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We Love Local

We love our local area. It’s a special place with soul and a real sense of community. We are lucky to have so many fantastic local projects and events and we’re proud to lend our support.We have been the primary supporters of the Sydenham Arts Festival since its inception in 2009, the Sydenham Artist Trail, the Penge Festival and the Sydenham International Music Festival to name but a few. We are also proud to support many of our fabulous local schools including St. Michaels, Adamsrill and St. Bartholomew’s.
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Emergency assistance over the Christmas holidays

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Published: 24/12/2018   Last Updated: 24/12/2018 12:42:44   Tags: News

The PropertyWorld team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! If you're in a rented property managed by us and need emergency assistance while our offices are closed over the holiday period the numbers are as follows:

In emergencies only please call:

Properties managed by Sydenham - Andrea: 07591 201 904

Properties managed by Penge and Sydenham - Keeley 07591 201 905

Properties managed by Penge - Nicky 07591 201 906

It's Pengemaaaas!

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Published: 27/11/2018   Last Updated: 27/11/2018 11:58:48   Tags: Local, Events, News

We’re very excited to be lead sponsors of 8th December's Pengemas celebrations. Make sure you pay Father Christmas a visit between 1 and 3pm to pick up a PropertyWorld-wrapped gift!

There will also be music from local choirs and bands, festive wares for sale, mince pies and much more. Join us on the High Street from 11.30am! 

Raise a smile this Christmas - donate a gift!

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Published: 20/11/2018   Last Updated: 20/11/2018 11:37:38   Tags: Local, News, Charity

PropertyWorld is very pleased to announce that we will be supporting Welcare Charity again this Christmas. Thanks to your generosity for the past three years, the present drop will be returning to our Penge office. Welcare is an amazing charity that provides support in so many ways to the poorest families in our community and the Bromley borough. The present drop will be for under-privileged children, and will help to brighten the holiday period for families who are experiencing difficulty. The collection will run until 17th December. Your continued support of this charity is very much appreciated. Please drop in your new and unwrapped presents and we'll transport them directly to the charity. Thank you! 

Hohohoooo Santa's set for Sydenham!

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Published: 13/11/2018   Last Updated: 13/11/2018 09:59:05   Tags: Local, News, Events

PropertyWorld are very proud to support St Bartholomew's Primary School Christmas Fair which happens Friday 14th December between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.  Expect festive favourites like Santa's Grotto, tombola, cake & craft stalls, Christmas carols and much much more!

PropertyWorld's Kevin Owen crowned Best Estate Agent in London 2018

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Published: 24/09/2018   Last Updated: 28/09/2018 17:26:31   Tags: News, Awards

We're very excited to confirm that Kevin's dedication and hard work recently received the recognition it truly deserves in this year's allAgents 2018 People Awards.

These awards are based purely on customer feedback, so thank you to our wonderful clients for taking the time to review our service, and here are a few words from our main man, Kevin:

“I am now into my 16th year as an estate agent and still loving it. I’m a people person and love houses, so this job was made for me. I really like the personal touch that comes from working with a family run estate agents - Property World’s ethos centres around honesty and integrity, and that sits well with me. It’s just easier to be nice.

This job should be easy - all I have to do is match the right person with the right property. I need to know as much as I can about the buyers needs right from the outset, and ask the right questions when the initial call comes in. Sometimes it takes one viewing, sometimes twenty, but if you know exactly what the client’s needs are then you're already halfway there.
 
Knowledge is power and turning up to viewings on time with all the information a buyer will want is a must - it’s shocking the amount of viewers who, when you first meet them, will tell you that the estate agent they had met at a previous property didn’t have the lease length, ground rent or service charge information.
 
I am so proud to have received the award for Best Estate Agent in London. It’s really warming to know that the reviews have come direct from both vendors and buyers. I will be looking to carry this onto 2019, so watch out London agents - I’m looking to keep this crown”.


The allAgents 2018 People Awards are based entirely on feedback from clients rating and sharing their customer service experiences, and are the UK's largest free customer awards scheme for agents and people working within the property industry.

PropertyWorld wins big at the 2018 allAgents People Awards!

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Published: 19/09/2018   Last Updated: 19/09/2018 18:03:43   Tags: News, Awards

We're absolutely delighted to confirm that the PropertyWorld team has won in 10 categories of the AllAgents People Awards 2018, including Best Estate Agent in the UK 2018 (Kevin Owen), Best Overall Agent in London (Dan Crowley & Kevin Owen), and Best Overall Agents in SE20 & SE26 (Jason Ramsarran, Nicky Clarke-Thraves, Dan Crowley, Kevin Owen, Andrea De Roche, Sarah Wilson, Richard Crowley & Caroline Cronin). 

We want to congratulate our amazing team for all of their hard work, and thank our wonderful clients for taking the time to review our (award-winning) service!

Here's the full list of our awards:

Best Estate Agent in the UK 2018 - Kevin Owen
Best Agent in the UK (Male) 2018 - Dan Crowley and Kevin Owen
Best Estate Agent in London - Kevin Owen (Gold), Dan Crowley, Jason Ramsarran
Best overall agent in London - Dan Crowley (Gold), Kevin Owen (Bronze)
Best Letting Agent in SE20 - Nicky Clarke-Thraves
Best Estate Agent in SE20 - Jason Ramsarran
Best overall in SE20 - Jason Ramsarran (Gold) and Nicky Clarke-Thraves (Silver)
Best Letting Agent in SE26 - Dan Crowley (Gold), Andrea De Roche (Silver), Sarah Wilson, Richard Crowley, Caroline Cronin
Best Estate Agent in SE26 - Kevin Owen (Gold) and Dan Crowley (Silver)
Best overall in SE26 - Dan Crowley (Gold), Kevin Owen (Silver), Andrea De Roche (Bronze), Sarah Wilson, Richard Crowley, Caroline Cronin

To learn about the five star service more than 1000 of our clients have reviewed click here.

Home is where the art is...

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Published: 14/09/2018   Last Updated: 14/09/2018 17:01:07   Tags: Local, News

Local art, illustration and design studio Hatome Studio beautifully combines a love of Crystal Palace Park's nature and history with mid century style to create a stunning selection of prints.

These locally-inspired beauties can be purchased in our Penge office until the end of the month, so please take the opportunity to stop by and take a look, and possibly a piece of stunning local art home with you!

PropertyWorld is nominated for a sales performance award!

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Published: 06/09/2018   Last Updated: 06/09/2018 11:34:05   Tags: News, Awards

We are delighted to have been nominated for a Best Estate Agent Guide award in the South East London awards category for our exceptional performance in Sales. Less than 5% of agents in the UK have made this shortlist, so we are very proud of the brilliant work our wonderful team is doing!

The Best Estate Agent Guide is a rigorous whole of market assessment of every estate and lettings agent, undertaken by the Property Academy and supported by Rightmove.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 12th October. We'll keep you posted, but it really is an honour just to be shortlisted!

We're proud to be ranked in the top 100 London estate agents

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Published: 16/08/2018   Last Updated: 19/08/2018 18:20:22   Tags: News

PropertyWorld is delighted to have made allAgents top 100 firms in the UK this week! We’re very proud to have such a great team, and thankful for the wonderful reviews left by our clients!

allAgents.co.uk is an independent review site for estate agents, letting agents and essentially anyone involved in the property chain in the UK.

To find out why we have 5 star rating and are recommended by 99% of our clients read reviews about our services here.

PropertyWorld are proud to sponsor Sydenham Arts Festival

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Published: 25/06/2018   Last Updated: 25/06/2018 17:32:22   Tags: Local, News, Events

It's that wonderful time of the year when Sydenham Arts Festival kicks off, bringing our local community the very best theatre, film, dance, comedy, spoken word, music, and family events. Above are just a few of our highlights, but there's so much more on offer!

Don't miss out - check out the spectacular 10-day multi-arts programme here, and be sure to book as events will sell out! We're sure the festival will go down a storm, and are delighted to be able to support this brilliant event now in its 10th year. 

Support our brilliant Director Dan in raising money for St Christopher's Hospice!

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Published: 22/06/2018   Last Updated: 22/06/2018 15:47:50   Tags: News, Local

On Sunday 29th July PropertyWorld Director Dan Crowley will take part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2018, a 100 mile route celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He'll take part in this truly spectacular event to raise vital funds for the wonderful St Christopher's Hospice, a local charity we're very proud to have supported over the years. To show Dan your support and donate to this brilliant local charity click below.

We thank you for your generosity, and wish Dan the best of luck with the ride (although we're sure he won't need it!)

PropertyWorld is proud to support Sydenham Arts Festival in its 10th year!

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Published: 07/06/2018   Last Updated: 07/06/2018 19:19:20   Tags: Local, Events, News

We’re very proud to support Sydenham Arts Festival returning between 27th June & 8th July with a 10 day multi-arts programme of theatre, film, music, poetry, dance and family fun, with the artists trail covering ceramics, paintings, prints, glass, jewellery, sculpture.

We'll shortly be sharing our festival highlights here on our blog, but in the meantime make sure you check out the full programme of events on their website here and be sure to book asap as events are selling out fast!

Fabulous art in our Penge office throughout June

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Published: 30/05/2018   Last Updated: 31/05/2018 06:14:37   Tags: Local, News, Events

As very proud sponsors of Penge Art Trail we are delighted to confirm that our Penge office will be showcasing work by the very talented Hatome Studio throughout June's event.

Inspired by local treasure Crystal Palace Park, these colourful art prints have brought a beautiful splash of colour to our offices and are guaranteed to brighten your day too - stop by to take a look!

For information about the event head here, and view the artist's website here.

Penge Festival Highlights 2018

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Published: 22/05/2018   Last Updated: 23/05/2018 08:26:05   Tags: Local, News, Events

As very proud sponsors of this fabulous local festival we want to spread the word about all of the exciting events happening on your doorstep. From theatre right through to a Teddy Bear's Picnic - the festival offers fun for all of the family!

For more details head to the Festival's website here.

Property world is expanding - come and work with us!

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Published: 21/05/2018   Last Updated: 21/05/2018 23:20:23   Tags: Recruitment, News

Are you confident, bubbly, hardworking and interested in a sales career?
Do you hold a full UK driving licence?  

If the answer is YES then pop into one of our offices, email info@propertyworlduk.net or call 020 8659 1005 for more information!

To learn more about us read Our Story here.

High Street Vs Online Agents: Getting the best sale for your property

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Published: 23/04/2018   Last Updated: 23/04/2018 19:43:34   Tags: News, Article

As the number of online agents increases we're often asked what sets us, as high street agents, apart from this growing sector of competition.

PropertyWorld was established 21 years ago and is a local family business. Our owners Richard and Dan Crowley have grown up and lived in the areas we operate in, and their expertise is unrivalled. Being part of the community, living and working in the area, gives our team insight and local expertise that’s appreciated by our buyers and sellers alike.

From day one we set out to deliver exceptional results on behalf of clients; to be honest and trustworthy, and to provide the best customer service possible. As a result vendors will never incur upfront or hidden fees, and if for any reason a property does not sell there is no charge. Online agents that take fees upfront have less incentive to work hard to secure a sale, whereas we have a genuine desire to achieve the best possible price from buyers in the best position, minimising stress and disruption to sellers as far as possible.

When it comes to online agents your signature on the contract is when they start caring less, whereas for us that's when we start caring more. Our flexible but hands-on approach means that we will always conduct viewings at times convenient to you. Using our years of experience we will help you to get your property looking its best (with our free house doctor service) so potential buyers can see how your property could be an excellent fit for them.

There is no replacement for face-to-face conversation, and being able to speak directly to the agent conducting viewings of your home. You will have the mobile numbers of both the Director and Sales Manager looking after you so you can always reach us, anytime.

Our reviews show that over 99% of our clients would recommend our services to friends and family, ranking us No.30 of 15,300 UK agents. In 2017 we were delighted to win AllAgents award for 'Best Small Chain in the UK', testament to our team's hard work and dedication to making the process of buying and selling as painless and as smooth as possible. We care about what we do and the people we’re working with.

The result? On average we find buyers within 4 weeks and over 91% of our sales successfully complete. We achieve full asking price on over 60% of our properties (the UK average is 27%).

By contrast, recent research by GetAgent (in July '17) looked at 500 instructions by online agents, finding that: when they looked at all online agents instructions over a 14 month period between Jan '16 and Feb '17 around half hadn’t sold, that almost half those interviewed felt the online agent they chose was poor value for money, and 40% spent more time than expected managing the sales process.

Finding a buyer is only a small part of our job.  A bigger part of our job is managing the sales process once an offer has been agreed -  liaising with agents, solicitors and those in a chain, dealing with problems before they grow and derail a sale, communicating, reassuring buyers and vendors.

Our award winning service is based on our direct knowledge of you, your buyers and the property - a winning combination that is key to a successful sale.

To read reviews about our skills, experience and fantastically friendly team click here. Ready to sell? Get in touch!

Thinking of selling your home in Penge or Sydenham? Book a free valuation with us!

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Published: 13/02/2018   Last Updated: 14/02/2018 02:32:57   Tags: News, Local,

Despite what you may have read or been told, the property market in SE20 and SE26 remains strong.

If you're considering selling but aren't sure where to begin be sure to give us a call. As Penge and Sydenham's only family-owned and managed estate agency, and proud winners of Best Small Chain in the UK 2017*, we're offering you a free in-depth market appraisal, with no obligation to sell, so that you can understand your property's current worth.

One of our expert valuers will be in Penge/Anerley every day from Monday February 19th to Friday 23rd and in Sydenham Monday 26th to Friday March 2nd as part of our free valuation initiative. If you are interested in having your property valued by a local expert, including free tips on how to increase it's value, it's saleability and our market forecasts for 2018 then please call us on 0208 659 1005 (Penge office) or 0208 488 0011 (Sydenham office) to make a free appointment.

** Source: AllAgents.co.uk - the property industry's biggest customer review site

Got something to shout about?

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Published: 24/01/2018   Last Updated: 24/01/2018 02:00:23   Tags: Local, News, Events

If you want to spread the word about local news or an event and feel it might be suitable for our window-displayed Community Board, please print the necessary details in poster format on A4 paper and drop it in. We love to be a part of the exciting things that go on around our offices and the board is there to offer these a platform, so please use it!

Likewise, be sure to take a look as you walk by to ensure you don't miss out on fantastic local productions, fundraisers, fairs, festivals & more!

Bake Off funds 'dough'nated to St Christopher's Hospice

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Published: 18/01/2018   Last Updated: 14/02/2018 02:25:30   Tags: Charity, Local, News

Thanks to our wonderful community, last August’s Great PropertyWorld Bake Off competition was a fantastic success!

PropertyWorld hit the big 2-0 & so we invited those around us to join in the celebrations at Penge Day. The competition submissions were incredible, and Great British Bake Off Finalist Jane Beedle was on hand to select our winners, offering the unique prize of a baking tutorial together with winner of BBC’s Yes Chef! Regan Anderton.

It was a very memorable day, and now we are delighted to confirm that the event raised £300 for St Christopher’s Hospice.

We are very proud to support this fantastic local charity, and if you’d like to learn more about what they do, or how you can fundraise on their behalf please click here.

Buying and selling in 2018

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Published: 29/12/2017   Last Updated: 10/01/2018 23:08:11   Tags: News, Articles

As political and economic uncertainty around Brexit continues, the start of 2018 will not mark a new chapter for the London property market. Proving itself fairly resilient, transactions are likely to remain at current levels (possibly a little lower), with a steady 1-3% price increase predicted.

Despite a cautious market, the relatively low mortgage rates should remain, with any further interest level increases minimal. The Autumn Budget will boost affordability for First Time Buyers in the short-term, and further government investment in Help To Buy schemes will provide some support for sales.

Click here if you’re planning on making a move in 2018!

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