For this month’s community news, we wanted to showcase some of the achievements of Dawson’s extended family.
Amanda, of our Gorseinon branch, has written about her family. Her daughter Hollie who is 10 has recently represented Wales on behalf of her club West Street Gymnastics in Gorseinon. She competed in two competitions in Albershausen Germany and Scotland. She obtained a silver medal in Scotland but did not medal in Germany due to tough competition and her placing 10th out of 17. She has only been doing gymnastics for just over 2 years and trains for over 14 hours a week after school and once a month with the Welsh Squad for 6 hours.
Ian, Amanda’s husband, started his journey in 2013 to become a 6 Star Medal Holder running Marathons in Tokyo, Boston, New York, Berlin, Chicago and London. He has raised over £14k for The Kids Cancer charity based on Walter Road Swansea and even though he has fulfilled his dream he continues to raise much-needed funds for the charity. Whilst running in Boston he had the three names of the victims tragically killed in the Boston bombings in 2013, Krystle Campbell, Martin Richards and Lu Lingzi printed on his running vest as a reminder to him why he was running.
The hottest topic in the industry news for the last 6 weeks has been the very public fall of one of the biggest worldwide online agents. The stock price has fallen, they have pulled out of several countries and things aren’t looking very good for the agent which, to be fair to them, did hold a decent section of the market for the last 10 years. We wanted to list a few reasons as to why you should choose Dawsons over online agents.
- Paying up front
In most cases, you have to pay online estate agents up front, rather than on completion of your sale. If your property doesn’t sell, you want to switch from the online estate agent or they go out of business (like eMoov did in 2018, and House Network in 2019), then you’ll lose your money.
- Valuing your home
Even those online agents with “local property experts” often aren’t local enough to know your area and your road well enough to value it accurately.
- Unusual properties
If your home won’t be easy to sell, you may struggle without the expertise of a local, high street agent such as ourselves.
- Conducting viewings
Where you opt not to pay extra to have viewings conducted for you, you need to be comfortable showing people around your home.
- Time commitment
Managing everything yourself can take up more time than if you had a very good high street estate agent dealing with everything for you
- In house services
Check the fee advertised isn’t conditional on you using the agent’s in-house services, like their recommended mortgage broker or conveyancer.
3 top tips for choosing the right estate agent
- Sometimes the highest price can be quite attractive, however, for some estate agents, this can be used as a trick to win an instruction and there is nothing worse than a property having to drip-drop their price over months.
- Choose an agent with a large local presence & proactive staff because it is the team or the team members who ultimately do the work and get the deal done. The more local the staff, the more they can sell the benefits of the location.
- A well-recommended brand and ultimately an agent that will sell your home so ask around for recommendations from local friends or the online community for success stories.
The upcoming auction on June 12th has already had lots of interest. At the time of writing, we have 17 properties available, with 4 already sold before auction day.
Remember all we need to sell is a buyer who is ready to proceed and a completed legal pack. Pre-auction sales are under the same auction conditions of a 10% deposit + any fees listed in the contract at the time of exchange, with a 28-day completion.
Click HERE for Auction Listings.
Our next auction is August 14th so if you are looking to sell a surplus property in any condition, or if you are looking for a quick sale, and don’t want the hassle of buyers messing you around, get in touch!
Dawsons Auction Department ☎︎ 01792 478903/4 for your free valuation.
Fine & Country Focus
Brandy House, Landimore, North Gower
Offers Over £699,995
Magically situated on the water’s edge providing astonishing panoramas across the great salt marsh and estuary. On a clear day, you have vistas as far across the estuary to Burry Port. You also have the joy of observing woodland backdrop, wildlife such as birds, herons, ducks, and much more.
Brandy House would be perfect for anyone who appreciates a peaceful countryside and water’s edge setting and those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle thanks to the glorious Gower being on your doorstep.
57 Barbers, Vivian Road, SA2 0UN
Part of our reward card scheme, if you have a Dawsons reward card you can get 10% off your hair cut. Either book online, call or pop in to see Darren, Callum and Tash.
Are you considering a career in Estate Agency, Property Management or Surveying? Click HERE for current vacancies.
Reward Card Update
K&R Construction: 10% discount on labour costs (we purchase all materials via Exall & Jones so your card can be used here with us).
Exall & Jones: Variable % discount on many products
Ask a member of our team for information on how to get one of our exclusive Reward cards providing you with discounts and offers in many local companies throughout Swansea & Llanelli or click HERE.
Relocation Agent Network
Take part in our #RANFoodbank10k fundraising event and help us support the nation’s food banks and tackle poverty in the UK. We are asking participating Relocation Agent Network members to collect items of food, and other supplies, between 13 June and 20 June 2019, with the aim of collecting 10,000 items!
You can drop long life items of food into any one of our Dawsons Offices. Last year we raised an amazing 2,400+ of food for local food banks. This was a third of all food raised by all Relocation Specialist Agents across the UK. This year we want to double what we did last year. Help us do that.
Dawsons Mortgage Advice Bureau
Not all advisors offer the same service
Speaking with an independent financial advisor is often the last steppingstone that buyers take before settling on a mortgage deal that they wish to pursue.
But why stop there? A common misconception is that all independent advisors offer the same service, as well as having access to the same number of lenders and deals. However, this is just not the case!
Dawsons Mortgage Advice Bureau is part of a leading mortgage network, with access to over 12’000 mortgages from over 90 lenders, can you advisor offer the same? Just by comparing different advisors, you could save hundreds of pounds, making the process of buying a property a little less challenging, and it’s free to out!
Find out how much you could be saving by calling your local Dawsons office today. We can help with first-time buyers, re-mortgages, buy-to-let, help to buy & more. Click HERE for information on our mortgage advisors.