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Sketty Renovation Project

A Sketty Renovation Project

Firstly, thank you to James Matthews of JM BUILDING CONTRACTORS, for coming along and allowing us to video him (on our phone) about the amazing renovation project he has been working on over the past 2 years:

Secondly, we hope that if you are inspired to take on a renovation project, that you will contact us in the first instance and let us guide you to the right project for your budget & skill-set.

Thirdly, watch James talk about his first renovation project and take a look at the amazing before and after photos, from his work at 26 Beaconsfield Way, Sketty.

James put his unique stamp on the property, which he purchased in March 2017, opting for a large open plan design with a large rear extension.  Due to his tight budget, it was imperative for James to rely upon his relationship with Alison, the associate valuer at Sketty office, who went out on a limb to ensure that James got hold of the property for the best price, in order to utilise his savings for the work!

James and his family moved into their newly renovated home in March 2018 and are now working on the garden & garage, before the project is complete and the property can be sold.   Here are some of the photos from the project so far.

Refurbishment project in Beaconsfield Way Sketty
Before Photos
Refurbishment project in Beaconsfield Way Sketty
Roof being refurbished
Refurbishment project in Beaconsfield Way Sketty
Kitchen & Lounge almost completed

We are sure you will agree it is, indeed, an amazing project and showcases the work James & his building team can do.  If you are considering a renovation project there are 2 contacts to add to your planning list:

Alison Morris
(Associate and Valuer)

90 Gower Road
Sketty
Swansea
SA2 9BZ

Tel: 01792 299655

JM Building Contractors

Tel:01792 201 448
Tel: 07837 488 350
Email: info@jmbuildingcontractors.co.uk

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Looking Back as we look forward into 2019

Round-up of 2018

As we head into a brand new year, we look back over the past year at Dawsons and all of the amazing community events we have been involved with, money raised for so many good causes, and a wonderful team of people, all of whom have given their time & effort voluntarily.  Thank you Dawsons Team and to everyone who has donated!

Happy 2019, let’s hope it’s an amazing one!

January

Christmas Jumper Day in aid of ‘Save the Children’

Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day 2017

February

Our Valentine competition winner enjoying breakfast at The Optimist

valentine competition at The Optimist 2017

March

Our branches collecting for the West Wales Poundies

EASTER FUNDRAISER for west wales poundies

April

Climbing Pen Y Fan for the Neonatal Unit

pen y fan climb for Neonatal Ward WALESSeveral of our Dawsons babies have spent time in the unit, not least George on the left whose life was saved there seven years ago and completed the strenuous walk with the Dawsons banner in his rucksack.

May

Our ‘Sell your home for free’ competition winner

SELL YOUR HOME FOR FREE

June

#OneThousandItemsOfFood for Trussell Trust Food Bank via Agents Giving & Relocation Agent Network

Thousand items of Food for Trussell Food Bank

Collecting food for the homeless

July

“Safe as Houses” supporting the child safety wristbands at Wales Airshow

Children's Safety Wristbands

WRIST BANDS FOR CHILD SAFETY AT WALES AIR SHOW

August

Sponsoring and taking part in the Burry port Raft Race in aid of the RNLI and Afia Banjul Football Association

burry port raft race for RNLI 2017

September

Macmillan coffee mornings across the branches

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

October

Dawsons Langland Litter Pickers.

litterpick langland 2018

November

Sam’s curry night as she heads off on Maternity leave, whilst undergoing chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.

SAM & LUKE BRAVE THE SHAVE

Sams Breast Cancer curry night

December

Mr X Donations for underprivileged local children.

MR X COLLECTION FOR UNDER PRIVILEGED CHILDREN

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Take a selfie with Elfie Part Four

COMPETITION
Dawsons Take a selfe with elfie competition to win a Christmas HamperThroughout December we are posting a picture of the Dawsons Elfie on 50 Property Marketing Boards at homes all over the Swansea Area. We encourage you to stop, pop out your phone, and take a selfie with Elfie. Then you just need to post it onto one of our Social Media platforms and during w/c 17th December we shall pic our favourite selfie, and the winner will receive a Dawsons Christmas Hamper of Goodies* in time for Christmas. Click the icon to go to our social media pages:

Dawsons Twitter Page

Dawsons Property Facebook Page

Continuing on from Blog Three (Days 13 to 18) which you can read HERE

 

#WHACKYWEDNESDAY

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Day 19 of Elfie´s adventures: There is one more partner who Elfie is yet to meet. This particular partner can be found lowering the hammer at Dawsons Auctions…Elfie thinks this sounds like great fun but first he needs to get the hammer away from James…

 

#TRADINGTHURSDAY

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Day 20 of Elfie´s story: Having taken control of the auction gabble, Elfie decides to run the show at the Auction!

 

 

 

 

#FLEECINGFRIDAY

14191004-EZSZIouODay 21: Elfie has noticed a collection of shiny awards around the place, Elfie feels these would look lovely in his new home and so he has decided to go and gather some of them up, gold medal from Lettings, Silver from Sales and the lovely new RAN trophy (nothing like some lovely art).

 

#SMASHINGSATURDAY

14191004-5jhvc0sdDay 22 of Elfie’s adventures! Feeling a little overwhelmed by his achievements so far, Elfie wants to go to winter wonderland to enjoy the rides. Being such a little elf though, Elfie knew he wouldn’t be allowed on the rides, however he has seen a wonderful space right here in his new home that he can use to make his own winter Wonderland, much to Ricky’s dismay!

#SPIRITEDSUNDAY

JWj4PDay 23 of Elfie´s story: Beaming with pride knowing he has achieved the mischief he had set out to do, Elfie sits back with Jo (after Jo has secured her trophies!) and shares a lovely

#MARVELLOUSMONDAY

JWjAaDay 24: Tired of Elfie´s naughty ways, Tim and Chris track Elfie down and decide its time for Elfie to leave Swansea, secured to the back of a car. Chris and Tim wave him on his way to his next adventure.drink…or three.

 

 

Dawsons Property Autumn Round Up

Monthly round-up October

Dawsons staff carry out a litter pick sweep of the Langland Bay

Beach cleaning volunteers from DawsonsSeveral of our team donned blue gloves and set out to litter pick at one of Swansea’s most used beaches on the last day of the school holidays.   Several bags of rubbish were collected, which included glass, plastic and unwanted clothes.  We hope that we didn’t walk off with anyone’s clothes whilst they were out swimming….!!

Dawsons reached new heights

Raising Money for Huntingdons DiseaseOur lettings director Ricky Purdy braved the heights and climbed Mount Snowdon to raise money for a friend and work associate Dominic Subbiani who has recently been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease.  Ricky, and several other agents and industry suppliers, braved the Welsh mountain along with Dom himself, to raise funds for the Huntingdon’s Disease Association. They are still fundraising should you wish to donate please do so via Just Giving.  Raised at time of publishing: £37,486

Facebook launch property platform

Dawsons Properties Hit Facebook MarketplaceAugust saw the collaboration of property platforms such as Zoopla and On the Market begin advertising all available properties For Sale or Rent on Facebook platform ‘Marketplace’.  

Customers can now complete their property searches as they scroll through their profile feeds, giving another alternative of property searching at any hour of the day.  You can even send a request directly to our sales or lettings teams, and we will be in contact with you during office hours to discuss your requirements and arrange viewings.

Auction News

Dawsons Property Auctions SwanseaOur last Auction of the year is fast approaching on the 21st November get those empty properties moved before the Winter period hits us! Contact Dawsons Auction Team today on 01792 646060 and save on the heating bills plus have the money in the bank by Christmas! 

Our next auction will take place at the Swansea Marriot at 3pm.  All types of property considered, residential, commercial and land.

Relocation Agent Network Update:

Relocation Agent Network specialist Naomi Smythe from Dawsons PropertyRelocation Agent Network Specialist George Richards

Huge congratulations to Naomi Smythe, (our fastest ever employee to pass her @RelocationAgent exams) and George Richards of our Mumbles sales team who are now accredited Relocation Agents!

We’re the only agent in Swansea to have relocation specialists working out of all of our branches, working with “RAN” Relocation Agent Network, the world’s largest relocation company, with a UK network of some 700 offices.

You can find out all about the Dawsons relocation service on our short video:

Reward Card Update:

Welcome to our newest reward card business:

57 Barbers of Swansea

57 Barbers SwanseaOnline booking: 57barbers.nearcut.com Phone: 07944604868

Opening Hours:

Monday 9-6pm, Tuesday 9-6pm, Wednesday 9-6pm, Thursday 9-7pm, Friday 9-6pm, Saturday 8-4pm.

 

Career Hotline:

Are you considering a career in Estate Agency, Property Management or Surveying? Check out our current vacancies here:  http://www.dawsonsproperty.co.uk/career.php

DAWSONS ESTATE AGENTS IN KILLAY

Killing It In Killay

Going the extra mile is our motto at Killay Branch.  It is an absolute pleasure to make our clients happy, that’s what our jobs are all about after all.

It is probably due to this fact that our Killay branch is absolutely “killing it” and smashing our targets for sales and lettings.

Watch Callum Thomas (our sales negotiator) on his very first video, talking about the property current market, the asking prices being achieved, the speed at which property is being sold, some of the best areas (for instance Gowerton, Elmer Estate, North Gower) and how Dawsons are the market leaders.  We think that Callum is a total pro in front of the camera, so watch out for many more videos to come!

Callum and Sharon from our Killay Branch pictured on a valuation and measure-up at a property in Penclawdd North Gower.  The house had so much land that the vendor requires 4 tractors! Of course, the Dawsons guys had to have a go and get a picture with them!

DAWSONS KILLAY ESTATE AGENTS

If you have a property (or a farm!!) to sell or rent in the Killay area, why not contact Callum or his colleagues:

419 Gower Road
Killay
Swansea
SA2 7AN

Tel: 01792 298014

Email: ki@dawsonsproperty.co.uk

http://www.dawsonsproperty.co.uk/killay-branch.php

Selling through Dawsons Property

Why should you use a High Street estate agent?

Traditional agents have evolved hugely over the past decade, blending technology and good customer service; so what do Dawsons do in order to give you the right balance?
As an estate agency customer we always prefer to speak with you in person, face-to-face or on the telephone, however, we appreciate email is easy, quick and great for confirming any points discussed. We also have our social media messages manned outside of office hours, so you can reach us at a time convenient to you.
Every member of Dawson’s sales team takes personal ownership of the transaction process.  We do everything possible to manage your sale through to exchange of contracts and, ultimate completion.  When choosing an agent, many sellers overlook this area of huge importance, which can determine whether you end up moving or not.  It really is where Dawson’s service comes to the forefront.
When starting the marketing process, this may seem far off, but just as we plan your marketing strategy together, (online, in print, by video),  we also need to think about what happens once you have an offer agreed.   What are your expectations and what will Dawsons be doing for you, in comparison with other agencies you may be considering?
Looking even further ahead, it’s also worth thinking about completion and the process for handing over of keys on moving day. Dawsons is a one-stop-shop in terms of mortgage and insurance advice as well as conveyancing and survey services, plus we have recommendations available for all of the associated moving services. This will take away the headache of a stressful time.
Thinking of selling?
Dawsons is a selected member of Relocation Agent Network, who has chosen us as Swansea’s Local Expert, based on our customer service and a variety of other criteria.
Not only does this prove our credentials as one of the area’s leading
estate agents, but through our Network membership, we are able to offer sellers a completely unique channel of buyer that no other estate agent in Swansea can provide.
Relocating?
Visit http://www.dawsonsproperty.co.uk/relocation.php to
find out more.

Mark Matthews - the winner of Dawsons' Sell your House for Free competition

Nurse Mark named as Dawsons’ winner of ‘sell your home for free’ competition

Dawsons Property is delighted to announce Mark Matthews as the winner of their ‘Sell Your Home for Free’ competition.

Mark, who has put his house on the market with Dawsons in Heol Islwyn, Penyrheol, for £120,000, will get his fees for free from the leading south Wales estate agent.

A nurse at Neath Port Talbot hospital Mark was the lucky winner who was randomly picked out ahead of scores of eligible Dawsons clients. Anyone who put their property up for sale were entered in to the competition with the winner paying no agent fees.

“I was absolutely delighted to find out I had won this competition especially as I have just had a bad experience with an online agent.  It’s a win-win situation for me,” said Mark.

Mark Matthews' home in Heol Islwyn
Mark Matthews’ home in Heol Islwyn

“Dawsons sold a house for me a few years ago but this time I decided to go with the online agent after being seduced by their claims of low fees, which I now massively regret, as has left me ‘out of pocket’ and my property not sold.

“Dawsons are especially pro-active with that personal touch and I think that goes a long way when you are selling a property.”

Jo Summerfield-Talbot, Dawsons’ Director of Sales, said: “We are delighted Mark has emerged as winner of our competition especially as he has had such a bad experience previously.

“Being a Hight Street agent it is all about the close-knit communities we work within, so we decided it would be a great idea to try and give something back to the lucky winner by selling their home for free. It has been a great success and congratulations to Mark.”

MAIN CAPTION: L-R Competition winner Mark Matthews with Nicola Fulford, Dawsons’ BranchManager at the Gorseinon branch, and Simon McClaren, Dawsons’ Senior Sales Negotiator at Dawsons’ Gorseinon branch.

Kingsley Amis's old house in The Grove, Uplands

Dawsons to put Kingsley Amis’s blue plaque house on the market

The Swansea house where writer Kingsley Amis wrote his world-renowned novel Lucky Jim is going up for sale.

The house, which has a blue plaque outside with Amis’s name on, is in The Grove in Uplands and is due to go on the market for £259,999 with Dawsons Property.

Amis lived in the house between 1951 and 1956 during which time he was a lecturer at Swansea University. Lucky Jim was published in 1954. In total Amis was a lecturer at the University for 12 years until 1961.

Amis said that his days in Swansea were among his happiest and referred to Swansea as: “a place of earth I know best, better than any part of London and the place I feel most at home in.”

The blue plaque on The Grove, Uplands
The blue plaque on The Grove, Uplands

The house is currently owned by retired teacher Paul Thomas and his head teacher wife Kerry.

Mr Thomas said: “The fact that Kingsley Amis once lived in here was definitely one of the selling points.”

The blue plaque was unveiled at the front of the house, commemorating Amis’s time there in 2015. Amis also wrote That Uncertain Feeling while at The Grove which was turned into a Swansea-set movie starring Peter Sellers.

The property comprises of three reception rooms, kitchen and utility room with WC to the ground floor. To the first and second floors there are five bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Dawsons’ Senior Partner Chris Hope said: “This is an exceptional chance to own a house with a lot of history. It’s not very often that properties come on the market adorning a blue plaque. I expect it to be a sought-after property.

“Kingsley Amis is one of the UK’s literary giants and the fact that the house is in Uplands, not far from where Dylan Thomas was born in Cwmdonkin Drive, just goes to show the cultural history Swansea has to offer.”

Caroline Pritchard

Caroline gains Relocation accreditation after just months on Dawsons’ staff

Caroline Pritchard from Dawsons in Llanelli is celebrating after becoming an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist.

Caroline only joined Dawsons in Nov’ 2017 and only began her RAN training in Feb 2018, so it is a significant achievement.

The accreditation was awarded by Relocation Agent Network and is achieved by completing a comprehensive online training programme, The Importance of Service.

Dawsons’ Senior Partner Chris Hope said: “We take staff development very seriously and Caroline’s Relocation Agent Network accreditation is a great example of what can be achieved when staff are supported properly to improve their skill set.

“Of course, having a Relocation Agent Specialist in the team is also great for our relocating customers.”

A national network of independent estate agents (of which Dawsons is a member), Relocation Agent Network introduced the training programme to ensure each of their members provides the very highest customer service to those relocating around the UK.

To be successfully accredited, participants must complete three phases of learning, which begins with four training sessions on the importance of customer service. This is followed by three online seminars covering the Relocation Agent Network Referral Process and how best to help customers who are relocating around the UK. Finally, participants must convert their theoretical learning into a practical skill set by delivering assistance to three relocating customers.

By working with fellow members across England, Scotland and Wales, Relocation Agent Network members provide an exclusive relocation referral service to customers. For those relocating to Llanelli, Dawsons guides their customers through the daunting task of moving to an unfamiliar location. This includes local area information on schools and amenities, popular neighbourhoods and (of course) finding the right property for them. The introduction of a Relocation Agent Specialist to the Dawsons’ team, ensures that this process is made even smoother.

Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director, Richard Tucker said: “Selected by us as the best independent estate agent to represent the Network in Llanelli, Dawsons have proved themselves as the area’s Local Expert. So with the addition of an in-house Relocation Agent Specialist, they have gone one step further to provide relocating buyers and sellers with the very best customer service.”

 

Natalie Dare

Natalie celebrating after becoming a Relocation Agent Specialist

Natalie Dare from Dawsons’ branch in Sketty is celebrating after becoming an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist.

The accreditation was awarded by Relocation Agent Network (RAN) and is achieved by completing a comprehensive online training programme, The Importance of Service.

A national network of independent estate agents (of which Dawsons is a member), RAN introduced the training programme to ensure each of their members provides the very highest customer service to those relocating around the UK.

Dawsons’ Senor Partner, Chris Hope said: “We take staff development very seriously and Natalie’s Relocation Agent Network accreditation is a great example of what can be achieved when staff are supported properly to improve their skill set.

“Of course, having a Relocation Agent Specialist in the team is also great for our relocating customers.”

To be successfully accredited, participants must complete three phases of learning, which begins with four training sessions on the importance of customer service. This is followed by three online seminars covering the Relocation Agent Network Referral Process and how best to help customers who are relocating around the UK. Finally, participants must convert their theoretical learning into a practical skill set by delivering assistance to three relocating customers.

By working with fellow members across England, Scotland and Wales, Relocation Agent Network members provide an exclusive relocation referral service to customers. For those relocating to Sketty, Dawsons guides their customers through the daunting task of moving to an unfamiliar location. This includes local area information on schools and amenities, popular neighbourhoods and (of course) finding the right property for them. The introduction of a Relocation Agent Specialist to the Dawsons team, ensures that this process is made even smoother.

Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director, Richard Tucker said: “Selected by us as the best independent estate agent to represent the Network in Sketty, Dawsons have proved themselves as the area’s Local Expert. So with the addition of an in-house Relocation Agent Specialist, they have gone one step further to provide relocating buyers and sellers with the very best customer service.”