How do you choose an estate agent for your North Yorkshire property?

With the latest Rightmove House Price Index recording a 15% increase in buyers enquiring about homes in January 2022 compared to January 2021, and house prices 7.6% higher than in January 2021, the early bird is catching the worm when it comes to marketing their homes.

If you’re considering a sale of your North Yorkshire home, one of the major talking points will no doubt be which estate agent to choose.

Excellent track record
Choosing a professional agent, with a track record in the area you are selling your home, is a must if you want to ensure your agent knows your property location and the local market well.

We offer over 40 years of experience in the North Yorkshire property market, covering the entire county with seasoned knowledge and a keen understanding of the nuances of property markets in towns, villages and cities in this part of the world.

"Nick Talbot and his team were excellent right from the start. Instructed Nick on the Monday, very professional photos and energy survey done on Tuesday, went 'live' on Wednesday afternoon on Rightmove, first viewing Friday (of several that weekend). Deal done and sold (STC of course) Tuesday at ASKING price. You don't need to under sell yourself to achieve this result but do be guided by Nick, he really knows his ' stuff '." MC

Communication is key when selling a home, both between you and your agent and between all concerned parties. Your agent should be comfortable and experienced dealing with prospective buyers, solicitors, conveyancers and anyone else who pops up in the process. They should be trusted to act in your best interests with all parties, upholding the trust you have placed in them to sell your home.

"Nick Talbot did an excellent job of marketing our property. He followed every lead tirelessly and went above and beyond in securing the sale with excellent communication between both parties throughout and helped the buyer and the seller overcome the many issues we faced along the way with his unquestionable experience. So often it’s the relationship between the parties that makes deals happen and Nick’s friendly and honest style makes dealing with him a pleasure. I would thoroughly recommend Nick and his team to anyone in the North Yorkshire area looking to sell their property as he has been the most diligent and truthful agent I have worked with and he delivers the results." CB

Every step of the way
An estate agent worth their salt will guide you through every part of the process, not simply look to get a sale. The house selling process has many aspects, and you’d be wise to choose an agent as comfortable with the minutia of the process not simply just the marketing of your home. It can sometimes be a stressful process, and an experienced guiding hand is essential.

"We would highly recommend using Jackson-Stops. The service we received was both professional and personal - Nick and the team could not have done more for us and guided us through the stresses of buying and selling seamlessly!" RD-C

Acting in your best interests
Whether you are always available or require an estate agent to sell your home when you’re not around, choosing an agent who will act in your best interests at every turn is a must. The trust you place in an estate agent is not easily won, but you will benefit in spades by choosing an agent with integrity.

"Nick of Jackson-Stops was extremely helpful in communicating between us and the Vendor. We were buying from overseas, and his support in virtual viewings and addressing programme and technical issues, was invaluable. We are extremely happy with our new house and remain on good terms with the vendors, who have also been very helpful with the transition of ownership." JH

Excellent marketing
Your estate agent is responsible for how prospective purchasers ‘see’ your home before they see your home. First impressions count, so professional photography, accurate information and well-written property particulars can be the difference.

"The brochure that was produced was high quality with excellent photographs. The service we received was highly professional. We were helped and advised every step of the way. I would not hesitate in recommending this first-class team." JW

We have a healthy social media presence, both locally, regionally and nationally with over 50,000 people following our national accounts – where properties from across the country are advertised – and more local followers on our Yorkshire accounts.

Google reviews is a great place to begin your search for an estate agent, as well as asking friends and family.

"Having just sold my property through Jackson-Stops, I can say whole heartily what an incredible service they provided for me. Nick and Lucie Talbot kept me informed every step of the way and were professional throughout. I can highly recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their property in the Yorkshire area." IM

We’d be delighted to discuss your individual requirements, talk about the local property market or give you seasoned property advice for whatever stage of the house selling process you are at. Please contact Nick Talbot:
01904 625033