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Residential Sales and Letting Agents
Oliver James

3 Bath Street Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 3QH

01235 555007

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 23,2016
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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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Nov 17,2015
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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
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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
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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
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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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Jul 29,2015
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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
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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
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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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Jul 09,2015
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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
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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
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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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Mar 14,2014
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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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Dec 04,2013
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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
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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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Oct 18,2012
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Oct 18,2012
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Colin was the most helpful, professional, pleasant person to deal with. Everything that was asked of him was done immediately in a cheerful and efficient manner. This agency handled the sale of my property with absolute competence from beginning to end I would not hesitate to recommended Oliver James as Estate Agents to anyone wanting to receive 1st class service....
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Sep 27,2012
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Sep 27,2012
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The aim was to relocate from Abingdon to Wantage if a suitable house could be found there. Nicholas Lindsey and his team at Oliver James provided a very complete, speedy, professional and polite service. Nicholas found a buyer for our Abingdon property and searched amongst our preferred range of possible houses in Wantage to find one for sale. It all worked very well and I have no hesitation in recommending Oliver James to others....
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Jul 12,2011
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Jul 12,2011
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From the initial contact with Nicholas Lindsey to exchange of contracts, Nicholas and his team have been superb. Problems have been dealt with rapid professionalism and always with great regard for the pressure we were under. I would recommend Oliver James to anyone seeking the BEST!...
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Dec 11,2010
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Dec 11,2010
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Oliver James are wonderful! My first experience of the Abingdon branch was when the people I bought my house from used them as their estate agent. I was so impressed that I went back and sold the same house using Oliver James. They go well beyond the call of duty to take care of you. They're fair, patient, very experienced, quick to respond, and thorough. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them. As a natural born worrier, they made the whole process of selling a house so much easie...
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Dec 10,2010
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The Directors and their team at Oliver James provided an excellent service from the time they came to value the property through to completion. They kept me fully informed throughout the process, and gave guidance and advice that was always helpful and accurate. I am happy to reassure any prospective clients that they would be placing their business with a highly professional and trustworthy firm....
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I just can't believe that this is true and it amazes me that its taken 18 months for the company to uncover some of the comments about it. Same for the review posted on the next day! ....
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