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Residential Sales and Letting Agents
Oliver James

3 Bath Street Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 3QH

01235 555007
Sep 12,2017
Minithumbup
Colin Steel
By: 'Susan'
Sep 12,2017
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Colin at Oliver James has been extremely helpful and courteous throughout my house purchase. His professionalism and honesty gave me confidence throughout what was for me a stressful process. His local knowledge means that some remedial work that needed doing to the property is proceeding very well, and I am now happily living in my new home. I felt able to trust Colin, and I can't thank him enough for his advice....
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Sep 10,2017
Minithumbup
Colin Steel
By: 'Nick'
Sep 10,2017
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Oliver James did an excellent job of selling our house and I would be happy to recommend them to my friends. Colin Steel photographed our house in the early afternoon and had it on the market and listed on rightmove by the end of the day. The photographs were excellent and the description of our house was well written. I was genuinely surprised by the number of viewings we had and the house sold within a few days. The staff at Oliver James were friendly, polite and efficient throughout the who...
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The fees were very reasonable
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Aug 30,2017
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Jenny S'
Aug 30,2017
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Having successfully negotiated one of the trickiest property sales imaginable on our behalf, I can only say that Nicholas Lindsey (Oliver James, Abingdon) has proved to be determined and extremely hard working. He has understood our requirements, and those of the buyers, and has never been slow to pick up the phone to smooth the way for both parties. Full of insight, and plenty of hard graft, albeit at times sharing in our frustration. A skilled negotiator. We are delighted and very grateful for...
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The fees were very reasonable, especially in the light of the various unexpected complexities we encountered along the way.
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Aug 28,2017
Minithumbup
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Colin Steel
By: 'Mr and Mrs E'
Aug 28,2017
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We have just had another smooth move using Oliver James for both our sale and purchase. They were both efficient and professional at all times, keeping us in the picture as to how things were proceeding....
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Their fees were better than what we expected when we initially discussed moving.
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Aug 25,2017
Minithumbup
Colin Steel
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'PM'
Aug 25,2017
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Excellent, friendly service. Lots of viewings and achieved close to asking price in a difficult housing market. Normally I'd say 'you get what you pay for' with an estate agent but Oliver James exceeded my expectations at a reasonable price....
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Fair price for a job well done
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Jul 20,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Herman'
Jul 20,2017
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I asked Oliver James to market my property after disappointing results from two other local agents, who had been overly optimistic in their valuations. I found the more realistic approach of Oliver James refreshing, and the whole team was extremely professional. Quality of advertising materials was high, and they kept me well informed throughout about viewings and feedback....
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Very reasonable.
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May 04,2017
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'The clampits'
May 04,2017
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Fantastic service from beginning to end. Kept us informed at all times. Didn't mind how many times we contacted the office to ask their advice!...
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Very competitive
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Apr 12,2017
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Kerry'
Apr 12,2017
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Nicholas at Oliver James let and managed my property in a village near Abingdon very successfully for the last 2 years. I found the service to be thorough, efficient and professional. With sound knowledge of the market / area they negotiated a great deal for me and the tenants were looked after so well they asked to stay for another year! Communication is very important to me and Nicholas made sure he was always reachable. I would be happy to recommend Oliver James for lettings and sales....
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The fees were reasonable and there was always room for negotiation whether letting or selling.
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Apr 06,2017
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
Colin Steel
By: 'The Larks on the Hill'
Apr 06,2017
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After a bad experience with another local Estate Agent, we decided to re-launch the property and opted to go with Oliver James after researching other agencies in the locality. We are so glad that we did as we have to say that overall our experience was very good and were impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff involved who kept us completely up-to-date. The property sold much quicker than we ever anticipated....
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Comment on agent fees
When the final bill was received we thought it was high and that it was not value for money but saying that we did not envisage such a rapid sale. The property could have remained on the market unsold for a much longer period which would have justified the amount charged.
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Mar 09,2017
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'RP'
Mar 09,2017
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Nicholas managed our house sale extremely well. He kept us informed, advised us well at each stage and was always approachable and responsive. We were always impressed with the service from everyone in the branch whenever we had to contact them, or them us. I would heartily recommend Nicholas, and Oliver James as a whole....
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As expected.
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Feb 23,2017
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Russ and Cate'
Feb 23,2017
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We would not hesitate to recommend both Nicholas and Oliver James as our neighbours also did to us after experiencing their service a year before we took the plunge. One very pleasing service they provide is to keep you constantly in the loop rather than being left wondering. Calls are returned promptly and other staff members are able to pick up a query as well....
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Fair
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Dec 15,2016
Minithumbup
Colin Steel
By: 'Tim and Alison'
Dec 15,2016
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Colin, and the rest of the team at Abingdon gave excellent service. Colin arranged over 20 viewings and dealt with the sale process with professionalism and good humour even when prospective buyers changed their minds. He finally negotiated a good sale....
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The fee charged was below that quoted by other agents.
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Dec 14,2016
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Elizabeth'
Dec 14,2016
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A very professional and friendly agency. we were extremely happy with everything they did. I would not hesitate to recommend them....
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As expected
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Sep 29,2016
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Gordon and Helen'
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
Colin Steel
By: 'Mr C Davies'
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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Standard
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Sep 20,2016
Minithumbup
Colin Steel
By: 'M & J Popple'
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
Colin Steel
By: 'Ian B'
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
Colin Steel
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Sellwood's'
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 23,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'margaret'
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
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Alison'
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
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'PtrKent'
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
Colin Steel
By: 'Sarah Church'
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
Nicholas Lindsey
Colin Steel
By: 'Clive Organ'
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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Jul 29,2015
Minithumbup
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Edward John Fairfield'
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
Colin Steel
By: 'Ian'
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
Colin Steel
By: 'Blackburn'
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
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'Dr. Ian Thomas'
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
Colin Steel
By: 'Helen R'
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
Colin Steel
Nicholas Lindsey
By: 'happyinnewhouse'
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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Mar 14,2014
Minithumbup
Colin Steel
By: 'Amanda'
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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