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Parkers Estate Agents

25-26 Market place Reading
Berkshire
RG1 2DG

0118 957 5455
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Feb 04,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Ruth'
Feb 04,2018
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I recently used Parker's to sell my property. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others. I found them to be honest, pragmatic and very efficient. They know the Reading market well, gave me sound advice on the valuation and managed visits with ...
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Negotiable
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Dec 08,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sarah'
Dec 08,2017
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My house was taking a long time to sell and Parkers approached us to assist. On initial contact the context given by their representative was regarding entering into a joint agency agreement with the other agent, and that's what we understood we were entering ...
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In line with the market.
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By: Julie
Jan 25, 2018
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I agree with your comments. They are not professional agents. They have lied to me, and tried to intimidate me and indeed also have been aggressive. I buy and sell properties all the time and have never come across an agent so disrespectful and devious as this particular one. ...
Sep 08,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Long term landlord'
Sep 08,2017
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We have been landlords with Parkers Lettings for some time now. Having just registered a new property for letting with them I am again really pleased with the service Mark Brooker and his team have given. They were efficient and realiable offering guidance and advice ...
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Always open to suggestions.
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Aug 07,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Dm'
Aug 07,2017
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Absolutely dreadful company to rent with. I moved in to one of their properties with my partner last year and it wasn't exactly a fantastic standard... scuffs on the walls, chipped door frames, the cover for the extract fan came out and hit me on ...
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Nov 25,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sioban'
Nov 25,2016
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This is not a good agent I would advise prospective tenants and landlords to stay away from them. They remind me of little Apprentice candidates in there Top Man suits with that awful I am a ruthless little businessman attitude . They try to intimidate with ...
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Comment on agent fees
Excessive and overpriced given that
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Jul 15,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'marketplace'
Jul 15,2016
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I have rented with a few agencies before I bought my house and Parkers was the worst in an average low quality community. I was not happy with them during the tenure of my contract but the worst came when I told them I was ...
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By: Mark Brooker
Jul 15, 2016
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Thank you for taking the time to raise your concerns. As the Lettings Director for Parkers, your comments are of great concern to me and I would be grateful if you could contact me on 0118 957 5455 to discuss your complaint in more detail. Many Thanks. ...
Jul 06,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Gary'
Jul 06,2016
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Arrogant and completely self-serving. Parkers listed a property I was interested in, but when I called to arrange a viewing it was confirmed I was not allowed to as I had sold through Purple Bricks. When I challenged this it was down to purple bricks ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Live up to this claim. "Call us today or book online below for your free no obligation valuation and see what makes Parkers the right choice when it comes to marketing your home."
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Live up to this claim. "Call us today or book online below for your free no obligation valuation and see what makes Parkers the right choice when it comes to marketing your home."
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May 12,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'A disappointed tenant'
May 12,2016
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Sophie is not a professional in her approach to handling issues which is rather sad. I have decided not to bother contacting her with any issues I have as she lacks empathy and is not helpful. Her people skills are very poor. I shouldn't be ...
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May 06,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ophelia'
May 06,2016
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Parkers reading agents are not good agency to search for room. Staff are not helpful at at all and their are very high not good for any one to go there...
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Comment on agent fees
Very very bad
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Apr 07,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Unhappy Tenant in Reading'
Apr 07,2016
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Absolutely extortionate fees that are repeatedly asked for at every opportunity from tenants, including over £100 for a tenancy renewal and hundreds of pounds in admin fees at the start an end of a tenancy. No willingness to consider reasonableness or fairness of these fees ...
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Comment on agent fees
Far too high
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Nov 02,2014
Minithumbup
By: 'Christine Clifford'
Nov 02,2014
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Years back Parkers had a terrible reputation in Reading. Having spoken to three prospective estate agents re the sale of my property and not being happy with any of them, I took my daughters advice and tried Parkers, who she had used successfully 2 years ago. ...
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Oct 09,2014
Minithumbup
By: 'Very satisfied landlord/vendor'
Oct 09,2014
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We have used Parkers for 5 years as purchasers, landlords and then as vendors. We have had an excellent service from them and would highly recommend them as estate agents. They have always stayed in very regular contact with us and made renting out our property ...
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Comment on agent fees
Average for selling properties, after looking up online.
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Oct 05,2014
Minithumbup
By: 'Axel Putzeys'
Oct 05,2014
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I have been dealing with Parkers - Market Place in Reading for quite a few years in the purchasing and letting of BTL's. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Parkers has always shown a lot of dedication. They are efficient, knowledgeable, perseverant, very much client oriented ...
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Comment on agent fees
Competitive.
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Sep 05,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'REJ'
Sep 05,2014
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Terrible experience from the offset with three viewings at the same time and no back garden keys! I would warn all perspective customers to not put down an admin fee until a contract is in place. NEVER PAY THE ADMIN FEE UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
If Mark had the decency to call and explain rather than almost take pleasure in taking โ€š£900 from a customer. He didn\'t even try, in fact his emails were rude. My legal representative said I have an even stronger case because of his lack of etiquette. Its a shame as one bad apple brings down a whole team. Could of been such a different outcome.
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I still do not understand why I was asked to pay both admin and holding at same time. I wouldn\'t do it again, and any holding fee I put down I will make sure ALL or part is refundable. Totally unreasonable to take an admin fee of a customer when they haven\'t commenced referencing or letting contract. Bonkers and after investigation not normal practise.
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By: Craig Pearson
Sep 05, 2014
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Hi Rebecca I would like to take the opportunity to respond to your negative comments having discussed the situation at length with Mark. Our version of the event are that you viewed the property initially, visited our office immediately (very excitedly Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขd like to add) to secure the property and then decided to pay a holding deposit once Mark had agreed the let with the landlord. You also chose to pay the tenancy set up fee at the same time you paid the holding deposit. All the intimal ...
Jul 21,2014
Minithumbup
By: 'Mike H'
Jul 21,2014
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It is largely thanks to Damien's efficiency and persistence that this apparently simple sale was pushed through to exchange and completion, despite a number of obstacles and delays that appeared along the way. I am pleased to wholeheartedly recommend Damien as a selling agent....
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Jul 13,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Unhappy tenant'
Jul 13,2014
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We are tenants and they are terrible. They give no notice about visits to our house (i.e. gas man / work men / house viewings) which leaves us in a awkward position when strangers walk through the door. At the beginning of the contract they got ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
- Tell us when you plan on letting people access our property - Stop being insistent that certain items are tenant obligations without even checking the contract
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By: Craig Pearson
Jul 14, 2014
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im very confused regarding your complaint and would invite you to contact me Craig Pearson Managing Director at craigpearson@parkersproperties.co.uk we have a text message system and we back up all viewing appointments, if a contractor has entered your property without notice then im surprised you haven't contacted us to complain. when you supply your details to be referenced we have no control if you don't supply the information asked for at the start of the application process ? spelling mist ...
Apr 29,2014
Minithumbup
By: 'Happy Landlord'
Apr 29,2014
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Parkers have been letting my apartment for 4 years and I've been very happy so far. They've been very helpful fully managing the property, very effective finding tenants, so that my property wasn't vacant for long in between the tenancies and yet felt comfotable that my ...
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Mar 21,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'ian'
Mar 21,2013
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I pride myself on being straight forward to deal with and my word is my bond. I have to say both Damien and Mark dealt with the purchase in the same manner. Buying a property is never easy and different agents act is different ways. ...
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Mar 14,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Ashley'
Mar 14,2013
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Very helpful when I locked myself out of the flat and were more than happy to send an agent out with a master key to open door for me....
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Mar 07,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Brian S'
Mar 07,2013
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The service from Parkers was faultless. I received frequent updates whilst tenants were being sought and subsequently excellent tenants were found quickly. The administration side was also excellent and went very smoothly. Staff at Parkers were always pleasant and courteous and I will definitely use ...
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By: parkers estate agent
Mar 26, 2013
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Mar 01,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'RS'
Mar 01,2013
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I have rented out a property from parkers in reading for two years. I had a wonderful experience with them and the landlord they were helpful during the letting process since as a student not many agencies would want to deal with students but parkers ...
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By: parkers estate agents
Mar 26, 2013
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Feb 13,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'BS'
Feb 13,2013
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Kept emailing properties nowhere near to where we were looking. Not the end of the world, but then the ABSOLUTELY INCESSANT phone calls from the lettings team started, even though I told them to not contact me in work hours. When I asked them to ...
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By: Craig Pearson
Feb 14, 2013
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Please contact me urgently i wish to listern to the telephone calls, we pride ourselves on excellent customer services and i applogise if any of my staff have dealt with you this way if you contact me i can carry out a review and report back to, clearly by making a comment you feel strongly about this as i do so i would hope you will give me the chance to respond. Craig Pearson Director 01189575455 craigpearson@parkersproperties.co.uk ...
Jan 31,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'P O\'Connor'
Jan 31,2013
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When we wanted to let our property, we approached Parkers and found their service to be professional, thorough and speedy. Even when prospective tenants dropped out on us, Parkers had the property back on the market immediately and found new future tenants the same day. ...
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By: parkers Estate agent
Jan 31, 2013
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Jan 31,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Richard McCoull'
Jan 31,2013
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When negotiating the final purchase price I found Jay to be particularly helpful. All the way through the process, including the viewing and re-viewing the house, Jay arranged everything to our our satisfaction. After our offer was finally accepted, she kept us informed of the ...
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By: Craig Pearson
Feb 14, 2013
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thanks Richard good luck with the property ...
Jan 27,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Gareth Harrison'
Jan 27,2013
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I cannot speak highly enough about Parkers. Ben and Damian were simply superb at every stage of our house sale. I never once had to call them asking for information as I was constantly updated. They even updated me on my purchase even though they ...
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By: parkers estate agents
Jan 28, 2013
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Jan 02,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'P Clark'
Jan 02,2013
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Very professional and efficient. Good service received. Would reccomend to anyone selling their property as the property was advertised well and found their service good....
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By: Parkers Estate Agents
Jan 02, 2013
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Dec 25,2012
Minithumbup
By: 'T. Ru'
Dec 25,2012
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Excellent and professional service for checking out of my Reading propertyin early December. Fast responses and I received my deposit back before Christmas. The extra money in the pocket proven very helpful indeed!!...
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By: Parkers Estate Agents
Dec 28, 2012
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Dec 22,2012
Minithumbup
By: 'Emily M'
Dec 22,2012
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We did not have an especially easy sale (not due to Parkers, but matters out of their control). I found Damien very helpful and friendly on the phone. However, a number of other parties in the chain commented that their calls to him were not ...
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By: Parkers Estate Agents
Dec 28, 2012
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Dec 14,2012
Minithumbup
By: 'E & M Gifford'
Dec 14,2012
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We were impressed by how helpful Damien was with chasing solicitors and vendors. He was efficient in calling back and giving us constant updates which were gratefully received in such a stressful time. Thank you!...
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By: Parkers Estate Agents
Dec 17, 2012
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Dec 14,2012
Minithumbup
By: 'GS'
Dec 14,2012
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Excellent service from Parkers in Reading. As first time buyers we had a lot of questions and concerns about the whole process, but the agents really helped put our mind at rest. They were incredibly helpful, friendly and professional throughout, providing fast responses to our ...
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By: Parkers Estate Agents
Dec 17, 2012
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Valuation and Fee Performance
53% customers were satisfied with fees 63% accuracy of agent's valuations
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Sales
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