ABODE is the creative brainchild of Giles Newby FNAEA, who has a keen eye on progressive and forward thinking marketing. Having run his own successful multiple award-winning agency in the Home Counties, Giles recognised an opening in the Tavistock area for a more vibrant, faster moving agency, one that is strong on image, creative with marketing property and with a wholly new fresh approach to the local property service industry. And how we have dramatically shaken up the market here since opening in 2014!
ABODE is wholly owned by Giles, but all staff are also Shareholders, giving them a keen interest in the business and therefore everything that they do for both sellers and buyers alike. We are not a franchise, nor are we part of a staid corporate chain, so for us it is as much about building our reputation as selling your property – and we are highly motivated to succeed in both. And, to succeed in the Tavistock area, where there are already some well-established agents, we knew from the start the we had to stand out. That’s the ABODE difference.
Open 7 Full Days a Week & Open Late
The fresh difference that ABODE brings can be seen in the modern approach we take with our marketing, not just for ourselves but for our clients’ properties too. One of the main aspects of our service that sets us apart from our professional competition is that we are the only agent to open 7 FULL DAYS A WEEK, with a minimum of 2 staff working, even on Sundays, enabling us to provide full viewings, offer negotiations and sales services.
Our clients tell us that the competition defend their being closed on Sundays by saying “If the buyer is serious they will ring us on Monday.” Not if they have bought YOUR house through us on a Sunday they won’t!
We have also brought extended opening hours to Tavistock. We are open/available from 8:30am to 8:30pm. We do that using Cloud-based office software, enabling us to access all buyer, seller and other data – including our diaries – enabling us to be available wherever we happen to be. So if we go to an appointment at 7pm, we can divert the office phone to our mobiles and therefore deal effectively with any enquiry, viewing, offer or client feedback remotely.
This flexibility in the way we work ensures we are always available when our clients and buyers need us most... including all weekend and into the early evening.
Why Choose ABODE?
- We are open 7 FULL days a week
– Saturdays and Sundays are great viewing, selling and letting days
- Minimum of 2 staff working on Sundays to enable first or second viewings
- Available from 8:30am to 8:30pm on weekdays
- All our staff, full or part-time, are Shareholder Owners and therefore have a level of interest, commitment and motivation not seen in other operations
- Largest local newspaper advertiser
- Friendly, personal service from industry qualified and approachable staff
- Over 85 associated offices selling for you too
- Sole agency fee BUT with multi-agency coverage
- The most prominent and impressive office in town, with window display space of over 75 feet
- Free drone aerial photography and videography plus walk-thru mini-videos for smaller properties