We’re a “new to letting” husband/wife team who have been letting with Julie as our agent since we were introduced to her by a mutual friend just under a year ago. At this time were looking to invest in the property market to supplement income, but had been given what turned out to be some very bad advice by another letting agent. Talking to Julie at that time was like a breath of fresh air. She was friendly, obviously very experienced, knew the local market extremely well and was quite happy to give us clear and sound advice as a prospective landlord. She reviewed the details of the property in question with no commitment on our part and it’s no understatement to say that without her insight we would have missed an exceptional investment opportunity.
We’ve now let our third property through Julie and will soon be looking for the fourth. She knows what lets quickly, how to present them and has an experienced eye for market rates. She’s helped us decide what to buy and what work needs, and almost as important, doesn’t need to be done on them. By following her advice we’ve achieved all of our target rents and haven’t had a property on the market for more than a day!
Her tenant searches and checks are thorough and benefit from the “personal touch” of face-to-face contact. This and her regular property inspections go a long way to taking stress and worry out of letting, in fact for us it’s been an enjoyable experience. Her rates are also extremely competitive and I expect to continue working with Julie for many years to come and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to other landlords/potential landlords.