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Douglas Allen

13 Kingsland High Street Dalston Hackney, London
Greater London
E8 2JS

0207 923 1919

Oct 08,2015
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Oct 08,2015
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It's without surprise that I've found Douglas Allen to be an awful estate agent. We should have listened to our own judgement to begin with when we were approached about selling our flat as Sale By Tender. We considered the practice totally immoral, but were talked round in to doing it by Dan. Of course the decision was ours and we take the responsibility, but still we were heavily influenced by an agent of the market. People rarely buy and sell property in their lifetime so do lean on "...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Treated us with respect and been more cooperative when selling our flat. Dan told us a list of things they would do for us that all fell by the wayside. Living up to that list would have been enough. But most of all, treat their clients with respect and follow a decent code of practice. Don't hide behind clauses and contracts that they can see are immoral and not applicable. I've never had such an experience with a company - anywhere.
Comment on agent fees
As above. We consider that we were duped in to paying such a large fee. Never again, would I use them.
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Jun 25,2014
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Jun 25,2014
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Mr. Goldsworthy has from day one impressed us with his excellent knowledge of the area. and accepted our own valuation as marketable. He actually informed us how long the property would be sold, and he was proven right. for me an impressive feat. The office arranged for a photographer, and were professional in their re-arrangement of the furniture to highlight the positive aspects of the property. The prospective buyers started coming from the next day, the few whose offer was below our valuat...
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Feb 17,2014
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Feb 17,2014
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Carl was very helpful and guided us on selling our property, we had a shaky start with other team members regarding viewings but Andrew Bilby more the compensated for this with his dedication and "over and above duty " help solving problems that our solicitors could not or would not manage. We are now happily in our new property and for that we totally credit Andrew and his solid advice and help....
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Feb 17,2014
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Feb 17,2014
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Good experience and would would recommend the branch. Good at keeping in contact and letting me know what was going on and helped me secure a really nice flat. Would use them in the future. Felt like they were a honest group of people...
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Feb 11,2014
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Feb 11,2014
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Andrew Bilby from Douglas Allan has given a Great service, great help and guidance to a first time buyer. highly recommended....
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Jan 09,2014
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Jan 09,2014
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While I didn\'t appreciate the way the first person handled the pre-sales and were not obviousley useful (i.e never called me back after viewing, then became pushy, ...), I thought that Andrew was indeed very helpful and handled the case well....
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Dec 11,2013
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Dec 11,2013
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Andrew was fantastic help throughout the whole of the process. It was a bit of a nightmare purchase as first the tenants refused to move out for months and months, and then there were a series of price hike in the 11th hour from the vendor. Throughout the whole period of acquiring court orders and ultimately a notice for possession, Andrew was in regular contact to explain clearly the processes and manage expectations of time, which was really appreciated. There was also a point where I ne...
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Nov 27,2013
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Nov 27,2013
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Wow I used Douglas Allen to find my 1st property and the service I received from Dav & Carl was by far the best compared to the other agents I dealt with. They regularly contacted me with new properties and were very professional throughout the sale process. Everything went through very smoothly without any issues that\'s mainly down to Douglas Allen I can\'t thank them enough. When i decide to move in the future I will definitely be using them again. Thanks a million guys....
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By: Rob Wade
Dec 07, 2013
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Dear Brad Lowe, Thank you for you positive feedback regarding Carl and Dav at the Dalston branch. Part of our company mission statement is to HELP our customers achieve their dream move !!! I'm please to see that it's going strong and you fully experianced the benefits. Thanks again Rob Wade Group Partner.....
Nov 27,2013
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Nov 27,2013
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Douglas Allen handled the purchase, including the conveyancing, of my flat with integrity and professionalism. As a first-time buyer they helped me handle a potentially very stressful time with relative ease. Everything ran as smoothly as is possible. would recommend them to other potential buyers....
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By: Rob Wade
Dec 07, 2013
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Dear Anna, Congratulations on your recent purchase!!! Thank you for taking the time to make comment regarding our Dalston branch!! The conveyancing firms that work along side us help keep everyone updated which helps us to our jobs properly!! Thaks again Rob Wade Group Partner.....
Nov 15,2013
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Nov 15,2013
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Thank you Douglas Allen @ Dalston. With out you guys I am not sure it would of ever gone through, I instructed my own solicitors, not Douglas Allens as they were local and they was bad lost my first buyer due to my own solicitors and the agent saved the day with the 2nd buyer. With out Andrew getting my solicitors going and responding it would of failed again. Thank you to Carl, Devinder and Andrew as you made selling my property while abroad and not present as stress free and helpful as possibl...
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By: Rob wade
Nov 23, 2013
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Dear P.S Thanks for your feedback!!!! It sounds like they saved the day in the end?? Having our after sales service means that we can focus on getting sales through quickly or re sell a house if need be as it was in your case. Looks like Andrew earnt his money this time . Congratulations on your move. Rob wade Group partner....
Nov 09,2013
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Nov 09,2013
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I recently bought a property through douglas allen in dalston and was very impressed with the service and how efficient the branch is. I initially met with a delightful young man Nigel who was very helpful in finding what I was looking for and a credit to estate agency. His manager Carl helped tremendously in tieing up my offer and Andrew was instrumental during the whole process in ensuring Id be moved in before Christmas. I would definitely buy or sell through douglas allen again in the future...
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By: Rob wade
Nov 23, 2013
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Dear M.J, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your dealings with our Dalston branch. As you can see its a team efforts that gets our clients moving. I hope you will be happy in your new home this Christmas. Rob wade Group Partner....
Oct 18,2013
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Oct 18,2013
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I had the pleasure dealing with a lovely lady called Anita Kaur, Carl and Andrew in the closing stages of the sale of my property, I also dealt with thier in-house solicitors Baines and Partners. I have to say from start to finish they have been absolutely fantastic, I cannot praise them enough. They kept me informed of exacltly what was going on throughout the sale, Andrew has just been great. I certainly do not mind paying them thier fee. So from me to you, thank you so much. It has bee...
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By: Rob wade
Oct 19, 2013
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Dear Mr Rhoden, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your positvie experiance that you enjoyed using our office in Dalston, selling a home as you have mentioned takes a team of staff so things can run smoothly. I hope you are happy in your new property wherever that mey be. Thanks again Rob Wade Group Partner....
Oct 02,2013
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Oct 02,2013
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I recently sold my property via Douglas Allen Dalston branch and I have to say they were superb throughout the whole process. I initially dealt with Dav who was head and shoulders better then any other agent I dealt with he managed to sell my property within 2 days of it being on the market and for over the asking price. After accepting the offer i dealt with Andrew who was very helpful and quick to reply to my messages. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anybody looki...
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Oct 03, 2013
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Hello Steven I am very pleased to see that Team Dalston have achieved you goal of securing your move, Dav, Carl, Anita, Nigel and myself are pleased we have realised your dream move. Great we have managed to sell your property quickly and we managed to be superb and happy that we responded to your questions quickly and help you achieve over the asking price, this no-doubt would of been the affect of our extensive open houses that we arrange on all properties that come to the market, well done....
Oct 02,2013
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Oct 02,2013
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I bought my property using Douglas Allen and found them to be excellent. Dev was very professional, polite and always kept me informed about the process and returned my calls promptly. He was on top of the transaction and was also good at chasing up the solicitors so all in all my purchase went smoothly and quickly so made the process stress free. I would recommend using Douglas Allen given their professional and excellant service....
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Oct 03, 2013
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Hello Sam Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts on your experience of using Douglas Allen in Dalston, Devinder, Carl, Anita, Nigel and myself are very pleased of your good review and comments. We are very glad that your purchase was stress free and we kept chasing matters for you, all the best for your purchase and when you need Douglas Allen we will be very pleased to help you again. Thanks Andrew Bilby....
Sep 28,2013
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Sep 28,2013
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The agents were very patient with a lengthily sale and helped to push through various bits with the mortgage, solicitor and vendor. They also let me look round the property loads of times, even after my offer was accepted, and after I had exchanged. Overall, very helpful and one of the more genuine sales teams I have come across in Hackney....
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Sep 30, 2013
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Hello James Thank you, and all the best for your new venture hope it all goÒ€ℒs to plan and you enjoy your work ahead of you. IÒ€ℒm Glad that Carl, my self and the DA Team have been genuine, helpful and patient with you. Sometime sales can drag but glad we got it all sorted for you, hope you will be very happy with your new flat. Kind Regards....
Sep 20,2013
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Sep 20,2013
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In the whole we found Douglas Allen as an agency very professional and friendly and we had good contact with the agent who was dealing with both our sale and purchase. The only thing we had a problem with was we were not told about the offers on our flat until they had the highest one i understand they didn\'t want us jumping straight in at the first offer but it would have been nice to know we had them for our own peace of mind....
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Oct 01, 2013
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Dear customer We are very pleased you have taken the time to leave your views on your experience of using Douglas Allen in Dalston, we are very pleased that we got you sale and purchase through successfully for you with a friendly and professional service and kept good contact with you throughout the transaction. I am sorry that some of the offers did not reach you as quickly as you would of hoped, with properties with a lot of viewings and interest it can take time to get everybodyÒ€ℒs o....
Aug 08,2013
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Aug 08,2013
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Andrew Bilby was absolutely brilliant. He handled our very complex purchase, with 5 solicitors and conveyancers and court orders involved. He was far better informed than the solicitors involved, and also thought ahead. He kept me closely informed, and reacted immediately and constructively to my queries and suggestions. I don\'t think this purchase would ever have gone through without his progresschasing -and no-messing positive attitude. I can\'t recommend him highly enough....
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Aug 21, 2013
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Hello Chris Thank you ever so much for taking the time out in leaving your comments of your experience with Douglas Allen and my-self. May I wish you all the happiness with your new property. Hope Duncan and your self will settle very quickly and wish you both the very best for the future. If you ever need our help in the future we would be delighted to help you out again. Kind Regards Andrew Bilby....
Jan 17,2013
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Jan 17,2013
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Did not agree with the way they market the price and not listening to the customer\'s opinion. Should not pressure the vendor to make a quick sale....
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Jan 17, 2013
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Hello Malcom I am sorry you felt this way about your marketing of the property, I am pleased we got you moved and understand from Annie that you settled in very well in your new place , too which I am very happy to hear that. Do thank Annie for her bottle she brought us for our efforts in getting things done, may I wish you all the very best and hope you are very happy were you have gone too. Kindest Regards....
Jan 09,2013
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Jan 09,2013
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They knew their market, and the property sold very quickly, even if completion was eventually delayed for a number of months because of the buyer\'s circumstances. No fault of the agent, who always had an alternative buyer available if I had chosen to pull out. As it was, they were always attentive, stayed in touch and kept me informed of what was happening, which reduced stress levels considerably!...
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Jan 18, 2013
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Hello Jacques Well done on your recent transaction with Douglas Allen, may I wish you all the happiness with your move and hope you will be very happy there. Thank you ever so much for your comments about Douglas Allen, it is nice to see our efforts are noted and appreciated that is very kind of you. Kindest Regards....
Jan 02,2013
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Jan 02,2013
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Andrew was responsive and professional throughout a rather difficult and protracted sale. He answered my queries promptly and kept the sale moving forward. I would definitely recommend him as an agent....
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Jan 03, 2013
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Hello Anna Happy new year, hope you enjoyed your festive break, wishing you all the very best for 2013. Thank you ever so much for you very nice comments, great we got you there during your difficult transaction. Kind Regards Andrew....
Dec 18,2012
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Dec 18,2012
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Although we put this property on during the Olympics Douglas Allen still managed to get plenty of potential buyers through the door. What we didn\'t get though was offers. However after a block viewing one September afternoon we got inundated with F I V E offers. We chose the buyer recommended by Carl as the most promising one and although again it took much longer than expected to get a survey booked or even contact to be made from the buyer\'s solicitors we did get there in the end. I believe ...
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Dec 18, 2012
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Hello Pablo Glad the open houses work, looks like you had a great choice to of buyers to choose from, unfortunately banks are not as quick as they used to be in getting surveyors booked. Glad you are happy with the service that was given to you and glad we got you over the finishing line, we look forward to a continuing partnership in the future. Have a great festive break and happy New Year. Regards....
Nov 14,2012
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Nov 14,2012
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he was very polite, informative, professional and always kept me upto date with viewings e.t.c. When he was not available I dealt with other members of his team whom also acted in a professional manner. I was pleased with the time scale of how long it took to sell the property....
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Sep 30,2012
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Sep 30,2012
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My initial experience was not great in that I was passed from one person to the next during the period prior to putting in an offer and an offer being accepted. During this time I saw the property twice, each time with a different agent and received conflicting information (and a lack of basic information such as length of lease, service charge etc). Most frustrating was that I was not made aware that there was another interested party at the time of making my offer, nor was informed that this p...
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Oct 03, 2012
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Hello Stuart, thanks for taking the time for your views and feedback, can only apologise about the start on behalf of Douglas Allen. Some issues we face with bank re-possession sales is a lack of information to start with, as the sellers selling were not the owners and represents the bank. Not been the sellers will make it harder to get info to start with, but glad that Douglas Allen came through for you during your difficult and complicated purchase and helped and supported you at every time y....
Sep 27,2012
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Sep 27,2012
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The 2 staff members mentioned above dealt with my sale, they were both fantastic, efficient, professional, helpful, polite and nice. They projected a positive image of Douglas Allen, I would recommend the company again due to my positive experience....
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By: Andrew Bilby, Sales Progressor@Douglas Allen
Oct 03, 2012
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Hello Kabirat, Congratulations on your successful sale of your property with Douglas Allen, may I thank you for giving Douglas Allen an opportunity to sell your property as you was a pleasure to deal with, also may I thank you for taking the time to leave some positive feedback with your experience you had with Douglas Allen and myself. If you need to sell or buy I expect you to call us first. All the best for your future. Andrew....
Sep 24,2012
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Sep 24,2012
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Douglas Allen provided me with fantastic customer service and consistently gave me feedback from our viewings. One of the main reasons I decided to use them is down to there brilliant marketing they do. They managed to sell the property very quickly and for more then I wanted, and then helped me secure a property. They really were the best agent I have dealt with and would recommend them to anyone....
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Absolutely abysmal. So unprofessional. Lazy and don't give honest answers to questions. Made multiple viewings of a property without informing everyone this was going to happen. If I had a property to sell I would never never use this agent. I have worked as an estate agent so know that not all are like this but they give agents a very bad name....
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