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Melvyn Danes Independent Estate Agents have been serving the people of Shirley and Solihull since 1990. We are a multi disciplined practice offering Estate Agency services, Letting Agents and Chartered Surveyors. We pride ourselves on providing excellent levels of customer service by combing modern marketing with traditional values.
Melvyn Danes

385 Stratford Road Shirley, Solihull
West Midlands
B90 3BW

0121 744 2801

Nov 28,2016
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I would have no hesitation in recommending the Melvyn Danes sales team. Always helpful and I was always able to contact them....
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Very competitive, no hidden extras.
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Nov 09,2016
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Nov 09,2016
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Professional service and friendly and helpful kept me well informed of developments throughout the sale of my late fathers property...
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Very competitive
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Nov 01,2016
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Nov 01,2016
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Pat , Sam and their team gave us such a smooth and efficient service. Totally hassle free, nothing was too much trouble. The teams gave us confidence and support when needed, professional and human at all times. Colleagues at work who were moving house at the same time using different agents had hassle and stress- we didn't thanks to the Team at both Wythall and Shirley. Great value for money too- one price , all in we knew where we stood for costs which when moving can run away with you. Pat's ...
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Excellent value for money. Fixed fee allows you to budget , no extras or hidden costs.
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Oct 10,2016
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Oct 10,2016
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Hi I just want to say how helpful Sam has been all through our sale and her regular calls giving updates were a great help she communicated well with the chain and kept us informed all the way along. We had not moved in 23 years so Sam was great i would highly recommend her and Melvyn Danes as a company....
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Excellent
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Oct 05,2016
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Oct 05,2016
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Excellent service and tenacity on what proved to be a difficult sale. Sam persisted and managed to keep the sale going despite multiple setbacks....
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Par for the course, but well earned in the circumstances.
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Sep 19,2016
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Sep 19,2016
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Adam is very knowledgable of houses in Shirley , the staff in the office are all friendly and professional. Sam kept me well updated and replied promptly when I had a query ,everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend them . And would use them again....
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Good
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Sep 08,2016
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Sep 08,2016
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Great personable people. Always happy to help, always responsive on the phone, never told to call back if the requested person wasn't in/available. Even when times were stressful, they made the process easy and manageable....
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Good
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Aug 15,2016
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Aug 15,2016
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Sam and Lucy were brilliant - they kept us up to date every week from instruction to completion. Adam knew the area very well....
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Jul 19,2016
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Jul 19,2016
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Sam Adam and all the team were amazing, highly recommend, thanks again for all ur help, you go above and beyond ₘºï¸...
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Jul 09,2016
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Jul 09,2016
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First class, professional and friendly service - would thoroughly recommend. Excellent communication and advice provided throughout the process, with time taken to understand individual needs with the appropriate balance of humour and professionalism. Cannot recommend highly enough....
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very good
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Jul 08,2016
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Jul 08,2016
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I used Melvyn Danes to sell our house having had quotes from a number of other local Estate Agents. From the first meeting and valuation meeting with Adam Marshall through to the weekly progress reports and chasing of buyers and Solicitors by Sam Anderson and Vanessa Watkins Danes offered professional and courteous service throughout. Adam was very knowledgable in the local market and convinced us to list at a price higher than the other agents had suggested. He was confident that we could ach...
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The fees were in line with all other agents who I used to value the property.
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Jul 07,2016
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Jul 07,2016
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Very professional, courteous and approachable. All calls dealt with promptly and efficiently. Always happy to answer any query no matter how small....
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Not cheap
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Jul 01,2016
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Jul 01,2016
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Melvyn Danes Shirley branch met all our expectations. Viewings were arranged quickly and communication with us with excellent. We didn't really believe that we'd have offers within a week but we did - thanks. Staff kept the momentum going on the sale so we completed and exchanged within 3 months of the house going on the market. Thanks....
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Fees fair
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Jun 29,2016
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Jun 29,2016
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From the outset Danes were very aware of the market, and produced some good details. Adam gave us some good early advice and the rest of the team were always friendly and helpful. Sam Anderson could not have been more helpful and professional. We really felt looked after by her....
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Fair
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Jun 23,2016
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Jun 23,2016
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We cannot recommend Melvyn Danes enough. Worth every penny. All viewings accompanied by a member of their staff and we had an offer which we accepted the 1st weekend the house went up for sale. It didn't end there, they kept us informed, liased with solicitors and other estate agents in the chain and resolved any problems. Moving is a very stressful time and it was wonderful to have such a professional caring team on our side....
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Excellent value for money, yes more expensive than online agents but worth every penny.
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Jun 22,2016
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Jun 22,2016
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Adam was honest in the advice he gave me which had the added complication of a lease extension and recommended a solicitor who handled the whole process efficiently. Sam kept me updated of developments throughout the sale. There was another property similar to mine in the same road at the same time which remained unsold whilst my property sale completed and I moved into my new home....
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We were able to agree a fee reduction as we had 2 properties to sell.
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Jun 22,2016
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Jun 22,2016
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Purchased our first home through Melvyn Danes and whilst at the start things went pretty smoothly problems appeared after the sale went through. We were advised we would have our keys by 10am however didn't receive these until 4pm which meant a wasted day of annual leave, I didn't think to much of this however another family member has just had the same experience. We also wanted to do our own gas safety checks however was advised that the seller was sorting this out and nothing further was done...
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By: Samantha Anderson
Jun 23, 2016
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Dear Mr & Mrs Roopra, Thank you for your feedback, however, the issues that you have raised are issues concerning solicitors. Unfortunately, it is down to the banking system and the time that the solicitors receive the money that allows us to release keys and we do not have any control over this matter. Also, if the gas certificate was with your solicitor I would recommend that you contact the engineer that signed off the work as again this is out of our control. I do hope that you will be h....
Jun 22,2016
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Jun 22,2016
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Absolutely brilliant cannot fault the process of buying this house through Melvyn Danes always kept update with call emails etc...
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Brilliant
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Nov 20,2015
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Nov 20,2015
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Adam valued my property at the correct market price enabling us to secure an early sale, unlike other agents who will over inflate in order to get the business. Lucy then took over the viewings with regular feedback. When an offer was made she did a fab job in negotiating to a level that was acceptable to us. Then Sam......bless her, she was a star! As we live in Torquay we were not in a position to be hands on and Sam dealt brilliantly with a couple of last minute issues. I would have no hesita...
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Oct 31,2015
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Oct 31,2015
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I can't speak highly enough of the service that Melvyn Danes have provided. Firstly, my property sold in 6 days (at asking price): Adam advised that this was likely to happen (a popular road) and he gave me excellent advice as to where to look for my new home. Subsequently I found a beautiful flat (coincidentally marketed with Melvyn Danes - so I have bought through them too - they knew what I was looking for). This was already excellent service and Melvyn Danes had already earned their fee. ...
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Oct 29,2015
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Oct 29,2015
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Following the death of my father in March 2014 Melvyn Danes were instructed to sell his property as part of the administration of his Estate. From being instructed on 30th April 2014 it took approx 2 weeks to receive an offer that was accepted. When the buyers survey highlighted a possible structural problem with the property at my request Sam at the Branch arranged for a Structural Engineer to visit the property and assess the work required to prepare a report of the work required. Sam again at...
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The fees were as quoted and inline with what other Agents were charging at the time they were used. No additional fees were charged for the assistance given in organising for the work required to the property to be done.
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Oct 22,2015
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Oct 22,2015
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From the start I could not have been more impressed with the level of professionalism displayed by the whole team at Melvyn Danes. From the initial visit by the manager, Adam to the after sales with Sam.They accompanied all viewings (and they managed to get many within the first weekend!). The house was sold within a week and the negotiator, Lucy, was excellent. Once sold, the file was passed to Sam who kept the chain together, liaised with all the necessary parties regularly and kept me informe...
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Perfectly reasonable for the time and effort expended and the level of support given to the sale.
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Oct 21,2015
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Oct 21,2015
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The service I have received from all the staff at Melvyn Danes has been excellent. I used them to sell my house 8 years ago (they were the 3rd Agent I had tried to sell the property, and they were the only ones who managed it successfully). I didn't hesitate to use them again when I sold my Mothers house this year. Both sales were handled in a very professional manner. I was given regular updates on the progress of the sale. They offered advice and support when it was needed. Selling my Moth...
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Oct 16,2015
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Oct 16,2015
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Following valuations and quotes from 3 local agents I decided upon the services of Melvyn Danes to sell my property and am very pleased that I did. All of the team that I had contact with were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Sam communicated regularly with me and returned all my calls promptly and courteously. I felt very comfortable to ask any question no matter how small. I ended up both selling and buying with Melvyn Danes and the service received was impeccable. I would 100...
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Oct 15,2015
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Oct 15,2015
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Sam played an essential part in securing the purchase of my new house during my absence while I was abroad on holiday, as I was not in contact...
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Oct 14,2015
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Oct 14,2015
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We selected Mervin Danes after inviting three agents to sell our house .the basis for our choice stemed from the feeling that Adamwould do that extra bit that would make sure that our sale was successful.they attended the viewings and to our amazement they achieved 3 offers from 3 viewings .they also exceeded the asking price.all good .the after sale attention to detail lead by Sam has been outstanding,no stone has been left unturned in an effort to keep us informed.if you are buying or selling ...
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Fair price for outstanding service
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Oct 14,2015
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Oct 14,2015
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The service we received from Melvyn Danes was exceptional. The professional communication from valuation through to completion was superb. Our house was pitched at the exact right price to attract plenty of viewings and consequently we received a great offer. The contract chaser was brilliant. She liaised with our buyer and ourselves so we were always kept in the loop. I have used Melvyn Danes twice before and would definitely use them again....
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Oct 14,2015
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Oct 14,2015
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We have used Melvyn Danes on two occasions to sell our home and one occasion to buy, and on all occasions the service provided to our family has been excellent. Most recently Adam and his team looked after every aspect of our. sale, with an exceptionally rapid turn around, our house literally was sold within just a few days. Adam worked tirelessly to arrange back to back viewings providing us with maximum impact and then also sharing advice on how to select the best offer when they came flying ...
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Oct 14,2015
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This is the first time I have used Melvyn Danes and it certainly won't be the last. The professional service that I received was excellent , from the first meeting of valuation right through to the completion of our property . All staff were extremely professional and always so very helpful no matter who I spoke to, nothing was ever too much trouble and always called me back when they said they would . This is by far the most efficient and professional estate agent I have ever used and won't hes...
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Very competitive and defiantly earned their money by giving excellent service.
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Oct 14,2015
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Oct 14,2015
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We have used them for both buying and selling a house. In fact, they did such a great job when we brought our old house we didn't hesitate to use them when the time came to sell it. The team are very professional, nothing is too much trouble. They always keep you up to date with sale progress. When we sold our house, the turnaround from valuation, taking photos, measuring up through to advertising the property was very fast. The house sold in a few weeks, with very little hassle on our part. Wou...
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Areas covered
  • B90
  • Solihull
  • B91
  • Wythall
  • B92
  • Sheldon
  • B93
  • B94
  • B47
  • B26
  • B27
  • B28
  • SHIRL
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Valuation and Fee Performance
100% customers were satisfied with fees 100% accuracy of agent's valuations
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Sales
  • Min: £124,950
  • Max: £500,000

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Last updated at 1:46 PM 29/10/2015 by Adam Marshall

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We are members of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme and all of our complaints are dealt with by our in house complaints officer and the Ombudsman for Estate Agents. A copy of our complaints procedure is available via our head office in Shirley.
Last updated at 1:46 PM 29/10/2015 by Adam Marshall

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