Luxury Coastal Properties – Western Avenue, Poole, Dorset

This year Berkeleys has been delighted to list some exceptional luxury coastal properties in Poole, Dorset offering those searching for their dream home, the prospect of making it a reality. Welcome to Western Avenue, Poole, Dorset, England.

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This exceptional luxury contemporary home is close to the Poole coastline. The home has an excellent brand provenance from well-respected local developer, Clark Estates UK. Coupled with a seal of the construction industry’s approval – a 2011 Premier Guarantee Excellence Award – this magnificent home features outstanding modern linear architecture, faultless interior design and the latest building and services innovation, having been completed only just over a year ago. Set within a mature one acre plot, this home offers the reassurance of security and privacy, being accessed via a tall walled frontage with remote-controlled gates.

Within the house, the entertaining areas are expansive. They feel wonderfully open with high ceilings and a central galleried atrium. Along with the use of latest technology, the home offers premium features like the climate controlled wine cellar with space for 900 wine bottles. For the serious chef, there is a second separate professional kitchen equipped with a large stainless steel range by Wolf and a stainless steel Sub Zero fridge / freezer.

Family wellbeing has been fastidiously addressed with the inclusion of an indoor pool, gym and shower room. The master bedroom’s private sun-bathing balcony affords a sweeping outlook across the private grounds. Situated in the Conservation Area of Branksome Park, Poole with close proximity to the award-winning Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks beaches, this sylvan super-home is the height of discreet luxurious living.

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If you are searching for luxury coastal properties in the Poole, Dorset area, we would be delighted to discuss individual preferences and to assist you in your search for your perfect dream home.

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Berkeleys Estate Agents Launches Premier Poole Lettings Service for 2013

We are delighted to announce that Berkeleys Estate Agents have launched a premier lettings and management service in Poole, as part of our expansion plans for 2013.

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The decision to expand into lettings services comes as a result of increasingly strong demand for rental properties in the Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks and surrounding Poole areas. Berkeleys has also responded to clients’ demands to work with a professionally accredited and industry regulated property specialist, offering regulated client money management.

Our Director, Jeremy Priestley, gives an overview: “Berkeleys have an excellent knowledge of the property market within the premium priced sector. Home owners who make a significant investment in property to let expect a premium service, underpinned by the reassurance of a professional, financially secure partner. We are unusual locally, in that we are able to offer a lettings service accredited by the RICS – a sign of property professionalism, worldwide.”

“The rate at which the lettings market has grown over the past two years, as well as the growing number of home owners wishing to secure a prompt rental income from their property, have together reaffirmed our decision to launch our new lettings service,’ Hannah Bookham, Head of Lettings explains, “Berkeleys Lettings will coexist alongside our very well established sales operation. It was logical next step to open a dedicated lettings department in Canford Cliffs to service the local area.”

Berkeleys Lettings will be providing solid valuation knowledge and an industry regulated service to private and professional landlords, property investors, buy-to-let clients and tenants. Membership of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) means that clients can be confident of receiving a quality, accredited, professional service. In addition, as a member of the RICS – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – Berkeleys is regulated by the highest standards of competence and integrity including RICS audits and controls. Tenant deposits, monthly rental income, fast transfer of payments, transparent fees and legally compliant rental contracts are all safely administered within this regime.

With an experienced Lettings team and full technical support and systems already in place, Berkeleys is ready to service clients immediately in 2013.

Contact Berkeleys Lettings on 01202 544599 to discuss our new landlord and tenant services further or visit

How do you choose the best estate agent in Poole, Dorset, UK?

If you are searching for an estate agents in Poole, Dorset for luxury houses, flats, bungalows and waterside apartments with a sea view, how do you select the best partner?

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There are many property agents in Poole, Dorset. If you are thinking of selling your home in the New Year, some good solid up front research and planning will make for a successful sale in the future. The team at Berkeleys Estate Agents has created this helpful checklist of the 10 ultimate questions all home-owners should consider before making a final selection of property agent to sell your home.

Is your estate agent reputable, trusted and financially stable?
It is an important question to ask, particularly in these times of economic uncertainty. Good agency provenance coupled with solid customer references can underpin the most reliable choice of partner. Local solicitors, banks and conveyancing firms all make good sources of referrals too.

How long has your estate agent been established in the local area?
A long established estate agent will bring all the benefits of depth of local knowledge, great references and a deep database of potential buyers.

Is the estate agent a brand I have heard of?
There is no doubt that selling your home falls into the category of a high value transaction. Choosing to work with a brand that is well-known reduces risks. Ask yourself which local estate agents in Poole are recognisable, high profile and pro-active near to you.

Are they registered with any professional property associations?
An estate agent in Poole with professional accreditations such as RICS, NAEA, OFT or The Property Ombudsman will be adhering to an industry recognised code of conduct. Look for these accreditations within your agency short-list.

If you are selling, how far do they reach to attract buyers?
Fact. A local estate agent with national and international reach will deliver more interested buyers for your property. Find out whether they are part of a wider group, or belong to a national network like the Guild of Professional Estate Agents, which delivers 750 office links nationwide.

Is the estate agent successfully selling in your area?
Success breeds success. If a property agent can show you examples of sold properties in your area, they are also showing you they deliver reliable home valuations and a source of more like-minded potential buyers for your home.

Are they knowledgeable, with solid local research and data?
It’s reassuring to see examples of sold house prices from local property agents, but have you seen more? Information on average house prices, seasonal trends, area values and price fluctuations are helpful insights. This knowledge is invaluable to clients selling and buying because it delivers the confident basis from which offers then follow.

Will your property be in good company?
Property agents tend to specialise in different price segments of the market.  Place the sale of your property with an agency working in the same price bracket to your home value. In this way, they will deliver more relevant buyers and an outstanding depth of knowledge in the specific market sector.

How will they market your property?
Look in-depth at examples of the marketing undertaken to sell a property. Your checklist should include traditional marketing examples like beautiful property particulars and photography, local property magazine advertising, property portal listings and direct mail. Today, however, exceptional property marketing needs to live and breathe on the internet. By that we mean:- website content, online property press coverage and editorial, digital marketing and social media. Look for examples of what the industry calls “integrated marketing and communications.” It’s what gets exceptional results in this digital day and age.

Ask yourself, ‘can we work together’?
Finally, after weighing up your fact-based arguments – the I.Q. of the process – don’t forget to add a little E.Q. Building a rapport with your property agent will make the whole experience of selling a good one. Select a partner who you feel you will enjoy working with. After all, there will be plenty of communication to follow, so you want to enjoy the journey.

Have you have answered yes to all these questions regarding the estate agents you are considering? Then you can reassure yourself you are making the right choice with peace of mind. Go ahead. You are ready for 2014.