Making the most of your estate agent

Foxcombe Road

Having spent the last two weeks in congenial conversation with a local copywriter (Robert Garner – follow him on Twitter at @RobtheWriter), we’ve finally managed to encapsulate our services and ethos in a handy two pager! Our eventual aim is for this document to form the heart of a booklet we can give out to clients to give them guidance on how to choose an estate agent (and, more importantly, what to expect from that agent in terms of quality service).

Here’s Rob’s hard work – comments and suggestions welcome as always

A successful agency relies on accurate pricing, beautiful presentation and attention to detail. We have the experience and qualifications to be accurate and we have deliberately designed our marketing to offer far more than any other agent in the city.

We also make sure that we deal with people ‘the right way’.

Combining over 50 years of experience in Bath estate agents, Madison Oakley Estate Agents in Bath offer a unique blend of traditional and technological solutions to the modern day demands of this city’s property market. Properties offered for sale or letting are presented with the maximum impact to the widest possible audience. Our membership of various property associations, our dedicated websites, active social media accounts and our regularly updated blog ensure our clients properties are displayed 24/7 to prospective buyers and tenants.

In addition, Madison Oakley Estate Agents in Bath boasts the most experienced team of estate agents and surveyors in the local area, with each of our partners having worked in both independent and corporate estate agents within the city for many years. Our offices in Oldfield Park and George St, Bath are ideally located in the heart of the BA1 and BA2 postcodes, with window displays offering the most comprehensive information in Bath.

Partners Willum Long and Carey Gilliland are delighted to showcase the very latest in estate agency technology, from video tours to the latest interactive floor plans, in order to enhance the presentation of each client’s property. However, at Madison Oakley Estate Agents we don’t lose sight of the more traditional approaches (all properties are provided with full colour details, floor plans, regular newspaper advertising and historical research as standard).

We pride ourselves on the testimonials we receive. Here’s just a small selection from our website

“You gave us excellent service in every way, nothing was too much trouble for you… You cannot improve on the service you provide.” Mr & Mrs L (Thornbank Place)

“Madison Oakley offered a refreshingly open, unpressured, friendly and professional service that made buying our first home very easy.” Ms S (Bannerdown)

“Carey Gilliland has been instrumental in successful sales of a number of our properties. His knowledge of the property market in Bath is unsurpassed.” Mr & Mrs M (Combe Down)

“In relation to the service, it has been nothing but brilliant, especially as I live so far away… above all you have been exceptionally helpful, professional and approachable, so a massive thank you, your help has been much appreciated!” Mrs B (Melcombe Road)

 We aim to achieve the best possible price for you through our knowledgeable and friendly advice. And we are the only local estate agent to offer you all this:

Over 95% success rate, from sale agreed to completions. (National average: 65-70%)

Guaranteed professionalism, experience, knowledge and integrity – we were the first estate agents in Bath to be officially licensed by the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents)

Over 50 years’ local experience in Bath property

24/7 communication direct to your assigned partner

No hidden costs – our fees are all-inclusive so there are no nasty surprises

Specialist knowledge in classic period properties, backed with the expertise of an in-house chartered surveyor and member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

Two offices in Bath (City Centre and Oldfield Park)

Help in keeping your transaction on track – we work on even after an offer’s been accepted, right up to completion and beyond

All viewings accompanied by experienced agents

PLUS a unique marketing package

that allows buyers to see the best of your property:

Continuous exposure in Property Weekly (local circulation 22,000, source: Bath Chronicle), Rightmove (40 million visits a month, source:, 26 other property websites and 4 dedicated Madison Oakley websites, as well as office window displays and purchaser mailing lists

Interactive, full-colour floor plans that include constantly refreshed photos – just ‘click on the camera’ to view

Walkthrough video tours taken from a viewer’s perspective (on request)

Aerial and panoramic photos of the local area

Specific historical research on your home

Facebook, Twitter and blogs all used to showcase your property to the widest possible audience

Constant chasing for feedback from viewings, allowing an accurate marketing picture to be built up

Please ask if you have any particular wishes – we tailor-make each of our marketing packages to both the property and the owner.

For more info on Madison Oakley or contact details for our directors, do visit our website.