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The truth about large firms of estate agents

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For those of you that are looking to buy or sell a house you are very likely to look to the services of an estate agent, more likely turning to one of the well established large corporate style agents. And why wouldn’t you? Your first impression is a large chained organisation promising to deliver a personal service with the intention to sell your house very quickly for a sole fee.

But in reality this is far from the truth. Estate agents are seen to have a bad name in the public eye as they offer unfulfilled promises and portrayed as being in the same league as some of the most loathed traders, yes we are talking about bankers and politicians.

Let me tell you a bit about multi branch estate agents. These estate agents promise you access to buyers from their other branches located in other towns. This may sound fantastic but if you were to put yourself in the shoes of a buyer looking to buy a home in East Preston, you would be very unlikely to go to any agent other than those in East Preston. You would not go into a branch in Chichester, for example, or Littlehampton or Arundel!

They are not all like that! Small resident owner independent local estate agents deal with their clients in a personal way offering each and every one of their clients a close and trusting relationship. Specialising in the local area they have the experience and expertise to match the perfect home with a buyer taking all their requirements on board. Their offices are places where you can drop by for a chat which are often pillars in the community. Small local estate agents are very passionate about their business and therefore do not limit their availability. They understand the need for an immediate response sometimes and for the reason are not seen as typical 9-5 estate agents.

Ask yourself why many brands try to play down the large corporate ‘pile it high sell it cheap’ image. Why do Green & Blacks chocolate sound like really small chocolatiers and hide the fact that the multi-national Cadburys/KRAFT foods own them? Why do Innocent smoothies hide it’s owned by Coca Cola? Because people appreciate, like a Savile row tailor for the utmost in quality you need to use a small specialist.

There are so many benefits to sellers and buyers choosing a small estate agent. Yes they do have a smaller number of homes to market but this only means they can allocate a larger amount of resource to each. Larger chains don’t have the capacity to give each client the service they deserve.

Let me introduce you to Cooper Adams.

A forward thinking and approachable small estate agency that prides themselves in being extremely hands on. With our experience and expertise we can offer a unique service to every single person that steps foot inside our office. Cooper Adams stands out from the crowd because every staff member is required to visit a property before bringing it to market. There is nothing worse than an individual enquiring about a property to be simply told that their questions will have to be put on hold until someone is available to answer. The selling agent needs to be passionate and as the saying goes you need to know what you are selling.

The question should no longer be why choose a small independent estate agent but how to? And the answer is Cooper Adams. Take a look at our 12 promises before you make the decision as to when a large corporate agency or a small one would work for you.

Larger estate agents make the headlines but the good ones such as Cooper Adams make clients happy with minimum fuss but maximum care.

If you have any questions about our approach, or would like a free valuation of your property for sale or rent, please do get in touch, or even if you’re just mulling things over – we’ll be pleased to help however we can.

Please do get in touch
Call: 01903 770055 Visit: cooper-adams.com

Winter tips for selling or letting your home

Cooper Adams candles

Winter can be the best time to sell, there may be less on the market – so less competition. Viewers are more serious in the winter braving the elements to view your home.

Our tips on selling your home in the winter

  1. Tidy the entrance of your property, clear away all leaves and scrape away any snow and ice.
  2. Winter pansies in pots can also brighten up the front of your property.
  3. Make sure any photos are done without Christmas decorations and on a sunny day.
  4. Make your home nice and cosy with the heating on and if you have one a lovely  lit fire.
  5. Put all the lights and lamps on but not too bright – for the cosy effect.
  6. Maybe light some subtle scented candles.
  7. Dry any window panes if there is condensation.
  8. And lastly soft background music can make the viewers feel relaxed.

If you need to sell or let and want advice tailored for your property call us on 01903 770055

(Candles photograph by Shaun Adams)


East Preston Film Night sponsored by Cooper Adams Estate Agents presents – RUSH

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Showing: Sunday 24 November 2013

Tickets on Sale from now


Venue will be the Conservative Hall, Sea Road.
Tickets only £6.00.
Doors open 7.00pm, with film starting at 7.30pm.
Ticket sales outlets Sea View Stores & Hedgers Newsagents, both in Sea Road.

Run time 122 mins

Chris Hemsworth puts pedal to the metal in the high-octane story of rival Formula 1 legends James Hunt and Niki Lauda. It’s 1976 and Formula 1 motor racing is dominated by two contrasting larger-than-life personalities. Austrian-born Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) is a technically brilliant driver who worked his way methodically through the ranks to claim the number one spot at Ferrari. His rival at McLaren is handsome, charismatic, blond Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). Hunt’s skill behind the wheel belies a louche playboy image. But this is a sport where vehicles and drivers are pushed to the absolute limit. Death can be just a heartbeat away! Written by Oscar nominated ‘The Queen’ screenwriter Peter Morgan, ‘Rush’ is another nail-biting true story of triumph and tragedy from ‘Apollo 13’ director Ron Howard. The thrilling golden age of Formula 1 is meticulously re-created, while the sporting rivalry is brought brilliantly to life by Daniel Bruhl and ‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth.

20% of Cooper Adams’ buyers are from London & Surrey

where our buyers come from chart 672We are part of a network of 1,350 member offices, and 60 in London so your property is available to buyers whether they’re in Chichester, Bath, London or anywhere.

The majority of our buyers whether local or London search online – we are on all the main websites and our own website is live constantly updated  throughout the day.

We also get many London buyers come in to the office with their exact requirements registering with us particularly looking in this area.

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