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letting with sears is clear and simple

Thank you for considering Sears Property as your letting agent. Whether you’re a first time landlord, looking to let your own home, considering buy-to-let, or already have a portfolio of investment properties you’d like us to manage, we have a letting solution for you. By choosing to let with Sears Property you’re selecting a multi award winning Agent – not only voted the ‘Best Letting Agent’ in Bracknell and in Berkshire, but also voted the ‘Best Estate Agent in the South East’ – all from real customer reviews.* Let’s do business – there’s simply no better agent to let your property!

learn more about us, and see all our properties at: searsproperty.co.uk * Awarded for Customer Experience by allAgents, the UK’s largest review website for the property industry.

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the complete package for letting!

Simply put, we believe the process of letting your property needn’t be complicated or daunting. By sticking to our simple philosophy of customer care first and foremost, our outcome is for you to achieve the best possible rental price, with great quality tenants, and as smooth a process as possible. We’ll help you ‘avoid the voids’ (maintaining continuous occupancy), and depending on the level of management service you choose, you can have as much or little input as you wish.

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I know that above all, our landlords want the maximum return on their investment... with the minimum amount of fuss. Daniel Sear Director Sears Property are the only family-owned and run estate agency covering the Bracknell, Warfield & Binfield areas. Members of The Property Ombudsman and ARLA Propertymark for total reassurance and peace of mind, we’re very proud of our reputation and have worked hard to become recognised for the exceptional service we offer.

Our customers’ feedback featured throughout this booklet goes to show how the Sears Property approach has made a real difference to their experience as landlords... ...as it will for yours too.

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it’s all about location You’ll find Sears Property right at the heart of Bracknell on the High Street, with a bright, modern property shop. From this central location we connect geographically, and personally, with landlords, tenants and the local community. As Bracknell, Warfield and Binfield’s dedicated estate agent, what makes Sears Property so very special is that we’re locals too...

Who better to advise potential tenants on the local area: its schools, facilities, amenities – everything it has to offer – than people who’ve grown up in the area and still live here themselves? It’s this personal insight and family connection that helps us enthuse about the area’s selling points: from relocation potential to investment potential; education to recreation... Sears Property has its finger on the local pulse.

Lower Ea

Spencers Wood

from our central , High Street location , we successfully let properties of all types across the local areas

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executive home

starter home


M25 › Heathrow London



M4 Hurst Warfield


We received offers Winnersh A329Mpeople from who saw our home 10 in Lower Earley sears’ shop window and just walked in, Wokingham because their office is in the High Street, not Arborfield tucked away. cers Wood


N. Sutcliffe

Winkfield Row Binfield



family home Ascot




character cottage


M25 › London

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our value-added valuations If you’re thinking of letting and would like to know how much your property could return in the current market, Sears Property offers a free, noobligation market appraisal. An experienced member of our lettings team will provide you with an accurate valuation based on recent rental prices of comparable properties, your property’s condition, furnishings (if applicable) and current tenant demand. We’re not pushy, we’re happy to spend time with you... and again,

there’s no obligation to let your property with us. Simple. It’s a known fact that better presented properties let faster and for more money too. We’ll happily tell you where you can increase your rental price with insightful industry tips on decor, specification and whether to let your property furnished, or unfurnished. We’ll also discuss your ideal tenant, and advise on how to attract them. Our free, no-obligation valuation will let you know where you stand, property-wise, so you can see your options and choices more clearly.

we can also advise on maximising your return

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do you know the letting potential of your property in today’s market?

As landlords we engaged sears to assist us in finding new tenants. We were delighted with the service we received, and they found us excellent tenants in great time. Sears communicated with us throughout the whole process and were a pleasure to deal with, we’d certainly recommend them as an agency. Mr & Mrs Peters 7 210 square LETTING Jan 2018 1.5.indd 7

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letting... step by step We’ll take charge, and great care, at every stage of the process to give you the very best letting experience. From the initial valuation... to preparing bright, engaging marketing materials... conducting informative, accompanied viewings... expertly handling negotiations... through to vetting tenants, preparing contracts, managing deposits and setting up payments. We’ll also ensure that your property complies with all current legislation for complete peace of mind.


You can then choose from a range of ongoing management packages that best suit you and your property. We’re more than happy to talk through any part of the process – just call, or pop in and see us!

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check-in By far the most professional, friendly and expert of all the Bracknell estate agents I have used. Not the first time I have used sears, and it won’t be the last. J. Tomlinson

agreeing an offer...

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references, contracts & deposit...

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our marketing strategies Visibility is key. Your property’s tenant will likely first see it on the internet, but we never underestimate the power of local marketing given that over 60% of us move within a 5 mile radius.*

using QR-code technology on our boards and marketing materials, tenants can quickly hotlink to our website for full property details

From our High Street property shop’s window display; bright, smart boards with hotlinks to our website; prominent press advertising; local canvassing, through to our ever-growing

database of tenants who we email, telephone and mailshot, we’ve got it covered. Our easy-to-use, mobilefriendly website showcases our current lets, and we’re actively engaged in social media too: today’s tenants can follow us on Facebook and Twitter without needing to register, spreading the word faster and further about the latest available properties.

we work harder — on the ground... and online to find your property’s tenant! * consumer choice v

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our marketing strategy includes:  quality photographs  clear, sharp property brochures – all with detailed floorplans  Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) organised for you

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 digital marketing across website, over 30 property portals, Facebook and Twitter  print marketing in the property press plus local canvassing  smart ‘for let’ boards, adding a website hotlink to your property.

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finding, securing & referencing Great people skills are as invaluable as property knowledge in estate agency. We’re experts at communicating the value and benefits a property has to offer. We love matching people with property, and whether from our database, marketing, canvassing or walk-ins at our High Street shop, all enquiries are handled with a commitment and enthusiasm to help let your property. We’re more than happy to conduct viewings should you wish, or

advise you on the right way to show your property at its very best – as well as giving you tips and insights into what tenants are looking for. Once a tenant has been found, we use our property expertise and calm, professional manner to negotiate the very best rental price. Rest assured, when it’s time to talk money, we mean business. We will then organise the independent checking of prospective tenants’ employment and credit references for your security and peace of mind.

friendly, knowledgeable... and expert negotiators too

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We are very satisfied with the way you have handled our first venture into the rental market. Everything has been done in a professional yet friendly manner and everything you said at the outset has been delivered without being prompted. You and your company are to be congratulated on your friendly, professional and efficient service.

we’re more than happy to conduct accompanied viewings should you wish

R. West

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ongoing management No matter how much involvement you want with your let, we’ve got a management service tailored for you. We offer a simple Introductory Service to get you started, through to a Fully Managed service, where we’ll take care of everything – from meter readings, quarterly inspections, maintenance & repairs, to the allimportant rent collection. Simply choose which works best for you, and let’s do business!

great service guaranteed — at every level

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I’ve been in my rented property for 6 months, a property managed by sears. I’ve had very few problems but issues that have occurred have been acted upon and resolved in the shortest possible time by the lettings team. I’m very happy with their speed and professionalism. Happy to rent a property from them again in future. L. Rowan

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3 levels of service

Introductory Service

Rent Collection

Full Management

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Arrange a full tenant signed inventory at the Landlord’s request to include all meter readings

Liaise with the Tenant towards the end of the tenancy to clarify if they would like to renew the tenancy. If they decide not to renew during the last two months of the tenancy the property will be placed back onto the market

Finalise details for the release of the deposit to include the organisation of any cleaning or repairs required

Set up a standing order for all future rental payments to be made to the relevant party

Pay monthly rental payments directly to the Landlord and provide a full monthly accounts statement

Advertise the property

Carry out viewings with prospective tenants Upon finding a suitable tenant, carry out full credit referencing through an external, accredited referencing agency Prepare all documentation including the tenancy agreement

Collect the first month’s rent and security deposit

Carry out property inspections during the tenancy to check the general condition of the property and provide a full report to the Landlord

Arrange all maintenance repairs to be carried out by approved contractors and obtain quotes for approval from the Landlord where necessary

Settle contractor invoices from monthly rental payments

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Sears offers an all-round service for landlords. Let’s do business! We have become trusted partners to all our landlords. They appreciate the quality of our service and the care and attention we take over their investment. Daniel Sear Director

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sears property The Best Estate Agent in Bracknell, in Berkshire and in the South East! From real customer feedback on allAgents.co.uk

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01344 481111 searsproperty.co.uk hello@searsproperty.co.uk 12 High Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1LL SearsPropertyLtd @searsproperty

Voted the Best Letting Agent in Bracknell and in Berkshire 2016, 2017 & 2018, and Best Estate Agent in Bracknell, in Berkshire and in the South East, 2018.

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