We confirm all viewing appointments by telephone, SMS and email and follow this up with an SMS viewing reminder prior to the appointment time. This helps to minimize those frustrating no-shows and increases foot-traffic to the property giving us a greater chance of finding a buyer.
The Guild of Professional Estate Agents
We are an established member of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, the number one Independent Estate Agency Network approaching 800 offices. We network our properties with hundreds of other members throughout the UK and also offer regional magazine advertising, a national referral system, advertising from a national property centre in London’s Park Lane and an exclusive property portal www.guildproperty.co.uk.
We advertise our properties free of charge in high quality Property & Lifestyle magazines produced every 6 weeks. The magazines are distributed both locally and regionally through fellow members of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and they really increase the visibility of your property to the right target market.
We recognize the power of video and digital marketing and our online TV channel is prominently listed on the homepage of our website. Abbey TV carries local and national property listings, property videos, our latest E-Zine and information on our exceptional service.
Every two weeks we email our electronic magazine (E-Zine) to all applicants on our database. The E-Zine contains details/video of each property we are selling and the regular distribution of the E-Zine ensures your property isn’t missed by the star buyer who’s only just registered! The latest E-Zine is also available through our website. Click here for our latest E-Zine
Property Video Tours
We produce a FREE property videoette tour for every property we market. These quality short videos highlight the best features of the property in eye-catching video format and we list them within our E-Zines, web TV channel and on Rightmove.
Social Media Engagement
We recognize the importance of social media as another strong advertising medium and we have our own regularly updated Facebook and Twitter pages to fully engage with all the social media addicts.
Extensive Applicant Database
As well as using the latest cutting edge technology to market our properties we still recognize the importance of a good applicant register and our offices are adding prospective buyers on a daily basis who are regularly contacted via phone, SMS or email with new instructions, E-Zines and price changes.
We add a detailed floor plan to every property listing both on the sales particulars and online. We are regularly told by purchasers that these are vital in their decision making process, so every property gets one!
We consider this a vital part of our role as your Agent and all viewing appointments, where possible, will be accompanied by a member of the Abbey team. We can then provide our client with immediate feedback from the viewing to act upon if necessary. We also believe our presence at the viewing is important from a security angle.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
An energy performance certificate is required in most cases when you sell or let a property. This is something we can easily arrange on your behalf with a local energy assessor who will carry out the inspection within a matter of days so as not to delay the marketing.
Property Portal Advertising
We will advertise your property as standard on the best portals as well as our own instantly updated responsive website and The Guild of Professional Estate Agents exclusive property portal.
Expert Local Knowledge & Experienced Staff
Our extensive knowledge of the West Oxfordshire market is second to none with two front-line Directors having over 50 combined Agency experience. Furthermore our staff are all born & bred in the local area and can really sell the benefits of West Oxfordshire as an amazing place to live.
Our two established village offices are ideally placed to cover the whole of West Oxfordshire and by using the latest cloud based Agency software we fully market all properties from both offices. Two Agents for the price of one!
We will always offer a very competitive fee structure on a no sale – no fee basis. Whilst not the cheapest Agent around we charge a fair and reasonable fee for a truly professional and personal service and we do not tie our clients’ into long and restrictive sole agency agreements. Don’t leave it to chance and choose an Agent based on the lowest fee as this is likely to reflect the level of service you receive.
The Property Ombudsman
Abbey Properties are a long established member of The Property Ombudsman, the only independent redress system for Estate Agents in the UK. Relax in the knowledge that we follow a strict code of practice.
Over the years we’ve built up some excellent local contacts in the West Oxfordshire property sector. Our strong relationships with local Solicitors, Surveyors, Developers, Builders etc. allow us to recommend some great professional contacts to our clients and buyers alike to make the sales process a more pleasurable and personable experience.
National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA)
There is no mandatory regulation of Estate Agents. When selling probably your biggest asset use an NAEA Agent and get a professional who can give you up-to-date advice and guidance.