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Julie Smith

Chartered Legal Executive

Residential Property

Julie aims to provide a friendly, no-nonsense service, to be approachable and deal with transactions efficiently, making the process as stress free as possible for her clients.

Julie has over 16 years' experience in residential property. She joined Girlings in 2005, starting in Commercial Property in Canterbury and transferred to Residential Property three years later. Julie is a qualified FCILEx (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives).

In December 2014 she moved to our Ashford office to join the expanding Residential Conveyancing team and became a key member of the team liaising throughout the conveyancing process with clients, other solicitors, estate agents and lenders. In October 2016 she moved to our Herne Bay office.

Julie offers a personal and pro-active conveyancing service and has been highly commended by many of her clients for the friendly and efficient services she provides.

In her spare time Julie enjoys dog walking, good food, reading and music as well as socialising with her family and friends.

Residential Property

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Julie and her assistant Anne-Marie kept me informed all through the process. Their help was invaluable. They gave me first class service! Thank you!
Jane Brady
Julie Smith and Girlings have been absolutely brilliant! Many thanks
Svetlana Ostalskaya
Julie and Ann-Marie have been amazing, very professional, efficient, prompt and personal. We'll definitely be returning. A great service at a great price.
Jeff & Tom
Your service was excellent and I have already recommended you to others.
Janet Monte & Andrew Smith
I was extremely satisfied from my first contact to completion.
Jane Thompson
I have bought and sold many properties but never have received such excellent service. The most important thing for me and the estate agents involved was Julie Smith's ability to communicate. She always replied or rang back. This removed 90% of the stress of moving.
Just superb service from Julie, 100%
Rev Ellis & Dr Beale-Ellis
Julie was professional, approachable and efficient
Mrs Travers-Hill
I have used Julie Smith's services 3 x over the past 4 years and will continue to do so. Always kept me informed and questions answered quickly.
As far as I am concerned the level of service was excellent, considering the pandemic we were experiencing.
Mr G Hake
We cannot fault you all, friendly and caring. Thank you. Very Happy.
Mr & Mrs Nye
Another successful transaction carried our for us by Julie. Very pleased with the service that we received.
Mr R Colyer
Julie, Ann-Marie and the team went over and above getting my ducks in a row! Quack! Quack!
Jane Brady
We were so grateful for, and pleased with, all aspects of your service
I would highly recommend Julie to all my friends and family.
Paulette Griffiths
Julie was very helpful and responded quickly to any queries. Thank you!
David Lamberton MBE
Julie Smith gave outstanding service
Mrs Elizabeth Worley
Julie and all the staff were exceptionally professional, both helpful, kind and understanding. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I shall certainly use them again in the future.
Very happy with all aspects of the service I have received, thank you. The pressure was taken away as I was finding it overwhelming. Sue Jull did an excellent job. Thank you also to Julie Smith for her help.
Always efficient and professional. Always recommend to friends and colleagues.
Maxine Raabe
We found this to be a very painless and straight forward procedure. We would certainly use your services again.
Tracy Soto & Hayley Firrell
Very friendly, professional approach throughout the whole process of business
Michele Coleman
Great service. We used Girlings in 2016 and again this year for our second house purchase and first house sale. Julie has been fantastic.
Jan Lars Schiefler & Wafaa Bennehhou
Good communication is key and I felt Julie was excellent whether postal, email or telephone
Stephen Diprose
Julie Smith was excellent from day one. Saw us through ups and downs (on our part) all the way through to conclusion. Really felt valued and cared for.
Michael & Wendy Carr
I was very impressed with your very efficient and friendly service and very much appreciated always being able to speak to you on the phone. Thank you.
Mrs Cook
We were really happy with the service Julie gave us and were kept up to date at all times. We would definitely recommend her services.
DJ Moffat & K Hougham
Julie Smith was at all times very helpful and efficient. Emails and telephone queries were always answered promptly. She also provided me with useful advice, being a novice house buyer/seller.
Mrs Long
Julie Smith was absolutely fantastic. She is and I am sure you agree a valuable asset to Girlings. I would and have highly recommended her. Thank you Julie.
Miss Clark
Once again we received excellent service on what turned out to be a protracted sale. We really appreciated that you were always available to speak to us, always replied to emails and were very helpful.
Mr & Mrs Cook
Nicely done at a difficult time for Mum.
Mrs Diplock
Being a first time buyer, Julie was fantastic at talking me through the process. She was very detailed in her response and helped me ensure the house purchase was as smooth as possible.
Ms Cole
Third time I've used Girlings. The experience dealing with Julie Smith is and always has been very reassuring and exceptional.
Mr & Mrs Sultan
I found I could get in contact with Julie Smith at any point of my proceedings. Julie and her team were friendly, informative, always there with me at every point of the purchase and in these times of uncertainty I was kept up to date every step of the way. I will definitely promote Girlings to my family and friends.
Maggie Yexley
A fabulous service from Julie under difficult circumstances.
Julie & her team were excellent, always happy & willing to help. She conducted herself in a very professional & friendly manner, which made things a lot easier to deal with at such a sad time.
Chris Deacon