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Kelvin Francis & Co was formed in 1978 in Cyncoed, when it was the only Estate Agency in the village. Kelvin, who is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, (FRICS), joined a firm well known at the time, called Lucas & Madley, immediately after leaving school, at age 18. At a young age he married and moved to Wrexham, where he worked for some years as a District Valuer for the Inland Revenue and has two daughters. Subsequently, missing personal interaction with the public, he joined a vibrant firm of Estate Agents in Abingdon, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), where he decided that was what he wanted to do. Subsequently, he worked for an estate agency in Cheltenham and then with his family’s practice in Cardiff, when the opportunity of the Cyncoed office arose. He set this up and was subsequently joined by Anthony Filice, also FRICS, in 1987 and who subsequently became a Partner. The firm has now been actively in practice for 44 years. Their enthusiasm hasn’t dimmed and they are very interested in progression, using the latest technologies, but believing very much in the importance of personal contact and service. They believe that personal service is lacking in so many areas of modern life and are dedicated to bringing it back. Over the years, Kelvin Francis Limited, have been awarded many accolades, as can be seen on their website, www.kelvinfrancis.com, the latest of which is the ‘Best Single Office Estate Agency in Wales’ award, from the ‘UK and International Property Awards’ organisation, the most prestigious in the industry. ‘Single Office’ could be misleading, because in additional to our Headquarters at 362/364 Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, which incorporates Sales and Rentals Departments, there is a second office in Lisvane, in the heart of the old village. This is being currently, extensively refurbished and we hope for it to be open in the near future. This will be in particular of service to Lisvane, including the extensive new developments taking place between Lisvane and nearby Pontprennau, but also the large residential areas of Llanishen and Thornhill.
Kelvin Francis Ltd. take pride in employing staff of exceptional quality, who fully support and maintain their ethos and provide a service, outstanding in their field.
Kelvin Francis Ltd. are interested in and undertake transactions in all sectors of the market, from the smallest ‘first time buyer’ properties to the £1,000,000 plus end of the spectrum. (In 1987 this firm were in fact, the first in Cardiff to sell a property for £1,000,000).
Their intelligent and empathetic staff will help in any aspect of sale or purchase, letting or renting and are readily and willingly available. Family life is important and of personal interest to us all and we are sensitive to family needs and hopes.
We are service orientated, not profit motivated and our success brings in itself sufficient reward.
By all means study our website and testimonials to help with your understanding of our ethos. It also contains much useful information.
The two Partners are Fellows of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) They and other Valuers are members of ARLA/ Propertymark (Association of Letting Agents,) NAEA/Propertymark (National Association of Estate Agents), The Guild of Property Professionals, Members of The Ombudsman Scheme, Members of RentSmart Wales.