We met up with the team at Churchfield, to discuss all things property, and exciting developments in the Bournemouth area. Associate Partner ‘Gemma Hayward’ took the time to give us in the inside scoop…
20 Years of Local Knowledge
Churchfield’s roots have been firmly planted in the local area for over twenty years. Based in Charminster, their team of friendly sales and lettings experts make it their business to really understand the area that they are dealing with. “Most of us have grown-up, or lived here for a considerable time, so we like to think that we know everything there is to know about Bournemouth,” says Gemma. “There is so much going on in the area and it’s a great time to get involved in the property market here”, she continued.
Having an in-depth local knowledge is more than just location; it’s about local haunts, parks, entertainment and even more so about the future of the area. We got a chance to sneak a few words from company director ‘Andrew Hooper’, who had this to say about the exciting changes in Bournemouth, “…the council are planning to create a mini metropolis. They want to pedestrianize a lot of the currently congested areas and encourage international investment by replacing these areas with business hubs”.
Together, their skilful team has eight main areas of expertise: residential sales and lettings, land and developments, new homes, investment and commercial, and holiday and short-term lettings.
Estate agents tend to get tarnished with the same brush; an un-friendly persona that is only interested in money, but Churchfield couldn’t be further from this. During our interview I couldn’t help but notice a real buzz about the office. Their team was constantly on the move, with agents coming in and out for viewings casting smiles at one another, phones ringing and laughter being heard around the room, it was clear this was an incredibly friendly team and as a buyer, seller or landlord, this can make all the difference.
“We have the industry know-how to deal with all property matters applying a flexible tailored approach to each individual or companies requirements”.
Let us Let
The lettings market is a battlefield for Landlords, not knowing whom to trust with their property. Churchfield pride themselves on conducted a transparent approach to lettings, “we like to make all of our costs clear from the outset and ensure everything is out in the open. We know of a lot of Landlords who have previously been, for a lack of a better word, ‘stitched-up’, by additional costs and surprise fees, but that’s not how we like to conduct ourselves. We are honest and open in every aspect of our work”, says Gemma.
Churchfield offer an all-inclusive letting service, not just management but also advise for both private and corporate landlords. Their clients are based throughout Bournemouth, Poole and as far as Ringwood and Wimborne.
Bournemouth’s Development Experts
It’s an exciting time for the Churchfield team, with several new development projects under their belt. With projects popping up all over the Bournemouth and Poole area, Churchfield have quickly established themselves as THE agent for land and development opportunities. Retained by many local, national and international developers, Churchfield have a wealth of information and experience at their disposal, for those interested in exploring their options within the development of their land and or property.
Home Sweet New Home
Of course what goes hand in hand with development are ‘new homes’. Gemma’s eyes sparkled with excitement as she explained; “With our connections in the land and development industry, we are receiving an influx of new homes. It’s an exciting time, especially for first time buyers, with developers offering incentives for buying off plan. Not to mention the additional support from the government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme”. With their connections and extensive experience in the field, it’s easy to understand why so many are seeking out Churchfield for advice and assistance in the new home department.
Whatever your property talking points are, get in-touch with Bournemouth’s local agent ‘Churchfield’ and see how they can help you with your latest venture.
BELOW: David Swift – Partner (left) & Andrew Hooper – Partner (right)
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