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North Kent Edition

the little red directory

A very useful quick reference A-Z guide to Local Tradesmen, Suppliers and Professional Services. Especially handy for those looking to buy or sell property, either at home or abroad Also contains, hints and tips on buying or selling property, as well valuable “Trades Discount Vouchers� and useful contact numbers for Police, Doctors, Local Council Offices, Theatres, Cinemas and Taxis etc


The National Federation of Independent Estate Agents In association with

The National Federation of Trades and Allied Services

a practical guide to with useful trades and services contacts

Getting Started... (1) CHOOSING AN AGENT Choose a good local independent estate agent, one who knows the area and is conversant with local prices and area price fluctuations, gives a good personal service and is not just interested in fast turnover. Agree a commission fee and get it in writing.

(2) Why use an NFIEA Member? ¡ NFIEA members are local, independently owned Estate Agents who operate and abide by an agreed code of conduct and must be registered under the Property Ombudsman Scheme. ¡ NFIEA members work as part of a unique interlinking network of over 45 members / offices selling property throughout the N. Kent and S. London area and by combining all their years of experience and areas of coverage, they can reach a far wider audience of prospective buyers and sellers, thereby providing a more comprehensive service to their clients.

(3) MORTGAGES Mortgage schemes can vary considerably from one provider to the next so check out the costs and amount you can borrow. Look for the best mortgage deal for you and then get it agreed in principle (there is no use looking at property unless you know you can afford it). If you need assistance or quotes in this matter please speak to the agent who sent, or gave you the this copy

(4) CONVEYANCING Get a quote for the full legal and associated costs involved in your sale and purchase, i.e. Solicitors fees search fees, stamp duty etc . Once again our member will be able to assist you in this matter

(5) REMOVALS Get a quote of costs involved, especially if going abroad (see the directory for a list of removal specialist). ------------------------------------------------------------------------

These are costs you need to know from the start. It is no good if at the end of the day, you find a property you fall in love with and after a couple of months the deal falls through because ¡ NFIEA members can offer their clients multi- you didn’t do your homework. It makes a lot of listing and multi-marketing coverage. people very unhappy. “Guesstimating” the cost involved is not good enough. For more information on the NFIEA please speak to the agent who sent, or gave e… you the this copy e next stag Now for th e best price for your getting th ver The art of see rear co property –


The National Federation of

Trades and Allied Services

Introducers Rates Card For this month’s special offers & discount vouchers visit *BECOME AN INTRODUCER* Earn extra income by recommending our members services to your friends and neighbours. If one of our members pick up business from your referral you will be entitled to a Commission (as laid out below) on completion of the work being carried out and our members being paid. 1) Example of commission payable to you on double glazing referral - *10% on say £3,000 window replacement = £300 2) Example of commission payable to you on house sale referral - *15% of 1.5% (agents fees) on £200,000 (sale price) = £450 3) Example of commission payable to you on small kitchen replacement referral - *10% on say £3,500 refit = £350

for more information call: 0800 970 1861 or email: info@nfiea.co.uk Trade / Service Carpets and soft furnishings

10% - 15%

Introducers commission payable:

Conveyancing Introducers commission payable:

O E L P M

Double Glazing, conservatories etc Introducers commission payable:

Y L N

Commission

£100 10%

General Builders, plasterers, bricklayers, roofing etc Introducers commission payable:

10%

Kitchens – new or makeovers, suppliers and fitters Introducers commission payable:

10%

Locksmiths – replacement, emergencies etc

A X E

Introducers commission payable:

10%

Plumbing, drains and water mains Introducers commission payable:

10%

Property lettings (residential & commercial) over 45 offices participating Introducers commission payable:

Variable

Property sales (residential) over 45 offices participating Introducers commission payable:

15%*

Removals Introducers commission payable:

10%

Waste disposal, skip hire, wheel grab, etc Introducers commission payable:

10%

Website and graphic design Introducers commission payable:

15%

Recommend our members and earn extra income! www.nfiea.co.uk


Members of the:

National Federation of Independent Estate Agents Birchington

Lovetts Property Services

01843 848382

Iwade

J’s sales & Lettings

01795 883212

Sittingbourne

Buckey and Ward

01795 472828

Rainham

Rainham Homes

01634 370000

Wigmore

Woodside Estate Agents

01634 365111

Gillingham

Perry & Partners

01634 577321

Rochester

MRS Sales & Lettings

01634 408840

Hoo

North Kent Estates

01634256176

Strood

O’Sullivans

01634 567000

Strood

Greenleaf

01634 730672

Strood

Streets Estate Agents

01634 730262

Strood

HRH Estates

01634 285789

Snodland

Hicks Estate Agents

01634 241802

Wateringbury

Hicks Estate Agents

01622 815555

West Malling

Hicks Estate Agents

01732 842345

Borough Green

Hilliers-Reynolds

01732 884422

Swanley

Brookbanks

01322 666452

Gravesend

Sealeys Estate & Lettings

01474 369368

Gravesend

Orange

01474 333353

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Members of the:

National Federation of Independent Estate Agents Gravesend

Tower Estates

01474 327897

Gravesend

Heritage Estates

01474 323236

Northfleet

Sealeys Estates & Letting

01474 364878

Hartley

Hartley Estates

01474 706397

Longfield

Hartley Estates

01474 704242

Meopham

Hartley Estates

01474 815811

New Ash Green

Hartley Estates

01474 871555

Dartford

Evolution Estates

01322 838288

Dartford

Town & City

01322 303175

Sutton @ Hone

Ashwood Estates

01322 869595

North /Heath

Jennings & Kent

01322 331111

North / Heath

Able Estates

01322 400222

Abbey Wood

Able Estates

0208 306 2020

Chelsfield (Orpington) Langford Rae O’Neill

01689 862769

Orpington

Kent and County Properties

01689 826611

Welling

Pickering Estate Agents

020 8301 4444

Sidcup

Drewery Property Services

020 8300 6761

Eltham

Bernard Skinner and Co

020 8859 3033

New Eltham

Chattertons

020 8859 4000

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The National Federation of Trades and Allied Services

useful

contacts

(A)rchitects / Planning

(B)athrooms

Synergy Ltd

01474 816704

The Affordable Bathroom Co Ÿ Quality bathroom suites supplied and fitted @ affordable prices - design service available Ÿ Baths / Whirlpools / furniture Info@affordable-bathrooms.co.uk 0800 197 2956

(B)uilders General

(C)arpenters

Ÿ Applications Ÿ Appeals Ÿ Architectural Design www.synergyppc.co.uk

(B)edrooms JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

(C)arpets

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

(C)entral Heating

(C)ommunications

(D).I.Y

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

(D)ouble Glazing

(E)nergy Certificates

(E)lectricians

JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

Licensed Home Inspectors Ltd Ÿ Domestic & Commercial , Ÿ Inventory & Checkout Reports For Landlords & Letting Agents

www.licensed-home-inspectors.co.uk

01474 364878

JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861


The National Federation of Trades and Allied Services

useful

contacts

(G)ardens

(H)ousehold Goods

(I)nsurance Nfiea Insurance Services

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

Ÿ Home Insurance Ÿ Life insurance Ÿ Mortgage & Finance Info@nfiea.co.uk 0800 970 1861

(L)ocksmiths

(M)ortgages

Able Locksmiths

Nfiea Financial Services

Ÿ Upgrading of property security and Lock Replacement Ÿ No call out fee / 1 Hour arrival Ÿ All major cards accepted info@ablelocksmiths.co.uk

Ÿ Mortgages Ÿ Finance Ÿ Insurance

0800 292 2307

Info@nfiea.co.uk 0800 970 1861

(P)lasterers

(R)emovals

JOIN NFTAS

Ÿ Residential Removals & Business Re-locations , Ÿ Overseas Removals and storage solutions

(P)lumbers JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

(R)oofing

Bishops Move (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

Enquiries@bishopsmove.com 0800 107 8422

(S)olicitors

(S)olicitors

Apex Law LLP

Robin F Clark & Co

Ÿ Conveyancing Ÿ Wills & Probate Ÿ Family Law Ÿ Other Legal Work paul@apexlaw.co.uk 01322 277732

Ÿ Conveyancing Ÿ Legal Work Ÿ Wills & Probate Ÿ Family Law

www.robinfclark.co.uk 01474 334444

(S)olicitors JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861


The National Federation of Independent Estate Agents In association with

The National Federation of Trades and Allied Services

Presentation - Presentation - Presentation

NFIEA TIPS ON SELLING:

Presentation - Presentation - Presentation

Will your property tick all the buyer’s boxes? Front of house, garden and garage “Kerb appeal”. This is the first impression a buyer has of your property. Make it a good one. De-clutter your garden (hire a skip if need be). Freshen up old or peeling paintwork, repair garage doors, etc.

Finish those D.I.Y Jobs! Unfinished D.I.Y jobs, whether inside or out, large or small. These are very off-putting to a potential buyer and gives them a good excuse to ask for a substantial reduction in the price you are asking. Investing in a good general builder will soon put these to right and add to the value of your property.

Inside of house - Ensure that your home is warm, bright, clean, looks spacious and is clutter free. Get rid of all those things you don’’t use (put them into storage). Clean or replace old or worn out carpets. Don't leave piles of dirty washing or ironing laying around. If a room looks tired, a coat of paint in a neutral colour makes a lot of difference. Kitchens - Make sure your kitchen is clean, tidy and clutter free. Don’t have dirty dishes or unfinished meals lying around on the work tops. If your kitchen units are a bit dated, just changing the doors is an inexpensive way to give them a new lease of life. Remember, most women buying property are swayed by the kitchen. Bathrooms - Make sure your bathroom is bright, warm and inviting. Replace missing tiles. Re-grouting can also give it a new lease of life. If the bathroom suite is old, invest in a new one. This will pay dividends and is much more appealing to a prospective buyer. Pets (especially dogs) - Take them out of the way before viewing's. Asking “do you like dogs?” or “ i t won’t bite” is not sufficient. Most people are too polite to say “n o ”and there is nothing more off-putting for a prospective purchaser than being constantly jumped up at or sniffed at whilst trying to view your property. Rear of house and garden - Keep the garden neat and tidy. Cut grass and repair any broken fences. Get rid of any unsightly junk or rubbish lying around. Freshen up old or peeling paintwork to the back of the house or windows.

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If you feel the need for a bit of professional help and guidance why not have a word with our very own resident House Doctor - Denny Gaskell (as trained by TV’s House Doctor, Ann Maurice). You can contact her on 01342 850 818. Good presentation will pay you dividends. Remember your loss is someone else’s gain. In our directory you will find contacts that will pleased to help and advise you with any of points raised.

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P.S. When moved… ¡Don’t forget to change the locks. You don’t know who has had the keys – or how many copies made ¡Now is also a good time to sort out your gas, water and electricity suppliers (i.e. look for the best deal) – see “ utilities” in the directory. ¡Update your insurance requirements.

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