BUSINESS AS USUAL
Following the Prime Minister’s most recent announcement of another Lockdown, Lonsdales can confirm that the HOUSING MARKET is STAYING OPEN. Sales can continue and viewing/market appraisal activity can take place – obviously within the safety guidelines as prescribed by government already in place. Eg., no more than two people (from the same household) per viewing, social distancing to be observed, masks to be worn & sanitiser applied to hands prior to entry to properties & offices, touching of surfaces/door handles etc to be discouraged, we advise vendors to open windows and clean their property after appointments. For further information please log onto the govt website; www.gov.uk National lockdown: Stay at Home
If you or anybody at your property has cold or flu symptoms, has a temperature and/or a persistent cough, loss of taste/smell or are self-isolating please let us know as soon as possible and we shall cancel appointments until the advisory 14 days has passed.
If you are planning to call at any of our offices, we advise against this for the foreseeable future. Please contact us by email or telephone where at all possible. If you need to drop off any documents you can post them through our letterbox. This is not only to protect myself but also yourselves.
Whilst these are uncertain times we can assure you that, as long as people want to sell and buy properties, we will be working as hard as ever to facilitate this.
Having been established for 24 years, we are experts in our locality and have sold 100's of properties in Bradford and beyond. Customer service is our first mantra. Should you be thinking of selling we are your one stop shop for all your property requirements.
I have been President of the Bradford Estate Agents twice in 2011 and 2016, and have the distinction of being one of only 5 in the history of the Association to have done this. As an update I have now been elected in 2022 for a further 2 years Presidency.
We offer all the latest marketing with the leading portals, Rightmove, Zoopla, Residentialpeople.com, Prime location, Propertyheads and of course Social Media to secure a sale of your property. As long as the property is listed at the right price, buyers are keen to buy. The market is showing no real signs of slowdown in this Covid Pandemic period of 2020-21. Prices in Bradford are cheap compared to most parts of the country. We are not London and thank heavens we are not.
We have links to Leeds by train from two railway stations, and the area of Thackley and Idle is being developed with new housing, restaurants and bars bringing a new cosmopolitan feel to the area.
The internet has changed all forms of retail, just look down your local high street or city, shops and stores sadly closing at an alarming rate. We have also adapted and kept ourselves at the forefront of the way you can sell your home. There will be less estate agents in the next 2 years as mergers are rapidly taking place, in some peoples opinion that would not be a bad thing. If the general public wish to pay a cheaper fee to sell, then that is their perogative and we have adapted accordingly. The way of selling a home in England is now open to a vendor with various fee structures, online up front companies, part online/hybrid, all challenging and threatening the traditional model of selling your home through an estate agent. Several household large named estate agency companies are fighting back with alternative methods. That is business, and to survive one has to adapt. We have embraced digital technology and invite you to save money selling your home with our new product, www.love2move.co.uk. 2021 will certainly be interesting for the housing market, and no doubt the experts will make their new year predictions once again. We like to think we are always abreast of change, and you are welcome to discuss your house sale in 2021.
Onwards and upwards, and lets be grateful for family and friends and the life we have and enjoy, without all this doom and gloom about Covid & Brexit.
Our latest service: We now also have links with qualified buyers who can provide you with speed and certainty of sale. They will consider property in any condition, with or without tenants. You may get a slightly lower price but if speed and certainty are important this may be right for you.
We also can offer the modern method of auction which has no selling fees to yourself and also has the guarantee of a reserved deposit placed down by the buyer to secure your sale. Check out our facility at www.advancedpropertyauction.co.uk
Contact us NOW to obtain your FREE valuation report from the experts in your area now in our 24th year of selling houses in and around Bradford and West Yorkshire. I have listed just a short selection of our testimonials received over the last 24 years, taken from letters and cards received, along with the very nice kind gifts of flowers, chocolates & drinks that vendors and buyers have dropped off to our staff. Very much appreciated by us. Thank you.
Lonsdales Boutique Service offers all this to try and sell your home, 24 years of quality service at a fare price.
- Listed on the well known portals, Rightmove, Zoopla, Residentialpeople.com, Primelocation, Onedome, Propertyheads and lots more, plus Social Media, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & TikTok, the only estate agent in BD10 who does this.
- Advice on preparation for pictures, professional camera, image editing.
- Floor plans & EPC.
- Open 6 days (see hours). Out of office hours available by email 7 days a week until 8.00pm.
- Feedback on all viewings (when we can contact the viewer).
- Regular reviews.
- You only pay at the end of the sale.
- Our modern approach with all the latest technology, but with old fashion personal service.
- Simple 16 week contract - No sale No fee after 16 weeks.
- Now in our 24th year, so we would like to think we know what we are doing.
- Additional Services, Mortgage Advice, Conveyancing and Surveying link ups to help you.
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Solicitor referrals – LONSDALES have invested much time and resources to find a select panel of solicitors and conveyancers who offer very competitive fees and an excellent personal customer service. We work extremely hard with our panel to ensure that every transaction receives optimum attention and focus to ensure maximum opportunity to achieve completion. Should you choose to use one of our conveyancing panel we would normally expect to receive a referral fee for the introduction of £180 (including VAT) per transaction upon completion of a sale or purchase. These referral fees are an important integral part of our business to facilitate us being able to offer our clients a seamless as possible transaction. Whilst we do not have overall control of the conveyancing process our liaising and communication between all parties and chains involved in a transaction is a fundamental element of the process to reach exchange and completion in a timely fashion.
Modern Method of Auction – LONSDALES provide an alternative solution to traditional estate agency via Advanced Property Auction (APA) by the way of modern method of auction. This process allows us to offer our clients a different angle to marketing their properties via a commission free product where a speedier and more secure sale is required. Properties are listed onto the APA property portal and potential buyers are able to bid on the properties of interest. This marketing is in addition to all the usual marketing provided by us including Rightmove, Zoopla. Successful bidders will pay a reservation fee of 3% + VAT of the agreed purchase price (subject to a minimum of £5000 + VAT) This reservation fee covers the fees of APA. APA pay LONSDALES 70% for our dual marketing, promotion and liaising and progression of each transaction. Once the bid is accepted and the purchaser has paid the reservation fee a legally binding agreement is signed, usually agreeing to an exchange of contracts within 28 days with a further 28 days before completion.