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This former Railway Goods Shed a is Grade II Listed Building that was used as a Coach Store. The premises face the main road opposite Morrisons Supermarket and adjoin Bideford Football Club. Webbers Commercial have completed on a successful Letting at a quoted rent guide in excess of £13,000 per annum. The premises offer about 3,360 sq.ft. of open plan storage premises and were suitable for a variety of trades. Tony Foster Associate Director at Webbers Handled the deal for the Landlord and said "A great many people viewed the premises and would be tenants had all sorts of ideas from retail to places of owrship and Car related business outlets. The new use remains confidential but all will be revealed in coming weeks" For expert advice on letting any type of Commercial Premises or Industrial buildings contact Webbers Commercial on 01271 347888.


Webbers has been awarded the highest commendation in an esteemed ceremony hosted by The Guild of Professional Estate Agents , in association with The Telegraph.

Held on Thursday 28 January, 2016 at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London, The Guild's Annual Awards recognise outstanding levels of customer care and industry expertise in its 800 strong network of independent estate agents.

As well as achieving the Gold Award for the South West Region, Webbers of Devon, Somerset and Cornwall won the overall award and was selected as The Guild Agent of the Year.

Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild noted, ‘Webbers encapsulate the very best of independent estate agency; a standard to which we all aspire. All the judges were unanimous in awarding them our ultimate accolade because they consistently deliver a memorable service by combining intelligent innovation with strong, fundamental core values. Webbers has also made a major difference to the community in which they operate and this positive impact is especially commendable'.

This year, The Guild has teamed up with The Telegraph to deliver its most prestigious awards to date. The new partnership greatly demonstrates the ever-growing strength of The Guild network and its influential position in UK estate agency. The awards also included two new awards categories, Best Lettings Agent and Best Newcomer, which recognise the expanding proficiency of its membership and changing nature of the market.

Hosted by TV Presenter, Melissa Porter, and sponsored by The Telegraph, the awards ceremony was a highly important event with over 250 attendees. Webbers was presented with their trophies by Christopher Middleton from The Telegraph and Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild.

The judging panel consisted of well-renowned industry experts Marcus Whewell, Jon Cooke, Susie Crolla, Katie Griffin and Bill McClintock. They commended Webbers on its consistently high levels of customer service, outstanding expertise and use of unique marketing tools. Marcus Whewell commented, ‘Everything we undertake at The Guild is intended to help raise standards in estate agency, and all of our winners have shown a tremendous commitment to this ethos. This year's entries were the strongest to date, reflecting the growing breadth and quality of The Guild network. It is such a privilege to be able to reward our members' hard work and dedication to providing a superior and valuable service that also makes a positive impact on local communities. We would like to thank The Telegraph for being such enthusiastic supporters of our awards and for joining us in our celebration of success in the network. Our heartfelt congratulations and thanks go to all of the winners who truly deserve their awards'.

Malcolm Prescott, Managing Director for Webbers, added, ‘Receiving this award is a huge honour to all of us at Webbers. We work very closely with The Guild to improve the service that we offer our clients and this award is proof that our endeavours have paid off. I would like to personally thank all of our staff for always striving to go above and beyond what is expected to provide our clients with a personable service. 2016 promises to be an extremely exciting year for us and we're confident that this award is the first of many successes'.


We have seen a remarkable change in the market conditions over the last twelve months.

Two figures that demonstrate this well are our viewings for February 2016 which were 65% up on February 2015. To top this, our sales in February 2016 were a whopping 125% up on last February!

These figures demonstrate the high level of demand for property and an environment where prices will inevitably be rising.

With the vast amount of on-line data now available you could be forgiven for thinking you don't need a professional agent's valuation. However, if you ask Webbers to appraise your home we will value it for free and we will always have the most up-to-date picture of the market. With the market changing monthly and even weekly with demand, factors such as school holidays, mortgage availability, government tax changes and even weather and sporting events, we will always have our finger on the most accurate and current information as it happens. This will beat the on-line data hands down, which is at least three months old when published. In this fast paced environment, that could make all the difference to your home's true value.

Please contact the office and we will be happy to help 01823 322666

Edward Thorne Manager


Tony Foster MNAEA, MICBA Associate Director at Webbers Commercial has been selling businesses in the area for over 35 years and he shares some useful tips on the best way to plan for your business sale.

In his many years of handling business sales of all kinds from a Family Adventure Theme Park in Somerset to a Tea Room on Exmoor and everything in between. Here are some useful tips on preparing for your business sale:-

1. Kerb Appeal As with houses the first impression is always the best, If it is a general store you are selling make sure the shelves are well stocked and the shop window well illuminated and clean. Likewise if it is a Hotel or Guest House why not redecorate the outside and tidy the garden and Car Park before buyers arrive.

2. The very important matter of trading accounts When your valuer arrives present him with an up to date copy of the last three years adjusted profit an loss sheets, take out any individual expenses or excessive wages so the figures are presented in the best light. Have projected figures available as well as monthly activity so buyers are well informed. These matters are now crucial for arranging finance.

3. Legislation Ensure your business is up to date complying with all government legislation such as licences, food hygiene and fire regulations.

4. Preparing for the sale Your Agent will recommend matters such as Asbestos Audits, Energy Performance Certificate. Work with your Agent in preparing the sales particulars, define a marketing budget and advertising plan, carefully consider how you wish to market the property. For example are you prepared for your customers and staff to find out about the sale or do you want a discreet sale.

5. How to sell Decide with your agent a method of sale, private treaty, tender or auction. Your agent will give best advice to achieve the best price.

6. Do you want a board The Agents For Sale board sells 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is a clear signal on the location of the property for passing footfall and traffic, as well as an identification for viewers. This often works even for going concern sales.

7. Stock At Valuation Have an accurate estimate of the extra Stock At Valuation the buyer needs to pay.

8. Inventory Are any items of fixtures, fittings and equipment on rental or lease purchase agreements. Prepare a full inventory of trade fixtures, fittings and equipment which will be attached to the sales contract.

9 Advise your Solicitor Best to be well prepared in advance. Ask your solicitor to open a file as soon as you place the business on the market so that they are ready to produce a sales contract and answer any pre-contract enquiries.

10. Speak to your accountant It is always best to seek you accountant's advice regarding matters such as Capital Gains Tax as soon as possible.

11. Be ready at the viewing Be prepared to answer questions about opening hours, staff levels, Gross and Net Profit, the seasonality of the business, promotion and advertising. If you are in the hospitality business you may well be asked about occupancy rates, advance bookings, future advertising and the like. Present the property well, keep all lights on, heating up and a warm fire in the hearth.

12. Your Business Web site This is often viewed well before the buyer visits the property. Ensure your on-line presence is up to date and fresh.

13. Be Informed Keep in touch with your selling agent. They will provide you with invaluable feedback on viewings and once a sale is agreed will carefully monitor the transaction keeping all parties in touch.

14. Best time to sell We are often asked this question and the truth is that businesses sell throughout the year. However with tourist related businesses most buyers are seeking to take over early or late in the year. Added to this property always looks best in Spring and early Summer.

15. Leasehold sales Have all lease documents available. If deemed appropriate advise your Landlord. Ensure all rents are up to date. Be prepared to pay for the assignment costs.

16. Keep accurate records Matters such as licensing, fire regulations, building regulations, any relevant planning permissions, all these facts should be at your fingertips ready to be passed on to your buyer.

Webbers Commercial have been established for over 40 years and have sold hundreds of businesses in the region. They specialise in all aspects of Commercial Property and business sales. Call Tony on 01271347888


Local award winning agents Webbers are extremely pleased to announce a merger with strong local Barnstaple based lettings agency Anthony Turner & Co.

Managing Director of Webbers Malcolm Prescott explains: "This is a very exciting merger with a well-known and respected local letting agency which has been practising in the North Devon area for over fifteen years. Anthony has built up a loyal following in the area and offers a professional and personal service which is in parallel with the Webbers ethos." Malcolm goes on to say: "We look forward to welcoming Anthony and his team into the Webbers fold to add to our expanding lettings team based in Barnstaple. Anthony will continue to look after all of his customers in the area and spearhead the further growth of our lettings business in Barnstaple".

Established in 1995 Anthony Turner & Co is often referred to as "a friendly, locally run independent property lettings and management company". The business covers the whole of the North Devon patch and this merger will significantly increase the Webbers register of fully managed properties from around 700 to well over 900. In recent years Lawrence Williams (Lettings Manager Webbers) has developed this expanding business to provide a unique service for Landlords in North Devon. Lawrence explains: "It has been my priority to develop new and robust strategies to offer a service that is second to none. I am now confident that at Webbers we can do just that, and we look forward to offering our service to all the new valued Landlords who have engaged Anthony's services in the past".

Anthony Turner comments: "I am not only proud but delighted and excited at being given the opportunity to merge my property letting and management company with a firm that I have both admired and respected for over thirty years. This is unquestionably a new chapter in my professional career and one that I am very keen to develop within the Barnstaple and surrounding area. I have been very moved and encouraged by the overwhelming support I have received not only from Landlords but also Tenants. Having started this business originally from nothing in 1993 it is now time to move forward as a strong and highly efficient lettings business providing a level of service second to none".

Established in 1924, Webbers have sixteen offices across North Devon, West Somerset and Cornwall with specialist Departments in New Homes, Commercial, Land and Auctions and a dedicated Customer Care team. Webbers are founder members of the Relocation Agent Network and The Guild of Professional Estate Agents; they are "Investors in People" GOLD recognised. Awards in 2016 include The Guild of Professional Estate Agents' Regional winners South West (GOLD) and "Overall UK Winners".


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Phoebe Booker from Webbers Estate Agents in Bideford 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 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 Bideford, 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.

Manageing Director Malcolm Prescott said, "We take staff development very seriously and Phoebes'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 Bideford, 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."


About Relocation Agent Network.

Relocation Agent Network is a national network of specially selected estate agents. All members are handpicked after thorough checks identify them as the best estate agent to represent Relocation Agent Network in their area. The Network provides coverage throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Relocation Agent Network is a division of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, with nearly 160,000 customers moved worldwide every year. In the UK, Cartus uses Network members to buy and sell homes for these relocating families. As well as relocating families moving with Cartus, Relocation Agent Network helps house movers in other parts of the country by referring buyers and sellers from one area to another.

Contact: For further information, please contact our Bideford team on 01237 472344


Terry Aiken, from Webbers Property Management (Lettings Department), has been presented with a lovely bunch of flowers from a landlord, with thanks for being so kind to their late tenant.

On a routine inspection to one of our managed properties, Terry visited to find the tenant very poorly and still in bed. Terry spent extra time with the tenant, making her breakfast and sitting with her to keep her company.

 On returning to the office Terry was concerned about the frail condition of the tenant, so she called the tenant to check on her and also checked that we had emergency contact numbers on record.

Well done Terry for going above and beyond and showing that above all, Webbers care.


We are pleased to announce the first two winners of our Win A Week In The Sun competition.

Well done to Ms Hughes who instructed us to sell her home in Newquay, Cornwall and Mr and Mrs Stevens who asked us to sell their home in Dulverton, Somerset.

Congratulations to both our winners and we hope you have a fantastic holiday.

If you would like to be in with a chance to Win A Week In The Sun PLUS £500 spending money simply instruct us to sell your home! Click here  For T&C's please Click here


The Guild of Professional Estate Agents held their annual conference and awards dinner at the Millenium Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London on Thursday 28th January.

The conference is one of the largest in the profession with Guild now represented by over 830 estate agency offices across the UK and as founder members, having joined some 22 years ago, local agents Webbers are regular attendees of this industry event together with some of the very best agents from all corners of the UK and speakers covering all aspects of our profession and the of course the economy, which is so important to the housing market.

As part of this annual event The Guild of Professional Estate Agents hold an evening awards dinner, recognising the very best in estate agency both on a regional and National basis. The judging panel of five consider all aspects of the estate agency profession, in particular - customer care, innovation, community/charity work, marketing and presentation and of course overall sales performance.

Webbers scooped "Best Regional Estate Agent , GOLD WINNER" & the big prize "Overall Best in UK Winner"

Managing Director Malcolm Prescott explains "clearly we are all delighted to receive these prestigious awards, our managers and staff work so hard to deliver exceptional customer care and help people with their whole move, from start to finish". Malcolm goes on to say "we have always been a leader in our profession it is therefore very pleasing to be recognised for our innovation in a changing business, our GUARANTEED SERVICE is a first, clients know exactly what our service is, we are clear about everything we do and can demonstrate real value for money" and finally our new Webbers customer care team, based in Barnstaple give that extra level of customer care and communication together with 8pm late opening 5 days a week! Which our clients love".

If you are thinking of a move we would be pleased to hear from you - remember our service is Guaranteed !

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