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We always hope that our clients were happy with the service we provided them whilst selling their Kennels and/or Cattery. We are also happy to help and advise buyers, as these testimonials outline. Here are some of our recent testimonials:

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"I would like to thank you very much for all the help you gave me with my recent sale.  Your personal experience with kennels made a lot of difference to the whole process, and your hardwork and exceptional patience were much appreciated.  I would certainly recommend your services - thank you."

Linda Adams

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"Before meeting Peter we had had our property on the market for a number of years without much luck. When a potential buyer was found it was the start of a long and troubled negotiation.  Peter was very professional and patient, he kept us informed throughout and helped us achieve the sale. His fees at the end were almost negligible compared to the amount of work he put into this transaction for us. We can't thank him enough."

Haydn and Jean Lane

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 "I would like to say thank you for the excellent service you gave on selling my kennels and cattery.  Your in-depth knowledge was invaluable, especially as a kennel owner yourself.  You kept in regular contact with support, advice and guidance, even after hours.  Your honest advice and expert help with the liaison with buyers and solicitors enabled the (not always smooth) sailing of the purchase.  I would highly recommend you to anyone, whether they are buying or selling a kennels/cattery business."

Linda Harvey Major

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"We would highly recommend this Agency.  From the moment Peter Reed visited our kennels to make a valuation and offer advice on our forthcoming sale we found him straightforward, plain speaking, honest and extremely helpful.  Peter has an in-depth knowledge of the kennels & cattery business as a current proprietor of a kennels and having run his Agency for many years.   His experience is invaluable and he was on hand with good advice for both us the Vendors and for our prospective purchaser.   He matched us with a purchaser before the Sales Details had even been completed – you can’t ask for more than that.  A big thank you to Peter and his team for all their help and support."

Tracy Ayoul

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"I would like to thank Peter Reed and his team for constant support to bring the sale of my boarding kennel and cattery to a successful outcome.  There were complications at times, the sale became fraught and difficult but Peter was available, even after hours, to deal with calls, emails and offer support and advice.  Peter was the negotiator between the parties and remained calm and with his help nurtured us all through the process!  

I would recommend highly Peter Reed at Kennel Sales, for my purchase 11 years ago and supporting us in my recent sale. "

Michelle Hamilton

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"I both bought and sold my kennels through Peter Reed at Kennels Sales, and from both sides of the fence found him to be extremely helpful and honest.  He talked me through every stage of each transaction and I found his in-depth knowledge of the market and the kennels business invaluable.  After initially buying the business, Peter was always on hand to answer any questions I had regarding the day-to-day issues of kennelling – as a kennel owner himself he has a wealth of experience to draw on.  When I decided to sell, his advice on values was spot on, and he was rigorous in vetting prospective viewers so that I didn’t waste time on anyone who was simply ‘sight-seeing’.  He steered the sale through some fairly choppy waters, and kept a calm and reasonable manner throughout.  I would highly recommend Kennel Sales to anyone thinking about buying or selling a boarding business."

Shawn Ward

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"A big THANK YOU to Peter and his team at Kennel Sales for providing an excellent professional service.

We bought our kennels and cattery through Kennel Sales.  Peter advised and guided us through the whole purchasing process, giving us novices to the industry his knowledge from owning a successful kennels.  It only seemed appropriate when the time came to sell our business to use that expericence again.  From the first point of contact to completion, Peter was on hand to answer any queries and to listen to us.  His liaison with the prospective buyers, their solicitors and ours, ensured a smooth seamfree sale.  

Thank you for keeping our stress levels to a minimum by offering your calm, confident approach to kennel sales."

D & J Robinson

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 "Mary and I would like to thank Kennel Sales for assisting with the sale of our business. Peter Reid facilitated the transaction at every stage and without his involvement it is unlikely the sale would have progressed. Peter's wealth of experience, knowledge of the industry and the contacts he has, proved invaluable. His approachability and contactability made the transaction as painless as possible and we would have no hesitation in recommending Kennel Sales to anyone contemplating selling or buying a kennels business."

Phil and Mary Spivey 

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"We first came across Peter at Kennel Sales in June 2013, whilst we were looking at kennels to buy.  Although we had dealings with other agents, Peter's contacts were far more useful.  After a short time Peter put us on to the kennels that we now own.  Throughout the whole purchase Peter was more than helpful, he gave us a lot of sound advice, and was always available at any hour, including late evenings and weekends, he even kept us informed whilst he was on holiday in USA.  All of our calls were returned and emails answered.  Kennel Sales excels above the rest due to the fact that Peter and his wife also run a successful kennels themselves.  He was especially useful when we lost faith with our own agent. I genuinely believe that Peter's advice at that time kept our chain complete.  Through Kennel Sales we were introduced to Howard Abrahams from St James Place, a first class financial adviser, who regularly appears in the Kennel and Cattery magazine.  Nine months after purchasing the kennels Peter is still available for a chat and advice.  He still shows an interest in us and is keen to know how we are getting on. In short we would thoroughly recommend Kennel Sales, and the decision to purchase our kennels was the best decision we have ever made."

  Simon & Sarah Parsell

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"My wife and I decided to sell our kennels and cattery after 21 years of ownership. Initially we tried selling, without success, with another company. So we turned to Peter for help, and he and his team really pulled out the stops at a difficult time in the market. However, he did a tremendous job working on our behalf and we got a buyer and sold in April 2014. Not only did he work hard for us but we consider him a true friend and still keep in touch."

Barry & Sue Lloyd

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"My wife and I have just sold our kennels through Kennel Sales and have been very pleased with the service we received from Mr. Reed and his staff. Mr. Reed is very knowledgeable, not only about the sales of kennels but also about the running of boarding kennels as he and his wife run a very successful one of their own. It took quite a time to sell our kennels, but that was because of the current market being slow, but from start to finish Mr. Reed was there with support and advice. Mr wife and I would like to thank Mr. Reed and his assistant Janet for all of their help and support."

Phil & Joan Stevens

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"I would like to thank Kennel Sales for your help in selling my cattery. In the current difficult market your help and advice was much appreciated, and the fact that you kept me informed at each stage and always returned calls promptly was very reassuring. With your in-depth knowledge of the boarding industry, from both the estate agent’s and the proprietor’s point of view, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone considering selling (or buying) a boarding business."

Mrs H Brocklehurst

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"Just a short note to say thank you for your help in the marketing of our boarding kennels. It's reassuring in these days to find an agent who is honest about the state of the market and is not trying to find new ways of making money out of their clients. An example being up front fees and unrealistic values. Once again, thank you for your help and honesty, Kind regards"

J K & C R Marples

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"Kennel Sales successfully sold my kennels and cattery business. Peter has a wealth of relevant knowledge to really help both buyers and sellers. He always keeps you informed following a viewing. Peter was outstanding during the sale, ensuring action takes place, and that everyone is up to date at any point in time. Also reassuring you when things may be taking their time."

Julie Fielder

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"We used the services of Kennel Sales when buying our boarding kennels in 1989, and again in 2012 when we sold. We have found the service, help and advice exceptional. Both Peter Reed and his assistant helped in all aspects of the purchase and later sale, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them. In fact this is why, when we decided to sell after over 20 years, Kennel Sales was the obvious choice."

Mr. & Mrs. Wragg

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"We dealt with Kennel Sales in 2003/2004 when we bought our boarding cattery and again in 2012 when we sold the cattery. On both occasions we found Peter to be incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and extremely professional. Whatever our query or concern, Peter was always there and always had time to answer our questions or put our minds at ease. When we sold our property in 2012, there was quite a large hiccup and Peter helped us and advised us all the way through - even whilst on his holidays in America - and he remained calm while we were going through a very stressful time"

Alison Hamlin

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'Just a short note to thank Kennel Sales for all the efforts made by your office in helping us sell our boarding kennel business. With the benefit of your advice, based on your combined knowledge of estate agency and the practicality of running a boarding business, everything progressed smoothly. It was also reassuring to know that our calls would always be returned, including at the weekend or in the evening.'

S.P. & B.H.

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'We recently sold our kennel business through KENNEL SALES and wish to convey our thanks for the excellent service we received.

In the past we have used other estate agents to sell properties (including a different kennels) but without a doubt this was by far the best service we have every received.

Peter Reed (proprietor of 'KENNEL SALES') provided a fantastic service ensuring that the marketing of our kennels was effective and confidential - all interested parties were checked carefully to be sure they were genuine before details were disclosed - we had absolutely no 'time wasters' and feedback was provided promptly.

Once we had accepted an offer, Peter took all the hard work out of the sale by liasing with the buyers and their solicitor and providing regular progress reports. We were leading very busy lives and Peter ensured we were kept up to date by email or telephone - even at evenings and weekends!

Having an expert to hand was invaluable - not only does Peter know the estate agent business inside out he is also an expert in the kennels and cattery industry, so was able to offer invaluable advice at all stages of the purchase. We sincerely believe we could not have managed without KENNEL SALES at the helm, and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone contemplating selling their kennels in the future.'

Ian & Kathy Powell

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"We have used Kennel Sales on three separate occasions. We have found their service to be thoroughly professional. Phone calls are returned promptly and solutions are offered to overcome difficulties. The last occasion proved to be particularly difficult due to prevailing market conditions and Kennel Sales were very helpful in seeing a long process through to the final conclusion. With an intimate knowledge of the boarding industry, we would have no hesitation in recommending their services to future vendors or indeed purchasers."

John & Sally Weston

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"Just a short note following the sale of our kennels. When we first discussed the sale, you provided excellent professional advice re the timing. You visited us quickly, whilst we provided some photographs, you took some excellent photographs (notwithstanding that it was in the winter months) and provided a first class sales brochure. Over the ensuing months we kept in regular contact, and you provided feedback re the various interested parties. Once a purchaser had been found, progress was swift and you provided on-going advice re questions raised, and the overall experience re the sale went well. As you know, I have a considerable amount of knowledge re the other agents selling kennels and catteries, and Kennel Sales are the best in the market. You provided us with confidence that we would sell and achieve a very good price in a very difficult market. Thank you."

The Grant Family

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"We are writing to express our thanks and gratitude for all your help in selling our cattery, Cherry Tree Cattery.We had previously tried to sell the cattery using a normal business estate agent who had no idea about prices or the running of a cattery. As soon as you visited us you were able to access the value of the cattery, through size, turnover etc. This was due entirely to your knowledge of the kennel and cattery business as a whole. We would recommend you to anybody thinking of selling or buying a cattery."

Mr & Mrs Sadler

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"I would like to thank you and your team for the brilliant service you provided for me when it came to selling my boarding kennels. From the first point of contact to the completion of the sale, the whole procedure was handled extremely efficiently and I would warmly recommend Kennel Sales to anybody who is looking to buy or sell a kennels or cattery in the future. First Class!!!!"

Mr Ede

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"Thank you for your assistance in selling our Quarantine and Boarding Kennels.We wanted a quick sale and you responded promptly and your team soon had the particulars circulated to the registered buyers on your books. Your advertising and promotion produced a high level of interest and viewings by (mostly suitable) potential buyers.We soon had a number of interested parties and an offer which you were able to negotiate to a level which was acceptable to us. Over the subsequent weeks you kept both parties abreast of developments and kept the deal alive addressing the concerns of the buyers. Selling in a difficult market was never going to be easy and although the contract took longer to sign than expected you prodded things along to a successful conclusion offering sound advice to us along the way."

BN and EJN

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"I would like to thank you and your team for selling my Boarding Kennels and Cattery. I can't praise them enough for: Returning phone calls!! Amazing Keeping me updated. Finding a buyer so quickly and making a notoriously stressful process as easy as they could. Thanks to all."

Ms Goodacre

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"Just wanted to say thank you for your professionalism, your perserverance and all the hard work you and your team put into selling our Boarding Kennels & Cattery. We appreciate how easy and convenient you all made things for us, making the experience so much easier than it could have been! It was very nice to actually speak to a human not an answering service, you and your staff have been so helpful during the whole selling process, as we would recommend you to anyone who wishes to sell their business"

Mr & Mrs Mercer

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We are also happy to help and advise applicants, as these testimonials outline:

"We first came across Peter at Kennel Sales in June 2013, whilst we were looking at kennels to buy. Although we had dealings with other agents, Peter's contacts were far more useful. After a short time Peter put us on to the kennels that we now own. Throughout the whole purchase Peter was more than helpful, he gave us a lot of sound advice, and was always available at any hour, including late evenings and weekends, he even kept us informed whilst he was on holiday in USA. All of our calls were returned and emails answered. Kennel Sales excels above the rest due to the fact that Peter and his wife also run a successful kennels themselves. He was especially useful when we lost faith with our own agent. I genuinely believe that Peter's advice at that time kept our chain complete. Through Kennel Sales we were introduced to Howard Abrahams from St James Place, a first class financial adviser, who regularly appears in the Kennel and Cattery magazine. Nine months after purchasing the kennels Peter is still available for a chat and advice. He still shows an interest in us and is keen to know how we are getting on.In short we would thoroughly recommend Kennel Sales, and the decision to purchase our kennels was the best decision we have ever made."

Simon & Sarah Parsell

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"We had been looking for a kennels and cattery for over a year when we found Peter Reed and Kennel Sales. Despite us being the buyer, and in essence Peter working for the sellers, we always felt Peter was honest, helpful and fair to us as buyers. As first time kennel purchasers Peter was very supportive and helpful in guiding us through the process. To be honest, we didn't always like the honest truth about the market and mortgage situation but Peter was always right and so the information helped us bring our dreams into reality. Our experience of other kennel vendors and agents was far less helpful and so eventually we focused our search only through Peter as we knew we could rely on his valuations and support in the process. Even post the sale going through Peter remained available for help and support and we remain very pleased we went through Kennel Sales and Peter, and would highly recommend him to both sellers and buyers."

J. & M. Adams

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"As recent purchasers of a Kennels and Cattery business offered by Kennel Sales, we wanted to thank you for your efforts relating to our purshase. Despite the fact that you were of course acting for your client, the vendor, we felt that your patience, advice and expertise during some difficult negotiations and in a very niche area of property sales, were invaluable..........we really appreciate all of your help, which has been ongoing post sale too. Although we don't envisage selling anytime soon, as we are delighted with our purchase, we would not hesitate to instruct you to market our property. We wish you all the very best for 2013 and beyond."

Mr & Mrs Farrant

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