This year so far has been a very successful one in all aspects of Clear Property.
We have met with some amazing people, sold some fantastic properties and began working with some wonderful vendors and landlords.
We are confident the rise in business will continue throughout this next quarter and more properties will come to the market throughout our sales and lettings departments. Due to the growth so far we have expanded by taking on additional staff this year who we will introduce to you below.
Not only have we been concentrating on what we do best as estate agents, but we have been working closely with local businesses and charities to bring a bit more fun into what we do! Putting something back into our local community is all part of the Clear Property ethos. We feel lending our support to a range of clubs, charities and individuals through corporate sponsorship, event participation and charitable donations really does help in building long lasting relationships with our community partners and strengthens our ties within the region, making us even better placed as local experts to help you to sell your home or purchase a new property.
So….. what have we been doing?
We supported the Age UK Exeter 10K Race which was a great opportunity for experienced runners and those looking for a new challenge to raise funds for Age UK Exeter. Our Director Kelly Forrester ran amongst the other 762 people!
Age UK is a wonderful place in which our older community can seek friendship, safety and comfort within Exeter.
Kelly is a member of the South West Road Runners Club, she added “It is one of the best 10k runs I have done, next year we will be raising sponsorship money specifically for Age UK, and all of the Clear Property team have asked if they can join in with the run! It is something we are all very much looking forward too.”
Clear Property Easter competition hosted with Puffins of Exeter Childcare
Katie who joined the Clear Property team earlier this year relocated from the North West and had to find her 3 year old son suitable child care. She chose Puffins, who have been very supportive of her move and helped in every aspect possible. Katie bursting with enthusiasm for the Easter holidays thought it would be an eggciting opportunity to work with Puffins of Exeter to launch an Easter competition which has been a great success! The prize presentation was held within our Exeter office on 28th March where the parents and children collected their prizes, certificates and chocolate treats! Included were chocolate rabbits, chocolate gruffalo’s and art sets. The first prize was collected by Zacchaeus, aged 2, taking away a family of 4 voucher for Crealy Adventure Park.
It was a really successful event and we are looking forward to working with Puffins of Exeter in the near future.
We also sponsored the 10k First Chance Event in Exeter in January, Kelly ran with the South West Road Runners, within this event Kelly also achieved her personal best! This was the First road race competition of 2015. This is a fast, flat race along paths and cycleways by the Exeter Canal and the River Exe. It was a pleasure to support such a fantastic event and we will be involved with many to come!
Our New Additions
Meet An enthusiastic member of the team Michelle is truly a people person, she has a professional, efficient and friendly approach and takes enormous delight in showing our potential tenants around the properties we have on the market. Shell also provides assistance in helping prospective tenants by guiding them through the lettings process and assisting our Office Manager with student properties and administration.
Meet Katie thrives on the day to day challenges that the letting of property brings. With an accomplished sales background and a wealth of estate agency experience Katie’s passion for people and property is evident for all to see. She welcomes the opportunity to help you, whether it is finding the right tenant for your property, managing it in your absence or maximising the financial return when letting your property. Katie offers a reliable & friendly service to guide through your letting needs.
Meet The newest addition to the Clear family Tom has lived and worked in Exeter for the majority of his life and as a result his local knowledge is extensive. He offers a personal and professional service unequalled in the area whether you are looking sell or buy a property, Tom is ready, willing and waiting to guide you through the process with unwavering enthusiasm and invaluable experience.
What a start to the year for the sales department, overwhelmed with properties coming to the market and taking offers just as fast! We have sold properties that have been on with other agents struggling to sell and also sold properties for over the asking price! With Tom joining the sales team at the beginning of the year the team really are leaving no stone unturned, their proactive and innovative approach to finding the purchasers and bringing properties to the market truly is second to none this year. Don’t forget our sales department provide valuations free of charge, and offer friendly advice wherever possible.
This year has seen a huge growth in new landlords so far, and properties being let quicker than we can order a ‘TO LET’ board! With the proactive approach and a busy database of active tenants our properties don’t seem to stick around for long at all! The lettings girls have really been pushing themselves to gain more instructions covering over 20 miles on foot in just one week alone mail dropping for new properties! We have been overwhelmed with requests from people searching for properties and asking us to find properties for them! Our lettings are that high in demand we have been running a lot of offers this quarter for new and existing landlords. We are sure that 2015 is definitely going to be a record breaking year!
We have two set of vouchers up for grabs – £100 John Lewis vouchers for placing a property to sale or to let with us, the prize draw will take place at the end of May. £100 voucher for Pipers Farm- like our Facebook page and be entered into the draw! The winner will be picked at random one we hit 2000 likes! Even our little mascot is advertising for us!
Our lettings department is offering for a limited time only 3 months free management and free tenant placement for new managed landlords – this offer expires at the end of April.
The girls are also offering a £100 deduction from fees for recommendation of new landlords!
Our sales fee is staying at 1%, with no hidden costs.
Just for fun
Through our photographers eye.
This new project we have started has taken the social media by storm! Our photographers Laura and Katie have been out in and around the Exeter areas taking some fantastic shots and our Facebook fans have been guessing where they are! You can catch up with our photographer on Facebook who will be continuing with this!
See if you can guess from the photos below where they’ve been!
What a view from our office we had, we cannot deny we weren’t a little bit distracted… since the majority of our staff were barely leaving primary school since the last one occurred it was hard to get them back into the office, good job it doesn’t happen very often! But what beautiful photos they gathered as a result!
Our Facebook page has seen a giant leap at the start of this year; we really urge all of our vendors, landlords and applicants to join us as this is increasingly becoming a very popular way to advertise your property or to find the property you are searching for! The pleasure of Facebook is that we can advertise your property before we even typed the brochure! Before we’ve even been to take pictures and it works!
Follow us today www.facebook.com/clearpropertyexeter
If you have a local business, club or charity you think we could help with please get it in contact.
JODIE’S BUMP UPDATE & SWEEPSTAKE
Jodie our Lettings Manager is in her final stages of her pregnancy now! With the June due date creeping up on her and this being Clear Propertys’ first baby we are overly excited, especially since we do not know if we are having a girl or a boy!! We are having a sweepstake for closest guess to the sex and weight. We have launched a group on Facebook where you can enter your guess and send any well wishes!
Jodie will be due to leave us in May however will be returning approximately nine months later!
Katie will be standing in for Jodie until her return.
Top Testimonials for the quarter of 2015
Thank you so much for your help with our first property purchase. We were blown away by the speed in which you found a tenant for us- only 5 days after we had completed on the purchase! We have been impressed with your services and will defiantly use you again in the future.
– Sarah and Mike Wright
Many thanks for the efficient and professional manner in which you have conducted our business and I look forward to future occasions.
– Mr Fraser-Holland
They are simply the best agents we have had in 20 years as landlords in Herts and Devon. Kelly and her team have delivered a totally reliable, professional service which has been second to none.
– E. Cooper