We are a fellow member of The National Association of Estate Agents (FNAEA), a professional body which endeavours to encourage high standards of professionalism in estate agency. We are also enrolled in the Ombudsman scheme for estate agents.
Welcome to this short insight into JK, we appreciate there are many other estate agents out there but we truly believe because of our exceptional, rooted and honourable staff we are different.
If we said we wanted to serve you to the best of our ability we would not be exaggerating but words are easily spoken, action often something else, not in our case.
Our business which has great presence in Sevenoaks town centre is large enough to be seen and to cope but small enough to care. On a financially sound footing, we have no borrowings, own our own commercial freehold and are able to spend money freely on the promotion of our clients properties without financial pressure. Inadvertently a firm or individual (who may be on targets) under pressure may not advise in the best interests of their selling clients but consider their own financial interests/targets first and this could be to the detriment of their selling client. Some estate agents arrange finance for applicants (buyers) through their ‘in house’ mortgage advisor and receive commission for doing so which could lead to a conflict of interest if they are also selling the house the applicants are interested in! Gladly that is not us!
Please do not think that because of our fortunate (through sheer hard work and some luck...the harder we work the luckier we get!) standing we are less motivated to achieve, on the contrary the reverse is applicable. We remain highly aspirational.
We are not content to be complacent and continue to strive to keep up the very high standard we have achieved so far. You can trust us to get the job done.
We work as a great team and with energy, headed by the proprietor, who after 41 years is still at the helm, ably supported by highly motivated, experienced staff who know what they are doing and who are exceptional in their respective roles.
We have no shareholders to please and no absentee owners.
We are extremely keen and interested in you, the still living founding father loves estate agency and this is mirrored by all his staff.
When you hire us you open the door to a professional, highly talented, capable, committed firm that cares and who will support you with honest advice throughout the whole process. We assure you we have your best interests at heart and we have the tools available to get your property to as wide an audience as any firm.
Our Modus Operandi is to obtain for you the highest possible price for your property in your required time scale. Unless instructed to the contrary we would like to draw your attention to the fact that we are uncomfortable in selling your property to the first applicant (buyer) through your door as we genuinely believe that in order to find you the right buyer at the best price you would be savvy in keeping your property available for a few days. There can of course be exceptions to this rule.
You will be glad to hear that we work hard to earn our commission and your final selling price is as important to us as it is to you.
We offer free, without obligation, valuations. We operate on a no sale – no fee basis, a sale being determined by exchange of contracts and completion.