whole of the term being at a peppercorn (nil) rent. So, if 75 years are left to go, a new lease of 165 years (90 plus 75) can be granted in substitution for the existing lease, with no rent to pay throughout the whole term. And there should be no difficulty marketing a lease of so many years. This is commonly known as the “formal route” or “Section 42 process”. A seller can get the ball rolling and pass the rights to the purchaser. But if a buyer waits until they’ve completed the purchase, it’ll be another two years before they’ve acquired the right to extend. Janelle Holt, Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers


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Hawley Lane, Farnborough • Established Development • Easy Access M3/A331/ • Two Bed First Floor Maisonette

EPC: C (71)

• 21ft Living / Dining Room • Refitted Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

• Garden & No Onward Chain

£250,000

Sherborne Road, Farnborough • 3 Double Bedrooms • Detached Family Home • Refitted Kitchen/Diner • Refitted 4 Piece Bathroom EPC: D (68)

• Modern Shower Room/

Utility • Rear Garden Approx 65ft • Good School Catchements

£450,000

Haskins Gardens, Farnborough • Desirable Guillemont Fields • Four Bedroom Town House • 15ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room • 14ft Living / Dining Room EPC: B (86)

• Downstairs Wc & Bathroom • En-suite To Master Bedroom • Enclosed Rear Garden • Garage & Driveway

£384,950

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Saffron Court, Farnborough • Two Bedrooms • Charles Church Warwick II • Popular Barningley Park • Downstairs Cloakroom

• Modern Fitted Kitchen • Modern Bathroom Suite • No Onward Chain! • Est. Rent: £950. pcm

£295,000

EPC: C (70)

Chaucer Road, Farnborough • Popular Development • Four Bedroom Terrace • 20ft Living / Dining Room • 13ft Refitted Kitchen EPC: D (67)

• Downstairs Cloakroom • Enclosed Rear Garden • No Onward Chain • Access to Local Shops

£282,500

Southampton Street, Farnborough • One Bedroom Apartment • Lounge With Fireplace • 12ft Modern Kitchen • Period Features EPC: D (68)

• Communal Garden

& Parking • Ideal Investment / First Buy • Est. Rent: £825. pcm

£169,950

Marrowbrook Lane, Farnborough • Two Double Bedrooms • 18`5 Kitchen/Diner • 13`8 x 13`6 Lounge • White Bathroom Suite

• Gas Central Heating • uPVC Double Glazed • Approx. 70ft Garden • Vendor Suited

£285,000

EPC: D (58)

Warbler Road, Farnborough • Recently Built Sun Park

Development • Three Bedroom Town House • NHBC Guarantee EPC: B (84)

• 17ft Living / Dining Room • Downstairs WC &

En Suite To Master • 12ft Modern Fitted Kitchen

£410,000

Chingford Avenue, Farnborough • Farnborough Hill Area • 4 Bedrooms Detached • En-suite to Master • 14ft Fitted Kitchen EPC: C (70)

• Imressive Reception Room • Corner Plot Side Garden • Study Area • Upgraded Heating System

£500,000


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Fourwinds, Farnborough • Town Centre Location • First Floor Apartment • En-suite to Master • Underground Parking

• Lounge/Diner &

Open Plan Kitchen • No Onward Chain • Est. Rent: £1,100. pcm

£269,950

EPC: C (70)

Trent Close, Farnborough • Five Bedrooms • Refitted Kitchen/

Breakfast Room • Refitted Bathroom EPC: D (63)

• Downstairs Cloak/

Shower Room • 15`7 x 14`4 max Lounge • Ample Off Street Parking

£385,000

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Ashridge, Farnborough • Small Popular Development • One Bedroom Terrace • 18ft Open Plan Kitchen & Living Room

• Modern Refitted Bathroom • 12ft Bedroom • Good Decorative Order • Enclosed Garden

£194,950

EPC: C (69)

Sandy Lane, Farnborough • Three Bedrooms • 17`2 x 14`5 max Lounge • 17`2 x 8`8 Refitted Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

EPC: D (62)

• Scope For Further WC • Low Maintenance Gardens • UPVC Double Glazed • Gas Central Heating

£325,000

Silver Birch Way, Farnborough • Desirable Guillemont Fields • Views Over A Small Copse • Three Bedroom End Of Terrace

• En-suite To Master Bedroom

• 15ft Living / Dining Room • Modern Fitted Kitchen

£330,000

EPC: C (77)

Buccaneer Court, Farnborough • Two Double Bedrooms • First Floor Apartment • Wrap Around Balcony • Double Aspect Lounge EPC: C (76)

• En-suite To Master • Tastefully Decorated • Integrated Kitchen • Allocated Parking

FIXED PRICE

£260,000

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The secret agent As I am driving into work this morning the sun is shining and the Monday morning rush seems a little more subdued for some reason, it’s amazing what a bit of sunshine does. My thoughts on the drive in focus on my day ahead, it’s a Monday and we all know what Mondays mean in the estate agency world, busy, busy, busy! Saturday is by far our busiest viewing day and with droves of buyers descending on our properties over the weekend, I unlock the office door with the expectancy of a number of offers landing on my desk.

I

am not disappointed! Following two launch days and various other viewings to follow up on, I set the team the task of speaking to every buyer that viewed to find out if they are to proceed with a purchase or are on the lookout for a more suitable property, the perfect chance to get the buyers motivated to get out and view something which may be more for them! In my preparation for a launch day frenzy I make sure all of the team hand out an offer procedure at the event stating we would like offers in with all background information and prospective timescale’s by Monday at midday; I have multiple offers on each property sat in my inbox, but we won’t rest on that and will speak to each and every buyer that viewed.

Conscious of my 2pm valuation, with a lovely couple I have moved twice now, I start preparing the comparable evidence, price guides, and time on market reports. Knowing these clients well, I aim to arrive well-armed ready for the list of questions they have always prepared for me when they sell. The best one being; What do you think the biggest obstacle will be in selling this house?! Love that question, always a difficult one when they present it so nicely. The phones are buzzing in the background whilst I undertake this work and I can hear conversations with offers involved, the sunny day continues! The morning has all but disappeared in a big puff of calls, clients coming in and comparable reports, however the highlight of the morning has to lie in the local window cleaner popping his head in the door exclaiming ‘Spring is on its way!’ Right, time to call my vendors of the launch days, two very different vendors at that. One of these properties is vacant, the vendor has a large portfolio of buy-to-let investments and is looking to dispose of this one, he has seen another opportunity he wants to put his money into. This client doesn’t want to hear too much about these buyers, its all about Price, Position and Speed of the sale – It’s all a numbers game to him, and quite rightly too, the property wasn’t bought with the heart and certainly won’t be sold with it. The other property owners are the polar opposite! A sweet old couple who’ve lived in the house for 56 years,


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“Timing becomes a big part here, the last thing they want is somebody pressuring them out of the door, they’ve already told me they’d rather lose a few thousand and reduce the stress of the move. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that though, I want them to get the best price.” My 2pm valuation goes exactly as I thought, they are on the move again and having spent thousands on the kitchen, I had to ask them why. A new grandchild in Norwich necessitates the move and although they will be sad to leave this kitchen that has landed out of house and homes magazine, they are looking to spend some quality time with the family. Working from home doesn’t tie them to the area, so why not! They seemed happy with the price and my answer to the aforementioned question and instruct me to market firstly on a low key basis and then with a full launch come March.

“I’ve definitely got buyers for a house like this and make sure they know that, but again, timing will be key here as they are looking to tie up a few loose ends and make the move by June.” Back to HQ, I walked into the office buzzing with activity, the phones haven’t stop ringing for the elderly couples house and we have in hand a number of offers to discuss with the clients! Given my history of speaking to Mr whilst Mrs shouts him instructions of what to say in the background, I decide to pop round for a cup of tea to sit down and discuss the offers and who they would like to choose to sell their home to. Once past Lola (the Jack Russell security guard) we settle down to discuss the offers and having whittled it down to two, it is exactly as I had guessed, they would like to meet both couples, with me, and see if they will look after their house after they have left. It’s a very sweet thought and although I know both buyers are genuinely lovely families, I set to arrange it for the coming week. I am sure both families will be ecstatic they are in with a chance and are probably on their way to buy bow ties and pinafore dresses for the kids!! On the way back I give a call to the investor we are selling for to discuss his offers, he knows the process and agrees with my advice over which buyer to go with, to be fair, it was a bit of a non-contest! The successful offer was from a cash buyer who was prepared to keep the tenant in situ and would not change the terms of the tenancy. The tenants had been lovely when we were showing

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We’re always looking for great people to join our team. people round, so I am pleased; and so will they be! I pass this sale onto our sales progression department to process the exchange of contracts, they are all over it from minute one, by the end of the day we have the contract issued so the buyers solicitors can start work right away. My thoughts return to the Neptune kitchen from my 2pm, I rack my brains, 6 months ago I valued a property for a lovely young couple who had just given birth to their first child, ‘a kitchen / breakfast / family room we can live in is our biggest reason for thinking of moving’ they told me at the time. Having spoken to them 4 weeks ago they still hadn’t done anything as they just couldn’t see what they wanted coming on the market, I give them a call. I explain that it’s a low key off market sale until the beginning of March and I have no details of the house, however, I assure them that this ticks every box and if they couldn’t see themselves living in this kitchen, they may as well not move! I urge them to view the property as soon as possible as it may well give them time to instruct us to sell theirs before the full marketing commences in March. They arrange to see it this Saturday, if they don’t buy this I will be very surprised! From pleasure to pain, I receive a message to call back the buyer of a quaint little cottage we are selling in the lanes of North Farnham, they are withdrawing their offer as she has this morning been told she is being made redundant. I pick up the phone to tears as this couple had fallen in love with the dream of living in a pretty cottage, she is devastated but obviously cannot proceed with the purchase. I explain that there is no need to apologise as it’s completely unforeseen and assure her that my vendors will understand, that of which I am sure, my vendors here are a fantastic couple who chose these buyers because they loved the house. There was another offer at the time which although more was not enough to convince the vendors away from selling to the couple that fell in love at the time, however they ask me to revisit this option now it is impossible for them to buy. Great news for my vendors, the guy is still interested and arranges another viewing before pressing the button on his previous offer. I can’t help but feel for the lady that got made redundant halfway through her dream house purchase, but we have to do what’s right by our house sellers. The day draws to a close with the news that we have arranged over 20 viewings today, booked 4 new valuations and have sold another one of our retirement properties in the town. A good day all round and if every day can start with the sunshine we had this morning hopefully the smiles will continue and the market will be the hive of activity we expected at the beginning of the year.

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Pevensey Way, Frimley • Four Bedrooms • No Onward Chain • Lounge • Dining Room EPC: C (69)

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Double Garage • En-suite Shower Room • Private Rear Garden

£525,000

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Lydford Close, Frimley • Three Bedrooms • End of Terrace • Lounge • Kitchen/Dining Room

• Excellent Order Throughout • Refitted Bathroom • Private Rear Garden • Generous Plot

£365,000

EPC: D (65)

The Hatches, Frimley Green • Three Bedroom Detached • Sought After Location • Newly Refitted Kitchen • Two Reception Rooms EPC: E (41)

• Garage and Shared Driveway • Three Piece Bathroom • Private Enclosed Rear Garden

£490,000

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Kingswood Close, Camberley • Two Double Bedrooms • En-Suite Shower Room • 19ft Lounge • Family Bathroom EPC: C (69)

• Kitchen with

Built In Appliances • Allocated & Guest Parking • Landscaped Grounds GUIDE PRICE

£260,000

Coleford Bridge Road, Mytchett • Three Bedrooms • 150ft Rear Garden • Detached Bungalow • Requiring Updating EPC: D (60)

• Lounge • Garage • No Onward Chain • Close to Major Road Links

GUIDE PRICE

£425,000

Alphington Avenue, Frimley • Two Bedrooms • Detached Bungalow • Lounge/Dining Room • Refitted Kitchen EPC: E (56)

• Bathroom • Separate Cloakroom • Garage and Driveway • No Onward Chain

GUIDE PRICE

£375,000

Gilbert Road, Frimley • Three Bedrooms • Lounge • Kitchen/Dining Room • Refitted Bathroom

• Garage • Ornamental Style Garden • No Onward Chain • Close to Frimley Park O.I.E.O. £315,000

EPC: TBC

Hawthorn Road, Frimley • Three Bedrooms • Tomlinscote Catchment • Lounge/Dining Room • Refitted Kitchen EPC: D (61)

• Private Rear Garden • Garage and Carport • No Onward Chain • Refitted Bathroom

GUIDE PRICE

£385,000

Yew Tree Walk, Frimley • Three Bedroom Detached Bungalow • Self Contained Annexe With Rental Potential EPC: D (58)

• Elevated Views Over Frimley

• No Onward Chain • Conservatory O.I.E.O. £500,000


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Yolland Close, Farnham • Semi Detached

Period Cottage • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Two Conservatories • Open Fireplace • Enclosed Garden • Off Road Parking

£415,000

EPC: E (50)

Mill Lane Cottage, Crondall • Three Bedrooms • Four Reception Rooms • A Cottage style kitchen with working Aga

• Exposed Beams Throughout • Open Fireplaces to the Principal Reception Rooms • Garage with Laundry Room

£775,000

EPC: E (54)

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Woodbourne, Farnham • Detached Property • Three Bedrooms • Separate Living/Dining Area • Garage and Parking EPC: D (59)

• Enclosed Rear Garden • Ability to Extend STPP • Walking Distance to Popular Schools

GUIDE PRICE

£500,000

Winterbourne Close, Farnham • Exclusive Development • Four Bedrooms • Three Bathrooms • Three Reception Rooms EPC: B (85)

• Integral Double Garage • Private Rear Garden • Constructed in 2015 • No Onward Chain

£1,150,000

Green Springs, Crondall • Three Bedroom

Semi-Detached Home • Large Kitchen/Diner • Conservatory

• Village Location • Requiring Modernisation • Detached Garage With Inspection Pit

£419,950

EPC: TBC

Crooksbury Road, Farnham • Detached Property • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room

• South Facing Garden of 300ft+

• Garage and In/Out Driveway

£699,950

EPC: D (57)

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EPC: D (57)

• Utility Room • Downstairs WC • Enclosed Rear Garden • Ample Off Road Parking

£520,000

Upper Hale Road, Farnham • Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room EPC: D (64)

• Two Bathrooms and WC • Front and Rear Garden • Double Garage • South Farnham Location O.I.E.O.

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Earlsbourne, Church Crookham • OPEN HOUSE

Saturday 25th Feb • Three Bedrooms • Church Crookham

• Cul-de-Sac Location • Corner Plot • Potential to Extend STPP

£525,000

EPC: D (60)

Compton Close, Fleet • Detached Bungalow • Two Double Bedrooms • Corner Plot • Integral Garage EPC: D (57)

• Driveway Parking • Potential to Extend STPP • No Onward Chain

GUIDE PRICE

£475,000

Westover Road, Fleet • Four Bedrooms • En-suite to Master • Refitted Kitchen • Utility Room EPC: C (70)

• 140ft Rear Garden • Integral Garage • Pondtail Area

£499,950

Shire Avenue, Fleet • Ancells Farm • Four Double Bedrooms • En Suite to Master • Extended Living Space

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• Refitted Kitchen/Diner • Enclosed Rear Garden • Walking Distance to Mainline Station

£599,950

EPC: C (71)

Pondtail Gardens, Fleet • Three Bedroom Bungalow • Semi Detached • Refitted Kitchen • Refitted Bathroom

• Private Rear Garden • Off Road Parking • EPC Rating: C (69)

£420,000

EPC: C (69)

Osborne Drive, Fleet • Three Bedrooms • Detached Bungalow • Garage and Driveway • Shower Room EPC: E (52)

• Separate W/C • Fully Enclosed Garden • Refitted Kitchen

£459,950

Woodlands, Fleet • Three Bedrooms • Refitted Kitchen • Refitted Bathroom

• Long Lease • Garage in Block

£275,000

EPC: E (48)

Clarence Road, Fleet • Two Bedroom Extended Terrace • Character Property • Town Centre Location EPC: C (72)

Dukes Mead, Fleet • Detached Property • Four Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • Family Bathroom EPC: E (45)

• Re Fitted Kitchen • Re Fitted Bathroom • 100ft Approx Garden

£339,950

• Four Piece Shower Room • Double Width Garage • Utility Room • Large Driveway

£599,950


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