Laura from Oakmans made the whole selling process a pleasure. Realistic valuation, fixed fee costs, available when needed. I would use them again and recommend them.
Awful experience, never replied on time about issues raised with the house and extortionate prices for cleaning. Used dishonest tactics to pressure us into buying the house to begin with and took 6 weeks to fix the lights, even though we messaged constantly. Just recently we have had around 5 separate emails saying a contractor was coming round to test the keys, only for an apology email to be sent the following day; this is a testemant to the shoddy and unprofessional business practices shown by Oakmans. Would not recommend nd
Exceptional Auction Service........
I sold my property in the Cottons auction (December 2018). The Cottons auction team have been absolutely fantastic - I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Andrew Barden, the Auctions Partner at Cottons).
The property I sold was in Liverpool (Cottons are in Birmingham). Andrew Barden of Cottons drove all the way to Liverpool (from Birmingham) to conduct a market appraisal of my property and to produce a high quality video tour of my property, as well as taking a lot of photos.
Andrew kept me fully appraised of progress at all times, going above and beyond what anybody would expect from an auctioneers - calls until late into the evenings to keep me fully up to date, prompt emails and calls to potential bidders and interested parties (many of which Andrew would be working on until almost 1am in the morning).
The end result - I achieved quite a bit more than the the maximum guide price as Andrew Barden and his admin team worked hard to ensure that all interested parties received the information that they each needed, on time and at all times.
I would highly recommend Cottons Auctioneers and Chartered Surveyors if you are looking for a first class, all around professional service.
Thank you Andrew and the team for all your help.
First time I got there, Love Island was playing in the back. Need I say more.
When my sale became complicated I realised what a difference a good estate agent can make. Sami, from MECS, was the one person who could talk to everyone involved: to me, to the buyer and to all four sets of solicitors. Sami was more than good. He was easy to contact, answered all my questions and kept things moving when the process slowed. He helped to preserve my sanity and I'm grateful.
Avoid this company, the staff were rude and incompetent, in particular Sami who I dealt with. Will take your money and keep your deposit, inventories not carried out properly, houses dirty, the levels of professionalism were very low. Do yourselves a favour and avoid this company altogether.
I am so pleased that I sold my flat through Oulsnam's. The team at Stirchely were superb; so friendly, supportive, available and knowledgeable. They dealt with everything quickly and efficently and were never out of contact; they kept me informed every step of the way. I dealt with many estate agents during my recent sale and purchase and Oulsnam's were by far the best and most professional. A huge thanks to Dan and the team!
Superb service from all at Oulsnam Stirchley with particular credit to Sue Lawrence for making sure a really difficult upward chain didn't hinder my sale. Within one week of going to market I was choosing between buyers offering above asking price thanks to the fantastic marketing conducted at lightning speed by Dan's team. Things then dragged due to complications above and it was here that the team shone through keeping all involved appraised on a regular basis and chasing to ensure solicitors and agents alike were delivering their best for all of us in the chain. This is the fifth house sale I have made so have experience of many agencies and can honestly say that Oulsnam Stirchley are truly a credit to their trade. All staff displayed professional yet approachable manners with a reassuring air of confidence and honesty throughout aswell as offering a wealth of friendly advice to draw on when options presented themselves . Many thanks to all at Oulsnam Stirchley!
Ashley and Sarah were amazing and very helpful from our first meeting right through to completion. Despite the completion timeline being longer than we expected they both did us proud in keeping our buyer motivated to stay in the chain and we achieved a smooth completion in the end. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rice Chamberlains and would instruct them if we were to ever consider another move.
They are fat liars.
First day you come in, make sure you do not tell them you have children. Or they probably will tell you the property is not available.
When you pay them all the money for the whole "reference check" "credit check", they will tell you that this property is booked by you. However second day you will receive a call saying that the RENT IS INCREASED by 50pounds and you have to BID with another group!!! If you don't accept the price, then you loose all the money you paid. Even you want to rent another property with Chamberlains, still it cost the same price!!!!!!!