Selling a Property FAQs

We are a local, independent, family-owned estate agent you can trust. We have over 20 years’ experience of the property market in York and the surrounding villages and guarantee a truly personal, professional, honest, and dedicated home sale service, tailored to your exact requirements.

Unlike most local York agents, we are also partners of the Mayfair Office. This partnership enable us to showcase our listed properties to a wealth of national and international buyers. As the partner of choice for Relocation Agent Network, properties listed with us are exposed to a great source of buyers throughout the United Kingdom who are relocating to the York area.

You can rest assured that you are dealing with a reputable, professional, and well-connected firm when you choose to sell your home with us.

We promise to provide you with an honest, no obligation valuation of your property. With an in-depth knowledge of the local property market, we can offer an accurate market valuation and the best advice for selling your property in a realistic time frame.

As an independent agent, we are only recompensed when a property has completed so it is in our interest to provide an honest valuation that will lead to the sale of your property, rather than overvaluing to win the instruction.

Your property will be valued by our director, Ben Hudson, who is a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and we are a participating firm in the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme which means that we are fully regulated. Ben is also a Past President of the York and District Estate Agents and Valuers Association.

Our fee ranges between 1% and 1.25% depending on property value, type and tenure.

  • Good quality photographs, 2d and 3d floor plans and your property will feature on major property portals FREE of charge.
  • High profile local and national advertising. Unique exposure to ‘out of town’ buyers through our Mayfair Office membership.
  • An accompanied viewing service, seven days a week.
  • On-going communications to ensure you are always informed of our progress.
  • A regular review of marketing by our trained sales team, tailored to suit you and your property.
  • A dedicated negotiator to progress your sale, communicate with all parties and aid successful completion.
  • A donation will be made to local youth homelessness charity SASH for every property we sell as part of their ‘Home for Good’ campaign.

If you have the luxury of choosing when to put your home on the market, you will most likely want to put it up for sale at a time when demand for property is high to give it the best chance of selling. The most popular times of the year to sell a property are spring, early summer or the autumn. You should also be aware of what is going on in the housing market as well, both nationally and locally.

Do your research, one of the first and most important decisions you need to make when selling your home is how much you are going to sell it for. Firstly, you need to think about the local market. Look at what price similar properties to yours are selling for in your local area by looking in estate agents’ windows, on their websites, on property sites like Rightmove, OnTheMarket, Zoopla and Boomin.

You should get at least three estate agents to visit your property and give valuations, not just one. See our section below on choosing an estate agent to help you decide which three agents you should ask.