wing walkers at wales airshow 2019

August Newsletter

Community:

Wales Air Show 2019

On the weekend of the 6th & 7th July the Dawsons Property team of volunteers headed down to Swansea Bay to work at the Wales Airshow for the 2nd year running.

Dawsons Property Blog August 2019
“Tag your Tots” was the theme, and positioned at the entrance, the staff were on hand to get all of the children wristbands with their parent’s emergency contact details secured on their arms, so that, heaven forbid, they wandered off during the excitement,  their parents or guardians could easily be contacted and traced….. especially with all eyes raised up to the sky for the aerobatic entertainment.

On top of this, there was lots of face painting, aeroplane stencils and glitter at the ready, plus selfie frames for photos and lots of advice about the events happening over the 2 days.

We took so much pride in being a part of the anniversary celebrations for Swansea City’s 50th birthday.

Industry News

Whether you’re over the moon or underwhelmed, Boris Johnson is now Prime Minister of the UK.

boris johnsonHe’s got form in the housing sector including his relatively unsuccessful attempt to introduce a minimum ‘rental standard’ in London when he was mayor, but now takes charge of a government that has several flagship housing market measures underway.

Will Bojo keep his housing team as it is? Will he alter James Brokenshire’s plans to reform Section 21 evictions, reform leasehold ownership, regulate estate agency and set up a publicly-available database of rogue landlords and agents? And will he follow through on his promise to reform Stamp duty? It will be an interesting few weeks. Effectively we here in Swansea have Rent Smart Wales (RSW) which already has in place a number of the suggested processes – in simply terms policing the PRS and looking at continued ways to improve standards across the board without the unexpected and detrimental financial consequences.

(The Negotiator, Nigel Lewis)

August Top Tip:  

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SOLICITOR

Your agent can advise you on the best local solicitors. They speak to them daily and understand which will work the best with you. The last thing you want is a lengthy conveyance.

AUCTION NEWS:

Dawsons Swansea Auction Time

The auction department has grown from strength to strength over the last six months. With the average number of properties going to each auction rising from 19 to 22.

We have found that more and more vendors are preferring the auction method of sale. The transparent, no-nonsense approach is becoming all the more common amongst sellers and purchasers alike.

If you have a surplus property, a property with issues e.g. short lease, knotweed, structural issues, neighbour disputes or need to sell due to legal reasons, an auction can be a great tool. From the beginning of marketing to completion the auction process is roughly 8 weeks.

Please give us a call on 01792 478903.

Dawsons Auction Going Going Gone.

F & C Property Focus:  

Welcome to our newest team member at Fine & Country SwanseaLindsey Harrison, Client Relationship Executive

Lindsey joined our Fine and Country department after working as a visual merchandiser for Debenhams. Graduating with a BA (Hons) in fashion construction and design, Lindsey’s artistic eye and creativeness is the reason why she is a perfect fit for our marketing team and the source of some of the most impactful brochures you will see. She has the ability to highlight features and create a visual lifestyle for prospective buyers to aspire to. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her two horses and competing in local show jumping competitions.

Business Link:

The Optimist Bar and Kitchen, 59 Uplands Crescent SA2 0EZ Swansea

The Optimist Bar in Swansea are on the Dawsons Reward Card

The ever-popular, uplands bar and kitchen The Optimist has been a part of the Dawsons reward card scheme from the very beginning. With quality food and drink, excellent service and upbeat vibes The Optimist has established itself as one of Swansea best venues, whether it’s for mid-week brunch or weekend drinks, The Optimist is the place to be.

RAN:

Summer is upon us and the buyers are out and about, so it seemed a good time to introduce another RAN Focus Day to help not just local buyers with a property to sell but those from out of the area as well.

Dawsons Property Blog August 2019It took place on Wednesday 17th July. All of our sales offices worked frantically, helping clients with their relocation to new areas. We managed to assist 13 different clients to relocate and find their dream homes both in and outside of Swansea.

These focus days are a great opportunity to build relationships between agents and let everyone know how the Network helps customers relocate across the UK, whilst delivering great service.

Dawsons helped 13 clients relocate both in and out of Swansea, we are extremely pleased with that figure. Remember if you are thinking of relocating please call us.

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) update:

Dawsons Property Blog August 2019

Our Mortgage Advisers all pride themselves on speed and service when it comes to arranging your mortgage. Last week Shaun Sturgess submitted 5 Applications, 7 days later the happy customers now all have full Mortgage Offers and are speeding along the road to owning their dream home! All this after negotiating with local estate agents and achieving the best price for the customer.

To see if Shaun or our other advisers can help you with the same level of service please get in touch.

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BEST ESTATE AGENT GUIDE DAWSONS

Dawsons in top 3% of Estate Agents in England & Wales

DAWSONS EA MASTERS WINNERS 2018

Whole of Market

Annually over 25,000 estate agents are assessed to create a useful tool designed to help customers choose an estate agent for the sale or let of their most valuable asset.  The Best Estate Agency Guide is compiled by independent industry experts the Property Academy with the support of the UK’s largest property portal, Rightmove. They compare performance at a hyper-local level and rate estate agency branches in order to recognise differences in service standards and any disparities in regional property markets.

Rigorous

To choose which agents are listed in the Best Estate Agent Guide, each branch is scored against a unique set of performance and customer service criteria, using a combination of data analysis and mystery shopping.

Over a 6-month period, this involves analysis of:

  • Over 25,000 branches
  • 1 million properties listed at any point in time
  • 1.5 million transactions
  • 25 million leads
  • 1.5 billion property views
  • 50,000 mystery shops

Estate agent branches that display a Best Estate Agent Guide rating are among the best in the country. The marks provide a useful indication of the quality of the agent, which can help when choosing an agent to value your property and when choosing which agent to instruct.

Dawsons are in the Best Estate Agent Guide 2020
Our invitation arrived to attend the 2019 EA Masters Ceremony as one of the top 3% of Estate Agents in the UK

Last year the Dawsons team were named in the Guide and this year are the only agents in the local catchment with both Sales & Lettings branches in the Guide.  We are delighted to be within the top 3% (750 agents nationally) out of all 25,000 branches assessed and will be heading to London to find out if we have hit the jackpot by being a GOLD winner as THE BEST in our region.

Sales Director Jo Summerfield-Talbot said of the announcement “Being confirmed as a winner in the Best Agent Guide 2019 is a proud moment for Dawsons, and a great achievement that follows on from our successes in 2018”.  Lettings Director Ricky Purdy added, “Knowing the criteria involved in the process this year and that measuring performance and service was set even higher than in 2018, makes the hard work and dedication of our staff an even greater reassurance and recognition of their continued service on behalf of our clients.”

So if you are thinking about selling or renting your home in the Swansea, Llanelli, Mumbles, Sketty, Killay, Morriston or Gorseinon areas, why not give us an opportunity to showcase our services?

https://www.dawsonsproperty.co.uk/contact.php

 

charity skydive Dawsons Property Agents for Ty Olwen

We Jumped for Charity

Last Sunday the 4th of August a team of brave souls from Dawsons took to the sky in a small aircraft and threw themselves out at 12,000ft with Skydive Swansea.

The Team:

Calloum Thomas Dawsons Property Skydiving for Ty OlwenCallum Thomas

Joe Chiffi Dawsons Property Skydiving for Ty OlwenJoe Chiffi

Ricky and James Dawsons Property Skydiving for Ty OlwenRicky Purdy & James Bolan

Gemma Dawsons Property Skydiving for Ty OlwenGemma Burgin

Bronte Dawsons Property Skydiving for Ty OlwenBronte Evans Hope

The reason for this brave feat was to raise money for local charity hospice Ty Olwen. After the jump, delighted and relieved, the team met up with Dawsons Senior Partner Chris Hope to present Helen from Ty Olwen with a cheque for £2,567.

Joe Chiffi Dawsons Property Skydiving for Ty Olwen

Callum, our Auction Negotiator, said “What a truly amazing experience! What made it even better was raising money for a charity that is close to a lot of people’s hearts in Swansea Ty Olwen.”

67963093_2821717801189586_3396398019564797952_o Joe Chiffi Dawsons Property Skydiving for Ty Olwen

Well done guys!

Aims of the Ty Olwen Charity

Registered Charity Number 511339 founded in 1981

The aims of the Ty Olwen Trust are:-

  • To relieve patients of the Ty Olwen Palliative Care Service who are suffering from cancer and life-limiting diseases by the provision of amenities, equipment, services and facilities not normally provided by the National Health Service.
  • To extend such service and amenities to patients suffering from cancer and life-limiting diseases who require medical and nursing support in all care settings.
  • To assist the family or dependents of patients suffering from cancer and life-limiting diseases who are in necessitous circumstances in particular as a result of these illnesses.
  • To promote and support research into the causes and treatment of cancer and life-limiting diseases at Ty Olwen and to assist in the dissemination of the results thereof.
  • To award bursaries to enable nurses and other staff and helpers to undertake specialised training courses.
TEAM DAWSONS RAISING MONEY FOR HUNTINGDON'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION

Team Dawsons Join Industry Charity Canoe Event

TEAM DAWSONS DO IT FOR DOM 2019

Ricky, Chris & Tom are joining numerous other industry colleagues to canoe the River Wye for their friend and Huntingdon’s Disease sufferer, Dominic Subbiani.

Team Dawsons are canoeing 31 miles down the River Wye from Hoarwithy to Monmouth, stopping in Ross-on-Wye in the evening for a fundraising festival!

There are over 100 property professionals joining us in the challenge, so far, and it is turning out to be one of the biggest charity events the industry has ever seen.

By day we will be taking to our canoes and covering 31 miles of river and rapids, by night we will continue to raise money with a charity auction and games to help raise more funds.

The event is on the 4th and 5th September and both starts, and ends, in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Huntingdon’s Disease

Is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability. It is essentially a fatal disease which currently has no cure.

About Dom

Dom is loved by many in the industry, due to his easy-going nature, his kind and thoughtful approach and fantastic sense of humour. He has has been in the property industry for many years and runs a successful estate agents and holiday lets business, called FBM in Haverfordwest.  The agency is also part of the Fine & Country network, alongside Dawsons, so we all know Dom very well and are delighted to take part in this amazing event.

If you are able to spare a few pounds, all donations are hugely appreciated.  It is hoped that Do It For Dom 2019 will bring the fundraising total over £100,000.

https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/TeamDawsonsDIFD19

Team Dawsons take on a sky dive for Ty Olwen Trust

Dawsons sky dive for the Ty Olwen Trust

We are jumping 12,000 feet out of a small plane for Ty Olwen Trust because we support this amazing local Morriston charity.

6 members of the Dawsons team will be taking to the sky in a small aircraft on Sunday 4th August and jumping 12,000 feet, in the hope that they land safely and look a little like the Wales Airshow skydiver on the video!

Along with the Sky Dive, we are carrying out various other charity events to put towards our fundraising:

Music in The Quadrant, Swansea

On 25th July one of our sales negotiators Laura-Jane took to the microphone in The Quadrant shopping centre and sang requests for donations.

Copy of Copy of Ty Olwen

The team spent the morning entertaining the shoppers on one of the hottest days of the year and managed to raise £443.19 from cash donations and are still collecting online for a prize donated by Boots at The Quadrant.

Ty Olwen donations raise money online with Dawsons Property

Ty Olwen donations raise money online with Dawsons Property

Ty Olwen donations raise money online with Dawsons Property

The Ty Olwen Trust

The Trust set out to relieve patients of the Ty Olwen Palliative Care Service, who are suffering from cancer and life-limiting diseases by the provision of amenities, equipment, services and facilities not normally provided by the National Health Service. As well as this they also provide support to family members and dependents, along with promoting and supporting the research into the causes and treatment of cancer and life-limiting diseases.

Dawsons Property will be donating all proceeds of the skydive to the hospice, in order to aid the funding needed to continue the fantastic work they are doing on a daily basis. We thank you in advance for your support and donations.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dawsons-fundraisers

Dawsons Property June Newsletter 2019

July’s Newsletter

Community

We sponsored the race shirts for the runners from the Paul Popham Running Club in 2019 Swansea half marathon and not only helped Underhill Park, Mumbles Community Council to get their Aviva grant in order to update their playground, we also got our very own picnic bench in the playground too!

Dawsons Sponsored the Paul Popham Running Club

Industry News

After winning gold in lettings and silver in sales at the 2019 EA Masters, we have now been assured that we are already in the top 3% of England & Wales for the 2020 awards.  We won’t find out if we are medal winners, but our clients can be assured our service is of the highest standard in the industry according to Rightmove & The Property Academy.

EA Masters Dawson win 2019

Formed in 1991, with 5 lettings and 8 sales branches along with our commercial, auction, land and new homes departments, as well as our Mumbles branch housing Fine & Country, we are now experts in all thing’s property. As our branches are based within our local communities throughout Swansea and Llanelli, we are the approved RAN agent for our area, ensuring each branch can offer the best possible customer service.

Financial Advice

If you are looking to buy your first property or your fifth one, there is one thing that you must do. Check your finances. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a cereal mover you should always you’re your finances in place before you start your search. We here at Dawsons offer a free consultation with financial experts that have access to around 95 different lenders. Considerably more than our competitors. Our advisers can help you increase your budget, have cheaper monthly payments and help you manage investments. Don’t delay speak to one of our offices and get your finances sorted today.

Auction News

At the time of writing, we have a total of 14 properties ready for our next auction on the 14th of August. The properties are diverse and very popular: 4 bedroom detached in Llanelli, 2 bedroom mid terrace in mumbles, 3 bedroom semi in Ystralyfera and a 1 bedroom flat in Sketty. If you are thinking of investing your money, do it, why leave it in the bank at 0.7% interest. Invest in buy to let with a 9% return, buy a property with a view to getting a £20,000 return on investment.

There is money to be made in the auction room strike before the deals are Going Going GONE.

Fine & Country Property Focus

Fine & Country Swansea

The Fort, Port Eynon

Offers Over £650,000

The Fort at Port Eynon on for sale with Fine & Country Swansea

The Fort has been a family home for past 40 years for the current owner, has been a wonderful, joyful home with incredible views and proximity to Port Eynon beach, they will be extremely sad to move on.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a home in a truly incredible private position, nestled in generous immaculate grounds of just over an acre. The Fort sits proudly in an elevated, private position commanding beautiful sea views, ocean sounds and is perfect for those that enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.

Business Link 

Exall & Jones

Exall & Jones are on the Dawsons Reward CardBuilders and timber merchants based in the heart of Swansea City centre and in Killay with easy access to and from all the surrounding districts and the M4 motorway. 25,000 square feet of undercover storage area, a large heavy goods yard and car park.

Dealing with everyone from the occasional DIY’er to professional housing developers & a healthy business relationship with numerous major contractors across South Wales.

If you hold a Dawson’s reward card you automatically get a special price list – please call ☎︎ 01792 473748 for more information.

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Spotlight on Rees Little Removals

Rees Little Removals Swansea on Dawson's Reward Card

An added bonus of being Dawson’s customer for sales or lettings means that you get to use the Dawson’s Reward Card.

Rees Little Removals a professional business helping the people of Swansea & the surrounding areas to move home and with your Dawson’s Reward Card you get a whopping 20% discount!

Rees Little Removals work on the basis of giving their customers exactly what they want in a removal firm:

  • Offering 100% confidence that the removal men turn up on time, on the right day!
  • Competitive quotations
  • Smart & well presentable young & fit team where uniform is compulsory
  • A happy can-do attitude
  • An upbeat positive workforce of “yes” men
  • Fully insured
  • Treat your items with the utmost care
  • Packing service
  • Catering for anything, they are just a question away.

Rees Little Removals Swansea on Dawson's Reward Card

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

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

Relocation Agent Network

10,000 items of food campaign

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive

Last month all of the Dawsons offices became collection points for a special estate agency incentive across the UK, headed by our agency charity Agents Giving and the national Relocation Agent Network. The goal was to collect 10,000 items of food across the UK. The target was reached with the final total being 10,600 items with Dawsons collecting a HUGE 2,661 items! Over a quarter of all items raised came from us.

This annual event is incredibly important because Foodbanks across the UK are being used more than ever before.  During the week, at Dawson’s, we collected for Trussell Trust foodbanks in Swansea and Llanelli.

Dawsons Mortgage Advice Bureau

Dawsons Mortgage Advice Bureau

Mortgage Success story 

Mr W. and Miss S. offered on a property with our Gorseinon branch however, after visiting their bank, they were not able to borrow the amount they needed and therefore their offer was unsuccessful.

Then after accepting advice from Dawsons Gorseinon Matthew Jones, the clients agreed to meet and speak with Dawsons financial advisors – Mortgage Advice Bureau. Upon delving deeper into their financial situation, the advisor was able to identify a lender from an extensive panel which would allow them to borrow in excess of £200,000…..some £100,000 more than their Bank would allow! Our clients then went on to purchase a home via a new build developer, at a much higher price than they ever thought possible… What could we be doing for you?

Wales Airshow 2019 with Dawsons Property

Wales Airshow 2019 with the Dawsons Property Team

On the weekend of the 6th & 7th July the Dawsons Property team of volunteers headed down to Swansea Bay to work at the Wales Airshow for the 2nd year running.

“Tag your Tots” was the theme, and positioned at the entrance, the staff were on hand to get all of the children wristbands with their parent’s emergency contact details secured on their arms, so that, heaven forbid, they wandered off during the excitement – especially with all eye raised up to the sky for the aerobatic entertainment – their parents or guardians could easily be contacted and traced.

On top of this, there was lots of face painting, aeroplane stencils and glitter at the ready, plus selfie frames for photos and lots of advice about the events happening over the 2 days.

As the sun beamed down on Swansea’s beautiful sandy beach, this weekend absolutely covered with spectators, the aviation fans young and old were wowed with the spectacular sights in front of their eyes along the coast.  The Red Arrows performed on both days, with live commentary from Red 10 and from Red 1 in the cockpit as they performed death-defying acrobatics at 700 mph.

On Saturday evening there was an extra treat as long into the evening with the airshow’s first ever ‘After Dark’ event with highlights coming from The Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team, hot air balloons and an impressive fireworks display.

On Sunday there was a spectacular acrobatic display from the Wing Walkers which saw many a spectator with an open-mouthed ‘wow’ going on!

Dawsons Marketing Team sponsors various local events throughout the year and raises money for charity.

Contact sw@dawsonsproperty.co.uk

☎︎ 01792 478907

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(Image: Jonathan Myers, Wales Online)
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(Image: Jonathan Myers, Wales Online)

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Dawsons food drive 2019 for the Trussell Trust

RAN Foodbank 10,000 items to the Trussell Trust

Last week all of the Dawsons offices became collection points for a special estate agency incentive across the UK, headed by our agency charity Agents Giving and the national Relocation Agent Network.

This annual event is incredibly important because Foodbanks across the UK are being used more than ever before.  During the week, at Dawsons, we collected for Trussell Trust foodbanks in Swansea, Llanelli & Lifepointe.

swansea trussell trust foodbank

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019

The Trussell Trust charity supports a nationwide network of food banks and provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, along with campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust supports more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as supporting people to try and resolve the crises they face.

Between April 2018 and March 2019, food banks in the Trussell Trust network provided a record 1.6 million food supplies to people in crisis, a 19% increase on the previous year.

It takes more than food to end hunger but helping with food donations is a start and that is why this annual campaign is of huge importance to use at Dawsons.


Collection Day

Firstly we head to Morriston sales, to pick up 341 items, including a cheeky monkey.

Next to Morriston lettings, to pick up 189 items
Andrea is a cheeky monkey!

Next to Morriston lettings, to pick up 189 items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Sarah hopped into the collection bucket but just couldn’t give her away!

and then to Gorseinon office to collect 105 Items.

 

Matt & George trying to get taken away from Gorseinon office
Matt & George trying to get taken away from Gorseinon office

635 items delivered to Lifepointe.

Next, we headed to:

Sketty office to collect 107 items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Collecting from Sketty office

Killay office to collect 43 items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Collecting from Killay office

Llanelli office to collect 174 items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Collecting from Llanelli office

Deliver to Llanelli Foodbank 324 Items (Met with Claire & Colin who were so incredibly grateful)

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Claire & Colin, volunteers at Llanelli Foodbank receiving their items

Final trip:

Mumbles office to pick up a whopping 798 items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Mumbles Office Collection

Marina office to collect 158 items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Collecting from Marina office

Swansea sales office to collect 450 items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Swansea sales collection

Swansea lettings office to collect 269 Items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Swansea lettings collection with Kate & Kelly

And with a hugely packed van

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
Barely any room left in the delivery van

Our final delivery was made to Swansea foodbank  of 1675 items

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
From L to r: James, Gemma, Kate & Simon at Swansea Foodbank

We’d like to say a massive thank you to our board man Adrian from who drove from branch to branch last Friday along with our amazing food drive co-ordinator Gemma.  Plus, of course,  a huge well-done to all of our friends and local contacts who got involved and helped to achieve the amazing total of:

2661 items for Dawsons Food Drive 2019
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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 Property June Newsletter 2019

June’s Newsletter 2019

Community

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.Amanda from Dawsons Property Daughter competing in gymnastics tournament

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.

Amanda from Dawsons proeprty team supports her husband running 6 marathons

Industry News

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.

chief executive and founder Michael Bruce stepped down and Purplebricks scaled back its international operations.

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Auction News

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.

dawsons property are independent auctioneers in swanseaOur 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.

Business Link

57 Barbers, Vivian Road, SA2 0UN

www.57barbers.nearcut.com

57 Barbers are on the Dawsons Property Reward Card

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.

Career Update

Are you considering a career in Estate Agency, Property Management or Surveying? Click HERE for current vacancies.

Reward Card Update

Dawsons run a reward card scheme with local businessesK&R Construction: 10% discount on labour costs (we purchase all materials via Exall & Jones so your card can be used here with us).

K&R Construction on the Dawsons Property Reward Card

http://www.kr-constructionltd.com/quote

Exall & Jones: Variable % discount on many products

Exall & Jones are part of the Dawsons Property Reward Card

https://www.exalljoneskitchens.co.uk/

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

agents giving support trussell trust

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

 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. 

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