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Guide to our Property Management & Lettings services

Transcript of Abode Landlords Brochure


    We take the time to fully understand our landlords and tenants needs. Our staff are experienced, knowledgeable,

    adaptable and enthusiastic about doing a great job.


  • STEVE HARRIS Managing Director

    Steve is a Bristol boy born and bred; educated at Filton

    High School before studying at Cardiff University.

    A ten year graduate career at British Steel taught him

    everything that he needed to know about good service

    for clients. With one simple objective, to give a better

    service than anyone else Abode was born in 2001.

    Under Steves leadership, Abode has grown

    enormously since those early days. Steve knows pretty

    much everyone who sets foot on Whiteladies Road or

    cycles in Leigh Woods and has had coffee and cake

    with most of them.

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    MIKE DIXON Lettings Manager

    Originally from the Cotswolds, Mike moved to Bristol to

    study Real Estate Valuation and Management at the

    University of the West of England. Following his degree,

    Mike moved back to the Cotswolds to work in Lettings

    & Sales in the sleepy town of Nailsworth. Preferring the

    buzz of the City, Mike came to work at Abode Property

    Management in 2006. Mike is now the Lettings

    Manager and perfectly placed with many years

    experience. He has a real interest in property and loves

    to provide the best possible service to his clients. When

    not working, Mike is a keen tennis player and has a

    passion for food, both eating and cooking.

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  • who we areAbode specialises in managing and letting properties to professionals

    while our sister company Digs focusses on the student market

    The illustrative work in this book is by local artist and printmaker Emily Ketteringham

    who Abode have chosen to commision for her mutual appreciation of Bristol buildings and horizons.

  • We are a leading Bristol Property Management

    and Letting specialist. Thats what we do and all

    that we concentrate on and were passionate

    about it. We take the time to fully understand

    our landlords and tenants needs. Our staff are

    experienced, knowledgeable, adaptable and

    enthusiastic about doing a great job. We are, of

    course, members of ARLA, the regulatory body in

    the UK for Managing and Letting Agents.

    We like to get to know you we understand that

    every landlord, every tenant and every property

    is different.

  • We are very proud of our staff. Most are

    long-serving and very experienced. Our

    staff are knowledgeable, professional and

    always friendly.

    BEN CURME our General Manager has

    been with Abode since our first day.

    Ben is the font of all knowledge and he

    manages the three teams that make up

    Abode Lettings, Property Management

    and Finance.

    MIKE DIXON our Lettings Manager makes

    sure that we find the right tenant, with the

    highest rent in the shortest possible time,

    always in consultation with the landlord.

    KERRY SWEENEY our Finance Manager has

    been with us for over ten years. Shes in

    charge of making sure that everyone pays

    their rent on time and that you get paid

    quickly. She is our point of contact

    for Landlords regarding anything to do

    with finance.

    Along side these key individuals we

    have a support team of over 10 other

    professionals to look after clients expertly.

  • Abode was set up in 2001 by Steve Harris and partners who continue to own and run the business he is always on hand

    with expert advice and guidance

    great people

  • true flexibilityAlways approachable and adaptable to the needs

    of any individual client or situation

  • Abode manages over 1000 properties making it one

    of the largest independent agents in Bristol. This

    means that our systems are modern and robust, and

    we are confident in dealing with change.

  • great returnsWe find the best tenants & highest rental income

  • We make realistic valuations based on our

    considerable knowledge of the marketplace.

    And we dont just depend on our own

    experience; we analyse comparisons of similar

    properties via online property portals.

    We carefully find tenants who treat properties

    with respect and pay their rent on time. We do

    this through creating a high level of interest

    in viewings, meeting with all tenants before

    agreeing a contract and carrying out a thorough

    referencing procedure. The landlord is, of course,

    kept informed at all stages.

    great returns

  • We work with a very wide range of landlords, from

    those with one tiny studio to those with a large

    portfolio of properties. We want to deal with people

    who care that their properties are let to good tenants

    and are well managed.

    Landlords can choose what they use us for some just

    advertise and want all the viewings carried out at their

    property, some engage us for a letting service and

    others prefer full management. Of course we can offer

    any bespoke level of service in between.

    We have landlords who live around the corner who are

    very hands on and more than 100 landlords overseas.

  • tailored to youWe are always available for a coffee and a chat for advice on a new purchase,

    visiting a proposed property or talking about your investment needs

  • All our properties are within the city we know well and love

    knowing Bristol

  • The bulk of our properties are in the City

    Centre, Waterfront, Temple Quay, Clifton,

    Cotham, Redland, Bedminster, Southville, Sneyd

    Park, Stoke Bishop and the surrounding areas.

    We also have close links with other

    professionals who can be called upon when

    needed. For example, mortgage advisors,

    accountants, planning specialists and the

    skilled trades necessary to maintain property

    standards and values.

  • We advertise on all of the property portals, on our

    own website and property search app, through

    our shop on Whiteladies Road and through our To

    Let boards around Bristol. We are active on social

    media and work closely with other agencies such as

    relocation agents. All photography is professional

    as we know this is key for website advertising.

    Every day our lettings team meet to discuss all our

    properties to let. If there are properties that are

    not moving as fast as we would expect, the team

    discusses whether there are adjustments that we

    should make such as the aesthetics or rental price.

    Sometimes we suggest changes to the landlord

    after this meeting, but sometimes we agree

    that the property just needs a few more days

    on the market.

  • high visibilityWeve perfected the complex art of marketing properties

    and reaching all the best tenants

  • The dedicated Property Manager will look after

    your property needs and keep you and your tenants

    informed. This way you always have one point of

    contact who knows you and your properties well.

    However, we make sure that all of the property

    management team are briefed on all properties,

    so in the absence of your Property Manager,

    everything continues to run smoothly.

    Every week our Property Managers meet to have

    a complete run through of any relevant items to

    ensure that both landlords and tenants are happy.

  • real consistency We take all the hassle and stress away every landlord and property

    under our management has their own Property Manager

  • keeping aheadWe keep up-to-date with changes in the residential property market

    and make sure that our landlords do too

  • We are proud of our strong record of providing

    consistently high returns for our landlords and in

    ensuring happy tenants. However, we dont sit back

    and relax. We are always keen to explore new ideas

    and methods of working.

    We keep landlords informed with regular

    e-newsletters with useful, practical information

    and new opportunities.

    keeping ahead

  • [email protected]

    0117 973 8866