Farmer & Dyer - Sales

No 1 Prospect Street, Caversham
Reading
Berkshire
RG4 8JB

Estate Agents

Listed under:  Estate Agents
98% recommended   Rating Farmer & Dyer - Sales 9.6/100
348 reviews since 2009
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.6 /10 Overall Rating 9.6/10
Based on 348 reviews since 2009
 
 
 
Professional 9.6/10 Professional Rating 9.6
The firm acted professionally at all times

 
Knowledgeable 9.5/10 Knowledgeable Rating 9.5
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions

 
Friendly 9.6/10 Friendly Rating 9.6
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information

 
Helpful 9.5/10 Helpful Rating 9.5
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" I would say that the service we received from Farmer and Dyer was outstanding. Their knowledge was excellent and I never had to chase them for anything. I was happy with the price we received and felt...."   more
 
" Good regular friendly communication from all at Farmer & Dyer. Very good assistance to regularly chase up buyer & their slow solicitor. A good professional service."   more
 
" Farmer and Dyer are a local estate agent with a good reputation and whilst I hadn't purchased through them viewing and contact with them when I was originally looking to buy in the Caversham area as ...."   more
 
" I wouldn’t use any other estate agent in the Caversham area. Farmer and after are just wonderful"   more
 
About Us


Rated by Rightmove as the top selling agent in the RG4 postcode since 2017. Our prominent position in the heart of Caversham has provided the platform for our company to flourish since opening in 2001 and we have now moved well over 2000 clients. During this time the company has evolved steadily to become one of the most established and respected names in the local property arena.
     
 
Reputations are not built overnight
In Referenceline's view, this track record is more important than the ratings. Don't be impressed by a few old reviews which may not be representative.  Look for firms with a commitment to asking for feedback - good or bad - from their customers.  We recommend that you look for a track record of ratings and reviews in at least 9 of the last 12 months and that you should not be too concerned about an isolated negative review.  Ask the firm for their side of the story.
 


 
Code of Practice
Businesses have a legal responsibility to treat you fairly, but it's often hard to know what questions to ask or what standards to expect.  They are the experts and you should be able to rely on them to help you make decisions.  These questions explain the commitments that this business has made to follow a code of practice and they will help you understand what you have a right to expect.

 
Sellers: Ombudsman: 82%
SELLERS Did the firm show you evidence of their membership of an Ombudsman scheme to give you free, independent review of any complaints ? (eg is the Ombudsman logo shown on the sales particulars for your property?)
 
Sellers: Fees: 99%
SELLERS Did the firm clearly explain their fees, expenses & business terms and confirm this in writing (including email) before marketing your property?
 
Sellers: Buyer services: 79%
SELLERS Did the firm make clear whether or not they wish to offer other services (such as mortgages) to potential buyers of your property?
 
Sellers: Particulars: 98%
SELLERS Did the firm ask you to confirm the accuracy of the draft particulars before marketing your property?
 
Sellers: Viewing: 100%
SELLERS Did the firm agree the viewing arrangements with you and comply with these arrangements?
 
Sellers: Offers: 98%
SELLERS Did the firm confirm all offers in writing (including email)?
 
Sellers: Marketing: 77%
SELLERS Did the firm ask you whether or not the property should remain on the market after the offer was accepted. (n/a in Scotland)?
 
Buyers: Ombudsman: 64%
BUYERS Did the firm show you evidence of their membership of an Ombudsman scheme to give you free, independent review of any complaints ? (eg is the Ombudsman logo shown on the sales particulars for your property?)
 
Buyers: Marketing: 81%
BUYERS Did the firm tell you if the property was kept on the market after your offer was accepted, or was put back on the market later on. (n/a in Scotland)?
 
Buyers: Accuracy: 99%
BUYERS Did the firm give you accurate (i.e. not misleading) information about properties?
 
Buyers: Offer: 97%
BUYERS Did the firm accept your offer without attaching any conditions (such as that you should arrange your mortgage through them)?
You can see how many customers have said "Yes" in answer to each question, but please don't expect 100% in every case.  Nobody's perfect and some customers may not be completely sure about the answer.  It's more important that you understand these questions and discuss them with the business so that you both agree what good service means for you.  A responsible business will be happy to explain the details to you and it's always better to clarify these points upfront to avoid misunderstandings later on.
 


Most Popular Words
Reputations are about so more than just ratings. What are the words that customers tend to volunteer when a firm is mentioned? Do they mention particular people that work there?

advice 22
best 19
buyer 18
buyers 28
buying 23
calls 14
Caversham 15
chain 14
communication 18
confidence 14
contact 14
Damian 23
Dyer 122
estate 33
excellent 49
experience 23
extremely 24
F&D 28
Farmer 126
friendly 66
George 24
Good 64
great 32
happy 33
help 14
helped 18
helpful 90
highly 34
Honest 18
impressed 15
informed 30
knowledge 16
knowledgeable 21
local 28
looking 14
market 42
offer 18
process 65
professional 92
property 89
purchase 29
recommend 74
sale 68
sales 22
sell 29
selling 30
service 93
sold 26
team 38
viewings 25
These are the words most often used in the reviews for this business. Look for the names and comments that reviewers use most often. We count each word once per review.


 
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Review 12 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in SW13

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
Victorian terraced house near the University of Reading
 
Cost: £537000
 

"I would say that the service we received from Farmer and Dyer was outstanding. Their knowledge was excellent and I never had to chase them for anything. I was happy with the price we received and felt that it was probably in excess of sums that I might have received had I got with other perhaps less committed agents."
 
 

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Genuine Reviews:
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Team:
Damien Farmer
 
 
 


Review 10 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
3 storey town house / rear facing river & meadows Caversham location
 
Cost: £495000
 

"Good regular friendly communication from all at Farmer & Dyer.
Very good assistance to regularly chase up buyer & their slow solicitor.
A good professional service."
 
 

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Genuine Reviews:
We only publish images & captions that have been supplied by the business and approved by the customer, so you can be sure that they are genuine and respect the customer privacy.
 
Team:
Tom, Damian, Alex & George
 
 
 


Review 9 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in RG47
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
A two bedroom ground floor flat with garage and parking in Caversham, Reading.
 
Cost: £350000
 

"Farmer and Dyer are a local estate agent with a good reputation and whilst I hadn't purchased through them viewing and contact with them when I was originally looking to buy in the Caversham area as very good - hence the reason for choosing them for my sale.

They were always quick to respond to any queries whether on email or phone and I spoke to several members of staff going through the sales process and they were all aware of my sale and were all professional, friendly and helpful. I was also contacted with updates and feedback on viewings and never had to chase them.

Given that my sale took place during Covid, Farmer and Dyer followed all the protocols I would expect in terms of ensuring they and people viewing the property wore the appropriate PHE and limiting the number of people in the property at any point in time.

The property sold quickly and for a fair price.

Whilst my sale was progressing Farmer and Dyer also advised me on viewing and the market etc related to my onward purchase, which gave me a good understanding and insight and confidence for my own purchase."
 
 

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Team:
I spoke to most members of staff but it was George who handled most aspects of the sale
 
 
 


Review 9 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
End terrace in Emmer Green
 
Cost: £320000
 

"I wouldn’t use any other estate agent in the Caversham area. Farmer and after are just wonderful"
 
 

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We only publish images & captions that have been supplied by the business and approved by the customer, so you can be sure that they are genuine and respect the customer privacy.
 
Team:
Damian and Alex
 
 
 


Review 8 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
1930''s three bed semi detached in Caversham
 
Cost: £380000
 

"Farmer and Dyer helped us purchase our first house. George showed us the property; he was helpful, supportive and offered great local knowledge which helped us decide on the right property. The sales progression was efficient and communicative throughout and therefore we've since recommended F&D to friends and family in search of a new home."
 
 
Team:
George
 
 
 


Review 7 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
Extended 3 bedroom mid terraced house in Caversham
 
Cost: £405000
 

"Alex at Farmer and Dyer was extremely helpful with giving advice and tips for preparing our house for sale. All the team were very professional when conducting viewings and were in touch afterwards to give feedback. Alex was great on the negotiations which culminated in the acceptance of our buyer’s offer. Good support and liaison with our buyer and was given up to completion."
 
 

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Genuine Reviews:
We only publish images & captions that have been supplied by the business and approved by the customer, so you can be sure that they are genuine and respect the customer privacy.
 
Team:
Alex and Damian
 
 
 


Review 7 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
5 bed Semi detached
 
Cost: £765000
 

"Very helpful particularly during the COVID uncertainty."
 
 

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Genuine Reviews:
We only publish images & captions that have been supplied by the business and approved by the customer, so you can be sure that they are genuine and respect the customer privacy.
 
Team:
Damian and Alex
 
 
 


Review 6 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
2 bed Victorian terraced house in Caversham, Reading.
 
Cost: £335000
 

"Great service, responsive and friendly."
 
 

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We only publish images & captions that have been supplied by the business and approved by the customer, so you can be sure that they are genuine and respect the customer privacy.
 
Team:
George, Alex and Damian
 
 
 


Review 6 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in RG1
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
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Customer Review
 
Victorian mid terrace, 3 bedroom in the university area of reading
 
Cost: £575000
 

"Cant recommend Damian highly enough. He was accommodating for mulitple viewings and communicated proactively throughout the purchase process."
 
 
Team:
Damian
 
 
 


Review 15 Sep 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Reading

"All of the staff were very professional throughout the process and came back to us every time we had a query, even after the sale went through. They were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful about the local area and the property."
 
 
Team:
Damian, Alex and George
 
 
 


Review 15 Sep 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Emmer Green

"All of the staff were very professional throughout the process and came back to us every time we had a query, even after the sale went through. They were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful about the local area and the property."
 
 
Team:
Damian, Alex and George
 
 
 


Review 17 Jul 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
5 bedroomed Edwardian house in good residential street in Caversham.
 
Cost: £870000
 

"The sale of the property was undertaken with speed and efficiency. Communication was good and any phone calls were returned promptly.
Staff were very friendly, had good knowledge of local conditions and remained friendly and helpful throughout."
 
 

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We only publish images & captions that have been supplied by the business and approved by the customer, so you can be sure that they are genuine and respect the customer privacy.
 
Team:
Damian Farmer
 
 
 


Review 8 Jul 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 8/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4 bedroom detached house in Caversham, Reading
 
Cost: £755000
 

"F&D were very helpful throughout the process especially through Covid 19. Dropping off of the keys and contact was good throughout the process."
 
 
Team:
Damian, Alex
 
 
 


Review 8 Jul 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bedroom semi detached in caversham
 
Cost: £330000
 

"Really good and professional from start to finish"
 
 
Team:
Alex
 
 
 


Review 8 Jul 2020
Recommended by customer in Rg4
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
5 bedroom, Edwardian house in Caversham Heights
 
Cost: £870000
 

"Having previously viewed similar neighbouring properties, Damian contacted us and put us in touch with the seller as soon as the property was to be marketed. Throughout the process F&D conveyed all information with clarity and calmness. Although obviously acting for the seller, we felt that we could totally trust that the information supplied and that negotiations were fair for all parties - particularly important as the seller would also be our neighbour moving forward.

Having bought and sold through F&D on previous occasions, I would not hesitate to recommend them."
 
 
Team:
Damian Farmer
 
 
 


Review 2 Jul 2020
Recommended by customer in rg4
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Victorian Semi-detached house situated within close proximity to Reading Railway Station.
 
Cost: £425000
 

"We have recently purchased our first home through Farmer & Dyer. The firm was friendly, professional and provided regular updates throughout the transaction. We would recommend using Farmer & Dyer to buy/sell a house within the area.

"
 
 
Team:
Damian & Alex
 
 
 


Review 19 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
It was a 3 bedroom semi detached house.
 
Cost: £485000
 

"The experience was really good after I had got to the property viewing a bit late, Alex took her time and showed me around and and arranged further viewings.

The Negotiations went well and Alex managed to get the chain all in line for a pre Christmas moved which I was delighted to do."
 
 
Team:
Alex
 
 
 


Review 6 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
A 1950''two bedroom semi detached, with separate garage in a popular area to the north of Reading, close to a shopping precinct, primary and secondary schools and doctors'' surgeries. Easy access to Reading railway station, with regular fast trains to Paddington, London. There is also a very good RailAir link via the M4 direct to Heathrow.
 
Cost: £340000
 

"An excellent experience from the initial valuation through to completion? Offers were received within days of entering the market and one, £5,000 below the asking price, was accepted.

The whole process was dealt with in a very professional and friendly manner, whilt displaying a thorough knowledge of the local property market."
 
 
Team:
Tom Dyer, George, Alex
 
 
 


Review 4 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 9/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
A semi-detatched four bedroom Edwardian villa
 
Cost: £740000
 

"We're very happy with the service we received. Our purchase was of an older property which required a fair number of survey reports and inspections, and Damian and his colleagues were patient and helpful with these and with the consequent discussions with the vendors. We felt informed all the way through, and assisted with practicalities like key access and repeat viewings. They were also reassuring when we were waiting to get exchange and completion over the line. All in all they were a pleasure to deal with."
 
 
Team:
Damian Farmer
 
 
 


Review 27 Jan 2020
Recommended by customer in RG4

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 8/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 9/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 9/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between buyer and seller
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Detached house in Reading

"They were professional and responsive to all emails."
 
 
 
 

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