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An Estate Agent’s Christmas Carol

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents tells a heart-warming Christmas story. Scrooge had been trying to sell his house all year - but to no effect. He was fed up with cold winters and...

Is it simple commonsense?!!

Think about it. If you were going to employ someone to work for you, would you just accept they can do the job because they say they can and that they are the cheapest?  Or course not, you would want...

A Friend in the business

A Friend in the Business Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents takes a look ahead at the 2018 autumn/winter property market in the final months of the pre-Brexit period. Those of us who...

Swings and Roundabouts

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents looks at some of the many positives in the autumn property market. As we look forward to the autumn season in the 2018 property market the naysayers...

Beware of Estate Agents Bearing Gifts

Everyone, when selling a property, wants their estate agent to achieve the highest price in the shortest time for the minimum fee.  That’s human nature.  “However,” warns Peter...

The Housing Market Takes a Breather

Peter Illingworth has been taking a look at the Land Registry’s House Price Index and says, “From January to May of this year sale prices of houses in Ryedale have changed very little, but set...

The Art of Negotiation - 5

The property deal is agreed but not finalised, there is a willing buyer and a willing seller. Both sides have argued their points, compromised a bit, decided on a price and appointed solicitors. The buyer...

Avoid a Ball and Chain Contract

When instructing an estate agent it’s easy to overlook a very important part of their contract. An inexperienced seller can be beguiled by an unprofessional agent offering a tempting combination of a...