13Jun

When it comes to voting I think it's fair to say we are all now geared to expect the unexpected!


Managing Director of local estate agents Webbers explains “As yesterdays results and the forming of a new coalition government unravels, when asked for advice from our clients and purchasers, we will be reassuring and our response will be, that as far as we are concerned it's business as usual and it really should be. We are not anticipating any significant impact on the housing market.  Investing in property, the buying of homes has in the long term always been a sound investment in the UK, despite changes in Government, investing in property has always been a very safe bet. Malcolm goes on to say “Let's not forget too that people buy homes for many reasons, life-style change, work and of domestic reasons - the fact we will have a different make up in terms of Government should not need to alter peoples home ownership plans and aspirations.


Malcolm continues, “It would seem very likely that the a new coalition government will be formed over the next few days, with this in mind we should all remind ourselves that under the last coalition government the UK housing market actually performed well. At Webbers we will be confident, reassuring when necessary and continue doing what we do best, matching people with homes, we will always give an honest view and not get caught up in short term issues, when people are making long term decisions.


Established in 1924 Webbers have 16 offices across Devon, Somerset & Cornwall, with specialist Fine & Country, New Homes, Rentals & Commercial departments. Webbers are also founder members of Relocation Agent Network a link of over 600 offices across the UK giving Webbers unique access to premium out of town buyers.  Webbers are also members of the NAEA and the Guild of Property Professionals.


02Jun

Property Letting experts at Webbers are holding a series of free “Landlord Surgery’s” across their Devon offices on 17 and 24 June.  The events are for landlords or anyone looking to purchase a buy-to-let investment.  As well as their own team of qualified letting agents, independent mortgage and tax advisors will also be on hand to allow clients a chance discuss recent tax changes and to ensure they are taking advantage of the best mortgage rates.

Announcing the events, Head of Lettings Lawrence Williams commented “There are many good reasons why investing in property is attractive but whether you are an experienced landlord or looking to purchase your first buy-to-let there is so much important information to consider and be aware of.  We want your investment to be a success and so by hosting these events it gives us a perfect opportunity to provide the very best advice on all critical elements no matter what your experience.”


“We know that our previous events have been very busy and we are proud that, as the only local agent to be a member of the Guild of Property Professionals, our advice and expertise is trusted so please do pop in and have a chat with us”


For further information and details on the events Lawrence Williams can be contacted on Lawrence.williams@webbers.co.uk, call 01271 347897or visit Webbers’ social media pages

25May

Webbers are pleased to announce our attendance at the Royal Cornwall Show show from the 8th - 10th of June 2017.

Please come along to our stand number 360 close to the main ring and join us for a chat (and light refreshments of course), discuss the market or just to say hello and take a break.

Our enthusiastic team are here to meet you and why not enter our “guess the sale price” competition to win a hamper. Come rain or shine (lets hope its sunshine) we look forward to meeting you.

The Royal Cornwall Show is a great day out for all the Family so why not come along. Ticket prices and events can be found on the offical Royal Cornwall Show Website. Just click this link: Royal Cornwall Show

We look forward so seeing you there.




05May


Birdline (UK) Ltd rescues and rehomes unwanted, unwell and neglected parrots. With many many birds needing new homes, myself and other volunteers work tirelessly to help these birds by raising awareness, educating people and raising money to help pay for vet bills for sick parrots.


I personally spend a lot of my time calling and visiting applicants and carrying out Home Checks throughout Devon and sometimes beyond. I also seek and manage Safe Houses in Devon – a Safe House is a safe place where a bird can be  placed after being rescued and while a suitable forever home is found for it.


I have myself fostered 3 parrots and have developed a real passion for the charity.


I am organising my very first ‘pop up’ event at St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple (next to Rose Lane Tesco) on the 27th May 2017 between 10.30am and 4pm

 

The primary goal of the event is to educate people in caring for parrots. Looking after a parrot is very rewarding but as they live for so long, it is inevitable that a parrot will need to be rehomed at some point during its life. Educating people in the care for any animal will hopefully break the cycle of impulse buying and unwanted pets in the future.


 There will be volunteers from Birdline (UK) present to offer advice and guidance on every aspect of caring for our feathered friends. Soft refreshments (and cakes) will be available and there are activities for children to take part in. Entry is free and there is loads of free parking. There will be parrot related stalls selling vitamins, food, toys and perches.


  

Now for the fun bit........ we are bringing around 21 of our feathered friends with us!!!! Our birds are taken to shows (which they absolutely love) and are used to being handled by unknown humans. For a donation, anyone over 5 years of age (due to insurance restrictions) can hold a parrot and of course be told the stories of the individual birds. How exciting!




13Apr


Debbie Olney from Webbers Property Services in Bude is celebrating after becoming an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist.


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



A national network of independent estate agents (of which Webbers Property Services 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 Bude, Webbers Property Services 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 Webbers Property Services team, ensures that this process is made even smoother.


Managing Director, Malcolm Prescott said, “We take staff development very seriously and Debbies’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 Bude, Webbers 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.”


 


03Apr


  1. The promoter is: Webbers Property Services  whose registered office is at 39/41 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1SA
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Webbers Property Services and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via our Facebook and Twitter Pages.
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  7. Closing date for entry will be Monday 10th April 2017. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:


  • Retweet and Follow our Twitter Page @WebbersLive
  • Follow our Facebook Page @WebbersPropertyServices and Comment on the post with the person you'd like to share the hamper with.


10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.


11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.


12. The prize is as follows: 1 x Cadbury's Sharing Hamper


The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.


13. Winners will be chosen: at random by software, from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.


14. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.


15. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.


16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.


18. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].


19. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.


20 Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.


21. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network.


21Feb


February 2017, Webbers has won a Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers.


Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique as all the awards are based purely on the interactions with verified customers. This feedback has been collated by the Feefo review platform, with the accolades being awarded based upon performance.


Webbbers met the criteria of collecting at least 50 reviews between January 1st 2016 and December 31st 2016, and achieved a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.

Malcolm Prescott, Managing Director commented: “It’s a real honour to receive this award from Feefo. To be recognised for delivering exceptional experiences to our customers is a great achievement. We’ve been working hard to ensure our customers receive the best service possible, and being able to listen, understand and respond to their needs has enabled us to improve our offering in 2016. We’re looking forward to another successful year ahead.”

“We would like to offer our congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Feefo Trusted Service award. We are so proud that so many businesses are putting customer service first.,” said Andrew Mabbutt, CEO at Feefo. “We have been working closely with all our customers to build trust and transparency online, and ultimately helping shoppers buy with confidence and make better decisions.” 


Feefo is a ratings and reviews, and customer analytics platform. We collect genuine, purchase-verified reviews on behalf of over 3,000 businesses. Feefo ensures that all feedback is authentic, by matching it to a legitimate transaction; we believe this is the best way to combat the rising issue of fake reviews.


20Feb


Founder members of the “Guild of Property Professionals”, Webbers are forming part of a collective two day, West Country property show in London and Surrey at the end of March.

Managing Director Malcolm Prescott explains “we have been exhibiting properties across the country for many years now and even though buyers can look at homes on-line, we have found that they would still prefer to talk direct to the local property experts - nothing replaces the personal touch and real local experience that we can offer”.  Malcolm goes on to say “for the first time, we are teaming up with several other quality Guild of Property Professional agent members from across the South West to host a collective show of properties, to hopefully ensure that every visitor to the show will see something of interest”.

The Exhibition will be held in the stunning 50ft frontage prominent “Park Lane” offices in London on Friday and on the Saturday Webbers will set up at “Seymours” who are Surrey based estate agents, and who are also part of The Guild network. 

Guild of Property Professionals CEO Marcus Whewell said “This is an excellent initiative, but what we would expect of the estate agents in our group – they are forward thinking, local and experienced professionals who recognise that waiting for buyers is not an option in today’s challenging market, they are clearly demonstrating to their clients that they are extending their search for quality buyers “out of the area” and not just relying on the internet – which I am afraid many do”

Webbers would request that if any home-seller would be interested in hearing more about how they can be part of this exhibition, they should pop in to their local Webbers office or call 01271-347851.

Webbers Property Services Ltd have 16 residential sales & lettings offices across Devon, Somerset,  Cornwall and a London office. Webbers also have specialist departments including Fine & Country new homes, commercial and auctions. Webbers are founder members of The Guild of Property Professionals and members of Relocation Agent Network, giving unique access to over 1200 UK estate agency offices.


06Feb



  1. The promoter is: Webbers Property Services  whose registered office is at 39/41 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1SA
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Webbers Property Services and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via our Facebook and Twitter Pages.
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  7. Closing date for entry will be Friday 10th February 2017. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:


  • Retweet and Follow our Twitter Page @WebbersLive
  • Follow our Facebook Page @WebbersPropertyServices and Comment on the post with the person you'd like to share the hamper with.


10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

12. The prize is as follows: Sparkling Prosecco & Chocolate Gift Hamper by Regency Hampers

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

13. Winners will be chosen: at random by software, from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.

14. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

15. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

18. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].

19. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

20 Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

21. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network.




03Feb


Hilary Rhodes and Merryn Parnell from Webbers in Launceston are celebrating after becoming an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist.


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


A national network of independent estate agents (of which Webbers 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 Launceston, Webbers 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 Webbers team, ensures that this process is made even smoother.


Webbers managing director Malcolm Prescott said, “We take staff development very seriously and Hilary’s and Merryn 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 Launceston, Webbers 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.”


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