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Why Landlords prefer to use a High Street Agent to rent their property

5 Key reasons why landlords prefer to use a high street agencyAlthough landlords want the fee to be as reasonable as possible, 81% are willing to pay a fair fee for the service they receive.

5 Key reasons why landlords prefer to use a high street agency5 Key reasons why landlords prefer to use a high street agency41% of landlords visited the local agency before inviting them to value the property.  This ‘pre-check’ is not possible with an online agent.

The ability to meet face to face was the primary reason that 38% of landlords chose a local high street agent rather than going with an online agency.

5 Key reasons why landlords prefer to use a high street agency59% of landlord would not use an online agency or consider using an agency without a local office.

5 Key reasons why landlords prefer to use a high street agencyTo avoid the inconvenience of dealing with maintenance issues and arranging contractors, 61% of landlord chose a local agent with their own property management team.  Just like Dawsons!

Statistics provided by The Property Academy landlord survey 2018 from a survey of over 2000 landlords.

With 5 local offices from Swansea to Llanelli, a specialist in-house accounts and maintenance teams and over 25 years in the property business are the reasons we are the local leading letting agency.  

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LLANELLI PROPERTIES

IF YOU QUOTE RL01 WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR FREE VALUATION YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO A 15% DISCOUNT ON YOUR INITIAL TENANCY SETTING-UP FEE.*

☎︎ 01554 784400 Llanelli Lettings

mailto:rll@dawsonsproperty.co.uk

* Finders Fee for Let-Only Landlords = £358.80 (inc VAT) or 2 weeks rent, whichever is the greater amount.

Tenancy Set Up Fee for Managed & Rent Collect Landlords = 1.5 weeks rent + VAT 

Only one offer per property, not in conjunction with any other offer. Available until 19th July 2019. 

 

Dawsons April 2019 Newsletter

May Newsletter 2019

Community:

We are thrilled to have collected sanitary products to help support girls in our local comprehensive schools under the “Period Poverty” campaign! Thank you to everyone who contributed, it is greatly appreciated by Dawsons and, of course, the local schools.

Period Poverty collection for local schools from Dawsons Property
Beth & Nicky proud of their ‘period poverty’ collection for local schoolgirls

Industry News:

Dawsons Property has announced the acquisition of the ‘We Will Homes’ property portfolio, that had previously been managed from their central offices based at Orchard Street, Swansea.

The acquisition sees two well established, local and trusted companies working together with the intention of enhancing the customer experience and professional services to clients within the city.

This has been a seamless transition as a result of much preparation, ensuring that the `We Will Homes` clients were unaffected by the change of agent and that they were being guided and supported through every step of the process.

Dawsons Property have acquired We Will Homes in Swansea

Top Tips:

Now that Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer gardens are starting to come back to life. Remember to weed the patio, trim that out of control hedge and cut the grass.  Basically, make the garden look manageable because a well-presented garden will be one less job for a prospective purchaser.

Top Sales Tips from Dawsons Property Swansea

Auction News:

The auction market in Swansea is booming currently. We had a total of 24 properties for Aprils auction with 16 already (at the time of writing) for June’s auction. If you have a surplus property, if you are working to a short timescale, if you want to take the stress away from selling then you need to call our auction department on 01792 478904. We will give you the platform you need in order to sell your property.

Dawsons Property Auction April 2019

Dawsons Auction going, going, GONE!

F & C Property Focus:

Dawsons Fine & Country are selling Mumbles Hill House Mumbles Hill House, Mumbles, Swansea

For Sale £1,500,000

Mumbles Hill House is a truly amazing and extremely rare opportunity, to acquire a property where it’s outstanding position and incredible views are unparalleled. Set in approximately 1.43 acres of grounds, the existing house is nestled amongst mature trees and woodland, overlooking the totally breathtaking, triple aspect sea views. Here you have the option to completely renovate the existing substantial, detached house. Or completely redevelop, to build your dream home, subject to the necessary planning consents. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Business Link:

Gomer Williams are April's business link company with Dawsons PropertyGomer Williams is part way through a very exciting year for the business. Not only are they celebrating their 100-year centenary but their Pontarddulais branch office is celebrating its first year anniversary! Kate Clarke who one of the directors says “To mark the occasion, we are excited to be hosting a charity race day at Ffos Las on Sunday 15th September in aid of our charity partner of the year, Maggies cancer centre Swansea. Tickets and tables still available.”

With a sterling reputation for customer service and with Juliet Phillips-James the award-winning Welsh Businesswoman of the Year 2019 (less than 50 employees) at the helm, the firm continues to go from strength to strength. There are strategic plans for future growth and business development and team are excited to make new connections.

Gomer Williams are April's business link company with Dawsons Property
Juliet Phillips-James Owner of Gomer Williams & Welsh Businesswoman of the Year 2019

Careers @ Dawsons:

WE ARE HIRING

Are you considering a career in Estate Agency, Property Management or Surveying, check this link for our current vacancies

A career at Dawsons Property Swansea

Reward Card:

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

Dawsons Property have an exclusive reward card for their clients in Swansea

Relocation Agent Network:

DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS FOR APRIL……

Sam and Kelly have passed the tests to become our 2 most recent Relocation Specialists

Dawsons are Swansea's Relocation Agent Specialists
Sam Singh & Kelly Israel are accredited Relocation Agent Network Specialists in our Dawson’s Mumbles Office

Both based in our Mumbles branch,  Sam Singh (LHS) is one of our most experienced and knowledgeable Property Consultants and spends the majority of her time passing on her vast knowledge in providing market appraisals to our valued clients, when not in work you may find her running the odd ‘marathon’ or two.

Kelly Israel is one of our highly regarded negotiators and knows all about the importance of customer service and takes pride in delivering excellence every time.  Kelly loves cooking and you will often find her providing a feast for her team.

Relocating? Dawsons can cater for all your relocation needs in conjunction with Relocation Agent Network, we are Swansea’s only agent to provide this unique service.  To find out more follow the link or pop into your local branch where you will find a Relocation Specialist on hand to deal with any enquiry.

#weheartrelocation

Mortgage Advice Bureau:

Dawsons Mortgage Advice BureauWhat can we do for you?

Dawsons Mortgage Advice Bureau is part of the leading mortgage network, as well as the most recognised intermediary consumer brand, winning over 70 national awards for the quality of its advice and service during the last five years.  So what sets us apart?

  • 12,000 mortgage deals are available via our network.
  • We have over 90 lenders who have chosen to work alongside us, allowing us the ability to adapt based on your situation and needs.
  • Exclusive deals from some of the major high street banks and building societies, that will not be available to the open market.
  • Mortgage protection insurance, exclusive to our network.
  • Expert advisors with in-depth knowledge of the market, who aim to assist you with the purchase of your new home.

For your free advice, please do not hesitate to call your local Dawson’s office today to make an appointment or click this link.  Please remember that your home can be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Why you should sell your home at Auction by Dawsons

The benefit of choosing to sell by Traditional Auction

Here is an example of why Auction can be the best method of sale if you are looking for fast, secure results.

21 Brookville Road was brought to the market in March 2019 in readiness for our last auction on April 17th.

The vendors chose auction as they wanted a quick sale, it was a rental property for themselves and the property had deteriorated over the last couple of years.  Instead of spending a lot of money on a revamp of the house, they made the decision to sell it in a pretty run-down condition.

We began marketing the property and within 3-weeks we received an offer, at first the offer wasn’t quite what the vendors were looking for, however, thanks to our awesome auction negotiators a deal was agreed and both purchaser and vendor were really happy.

Even though the vendors accepted a pre-auction offer, it remained under auction conditions of an immediate exchange and completion to happen in 28 days. The property completed on the 18th of April a day after it was meant to go to the auction room, the whole process took 8 weeks from start to finish.

If you have a surplus property that is playing on your mind please let our Auction Department take your stress away give a call on 01792 478904 for your free valuation.

Dawsons Auction Going Going GONE!

Our Auction Listings are here

Spoilt for choice, check the Dawsons relocation service

Spoilt for choice? You can’t beat a good recommendation!

Nowadays we have more choices than ever before. From the half-fat, decaf, double froth cappuccino at your local coffee shop to the fifty shades of white available at your local DIY store (Chapel Porth or Dover Skies anyone?).

So when it comes to selling your home, selecting an estate agent it is no different, except this time it’s not a £3.60 coffee you’re choosing, it’s finding someone you trust to help guide you through the biggest investment you’ll ever make.

With so many estate agents in the high street and online these days, it can be daunting trying to work out which agent is right for you.

So how do you even begin to choose?

Like most choices we make, it’s always more reassuring to make one based on a recommendation. And for us, there’s no better recommendation than from “Relocation Agent Network”. They chose us to be Swansea’s ‘Local Expert’ which means they not only
recommend Dawsons to every seller in the area, but also to the market leader in relocation services, Cartus, who relocates employees for their corporate customers.

Who Are Relocation Agent Network?

Relocation Across The Nation from Dawsons PropertyRelocation Agent Network is a national network of estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales and a division of Cartus. They search the UK for the very top estate agents to represent them as Local Experts and only invite one company from each area to join. So in the Swansea area, Dawsons are the only estate agent to be selected.

Why Did Relocation Agent Network Choose Us?
The team at Relocation Agent Network has a list of strict criteria they look for in any of their member agents:

  • In-depth local knowledge
  • Quality customer service
  • Proven experience in the marketplace
  • Innovation in business
  • Professionalism

… and as it turns out, we tick all the boxes.

So if Relocation Agent Network – experts in estate agency excellence – chose us, why wouldn’t you?

Thinking of selling this Spring / Summer?

Through our Relocation Agent Network membership, we are able to offer sellers a completely unique channel of buyer that no other estate agent in Swansea can provide.

Visit our Relocation Page to find out more, or contact us on ☎︎ 01792 646060

Dawsons supporting Period Poverty UK for Swansea Schoolgirls

Period Poverty, what it is and what can be done?

Period Poverty has a very low profile, yet it causes a huge impact on a girl’s school attendance, affecting education and causing mental health issues due to the stigma attached to menstruation.

Today, we know that 48% of girls aged 14-21 have been made to feel embarrassed by their periods, while 71% have felt embarrassed buying sanitary products.  It is estimated about 137,000 girls in the UK will miss school each year because of a lack of sanitary products or access to them. Feminine hygiene costs approx. £400 per female per annum and many young girls or their families cannot afford this expense.

More than two-thirds of women have had to use improvised menstrual protection at some point, while 51% of women have either suffered from period poverty or know someone who has.

Period poverty is set to be a key theme in International Women’s Day celebrations on Friday, March 8.

What can be done?

Firstly, talking about periods, and ending the taboos that surround them, means we can better equip every girl with the products and information she needs to manage her periods effectively, without shame or embarrassment.  This is something that every girl growing up in the 21st century doesn’t just deserve, but should be able to expect.

On top of that, we can help to ensure that all of the local senior schools have a supply of free sanitary products to hand out to those in need.  To this end, we have decided to use all of our Dawsons offices as Donation Points and we urge you to give us help with a cause, which simply does not get talked about.

Our aim is for all of the Dawsons Office to collect feminine hygiene products throughout March and all products collected will be distributed to local comprehensive schools by our staff.

Drop in products up until March 31st 2019

Items needed:

Collection of Sanitary Products for Senior Schools in Swansea
Photo courtesy of The Red Box Project

Sanitary pads, tampons and panty-liners of all shapes and sizes, please.  Along with plain cotton briefs, opaque black or navy tights, deodorants and wet wipes.

#EndPeriodPoverty
#CommunityKindnessMatters
#Swansea #nogirlshouldgowithout

 

If you can donate but are unable to call into an office, please consider using an online delivery service and placing your order to be sent to our MUMBLES office:

Dawsons Estate Agents:

77 Newton Road
Mumbles
Swansea
SA3 4BN

Tel: 01792 367301

Email: mu@dawsonsproperty.co.uk

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday from 9.00 a.m to 5.30 p.m

Saturday – 9.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.

Sunday – Closed

Dawsons Valentines Day Competition

Valentines Day Competition

The team at Dawsons are offering 2 FREE meals for 2 people, just in time for this year’s Valentines Day!

Love in Swansea with Dawsons Property

Two MEALS at two VENUES in The Uplands, Swansea are on offer and to enter you just need to LIKE & FOLLOW our

Dawsons Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/DawsonsPropertySwansea/

https://www.facebook.com/DawsonsPropertySwansea/

AND / OR

FINE & COUNTRY, SWANSEA FACEBOOK PAGE

Facebook PAGE FOR FINE & COUNTRY SWANSEA

https://www.facebook.com/fineandcountryswansea/

(If you like & follow both pages, you will get 2 entries)

and

please SHARE the Valentine’s Day Competition Post, pinned to the top of our newsfeed on both pages.

So PRIZE ONE:

Maisies Gin Bar & Restaurant

2 MAIN COURSES (to the cost of £35) plus gin and tonic for 2 with the meal at

Maisies Gin Bar & Restaurant, 39 Uplands Crescent, Swansea SA2 0NP

DAWSONS VALUENTINES DAY COMPETITION

MAISIES GIN & TONIC

T&C’s for Maisie’s Voucher

  • Voucher must be used within one month of purchase.
  • If the meal exceeds the price of £35, the additional spend must be settled.
  • If less than £35 is spent there is no change given.
  • The voucher can only be redeemed against the cost of 2 main meals plus 2 gin & tonics.
  • Reservations are subject to availability. Please call the
    restaurant as per the contact details. Purchase of the voucher is
    not a guarantee of a reservation at the time of your choice.
  • Vouchers are not transferable, refundable in cash or
    replaceable if lost, destroyed or stolen.
  • Voucher queries relating to the menus, restaurants or bookings
    please call 01792 518768 or contact Maisies Gin Bar & Restaurant, 39 Uplands Crescent, Swansea, SA2 0NP

So PRIZE TWO:

Meal for 2 people at The Bookshop in Uplands Swansea

2 MAIN COURSES (to the cost of £30) at

The Bookshop Cocktail Bar, 27 Uplands Crescent, Swansea SA2 0NX

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 T&C’s for The Bookshop Voucher

  • The BookShop voucher is valid for two people to order off the
    main menu – 2 guests will dine from 1 course each for a total
    of £30. Starters and Desserts not included.
  • The validity period of The BookShop voucher cannot, under any
    circumstances, be extended or altered to a different period.
    Must be used within 3 months after purchase.
  • Please note that The BookShop vouchers are not valid on any
    Bank Holidays or any evenings where events are being held.
  • To redeem your BookShop voucher, a booking must be made in
    advance, directly with the restaurant.
  • Reservations are subject to availability. Please call the
    restaurant as per the contact details. Purchase of the voucher is
    not a guarantee of a reservation at the time of your choice.
  • The voucher must be presented (printed or smartphone) by the
    bearer on arrival.
  • Vouchers can be used as full or part payment on goods and
    services The BookShop Bar.
  • Vouchers are not transferable, refundable in cash or
    replaceable if lost, destroyed or stolen.
  • Vouchers can only be used for a single transaction; any
    of the remaining amount is not exchangeable for cash or another
    voucher and will be automatically forfeited.
  • Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
  • The company reserves the right to amend these terms and
    conditions without prior notice.
  • Voucher queries relating to the menus, restaurants or bookings
    please call 01792 463445 or email; info@bookshopbar.com
Dawsons auction room 2018

Should you consider putting your home up for Auction?

No longer just a domain for investors, developers and property traders, the auction room is now the preferred option of buying and selling property for a number of people looking for a fast and secure method of sale.

The beauty of the Auction Room is that there is no chain and the buyer commits legally on the fall of the gavel with an exchange of contracts secured by a 10% non-returnable deposit.  So auction sales remove the stresses and uncertainty of ‘subject to contract’ transactions, ensuring that estate agents who market property through this method can speed up the process and eliminate the risks of ‘gazumping and gazundering’.

When you consider the time it takes to sell a home by traditional methods, it is easy to see the appeal:

  • Property listed to offer accepted: 10 weeks
  • Offer accepted to searches ordered: 36 days
  • Mortgage arrangement: 3-6 weeks
  • Searches to an exchange of contracts: 58 days
  • Exchange of contracts to completion: 0-28 days

(Data:  View My Chain)

The residential property auction market saw a significant increase in both the number of lots offered for sale and lots sold in 2018, as a high number of people continue to turn to auctions as a means of buying and selling property, fresh data shows.

It is clear to see the benefit of having a sales transaction under-offer and completed in a month, when you compare it to the average time it takes for a property to go ‘under offer’ in Swansea (100 days on average)!

Average time for a house to go under offer

According to the latest figures for October released by the Essential Information Group (EIG), with whom the Dawsons Auction Team work, there was a sharp double-digit increase in both the volume of lots offered and lots sold for the month, up 26% and 38% respectively.

The total amount of money raised by the group rose by just over 51% to £298 million.  “Further increases are evident throughout the rolling quarterly and yearly figures, demonstrating an ever-strengthening market with growing numbers of buyers and sellers choosing auctions as a viable route to market,” said David Sandeman, Managing Director at EIG.

Speaking with Callum Thomas, our Auction Sales Negotiator, the Nationwide statistics fro EIG mirror those from the 5 Dawsons auctions during 2018.  Callum says “we have always had a strong Auction market in South Wales and in 2018 we had an average of 19 properties listed at each event, but we have seen a real change in our audience.  We have had a significant increase in ‘auction newbies’ attending, especially from further-afield areas, like London & Bristol.  It would appear that many people are looking at investments in our location, whether it be buy-to-let, flips, pension plan or putting their kids on the market.  We are really delighted to announce that we’ve been able to sell 91.3% of our listed stock at Auction, this is much higher than the National average for property listed in the traditional manner, which is 65% (77% for Dawsons traditional sales properties).”

“With regards to pricing, the Auction medium is still being used for more ‘run-down’ properties or those with development potential.  Hence, the average sale price at Auction for Dawsons in 2018 stands at £99,981 (price does not include pre / post-auction sales).  That said, it is an increase on 2017 figures and there is definitely a shift happening, with more family homes or more traditional property being listed.”

Compare this with the traditional (non-Auction) sales in County of Swansea 2018, you will see that there is a distinct gap still, but one which is being closed and is likely to close further during 2019.

  • Semi-detached properties averaged £158,142.
  • Terraced properties averaged £123,044
  • Detached properties averaged £276,469.

This was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Bridgend (£166,620) but was more expensive than Neath Port Talbot (£125,157) and Rhondda Cynon Taff (£124,686). The most expensive area within Swansea was Rhossili (£800,000) and the cheapest was Brynhyfryd (£99,695).

In the past year house prices in County of Swansea were 4% up on the year before and 4% up on 2016 prices, when they averaged at £166,648.

Taking in the areas from where we’ve seen a marked increase of auction buyers coming, it may suggest that Swansea is an area of particular interest to property developers or investors looking for rental properties:

LONDON

Most of the sales in Central London over the past year were flats which on average sold for £1,565,096. Terraced properties had an average sold price of £3,379,980 and detached properties averaged at £3,000,000.

  • Central London averaged £1,691,247
  • West London averaged £1,244,006
  • South West London averaged £743,632
  • North London averaged £714,095

BRISTOL

Last year most property sales in Bristol (County) involved terraced properties which sold for on average £317,913. Flats sold for an average price of £252,766, while semi-detached properties fetched £350,286.

  • Bristol (County) averaged £315,338
  • Gloucestershire averaged £300,133
  • Somerset averaged £292,947
  • Wiltshire averaged £289,584

During the last year, sold prices in Bristol (County) were 5% up on the previous year and 11% up on 2016 when the average house price was £285,126.

If you would like to speak to someone about the Auction process, and whether it would be beneficial to your property, or if you are interested in attending our next auction (Wed 27th February3pm) then read on or call us on 01792 478903 or 01792 478904.

Dawsons Directors Chris Hope, Joanne Summerfield-Talbot & Ricky Purdy at the RAN 25th Anniversary Celebration

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF ESTATE AGENCY EXCELLENCE

Dawsons joined The Relocation Agent Network in marking their 25th anniversary at the National Conference and Exhibition, and celebrated their status as Swansea’s Local Expert. The event was held on 23 November 2018 at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel.

Celebrating its 25th National Conference and Exhibition, the event culminated in a glittering black-tie Awards Dinner, hosted by well-known comedian and television presenter, Katherine Ryan.

Relocation Agent Network is a national network of selected estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales, who handpicked Dawsons to be the Local Expert in Swansea, based on strict criteria such as quality of service, local knowledge, business innovation and professionalism.

Helping Our Customers

Through its affiliation to Cartus, the premier provider of relocation services, Relocation Agent Network members help Cartus assist relocating families, offering Dawsons customers an additional channel of buyer when selling their property. In addition, members also help their customers through their ‘Referral Network’, which allows Dawsons to help people who are looking to move out of the local area by referring them to a Relocation Agent in the location they are moving to.

Relocation Agent Network Managing Director, Richard Tucker said, “We are delighted to have welcomed each of our Relocation Agent Network members, including Dawsons to this year’s 25th National Conference and Exhibition. As a selected member of the Network, in our opinion, they are the experts for customers buying and selling in Swansea.”

 

Selfie with Elfie in Swansea

Take A Selfie with Elfie Part One

C O M P E T I T I O N

Throughout 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 Property Facebook Page

Dawsons Twitter Page

Dawsons Take a selfe with elfie competition to win a Christmas HamperThe Adventures of the Dawsons Elfie

As the sun rose on Saturday 1st December 2018, Elfie woke full of festive spirit. He stretched and took in the last sight of this room, today was his moving day and he was heading to a bigger and brighter place, you see. He was off to see the lights and wonder of a big city (not too big a city mind, as we must remember he is a very little elf!).

Santa had promised young Elfie that if he was a good, helpful elf all year he would be able to spend this Christmas in Swansea! All Elfie had ever seen of the sea was on the back of toy boxes as he walked through the great toy warehouse, so Elfie was careful all year to make sure he behaved well and worked hard because he knew that Santa would always keep his promises to his elves. And Elfie so wanted to see the city!

Although for the past eleven months Elfie had been good, he is actually one of the cheekiest elves you are ever likely to meet! He is the kind of elf that would point and laugh if you slipped on a banana peel. You would often find him playing practical jokes on his brothers and sisters before he was old enough to work with Santa… He found it hilarious to put a big hairy plastic spider in his sister’s soup one day, Elfette hasn’t eaten soup since! Though this may sound mean Elfie never meant to cause any harm, he wouldn’t want to upset anyone, being an elf he has a kind heart but he just loves a little bit of mischief. He would never like to be called an evil elf though, he isn’t that bad.  Also, SANTA wouldn’t allow an evil elf in his workshops and warehouses and certainly never allow them to venture to Swansea!

#NEWMONTHNEWBEGINNINGS

Day One of Elfie's adventures in SwanseaDay 1: With a spring in his step Elfie jumped out of bed and started to pack the last few bits and bobs ready for the big move. He tucked his sleeping bag into the car, slid into the drivers seat excitedly opening the directions to his new home. He looked at the address and it was as Santa promised….SWANSEA! Elfie put the radio on and sang his heart out to ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and many other songs all the way to his new home. As Elfie pulled up outside his new house, he felt really lucky, Santa had fixed him up with a beautifully decorated home with a sea view for his stay in Swansea. Elfie looked up at the house and knew all his hard work had been worth it. Elfie decided he was going to like it here and he set about unpacking his belongings, knowing all to well that this month was going to be the most exciting of Elfie’s life and he couldn’t wait to start!

#SIMPLE SUNDAY

Day Two of Elfie's adventures in SwanseaDay 2 of Elfie’s Adventures:

Elfie spent all of his first full day in his new home unpacking and looking out of the window at the wonderful view. As the sun went down Elfie shuffled off to bed, he did have one box left to unpack, but he knew this would wait until the morning. A little grin appeared across his face as he glanced at the box before curling up and getting some well earned sleep!

 Day 3 of Elfie’s adventures:  
Opening the final box was going to be fun, Elfie was so excited to get to the contents that he nearly fell over his own feet on his way to it, chuckling to himself, it would have been funny if anyone had fallen over their feet. Elfie gently opened the box and peeked inside, he reached in turning the item over in hands with a little glint in his eyes. Elfie quickly put the item back into the box and put the box back into his car, Elfie set off to do something that some may consider naughty but Elfie just wanted to announce to Swansea that he was here. Elfie had decided that he was going to go and find some Estate Agents “boards” like the one that had been outside his new home, and he was going to leave a little happy picture of himself on a few of these as everyone will surely want to come and see the new Elf in town!
Elfie snuck from board to board putting his little picture on his favourites giggling to himself as he went….
 
 
 
 
 
 #THIRSTYTUESDAY4

Day 4:

Since running around all of Swansea yesterday, Elfie has decided to have a quiet day today, whilst looking through his move-in pack he came across a Dawson’s “Reward Card”… This little card can give Elfie discounts at local participating businesses. Elfie decides today is going to be a relaxing day and he heads to “The Optimist” cocktail bar in The Uplands, where he uses his Reward Card on a couple of drinks and some snacks. Watching the people walk by outside Elfie is content… . But what is he planning?

#WHERESELFIEWEDNESDAY5

Day 5 of Elfie’s adventures:

Sunshine wakes Elfie up this morning, but Elfie isn’t in his bed, or even in his house! Perhaps he had one too many in “The Optimist Bar” last night…

He’s woken up surrounded by forest creatures and really wants to know how he got here and also how a panda got to Swansea? Answers on a postcard, please!

#TRICKSTERTHURSDAY
6Day 6:

The walk home yesterday and the making of a few new furry friends (especially Rusty the naughty red panda) has inspired Elfie to return to his cheeky roots.

As he passes through the office where his new home is located, Elfie tripped over a roll of Christmas wrapping paper and an idea popped into his head:  He was going to find the most important looking doors and Christmas wrap them (the ones with the locks must be the important ones, right?). Elfie giggled to himself as he taped up the doors, gave a quick high-five to Rusty and a look back at his work… Elfie headed to bed.

To be continued on BLOG 2 HERE

*Hamper in the competition photo is a stock image and contents of the hamper prize will be different (but still amazing)!

Relocation Agent Network

2 Relocation Agent Specialists Join DAWSONS

Please join us in saying a big congratulations to Danielle Thomas from Dawsons in Mumbles and Sam Partner from Dawsons in Llanelli who are both celebrating after becoming accredited Relocation Agent Specialists.

Relocation Agent Network

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

A national network of independent estate agents (of which Dawsons is a selected member), entitled the “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 Mumbles and Gower, 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.

Dawsons Chris Hope said, “We take staff development very seriously and Danielle’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.”

Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director, Richard Tucker said, “Selected by us as the best independent estate agent to represent the Network in Mumbles, 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.”