An Introduction to Thomas Lardner
Experience counts! Our two directors, David Thomas and Gill Lardner, have over 50 years experience in the industry; Gill has been selling in the local area for over 25 years.
Both directors continue to work full time and oversee all marketing, negotiations and transactions – our experienced team understand the pressures and stress involved in a house move and try to offer a degree of flexibility and service that many more corporate agencies fail to deliver. We care deeply about our customers’ experience of buying, selling and letting property, which can often prove to be a stressful time. We are proud of the level of repeat business, returning customers and recommendations that we receive.
During the selling and buying process, our customers can expect regular marketing feedback and advice to ensure the property remains current and appealing. To accommodate the busy lives many people lead, we stay open longer than most other offices. We don’t provide false extended hours by re-directing calls to a remote message taking facility. We are generally open from 8am to 7pm during the week, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We regularly agree sales on a Sunday afternoon when many Estate Agents are closed!
Be seen and stay seen. In a crowded market we know how important it is to stand out. We have comprehensive coverage in the area and our targeted marketing will bring the right results for our customers.
Our high street location, with its large corner window displays and rolling TV property display, gives us maximum visibility. High quality photographs present each property in the best possible light.
We advertise regularly in:
- Local press;
- and most other leading websites, as required;
- Local community publications.
Our own website, and other leading portals, provide instant email alerts of new instructions to thousands of waiting potential buyers and tenants.
As well as our online presence, we believe in the personal touch and provide an accompanied viewing service.
We also make floor plans available for each property as we know a lot of buyers find this even more useful than the property descriptions.
At Thomas Lardner we don’t over-value properties in order to win instructions. Similarly, we will not under-value to ensure a quick sale. Every valuation is supported by detailed comparable evidence of recent sales and currently available properties along with our unrivalled local knowledge.
Lettings and Management
We take great care to ensure that tenants and owners alike have peace of mind. ALL our managed properties are overseen by a locally based company director, with a supporting team, who always have your best interests at heart. We do not ‘farm out’ the management of our properties to a central (often remote) office.
We ensure that tenants are carefully referenced and pre-qualified. We hold check-in and check-out appointments with tenants. It is very important that your property is well cared for and maintained; to ensure this, regular inspections are carried out. All maintenance issues are dealt with and an ‘out of office hours’ emergency maintenance service is also available.
The condition of your property is carefully recorded through numerous colour photographs.
All deposits are securely lodged with the Governments’ Deposit Protection Service. We have an excellent track record in reducing vacant periods to an absolute minimum.
Service You Return to
Many of our client’s have trusted us to sell or let their homes time and time again as we have helped them to secure their first homes, family homes, their perfect homes or their retirement homes.
For most clients a house sale or purchase is an exciting, optimistic time but some we have helped have faced financial hardship, redundancy, lost loved ones or endured the breakdown of a relationship. On all occasions we have strived to be professional, honest, trustworthy and compassionate. Most importantly, we have been available when needed with honest and constructive advice, never losing sight of what is in the best interest of our clients.
Many people have trusted us to sell or let their homes, we hope you will.