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Dec 05,2016
Minithumbup
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Dec 05,2016
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Ian and the team at the Kidlington office, provided an excellent service in selling our family home at a very difficult time. They made the whole process easier and we were amazed at how quick the whole process took. Huge thanks. We would recommend them most highly....
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We were really happy with the agent fees.
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Sep 29,2016
Minithumbup
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Sep 29,2016
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Nicholas and his team were very hard working in facilitating the sale of the house in what were sometimes difficult circumstances. Never the less we felt that Nicholas was always by our side throughout and more than happy to go the extra yard to keep the sale together and moving forwards. We felt all staff were polite and kept us informed of progress....
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Sep 22,2016
Minithumbup
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Sep 22,2016
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This is the second time we've used Colin and Oliver James in Abingdon. If ever we were to sell again we would, without hesitation, commission them again. Completely satisfied and impressed with service throughout....
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Sep 20,2016
Minithumbup
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Sep 20,2016
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Colin gave us excellant advice throughout the sale of our property and kept us well informed at all times. In Colin's absence (during his holiday) the other members of the Abingdon office always went out of their way to to answer our questions....
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The fees were very compedative with other agents in Abingdon, and we were very happy with the service we received.. We have already instructed Colin to sell another property for us next year.
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Jul 20,2016
Minithumbup
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Jul 20,2016
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Colin was extremely professional throughout the process of selling our house. We couldn't have wished for a better service. He kept us fully informed and was prepared to progress issues with other parties in a timely manner. We would thoroughly recommend Colin and Oliver James to anyone contemplating selling their property....
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Fees were competitive with other agents and reflected the market at the time.
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Jul 05,2016
Minithumbup
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Jul 05,2016
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Can't thank all the staff at Oliver James enough for everything they did in helping us with our house move. We only moved 600 yards to a different road but things weren't always plain sailing with our potential buyer. However, Oliver James helped in every way they could and we are so happy in our new home. We would recommend them most highly....
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The set percentage fee is very reasonable.
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Jun 24,2016
Minithumbup
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Jun 24,2016
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We had been on the market with various other agents for nearly a year, unable to sell our not so easy to sell cottage. Within a month, OJ had sold it THREE times, two being pull outs, but the third one concluding in a successful sale! We found OJ to be honest, practical and extremely knowledgable in their field of expertise. George was a constant support from beginning to end, offering helpful solutions to all the various issues that arise in this rocky process. I felt him to be almost like dad ...
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Very reasonable and worth every penny! Money well spent!
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Jun 23,2016
Minithumbup
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Jun 23,2016
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Really helpful and was kept informed from start to finish. Good, clear communication. Excellent service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend....
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Standard
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Nov 17,2015
Minithumbup
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Nov 17,2015
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Nicholas and his team provided an excellent service during a very traumatic and protracted process due to a difficulty further down the chain. We had initially placed the property with Purple Bricks but the service from the beginning was non-existent so we decided to instruct Oliver James' to handle the sale and we firmly believe that if we had remained with an online agency the outcome would have been very different. Nicholas and his team have extensive local knowledge and were therefore able...
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Nov 08,2015
Minithumbup
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Nov 08,2015
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A professional, highly efficient, friendly service from Nicholas Lindsay and colleagues at Oliver James. Nicholas was very knowledgeable about the local housing market. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and all actions were organised and carried out quickly. I would thoroughly recommended Oliver James to anyone looking for an estate agent in the Abingdon area....
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Oct 17,2015
Minithumbup
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Oct 17,2015
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All staff were extremely professional and calm in the process of selling our house. A stressful experience was made bearable by their determined approach to capture the right buyer. The inevitable problems arising from a long chain were dealt with quickly and the communication between Colin, myself and other agents was clear and helpful. A special mention to Jackie who was extremely professional and reassuring and Wayne whose enthusiasm was totally refreshing....
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Sep 24,2015
Minithumbup
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Sep 24,2015
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The staff offered a sound and sensible view of the property's strength and weaknesses coupled with a valuation which proved an accurate interpretation of the market conditions. The system operated by Oliver James for viewings was efficient and professional and lead to a successful sale....
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Aug 11,2015
Minithumbup
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Aug 11,2015
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George and the team at Oliver James (Witney) acted professionally and efficiently throughout the sale of my property. The house was listed in no time at all, EPC taken care of and all viewings accompanied. Offers put forward effectively and negotiations on my behalf secured the best price. I received regular feedback updating me on the progress of the sale through to completion. Many thanks. I would recommend George and his team without hesitation....
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Competitive and reasonable, reflecting the confidence in selling the property.
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Jul 29,2015
Minithumbup
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Jul 29,2015
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This is the first time that I have ever had any dealings with Oliver James and Nicholas Lindsay in particular. From the first time we met to the very end of the house sale, he was excellent. Through out the long drawn out attempts to sell the property, he came across to me as being very professional in every thing that he did and totally committed to selling the property for us. I would not hesitate to use Oliver James again in the future should the need arise. I have already recommended the...
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Jul 13,2015
Minithumbup
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Jul 13,2015
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As co-executor for my mother's will (deceased Jan 2015) and one of 4 siblings, between us we interviewed and shortlisted three agents in Abingdon. We rapidly reached the unanimous decision to run with Oliver James Ltd (Colin Steel) as the smaller and personal agency who clearly knew the local market, in preference to the two larger 'bells and whistles' agencies which we felt could lose interest if a quick sale did not provide their bonus. Colin Steel built our confidence, with a low key manner a...
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Usual 1% fee reduced by special discount 10%.
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Jul 10,2015
Minithumbup
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Jul 10,2015
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First class local knowledge counts for a lot these days. So does knowledge of his buyers. The pace of the sale was steady----no rush---no pressure. The most important thing was that Colin was always there when I had a query or problem. Every problem could be solved. Excellent customer service achieved a good result....
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As expected
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Jul 09,2015
Minithumbup
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Jul 09,2015
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Agent communicated promptly and fully with all relevant information and valued the property accurately. Viewings were conducted swiftly with due concern for the security of the property. All offers were transmitted promptly to the vendor and dealt with fairly and with impartiality.The sale was concluded very efficiently despite some indecision on behalf of the prospective purchasers....
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Reasonable at 1%
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Jul 09,2015
Minithumbup
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Jul 09,2015
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We have used Oliver James in Abingdon to sell two properties and also the purchase of three properties, all in the last two years. They were found to be most professional and helpful in every way. Whilst we mainly dealt with Colin all members of staff were extremely courteous. We would not hesitate to recommend this firm of Estate Agents and plan to use their Letting Service in the near future....
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Jun 03,2015
Minithumbup
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Jun 03,2015
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Colin was excellent in arranging a double-quick sale when we found the house we wanted (also through Oliver James) and the team there were always helpful, including having pre-arranged with the seller that we would want to install central heating before moving in....
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Fees were very competitive.
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Apr 15,2015
Minithumbdown
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Apr 15,2015
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David Wilkins and another male member of staff I spoke to on the phone were without doubt the rudest, most unprofessional estate agents I have ever had the displeasure of working with. My personal dispute with David had been 'discussed' in the office and I was met with insults and a rude attitude when I expressed my disdain about this. Photos taken for our property were used again to sell the property 2 years later for the next vendor without asking permission, of which I was accused of being 'p...
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By: Ox11
Apr 16, 2015
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It was not 2 years ago, it was in fact less than a year ago, all our photos were used, which is misleading to potential buyers, and it features our entire flat and its contents as it was. I simply stated prior permission to do this would have been courteous.....
Mar 08,2015
Minithumbup
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Mar 08,2015
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Fantastic excellent A1 brilliant service provided by George and Robin when purchasing my property- a stressful time made much more pleasant when buying this property- would definately choose this team again if selling or buying again- would definately recomend them to- ThankYou- you are a great estate agency!...
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Feb 11,2015
Minithumbdown
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Feb 11,2015
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David Wilkins is the most unprofessional estate agent I have ever encountered. He is unreliable and outright rude. I feel sorry for anyone letting a property through this joke of a man/business. Additionally we found the property infested with rats, the garden overgrown, the furniture broken and there is a massive hole in the kitchen ceiling hosting a culture of mould....
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David Wilkins was extremely slow to complete basic procedures, took excessive time off work, and didn\'t get back to me on my lease offer for weeks. He has shouted at me over the phone, used stereotypes to describe me when talking to my housemate and was also extremely rude when he attended a house inspection at the property. This man should not have a job.
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Price negotiation occurred without help or advice from oliver james.
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By: David Wilkins
Apr 15, 2015
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Jean Phillipe Pollonais did not pay his rent. He and his house mate were nuisance tenants and have been frequently reported by the neighbours to the authorities for their anti-social behaviour.They were smoking heavily in the house despite it being a non smoking tenancy. There have also been three visits made to the house by the police. After repeated warnings we moved to evict them. At this point one of the boy's fathers stepped in to improve and guarantee their behaviour. He also paid the outs....
Apr 05,2014
Minithumbdown
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Apr 05,2014
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Had wrong epc certificate published on rightmove, they were rude, did not acknowledge emails and ignored calls. Would stay well clear of them....
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Mar 14,2014
Minithumbup
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Mar 14,2014
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The photographs Colin took of my property were excellent. I had complete confidence in him. He was professional and always available to answer any questions. He kept me informed of the progress of the sale. From valuation to completion took 8 weeks. I would not hesitate to use Oliver James again....
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Jan 20,2014
Minithumbdown
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Jan 20,2014
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This agent never returned our calls ยขรขโ€šยฌรขโ‚ฌล“ we had all problems with house and they never bothered to fix anything. We left in the end as they were so unhelpful. I would never go to them again....
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By: G Stevens
Jan 21, 2014
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Very sorry to hear about your problems, perhaps you would be good enough to contact me as I would like the opportunity to investigate your complaint. George Stevens (Director)....
Dec 04,2013
Minithumbup
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Dec 04,2013
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The sales process took 25 weeks and 2 days from the day we first met Nicholas Lindsay- and 19 weeks from the first viewing (12 viewers in all). Excellent teamwork. After each viewing, the vendor e-mailed feedback to OJ - and normally, within 24 hours OJ e-mailed their feedback to vendor, following their discussions with the viewers. The 7 weeks from agreed sale to Exchange of Contracts was an exercise in \'keeping the vendor patient\' that Oliver James managed very well....
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Oct 08,2013
Minithumbup
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Oct 08,2013
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Having had our property on the market with another local agent for 4 months with little interest and no communication from them for over 2 months we decided to move to Oliver James. Although the property still took some considerable time to sell Nicholas and his team were always upbeat and positive throughout. They supported and encouraged us at times when we were considering withdrawing from the market and thankfully this encouragement ultimately led to the property being sold at its asking pri...
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Sep 03,2013
Minithumbdown
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Sep 03,2013
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David Wilkins is, without doubt, the worst agent I have come across in my 60+ years. My daughter was thinking of selling the house she lives in, but it is owned by trusts and requires the trusts to agree any contract. He has been informed of this 3 times by email, but has not even had the common courtesy of acknowledging the emails. If this is the standard of service one can expect, I am looking to use another agent....
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Aug 19,2013
Minithumbdown
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Aug 19,2013
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Quick enquiry regarding the property, received complete disinterest and general rudeness. Asked if the landlord would accept pets. Answer was I don\'t know, give me your number, will call back. Never called back. Another property my partner enquired about, entirely independently to my enquiry, met with the same arrogant rude attitude. There\'s no reason to behave with such disdain to enquiries - it smacks of arrogance, indifference and quite simply, is unprofessional and downright rude. ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Be friendly and helpful, instead of complete arses.
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May 30,2013
Minithumbup
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May 30,2013
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I have found these to be great Agents and 2 people I mention I have had a lot of dealings with along with Corinne who has also been most helpful whenever I have needed to speak to them. We are now on our 2nd set of tenants with them and they handled the changeover very well despite the previous tenant leaving before the end of their term....
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