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Past clients on how Kirkwood’s help to sell!

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”Although Suzy Kirkwood was the vendors estate agent, we found that she kept us fully informed with many updates and has been extremely helpful on completion. Such a customer friendly person who made us feel most welcome on the estate.”

Mr and Mrs Horner, Cranbrook Drive estate

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Suzi sold their 3 bed end terrace within a week for £472,000

“There is simply no estate agent that comes close to matching Suzy for customer service. Nothing seems too much to ask. She finds exactly the right propects and drives the process from start to finish and beyond. Talk to the competition and mention her name and you will see them frown.  They all know they cannot compete.  Put your trust in Suzy and you won’t be disappointed.”

Mike O’Brien

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Sold his father’s 4 bed detached house in Westfield Road, Maidenhead  £950,000 in Dec 2015

“Without doubt the best estate agent I have ever used. Where most agents simply see a property, Suzy sees a project. Where others look for problems, she looks for potential. Her local knowledge is great and her personal service unbelievable – she was constantly on the case, chivvying solicitors, checking on prospects and keeping me informed. Worth her fee? Every penny of it, and then some!”

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Suzy had a great time at the Annual Dinner Dance at organised by Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce on Saturday 5th March. She even managed to get a photo taken with our very own MP for Maidenhead, Theresa May Home Secretary.

Theresa was extremely confident that Maidenhead will have a great future with Crossrail – “The Elizabeth Line” injecting fresh life into the town together with the regeneration of the town with new shops and housing.

This Charity evening also raised a fantastic £850 for Susan Brett Community supporting the homeless and needy in Maidenhead.

Is now the time to buy in this up and coming town? Contact Suzy Kirkwood to register your interest today!

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Iris Egginton (was Kirkwood) now aged 87 and Suzy Kirkwood were together yesterday celebrating Mothering Sunday at White Waltham Flying Club along with other members of the Kirkwood family.

Iris, the founder of then named,  Iris Kirkwood Home Consultants in the 1980’s is pleased to still consulting in the ‘background’ of this well established personal estate agents, specialising in the Cranbrook Drive and Cliveden View areas of Furze Platt.

Iris motto is still what she endorsed in the 1980’s “to broadly adopt a unique approach to the whole concept of house-hunting and selling with an exceptionally high level of personal service and attention to every details to help clients move with less stress”.

Suzy now Director of Kirkwood Personal Estate Agents, today only takes on a few properties at one time so she can offer a dedicated service which is often remarked on the testimonials she receives. 

If you are thinking of moving this Spring or later in the year, please contact Suzy for a free market appraisal, Call today on 079813 14921 or email   suzy@kirkwoodea.co.uk 

Market News

From 1st April 2016 the process of buying a second home could be a little more costly. This is due to the government’s plans to introduce an additional 3% on the stamp duty tax for second homes and buy-to-let properties.

The scheme is a reaction to the significant price rises in and around London during past five years. The government’s aim is to stifle buy-to-let demand, reducing saturation in the market, leading to a slower growth of prices in London and commuter hotspots, such as Maidenhead.

From the perspective of individuals looking to sell their property in 2016, this legislation could be bad news. While the investment market will not suddenly cease to exist, the barriers to entry are being increased. A reduced level of demand, combined with a higher supply (as fewer homes are being snapped up as investments) will only lead to one thing: a lower potential sold price.

However, the legislation does also present an opportunity. If you intend to sell your property in 2016, moving this transaction forward to the first quarter of the year gives you the chance to achieve the best possible sold price. To help you along the way Kirkwoods are offering FREE EPCs to any properties placed on the market before 1st March 2016.

To request a free market appraisal please contact us today.

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Erin Freedman jumping at the annual White Place Farm Summer Show August 2015 sponsored by Kirkwood Personal Estate Agents.

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Suzy was recommended to me with the words ‘there’s not much Suzy doesn’t know about selling houses’ – and having now bought and sold through Kirkwood I would say that Suzy knows EVERYTHING about selling houses.

Suzy is as professional as she is experienced, reliable, straightforward, honest, realistic and personable and full of helpful tips and practical advice. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the entire process, really standing out from her peers and the best representative for her profession we have met. Whether you want to buy or sell, we would definitely recommend you get in touch with Suzy.

Francesca and Florin

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I found the service I received the most comprehensive, proactive that I have ever had from an estate agent. Suzy took the “hassle” out of selling my property.

Ricky Roche

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We purchased our bungalow 18 months ago and we have just finished various building projects.  We are very happy with the results but it was not easy to keep control of the various builders, plumbers etc.  We, my wife and I, came to the conclusion that by far the most efficient person we dealt with during this period was Suzy Kirkwood, the estate agent of the people we were purchasing from.  She was not even acting for us but she made certain that everything possible was done by everybody, on both sides, to ensure that the sale and purchase went ahead to plan, at most difficult task. I admire Suzy’s energy and determination and would have no doubt in recommending that her company be used in the sale of a property.

Tony Taylor

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I am writing to thank you most sincerely, for your expert service in bringing everything to a successful and speedy conclusion. Throughout the whole process, your willing, friendly, professional approach gave us confidence that the desired outcome would be achieved. We will be very happy to enlist your services if and when we decide to move and we will take every opportunity to recommend you to others.

Steve Jeffery

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I found Suzy to be most professional, very helpful and an excellent all round service.  She kept on top of the sale process, pushing it forward all the time. I would recommend her service to anyone selling their property.

Jeremy Cocks

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I don’t think Suzy should refer to herself as an estate agent, Suzy is far more than that, more of a ‘house selling concierge’. You get comprehensive advice, amazing service, and frequent updates. Suzy is able to offer this as she limits the number of clients she takes on at one time so is able to offer a more personal service. Suzy knows the business and her experience is invaluable.  I have no doubts that we got the best price for our house possible and in the quickest time.  I don’t just recommend Suzy – I never want to use anyone else. Take care and thanks for all your help with the house.

Michelle Norris

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If Kirkwood Personal Estate Agents were a restaurant they would have 5 Michelin Stars – the service provided is truly amazing.

House selling and purchasing is one of the most stressful times in our lives and, from personal experience, I can confirm that Suzy and her team always go that ‘extra mile’ to ensure satisfaction for all parties concerned. Suzy Kirkwood is professional, practical and full of sound advice gleaned from many years’ experience. From the moment you meet with her you will feel at ease and know that you are in ‘safe hands’. Additionally (and refreshingly), she is always at hand to offer tips and advise and keep you updated on the process. No ‘bamboozling’ or cavalier attitude and lack of contact as can be the experience with some multi-chain agencies. She facilitated a successful sale on my behalf and certainly exceeded my expectations in all respects.

Whether you are a vendor or a purchaser, I cannot recommend Suzy Kirkwood and the service she provides highly enough. You will not be disappointed.

Linda Green

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You have acted “above and beyond the call of duty in providing a valuation for us to extend the lease.”

We bought the property through you several years ago and have never failed to be impressed by your professionalism and commitment.

We would have no hesitation in recommending your agency.

Mr Hewitt

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I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for all your hard work and support that you gave us during the sale of our house. Your personal service is heads above anything else offered by other agents – Rachael and I really appreciate your friendly and caring approach.

Jonathan Heighway, Heighway Associates Chartered Architects

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Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent job you did handling the sale of our property.  Your suggestions for showing the house at its best were perceptive and appreciated.  We liked the fact that you had a list of potential buyers and that you knew exactly what they were looking for in a house, so didn’t waste your buyers  or our time by showing them something that was not suitable. We were also very impressed by the way you constantly followed up and kept us informed of the progress of the sale.

Mr and Mrs D Jones

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Through experience Judith and I strongly recommend the very comprehensive service you have provided to us as a personal Estate Agent.

It is the WOW factor from know how in being successful in putting the property on the market with the seller(s) point of view in mind, whilst still looking after and accommodating the buyer, to arranging open days and knowing where, when and how to present the property, following things through from start to finish and keeping all contacts and options open you really do provide an excellent service consistently.

We know this from our experience and from the experience of many local neighbours and other acquaintances we know.

You really do take the chore on board for your clients.

Mr and Mrs M Leighton

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It is my pleasure to recommend Suzy at Kirkwood Estate Agents. Suzy is the most flexible, helpful, patient and knowledgeable estate agent I have come across. She helped and supported me and my husband at every step of purchase of our first home. Being first time buyers, we had lot of queries/apprehensions, but Suzy was always available to resolve our queries and guide us through the process. Suzy’s wonderful support has made our purchase experience very smooth and stress-free. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to everyone.

Mrs M Potdukhe

Community

Kirkwood Personal Estate Agents are proud to announce a partnership with the Maidenhead Rugby Touch League 2013. This continues Kirkwood’s desire to contribute to the well-being of local residents.

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Touch rugby or touch, as it is known, is a minimal contact sport that is played worldwide by men, women and children of all ages. The game emphasizes running, agility and ball handling skills such as passing and catching.

Although played to a wider extent on a social level, there are now burgeoning commercial leagues in England, Scotland, South Africa and New Zealand. There are also regular school competitions and development clinics spreading the touch gospel to everyone.

It is this combination of keeping fit, team-building and socialising that caused Kirkwood Personal Estate Agents to sponsor the Maidenhead Rugby Touch League in 2013. Hopefully, with the help of Kirkwood’s, the league can continue to grow and have a positive effect on the local community.

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On the 19th May, the ‘Taste of Summer’ charity auction was held at Sanctum on the Green in aid of Vivi’s Venture. Vivi’s Venture is a charity which was setup to help Vivi Gregory-Osborne overcome the effects of cerebral palsy. Kirkwood Personal Estate Agents were delighted to be invited so that they could try to help to make a difference to this brave young lady’s life.

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Georgina Kirkwood, daughter of Suzy Kirkwood, with Vivi

Vivi’s Venture was originally setup to raise funds so that Vivi can receive a SDR procedure. This operation was carried out successfully in October 2012. However, Vivi still requires support for post-operative equipment, physio and rehab and 20 years of follow up to enable her to achieve her dream of pain free walking.

Kirkwood Personal Estate Agents were delighted to be able to make a contribution to the charity auction by placing the winning bid for a ‘Cooking Experience’ with up-and-coming chef Luke Thomas, Head Chef at the Sanctum on the Green.

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Suzy Kirkwood was able to sell both my mother’s and our own property both quickly and with a minimum of fuss. She provided a genuine ‘personal’ service which ranged from professional home-staging to dynamic and effective marketing using good photographic images and thoughtfully designed copy.

Most importantly she was proactive in her dealings with buyers and solicitors and kept us regularly informed of progress during all stages of the sales process. Suzy Kirkwood stands head and shoulders above the ordinary high street estate agency.

Mr and Mrs B Thomas

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We have had the absolute pleasure in using the services provided by Suzy, in selling our house.

After using some of the high street agencies, who treated us as just another house on the block – with very little contact or customer care, we were absolutely thrilled with the service Suzy provided.

She was without doubt the most persistent agent who kept in regular contact with us – updating us on every minute detail and reassuring us along the way. Our house presented some quite tricky situations which Suzy took in her stride, handled professionally and always made us feel as if she ‘had our backs’. Her advice and carefully considered comments were always welcomed, and even the finishing touches of pot plants – to brighten the front steps (provided by Suzy) demonstrated her commitment and attention to detail.

I would not hesitate in recommending Suzy to any person wishing to sell their house – in fact we have already recommended her services to friends – and will in the foreseeable future not even think about using any other estate agent.

Suzy is most truly a remarkable woman with the interests and concerns of her clients taken to heart. Suzy goes the extra mile and offers the personal touch lacking in so many estate agents.

Kim Beverley

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We are very grateful to you for all your hard work in helping us to sell our house so quickly. Wishing you lots of luck for the future, you deserve it.

– Mr and Mrs A Westwater

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As an Independent Estate Agent, Suzy Kirkwood brings a new form of marketing and selling to the market place. I found Suzy to be professional, conscientious, friendly, diligent and incredibly hardworking.  She personally accompanied every visit to my property and kept me informed on feedback and ensures you get the best possible price for your property through her close attention to detail and eye for presentation.

Although I’ve currently decided not to sell my house, I will not hesitate to contact her in the future and will certainly recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their house.

Thank you Suzy for all your hand work and efforts.

– A Livesey

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My husband and I were very impressed by the time and trouble which you took to show us round a house in Maidenhead last week. Everything was explained well and all questions answered clearly. We did not feel rushed and it was in refreshing contrast to the services which some other agents have given.

We were disappointed that our offer was not accepted but we certainly will use your truly personal service if we need to in the future.

We strongly recommend you.

– Matthew and Heather Tan

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Our flat was on the market for nearly two years with three different estate agents and no success before we were recommended to contact Iris Kirkwood Estate Agents. Suzy took us on, produced some amazing marketing materials both online and in the local paper and after two very successful open days she finalised a sale.

Suzy was professional at all times and kept in constant contact right through to completion date. I would highly recommend Iris Kirkwood Estate Agents and Suzy to anyone trying to sell their property, the personal and friendly service makes the whole process a joy.

– Mrs A Billson

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