If you’re a business owner or know someone that owns a business, chances are you’ve been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic effect that it has had on large businesses globally has been catastrophic, so it’s no wonder that smaller independent businesses have also taken a big hit! #ShopNorthWales is a hashtag for Welsh businesses to support, promote, and recover together.
We’re extremely delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded the All Agents; Best Lettings Agent in Wales, Best Sales Agent in Wales and Best Overall Agent in Wales for another year!
In a fantastic effort from our Holyhead team and Land & New Homes Manager Penny we have raised a massive £1500 for St David’s Hospice, now merged with Hospice at Home. The office held an open day on the 5th of December where there were mince pies, mulled wine and music from a choir who sang between 2-4pm. There was a great turnout and many happy faces as we all got into the festive spirit.
Cedar Court is a new luxury development of exclusive apartments, located in the desirable location of Victoria Park, Colwyn Bay. Built with both convenience and opulence in mind, these 2-bedroom apartments command panoramic views of the Irish Sea. This impressive, sustainable development is significantly spacious and completed to an exceptional standard. With its striking interior profile and its chic style, Cedar Court Apartments are set for a flurry of interest.
We are serious about helping you with buying, selling, and letting your property out. If you are serious about getting your property on the market then there are a few things to consider before a photographer arrives. Elbow grease, a couple of hours of your time, and motivation are all that is required of you to make the most out of these pictures.
Staff members at Dafydd Hardy’s Holyhead branch have raised a fantastic £1,500 for Hospice at Home. The palliative care charity, which recently merged with St David’s Hospice, works to provide high-quality care to patients wishing to live out their final days at home. The palliative care charity, which recently merged with St David’s Hospice, works to provide high-quality care to patients wishing to live out their final days at home.
The inaugural ‘Team Irfon’ Christmas Concert was held last Friday, 7th December, 2018 at Bangor Cathedral. It was a sold out event, with no empty seats and a crowd of over 100 people watched the festive spectacle. Dafydd Hardy were proud to sponsor a fantastically festive event for a wonderful cause.
Alana Jones, who has worked for Dafydd Hardy for 8 years, is a seasoned property expert and a keen negotiator. From her early beginnings within the company, to her advancement into management, she shares with us her journey and just why she loves her career in the property sector.
Dafydd Hardy Estate Agents' Holyhead Office are looking forward to welcoming you all to a day of festive cheer, mulled wine, and the chance to win some fabulous prizes. Our Albert Street office are holding a festive event between 2pm and 4pm and any charitable donations made will be given to St David's Hospice, recently merged with Hospice at Home.
We are thrilled to continue our success by retaining our crown as ‘Best Letting Agent in Wales’, ‘Best Sales Agent in Wales’, and ‘Best Overall Agent in Wales’. This year we’ve also come 3rd as ‘Best-Overall Small Chain Agent in the UK’ all thanks to customer reviews.
This week saw the start of Gwynedd Business Week which kicked off with a great speech from Iwan Trefor Jones, Corporate Director at Gwynedd County Council.
We're proud to be sponsoring the Tenovus Cancer Care, Lovelight Christmas Concert at Bangor Cathedral on Thursday 8th December at 7:30pm.
Anglesey's southern coast is the perfect place to own a property. Its beautiful coastline offers plenty of opportunities for fun activities on the water as well as for enjoying stunning views across the Menai Strait towards Snowdonia's dramatic mountains. With its close proximity to Bangor and the A55 expressway, the area is convenient for days out beyond the island and for commuting to work, for shopping trips and leisure activities. Anglesey's southern coast is the perfect place to own a property. Its beautiful coastline offers plenty of opportunities for fun activities on the water as well as for enjoying stunning views across the Menai Strait towards Snowdonia's dramatic mountains.
The Dafydd Hardy App has been built to provide customers with accurate data based on location, information relevant to them such as a summary of the property and nearby facilities and amenities. The selected search criteria can be viewed easily and clearly on the Smartphone, in either in a list format or on a map. You can search for property by location, address, postcode or GPS and save properties into your ‘Choices’ as well as customising your own personal requirements thereby creating your own unique search…
We’ve been crowned the Best Sales Agent in Wales, Best Lettings Agent in Wales and Best Overall Agent in Wales for the second year running; voted for by you! With over 675 reviews, we must be doing something right! With 97% of our customers saying they’d recommend us to a friend, and 95% saying they were satisfied with your fees – we’re proud to be a local business in its 26th year. We also came 3rd as the Best Small Chain Agency for the whole UK, which is something we’re very proud of and have a sights on 1st next year!
Fel cwmni sy’n hyrwyddo ac yn dathlu iaith, diwylliant, busnesau, lleoedd a phobl Cymru – mae’r Eisteddfod yn agos at galon Dafydd Hardy. Mae’r wyl, sy’n rhoi cyfle i ni ddathlu ein Cymreictod drwy gerddoriaeth, dawns, llenyddiaeth, celfyddydau gweledol a llawer mwy, yn dod i Ynys Môn mis nesaf. Cynhaliwyd yr Eisteddfod gyntaf yn 1176, a heblaw am 1914 a 1940, mae’r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol wedi cael ei chynnal yn flynyddol yn y de a’r gogledd bob yn ail.
A little to the south of Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey is one of the island's absolute gems: Trearddur Bay. Words can't really do justice to the beautiful beaches of this bay. The soft, golden sand and the clear blue sea meet in a deep, pleasing-to-the-eye curve, offering panoramic views punctuated by the distinctive hump of Holyhead Mountain. It will come as no surprise that the area is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A personal friend, known by many within the company and friend of the business has sadly passed away today. Irfon Williams has fought tirelessly with cancer for a number of years, while also helping countless others by raising awareness and funds for the Alaw cancer unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd via the Awyr Las charity.
Dafydd Hardy staff got wet and colourful this weekend, helping out and taking part in this year's Hospice at Home Colour Mudder.
The attractive and peaceful seaside resort of Criccieth is steeped in history. In medieval times it was a stronghold of the Princes of Gwynedd, before its castle was captured and modified by Edward I. Later, in the Victorian era, Criccieth became a popular holiday destination - reflected in much of the local architecture, which still bears recognisably Victorian features.
Once again Dafydd Hardy, Director of Dafydd Hardy Estate Agents, has been invited to appear on Homes under the Hammer, one of TV’s most popular property shows. With many years of experience behind him and his team, Dafydd Hardy will be asked for his expert views on the property, Trem Y Don in Penmaenmawr, which is featured in the episode this Tuesday 17th January on BBC 1 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
This attractive little town has a little bit of everything: great places to eat and drink, beautiful scenery, a diverse selection of shops (everything from tiny independents to chain stores; buckets and spades to luxury tableware), all the necessary amenities, and a glorious coastline to explore. Porthmadog Sports Club is a popular venue for both sporting and musical events, and has in past years been the venue of a variety of music festivals including 'Miri Madog'.
When buying a property, every penny counts and there is often the temptation to economise and rely on a mortgage valuation report instead of commissioning a more thorough inspection. A mortgage valuation only provides a rough estimation of what a property is worth – it’s not a survey! The lender wants to know if the property is a safe security for the amount being borrowed. From a homebuyer’s perspective, this report should be viewed as a guide only and it is advisable to consider having one of the following surveys….
Anglesey's east coast offers a beautiful wildlife-rich coastline, plenty of opportunities for water sports, a rich history and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Here's our guide to five of the most popular locations along this stunning stretch of coastline.
The coastal village of Y Felinheli, between Caernarfon and Bangor on the northern Gwynedd coast, is a sought-after location for those seeking a home close to the water. With a great marina and the National Outdoor Centre for Wales (also known as Plas Menai) on the doorstep, the focus in Y Felinheli is very much on water sports. The coastal village of Y Felinheli, between Caernarfon and Bangor on the northern Gwynedd coast, is a sought-after location for those seeking a home close to the water.
If you're selling or letting a property in the UK, you need to have an Energy Performance certificate (EPC), which should be available to anyone interested in buying or renting the property. When you sell your property through Dafydd Hardy, its EPC can be viewed by interested parties on your property's description page at our website or on the sales particulars.
Could you find the property of your dreams - or make a quick and lucrative sale - at a Dafydd Hardy property auction?
Patrick Higgins, one of the professional photographers at Dafydd Hardy Estate Agents, has been announced as the runner-up in the 2016 RICS Infrastructure Photography Competition. Patrick entered a photograph he took of the Medway Crossing, taken during one of his trips to the Rochester area. His picture, along with the winner, will be featured in a VIP exhibition at the RICS headquarters in London starting on the 18th April - the images will then be auctioned for charity. Dafydd Hardy said “Patrick’s pictures never cease to impress me and I’m glad his work has been formally recognised by the RICS - he's a core part of our professional photographer’s team and a pleasure to work with.
Whether you're looking for an outlet for your own creative skills or want a fun way to keep your little darlings entertained during the school holidays, you can't beat a good craft project! The result is a garden decorated with totally original works of art that are quick and easy to make and which can work out cheaper than buying ready-made. All you need is some inexpensive art materials (available at hobbycraft.co.uk) and a bit of imagination...
If you're a keen gardener, sometimes when you're buying a new property the garden is almost more important than the house! We've hand-picked five properties currently in our portfolio that have outstanding gardens, for the benefit of our more green fingered readers...
Dafydd Hardy have been awarded silver Lettings Agency, Wales, at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards 2016 in association with the Sunday Times and The Times and sponsored by Zoopla Property Group.
AllAllgents.co.uk is the UK’s largest customer review website for the property industry. With over 163,500 reviews, it’s allows you to get a true picture of what people really think about local agents. Unlike many other estate agent review sites, their site is open to anyone and doesn’t work on an invitation only basis. We invite all customers to leave reviews, good or bad, in order to help us achieve our goal of delivering the best possible customer service levels.
This week we were announced as TRIPLE gold award winners in the All Agents 2016 Awards. Coming top as the Best Overall Agent in Wales, Best Sales Agent in Wales & Best Lettings Agent in Wales, voted for by our customers! With over 300 reviews we must be doing something right, as 97% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.
"Interesting times ahead, and how this will affect Welsh property. Time will tell, but there will clearly be uncertainty in the property market. However, moving forward we must now adopt a positive attitude and accept the vote of the people." Mr Dafydd Hardy, MRICS
Football coach, player, marathon runner and property hot-shot – meet Luke Pollitt! Luke Pollitt is known to most as the Branch Manager of our Bangor office. But few people will realise how much adventure this young man has enjoyed before acquiring his latest role.
Even tiny gardens can be transformed into beautiful 'outdoor rooms' that are a pleasure to relax in day and night. And if you have a large garden, a small part could be sectioned off to create an area bursting with colour, texture and light that will provide a beautiful seating and dining area for warmer evenings.
A local company has used a community facility in Y Felinheli in order to develop the Welsh language for its staff and to extend the level of service through the medium of Welsh to its customers. A positive step forward worthy of praise, according to Sian Gwenllian, Plaid Cymru Councillor for the area.
This St Davids Day saw our Holyhead office hit Rhosneigr’s beaches in support of Keep Wales Tidy and their new #SpringCleanCymru campaign. Dafydd Hardy and other members of the community welcomed in spring by clearing the area of any rubbish or waste, celebrating Wales’ patron saint day with a touch of class.
Recent press articles have again been stressing the importance of preparing your home for sale, particularly in the difficult market conditions we are currently facing. Presenting your home in its best possible light is known as ‘Home Staging’.
Dafydd Hardy’s web traffic between Boxing Day and the new year increased by a massive 180% compared to the days running up to Christmas. It seems the endless cold turkey sandwiches and Monopoly marathons have given consumers the appetite for home buying. There was also increased activity on New Year’s Day, with many potential buyers seeking to cure their sore heads by browsing the Dafydd Hardy website.
Colin at our Menai Bridge office passes his NAEA Technical Award in Residential Sales! We aim to be your local property experts, and fully invest in our staff to make sure they have all the tools to give you the best possible advice. Why not give Colin a call on 01248 711 999 and see how he can help you.
Dafydd Hardy Estate Agents has announced that it will be sponsoring this year’s Awyr Las charity 1 mile family fun run, taking place alongside a 5k run for elite and novice runners within the beautiful grounds of the National Trust’s Plas Newydd, Anglesey, on Saturday 5th September.
Over £5,000 of the total raised came from the sports memorabilia auction, with Dafydd acting as auctioneer for the evening. Items auctioned included shirts signed by Sam Warburton and the British Tour de France team.
At the end of May, our director Dafydd Hardy will be raising money for local children's charity Gafael Llaw - by being thrown into Conwy Marina during the All Wales Boat Show and being rescued by a pair of giant Newfoundland dogs! If you'd like to make a donation, please click to go to Dafydd's Just Giving page.
A new Bill to regulate the private rental sector has recently been introduced by the Welsh Assembly Government. If you are a landlord - and it doesn't matter whether you have one property or a hundred, or whether or not you manage the property yourself or use an agent - this legislation will affect YOU, and failure to comply could lead to fines. Read on to find out more about the new rules and how they affect Welsh landlords.
Local campaigner and fundraiser, Irfon Williams, officially opened the new Dafydd Hardy office on Bangor High Street on Friday (6 March).
As property prices continue to rise there is a greater risk that buyers will cut corners when it comes to surveys, warns Dafydd Hardy Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors. More buyers will rely on a mortgage valuation rather than order a Homebuyer Report or a full Building Survey when purchasing a home.
If you're buying, selling or letting a coastal, lakeside or riverside property in North West Wales, Dafydd Hardy should be the first estate agent on your list.
Local independent estate agent, Dafydd Hardy from Gwynedd & Anglesey has been re-affirmed as their area’s Local Expert by Relocation Agent Network.
We've all heard the jokes about estate agents, but have you ever considered what it's really like to be a sales negotiator for a property business like Dafydd Hardy? In this article we'll take a look at what our sales negotiators' jobs entail, and then meet each of them to find out their opinions of the role.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But when it comes to selling your property, a good photo can be worth many thousands of pounds. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But when it comes to selling your property, a good photo can be worth many thousands of pounds.
Dafydd Hardy Lettings & Property Management have recently seen a rise in the number of potential tenants but a fall in the number of available rental properties. This has been confirmed by a recent survey conducted by Home Sale Network amongst its members.
Friday 15th November sees individuals and businesses all over the UK doing their bit to help the BBC's annual Children In Need event, which aims to raise money to help 2,600 projects all around the country support children. Children In Need's vision is to enable children around the UK to have a childhood which is safe, happy and secure, and allows children their chance to reach their potential.
Relocation Agent Network is the new name for the national network of independent estate agents, formerly known as Home Sale Network. The new name redefines the Network’s focus as an organisation of relocation specialists and reflects the scope of services that each member offers their customers.
The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is now part of the larger Wales Coast Path. The Friends are a group of diverse individuals who came together more than ten years ago through a shared appreciation of the very special character of Anglesey’s Coastal Path and beaches, and with a desire to enhance this coastal environment in whatever ways we can. We want to publicise the path’s unique attractions so that many more may be as lucky as we are and discover this special place and share in the joy of it.
In the days when a 'spring clean' meant cleaning away sooty residues after having the fire burning throughout the winter, housewives usually didn't have the same array of commercial cleaning products at their disposal that we do today. Instead, they raided their kitchen cupboards and came up with some pretty effective cleaning products of their own.
With New Year’s resolutions in full swing (or falling completely by the wayside in my case), we take a look at the most popular house-related New Year’s resolution and its potential impact on the value of a property...home improvement.
Where does the year go? It may seem only five minutes since you were pruning your roses and mowing your lawn, but as the leaves begin to fall, the evenings draw in and the days become chillier, it’s time to start looking forward to Christmas, with all its heart-warming traditions. One of the most enduring of these is the Christmas wreath, and Menai Bridge is fortunate enough to have two inspiring florists, keen to deck your door with the very best of wreaths this year.
Dafydd Hardy, Director of Fine and Country North Wales is delighted to announce that Fine & Country has created history by winning the 5 star gold award for ‘Best Real Estate Agency Marketing UK’ for the fourth year running at the International Property Awards 2012. Despite being only 10 years old, Fine & Country has again surpassed long established estate agencies with its innovative use of tailored marketing tools and approach to lifestyle marketing.
STAMP duty could be scrapped in designated areas to encourage investment and development in more deprived areas of Wales, according to a leading North Wales estate agency.
A family is enjoying life in their first home this month, thanks to Dafydd Hardy and a new first-time buyer scheme. Michelle Holroyd and Gwyn Jones, together with their two-year-old son Osian, are the proud new owners of a house in Penygroes near Caernarfon.
We have celebrated our 21st anniversary by opening a new flagship office in the centre of Llangefni. We have moved to bigger, better premises on Bridge Street, opposite the recently renovated Town Hall, and taken on an extra member of staff to meet growing demand.
An island and historic boathouse in the Menai Strait will come up for auction sale with Dafydd Hardy later this month. Ynys Bach and its attached Ynys Faelog Boathouse is believed to be the only freehold property in the Strait, with other islands owned by the Crown Estate and occupied via long lease.
A surge in the demand for rented properties across north Wales has led to the expansion of a leading estate agent.
A North Wales estate agent is bringing together industry experts in an event aimed at helping first time buyers onto the property ladder.
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