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Country Properties Estate Agents and Letting Agents Bedford

Overview

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Estate agents Bedford

Buy, sell or let your property with Country Properties Bedford

We help landlords and sellers in Bedford and the surrounding area to find their perfect tenants and buyers.

Whether you have a property you want to let, looking for a new family home, or want to sell and downsize, we can help.

We have the experience and service of a nationwide estate agent, with the knowledge of a local branch. This means you have a stress-free experience that culminates in the best price for your property.

Our services

  • Free property valuation
  • Bespoke professional marketing packages for your property
  • Local property experts guiding through the whole process
  • A variety of lettings services ranging from securing tenants right through to managing your property
  • Expert, impartial advice for investors in the houses in multiple occupation market

 

Why Country Properties Bedford should be your agent

Unrivalled local knowledge

Living in Bedford and its surrounding villages we have learnt alot about the area over the years, from the most desirable areas to the sought after school catchments. As a result, we know the type of buyer or tenant your property will appeal to as well as the selling points of the local area. It’s how we deliver an outstanding service time and time again getting our customers the best possible price.

Experts in lettings

We know the problems landlords face because our Director, Moby Rahman , has his own lettings portfolio This gives us first-hand experience of a ever changing market, and with his first hand experience and us being ARLA accredited agents this means we’re always up-to-date on the latest legislation changes that could affect your investment.

We also know what makes a good tenant, so you only get the most interested and serious prospects viewing your property.

Our huge market

We advertise your property to a broad and engaged audience. We promote it on our website, Zoopla, PrimeLocation, Rightmove and social media too, making sure you get the maximum exposure so we can get the best price for your property.

We have a large database of investors and purchaser all ready and waiting to make their next purchase.

Accompanied viewings

To make your property experience as stress-free as possible, we accompany prospective tenants or buyers on all viewings to save you the time and hassle. In the current climate we also offer virtual viewings making sure you are completely happy with

Communication is key, this is why we make sure we contact you after every viewing to give you feedback we received from the viewer.

Here every step of the way

We understand how important your home is, therefore finding the right buyer for the best possible price is key, but its important you also get great communication throughout so you do not feel left in the dark.

We will be on hand updating you on how your property is preforming but also our different marketing strategies to make sure we push your property out to as many people as possible. When we receive a offer for your property our Mortgage adviser will qualify the offer to make sure all the details we have are correct and the buyer can afford your home.

We will discuss the offer with you that has been put forward and will negotiate on your behalf so you can sit back and relax. However it does not just end there, we will make sure to be in touch with both your solicitor and the rest of the chain to make sure you are always fully updated and that the transaction can go as smooth as possible for you straight through to completion.

Free property valuation

Find out how much your property is worth.

Choose from an online valuation to get a rough overview, or we can visit your property to give you an accurate assessment.

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Why buy in Bedford ?

Bedfordshire’s county town is a leafy settlement on the River Great Ouse, the waterway and its Victorian Embankment, gardens and Butterfly Bridge all bring sophistication to the town centre. The embankment is home to restaurants, bars  and hotels making it a fantastic place to catch up with friends or go out with your family. The Embankment is also  where the ever popular Bedford River festival  takes place in July every other year, and is free to attend. It offers something for everyone, including live entertainment and activities, a funfair, raft and dragon boat races, plus the heritage village, sports village and water sports arena.

Bedford has always been popular with families mostly due to the Harpur Trust schools, they are renowned for their educational opportunities and their impressive track records.

The student and HMO market is thriving. The HMO market thrives in Bedford due to the Universities but also for professionals working in London. From Bedford train station you can go directly into London in just 40 minutes.

In the last 12 months the average property price for Bedford £294,747

 

Bedfords streets are lined with Victorian houses and nice neighbourhoods. The Castle Road area, with its mix of 19th-century terraces and semis and its good local shops, is especially sought after. Also the Poets area. But around Bedford Park and Park Avenue has the largest and more expensive Victorian homes.

The average property price over the last 12 months has been £155,919 for a apartment, £226,709 for a terraced property, £420,952 for a detached property and £281,149 for a semi detached property. In the rental market the average for  a one-bedroom flat is between £550-£800pcm and a three bedroom house is between  £850-£1,300pcm.

 

Country properties are fantastic estate agents, after limited success with previous agents Country properties sold our house quickly using traditional methods of calling around clients and getting people to view the house. Some estate agents just rely on the rightmove advert! Country properties spent time to research the village and as part of the advert put about local attractions and benefits of the location. The pictures were also better than others. In particular Francessca from the Bedford branch was amazing and helped us right the way to completion. If I move I will use them again and recommend them to anyone. A very happy customer

Mr Knight

’Not one to write reviews but after I was messed around with other companies in town a friend recommended this company from start to finish my new flat went all smoothly I would definitely recommend.

Mrs Kaur

‘’ I have been with these guys since 2014 and I always found them respectful, reliable, helpful, courteous, trustworthy and true to their words. Please keep up the good work and many thanks to Naz, Fojol, Moby, Ali, Sofia and Alex.

Mr Ahmed

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Meet the team

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    Moby Rahman

    Director/Branch Manager

    Moby started his Estate Agency career in 2007 after working in Management and graduating from University. His team have one simple but important target and that is to offer unrivalled service to market both Sales & Lettings properties to the highest of standards to achieve the best price. He is a Landlord and has a small personal portfolio.

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    Francessca Reeve

    Sales Manager

    Francessca has worked in the industry for 4 years and has a passion to help people move, find their dream home and make the move stress free as possible. She has good negotiating skills and provides all her clients with professional, honest and caring customer service from negotiating a sale right through to completion. Francessca takes pride in the marketing of the homes that Country Properties sell and feels this is very important to achieve the best price for her vendors.

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    Naz Islam

    Lettings Manager

    Naz established his experience in Property Management in 2007 after leaving a major High Street bank where he dealt predominantly with high net value private clients. Naz and his Lettings team work on bringing in new business and letting/managing their extensive property portfolio to the highest quality. He is a Landlord and has a small personal portfolio.

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    Connor

    Sales Consultant

    Connor is a young and hungry sales consultant who has been around an estate agency his whole life and worked as an estate agent for 3 years. He has a range of experience in the industry from working as a self-employed estate agent to being part of a team in some of the biggest estate agencies in the UK. He’s an excellent negotiator with a passion for people, and that shines through in his work as he consistently helps clients find their dream home over and over again.

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    Jay Brayna

    Junior Property Consultant

    Born and raised in Bedfordshire, with an abundance of customer service experience and a passion for architecture and interior design; Jay has joined our team as a junior property consultant in hopes to help you find your dream home.

Local area guide

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Bedford Local Area 

Bedford is a traditional English market town that’s changed and expanded a lot in recent years. It’s recently developed a much more cosmopolitan culture and offers something to people of all ages.

 Bedford has two train stations; Bedford Station and Bedford St Johns. Bedford Station is used by Luton and London commuters, reaching the capital city in an hour on average, though some trains are quicker than others. Luton Airport is easily accessed in just over 20 minutes using direct trains from Bedford.

Bedford has excellent state and private schools, and both are highly sought after. The Harpur Trust alone manages four independent schools within Bedford.

Bedford has a great retail presence with St Cuthberts Arcade, Greyfriars Arcade and The Arcade hosting many independent retailers. The Harpur Centre is home to over 30 national chain stores and food outlets, and The Howard Centre has a mix of over 14 different types of stores. Riverside Bedford is set on the beautiful banks of the river, with a cinema, restaurants and a hotel. 

Bedford has a rich history, with markets held on St Paul’s square since the 1500s. There are still several markets held here each week, including a Charter (general) Market, Farmers Market, a Handmade in Bedford Market, and a Bedford Gourmet Market.

John Bunyan was imprisoned in Bedford Gaol for 12 years in 1660, and this is where he wrote the famous The Pilgrim’s Progress, which is a significant religious, fictional work that is written as if in a dream. 

Near the centre of town and overlooking the River Ouse, is Bedford Castle mound; this is all that remains of Bedford’s medieval castle. The castle was a motte and bailey castle built after 1100, by Henry I.

There are plenty of places to keep active here with Bedford Rowing Club, Robinson Pool, the tropical Oasis Beach Pool and Bedford Bunyan Sports Centre. Bedford even has the world’s largest indoor skydiving venue; Twinwoods Adventure Centre.

Bedford has an increasingly diverse population, including one of the largest Italian communities in the country. This is reflected in the town’s food, with plenty of Italian restaurants, cafes and delis to enjoy, as well as various other cuisines. Popular restaurant choices include Pizzeria Santaniello (which opened in 1980), Vietnamese restaurant Que Huong, Thai Lagoon restaurant, and The Embankment, which is a mock-Tudor pub offering seasonal British food. 

Established in the Victorian era, Bedford Park has many traditional English features, including a bandstand and cricket pavilion. There’s also Robinson Pool (for outdoor swimming), a café (open in summer months), children's playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and a football field too.

Bedford is part of the London Commuter Belt, which means that it continues to grow and prosper, and this has led to more modern buildings being seen within the town. The Butterfly Bridge is a modern structure that crosses the River Ouse, and it was opened by Prince Charles in 1998.

South of Bedford are the Cardington Hangars, originally constructed in 1917 and originally used for building airships. They became used once more for training, for training, in World War II. More recently, they’ve been used to film movies such as Star Wars, Batman Begins, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and this lead to celebrities such as Johnny Depp being seen in Bedford town centre.

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Moby Rahman - Director

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