Stuart has sold us one house and helped us with valuations and other advice several other times. We have always been impressed with his professionalism and moreover his plain and simple helpfulness. I have no hesitation in recommending John German in Ashbourne for all things “property”.
I just exchanged on my property, it has been an arduous journey however John German represented excellently by their Director Stuart Bennet provided me with a very professional and supportive service. There were times that I wanted to give up and change estate agents but the excellent feedback and follow up of this agency kept me positive on the sale of my property. Thank you very much for such a great work!
Sold my parents' home. Honest service with a wealth of invaluable experience. I felt I could trust them throughout. Highly recommended.
Booked a viewing with Fiddler Taylor Ashbourne. Travelled all the way from London to Brailsford to view a property. Despite phoning the agent I was left waiting outside the property for an hour. Landlord never arrived and no update call from the agent. I went to the office to find out what had happened. No apology from the agent or the landlord. Very unimpressed at a wasted 7 hour round trip! I hope they do better for other potential clients.
Guys you have been amazing and me and Amanda couldn't thank you enough. From the word go you guys have been incredible and all the way to the end you have been there. Selling and buying a house is hard but you guys have made it so simple. Thanks guys!!!
This is an amateur company. Sellers beware! Abode offer bad advice and look after the purchaser rather than the vendor.
They are also reducing their staff which is an indication of their gradual demise.
Abode sold my house STC without checking the quality of the buyer’s chain. It later surfaced that the bottom of the chain had no finances in place and had not agreed on a purchase price with their seller. Abode continually advised me to wait for the buyer’s chain to repair which required new purchasers within the chain. They also pushed for me to have quotes and small unnecessary jobs to be completed on behalf of the buyer assuring me that the buyer’s chain would be exchanging soon. By month 5, four exchange date promises had failed, so I insisted Abode pull out of the sale and fully remarket my property. A secret shopper revealed that Abode were telling new enquirers that my property was still going through a sale, dissuading prospective purchasers from viewing my property. After six months of promises the chain failed and my buyers informed Abode they were pulling out of the sale. Abode’s failings: They should have checked the quality of the buyer’s chain. They should have fully remarketed my property when instructed. They should not have pushed for unnecessary repairs to be completed on behalf of the buyer when the chain was weak. This whole experience has cost me £1.5k and no sale.