Martin & Co in Folkestone offer a second to none service in the Folkestone, Hawkinge, Sandgate & Hythe areas.
In an independent survey 96% of our customers considered our service to be either good or excellent (ESTAs, 2010) and more recently our branch was shortlist for best in region at the ESTAs and we won the bronze award. Our clients provided feedback on a number of subjects from the quality of our range of services, the standard of our marketing for their properties, communication and, of course, our managed services. As result of this feedback Martin & Co Folkestone were voted one of the top 10 agents for lettings in the whole of the UK.
We believe local knowledge and involvement are essential and are members of Go Folkestone, formed in 2001 dedicated to making Folkestone a superb place to live.
Folkestone Estate Agent Sales Services
Martin & Co Folkestone offer a unique "pay monthly" service for customers wishing to sell their homes which could save the average customer around half of their expected agency fees when compared with the old system of charging a percentage of the total sales price.
This new subscription style service allows customers to select from a range of options and only pay for the services they receive. In particular, customers who sell their homes quickly have the potential to save the most money.
Nicola, our Residential Sales Negotiator says, "It's a much needed revolution in the sales market. When I first heard the idea, I had to marvel at the simplicity and fairness of the pricing system. I've worked in the property sales market for many years and everyone accepts that customers pay a percentage of the sales price whether it takes two weeks or six months to sell their home. But really, if you take the time to decorate and dress your home well, and present it to the market at a fair price, then you're likely to sell your home quicker; it's just plain sensible to expect that under a monthly pricing system that you'll pay less in agency fees.”
Folkestone Lettings Services
Our well established and award winning Folkestone Lettings Department offer a second to none service to landlords and tenants in the Folkestone, Hawkinge, Sandgate and Hythe areas.
Our tenants are fully referenced and we provide a full range of services from Tenant Find and Tenancy Set Up through to Fully Managing your property, including rent collection and maintenance. Advertising includes all the major property portals including Rightmove and FindaProperty, local newspapers and our substantial shop front in Folkestone Town Centre. In addition to this we have an advanced tenant matching system which emails our waiting tenants the moment a new property is made available on our website.
Rachel, our Folkestone Lettings Manager says, "We pride ourselves in providing a top quality service and matching the right tenants to the right properties in the shortest possible time. Leveraging the best marketing techniques and using the leading property portals is only really a small part of our success; our customers tell us that it's our personal service and thorough approach to tenant vetting, negotiation, tenancy preparation and property management that set us apart from the rest.
Folkestone Property Investment
If you're a Landlord searching for your next rental investment then we would be happy to assist you with information about Lettings in Folkestone, tenant demographics, average rental yields and a free market appraisal for your chosen property - just give us a call for an informal chat to get started.
The franchise is owned and managed by Dennis Roodhardt, and was voted one of the Nation's Top 10 letting agents at the prestigious ESTA Awards (Estate Agency Awards) in 2012 and shortlisted in 2014 as voted for by our customers. Martin & Co has grown from a young startup to the area's top letting agent in only a few years.
Tracey, the Folkestone Branch Manager, has a wealth of experience gained both from being a landlord herself and her time managing customer service and sales in the retail sector and is responsible for the management of the branch, including conducting letting and sales appraisals, viewings, vetting tenants and managing the letting of our portfolio of properties.
Lisa is our Sales & Lettings Negotiator and carries out a wide range of duties from conducting appraisals and viewings, to matching people to properties that they'll love. Lisa attends market appraisals and conducts viewings around the properties from Folkestone to Deal.
James, our Sales & Lettings Negotiator in our Folkestone branch always has a smile on his face. If you're looking for your next property then James is the person to speak to. He manages our list of quality properties in the Folkestone, Sandgate, Hythe and Hawkinge areas and uses our "Property Matching System" to ensure that customers who have registered with us get to hear about available properties even before they appear on Rightmove. Once you've registered, James and our Property Matching System do all the hard work and you will receive an email as soon as something comes up. All you need to do then is call James to arrange a viewing. Be quick, though - our properties don't hang around for long!
Richard, our Property Manager, has over 30 years experience in project management, is a landlord himself and is responsible for property management for our managed portfolio.
Julie, our Folkestone Lettings Administrator has over five years experience working in Sales & Lettings and is responsible for tenancy preparation and general administration.
Rachel is our Client Liaison in both our Folkestone and our Dover branches. As the co-founder, she is the lead contact for new landlords, vendors and tenants together with our Branch Managers Tracey and Dennis. Rachel also generates business for the company, searching out landlords looking to rent their property.
Folkestone is an perfect choice for a seaside lifestyle with our beautiful coast, clean air and reliable weather. Property prices and rents are still excellent value when you consider that we now have a high speed rail link and are officially a London Commuter Town. Folkestone Central or Folkestone West railway stations are within one hour's commuting distance to Kings Cross London St Pancras and you can still rent a nice two bedroom flat for around £600pcm or purchase a three bedroom family home for under £200k.
If you'd like a break from commuting, local large employers in Folkestone include SAGA, Eurotunnel, HMRC, Church & Dwight (best known for their Arm & Hammer brand), Xchanging, Swiss Re, University of Canterbury, Veolia Water, Kent County Council, Kent NHS Trust, Kent Police and the travel company Holiday Extras.
If you're visiting Folkestone and require a local hotel, the website Hotels Near The Channel Tunnel provides information about a wide range of hotels in the area to suit any budget and the Folkestone Tourist Information website provides useful details about the best beaches, restaurants, cafes and things to do in Folkestone.
We have a constant demand for two and three bedroom houses in the Folkestone, Cheriton, Sandgate & Hythe areas which has been created by a strong demand for family homes near the fast train to London.
We work with a whole range of landlords from private landlords to developers and property managers. Our services include Tenant Find, Fully Managed and Rent Collection. All our services include fully referenced tenants, thorough vetting and tenancy set up.